We booked this hotel because we have used it before and know it is ideally located for a quick getaway on to the motorway, as we were on the final leg of a very long journey up from southern Spain. Le Mans is a beautiful city, with lots to see, so is well worth a visit. A short drive from the hotel brings you to the city walls, where there is a large free car park, enabling visitors to walk through the narrow medieval streets. This time however, after experiencing a tyre blow out on the journey, all we wanted to do was stop, eat and sleep! We made it to reception 10 minutes before it closed and the receptionist was extremely helpful checking us into our adjoining rooms with the dog. We spoke French, she spoke English and the whole transaction was quick and efficient. Rooms were quite large and on the ground floor, so luggage could be passed in through the window to save walking. The en-suite bathrooms are tiny, but everything worked well. Travelling with a dog, the large park just outside the hotel gate is a real bonus for walking.
A short distance away is an excellent pizzeria, which is where we ate before heading to bed.
In the morning, the breakfast lacked several of the usual items (yogurt, sliced bread, fruit) and the member of staff on duty was surly and reluctant to find any replacements. My teenage sons found little to eat. We left before the official checkout time, but had already been hassled twice by cleaning staff wanting to sort the room.