Best Western Hotel Montgomery,  Pontorson 

4.0/5  - based on 381 guest reviews.
13 Rue Couesnon, 50170, Pontorson, France - See map
+33 2 33600009 +33 2 33603766

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  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Five minutes drive from Mont Saint Michel, Pontorson is a nice little town, ideally situated between normandy and Britanny, close to the sea and many famous places like Cancale, Saint-Malo, Dinard Granville. The hotel includes a cozy bar, garden and elevator add even more pleasure and comfort to your stay. Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Hotel Montgomery,Pontorson
  • 5
    « One Night Saty »

    The owners were very accommodating, breakfast was great. We slept well, bed were large enough. Very neat hallways and you can tell this place has been around awhile. We enjoyed our stay very much. This is a place you could stay for a few nights. We did not research too much, but there is not much to do in this town. Parking is in a lot behind the hotel. They do close the desk at night, around 10 or 11.

    5
    « Fantastic stay!! »

    I really enjoyed my stay in this historic hotel. I traveled solo and stayed in room 27 for 2 nights. The view of the courtyard from my room was lovely. The bathroom was clean and modern. The room furnishings were slightly dated and the carpet has seen better days but the overall charm and convenience make up for that. The staff are friendly and very helpful. There are numerous restaurants up and down the road and a fantastic boulangerie right across the street. The hotel is within easy walking distance to the train station, where you can catch a bus for the 7km journey to Mont St Michel. WiFi works very well. There is a daily breakfast which I did not try. I also spent a day wandering around in Pontorson; it's quite a charming little town! I'd definitely stay here again!

    5
    « Comfortable, welcoming, clean and conveniet »

    Check-in and check-out went very smoothly. The room, bedding and bathroom were all very clean. It was nice to have a large bathroom with shower and tub, something you don't often find in European motel/hotel offerings. Breakfast was very good ($12 extra), which we opted for as not much else was open in the small village of Pontorson on a Sunday morning. Breakfast was almost too good as we didn't want to stop eating! Best coffee during our 5-day visit to France! The hotel is modern/ancient (in reference to a characterization below). Oldtime building with modern equipment. Very convenient to the Mont-Saint-Michel attraction. Portonson is also a nice village.

    3
    « Disappointing »

    We made a detour to see Mont St Michel on our way to Cherbourg and Pontorson seemed a natural choice. From the website the hotel seemed fine. The hotel is based in a 16th century house with the original staircase. The rooms are basic and typically French, i.e. faded. There is no restaurant in the hotel unfortunately so we had to visit one of the restaurants in the village. This was quite good actually. The breakfast was a buffet style and adequate. The downside was that on arrival we were told we would have to be out of the hotel before 9 a.m as there was an annual market which would block the Main Street so we were out by 8.10 a.m with the rest of the day to while away. Not restful!

    4
    « cozy stay »

    I had a cozy stay at this hotel. The room access the top view of a lovely garden in the middle of the hotel. Staffs are helpful. Would recommend if you would like to stay in Pontorson. The small town itself is lovely with easy access to mont st. mitchel by the bus (which u probably have to wait for 20mins or less). There are nice restaurants around the hotel as well as patisserie and local grocery.

    5
    « Historic luxury »

    We were delighted to discover the beautiful Hotel Mongomery at the end of a long drive from Abbeyville as it is the most impressive building on the main street. The manager was extremely welcoming and we thought our room was fabulous. It had a triple aspect over the street and painted beams on the ceiling. In the bathroom there was a bath with jets and very modern fittings. We were quite surprised by the toilet in a separate cupboard but discovered over our holiday that this is quite normal in French hotels. The hotel was a hunting lodge gifted to the Montgomery family in Henry VIII's reign and now combines historic grandeur with sophisticated modern comfort. The perfect combination! The oak staircase is memorable as was the exquisite breakfast in the elegant dining room. Unfortunately the hotel doesn't do meals apart from breakfast but there are a multitude of restaurants in the town and the manager is happy to recommend one to suit your preferences.

    5
    « Comforable and relaxing »

    Stayed 3 nights in a very clean and comfortable room, hotel staff were exceptionally helpful. Local shops, services and restaurants in abundance local to the hotel. Free to use public car park to the rear. Very close to the tourist hot spot of Mt St Michel, we used Hotel Montgomery as our base to tour the Normandy D-Day beaches (1 hour drive). Overall a very relaxing stay and would definitely stay again.

    5
    « Historic and comfortable »

    We stayed at Best Western Hotel Montgomery for one night after visiting Mont Saint Michel for the day. The hotel is a convenient walk from the Pontorson train station, in fact, we were able to walk to the hotel, drop our bags, and return to the station to catch the shuttle to the Mont that was timed to our train arrival. Upon returning to the hotel after a day exploring, our bags had already been placed in our room. All the staff we interacted with were very polite and welcoming. The hotel has been modernized (beautifully renovated washrooms, etc) but the decor and feel of the place remain historic. Our room had all the comforts you would expect and more, including a bath tub, hair dryer, safe, wardrobe, and even a kettle with tea. Our room looked out onto a courtyard with flowers. The beds were very comfortable. I would highly recommend Hotel Montgomery for any type of traveler.

    4
    « Great location for Mt St Michel »

    Stayed two nights. Lovely hotel near many spots to eat. Check in was the quickest that I have experienced. Loved the old staircase leading up to the rooms. The room had a queen sized bed ( a little too firm for me ). The bathroom was sparkling new. The room had a window overlooking the courtyard. # 27. We did not take the breakfast option. No a/c but did not need it. Elevator to main floor areas but some steps to get up to where our room was. Check out was fine. Parking was in the public lot behind the hotel. We never had any problems finding s spot. The two people at reception were friendly. The women who checked us in let us know the bus schedule to the mont. Unfortunately the schedule did work for us. But we did visit the mont twice avoiding the crowds at night and early the next morning. We would absolutely stay here again.

    5
    « Absolutely charming! »

    Beautiful 15th century building nicely kept with friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Manager was very helpful and efficient. Doesn't feel like a chain hotel at all. Rooms were small but comfortable and had bathrobes and tea/coffee making facilities. Lovely view of sunset over the rooftops from the bedroom window. Breakfast was good and small courtyard garden a delight! Highly recommended.

  • 4
    « Hidden Gem in Pontorson »

    Imagine staying in a 500 year old hotel with all the modern amenities. That is what you will get at the Hotel Montgomery in Pontorson. A wonderfully charming garden was the perfect setting to share champagne for on of our party celebrating a birthday. The short makes it a great choice for your visit to Mont-Saint-Michel. The staff is very helpful and friendly.

    5
    « The ''knightly'' hotel »

    We travelled around France on a vacation with our little boy -3,5 years old.He's very keen on fortresses, castles, knights, sword fights etc.... The hotel was a pleasant surprised as I booked last minute and the first one around Le Mont Saint Michelle that seemed OK. The building is historic attraction itself and the interior is well corresponding creating a special atmosphere. At the same time it is clean and comfortable, has a small charming garden where you could enjoy a coffee or breakfast. The staff is very kind. The town is small but charming and in the middle of several interesting places to visit (if you travel by car-but there is also public transport to Mont Saint Michel for example). My son did not want to leave the place he called the knight hotel :) There is no special parking lot but we could easily find a place on the public parking places on the street in front of the hotel. It is may be a little more expensive for this category hotels compared to several others that later booking.com suggested. The price does not include breakfast (12-15 per person additional cost). There were some VAT added to the bill that was over the price of our reservation price in booking.com and was unpleasant surprise. Not a problem but we are accustomed to see the full price when purchasing something not having to additionaly expect taxes etc... Overall it was a really pleasant experience, and I guess the flaws are due to the way tourism is organized in the region as a whole and not their fault it differs from what we are accustommed in other countries. I strongly recomend it.

    5
    « Charming! »

    Lovely! We truly enjoyed our stay here and in Pontorson! A wonderful location to visit St. Michele, and a charming town. The history of the hotel is so interesting and the lounge and dining rooms we lovely. Highly recommended!

    5
    « Great stay in Pontorson »

    Enjoyed a 1 night stay here before exploring Mont St Michel in the morning. The place is a doable walk from train station in the heart of main shops and restaurants. I highly recommend staying here. The room was very clean and had a great nights sleep.

    5
    « Expectations more than met - fabulous hotel »

    The hotel is very well situated to visit the Mont-Saint-Michel as it is only a 10-minutes drive away from there. We immediately felt welcome and I really want to thank all the staff of this hotel as they were all helpful, smiling and extremely nice. We had 2 rooms, 1 double and 1 twin. Both were clean, with all the necessity amenities. Some reviews mention that the bathrooms are small: yes, they are small but the available space was smartly used so I do not have any complaint. The toilets are really small though ... Small + in the bathroom: the bathrobes! So practical and usually you don't get these in hotels except in executive rooms. One negative point: the hairdryer. If you have long hair, take yours to avoid staying there for a long time. Very comfortable beds and this hotel and we had a good sleep, no noise at all. We did not have breakfast there but had a few drinks in the garden as it was sunny. Prices are more than decent so don't hesitate. There are a few nice restaurants in the area, the hotel does not serve dinner. We also liked the fact that it is an historical house. There is also a free parking close to the hotel in the little street next to the hotel.

    4
    « Comfortable Beds »

    My wife and I stayed two nights in this hotel in a historic building. We found the mattresses on the beds to be very comfortable and the breakfast and dining room were very good. The bathroom was a little small for our liking and one had to be careful in getting in and out of the bathtub/shower since there were no grab bars or much of anything else to hold on to. The WC (toilet) was in an especially small separate room that was no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet, making it hard to turn around. The room had no air conditioning and was hot upon our arrival, but the hotel manager did provide us with a fan upon request which helped some. There is no mini-bar in the room. The Wi-Fi worked well, but was a bit cumbersome to log on.

    5
    « Just go! »

    I loved everything about this hotel. This was such a great little find for us when we were looking for a place to stay on our trip to Mont St Michel. I couldn't believe it was a "Best Western". Coming from the states, I didn't know what to expect. It was better than I could have imagined. The room was clean, the staff very nice and the breakfast was the cherry on top. Self serve, eggs/cheeses/pastry/breads I even spotted salmon. Such a sweet little hotel, I would stay there again without hesitation.

    5
    « If you're visiting Mont St Michel by car, the BW Hotel Montgomery is an excellent hotel to spend a night(s) »

    As noted in the title, if you are traveling by car and are looking for a place in Normandy to stay while visiting Mont St Michel, then the Hotel Montgomery is a great accommodation - reasonable pricing, proximity (less than 10 km away from MSM), and the preservation of the old castle while maintaining modern comforts are the best features. Additionally, the rooms are spacious and clean, and the service was great! Compared to the overpriced rooms located actually in MSM, staying at the Montgomery is more practical not only in price but mobility as well (parking and lack of places to go at night are a major disadvantage of staying in the abbey area.

    5
    « Perfect base for visiting Le Mont St. Michel »

    I found this hotel by reading many reviews of hotels in the area. We needed something within close driving distance of Le Mont St. Michel. We booked this hotel and were very happy with our experience. We had two rooms for our family of four. One was a king bed with a twin bed too and the other room had a queen sized bed. We stayed one night and wished we had stayed at least 2. It took us about 10 minutes to drive to Le Mont St. Michel. We would definitely stay there again. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

    5
    « 4 lovely days in lower Normandy and Britany »

    The hotel was lovely, the staff was very attentive and the location was perfect for visiting Mont St-Michel, St-Malo, Dinard and Dinan. Pontorson is quiet, but there were several excellent restaurants within a few blocks of the hotel. It was very nice to retreat in the evenings to the calm of the hotel after a day of touring. We had a car, but the hotel is also very close to the railroad station if someone is traveling up from Paris by train and there is a bus that goes to Mont St-Michel. We loved the history of the hotel and the thick walls.

  • 5
    « Wonderful Hotel »

    This historic building features an extensive breakfast buffet, many cheeses, breads, cereals, meats and boil your own eggs in a beautiful large room. It was not warm enough to eat in their lovely garden. Room size was okay. Ours had an antique armoire with full-length mirror. Comfortable bed. Good bathroom. But I will always remember the kind, friendly, helpful staff, especially Goulven. I had to have surgery in nearby Avranches during our stay at the Montgomery. Goulven helped in too many ways to count. Pontorson is the closest town to Mont Saint-Michel, so if you are going to landmrk, book early at Best Western Montgomery

    5
    « Quiet and Quaint »

    While visiting St Michel, our friends and ourselves chose Hotel Montgomery and we definitely made an excellent choice. The rooms were elegantly decorated, comfortable and renovated, well equipped bathrooms. The young gentleman at the front desk was kind and helpful. Breakfast was served in a gracious dinning room and was more than adequate in flavor and variety of food. The hotel also features a small garden that is serene and meticulously maintained. Highly recommend a stay at the Hotel Montgomery!

    4
    « Great location for a visit to Mont St Michel »

    My husband and I, plus friends, visited Pontorson because of its great accessibility to Mont St Michel. Pontorson was a great choice, and this hotel was a great find. It is a very old historic building, but the rooms are modern and comfortable. We found ourselves on the top floor (there is a lift) and we loved walking up and down the very old staircase with its uneven steps. I understand that there is a shuttle that takes one to Le Mont, but we had a car and so did not need it. The staff were very nice, very helpful, and we had a great time chatting with them. Breakfast was delicious and about 12 euros per person. Pontorson is a quiet town, but we managed to be there on May 8th which was the celebration of the end of World War II and were pleased to see a parade go by with a band and people waving flags. I would recommend this place if you want a quiet place to stay, but within good reach of the local attractions.

    5
    « English speakers feel welcome »

    My wife and I know very few words in French. That was not a problem at this hotel. The owner spoke very fluent English. He was also very kind and helpful. We loved this hotel. It was originally a mansion built in 1526. The down stairs and hallways felt more like a mansion than a hotel. We would stay here again if we are in the area. The wifi was fast enough to stream Netflix.

    5
    « 16th Century Building »

    As we walked in the front door, we were greeted by the manager who welcomed us and made us feel that we were honored guests. The rooms were spacious and just walking around gave you the feeling you were steeped in history/ All the modern conveniences were there including WIFI and the breakfast was a gem. You can walk to the hotel from the train station and it's there that you catch the bus for Mt. St. Michel. The Montgomery hotel is right on the main street. Great place.

    5
    « Very Nice Stay »

    We enjoyed one night in this historical hotel which is easy driving distance to Mont Saint Michel. (The history is actually very interesting!) The building maintains an old feel which being a fully updated room. The bed was comfy; the room was clean and spacious enough for two. The shower room and toilet room were two different rooms, not something we North Americans are used to. Our shower room also had a tub, but it had very high sides and it was difficult for this 5' 2" gal to step in and out of without popping a hip. Older people or those with mobility issues would struggle with getting in and out for bathing. Wifi worked well. Parking was plentiful, but around the corner from the hotel. It's a quiet little town, as was the hotel. We did not see or hear one other patron while we were there. We had no issues and the front desk staff were efficient and helpful though not always at the desk; twice we had to wait for service. I would be very happy to stay here again, though we did have trouble finding a place to eat within walking distance. (We stayed on a Monday night. The hotel recommended a pub down the road. We went and were told no food was being served, only drinks. We ended up wandering and finding a causal 'mom and pop' place that had excellent service and good food that was just around the corner from the hotel called Le Relais Gascon, which I have also reviewed.)

    5
    « Well Located and Comfortable »

    This hotel was perfectly situated for the night after spending a day at Mont St. Michel. The room was quiet and comfortable. Easy parking on the street around the corner. A restaurant 50 meters away, named La Baroque, I believe, was convenient and satisfactory for dinner. It gave us a chance to try the local "pre sale" lamb, a lamb allegedly having a special flavor due to being raised on the local salt marshes. It was decent but the uniqueness escaped my crude palate.

    4
    « An Historic stay »

    If historic buildings and quirky interiors are your bag, then this Hotel is definitely for you. The building itself dates back to the 18th century, and by the angle of some of the treads on the magnificent staircase I would hesitate to say that it is probably original. The rooms are well appointed, and don't worry about having a room on the top floor as they have a lift, a rare thing in a rural French hotel. They do not do evening meals, however the town itself has numerous restaurants to choose from. The breakfast is good, however at 11euro you would expect it to be, the room itself is large and sometimes can get a little noisy. Not a cheap stay, but if your language skills are average you can negotiate a better rate or an upgrade. I managed an upgrade and free breakfast, so don't be put off by the austere looking maître de, give it a go.

    4
    « Happy with our choice »

    This 700 year old building has guest rooms that are updated and very comfortable. The queen bed was two twins together and was not overly comfortable (kind of sagged in the middle) but passable. The location is good. There are several restaurants in the area that are very good.

    4
    « Near Mont St Michele »

    Easy to find hotel in historic building. Good room. Nice breakfast. Only issue is that website lists 'Guest Laundry' as an amenity. To us that means there are washers and dryers on premise for rent. We have experienced this at other Best Western hotels. Here we were directed to a public laundromat some 5 km away or so. Not terrible but not as advertised.

  • 3
    « A medium level hotel »

    One of the reasons to go for an American chain is that you expect the same level of service and maintenance wherever you go. So we were disappointed, place is very old which gives it a flare but everything was old to a point it wasn't atmosphere but rather neglect. Shame. great Location though - and for a 3Euro20 you can forgo the Parking and shuttle ritual for Mont St michelle and take a direct bus from the central train station of Ponterson directly to the foot of the mountain - its a great workaround highly recommended. Ask for a schedule at teh desk teh night before and plan you ride.

    5
    « Good deal for the location and service »

    This is a hotel with character, located at a convenient yet quiet area. The reason I picked this hotel is because of its location. It is a perfect base to explore St Malo, Cancale and Mont St Michel over a couple days as there is no straight route connecting these places but the hotel is conveniently located not far to their south. The room is very small but yet the design makes up for it. The small light-embedded shelves by the beds replace the bedside table well. The tissue box and hair dryer hung on the bathroom wall not only save some room but are also very accessible. The bathroom is tiny yet very functional, one would be surprised to see how much room it provides for the toileteries in a tiny bathroom such as this. The heated towel rail is a bonus for drying clothes. Breakfast is surprisingly good. The staff are friendly and helpful. Two things one should be well aware of: no air conditioning and the noise from the outdoor dining area on ground floor. I was there in early August, though it was hot during the day, it was perfectly comfortable during the night even without air conditioning as long as the windows are left open. But as I stayed on the first floor at the back of the hotel, every morning I was waken up by the noise of people dining at the courtyard below. Given the price and the location of this hotel, I would recommend it.

    4
    « Beautiful respite in a quaint village »

    We arrived in Pontoson on a glorious sunny afternoon and we were delighted with this beautiful old hotel. Within walking distance from the railway station, it suited our needs for some rest and relaxation after completing the Hadrian's Wall walk in Cumbria. Our room (no. 3) was very clean and nicely decorated and overlooked the leafy garden. The staff were most welcoming and obliging. Wi fi is intermittent. The shuttle bus to and from Mont St Michel is very efficient. We would thoroughly recommend this property.

    4
    « A quaint hotel »

    To visit the Abbey in Mont St Michel, we decided to stay at this quaint hotel. Yes quaint, because it's like going back to old times. Initially we thought the name was attributed to the famous British General , but not so. It takes the name from an apparent ancestor of the owner, Comte de Montgomery, dating back to the 1500's. Like most things in Portorson, everything is family run, so is this hotel. A good breakfast. But a not so good wifi. Because of the room position? The rooms are furnished in a tasteful style. A nice stay.

    3
    « Close ish to Mt St Michel »

    Faded glory but adequate. Parking is in the public car park a bit behind the hotel. Better to stay inside the barrier in the modern complex. There is bus from Pontorson to the Mont which would save on car park costs and quicker. Not air conditioned but was well ventilated enough and no fan noise.

    3
    « Night away while caravaning in Feance »

    Because the weather was rather wet we treated ourselves to a night stay at this hotel in Pontorson. It is a mix of new and old and the staff were very polite and friendly. The bed however was like sleeping on a piece of granite. It was really uncomfortable which was a shame. Breakfast wasn't up too much and the stewed apples were off unfortunately and I had to discretely spit them out. Tea and coffee was like warm so again not a very pleasant experience. We did say something at reception and they knocked €20 off the bill and were very apologetic but I wouldn't recommend the hotel to anyone else. Staff were lovely.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Hotel with lots of charm. Although the rooms are not huge they are nicely decorated, comfortable beds, clean and effecient. The rooms have wifi, flat screen tv and coffee/tea. Staff is extremely attentive and friendly I loved the bar/lounge area. If I am in the area again I would definately return!

 

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