Editor Picks: Boutique & Luxury Hotels in Nice

by Cedric Pentonville  |  Published February 14, 2021

Luxury and Nice go well together. This gem along the Côte d’Azur, otherwise known as the French Riviera, is the fifth largest city in France, although it has all the charm of a much smaller place. It is the place where painter Henri Matisse settled in 1917, while Marc Chagall lived in Vence, nearby. Both painters have excellent art museums dedicated to their work in the city. Nicknamed Nice the Beautiful (Nice la Belle), aristocracy flocked to the Mediterranean city from the 18th century onwards, when travel became increasingly accessible and less time consuming, with many notable people having spent a vacation along Nice’s gently curving shoreline since then.

Nice’s hotel capacity outstrips any other city in France apart from Paris, making it one of the easiest places in Europe to find a bed for the night. Still a welcoming home for fine culture and haute couture, Nice’s museums, galleries, opera and theatres demand an equally up-market hotel scene, and with boutiques and luxury hotels aplenty, the only challenge is finding the right stay for you. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite five luxury and boutique hotels in Nice, looking at multiple facets, including comfort, location, decoration and value for money.