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The best place to stay in Nice will depend on your budget, why you’re here, and who you’re with.
Whether you’re traveling alone, with the kids or with friends, find the best places to stay in Nice from the list below.
There are so many top things to do here, and the city is very walkable, so most people like to be in the center.
If you prefer a hotel, then read on!
*BEACHFRONT HOTELS. best place to stay in Nice facing the blue horizon*
THE NEGRESCO HOTEL
This famous hotel, easily recognizable by its pink dome, is an icon in Nice. The elaborate interior makes you feel like you’re walking into luxury.
But one thing I love about the Negresco is its art collections from famous and not so famous artists, including paintings and sculptures throughout the hotel.
The Negresco is located on the Promenade des Anglais and has, of course, excellent service, great beach views, and an old-time elegance. Each room is uniquely decorated and has a different atmosphere.
As you can imagine, such a hotel has all amenities onsite like an excellent breakfast, a Michelin star restaurant, a private beach, and a very helpful concierge plus much more.
It’s the best place to stay in Nice for a luxurious experience.
The Negresco is the best place to stay in Nice for a unique experience.
But even if you don’t stay here, do come and check out the art collection. It’s fantastic.
Location: 37 Promenade des Anglais, Nice
The Westminster Hotel & Spa faces the Mediterranean Sea on the Promenade des Anglais. It’s located not far from the Hotel Negresco and an easy walk to the Zone Pietonne area.
Not all rooms are the same, some have sea views, other partial city views, but all are comfortable although some smaller than others.
Make sure your room has a small balcony so that you can just gaze into the Baie des Anges anytime you wish 🙂
The staff is very helpful and it’s a great location.
Location: 27 Promenade des Anglais, Nice
HYATT REGENCY PALAIS DE LA MEDITERRANEE
The exterior of the Hyatt is an art deco style, pretty cool looking.
They claim to be your “home away from home” with all the amenities you can expect from a 5-star hotel. The pool and poolside bar are a big plus and they also have parking.
Expect concierge services, room service and all your questions answered. Have breakfast in front of the most beautiful view of the Baie des Anges and sleep in spacious, clean and comfortable rooms.
Location:13 Promenade des Anglais, Nice
HOTEL LE ROYAL PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS
The Hotel Le Royal faces located on the Promenade des Anglais has great deals if you come in low season.
It’s lost some of its glory over the years, and the reception lobby area may need some love… The rooms are comfortable with a mix of city views and sea views where you can enjoy a gorgeous sunset from the balcony.
Some rooms have undergone modern renovations, but not all. So make sure you’re ok with the room you book.
Hard Rock Cafe is steps away and the old town is a nice 15-minute stroll on the Promenade.
If you want to stay on the Promenade des Anglais, then it’s the best place to stay in Nice for reasonable prices across the beach.
Location: 23 Promenade des Anglais, Nice
This budget hotel is in the Arenas area, very close to Nice Airport and close to the tram that can take you into the city.
The rooms are all soundproof with free wifi and an international channel TV. A breakfast buffet is served every morning with bread, croissants, coffee and other basics.
The Promenade des Anglais only a few kilometers away and the center of Nice is about 5km. Spend a couple of hours in the beautiful Parc Pheonix nearby.
The staff is super friendly, and the rooms are modern but compact. It may feel a bit cramped, however, the Ibis is the best place to stay in Nice for budget travelers and airport transfers.
Location: 359 Promenade des Anglais, Nice
*CITY CENTER for shops and restaurants
The center of Nice may be a little vague for some.
For the purpose of suggesting hotels, I’m considering the center of Nice to be close to Place Massena, the Zone Pietonne, as well as Avenue Jean Medecin.
That’s where most first-time visitors concentrate their time, so if you find a hotel close to any of these areas, you’re good.
If you are close to any of these areas, you’re good.
This Best Western hotel is extremely well located. About 5-minutes to the tram stop on Place Massena and Gallerie Lafayette. A 15-minute walk to the Old Town if you stroll and the Promenade des Anglais is about a 10-minute walk.
Keep in mind that there is no free parking, but they do have a garage for a high daily fee.
Hotel Massena serves a large buffet breakfast, but have no restaurant on-site. However, if you walk out the door you have lots of choices for coffee or a meal on the Zone Pietonne.
Rooms are no frills but clean and comfortable although if you get a room facing Rue Gioffredo you may be bothered by the summer street noise.
Big plus: a very helpful staff.
Hotel Massena is the best place to stay in Nice for its extremely convenient location.
Location: 58 Rue Gioffredo, Nice
This neighborhood is not touristy at all yet it’s just 15 minutes walking to the old town and 10 minutes walk to Jean Medecin Avenue.
Just down the street, you can have a coffee or a meal in the neighborhood at the numerous small restaurants and boulangeries.
Hotel Lepante is located on a small main street with a high school close by, but noise isn’t a problem at night.
The rooms are basic yet very clean and well-appointed with AC, plus the staff is extremely friendly.
However, if you have heavy luggage, ask for help getting them up the stairs.
You can easily recognize this hotel by its beautiful orange facade!
Location: 6 Rue de Lépante, Nice
Hotel Vendome is a simple hotel within a beautiful historic building.
It’s extremely well located, just a 5-minute walk to Place Massena and the Coulee Verte which borders the old town.
It takes up a large street corner and has 50 rooms, a few of which are duplex. Very good breakfast and fresh orange juice is a nice touch.
Parking is available for a fee, but your car stays on-site, which is a plus.
Location: 25 Rue Pastorelli, Nice
The 24 rooms at the Hotel Star are clean and comfortable, but keep in mind it’s no-frills. The area is calm and rooms have AC. Daily breakfast served.
Walk to Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais for about 15 minutes. Or take the tram just 100 meters down the street.
Nice Etoile, a big shopping mall is just a few minutes from the hotel and several restaurants and cafe’s line the nearby street Rue Biscarra.
Hotel Star is the best place to stay in Nice if you’re looking for a clean comfortable room. Only a few streets away from the noise but still close to all main attractions.
Location: 14 Rue Biscarra, Nice
*OLD TOWN best place to stay in Nice for a village-like feel
PALAIS SALEYA BOUTIQUE HOTEL
A great location for this modern and comfortable boutique hotel situated on the Palais de Justice square. The 18th-century building contrasts with the well-equipped interior.
You are in the Old Town and its many shops and restaurants as well as a few minutes from Cours Saleya and the Promenade des Anglais.
Most of the 26 apartments and suites have a fully equipped kitchenette and the 24-hour front desk is always ready to help or make suggestions.
Best place to stay in Nice with the family and if you need a kitchen.
And slippers are always a nice touch 🙂
Location: 21 Rue du Marche, Nice
HOTEL BEAU RIVAGE
Hotel Beau Rivage was built back in 1860 and had famous guests who lived here for several months, such as Henri Matisse.
With a 24-hour front desk and concierge service, you’ll have a solution for your vacation needs.
The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the 1st floor is very artsy modern. Lots of choices for breakfast but only up to 1030, so if you’re an early riser then it’s perfect.
The helpful staff answers all questions and the location is perfect right on the edge of the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais.
It’s the best place to stay in Nice that combines elegance, comfort, and location.
You’ll pay higher prices at their cool bar and beach restaurant, but with a perfect view.
HOTEL VILLA DE LA TOUR
Villa de la Tour is located on the border of the Old Town, which is perfect to walk the labyrinth-like streets.
The small hotel is across the tram tracks from La Coulee Verte leading to Place Massena. Place Garibaldi is a few minutes away and from there you can walk to the Port.
Rooms are cozy, have AC and are all decorated differently.
Villa de La Tour is a family-run hotel full of charm with special attention to detail, however, there’s no lift and the narrow staircases take some getting used to.
But that’s the downside of staying in the Old Town.
In the summer there is an outside seating area where you can have a nice lunch.
Do you need a swimming pool? A parking place? Room service for late-night bites? An amazing view or just a clean place to lay your head?
Then go through the above options and narrow down your list!
Keep in mind that during the summer prices can and often double in price!