A selection of the best luxury hotels in Nice, France. A selection by Laura Becker
Experience the timeless elegance of Hotel Le Negresco, situated on the stunning beachfront of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Each individually decorated room and suite boasts period furniture, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with a private bathroom. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast in La Rotonde restaurant, snacks and drinks in the British-style bar, and gourmet meals at the Michelin-starred Le Chantecler restaurant. Make use of the complimentary WiFi and fitness centre, and take advantage of the private beach area for a fee. Hotel Le Negresco is just a 15-minute walk from the Old Town and train station, and 5 km from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. A limousine shuttle service is available for a surcharge upon request and private parking is provided on-site.
Rooms: 128 Stars: 5
Experience the unique charm of Boutique Hotel Nice Côte d’azur. Newly opened in March 2021, this cozy 4-star hotel offers a range of amenities, including air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace. The hotel also offers room service, concierge service, evening entertainment and luggage storage. Each room is equipped with a desk, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, fridge, bed linen and towels. Enjoy a continental breakfast and explore the nearby attractions, such as Plage Lido, Plage du Ruhl and Plage Sporting. Located conveniently in Nice, the hotel is just 10 km from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, making it the perfect destination for a great value stay.
Rooms: 19 Stars: 4
Experience unrivaled luxury at Boscolo Exedra Nice. Located in central Nice, this Belle Époque-style hotel features an indoor swimming pool and 500m² spa and fitness centre. Enjoy the spacious guest rooms, decorated in shades of white and gold, which include air conditioning, minibar, free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Treat yourself to breakfast served on the terrace or in the comfort of your room. Relax and soak up the sun on the panoramic rooftop terrace with a heated swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Just 10-minutes away, you can explore the Old Town and 700 metres away, Nice Train Station. Boscolo Exedra Nice provides a 24-hour reception and tour desk.
Rooms: 112 Stars: 5
L’Abeille Nice is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a stylish and unique stay in Nice. Situated just 280 metres from MAMAC, this aparthotel offers guests free WiFi, fully equipped kitchen and dining area, a dishwasher, microwave, seating area and/or balcony, TV and iPad upon request, and garden for relaxation. Breakfast and brunch options can be delivered for an extra fee. The property is conveniently located near Place Massena and Avenue Jean Medecin, and just 10 km from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.
Rooms: 9 Stars: 4
Experience 5-star luxury at Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée, an art-deco style hotel situated on the Promenade des Anglais. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Baie des Anges from the rooftop bar and furnished terraces. Relax in the indoor and outdoor pools, hammam and sauna, or stay active at the fitness centre. Sip drinks at the Lounge Bar Le 3e, and savour Mediterranean and regional cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant. Free WiFi, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a flat-screen TV are provided in each air-conditioned room and suite. Nice Train Station is a 5-minute walk, and Nice-Cote d’Azur Airport is 6 km away. Plus, this hotel is eco-certified by Green Globe.
Rooms: 187 Stars: 5
Experience a great stay at Hotel Apollinaire, located in the heart of Nice city. Just 1 km from the beach and Promenade des Anglais, it is also 650 metres from Place Massena and Promenade du Paillon Park. All the air-conditioned guest rooms come with a contemporary décor, flat-screen TV, electric kettle, safety deposit box and minibar. The private bathroom has a bath or a shower. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast in the dining room or on the terrace. Hotel Apollinaire is 1 km from Nice’s Old Town and 1.5 km from Acropolis Congress Centre. Nice Etoile Shopping Centre and Nice-Ville Train Station are also nearby.
Rooms: 102 Stars: 4
Experience a luxurious stay in the heart of Nice. La Malmaison, a boutique hotel inspired by the roaring twenties, offers soundproofed rooms with air-conditioning, large French windows, flat-screen TVs with free VODinn access and private bathrooms with a bath or shower. Free WiFi access is available throughout the hotel. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast daily in the communal lounge. The hotel’s lounge bar is open throughout the day and features a large flat-screen TV and free WiFi. Staff are available 24/7 to help with local tours and excursions. Located just 450 metres from Promenade des Anglais and the beach and 15 minutes from Old Nice, La Malmaison is 650 metres from Nice-Ville Train Station and the direct shuttle to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.
Rooms: 37 Stars: 4
Set in the heart of Nice, Palais Saleya is a majestic 18th-century building. It offers comfortable apartments and suites, all with air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs with international channels. Guests can enjoy a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine and Nespresso coffee machine, as well as a complimentary daily supply of coffee capsules. A continental breakfast is also available daily. Located at the entrance to the Old Town, the property is close to the Promenade des Anglais and beach, as well as a variety of restaurants, bars and evening entertainment. The nearby Cours Saleya, Place Massena and Coulée Verte park with its playground and fountains are all within easy reach. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is just 7.6 km away.
Rooms: 26 Stars: 4
After a day of sightseeing, relax in the hotel garden and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. During the summer, savour a meal outside on the terrace. The hotel also provides a free shuttle service to the airport. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, Hotel Le Petit Palais is the perfect place to stay. Enjoy a unique experience in a delightful property with charming views, located in the heart of Nice.
Rooms: 25 Stars: 4
Experience the best of Nice from the comfort of Le Meridien Nice. This elegant hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is a stone’s throw from the Old Town. It boasts a modern, air-conditioned guestrooms, a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views, an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and a patio area. Breakfast is served every morning at the Riviera Space, and meals can be enjoyed on the terrace. Easy access to Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport (8 km) and the Nice Train Station (1 km) is available. Public parking is also available for a fee.
Rooms: 318 Stars: 4
Best areas to find hotels in Nice, France
Nice, France is a beautiful and popular tourist destination with a wide range of accommodation options available. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious 5-star hotel, a cozy boutique hotel, or an affordable budget-friendly option, there are plenty of great places to stay in Nice.
The city center is one of the best areas to find a hotel in Nice. This area is home to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena, and the Old Town (Vieille Ville). You’ll find a variety of accommodation options here, from high-end luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels.
The Promenade des Anglais is a lively area with plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars. It is also home to some of the city’s most luxurious hotels, such as the Hotel Negresco, Hotel Le Negresco, and the Hotel Windsor. This part of the city is perfect for those who want to be close to the beach and the promenade.
The area around Place Massena is also a popular choice for those looking for a hotel in Nice. This area is located near the Old Town and is home to a variety of accommodation options, from high-end luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels. Popular hotels in this area include the Hotel Le Palais de la Mediterranee and the Hotel Splendid.
The Old Town is a great place to stay if you’re looking for a more traditional and authentic experience in Nice. This area is full of narrow cobblestone streets, colourful buildings, and plenty of cafes and restaurants. You’ll find a variety of accommodation options here, including boutique hotels, guesthouses, and apartments. Popular hotels in the Old Town area include the Hotel Le Sainte Devote and the Hotel Le Petit Palais.
If you’re looking for a more modern and luxurious experience, the area around the Port of Nice is a great choice. This area is home to some of the city’s most luxurious hotels, such as the Radisson Blu Nice, the Hotel Negresco, and the Hotel Le Meridien. This part of the city is also close to the beach and the Promenade des Anglais.
No matter what your budget or needs, there are plenty of great places to stay in Nice. From high-end luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to be close to the beach, the Old Town, or the port, you’ll find the perfect accommodation option in Nice.