10 Posh French Riviera Luxury Sleeps Less than 30 Minutes from Nice

As the hub city of the French Riviera, Nice has plenty of fantastic top end hotels in which to slumber. Places where you can unwind with luxurious spa treatments and not have to leave the premises to grab dinner, as they have well-respected restaurants right on site. From the old world luxury of the Hotel Negresco, Nice's most legendary old world property, to the boutique poshness of Hotel Suisse Nice, and the modern luxury of the Radisson Blu, there are luxury hotel styles for all tastes in Nice. But beyond the city limits, yet still within a 30 minute train ride of the city along the Cote d'Azur, are some even more extravagant sleeping options. On the cape south of Antibes is the Four Season's latest acquisition, the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, which is one of the most classy and glamorous sleeping options in the French Riviera, and perfect for a romantic honeymoon or anniversary. The nearby Eden-Roc is similarly luxe. While the Metropole in Monte Carlo is the ultimate old world aristocratic hotel that's served as the location for more than one James Bond film. And in Eze, which is a stunning medieval town hanging from a cliff between Cannes and Nice, the Chateaux de la Chevre D'Or beckons not only with posh rooms, but also with four delicous restaurants and a seclude location.      

From Antibes to Monaco, Cannes to Eze, here are the top 10 luxury hotels in Nice and surrounding French Riviera towns. 

Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa


Located in Vence, just outside of Nice on the way to Cannes, Chateau St Martin is a fantastic high end property set on multiple landscaped acres with fantastic panoramic Mediterranean views. Beyond the serene setting, it also has a rich...  Read More

Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice


The Radisson has done a good job with its luxury Blu brand in recent years, and this property in Nice is no exception. Yes it's a big branded hotel, but it also is very comfortable with well-appointed and elegant rooms, many with balconies and...  Read More

Le Palais de la Mediterranee


One of the top hotels in Nice, this Hyatt Regency managed property has a wonderful 1929 art deco facade and sits right on the Promenade des Anglais fronting the Baie des Anges. The rooms are elegant and feature either sea or city views - the sea...  Read More

Hotel Du Cap-eden-roc
Photo courtesy of Hotel du Cap Eden Roc


Located on the peninsula south of Antibes, at the tip of the Cap d'Antibes, this is another magnificent romantic property in a landmark building dating back to 1870. The location feels very private, set between expansive gardens and the ocean,...  Read More

Chateau de la Chevre d'Or
Photo courtesy of Chateau de la Chevre d'Or


The gorgeous medieval village of Eze is built into a cliff hanging over the Mediterranean between Nice and Monte Carlo and is home to the magnificant Chateaux de la Chevre D'Or, which is set on spectacular sprawling grounds that include a castle...  Read More



This is the classic Cannes sleep for the rich and famous, and has been so for more than 100-years now. Constructed in 1913 as the Carlton Hotel, the fashionable, over-the-top extravagant hotel, which occupies a prime spot right on the Croisette,...  Read More

Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo
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More than one James Bond movie has been filmed at Monaco's most famous hotel, the opulent Metropole. In a central Monte Carlo location just a three minute walk from the equally ritzy Casino Monte Carlo, the property is just a fast 30 minute...  Read More

Hôtel Suisse
Photo courtesy of Hotel Suisse Nice


With just 38 rooms, this is a boutique gem right off the legendary Promenade des Anglais that offers the most sweeping views of the Baie des Anges of any hotel in the city. On the outside, Hotel Suisse is all last century's romantic French...  Read More

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Negresco Hotel Nice


The grand Belle Epoque hotel was built in 1912 for a discriminating international clientele and more than a century later it continues to dazzle travelers from around the world with its unique blend of French historical style. Family owned for...  Read More

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
Photo courtesy of Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat


The Four Seasons brand has taken over management of the iconic Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, which is one of the grandest hotels in all of the French Riviera. Located halfway between Nice and Monaco, it is perfect for a romantic getaway. Sitting...  Read More


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