Hotel St Jean ***

1 rue Georges Romain
62930 Wimereux
Tel: 00 33 (0)3 21 83 57 50

Tariff: Doubles from 80 euros
Breakfast: 10 euros
Car Park: 8 euros
Pets: 9 euros

This newly reburbished three star hotel is a Logis-de-France hotel located just a few minutes drive from Boulogne. It is well worth the detour from Boulogne to stay here as it offers good value and has an ideal location just a stone’s throw from the lovely Wimereux beach, where the locals holiday, and from some fine seafood restaurants.

Like most Logis hotels you can expect comfortable, appeallingy decorated accommodation with various mod cons. All rooms are en-suite and come with an impressive power shower and an attractive glass bowl sink.

A generous perk for business travellers is that there is free wi-fi is available throughout the hotel, so unlike many other hotels, collecting your emails or a late night bout of online work won’t cost a penny extra.

The reception is a modest wooden desk, but there is a small, homely living room whose walls show off artworks for sale. There’s also a sauna centre and a bar area that’s open 24 hours.