Dunkirk beach hotel with restaurant

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Front of property
Single Room
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; French cuisine
Bathroom sink

Overview of L'Escale

7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
351 Avenue des Bancs de Flandre, Dunkirk, 59140
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants
  • Meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Vending machine
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
  • Bike hire
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Free self-parking

Room options

Triple Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Beds

Family Room

  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 Single Beds

Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Single Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Double Room, Accessible

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Quadruple Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Dunkerque Centre
  • Malo-les-Bains Beach - 5 min drive
  • Plopsaland De Panne - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Ostende (OST-Ostend-Bruges Intl.) - 48 min drive
  • Dunkerque Station - 9 min drive
  • Dunkerque Rosendael Station - 10 min drive
  • Coudekerque-Branche Station - 12 min drive


  • Sucré Salé - 9 min walk
  • L'Iguane - 10 min walk
  • La Patatiere - 12 min walk
  • Sushi Kyo - 10 min walk
  • L'Ecume - 12 min walk

About this property


Located in the entertainment district, L'Escale is a great choice for a stay in Dunkirk.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 86 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 5 PM until 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • Limited housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This buffet restaurant specialises in French cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.49 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 1 November and 1 April.

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

L'Escale Hostel Dunkerque
L'Escale Hostel
L'Escale Dunkirk
L'Escale Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
L'Escale Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Dunkirk
L'Escale Hotel
L'Escale Dunkirk
L'Escale Hotel Dunkirk

Frequently asked questions

Is L'Escale currently open?
The property is closed between 1 November and 1 April.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at L'Escale?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at L'Escale?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at L'Escale?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at L'Escale?
You can check in from 5 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near L'Escale?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers French cuisine.
What's the area around L'Escale like?
L'Escale is located on the waterfront in Dunkerque Centre, a short 1-minute walk from Dunkerque Harbor and 14 minutes' walk from Malo-les-Bains Beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Shower had been broken and you couldn’t put the shower head in any holder as this was missing and chair in bathroom was also broken and dangerous to try and use
Glynn, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very friendly staff, nice location, near the museum and the beach. Bathroom is extremely spacious. Just missed a television.
Luiz, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Theresa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

kazuhisa, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Incredibly noisy, otherwise decent hostel
Most things were as expected - low budget accommodation, good quality for price. What was unacceptable is the high noise by a group of kids. Late at night and early in the morning they were slamming doors, running around, yelling and banging at doors. The hostel should make the adults responsible for these kids aware that this is unacceptable for other guests. Due to, we barely got any shuteye which ruined an otherwise pleasant and very well located place.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

timothy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good place for an overnight.
Friendly helpful staff, its a little practical over comfort but I would definitely stay again.
Tom, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel close to the docks
Sunny, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

This hostel is in a great location in-between the huge lovely beach and the old town. It has parking, which is a great bonus. The staff were really helpful and friendly. My only criticism was that the rooms were a bit tired. The bathroom could do with a paint job and better cleaning. Breakfast was a simple but lovely, with fresh pastries and excellent value. We liked the pool table and football. Overall, great value and we may stay again if in the area.
helen, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It's a budget hotel. Often with lots of groups. It is very clean with really comfortable beds. Breakfast was nice and well organised in light of Covid
1-night trip
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