"Smack in the middle of Avignon, parking offsite"
After a terrible driving experience in the tiny TINY maze-like streets of Avignon, we found the hotel. It is right in the middle of Avignon and well located if you want to stay within the city walls. The Palais du Papes is two minutes walking distance, and the city center is just outside the hotel entrance. BUT, parking is offsite, which we didn't know, and an additional fee, which we also didn't know. This was an unpleasant surprise. Our first room smelled like old cigarettes and mold. The staff changed our room, so the second room only smelled little moldy, but the building is old in an ancient city, sooooo a scented candle and the fan helped. The room was clean, quiet, and large (by European standards). Our room faced a quiet side street, and we heard church bells until early evening, which was nice. There was an old church right outside the window, which was pretty to look at. The next time we go to Avignon, we will stay at a hotel outside the city walls, which have easy to access, have easier parking, and the walk into the city is about five-ten minutes, very close and easy access. The hotel overall was ok. For a REAL treat, go to the restaurant right next to the Plais du Papes, Christian Etienne. It is incredible. The location can't be beat, but beyond that, the food is AMAZING and innovative. Overall, Avignon can be seen and enjoyed in about a day or two.