Concierge.com's insider take:
This converted 19th-century townhouse offers exceptional service and midsize, light-filled rooms mixing traditional furnishings (big, old mirrored armoires and ladder-back chairs) with bland functional pieces and halogen lamps. Accommodations tend toward Laura Ashley due to the flowery curtains, bedspreads, and carpeting in rich primaries. It's located in the city center, about a seven-minute walk from the train station and a short hike from the Loire. The prices are excellent and the included buffet breakfast is stupendous.