When Napoleon decided to build a summer retreat for his wife, the Empress Eugénie, he knew only the best estate and setting would do.

Over 150 years later, his vision still stands. The Hotel du Palais is a beachfront hotel overlooking the beaches of Biarritz, which attracts guests who want to hit the surf ,tan on the beach, and return to a hotel circa 1855 where marble floors and crystal chandeliers are the norm. From the rooms of the hotel, views of Biarritz beach and the crashing waves are there to enjoy, so are second empire style furniture and common areas that ooze Old World elegance. For pampering bliss, the hotel’s five floor Guerlain spa, is the best Biarritz has to offer and a dinner at the Michelin-starred La Villa Eugénie is quite simply unmissable.

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What makes the hotel special

  • Fantastic location with unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and Biarritz's Bay
  • Bring your clubs as Biarritz is "golfing by the ocean" mecca
  • Wander on one of the great walks from the hotel along the ocean towards the delightful fishermen's villages

Rooms and Suites

Biarritz view room

Deluxe room biarritz view

Pool or beach view room

Junior suite biarritz

Junior suite ocean view

Palais suite

Ocean suite

Imperial suite

Royal suite

Hotel Information

Practical information

  • Address

    1, avenue de l'impératrice , Biarritz

  • Internet

    Public areas : free

    In room : free

  • Children policy

    Children are welcome

  • Check-in / Check-out

    Check-in : 3 pm

    Check-out : noon

  • Transportation and transfers

    Transfer : subject to supplement

  • Smoking policy

    Non-smoking public spaces

    Smoking rooms : not available

  • Pets

    Small dogs allowed

  • Parking

    Car park / valet service : free of charge


  • Restaurants and bar options

    Villa Eugenie (Gastronomic restaurant: local specialties cuisine, Breakfast)

    Le Bar Imperial (Bar)

    Le Salon Eugenie (Bar, Afternoon tea, Light meals)

    L'Impératrice (Gastronomic restaurant: local specialties cuisine)

    Le Jardin de l'Océan (Restaurant: fish and seafood cuisine)

  • Half board

    Half board : €120 per person per day

  • Breakfast

    Continental breakfast: €35

    Buffet breakfast: €50

    No extra charge for in-room breakfast

Services and amenities

  • Rooms

    147 rooms and suites

    In-room amenities: flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, complimentary newspaper daily, Hôtel du Palais bathroom products

  • Always included in this hotel

    Complimentary Internet

    Complimentary Mineral Water in the room upon arrival

  • Available services

    Air conditioned hotel

    Laundry service

    Concierge service

    Business center

  • Spa (Imperial SPA by GUERLAIN)





  • Hobbies

    Golf nearby

    Non-motorised water sports

    Public beach nearby

    Outdoor pool

    Indoor pool

    Fitness center

Feedback (18)

  • P.B.

    A beautiful establishment where we will come back as often as possible

  • B.A.

    Remarkable building Unique situation. Beautiful spa. One of the best.

  • J.D.

    Fabulous hotel! The spa is amazing and the dining room is really beautiful! I had a dream weekend in this property!

  • J.H.

    I have a very high opinion of this hotel.

  • Y.D.

    Beautiful hotel. Beautiful indoor and outdoor areas with friendly and attentive staff. The restaurants are excellent. We will definitely return.

  • E.M.
    United Kingdom

    Fantastic hotel with lovely sea views. Staff all very friendly and helpful. There is nothing not to like.

  • P.R.

    All around, great service and a wonderful experience. A wonderful trip that we would like to repeat as soon as possible.

  • K.T.

    A hotel with a long history but where every customer is warmly welcomed with a smile. It’s a moment of pure joy.

  • Y.D.P.

    Superb Palace with a welcoming decor that combines classic and contemporary décor with very attentive staff. It's always nice to be recognized by the hotel staff for the second stay.

  • D.Z.

    The efficiency and friendliness of the staff is impressive. If you have any doubts about booking the hotel, the spa is what will win you over, it is simply magnificent. I hope to come back soon as I have loved my stay in this magical and historical hotel.

  • Y.D.P.

    Superb hotel in the tradition of the great palaces, with great quality décor. An excellent experience made better by the courtesy and amiability of all staff. A special mention to the Valet for helping me charge my electric vehicle: I’ll be back soon.

  • B.P.

    Always as sensational, we will come back with great pleasure as soon as possible. Great

  • M.L.

    The historical perfumes of this place make it a unique establishment where we love to relax when our finances allow us to. Careful with the air con in the Rotonde restaurant which can be quite cool during the evening. Despite the magic of the location, the price-quality ratio for a one star restaurant is higher than what is done in other comparable restaurants. But we will be back of course and without being begged to!!!

  • A.P.

    Luxe intemporel.Personnel qualifié

  • R.P.

    Excellent property (location, historic character, quality of the room).very little explanation upon check in though (check out time, free wifi available or not…?)

  • G.B.
    United Kingdom

    Overall, a very pleasant experience. I would certainly visit again. Efficient staff.

  • E.G.

    Magnigicent, we will come back

  • A.N.

    Great Experience ! We discovered this hotel for the first time and we enjoyed our stay. We will book again for sure.


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