The spirit of Biarritz: seaside Luxury and History

Hôtel du Palais is temporarily rolling-in the red carpet, dimming the lights and closing our doors, to enhance the glorious grandeur our Palace Hotel in Biarritz. Our majestic facade remains the same, what lies within can soon be rediscovered. Hôtel du Palais will continue its renovation project starting October 1st, 2019 and will reopen as of June 30th, 2020. Be the first one to discover the new design and décor, remnant of the times of Napoleon.

The legendary and iconic Hôtel du Palais overlooks the Grande Plage of Biarritz like a ship firmly moored at the ocean’s edge. Inside, 5-star luxury awaits in the utmost calm and discretion.

The former Imperial Residence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenia de Montijo, is ranked now among the world’s most beautiful hotels, boasting the Palace de France label. Its majestic facade, acclaimed services and facilities make it the flagship establishment of Biarritz and a touchstone for an international clientele.  

The illustrious courtyard, its Second Empire rooms and suites, its gastronomic restaurants with panoramic views, all set it apart. This elegant venue reflects a chic, refined style, perpetuating the legend and glamour of the city of Biarritz. More than a hotel, an inimitable art de vivre!


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Rooms + Suites

Ocean suite

The spirit of Napoleon III is present in all the 57 Suites and 82 rooms. Unique furnishings, rare paintings and refined tapestries afford a timeless charm, steeped with history. The decoration of the venue has remained intact to the delight of art enthusiasts. The exquisite fabrics were each chosen for their elegance. Every room is a unique vision of harmonious Second Empire style. 

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A fitness & cardio training centre, on the upper floor of the Imperial Spa offers the latest generation Technogym equipment, a Pilates studio as well as yoga and QiGong classes, aquafitness, dynabike, watercrossfit, aquazen programmes and Gyrotonic exclusively proposed by Hôtel du Palais sports coaches.


Pets are welcome at the Hôtel du Palais. The daily rate is €45 and we do everything in our power to make your pets comfortable for a stay as enjoyable as your own. 

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The Hôtel du Palais is a veritable symbol of Love, a romantic venue for your wedding celebrations. Our entire team will invest their talent and skill in preparing your once-in-a-lifetime event; our Chef Jean-Marie Gautier’s brigade will create a bespoke menu to be served in our panoramic Villa Eugénie restaurant or in a private salon. 

Let the magic of the Hôtel du Palais add an extra touch of romance to your special day!


private dining room


Our 7 splendid private salons are fully equipped and modular to host your meetings, showrooms, workshops, conferences, seminars & exhibitions. All bathed with natural daylight, some also offer a terrace with a view of the Atlantic Ocean.The Salon Impérial, former ballroom of Napoleon III, can welcome up to 230 people in theatre-style seating, ideal for your conferences.

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