This is a very small family run hotel right on Omaha beach across from the National Guard and 29th Division Monuments. If you are going near or during the D-Day anniversary week, as I did, I can’t imagine a better location. All of the rooms seem to have a view of the beach and it was great to walk the beach every evening after sightseeing when the tide was out. There are two good restaurants on premise, a more formal one off the lobby and a popular pizza & casual food bar/restaurant off the lower deck facing the beach. The rooms seem to have been remodeled fairly recently and so there is a large modern shower (don’t flush while someone is in the shower) but the design choice, in our twin room shared by friends, to have a large jetted tub in the living area and no door on the sink/shower room does not allow for privacy and wasted a lot of space. All of the sights regarding the invasion are within a short drive but, if you want more dining and literally any shopping options, I’d recommend staying inland at Ste. Mere d’Eglise or Bayeux.
The hotel was very clean and comfortable, and the service was excellent. My wife and I arrived a bit late in the evening coming from Paris, and Madame Suzel Clemencon kept the dining room open late and served us dinner when we arrived. She was very kind and welcoming to us when we got there. The food for dinner was delicious! Breakfast was set up for us the next morning before we checked out, and the staff was courteous and helpful while we ate and checked out. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Omaha Beach area.
A slightly alpine tilt to this beach side hotel which is clean & rather quickly decorated. Friendly, straightforward, helpful staff. Plain, but fine room with a sea view - recommended as the hotel has such an elevated position. A short walk to the Les Braves memorial. A seafood supper was absolutely delicious, as was breakfast. We hope to return. Do stay here.
This gem at the west end of Omaha Beach is managed and run by Mr. & Mdme. Clemensont, and is open in season from about Apr-Oct. Many folks know Du Casino from a casual lunch in En Bar, a wonderful spot looking over the beach, serving drinks, pizza, moulles, and much more. But the traveler would do well to book a room at the hotel, demi-pension. The rooms are great - many have been recently updated and all are clean, good sleeping rooms with views of the beach. In the evenings, we open our windows to enjoy the cool air and the sound of the waves crashing.
Breakfast is continental with fresh fruits, meats, cheese, fresh cakes, etc. And dinner is the main event! With exceptional service, Hotel Du Casino turns out some of the best dishes I've had in France. Their Moulles (starter) are to die for, then you have the choice of a fish or viand. We had some wonderful fishes and some veal dishes during our 4 nights there. And save room - salad & cheese after the main (of course!) and then DELICIOUS desserts. The house rose is perfect with either.
Consider Du Casino for your base camp when you explore Normandy. It's close to many, many places of interest, and you can start each day with a leisurely walk along the famous Omaha beach.
A fantastic place. A very friendly host, a lovely bar with a nice barman, a dining room with a most amazing view, but please employ a new competent cook. The veal was cooked to stone and the returned course was only marginally better. The very inexperienced waitress said he was having difficulties because there wer so many guests! The restaurant was half full!
Despite all this I will return.