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Where to stay in Cannes

Cannes, France - Le Vieux Port of Cannes view. Cannes yachting festival

One of the most famous towns along the French Riviera is Cannes, home of the Cannes Film Festival, which draws movie stars from all over the world each spring. During the rest of the year, Cannes still draws the rich and famous jet-set who anchor their yachts off-shore and come to enjoy magnificent beaches, scenic islands and world-renowned shopping. While there are many luxury hotels here, it’s also possible to find Cannes hotels for travelers with a bit less to spend. We’ll help you decide what area to stay in Cannes, as well as recommend several Cannes hotels, in the city centre and surrounding areas.

We will cover off all types of Cannes accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Cannes hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Cannes, the best Cannes hotels, best places in Cannes to visit, the best places to stay in Cannes, hotels near Cannes attractions, Cannes neighborhood guide and many more

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Cannes La Croisette – Where to stay in Cannes for nightlife

One of the most popular places to stay in Cannes is La Croisette. La Croisette technically refers to the promenade, or boardwalk that separates the beaches of Cannes from Cannes city. The Cannes Film Festival is held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, along La Croisette is the best area to stay in Cannes. This is the best neighborhood to stay in Cannes if you want to see and be seen by the jet-set crowd. Some of the best Cannes hotels are located along this strip, including Le Grand Hôtel, an upscale hotel just a few minutes walk from the Vieux Port and the Cannes Film Festival. You don’t have to spend a fortune in La Croisette, as there are many things to do that won’t break the bank. There’s people watching, swimming, street food and the market at Marche Forville.

Best places to stay in La Croisette

Budget Hotels in La Croisette:
Hotel Bleu Rivage
Hotel le Romanesque
Hotel Athenee Cannes
Appia Hotel

Mid range Hotels in La Croisette:
O Carre Croisette
Hotel De France Cannes
Hotel Le Canberra
Sun Riviera Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in La Croisette:
Hotel Athenee Cannes
Hotel Ibis Cannes Centre
Riviera Eden Palace
Hotel Abrial Cannes Centre

Affordable Luxury Hotels in La Croisette:
JW Marriott Cannes
Hotel Barriere Le Gray d’Albion
Le Grand Hotel
InterContinental Carlton Cannes

Cannes, France -View of the famous corner dome of the Carlton International Hotel located on the Croisette boulevard

Cannes Town – Where to stay in Cannes for tourists

The Old Town area of Cannes is also called Le Suquet and is located just above Vieux Port. As you might guess, Old Town has less glitz and glamour of the French Riviera, but more history and spots of interest. Cobblestone streets wind up and down the hills of Cannes, past boutique shops, souvenir stands and many excellent restaurants. You won’t find as many chains here, and as a result, fewer Cannes hotels than other nearby areas, but there are many smaller options for basing yourself here in Cannes town. Make sure to climb to the top of the hill at least once for breathtaking views of Cannes city, the French Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea.

Best places to stay in Old Town

Budget Hotels in Old Town:
Chanteclair
Hotel Alize Cannes
ResidHotel Les Coralynes
Hotel Esperanto

Mid range Hotels in Old Town:
Residence Bouttau
Florella Felix Faure
Hotel Les Orangers
Cocoon’in Cannes

Family Friendly Hotels in Old Town:
Residence Odalys Les Felibriges
Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso
Hotel Albert 1er Cannes
Hotel Splendid

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Old Town:
Five Seas Hotel Cannes
Hotel Barriere Le Gray d’Albion
Hotel Martinez
Cannes Villa St Barth

aerial view of Le Suquet- the old town and Port Le Vieux of Cannes, France Panorama

Cannes La Bocca – Where to stay in Cannes with family 

Just west of Cannes city is La Bocca, likely the best neighborhood to stay in Cannes for families. There is a beach right in the area, as well as a handful of beach clubs. Accommodation here tends to be a bit more affordable than some of the Cannes hotels, and there are also apartment and villa rentals for larger groups. La Bocca is a better option for those wishing to relax and enjoy a self-catered holiday, as there are fewer shops and restaurants than there are in Cannes. Nevertheless, it’s a good option for those who don’t want to pay Cannes prices but want the convenience of exploring many towns along the French Riviera.

Best places to stay in La Bocca

Budget Hotels in La Bocca:
Villa Tricia Cannes
ResidHotel Villa Maupassant
ResidHotel Cannes Festival
Hotel Esperanto

Mid range Hotels in La Bocca:
Holiday Inn Cannes
Pierre & Vacances Residence Cannes Villa Francia
Ibis Cannes Plage La Bocca
Hotel Les Orangers

Family Friendly Hotels in La Bocca:
Pierre & Vacances Residence Cannes Verrerie
Residence Odalys Les Felibriges
Ideal Sejour Hotel
Citadines Cannes Carnot

Affordable Luxury Hotels in La Bocca:
Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso
Five Seas Hotel Cannes
Cannes Villa St Barth
Le Grand Hotel

View of the beach in Cannes, France

Mougins – Where to stay in Cannes for relaxation 

For a birds-eye view over the French Riviera, the hillside village of Mougins is under seven kilometers from Cannes, but offers a quiet escape from the touristy town. Mougins is best known for the surrounding forests. The peaceful environment has drawn artists for years, including Picasso, who lived out his last years in Mougins. There are some world-class restaurants in Mougins, and an annual gastronomy festival. In the opposite direction of Cannes, just 15 minutes from Mougins is the city of Grasse. Grasse is considered the world capital of perfume, and many large perfumeries offer tours, making Grasse an excellent day trip destination if you stay in Mougins.

Best places to stay in Mougins

Budget Hotels in Mougins:
Amarante Cannes Hotel
Ibis Styles Cannes le Cannet

Mid range Hotels in Mougins:
Excelsuites Hotel – Residence

Family Friendly Hotels in Mougins:
Ideal Sejour Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Mougins:
Cannes Villa St Barth

cars driving on road below old hill town of mougins near cannes in southern france

Vallauris – Where to stay in Cannes for foodies

Another great option for families to stay near Cannes is Vallauris, which also features many apartments and villas for rent. Often combined with the nearby coastal town of Golfe Juan, the region of Vallauris Golfe Juan is most famous for pottery, thanks in part to Picasso who lived here for several years until the mid-1950’s. This area is a good mid-way point of the towns along the French Riviera, with Cannes just 15 minutes away and Nice only 30 minutes away. The marina here is very popular for large yachts, and the town has many interesting museums and attractions, as well as bars, restaurants and nightlife.

Best places to stay in Vallauris

Budget Hotels in Vallauris:
Hotel Athenee Cannes
Hotel Bleu Rivage
Ligure Hotel
Residence Gambetta

Mid range Hotels in Vallauris:
La Bastide De L’Oliveraie
Novotel Cannes Montfleury
Hotel Cannes Gallia
Ruc Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Vallauris:
Neotelia Pavillon Montfleury
Hotel La Villa Cannes Croisette
Clarion Suites Cannes Croisette
Hotel Abrial Cannes Centre

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Vallauris:
Neotelia Pavillon Bel Air
Hotel Verlaine
Hotel Martinez
InterContinental Carlton Cannes

Old town street cityscape colorful painting, Vallauris, France

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Where to stay in Cannes

Where to stay in Cannes

Where to stay in Cannes

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