I stayed at the Figeac Best Western in May for a business trip. As this is one of the only hotels in this sleepy little town (certainly the only name-brand hotel) it’s a little difficult to know what to expect. I guess I would expect more of a Best Western in a larger city. The front desk personnel were courteous and polite but distracted by multi-tasking in the restaurant and elsewhere. There are not a lot of amenities other than the restaurant. You don’t necessarily need a car to get around Figeac, although I can’t imagine you wouldn’t have one. There is free parking just down the street from the hotel.
The restaurant is convenient in that it is open daily, whereas many restaurants in the city are closed on Sundays and Mondays. The breakfast had a decent selection of continental offerings. For dinner, there is a full bar and full menu, although they don’t serve until after 7 pm … usually closer to 7:30. When the weather is nice, you can sit outside next to the river. It looked like the only restaurant that offered that kind of setting. The fish and the duck dishes were decent. On nights when other restaurants are open, you can easily walk to just about any of them.
My room was very basic. It was spacious enough, but there wasn’t much appealing about spending any time in there. The bed was composed of two twin-sized beds pushed together. The desk was small but workable and the wireless access was fairly dependable. The bathroom was fairly large (actually, I had a handicap-accessible room) but lacked amenities. There was one soap dispenser at the sink and one at the shower. While it wasn’t luxurious, it was kept clean. Sleep quality was ok. My room was near two intersecting streets and I could hear cars and trucks constantly.
I imagine this hotel is probably the best in town, but there isn’t much competition. I’d stay again if I’m every in Figeac because it is convenient and, well, there isn’t much choice. less