The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Cannes, France

Hôtel Martinez is a family-friendly hotel in Cannes, France
Hôtel Martinez is a family-friendly hotel in Cannes, France | Courtesy of Hôtel Martinez, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt / Expedia
Ellie Hurley

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It’s not just the glitzy home of superyachts, celebs and the annual film festival – Cannes can be a great base for a French Riviera family holiday, too. Spend days stretching out on the beaches of La Croisette and evenings sampling seafood at relaxed bistros. Explore old monasteries and forts, and share a picnic on Île Sainte-Marguerite. But, before all that, make sure you check into one of the best family-friendly hotels in Cannes – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Amarante Cannes

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You’ll love the family rooms at Amarante, to the north of Cannes centre. For starters, they’re interconnected – with one double, one twin – so everyone can get their own space (especially welcome for teens). The classic environs – all polished woods and crisp white sheets – also come with a babysitting service so parents can enjoy an evening aperitif à deux or a few quiet hours on the beach. Family breakfasts with OJ and irresistibly crumbly croissants on the sunny alfresco terrace will, believe us, soon escalate into a daily habit.

2. Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic

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It’s a matter of steps from Cannes’s seafront, so, when you bed down in Le Majestic, you’ll wake to quite a view: layers of sparkling blue waters and vanilla-pale sands, with boats at anchor beyond. This is, undoubtedly, a pick for families with cash to splash. The suites, with sumptuous furnishings, private terraces and multiple bedrooms, are swish enough to impress the stars that visit Cannes for the famed annual film festival. A pool, kids’ club and private cinema will keep little ones more than happy.

3. Five Seas Hotel

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In the heart of chic central Cannes – notice Dior and Chanel just around the corner – Five Seas has a welcome boutique-hotel vibe. It feels intimate, like the kind of place you might catch sight of a celeb, whether you’re cooling off in the glittering alfresco pool, departing the spa after a muscle-melting massage or clinking fizz in tall glasses at the rooftop restaurant. The stylish “family and friends” suite is dressed in cinematic reds and blacks and is the perfect size if you’re travelling with one or two kiddies in tow.

4. Hôtel Martinez

Chain Hotel

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The suites at Hotel Martinez are next-level: we’re talking dramatic white-lacquer furnishings with hints of blue to match the Mediterranean beyond, as well as private terraces, where you can laze on loungers between meals en famille. It’s hard to tear yourself away, but there’s plenty else to discover at this opulent seaside grand dame besides the rooms: you might dine on fresh fish on a terrace under the olive trees, escape for a quick me-time facial at the spa or unwind with your brood on the private beach, where they can cool off in the barely-there surf.

5. Eden Hôtel & Spa

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Cheery and contemporary, the rooms at Eden Hôtel & Spa come with juicy pops of colour, potted orchids and kettles for on-tap cups of tea. Book in as a family, and you can expect interconnecting doors for privacy while keeping an eye on the kids. The breakfast spread comes loaded with crowd-pleasing crêpes, cereals and yoghurts – the calories kids need for exploring. The restaurant dishes up burgers and linguine in the evening if you’re too tired to head out.

6. La Bastide de l’Oliveraie

Spa Hotel

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You’re only a hop beyond Cannes’s urban core, and, yet, La Bastide de l’Oliveraie radiates rustic vibes, with its sweeping outdoor pool and views out over bottle-green hills. It’s just the thing if you’re craving the R&R of a resort but don’t want to compromise on a central location: after you’ve spent mornings exploring, it’s back for lazy afternoons, splashing in the waters or steaming in the hammam. The bar is open 24/7, so it’s perfectly fine to sneak down for a cheeky glass of wine while the kids are napping.

7. Golden Tulip Hotel Cannes – Hotel de Paris

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Hotels often say they’re family-friendly – even if they only have one or two suitable rooms. Not so Golden Tulip – this place pulls out the stops with a whole host of triples and quadruples. However much space you need to spread out, you’ll find it bookable here. Given the eclectic, homely approach to interior design – each room is different – you’ll find a space to suit your style. Pick from crisp whites and blues or warm greys. And the kids? You’ll probably hardly see them once they discover the onsite pool shaded with palms and lined with loungers.

8. Juliana Hotel Cannes

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They’ve really thought about families at this east-central Cannes hotel. Buffet breakfasts come stocked with children’s favourites, and there’s a kids’ lounge piled high with toys. The joy of family rooms includes a babysitting service as well as late check-outs. Of course, the pool will be a magnet – but, if you can prise your little darlings away, you’ll appreciate the front-desk recommendations for activities in the area, as diverse as rockpooling and perfume-making.

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