Situated along the Mediterranean Sea, the beautiful city of Nice is known for its sunny weather, vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and of course, its wonderful hotels.
Being the heart of the French Riviera, it’s no surprise that Nice offers an impressive array of luxurious accommodation options for travelers. From five-star beachfront resorts with stunning views to chic boutique properties and historical landmarks, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.
To help you out on your search for the best hotel in Nice France, we’ve compiled this list of our favorite options.
With detailed descriptions of each property and our expert recommendations – you’ll be sure to find the right fit for your next trip.
Summary: Our Favorite Hotels
Don’t have time to go through the entire list? Here are our picks for the top hotels to stay in Nice.
- 🏆 Favorite Choice Overall: Boscolo Nice and La Villa Nice Victor Hugo
- ⭐️ Highest-Rated: Hotel Negresco
- 📷 Most Instagrammable: Hotel Amour Nice and Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
- 📍Best Location: Hotel La Villa Nice Victor Hugo
- 🌊 Best Pool: Boscolo Nice Hotel
- 🤑 Best Splurge: Negresco Hotel
I think it is important to say that Nice is a city with incredible lodging options so all of the ones listed above are extraordinary and are not listed in any particular order – as the best hotel for you depends a lot on what you are looking for 🙂
Keep reading for further information on the best places to stay in Nice and after you see all the hotels, check out the Best Things to do in Nice, so that you can make the most out of your trip to this gorgeous city.
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How to choose a hotel in Nice
We know that choosing a hotel in Nice is no easy task as there are so many great options to choose from. That’s why it’s important to consider your own personal requirements and preferences when making a selection.
First, decide if you prefer to stay in the city center or near the beach. If you’re looking for something right by the beach, there are some luxurious hotels located right on the Promenade des Anglais, like Hotel Le Negresco and Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée.
If you’re looking for a more traditional hotel with easy access to the city center, there are plenty of great options located in Nice Old Town or around the Cours Saleya.
Lastly, consider other amenities such as on-site restaurants and spas, pools, and fitness facilities – these can be a great way to enhance your stay.
Once you’ve narrowed down what type of accommodation best suits your needs – it’s time to start researching!
Read through our list of the best hotels in Nice France for detailed information about each property and our expert recommendations. We’re sure you’ll find just the perfect thing.
Best Hotels in Nice for 2023
It’s just not possible to talk about the best hotels in Nice and not start with the most iconic of them: The Negresco.
This luxurious hotel is where celebrities stay when they come to Nice. To give you an idea: It has a world-class art collection, a private beach arena, and an on-site Michelin-star restaurant.
It is the perfect place to stay on a honeymoon or a special occasion and is worth the splurge – especially if you are staying in Nice for only one day and want to make the most out of it.
· The hotel is like an art museum full of paintings, sculptures, Sevrres porcelain, the original 1912 elevator and beautiful architecture. The staff are polite and ready to help. The atmosphere in the bar and restaurants is lovely. Overall a great experience!– Oana (Booking review)
⭐ Le Negresco reviews
· Excellent rooms and facilities in an iconic hotel. Great staff, a very good breakfast room, and an excellent bar. Fabulous position on the Boulevard des Anglais yet within walking distance (15 mins) along the promenade to the Old Town and Marche des Fleurs – Carl
This hotel was luxurious and the attention to detail is incredible, will definitely be staying here again. – Darren
🚗 How to get to Hotel Le Negresco
Renovated in 2019, Hôtel de France is situated in the Carré d’Or district, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Nice (it’s where I live!)
Only one minute away from the Promenade des Anglais, Hôtel de France offers a beautiful view and a great location for a fair price.
A good breakfast is available and can be enjoyed on the terrace or in the lounge.
“Everything was super perfect at the Hotel de France! Stuff very nice, warm welcoming, kind and helpful. They really give their best to make you feel comfortable and get everything you need or might need”– Justin (Booking review)
⭐ Hôtel de France reviews
Fantastic price with the service you would expect in much higher priced hotels. The location was central with a parking garage 2 mins walk away. The staff was welcoming friendly and helpful. The room was a delight with clever imaginative decor. – Gillian
Perfect location – near the beach, center, shopping centers, restaurants, old city, and direct transport from the Airport. Only 10 mins walk from the Nice Ville railway station Very friendly staff. Perfect and very fast service. Perfect room – very cozy, comfortable, and clean, very good wi-fi, big double bed, daily cleaning, and compliments by the hotel – Georgi
🚗 How to get to Hôtel de France
If you are looking for a luxurious hotel to celebrate a special occasion, the Belle Époque-style hotel Boscolo is a great option as it is one of the most beautiful hotels in the city.
With gorgeous rooms decorated in shades of white and gold rooms, a fitness center, a panoramic rooftop terrace with a heated swimming pool, a restaurant, and a bar, it has every sort of amenities you might need, but what really catches guests’ attention is the exceptional service and unique decor.
Also, another great thing is that most tours in Nice pick up from this hotel.
“I The staff were incredibly polite, friendly and helpful nothing was too much. The hotel is also beautifully decorated and well equipped. The bars and restaurants are incredible it was lovely sitting on an evening at the roof top bar. We also had breakfast in our room one morning which i would highly recommend.”– Dimitrios (Booking review)
⭐ Boscolo Nice Hotel reviews
I love the fact the hotel is connected to nature and the staff were welcoming, helpful, fun and so nurturing – Hillary
A lovely welcoming hotel. Beautiful building and design. Lovely sunny terrace for breakfast. The pool area on the roof. Good drinks and an excellent breakfast.
🚗 How to get to Boscolo Nice Hotel
4- Albert 1er
Albert 1er is another favorite.
This hotel is set in a building dating from the 1930s and is located right in front of Albert 1er Garden (one minute away from the Promenade.
The rooms and the delicious breakfasts on the balcony are some of the guests’ favorite things during their stay.
The location is excellent. Near the seafront and 5 mins walk into the old town/Cours de Saleya/Place Massena. 2 tram stops from Nice Ville. Lots of places to eat nearby. We had a privilege room with a tiny balcony. The view was great – over the gardens and the sea. Just enough room to have a coffee outside.– Joanna (Booking review)
⭐ Albert 1er reviews
Such an amazing location & the property was pristine! Amazing staff & comfortable beds. – Toni
Excellent location, close to the beach and old town with endless restaurants within 2 minutes walk. Great little store right beside the entrance for cappuccinos, water, and beer, and a brewery on the other side of the entrance. Staff are fantastic and very accommodating – Kurt
🚗 How to get to Albert 1er
Le Grimaldi is located in an excellent area of the city, only a 15-minute walk from Cours Saleya Flower Market and Castle Hill and 450 m from the beach and the Promenade des Anglais.
Its beautiful decor and lovely service have made it one of the best places to stay in Nice. Their extraordinary breakfast is another highlight.
I could not have been happier with my stay at the Hotel Grimaldi. The rooms are as cute and clean as they look, super cozy beds, the breakfast was delish. The most amazing part of my stay was the service. Can’t wait to come back.– Tina (Booking review)
⭐ Le Grimaldi reviews
·Perfect location, near everything! Nice room, we were a family, and the room was big enough for us. Breakfast was also good:) the air-conditioning was ok! – Marianne
Super. The friendliness of the staff. The location was perfect as it was easy to access shops and the train station. Very happy overall – Britanny
🚗 How to get to Le Grimaldi
Near the sea, the pedestrian and shopping areas, the old town, the restaurants and cafés, Hotel La Villa Nice Victor Hugo enjoys a perfect location for both business and leisure travelers.
It offers contemporary guest rooms decorated in white and grey tones, elegant lounges, and a bar, besides a fantastic breakfast.
I loved this cute hotel! I had a beautiful room with a cute balcony, very nice and quiet, and a comfortable bed for rest. Very good price for the quality I received. Highly recommend 🙂– Gina (Booking review)
⭐ Hotel La Villa Nice Victor Hugo reviews
A small gem of a hotel in the heart of Nice, so romantic! – Jodi
Superb. A lovely hotel located in the center of Nice, close to the beach, old town, and grocery stores. The main shopping area is just around the corner as well as different cafes and restaurants. Would definitely stay in this hotel again. – Jekaterina
🚗 How to get to Hotel La Villa Nice Victor Hugo
If you ask me, one can’t really go wrong with choosing to stay at the Hyatt.
This absolutely gorgeous art-deco-style hotel (which is literally a palace) in Promenade des Anglais features an on-site casino, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a hammam, and a sauna.
The terrace offers panoramic views of the ocean.
beautiful hotel in a classic building, modern renovations gave this hotel a welcoming vibe, overall great choice for any– George (Booking review)
⭐ Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée reviews
Beautiful hotel, well maintained, with modern renovations in a classic building in Downtown Nice. Friendly staff, great breakfast!
Great staff, couldn’t be more helpful. Fantastic location in the heart of Nice. The hotel is perfectly nice, clean, and modern and feels suited to those on business trips, ideal for holding conferences. – Michael
🚗 How to get to Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
Located on the famous Place Massena, Best Western Plus Hôtel Massena Nice is a beautiful design hotel in the heart of Nice.
It is close to the tram station, to great restaurants, shops and to the beach.
Great Hotel in a perfect location. We asked for a quiet room on a high floor and that’s exactly what we got. Staff were so helpful and breakfast was perfect with lots of choice.– Bernie (Booking review)
⭐ Best Western Plus Hôtel Massena reviews
The location was perfect, in the middle of the place Masséna and close to the beach and Promenade des Anglais. Great restaurants all around and the buffet breakfast was excellent – Najoua
A great location, right in the heart of the city. Very close to the Christmas market and the main shopping street, Jean Medecin. The tram stops very near too. The staff is all very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast buffet, and a good room. – Amanda
🚗 How to get to Best Western Plus Hôtel Massena
📍Best Western Plus Hôtel Massena address: 58 Rue Gioffredo, 06000 Nice | Google Maps | Book Best Western Plus Hôtel Massena
If a chic and wonderful stay is what you are looking for, then definitely check out Hotel Amour.
The rooms are very cozy, romantic, and well-decorated. The hotel also has a beach club, a bar with a great atmosphere, and a great restaurant offering French cuisine.
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!– Angela (Booking review)
⭐ Hotel Amour Nice reviews
Cozy and romantic. · The vintage style that it has. Love the radio playing a Jazz Music station when we entered the room. Super friendly staff! – Alejandra
Great design, a good restaurant, and a bar with a cool atmosphere. also, they had recommendations for beaches, shops, and restaurants that I wouldn’t have chosen on my own…that’s very valuable. – Jessica.
🚗 How to get to Hotel Amour Nice
Set in a pedestrian area, Hotel Florence Nice is ideally located just opposite the Nice Etoile shopping center.
This contemporary hotel has really comfortable rooms with terraces overlooking the street.
Besides its excellent location, what guests love most about Hotel Florence is the friendliness of the staff and the generous breakfast.
Superb. Very friendly and helpful Staff. Location of the Hotel is the best. Shopping, Restaurant, sightseeing is just around the corner. Parking Space just a few step away. Rooms are very big, clean. Has a comfortable Bed and pillow. Very Pet friendly. Breakfast is generous.– Pilita (Booking review)
⭐ Hotel Florence Nice reviews
Compact room with all facilities. The space is very well thought out. Extremely comfortable bed, excellent shower, tv, wifi. Friendly staff. Amazingly quiet for a city-center location. Will definitely come again and recommend it to everyone I know. – Mise
This was my second time in the hotel. I loved staying here. Next year I am coming back again – Mary
🚗 How to get to Hotel Florence Nice
11- Hôtel Du Centre, un hôtel AMMI
Hôtel Du Centre is a beautifully decorated hotel located next to Jean-Médecin, the main shopping street in Nice.
With cozy rooms and exceptional views of the Notre Dame Basilique, this hotel is perfect for those looking to stay in the city center of Nice.
Also, the hotel is home to the Hug Café, one of the cutest coffee shops in Nice (try their cappuccinos!).
“Exceptional. Great little hotel located within walking distance of the city center. We were staying in Italy and booked at the last minute to spend a day in Nice. Helpful, friendly staff and a great price for what we got. Lots of restaurants and bakeries close by. Five minute walk from the train station.”– Aaron (Booking review)
⭐ Hôtel Du Centre reviews
In the heart of Nice, easy access to places, and friendly and helpful staff. We enjoyed our stay very much. – Vemy
The rooms are decorated so nicely and the young staff has a very positive vibe and good atmosphere in general. Good value and the cafe is excellent, plays great music and the staff is gorgeous, kind, and helpful. – Rebecca
🚗 How to get to Hôtel Du Centre
Just a minute away from the Promenade des Anglais, Hotel Locarno offers great value for its price.
Picture beautiful rooms, a sunny terrace, and a complete and wonderful breakfast every morning.
“Friendly staff who were very attentive from the moment you arrived until you left. Nothing was too much for them. The cheerful atmosphere continued at breakfast where there was a delicious choice to set one up for the day ahead. comfy rooms, colourful hotel decor and great location.”– Thomas (Booking review)
⭐ Locarno Hotel reviews
A very interesting hotel in a great location. Quiet and pleasant neighborhood, close to the sea and the promenade. A good base for exploring Nice. – Margot
Great hotel, with an even better staff! Breakfast was the best – Mitch
🚗 How to get to Locarno
13- Hôtel Vendôme
Hotel Vendome is a stunning old 19th-century hotel that combines charm and modern comfort.
It is ideally located in the city center, a 10-minute walk from the beaches, the Promenade des Anglais, the old town, and its Cours Saleya market. Also, it is just so pretty and romantic!
The hotel was brilliant, perfectly placed in the city to access all the attractions, a lovely building and interior foyer.– Emma (Booking review)
⭐ Hôtel Vendôme reviews
Excellent position, relatively good breakfast, very nice historical building, friendly staff, comfortable beds, spacious room. – Vlada
Fantastic, comfortable place and a great location. – Gabriela
🚗 How to get to Hôtel Vendôme
Le Dortoir Boutique Suites, although it’s not really a hotel, deserved a sport on this list.
This luxury accommodation in the heart of Nice offers stunning rooms with modern décor and is perfect for independent travelers looking for a chic experience.
“The room was beautiful, very comfortable and felt very luxe. The 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!”– Teegan (Booking review)
⭐ Le Dortoir Boutique Suites reviews
Will be staying here whenever I return to Nice. Lots of natural light, spacious bedroom very central location, and comfortable bed. Lovely staff at reception and the accommodation was easy to find. – Jack.
The room was beautiful, very comfortable, and felt very luxe. – Siru.
🚗 How to get to Le Dortoir Boutique Suites
If you are looking for a place to stay near Vieux Nice, you are going to love Palais Saleya Boutique Hôtel.
Palais Saleya, nestled in an 8th-century building, has incredible apartments with every amenity you could think of. Also, they provide a wonderful continental breakfast right in the comfort of your room.
“A Nice delight. Perfect location, set-up, configuration and ambience – brilliant! Lovely, helpful staff – better than we hoped for and expected.– Clare (Booking review)
⭐ Palais Saleya Boutique Hôtel reviews
Superb. The room was wonderful! high ceilings and lots of light. – Maria
Very large room with very well equipped kitchen and large bathroom. Nicely decorated with a very comfy bed. The location is fantastic. The room was very quiet. – Anouk
🚗 How to get to Le Palais Saleya Boutique Hôtel
Conclusion: The Best Hotels in Nice
That’s a wrap! I hope this guide has helped you find the perfect place to stay in Nice and that you have a wonderful time in this city that has so much to offer.
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