I go to Avignon every July for the festival and for the past 10 years or so I have always stayed in the hotel zone in Le Pontet. I like the fact that it is less than 10 minutes to the city, but also it is right next to the Avignon Nord shopping mall and a large number of restaurant options, from Chinese buffet to steakhouse to seafood to KFC. The shopping mall zone is huge with no fewer than 3 exits along the main road, but once you get the hang of it, it is all very easy to navigate.
I have always liked the B&B chain which is just a tiny step up from the other similar chains like the Accor or Louvre Hotels options -- I have stayed in nearly every place in Le Pontet. It is just over 50€ a night while the others are just under, but I don't mind paying for a tiny bit more quality. I also like the breakfast buffet which has scrambled eggs and (limp) bacon, which is something that the other places do not offer. Even though I never eat that at home, I like to have different things when I am on the road.
There is also a B&B Avignon 2 in the same zone, due to the fact that B&B took over most of the hotels of the former Villages Hôtels chain. The other one is a tiny bit cheaper and some people might prefer it, because its rooms are on a indoor corridor, while the B&B 1 has an outer walkway -- just a case of personal preference.
One thing that is disappointing in all of these hotels is the low speed internet, but that's because I am constantly uploading pictures and become quite impatient. For normal internet use, the speed is adequate.
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