We would highly recommend Villa Portillon. It is located on a quiet street just a block off the main street. The English owners, Michael and Annette, have updated the property to appeal to English-speaking travelers (big rooms, modern bathrooms – with washcloths!, comfy beds and pillows, a mini-bar with cold drinks and wine on the honor system, fast internet). Breakfast was fresh, plentiful, and included. Michael and Annette were helpful in every way; Annette even did our laundry for us, and wouldn’t take more than her 5 Euro fee.
We also recommend Castel de la Pique. It’s a little further from downtown, so you’ll get a walk in when you want to go to restaurants, the grocery or pharmacy, but it’s not far, and you get to walk through Luchon’s lovely parks. The bathrooms are a little more basic, but the rooms on the 1st floor (2nd floor to Americans) have big picture windows looking out to the mountains. What they don’t offer in the way of laundry or drinks is offset by their warmth, charm and enthusiasm. Also, we are so thankful they introduced us to our taxi/chauffeur:
Taxi services in Luchon aren’t cheap; one company seems to have a monopoly. But Didier of Class Services, was very reasonable, professional and timely, not to mention sweet, friendly and helpful beyond the call of duty.