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The only major city on the French Riviera, Nice is perfectly situated for exploring France's most romantic coastline. Located on a main train line, it's just a quick 10 minutes by train to Cannes, and 30 minutes in either direction will get you to Antibes and Monaco, making it a perfect base for day trips. And because of its relative size, Nice also has more sleeping options than the other towns along the Cote d'Azur, catering to all budgets and style of traveler, from honeymooners to backpackers to families. If you're looking for high end luxury check out Hotel Negresco. If you want a boutique sleep, it's hard to beat the Hotel Suisse. While those on a budget can still get a clean and tidy room at Hotel Lausanne.
Another benefit to staying in Nice over Cannes or St Tropez is the vibe. The city has a certain grittiness – a lived cosmopolitan vibe – absent from the other resort towns. And there is plenty to do, from wandering the narrow cobbled streets of Vieux Nice and stopping for lunch at one of the city's world class restaurants to a sunset stroll down the legendary Promenade des Anglais or just chilling under an umbrella on the city's unique black pebble beach, the entire place feels very chic and very French.
So go ahead a book a room. In this list we've rounded up the best hotels for all budgets and styles of traveler.