The Best Beach Hotels in Nice

The Promenade des Anglais, overlooking the Med, is where you'll find some of the best hotels in Nice
The Promenade des Anglais, overlooking the Med, is where you'll find some of the best hotels in Nice | © John Kellerman / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Kim Gregory
30 December 2020

There’s nothing classier than a beach break on the Cote d’Azur. Stroll the promenade in Nice, along the famously long pebble beach with the Mediterranean sparkling in the distance and a backdrop of lush hills. The historic old town is a maze of colourful, restaurant-lined streets where you can explore the flower markets, museums and monuments. Enjoy the South of France at its finest with these hand-picked hotels.

Hotel Le Negresco

Face the azure waters of the Med from your opulent room or suite, featuring period furniture like velvet-clad stools and royally-silky drapes, pastel walls and remarkable French artwork. Each room is inspired by art from Louis XVI salons to Venetian-style. This five-star spot, built in 1913, has guestbook entries from Dali to Princess Grace of Monaco. With its 18th-century-style Michelin-star restaurant offering surprising gourmet dishes, you’ll live like royalty alongside hitting the beach.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Beach towels
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Express check-out
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

Situated on the Promenade des Anglais – a walkway stretching along the Nice seafront – this five-star hotel is as elegant as its setting. The classic, modern aesthetic makes you feel at home in luxury. Recline on your plush sofa or kick back with a crisp French wine as a pianist charms at the bar – all overlooking the Mediterranean Sea below.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Hôtel Suisse

Rooms here are sophisticated white with features as colourful as the seaside view: blue bed runners, yellow seating and bronze floor-to-ceiling drapes. Hotel Suisse overlooks Nice’s Bay of Angels so you’re steps away from the pebbled beach. Hire a beach cabin for the day, then spend the evening exploring the famous flower market or nearby old town, stopping for some local fare at a streetside restaurant.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Le Saint Paul Hôtel

Climbing the green hills of Nice, you’ll see a pretty pink hotel with blue chateau-style shutters. Welcome to your fabulous home, Le Saint Paul Hotel, where sophisticated rooms with sleek decor meet a palm tree-lined terrace for you to wine and dine al fresco. Under the year-round Nice sunshine, explore the nearby beach and coves by the seafront Franck Pilatte Boulevard. Perfection.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Conference space
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

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  • Flots D'Azur

    Simple bedroom decor with blue accents matches the view from your balcony at the recently renovated Flots D’Azur. You’ll be comfortable and relaxed as friendly staff ensure your every need is met. The modern hotel is by the promenade so it’s the perfect place for a stress-free, relaxing break by the beach. Continental breakfast on the panoramic terrace is a highlight.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Concierge services
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    AC Hotel by Marriott Nice

    Beach breaks are made to soak up nature, as is this natural outdoor haven. Alongside the monochrome, minimalist bedrooms with chic decor such as geometric wall art, you’ll find a pink-lit garden oasis and an outdoor pool surrounded by funky furniture, lanterns and lush green plants. Chill in the blissful outdoor areas on the waterfront by the main beach, or hit the fitness centre. It’s the full package for a rejuvenating French getaway.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Le Meridien Nice

    With an address like 1 Promenade des Anglais, Le Meridien is the epitome of Nice and the French Riviera: glamorous, exotic and luxurious. Watch the glittering sunset from the rooftop pool or La Terrasse restaurant, which serves local fare and afternoon tea – or sip signature cocktails at the brightly-furnished bar with faux-leaf backdrop. The rooms are classic-chic, with dark wood floors, marble bathrooms and vibrant, gold-rimmed furniture. Look no further for a truly sumptuous break in the South of France.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property
    These recommendations were updated on December 30, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.