Hotels around Old Nice

If you want a hotel in and around Nice’s historic Old Town, Vieux Nice, you can choose between the best view, the best pool, seaside chic, a quiet oasis on the Chateau, backpacker digs… even a 400-year-old converted convent!

La Perouse   You think that’s Hotel La Perouse built into the cliff overlooking the Bay?  I did for all these years, but in fact, that’s just the lobby, the hotel itself is hidden up on the Chateau, with absolute peace and tranquility to match its sweeping sea view.   It’s the perfect counter-point to the hustle and bustle of the Old Town… when you’ve had enough, your own private 4-star oasis with pool is just steps away.  More info and best room rates on Hotel La Perouse.

Hotel Suisse  Next to luxurious La Perouse is the more moderate Hotel Suisse, a 3-star boutique hotel which actually is built into the cliff overlooking the Bay.   Comfortable rooms, superb location, unbeatable view, and view rooms starting at 125€… what’s not to love?  More info and best rates for the Hotel Suisse.


Villa La Tour Located in an ancient convent, this charming family run 2-star hotel is right in the heart of Old Nice.  The 14 rooms are cozy but well appointed, and have county French feel.  The location inside Old Nice makes them unique, and they’re just across from a wonderful wine bar, 5 minutes to the Marche aux Fleurs, and just a little more to the beach.  Regular rooms are under 50-100€, large superior rooms from 100-150€.  More info and best room rates on Villa La Tour.

My Room at the Beau Rivage, Henri Matisse 1918

The Hotel Beau Rivage is where Matisse stayed in 1917 when he first came to Nice to cure his bronchitis.   It rained the whole month, so he sadly painted the interior of his room over and over.  On the final day the sun came out and when he saw the light he was hooked: he stayed the rest of his life.

The hotel is now a modern 4-star hotel; the rooms are nice but don’t have a great sense-of-place, but the bar certainly does with furniture made to look like the stones from the beach!   The rooms have great views and the hotel has an outstanding location: beach on one side and Old Nice on the other.  Seaview rooms starting at 250€.  More info and best room rates on Hotel Beau Rivage.

The Mercure is one of the cheapest hotel chains in France, one step up from the Ibis, but amazingly they have a hotel in Old Nice right on the Promenade just down the street from the swanky Beau Rivage, the Mercure Marche aux Fleurs.   If the Hotel Suisse is booked up, you can have a seaview room here for 150-200€, or an Opera or Old Nice view room for 130-150€.  More info and best room rates for the Mercure

Van Gogh would have felt right at home at the Hotel Au Picardy

Hotel Au Picardy   The family-run Au Picardy Hotel in Old Nice has been catering to backpackers and budget travelers for 3 generations.  Located on the edge of Old Nice on blvd Jean Jaures, right above Multari bakery, the 12 rooms are very basic but also very cheap: from 28-58€ a night, the same price all year with no high/low season nonsense.  No website either, but you can email at or call +33 4 93 85 75 51 (if you call in the morning, France time, you can book with the father, who speaks English.)

The Hotel Aston may not be in Old Nice, but it has a fabulous view of Old Nice, especially from the oddly-named Le Seven Blue terrace bar and fantastic rooftop pool deck.  4-stars.  More info and best room rates for the Hotel Aston


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