Places to Stay in Cannes
Though the beachfront grand hotels offer views, pools, spas and all the luxury trimmings, they're expensive. For a good, lower-budget alternative right on the waterfront, the family-owned Hôtel Splendid offers a comfortable stay, all the amenities, gorgeous views from rooms with private terraces, and an unbeatable location across from the Palais des Festivals.
Families will appreciate the handsome Villa Garbo, a private mansion converted into 12 duplex suites, each with two modern baths and a well-equipped kitchen that makes sampling market delicacies easy and economical. Le Cavendish may not be in the heart of Cannes, but its lovely Belle-Époque facade, balcony views, proximity to the city center and beach, and affordable prices add up to an excellent option for couples and families.
Belle Epoque hotels and villas line the beachfront Boulevard de la Croisette, and smaller hotels dot the streets on the hillside above, off the fashionable shopping street of Rue d'Antibes. Larger hotels have their own sections of the beach, but there is plenty of public sand and sea within an easy walk of any of these highly-rated hotels in Cannes.
45-room boutique hotel in the centre of Cannes, two steps from La Croisette and the beach beyond. VIP access to a private stretch of sand, a serene and well-furnished spa, and a stunning rooftop terrace – with bar and pool – complete the hedonistic concoction. Five Seas may not boast the extensive facilities of nearby mega hotels, but it nevertheless punches above its weight in terms of what it offers.
Hotel Majestic is red-carpet-ready, set on the fabled Croisette, facing the Palais des Festivals, the hub of Cannes Film Festival. Come here for slick service, slinky suites, star-spotting bars, the best spa in town, sophisticated dining, a partying private beach and a cool kids' club. It's pure cinema. Enjoy sport and lazing on the private beach, as well as the Projection room and Clefs d’Or Concierge, before relaxing at the Spa Diane Barrière.
Okko has turned Cannes’ cosy hotel market on its head with a bargain all-inclusive business concept. Every resident gets access to the top-floor Club, a five-star departure lounge where you can sunbathe, catch a movie or pour a free glass of wine.