Nice France Resorts

Nice France resorts are primarily located outside of the city center. The main part of the city is quite compact, with historic buildings quite close together along the Promenade des Anglais, which separates the hotels on the Promenade from the beaches, and in Old Nice (Vieux Nice). No hotels here have the space for extensive grounds, and none are set directly on the beach.

Hotel Negresco Nice
Hotel Negresco Nice

You can get a taste of Nice France resorts at a couple of the city's luxury hotels like the historic Hotel Negresco and the Palais de la Mediterranee, which both boast a semi-private stretch of beach across the street from the Promenade des Anglais and extensive facilities. These kinds of accommodations offer the all the things to do in the city and its wonderful attractions as part of their resort experience.

Holiday Inn Resort

Holiday Inn Resort Nice
Holiday Inn Resort Nice

The closest of the beach resorts near Nice and the main part of the city is the Holiday Inn Resort, located on a private beach in the suburb of St. Laurent du Var just to the west of the airport. This is an excellent location for those who want a resort experience on the Riviera beaches, but still want easy access to the city. There is train and taxi transportation into the city and the drive takes only about fifteen minutes. There is a lovely private beach with water sports available, an on-site health and fitness center, and a swimming pool. A bonus for those on family vacations is the fact that children eat free in the hotel restaurant.

Cap Estel Hotel

Cap Estel Hotel
Cap Estel Hotel

The best resorts near Nice will be found along the coast to the northeast and southwest of the city. This stretch of accessible coast reaches as far southwest as Antibes and Cannes and as far northeast as Monaco and Monte Carlo. The finest beach resorts near Nice will be found in Monaco and Cannes, but there are some excellent ones that are closer. One of the most prestigious addresses is the Cap Estel Hotel, located in Eze Bord de Mer, the seaside part of Eze that lies below the higher main town. It is about halfway between Beaulieu sur Mer and Monte Carlo, and offers luxurious rooms and suites set in a private five-acre lush garden on a rocky point jutting out into the sea. There is a small completely private beach in addition to the palatial surroundings, full-service spa and wellness center, and other facilities.

Hotel Imperial Garoupe

Hotel Imperial Garoupe
Hotel Imperial Garoupe

In the opposite direction, between Nice and Cannes, is the Hotel Imperial Garoupe, located in Antibes. This is one of the beach resorts near Nice that is also set on a point in lush gardens and with a small private beach. There are only 30 luxurious rooms and four suites, an elegant dining option as well as a more casual beach café.

Le Chateau du Domaine St. Martin

Le Chateau du Domaine St. Martin
Le Chateau du Domaine St. Martin

Some of the very best resorts near Nice will be found in the charming hill villages outside of the city. Many of these have spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and are within driving distance of the beaches. Le Chateau du Domaine St. Martin is one of these. It is set in a magnificent historic chateau in the medieval town of Saint Paul de Vence. This beautiful property offers luxury rooms and suites as well as exclusive one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas. There is a swimming pool, tennis courts, a petanque court, fitness center, and an extensive full-service spa. There are several casual dining options and bars as well as a Michelin star gourmet restaurant.

Château de La Chèvre d'Or

Château de La Chèvre d'Or
Château de La Chèvre d'Or

The Château de La Chèvre d'Or in Eze is another example of the best resorts near Nice in the countryside outside of the city. Set high on a hill above the sea in the village of Eze, this lovely hotel is located in a historic chateau surrounded by lush gardens and boasting numerous facilities. There is a tennis club, swimming pool, several elegant dining options, a wellness and fitness center, and 36 luxurious rooms and suites.

Nice France resorts outside of the city proper offer the best of both worlds—privacy and beautiful countryside with activities such as cycling, hiking, and mountain biking with easy access to the Riviera beaches. Car rentals are necessary for places like these.

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