Le Plaza is physically connected to the convention center, about a 15-minute walk from the "old town." Though virtually all alike, the renovated guestrooms, which open to exceptionally wide, well-lit corridors, are the best we saw in Basel. The hotel offers a weekend special at 245 Sfr. ($217) per night for a double room with breakfast, a bottle of champagne, free parking, late checkout and is the best value in town. During the week, prices are much higher.

Even if you don't stay at Le Plaza, stop by for a drink beneath the life-size wooden horse that sits astride the lobby bar. Late in the evening it is not uncommon for well-oiled, visiting firemen to attempt to mount and ride it.

Street Address: Messeplatz 25
City: Basel
Country: Switzerland
Phone: 011 41 615 55 33 33
Fax: 011 41 615 55 39 70
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Quality: Rating: 4 stars
Value: Rating: 2 stars
Price Level: $$$$
Type: Hotel