If you’re spending more time touring the sites of Tours or taking in an evening in town, this central hotel is a good headquarters. Despite being walking distance from the station and the cathedral, the surrounding greenery gives it an almost country feel. Parts of the building face a leafy garden, reducing street traffic noise, though it makes the hotel a little tricky to find. Many of its rooms have been recently refurbished and decor remains classic and conservative, though a big plus are their size, generous for French standards.