Coming from Geneva, we decided to stay on the French side in Bourg-en-Bress, hotels there being a lot less expensive than in Geneva. The Best Western did not disappoint. We had reserved the room the night before, and our room was ready for us when we arrived early at 3 PM. Reception was very friendly in spite of our language differences. Neither my French nor her English were very good. But we managed to clear up the parking situation. 10 euro's for a place in the hotel's garage, or 2 euro's in a public spot in front of the hotel (from 7PM till 9:30AM parking is free). We chose the latter. The building is old, and has a wonderful large staircase with uneven wooden and creaky stairs. The elevator is very small. Our party consisted of three adults, and we had to take several trips to get ourselves and our luggage to the second floor. Note that the elevator stops between floors, so you still have to lug the luggage up or down a flight of stairs. The room was delightful and airy. Good beds, tall windows that opened onto the Place Bernard and a view of the old cathedral, marble mantle and fireplace. Two closets, desk, tv, mini bar, a "welcome" small container of Pringles. The bathroom was large, good tiles, bath and hand shower. The bath is rather narrow. The reason I'm giving this hotel only 4 stars is that the hot water was only tepid. When mentioned to the receptionist, she seemed surprised and would inform the manager. I also found the buffet breakfast not quite up to the price of 13 euro's per person. It has some nice extra's, but the eggs and ham were rather dried out. Nice choice of teas and little teapots. Tiny dishes for your jams; there were applesauce and hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits, croissants and cereals.
When we arrived in the afternoon, Place Bernard was bustling with people, sitting around the large fountain. Church bells ringing. Small streets full of little boutiques and people shopping. But at night all is quiet. We slept very well!
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