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Where to Stay in Saint-Malo or Nearby

Staying within the walls of Saint-Malo over a weekend is one of the best things to do to discover this beautiful city and its ramparts. Saint-Malo is a must-visit destination in Brittany, perfect for couples or families. However, accommodation rates within the walls of the old town of Saint-Malo are higher than in the surrounding areas. Bas Sablons Beach is another excellent area to stay in Saint-Malo. It is better to avoid the walled old town to find cheaper accommodation in Saint-Malo. Discover our favorite places to stay in and around Saint-Malo: let’s go!

  1. Best places within the walls ?
  2. For a romantic stay ?
  3. For a family trip ?
  4. Where to stay around Saint-Malo for less ?
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1. Best places to stay within the walls of Saint-Malo

If you want to visit Saint-Malo to immerse yourself fully in the city, finding accommodation within the walled old town is best. However, some hotels are not modern and may be disappointing once there.

Hôtel des Marins: a pretty place with good value for money within the walls of Saint-Malo! This hotel offers double rooms and family suites with two connecting rooms. All rooms are accessible by elevator. Additionally, the hotel has parking, which is a real bonus. Breakfast is buffet style.

Golden Tulip Saint Malo– Le Grand Bé: an exceptional place for an exceptional stay! This 4-star hotel is an absolute favorite. The location is perfect, and the setting is beautiful. But the rates are above average.

Hotel Ajoncs d’Or: an excellent 3-star hotel within the walls of Saint-Malo! The rooms are spacious and modern. It’s an excellent place to stay within the walls of Saint-Malo as a couple.

Good to know. Finding a good or decent place to stay within the walls of Saint-Malo can be a headache, especially if you come here during the peak tourist season, like in summer. On the other hand, if you visit Saint-Malo in winter, there will be more choices, and rates will be much more affordable. During the tourist season, try to book in advance or consider staying further from the old city’s ramparts. Discover some good places further on in this article.

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2. Romantic stay: where to stay in Saint-Malo as a couple

Discover our favorite accommodations (hotels and apartments) to stay in Saint-Malo as a couple for a 100% successful trip.

Ambassadeurs Logis Hotel: looking for a room with sea views? You’ll find them at this hotel on the docks of Saint-Malo, a stone’s throw from the beach. Moreover, you can reach the Old Town ramparts of Saint-Malo in less than 15 minutes on foot.

Les Charmettes: another place where you can stay in Saint-Malo with sea views! This hotel is farther away, at 30 minutes on foot from the ramparts of Saint-Malo, but a stone’s throw from the beach. It’s an excellent place for a romantic stay in Saint-Malo by the sea. Near the end of Saint-Malo beach, there is also the Hôtel Ar Iniz, with sea view rooms and even cheaper rates.

Golden Tulip Saint Malo– Le Grand Bé: a favorite for an unforgettable stay! This hotel is ideally located right within the walls of Saint-Malo. You will love the design and comfort of the rooms, the setting of the hotel, its magnificent terrace, and the breakfast. Furthermore, the hotel has a private car park.

Château Hôtel Du Colombier: away from the center of Saint-Malo (5 minutes by car from the beach), this castle is perfect for a romantic stay. This 18th-century castle will not leave you indifferent and will leave you with outstanding travel memories.

Not to miss on site! If you go to Saint-Malo, read our article: TOP things to do in Saint-Malo + great places.

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3. Where to stay in Saint-Malo for a family visit

Going to Saint-Malo with your family? Then, here is our selection of the best accommodations (hotels and apartments) to stay in Saint-Malo when visiting the city, its ramparts, and beaches with the family.

Hôtel et Appart’hôtel L’Adresse: this hotel offers spacious and comfortable family suites. It is located 2 minutes walk from the beach and 5 minutes on foot from Saint-Malo intra-muros. Breakfast is buffet style.

Manoir Du Cunningham: this small hotel offers family rooms with sea views. It is located not far from Plage des Sablons in a mansion dating from the 17th century. Breakfast is buffet style.

Les Charmettes: located a stone’s throw from Saint-Malo Beach, this hotel offers rooms with sea views for 3 or 4 people. It is a lovely place to stay in Saint-Malo with the family.

4.Saint-Malo on a budget: cheap accommodations around Saint-Malo

If you are doing a road trip in Brittany, you can confidently add Saint-Malo to your itinerary. You can choose accommodation around Saint-Malo rather than in the walled old town of Saint-Malo to enjoy much cheaper rates. This is especially true if you travel during the peak tourist season. Here are our favorite accommodations to stay around Saint-Malo.

Cosy Solidor Beach Garden: another apartment not far from the Sablons beach and Saint-Malo’s walled old town. It’s a place where you can stay in Saint-Malo on a budget for a couple or a family.

B&B Hotel Saint Malo Sud: located in Saint-Jouan-des-Guérets, a 15-minute drive from Saint-Malo intramural, this hotel offers double and triple rooms at affordable rates. It’s a place to stay on a budget if you are going on a road trip to Brittany and wish to visit Saint-Malo and its surroundings.

Appartement le Dauphine: just a few steps from Sablons Beach, this apartment offers a view over Saint-Malo. The ramparts of Saint-Malo are also close by. It’s an excellent place to stay in Saint-Malo for a family of 3 or 4.


It is challenging to find accommodation in Saint-Malo intramural during the summer. However, if you come to Saint-Malo in winter or November, you can benefit from much lower rates. In spring and autumn, outside school holidays, Saint-Malo is also quieter than in summer. So they are also great times to discover Saint-Malo and to afford to stay in the old town of Saint-Malo. Otherwise, do not hesitate to look at the cities and villages to stay around Saint-Malo, especially if you visit Brittany by car.

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Louis and Emilie

We once heard visitors in Paris saying that the French are not the most welcoming people. It made us sad. That's why we started this blog! So you can get the best information for your travel to France! Of course, we love Paris. We have lived in multiple areas, from Canal St Martin to right next to the Eiffel Tower. We also explore regions of France whenever we can. Our favorites for a weekend away from Paris are Etretat and Mont Saint Michel. The beautiful French Riviera is a marvelous place to explore for a week.

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