When looking for where to stay in Marseille, France’s oldest city has no shortage of answers. With sights including Notre Dame de la Garde to the old port, this Mediterranean city is filled with history and culture, perfect for exploring. With so much to discover, you’re going to need a superb starting point for your sightseeing adventures – here are some of the best hotels in Marseille for your next stay in this beautiful city.
A striking five-star hotel, the C2, named after the hotel’s founders Claire Fatosme and Christian Lefèvre, is an opulent choice for visitors looking for a luxurious stay in the city. This Marseille boutique hotel features many of the building’s beautiful original features, including the original grand staircase with original bronze balustrade, and 12 dazzling Paolo Rizzatto chandeliers which welcomes guests as they enter. The room, crafted by a team of dedicated designers, have subdued colours and suitably premium amenities, such as Hermes toiletries, floor-to-ceiling windows and deep sink baths. C2 also features one of the few dedicated hotel spas in the city, with a range of treatments and massages available to book, as well as an indoor swimming pool.
A modern hotel in a classic setting, the Alex Hotel is one of our favourite places to stay in Marseille. Providing a sanctuary during your time in the city, each of Alex Hotel’s spacious rooms include a number of thoughtful features – soundproofing from the busy streets below; flatscreen HD TVs with a satellite connection; blackout curtains – giving guests a truly restful night’s sleep. Be sure to take advantage of the complimentary breakfast buffet.
Created within a collection of former townhouses, the Maison Montgrand Vieux Port is a boutique hotel in the heart of Marseille, and a perfect choice for romantic breaks or longer stays away. Made up of five separate but closely spaced buildings that date back to the 18th century, this hotel is a special blending of its historical setting and modern amenities. The recently refurbished guests rooms are perfectly sized and include everything you’d need for a weekend away. It’s the hotel’s apartments that are the true highlight, however. Furnished with original artwork from the local Michel Jouenne museum and decorated with the colours of the local area, they give guests a true home-away-from-home experience.
Part of the popular nhow group of hotels, Marseille’s edition offers guests a contemporary experience and is a popular choice for business travellers to the city. Although the original hotel was first built nearly 50 years ago, the nhow recently underwent refurbishment to give its rooms a luxurious modern feel. Nespresso coffee machines and extra comfortable beds featured in the rooms, and the hotel is also home to 14 spacious meeting rooms, each featuring the latest technologies. A 300-seat auditorium is available to hire, making this hotel a favoured choice for events, work conferences and conventions in the city.
Overlooking the peaceful Old Port and just next door to the historic Pharo palace, the Sofitel Marseille offers guests a luxury option, with a great location for exploring the city. Inspired by Marseilles rich history, the hotel has every bit the charm and style that has made the city famous, with the rooms traditionally furnished and a number of indulgent in-house restaurants and bar, including the rooftop Dantes Sky Lounge with scenic views across the city and Les Trois Forts, a delicious gourmet offering. With such a central location, the Sofitel Marseille is well suited for visitors looking to spend as much time seeing everything the city has to offer.
This hotel is startlingly different from the previous one on this list; it aims for an elegant and sophisticated approach, with a typical Mediterranean villa feel, bright rooms decorated in neutral tones, and a great location. The hotel’s highlight however, is its three-starred Michelin restaurant, which is of course famous in the entire city for its excellent food and superb quality. It is the only eatery in the city with three stars, so it is the most distinguished establishment visitors can go to in Marseille if looking for an unforgettable sensory experience.
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