24 Best Boutique Hotels in Nice in 2024

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You are traveling to the French Riviera soon and still haven’t booked a place to stay?

Well, then you have come to the right place as I live in Nice and will show you the 24 best boutique hotels in town.

From chic, modern options to romantic and cozy dwellings, all of these boutique hotels are stylish and comfortable.

They offer a great range of amenities such as swimming pools, and gardens with views, and some even have spas where you can relax after a long day of sightseeing.

Also, all the hotels listed below are conveniently located close to all the major attractions in Nice and provide easy access to the beach and other tourist sites.

Keep reading to find the best boutique hotel for your stay in Nice, France.


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What is a Boutique Hotel?

A boutique hotel is a small, independently owned and operated property that offers guests a unique experience.

Boutique hotels are typically located in vibrant city centers or popular tourist destinations, with each one offering its own distinct style and decor.

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Unlike traditional chain hotels, boutique hotels offer individualized services and amenities such as concierge service, personalized attention from the staff, upscale dining options, luxurious guest rooms with modern furnishings and fixtures, exclusive spa treatments, and more.

These features make them an ideal choice for travelers looking for something special during their stay.

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24 Best Boutique Hotels in Nice, France

Summary: The Top 5 Boutique Hotels in Nice

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Keep reading for a detailed description of each one of the best small luxury hotels in Nice.

1- Hotel La Pérouse – for a luxurious Mediterranean Stay

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⭐️ Rating: 9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Hotel La Perouse is an incredible luxurious 4-star boutique hotel located in the Port area of Nice (one of my favorites!).

Situated in a stunning former 19th-century mansion, this unique property offers guests a unique and luxurious experience.

It is conveniently located within walking distance of the vibrant city center and many popular tourist attractions such as Cours Saleya, Promenade des Anglais, and Castle Hill.

Excellent location, lovely hotel with a quirky layout, built into the cliff face, Ideally located for the old town and the port.

Lovely pool area which is ideal for relaxing, with a dip in a nice clean pool. The staff were very friendly and the restaurant / bar area is ideal for breakfast.

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The hotel is beautifully decorated in a Mediterranean style and boasts elegant interiors and wooden furnishings, as well as a large terrace with stunning views of the city.

Guests can also enjoy a delicious breakfast served daily in the dining room.

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2- Palais Saleya Boutique Hôtel – for the ultimate stay in Nice’s trendiest area

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⭐️ Rating: 9.1/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Palais Saleya Boutique Hôtel is a luxurious boutique hotel nestled in a stunning 18th-century building in Cours Saleya, one of Nice’s trendiest areas.

The hotel features huge stylish and modern rooms, which are equipped with flat-screen TVs and cozy furnishings, and all the amenities you can possibly imagine.

A superb stay in a beautiful city and an exceptional apartment at the centre of everything.

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Here, details are everything and the hotel’s staff will be happy to help you with anything you need. The rooftop terrace is also ideal for taking in views of Nice’s beauty and enjoying a glass of your favorite drink.

The hotel’s location makes it ideal for exploring all the city attractions and its many great restaurants are steps away.

3- Hotel Le Petit Palais – to feel like royalty

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⭐️ Rating: 8.9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Hotel Le Petit Palais is definitely one of the best hotels in Nice.

This stunning hotel is located only 10 minutes away from Musée March Chagall and feels like a delightful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Nice.

Absolutely wonderful hotel. Gorgeous interior, wonderful staff and a delicious range of food and drinks available.

We stayed for one week on our honeymoon and we could not have been treated any better by the fantastic team at Petit Palais, who clearly take a great deal of pride in their work.

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Picture a beautiful villa with a luscious garden, wonderful rooms, and impeccable service. The pool and breakfast are also wonderful.

4- Casa Musa – an exclusive oasis

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⭐️ Rating: 9.8/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Casa Musa is a top-notch boutique hotel located in the heart of the city.

I’ve never felt so at home while staying in a hotel.

The property is absolutely stunning, the home is artfully decorated, and the breakfast in the garden had us feeling like royalty. If you’re staying in Nice you would be remiss not to try to land yourself here.

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This unique place features a peaceful oasis with tranquil gardens and a terrace surrounded by lush vegetation.. The property is absolutely stunning and artfully decorated, and the delicious organic and locally-sourced breakfasts in the garden will have you feeling like royalty.

5- Hôtel Suisse – for a beautiful Italian-style hotel with a private beach and views of the sea

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⭐️ Rating: 8.5/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

The location of Hotel Suisse is simply fantastic. This property features incredible views of the Promenade des Anglais and is just a few steps away from its private beach.

Facilities and staff are amazing. Can’t fault anything, excellent room.

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The hotel features Italian-style decor, with beautiful furniture and art pieces. The rooms are modern and well-equipped, but the views from the balconies are just unbeatable.

6- Hotel Amour Nice – For a cool and vintage decor

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⭐️ Rating: 8.8/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Hotel Amour is a cool and chic hotel located very near to the picturesque Promenade des Anglais, offering guests easy access to the beach and other attractions.

The hotel features tastefully vintage decor with bright and airy rooms equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay – and Instagram pictures. Also, the books in the rooms make them even cozier.

“We LOVED the decor, the cleanliness, the staff, the SMELL! The whole hotel has a lovely warm fresh smell, it’s absolutely fantastic! we had a wonderful stay and will absolutely be back!”

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Additionally, Hotel Amour is also home to one of my favorite restaurants in Nice – a cozy bistro offering delicious French cuisine and a great selection of wines.

Guests can also enjoy a variety of services such as free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a complimentary breakfast buffet, and more.

7- Hotel Villa Les Cygnes – for a romantic stay on a French villa

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⭐️ Rating: 9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Another favorite, Hotel Villa Les Cygnes is an intimate boutique hotel located in a beautiful historic villa.

This hotel is wonderfully located in a quiet upscale neighborhood.

It’s small, which is great, and the owner is charming and very helpful. Our breakfast in the garden was excellent.

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The villa itself offers guests a charming and homey atmosphere with its classic french decor, while the comfortable rooms feature modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay.

This hotel also features a stunning garden, a terrace, and even a coffee house on-site.

8- La Villa Nice Promenade – for an elegant stay on the Promenade

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⭐️ Rating: 8.6/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

La Villa Nice Promenade belongs to the same group as La Villa Nice Victor Hugo but is located in the Promenade des Anglais. It is definitely one of the best hotels in Nice.

The location was great, very near to the important avenue. Near to a lot of restaurants and options to eat.

We loved the concept of the hotel. There is a beautiful place to read a book or to take a coffee. The hotel exterior is pretty cute.

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This beautiful property offers guests an experience of incredible quality, with its elegant interiors and modern furnishings. It is conveniently located right at the beach and near all the city attractions.

The hotel also boasts a bar, a lounge area, and a rooftop with stunning views.

Apart from its great location, La Villa Nice Promenade is also known for its wonderful breakfast buffet. Guests can also enjoy the services of the hotel’s concierge who will be happy to help them plan their stay in Nice.

9- Hotel de France – for a beautifully decorated boutique hotel

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⭐️ Rating: 9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Situated just steps away from the Promenade des Anglais in the Carré d’or district (I live in this area and absolutely love it) Hotel de France is a beautiful boutique hotel with classic decor and modern amenities.

The hotel features beautiful and spacious rooms and a lovely breakfast.

It was amazing at the property. Staff, clean, the hotel, breakfast and all are amazing.

The location is perfect. We are very excited vor next trip to this hotel.

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10- Le Dortoir – for the ultimate luxurious experience

Le Dortoir

⭐️ Rating: 8.9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Le Dortoir is one of Nice’s most luxurious boutique hotels.

From the moment you step into the hotel, you will be impressed by its modern and stylish design. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with all the amenities you would expect from a high-end hotel and some of them with either a balcony or a terrace to enjoy the beautiful view of the city.

The room was beautiful, very comfortable and felt very luxe. T

he staff were very helpful, particularly assisting with getting our luggage up the stairs.

Located in a great area with lots of shopping and restaurants in very close proximity. Would definitely stay here again!

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11- Villa Otero – luxurious and perfect for day trips

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⭐️ Rating: 8.1/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Located very close to the train station, Villa Otero is a beautiful and comfortable hotel that offers guests the perfect combination of convenience and luxury.

Wonderful. It exceeded my expectation considering the price we payed. Nice and cozy rooms, big enough bathroom, super clean and comfortable bed. In fact, we added one more night.

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The hotel is beautifully decorated, with rooms that are modern and spacious. The hotel also offers a delicious breakfast buffet.

Finally, the location is ideal for travelers who want to explore the city and its attractions and go on day trips to places like Monaco or Cannes.

12- Hotel La Villa Nice Victor Hugo – for sophisticated decor

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⭐️ Rating: 9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Hotel La Villa Nice Victor Hugo does boutique in great style. This property features luxurious and elegant rooms that are decorated in a modern, sophisticated manner.

 Great little hotel in a very good location. Easy walking distance to shops restaurants and the main part of the city. The room was beautiful, and the view was great.

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Guests can also enjoy the bar and the fabulous lounge area and one of the best and most convenient locations in nice.

13- Le Windsor – for a unique tropical resort vibe

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⭐️ Rating: 9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

This charming hotel is set in a 19th-century building in central Nice and features a beautiful tropical garden, a swimming pool, and even an organic restaurant that serves delicious meals all day long.

The Windsor is a charming hotel full. of character. We love the garden where we could relax in the afternoon.

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Full of character, this hidden gem also features a fitness and wellness center, hammam, sauna, and massage treatments.

14- Hôtel Villa Rivoli – for a charming French hotel

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⭐️ Rating: 8.2/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Hôtel Villa Rivoli is one of the most charming and traditional hotels in Nice, located in the heart of the city.

“My boyfriend and I LOVED this charming hotel that exuded French Riviera vibes. We had a stunning view out onto a courtyard that I could have sat and enjoyed reading at all day long.”

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This hotel offers guests a wonderful classic French experience with its beautiful interiors, antique furniture, and modern amenities. The rooms are spacious and full of light, and the hotel’s breakfast has been praised by many guests.

The hotel also features a fabulous outdoor pool

15- Hôtel Nice Excelsior – for a comfortable stay and a warm welcome

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⭐️ Rating: 8.5/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Hôtel Nice Excelsior is a 4-star boutique hotel located in the heart of Nice.

“Location is perfect. Near the train station to visit other towns on the French Riviera including the country of Monaco. Most things were walking distance or the city rail is nearby.”

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This property offers guests big and comfortable rooms (some of them with a wonderful balcony), warm service, and a fantastic location: close to the train station but also to the beach.

16- Hotel Le Grimaldi – for a comfy stay close to everything

Le Grimaldi

⭐️ Rating: 9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Located near Vieux Nice, Hotel Grimaldi is a colorful and charming place to stay.

The hotel features a Belle Epoque-inspired interior design with plenty of natural light and colors, as well as comfortable rooms with good en-suite bathrooms. Guests can take advantage of the hotel’s delicious breakfast buffet.

Also, the location is great for exploring the area and all its attractions.

Very pleasant stay in the hotel, great location and kind welcome and service by the hotel team

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17- Hôtel Apollinaire Nice – for a fabulous stay in a freshly renovated and modern hotel

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⭐️ Rating: 8.9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Hôtel Apollinaire Nice is the perfect place for those who want to stay in a luxurious hotel with modern and stylish decor.

Overall a very nice stay and I will return on my next trip to Nice.

Very nice facility, the rooms are comfortable and clean. Very friendly staff and a nice breakfast buffet.

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Freshly renovated, the interior is very chic, stylish, and freshly renovated, bed very comfortable

18– La Malmaison Nice Boutique Hôtel – for an elegant and classy hotel

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⭐️ Rating: 8.5/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

La Malmaison Nice Boutique Hotel is another great place to stay in Nice.

Decorated in elegant neutral colors and featuring modern furniture, this hotel offers guests a luxurious experience. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and feature all the amenities you would expect from an upscale hotel.

Perfect all around. The staff are super nice and thoughtful, the location is perfect and the food is great.

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The hotel’s location is also ideal: close to the beach, shopping areas, and nightlife spots. Guests can also enjoy the delicious breakfast buffet in the morning.

19- Hotel Rossetti – for a fabulous stay in Vieux Nice

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⭐️ Rating: 9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Hotel Rossetti is a classic boutique hotel located in the old town of Nice and perfect for exploring this area of town.

A hidden gem. Darling boutique hotel.

Large room, very modern bathroom, hospitality was exceptional. They went above and beyond to help me with my missing luggage upon arrival.

The location is perfect to reach the water, market, water, shopping, restaurants, and coffee shops. The entrance is on a pedestrian street, making it a perfect location

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The hotel features elegant interiors, modern furnishings, and large and stunning rooms. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast served daily in the dining room or take advantage of the hotel’s terrace for a relaxing afternoon.

20- Hotel So’Co by Happyculture – for a cozy stay in a convenient location

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⭐️ Rating: 9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Also located near the Nice-Ville Gare, Hotel So’Co by Happyculture offers an overall great experience with its contemporary decor and modern design.

“The room was very modern and clean, also the size for a single room was a quite big, so it’s perfect for a solo traveler like me.

The breakfast was very good and the staffs were friendly.”

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The hotel features stylish rooms, some of which have balconies, a lovely lounge area, and a delicious breakfast buffet in the morning.

21- Sonder at Yelo Jean Médecin – for a chic and modern hotel in the heart of the city.

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⭐️ Rating: 9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Sonder at Yelo Jean Médecin has a chic and minimalist design and is located in the heart of Nice’s shopping district.

“The rooms are super clean, very well designed. They have great suggestions and recommendations which are personally tested by the staff.”

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This hotel offers guests comfortable and modern rooms that are equipped with all the amenities you would expect from a luxury boutique hotel. Guests can also enjoy the lounge area, a delicious breakfast buffet, and easy access to downtown attractions. It’s definitely worth checking out!

22- Hotel Villa Victoria – for a lovely stay in a villa

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⭐️ Rating: 9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Let’s be honest: who can truly resist the thought of staying in a charming French Villa? Hotel Villa Victoria is the perfect place for a romantic getaway.

Excellent hotel with a great location. 5 mins walk from a tram stop. Helpful staff. Very good breakfast. Comfy bed.

Clean throughout. Safe in room with clear instructions. Kettle, tea, coffee and daily free bottled water all appreciated. Garden area a big bonus for alfresco breakfast and evening drinks.

Room size, small double was as expected and overall value for money.

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Picture a quaint villa with a beautiful garden and terrace, comfy and homey rooms, and a delicious breakfast buffet.

Enjoy the sun while having breakfast on the terrace and in the afternoon, come back for a cup of tea or glass of champagne.

23- The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture – a vibrant and chic hotel

The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture

⭐️ Rating: 9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture is a modern and vibrant boutique hotel located in the heart of Nice.

Wonderful. Great location, staff were super friendly!

When i requested a room with lots of natural light and above level 3 they were so accomodating AND when I arrived 2hrs before check in my room was ready!

I loved the decor + ambiance , location is excellent -just 5 minutes walk to Promenade Anglais, and Messina Museum.

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The rooms are spacious, stylishly decorated, and equipped with all the amenities you would expect from a high-end hotel and even a kitchenette, which is fantastic for those who want to stay in and cook or at least be able to save some delicious croissants for later.

24- Hôtel Le Meurice – for a cozy and convenient stay near the beach

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⭐️ Rating: 9/10 | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Just 5 minutes away from Promenade des Anglais, Hotel Le Meurice is a luxurious boutique hotel with a unique design.

Location, cleanliness 10/10, friendly staff and super breakfast!

Located on a small street a few steps from Ruhl Plage, the promenade and many restaurants near. Bike rental close. Great bathroom.

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Each room features a homely decor and super comfortable beds. The location is, however, the best part. You’ll be able to easily access the beach, visit some of the city’s attractions and be close to so many good restaurants.

Best Small Luxury Hotels in Nice: Frequently Asked Questions

Finally, we will go over some frequently asked questions about the best small luxury hotels in Nice.

What is the most unique hotel in Nice?

From our list, we would say that Hotel Amour and Le Windsor are the most unique hotel in Nice. Hotel Amour because its stylish design makes it stand out from the others, and Le Windsor because it offers a tropical resort vibe and amenities you won’t find easily in France.

Where is the best area to stay in nice?

The best areas to stay in Nice are the Old Town, Carré d’Or, Promenade des Anglais, and Place Massena.

In the Old Town, you’ll find cobblestone streets, old-world charm, and a rich cultural heritage. The area is full of character and history, with many attractions such as Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas and the Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Carré d’Or is an upscale neighborhood for those looking for some shopping, dining, and sightseeing.

The Promenade des Anglais is a popular spot for beachgoers. Enjoy the sun and take in beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Finally, Place Massena is a bustling area with some of the best shops, restaurants, and bars in the city.

Are there any pet-friendly luxury hotels in Nice?

Yes, many of the small luxury hotels in Nice offer pet-friendly services for their guests. Some properties even provide special amenities and activities for pets to enjoy.

Some really pet-friendly hotels in Nice include Le Negresco, Hotel de France, Villa Otero, and Hôtel Le Petit Palais.

What types of activities can I do near the small luxury hotels in Nice?

There are plenty of things to do near the small luxury hotels in Nice. Guests can explore the vibrant city center, take part in cultural events, or enjoy a relaxing stroll along one of the many beaches.

You can read about the best things to do in Nice here.

Are there any boutique hotels with parking in Nice?

Yes, several of the boutique hotels in Nice offer ample parking for their guests. For example, Villa Angelu, Hotel de France, and Palais Saleya.

How did we choose these hotels?

The hotels featured on this list will always be the best-reviewed, highest-rated, and most luxurious boutique hotels in Nice. Our team of experts has hand-picked each one to ensure that you are getting the best experience possible.

We also take into account the location, amenities, and value for money when selecting hotels. We want you to have an unforgettable stay in Nice no matter which hotel you choose!

All of these properties come highly recommended by both locals and tourists alike.

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Conclusion: 24 Best boutique hotels to stay in Nice, France.

That’s a wrap!

All of these boutique hotels are sure to make your stay in Nice, France an unforgettable one.

Whether you’re looking for a chic modern option or an intimate and romantic stay, you can be assured that each one of them offers its own unique experience.

Oh! And if you are visiting the South of France soon, follow my Instagram for more hidden gems and travel tips. Happy travels!

About Me

Camila Neves

Nice to meet you! My name is Cami and I am a full-time traveler and foodie. I live in Nice in the South of France and this blog is where I share my impressions and travel secrets.

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