In Montpellier for a conference and staying at the conference venue was prohibitively expensive so I found this place 1km across the city center. Its right around the corner from Montpellier's Arc de Triomphe and the Promenade du Peyrou, and the local botanical gardens. The location right on one edge of the compact city center makes it well-situation from which to explore the medieval old down, where everything's within about a 20 minute walk.
The room was comfortable, with a desk and couch in our room (although it's in an old building so I think all room configurations are different), and a large, spacious bathroom. The staff was helpful with check in and ordering a cab for us at check out, and very patient with our (particularly my) very bad French. They did not replenish the bottles of water in the in-room fridge everyday but were happy to fetch more for us upon request. Wireless is free, but the setup is a little unusual as you need to get a unique login for each device. I'd brought a bunch of devices and demo hardware for my work event so this was a bit of a hassle but only due to my specific circumstances. Breakfast is available for a fee (per person so this can add up). It's got solid continental breakfast options (great jams), and the breakfast room is nice and picturesque. I took advantage of this quite a bit since I could expense the breakfast and I was in a hurry in the mornings, but for the casual traveler, allow me to recommend the boulangerie next door, which is much cheaper, and has incredible bread, cheese, sandwiches, and quiches. It's only open in the morning and a line forms quickly, but it's well worth it.
Finally, let me just say a word about the Best Western brand: I've stayed in BWs in, say, California, where you pay $200+/night for a generic room with heat-lamped breakfasts and surly desk attendants. Here, it's still kind of a BW budget feel but actually at a budget price, the service is good French service and they actually make an effort to make your stay comfortable. If I ever come back to Montpellier I would certainly consider staying here again. less