BEST WESTERN Hotel Moderne,  Caen 

4.0/5  - based on 199 guest reviews.
116 Boulevard Marechal Leclerc, 14000, Caen, France - See map
+33 2 31860423 +33 2 31853793

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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Pharmacy
    Pharmacy
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Caen is a historic town in the heart of Normandy dairy country, near the coast, with many points of interest including medieval remains, abbeys, castles, the Peace Memorial Museum, Normandy landing beaches, delicious local cuisine and fresh seafood. The BEST WESTERN Hotel Moderne is in the city center and is opened all year round. You will receive a warmed and personalized welcome while enjoying a pleasant stay in quiet surroundings. The spacious, individually decorated rooms are soundproofed and fully-equipped with satellite television, mini-bar and direct-dial telephones.

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BEST WESTERN Hotel Moderne,Caen
  • 5
    « Good Location »

    This is an excellent location if you want to walk around Caen, they have some parking spots available on site if you have a rental. The staff was very helpful when I asked for restaurant recommendations, even providing a map. The breakfast in the morning had a large variety of options for food and beverages. The room was very comfortable and very clean.

    4
    « good for work and family »

    I stayed at this hotel in 2008 for 4 nights for work, then for 1 night this past September with my family. The buffet breakfast is excellent, the front desk staff are wonderful, and I even managed to enjoy a drink at the bar that same night in September. It's an easy walk from the hotel to the large Sunday market on the wharf, and the staff were great to talk to in French and in English.

    4
    « A suitable hotel for 1 night in Caen »

    Everything was OK but I can't notice something special. Good place to stay in Caen. The location of the hotel is excellent, the staff is English-speaking (it was very important for our family), rooms are quite comfortable. If you stay there you'll be in 2 minutes from the Cathedral and the Castle

    5
    « Wonderful Location »

    The hotel room was nicely decorated with plenty of room for a large bed and a small bed accommodations. Great location and within walking distance to restaurants and historical sites. The internet worked great (my husband has to work on vacation). The morning meal offered by the hotel for additional cost was worth it for us. My daughter and I enjoyed our breakfast and time together before we hit the DD sites. The staff was especially nice. Parking was tricky the first few times but after awhile we were pros!

    5
    « Wonderful hotel »

    Great room in the heart of Caen. Excellent, friendly, helpful staff. Easy walking distance to a wide variety of restaurants, the Chateau, churches, the boat basin, abbeys and more. Active nightlife, but not too loud in the room. Very clean room, excellent bath, and communal spaces. Could not have been more pleased. Very reasonable prices, as well.

    5
    « Good position, great staff. »

    Finding the parking was bit tricky but we managed it with the signs eventually and it's a fabulous place for motorbikes as it's in a secure underground location underneath the hotel. Watch the head height though it's a bit low! Reception was excellent, very helpful and chatty every time we went past. Location is super with easy access to the local sights and shops. Breakfast was very good too. We'd visit again for sure.

    5
    « Holiday »

    A great location (with parking if you are brave enough to follow the signs) and with great staff. We were received very well and had great conversations at the bar with very welcome Single Malts in generous measures to satisfy this Scot! Highly recommended.

    5
    « Battlefields of Europe tour »

    An excellent hotel. Very centrally place with good walking access to all amenities. Reception was excellent. Very friendly, efficient and helpful. The rooms were good - everything that you needed. Despite being in the centre of town it was very quiet. Breakfast was excellent. Car parking is available - once you find it !

    4
    « Great Staff »

    Staff here are so helpful just ask. location is handy for driving around Normandy not difficult to to ring road and reasonably priced car park (republique) just around the corner. Tip parking at Republique between 20.00 and 10.00 ish is about half the price of the hotels car park.

    5
    « Lovely hotel in Caen »

    Lovely hotel, nice large room, lovely bathroom, breakfast - lovely selection, hotel easy to find, plenty of parking and loads of eateries near by. Near by churches and castle, and not too far to travel to mont st michel and bayeaux.

  • 4
    « The staff is great »

    We stayed here for three nights. The staff at the front desk was very friendly and helpful with advice on transportation and anything we needed. The Hotel itself was nice and everything was satisfactory, however the hallways were very dark. There were some switches on the walls, but we never figured them out. (Seemed like the hallway & stairway lights should just stay on). We would stay here again if we come back

    5
    « Modern hotel with family ambience »

    Warm, welcoming efficient service. Enough English plus our smattering to get by. Room clean airy and comfortable. TV, plus Krups Espresso machine. Comfortable warm beds. View of small quiet square. To the left is defunct but impressive Chambre du Commerce building tastefully converted into English style pub/restaurant- good food and impressive proportions with beef burgers bigger than your head. Underground parking only suitable for limited number of small cars. We had to park in the street next to Monoprix supermarket a couple of hundred meters opposite. Driving in Caen is challenging but then I'm 70. Fairly basic buffet type breakfast only. Plenty cheap and cheerful restaurants for all budgets nearby. Tour of City by Segway is a must by Com'on Gyro. Tour leader brings the machines to hotel and takes you to all the city landmarks cathedrals churches William the c. Castle etc. Caen great place to explore Oiusterham and WW2 museums on Sword beach,

    4
    « Upscale Best Western - All the comforts of a modern US style hotel »

    Stayed here one night while visiting Normandy which is just a short drive away. This Best Western was ore upscale than is typical of the chain in the US. Clean, well furnished, with a great breakfast buffet, I was very happy with these accommodations

    5
    « Charming, comfy and friendly »

    This centrally located hotel is family run and quite small and cosy. Delightful reception with a compact bar, really thoughtfully decorated and comfortable rooms, exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Really good place and would heartily recommend for anyone on any occasion.

    4
    « Solid hotel for a day or two in the area; A/C doesn't go very low; parking is tricky »

    I needed a hotel for one night in the Normandy region so my group could take a full day tour of the D-Day beaches. This hotel fit the bill. The value is great. Overall the property was clean and fairly new. I enjoyed the larger bathroom space (especially after the Paris hotels), and the bed was very comfortable. There is a university nearby, so at night we could hear partying college kids. I always pack ear plugs, so it wasn't a problem, per-se. If you are warm natured, the A/C may not be strong enough for you. It doesn't really blow the way most folks would expect. It is more of a passive cooling so it takes a while to work. Parking is a little tricky to find, so I would definitely suggest contacting the hotel for details regarding how to find them if you are driving. The GPS was not helpful in that regard.

    2
    « Skillful pcitures »

    The staff were friendly, but for the late traveller arriving on a ferry it's easy to miss. The rooms are clean but very dark and quite small. The marketing pictures are accurate but well angled so what you see on the marketing materials is perhaps a little better than what you feel you've experienced. It felt a bit weathered certainly for the price but is well located for the ferry. If arriving late there is free street parking till 9 am and that is easier to find than the hotel car park anyway

    2
    « Happy c »

    This is why I give it 2 instead any higher. First I have history Best Western in the states and it all has been good to great. I think my expectations of this property was probably more than expected. Seeing it was a 4 star hotel. I don't think it would even qualify as a three star personally. In the last 4 weeks I've been here I have stayed in mostly 2, 3 and even some 4 stars this hotel doesn't measure up to some of those other hotels. One thing that irritated me the most was when I checked in they never told me a lot of things until it was time to check out. Paying for breakfast I except that. In our rooms were water and I was never told I would be charged. Again if they told me upfront I wouldn't mind paying for it. I just like to be informed thats all.

    4
    « Best Value in Town »

    The hotel can be a little difficult to find since it is on the edge of a pedestrian only section of town. Otherwise the location is fine to explore the town. Close to major sites and restaurants. The hotel is not large but is very clean and comfortable. The rooms are of ample size considering you are in France. We had breakfast every morning and the offering was pretty standard, eggs, cereal, pastry,, etc. but was well prepared. What I enjoyed most about this hotel was the staff - they all were extremely helpful with restaurant recommendations, courteous, and a pleasure to talk to. They were always ready to offer assistance. It is a good place to stay!!

    3
    « Tiny, hot rooms »

    Hotel has a good location but rooms are small and not made for American luggage. There is no room to move if you have two people. There is no AC or fan. There is a Thermostat but it must be shut off. Noisy street below means you can't even open the window.

    3
    « Okay...over priced. »

    Well located in the heart of Caen but very difficult to find with SatNav. Expensive considering you get charged for breakfast and other extras. They really need to check the bedbug situation as I was bitten throughout the night. There were even old stains on the new sheets, a telltale sign of bugs. Another huge problem is the elevator...the slowest one I have ever encountered. For normal people it s easier just to use the stairs but for older guests it could be very frustrating. Staff were friendly and helpful.

  • 5
    « Very accommodating staff »

    We didn't plan our trip much in advance, so we ended up looking for hotels on the road during our trip. We have had some great experiences with the Best Western brand so when looking for a hotel near the D-Day beaches in Normandy we settled on this hotel. It was a good choice. The room was not large, but it was bright, clean and modern and the bed was very comfortable. We had initially decided to stay two nights, but we ended up staying three nights and the reception desk was very helpful and accommodated our last-minute request, even letting us keep our same room. The breakfast was a bit pricey, but very convenient and enjoyable nonetheless.

    4
    « Central Location, helpful staff, don't book breakfast »

    I booked a superior room for 3 days which was £125 per night including breakfast. When I arrived at the airport I got the number 3 bus to the stop for the theatre and the hotel was located a few minutes away. The bus cost 1.45 euros or a taxi would cost approx £25. The hotel was centrally located on several floors above shops, the reception was ground floor and included a small bar. My booking detailed superior room with shower and bath. My room was disabled friendly with a wet room type shower, fold down seat and no bath. I asked for a double bed, there was a double bed and a single bed which made the room feel a little cramped. The bed linen wasn't changed. The manager, who I didn't know was the manager as she had no name badge and Aurelie the receptionist were very polite and helpful, suggesting restaurants, giving directions, maps and looking up train times. In the room no bottled water was provided, only as part of the mini bar package. We were allocated 2 tea bags per day, 4 sachets of coffee and 2 milks. There was free wifi. On the first day the self service buffet was a cold selection with scrambled egg, boiled egg and bacon. On day 2 there was no bacon and the fruit salad was brown, no pieces of fruit were available. On day 3 there was no bacon, no cups, no fruit, hardly any bread and only one table for two as all the other tables were "reserved" for a group. I was not pleased to get poor service and did not have time to try get this rectified as I had a plane to catch. I guess I just expect good service in a 4 star hotel at the price I paid. I would suggest booking a room without breakfast as location and staff were very good.

    5
    « Battlefield Tour of Normandy D-Day sites »

    This hotel was chosen as the main location for a party of 16 over a four day visit to several D-Day main locations in and around the Caen area. Our party had booked Bed, breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal at a local restaurant. The hotel was very welcoming, friendly and efficient in welcoming our party and assigning our rooms. The hotel facilities were very good, with clean rooms and breakfast area. The packed lunches were freshly prepared each morning and ready for collection when requested. The evening meals were arranged at a local restaurant (Au Bureau) which looked after us very well. A slight disappointment was that our pre-chosen menu selection were sometimes not available! However, the service was very good and attentive.

    4
    « OK for one night stay »

    I would recommend this hotel for a one night stay if you are touring in the area. It's comfortable and clean. The main receptionist is very helpful. Breakfast is OK. The hotel does have a car park although we found it really difficult to find. I haven't given the hotel full marks because the bathroom could have been much better. The shower is over a very high sided bath. The toilet roll is almost impossible to reach from the toilet!

    3
    « Not really modern »

    Good location for a nice walk around the town, but rooms are rather average so are other facilities. That is probably because dark colors used for the interior and lack of light in some areas make everything look a bit heavy. The receptionist was very nice & helpful

    4
    « Good location »

    Stayed for two nights to visit Normandy landing sites, friendly helpful staff , clean room with comfy bed , good breakfast , located in the centre of Caen , only problem was finding the place by car , with one way streets it's very hard to get to, and parking is difficult , the hotel has under ground parking but was full when we arrived , but all in all a good hotel , will stay again

    4
    « Good breakfast, smallish rooms, not bad »

    Renovated rooms in an older building. The lobby is pretty small, and the dining room is on the last floor. You work with the architecture you have. Nice choices for the breakfast (this is the only meal I had there). The room was renovated, it was small but comfy; and had recent decoration.

    4
    « Sound »

    Everything we required was supplied by very accommodating staff, great location and comfortable quiet room. Although we enjoyed our stay we still believe it was A little over priced. Breakfast was average but again no complaints. We Would stay again.

    4
    « Quiet and comfortable »

    I have stayed in this hotel 3 or 4 times while accompanying a group to visit the Normandy WW II anding beaches. It's location, right in the center of Caen, can't be beat. There are plenty of shops and also a couple of department stores practically right out the front door. The staff members are very cordial and impart a true feeling of hospitality to the establishment. The beds are extremely comfortable and the rooms are among the quietest I've ever experienced. The bathroom fixtures all worked well, including a shower that didn't require an engineering degree to figure out how to operate it. The breakfast room is lovely, as are the breakfast offerings. On the down side, one of my colleagues had a room that probably hadn't been renovated recently. (Mine had, and it was really pleasant, although nothing spectacular.) This hotel would definitely benefit from a more efficient elevator. Although the existing one appears fairly new, it is extremely slow. All in all, the Hôtel Moderne is a good value for the price and it's in a wonderful location.

    4
    « Great location as base in Normandy area. »

    We chose this hotel because it was in Caen and I had previously been to the Memorial Museum and wanted to stay in Caen. We were very happy with the location and hotel for easy commute to tourist areas and numerous restaurants within walking distance. We were not disappointed with the hotel: clean, very accommodating employees, has its own parking garage under hotel (although difficult to find and get in/out). The rooms are small, probably half the size of a Hilton Garden Inn in the US, but fairly common in France. Price was reasonable, especially considering this was one of the few rated hotels in Caen. Location is great for visiting the Beaches, the American Cemetery, and other D-Day stops. They offer a buffet breakfast and I thought it was excellent. It is a buffet with various proteins, cereal, breads, juice, etc.for 15 Euros. I would definitely stay here again if I returned.

  • 3
    « Not so Modern, but not bad »

    The good points: nice people, great location in downtown mid the shopping and food, within walking distance some major places to visit (The castle/chateau, the Men's Abbey...), a good breakfast. On the downside: the room had seen better days, some of the rooms have odd shapes, the lift (it does have one and that is a plus) is very slow, the bar is small and you are better off going out. So, weighing the good and poor it gets a C which is average.

    5
    « Great Hotel in the middle of Caen France »

    My family of four just spent four day at the Best Western Hotel Moderne Caen in France. It is located in the middle of town in close proximity to shopping, tourist attractions and restaurants. I will highly recommend these accommodation to friends and family.

    5
    « hotel moderne »

    excellent as always, good facilities, secure parking, right in the middle of town. Excellent choice if you do not like night crossings on the ferry, as this is 20 mins from the port. Excellent bars and resturants right on the doorstep. A bit difficult to navigate to even with satnav, but the map on the website is useful.

    5
    « Great place »

    Very clean, comfortable with American many American conveniences. Located on a quiet street. Located in interesting city of Caen. Huge open air market on Sunday. Great location for touring Normandy. Staff at this hotel is EXCELlENT.

    5
    « Excellent staff »

    No advice, everything was wonderful. Only problem was Saturday night because of loud noise from street from drunk Brits/Scots at nearby bar. Great location for visiting Chateau Ducal and nearby churches.

    5
    « Very Pleasant Hotel and Staff »

    Stayed here for three nights, while visiting Normandy. The hotel is a short walk from the Castle grounds. Beds comfortable, room quiet, nicely appointed, everything worked. Wi-Fi was fine. Breakfast buffet was extensive. All of the staff are pleasant, competent, cheerful, competent and welcoming. Alake, Melissa, Tiffane were delightful and Ms. Rafie is a wonderful hotel manager. I would stay there again, if I were going to Caen.

    5
    « Caen, Normandy 9/19/14 »

    This small hotel was perfect for our 3 night stay during our visit to the Landing Beaches in Normandy. It has 40 rooms, 4 floors and the 5th floor was the breakfast area that looked out over the lovely city of Caen. The bed was wonderful! I even measured it, because it seemed wider than our King size bed at home - 7 inches wider! The breakfast was wonderful, scrambled eggs, meat and cheeses, cereals, fruit, pastries and juice. The staff at check- in was terrific - answered all our questions, gave directions, made dinner reservations and served us our wine during our little "happy hour" at the bar. Would definitely recommend this little hotel in this beautiful part of Normandy.

    5
    « Our Stay in Caen »

    Our stay at Caen was great in part due to the staff and the Best Western Hotel Moderne. The room was clean, neat and well thought out. Their knowledge of the area and the city helped us with dining, shopping as well as touring the D Day Beaches. Caen was a wonderful surprise and their helpful staff made the stay much better than it might have been otherwise.

    5
    « Great price/quality »

    Enjoyed the stay in Caen very much. The hotel personnel were helpful and pleasant. Rooms were immaculate and of a good size. Originally thought the breakfast 15Euro was a bit steep, but reconsidered - A very nice buffet and a convenient start to some busy days. I usually like to enjoy the surrounding cafe's when touring France, but many of the restaurants were not operational early in the morning.

 

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·From: The north. Join the A13 towards the Peripherique Nord / Caen-Center. Join the N814. Take the exit 2 Montalivet towards Caen Center. Continue on D513. Take Cours Montalivet and Rue Saint-Jean towards Place Saint-Pierre in Caen. ·From: The south. From the center: go towards Saint Peter's Square or Saint Peter's Church. At the corner of the store Camille and the bank Crédit Agricole, follow the Hotel Moderne sign and take the Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc. Stop at number 116 on the recommended stop location. Paying car park available on site (upon reservation) ·From: The west. From the local train station: tramway A towards Caen Campus 2 or tramway B towards Herouville Saint Clair, stop 'Sa...

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