As the European hub for aerospace, Toulouse has plenty of accommodation, although the vast majority is in business hotels and a sizeable chunk is right by the airport. Central Toulouse has more atmospheric places but they come at a price. Prices tend to fall at the weekend.
The Toulouse hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over €180)
Moderate (€90 to €180)
Cheap (up to €90)
These Toulouse hotel prices are for a double room per night and include all taxes but not breakfast, unless otherwise stated.
Grand Hôtel de l'Opéra
Right in front of the spectacular Théâtre du Capitole, this luxury hotel is where celebrities stay when in Toulouse. Formerly a 17th-century convent, there's nothing austere about the place now. Each room is individually decorated in hues of deep yellow or red, but all offer old-world charm combined with modern amenities.Address: , 1 place du Capitole, Toulouse,
Telephone: +33 5 61 21 82 66.
Hôtel des Beaux Arts
For a room with an unforgettable view of Toulouse's Pont Neuf illuminated at night, try the Hôtel des Beaux Arts. The building itself has an 18th-century façade and a busy yet brilliant brasserie downstairs. Rooms somehow combine modern animal print cushions with a romantic charm from days gone by.Address: , 1 place du Pont Neuf, Toulouse,
Telephone: +33 5 34 45 42 42.
Le Grand Balcon Hôtel
There's a sense of fun in this 1930s hotel just off Place du Capitole. Fittingly, for a city associated with aerospace, the elegant rooms have a playful aviation theme to its stylish décor. They've even named a suite after one of its best-known guests: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, aviator and Little Prince author.Address: , 8-10 rue Romiguières, Toulouse,
Telephone: +33 5 34 25 44 09.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
It's a few footsteps away from Place du Capitole, but when you step inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel you feel as though you've entered another world. With marble statues, lush greenery and an outdoor terrace with wrought-iron chairs, this feels more like Italy than France.Address: , 7 place du Capitole, Toulouse,
Telephone: +33 5 61 61 19 19.
Hôtel de Brienne
Just a few minutes' walk from the tree-lined Canal de Brienne, this smart design hotel manages to mix sleek contemporary décor with a cosy ambience. The funky restaurant and bar lead on to an attractive garden terrace, and there's plenty of intriguing modern art dotted about the common areas.Address: , 20 boulevard du Maréchal Leclerc, Toulouse,
Telephone: +33 5 61 23 60 60.
Pullman Toulouse Centre
Bright, light and modern, the Pullman Toulouse Centre is a business hotel that throws in a bit of style for weekend travellers. With funky scarlet chairs, white walls and elegant vases, it's a breath of fresh air. Don't confuse it with the Pullman Toulouse Blagnac, which is out by the airport.Address: , 84 allées Jean Jaurès, Toulouse,
Telephone: +33 5 61 10 23 10.
Decorated in a style that perhaps your grandmother would choose, Hôtel Héliot is cosy and comfortable. It's close to the main train station and the Jean Jaurès metro, and even though it's not on the doorstep of Place du Capitole, it's perfectly straightforward to walk there from here.Address: , 3 rue Héliot, Toulouse,
Telephone: +33 5 34 41 39 41.
Hôtel Royal Wilson
Clean and simple, Hôtel Royal Wilson is within walking distance of Toulouse's city centre. With wrought-iron balconies, a Moroccan-style interior courtyard and a whitewashed interior, the décor might come as a pleasant surprise given the price tag. There's also a private garage and a secure lockup for bicycles.Address: , 6 rue Labéda, Toulouse,
Telephone: +33 5 61 12 41 41.
Hôtel des Arts
Not to be confused with the substantially more upmarket Hôtel des Beaux Arts, this one may not have the glitz and glamour but it still has a great location. Just off Place St Georges, one of the most romantic parts of Toulouse, it's also within walking distance of the river.Address: , 1 bis rue Cantegril, Toulouse,
Telephone: +33 5 61 23 36 21.