There are not a lot of choices for Westerners in Dien Bien Phu. A1 Hotel is a solid choice, though it's a bit rough around the edges. However, it's conveniently located next to the A1 battlefield, the Dien Bien Phu Museum, the Cemetary, and about 20 minutes from the Command Bunker. I wouldn't visit the restaurant next to the Hotel. Although it's a bit spartanesque, the hotel was better than I expected.