Palm trees, wide lawns, and blue skies (more often than not) all set off the lovely white walls and tiled roof of this hotel, complete with a gorgeous view of the ocean. The newly renovated Residence has studios and apartments for rent, with terraces overlooking the Atlantic which is a good option for larger families, but plenty of normal hotel rooms and suites are available as well. The beaches of St. Jean de Luz are accessible by a (fairly steep) coastal path.