The French Riviera is the strip of the Mediterranean coast that stretches from the town of Hyères to Menton, and the jewel in the crown that is the Azure Coast is the city of Nice. Famous for its sunshine, lively markets, colorful buildings, lovely beaches, and for being a celebrity magnet, Nice is also a good base for visiting the region. From there, you can take a quick train to Monaco, Cannes, or a longer trip to very chic St. Tropez. To make your trip to the Mediterranean a vacation to remember, book one of the best hotels in Nice, France, some of which have views and decors that will blow your chaussettes off.
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Where are the best hotels in Nice, France, located?
The seven best hotels in Nice, France
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Hôtel La Pérouse Nice Baie des Anges
The five-star, sea-front hotel La Pérousse has been welcoming sun-seeking travelers to Nice since 1936 and it is still one of the top luxury hotels in the city. While the hotel looks large, there are only 53 rooms and suites, giving the gift of space to its guests looking for a quiet stay. You can opt for a room facing the Mediterranean Sea or the property’s gardens in the back, and no matter your choice, you’ll enjoy the scenery from a small balcony or a terrace. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available and you can enjoy them inside, in the lovely conservatory, or on the terrace under the shade of the lemon trees. There is also a cocktail bar located on a secret and scenic terrace — a must-try experience if you’re staying at La Pérousse. If you don’t feel like swimming in the sea, there is a seasonal pool on site, as well as a sauna and a solarium where you can perfect your tan. The hotel La Pérouse is not only steps away from the sea and the Promenade des Anglais, it’s also next door to the charming neighborhood of Vieux Nice, i.e. Nice Old Town.
Where: 11 Quai Rauba Capeu, 06300 Nice, France
Price per night: $445
Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel
The Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel is a landmark of the city. The large yellow Belle Epoque property was built in 1848 but was fully renovated at the end of 2022 to offer its guests modern yet elegant rooms equipped with all the modern amenities. Each of the 151 rooms and suites has air conditioning, a large flat-screen TV, and an espresso machine. Guests can opt for a garden or sea view for their accommodation. The hotel is located just a 10 minutes’ walk from the Old Town, and three minutes from the Promenade des Anglais and the beach. There is a spa on site for body treatments, as well as a sauna, steam room, and a relaxation area. The rooftop and its panoramic view of the sea and the city is home to the hotel’s restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and bar. The sophisticated lounge in the lobby also offers light meals and drinks.
Where: 12 Av. de Verdun, 06000 Nice, France
Price per night: $403
Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
The iconic Palais de la Méditerranée, a property dating back to 1929, is one of Nice’s most iconic hotels. Although it is now owned by Hyatt, the large Art Deco property that faces the famous Promenade des Anglais and the Mediterranean Sea, has retained all its luxury and historic charm. The five-star Palais de la Méditerranée consists of 187 modern rooms, including nine suites, either facing the sea or the city center. There are two swimming pools on site, one seasonal outdoor pool with views of the sea, and one indoors next to the sauna and the steam room. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are available at the restaurant (expect Mediterranean cuisine), and cocktails and tapas are served at the on-site bar. (Note that both the bar and the restaurant face the sea.) This property is only two miles from Old Town, less than one mile from Place Masséna, and 1.2 miles from the must-see Orthodox Saint-Nicolas Cathedral.
Where: 13 Prom. des Anglais, 06000 Nice, France
Price per night: $335
Boscolo Nice Hôtel & Spa
The Boscolo Nice Hôtel & Spa is a dazzling five-star property located in the city center, just a 10 minutes’ walk from the Promenade des Anglais and the Place Masséna, and a 20 minutes’ walk from the Old Town. The white, Belle Epoque facade of the historic hotel is one that catches the eye, but inside, the decor, a mix of modern and classic, is just as beautiful. The 112 sophisticated rooms and suites are all decorated in shades of white to inspire peace and quiet. The spa offers body and facial treatments alongside sessions in the heated pool, steam room, sauna, and relaxation room. If the indoor pool isn’t what you’re looking for, the rooftop, with its sun loungers, comfy sofas, cocktail bar, and views over the city and the sea, may be more to your taste. There is an Italian restaurant on site and an Italian bar for all the limoncello spritz and charcuterie boards your heart desires.
Where: 12 Bd Victor Hugo, 06000 Nice, France
Price per night: $277
Le Meridien Nice
Le Méridien Nice likely has the most sought-after postal address in all of Nice (and maybe the south of France): #1 Promonade des Anglais. Needless to say, the location of this Marriott property is top-notch: It faces the sea so access to the beach is quick and easy. Unlike many other luxury hotels in the city, Le Méridien is not a historic property and its exterior isn’t anything to write home about, but inside, it’s all bout modern refinements with a beautiful mid-century aesthetic. If the interior decor isn’t what interests you, focus on the views — you can opt for an accommodation with vistas of the sea or the garden, both of which are lovely. The rooftop heated swimming pool also has views of the sea, but you may want to relax in the spa’s steam room or hot tub instead. There are several food and drinks options on site, all of which have views over the Mediterranean Sea.
Where: 1 Prom. des Anglais, 06046 Nice, France
Price per night: $289
The best asset of luxury property Villa Victoria is not its beautiful exterior with its green shutters and wrought-iron balconies, nor is it its great location in the city center of Nice — it’s its large, lush, and peaceful garden. Guests can opt for a room with a view of the garden or the city, but no matter the decision, they are sure to enjoy the comfort offered. While there is no restaurant on site, breakfast is available indoors or on the tranquil terrace, and refreshments are available from the bar service at your disposal. The hotel is located just 10 minutes from the beach and the Promenade des Anglais.
Where: 33 Bd Victor Hugo, 06000 Nice, France
Price per night: $181
Le Negresco, with its elaborate facade, pink roof, and rotunda, is possibly the most famous building in all of Nice. Since it opened in 1913, it’s attracted celebrities and artists, but it could also be your home for a night or two during your visit to Nice. Located right on the Promenade des Anglais, Le Negresco has its own beach club and beach restaurant that guests are highly encouraged to visit for the full Nice experience. The 102 rooms and 26 suites that make up Le Negresco are as extravagant as the building exterior: Expect rich, patterned textiles, art pieces everywhere, chandeliers, and gilded furniture. There are several food and drinks options on site, all of which are worth a visit, if only for the over-the-top decor.
Where: 37 Prom. des Anglais, 06000 Nice, France
Price per night: $102