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Located in the heart of historic La Rochelle, this hotel is set in a 16th century building just a 5 minute walk from the Old Port and local market. Hôtel François 1er offers free unlimited WiFi and a 24-hour reception.

All room at Hôtel François 1er are spacious, and feature a design and cosy décor inspired by the themes of rock, movie, painting, graffiti or photography. They are fitted with a TV, and come with a private bathroom.

Various facilities are available at the property such as the room service, a bar lounge, and a chill out area. Upon prior request and at an extra cost, guests can park their car in the property's secure parking located in the city centre.

The hotel is within walking distance from several shops, restaurants and lively bars. Hôtel François 1er is also close to attractions such as the Aquarium, the Natural History Museum, the city's parks and beaches.

La Rochelle Train Station is conveniently located 1.2 miles from Hôtel François 1er.

This is our guests' favourite part of La Rochelle, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Hôtel François 1er has been welcoming guests since 26 Jun 2009.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of La Rochelle, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Breakfast info


Private parking at the hotel


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Room type
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 single bed
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • can I book in tonight at about 11pm?
    Good afternoon, our reception is open 24H/24. Best regards.
    Answered on 13 May 2022
  • Hello we are looking to book your superior family room could you tell me how many bedrooms/beds are in this room? As we are two adults and two child
    Hello, thank you for your interest to our hotel. Our Superior Family room are always composed of one double bed (160 cm) and two single beds (90 cm). ..
    Answered on 7 January 2022
  • We are hoping to stay with you tomorrow (Thursday 18th). Is there secure parking available. Thanks
    Good evening, Our hotel offer a private and secure parking within the establishment. The extra charge is 15 € per night. Best regards, Alice - Reception
    Answered on 17 November 2021
  • Do you charge extra for pets?
    Hello, Dogs are welcome is our hotel. There is an extra charge of 8€ per day and per pet. Best regards.
    Answered on 28 April 2023
  • is it possible to reserve parking with ev charging point?
    We do have a classical plug to charge your car in our private car park. I remain at your disposal. Kind regards
    Answered on 18 April 2023
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Facilities of Hôtel François 1er
Most popular facilities
Private parking
Family rooms
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
Room service
24-hour front desk
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs € 20 per day.
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
  • Room service
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Visual aids: Braille
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

House rules

Hôtel François 1er takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 00:00


Until 11:30



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Cot upon request
€ 8 per child, per night
2 years
Cot upon request
€ 8 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
€ 20 per child, per night
3 - 15 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 20 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Hôtel François 1er accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests planning to use the car park must reserve a space in advance upon reservation. Please write this in the comments box of your booking.

Parking fares can vary depending on the season.

Please note that this hotel does not feature a lift. Ground floor rooms are subject to availability. Please contact the hotel in advance if you require a ground floor room, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

the hotel does not have air conditioning but dyson type fans

FAQs about Hôtel François 1er

  • Check-in at Hôtel François 1er is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:30.

  • Hôtel François 1er is 250 yards from the centre of La Rochelle.

  • Guests staying at Hôtel François 1er can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • The prices at Hôtel François 1er may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The nearest beach is just 1,000 yards from Hôtel François 1er.

  • Room options at Hôtel François 1er include:

    • Double
    • Quadruple
    • Suite

  • Hôtel François 1er offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Bicycle rental