Hotel Le Dauphin

3.0 star property
City-center hotel within easy reach of Arcachon Bay

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Hotel Le Dauphin

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Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Interior entrance

Overview of Hotel Le Dauphin

7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
7 Avenue Gounod, Arcachon, Gironde, 33120
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach towels
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • 24-hour room service
  • Babysitting
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Computer station
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Single Room

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Triple Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds

Quadruple Room

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Beds

Double Room

  • 14 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

  • 14 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Arcachon
  • Arcachon Bay - 7 min walk
  • Bay of Biscay - 1 min drive
  • Dune of Pilat - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Merignac Airport (BOD) - 43 min drive
  • Arcachon Station - 6 min walk
  • La Teste Station - 8 min drive
  • Gujan-Mestras La Hume Station - 12 min drive


  • Hôtel Ville d'Hiver - 10 min walk
  • Diego Plage l'Ecailler - 8 min walk
  • Le Pitt - 7 min walk
  • Café de la Plage - 8 min walk
  • Bella Riva - 8 min walk

About this property

Hotel Le Dauphin

Hotel Le Dauphin puts you 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Arcachon Bay. Guests can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks. Other features include a terrace and a garden.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:00 AM
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Marina nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.45 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 11 for adults and EUR 6.00 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 7 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 7 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to October

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property accepts major credit cards and cash.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Hotel Le Dauphin
Hotel Le Dauphin Arcachon
Le Dauphin Arcachon
Le Dauphin Hotel
Hotel Dauphin Arcachon
Dauphin Arcachon
Hotel Le Dauphin Hotel
Hotel Le Dauphin Arcachon
Hotel Le Dauphin Hotel Arcachon

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Le Dauphin offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Le Dauphin does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Le Dauphin?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Le Dauphin?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Le Dauphin?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 7 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Le Dauphin?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Le Dauphin?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Le Dauphin?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino D'Arcachon (7-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Le Dauphin and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and swimming, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Enjoy amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden.
What's the area around Hotel Le Dauphin like?
Hotel Le Dauphin is in the heart of Arcachon, a short 6-minute walk from Arcachon Station and 7 minutes' walk from Bay of Biscay.







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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Our room had no air conditioning (despite being advertised as having it), no airflow, and was in the basement next to the breakfast room. Maybe other rooms are better, but this one is unfit for guests. There was also black mold on the ceiling in the bathroom and in the air vents, which is not surprising given how hot and steamy the room was all the time. Yes, the decor is old and the room is small, but it was really the temperature that made it completely unsuitable. I’ve stayed in inexpensive hotels all around the world, but have never had a room as bad as this. It was also advertised as a bike hotel, but only allowed check in after 3 (not simple after a long morning of riding). It also only had bike parking available outside—if we had been on more expensive bikes, this would have been a big concern.
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10/10 Exceptional

Well located. Friendly multilingual reception.
Geoff, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Charming hotel
I read some reviews that say that the hotel is dated. However, I actually like that it has character. It is pretty imo. So it is not exactly like the chain hotels, but has it's own charisma. The hotel is easy to get to, and it's next to police station and fire station (very safe :-)) The front curve stairway is beautiful, but it also means you have to lug the luggage up there. There is a lift, but to access my room, I needed to lug my luggage up the stairs. My room was not accessible by lift. So if you have a heavy luggage/ weak legs, you may not find this hotel appealing. Other then that, the room was clean and comfortable enough. Note though, the shower area is in a bathtub, which you have to climb into. I loved my stay there. I count myself lucky to stay in this charming hotel.
Lim, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

lovely looking hotel, but not good rooms
Staff not very friendly, room very small toilet didn’t work properly. Toilet so close to the bath, difficult to get in and out. Curtains did not fit so was woken by the sun. Would not recommend
Susan, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Basic. Free parking, good location. Didn't get to try the pool but wasn't massive.
1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Very clean but oh so small
Clean but oh so small. Twin room could have been the smallest I have ever stayed in, although everything was provided there was almost o room to move around. Bathroom although well equipped was so small with no room to manoeuvre.
Alan, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Nice pool. Well located. Staff unhelpful. Service minimalist.
alice, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

If you want to rest, avoid
The room was underground and we could hear everything from outside to our neighbours talking normally in the corridor. The door to the outside corridor (not the main one) did not close properly. We had a few insects coming in. Heard a rat or a cat digging into the trash which were outside by our door. We flagged it to the receptionist in the morning and she said we should have asked someone to chase the rat or cat. Would not recommend for a relax stay.
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Arcachon on a budget!
Perfect hotel for a budget trip!
Maeve, 1-night romance trip
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