Holidaymakers looking for the cheapest hotels in Nice are spoilt for choice – providing it’s not high season, when rates shoot up. The town’s long history as a resort means that there is every kind of accommodation here, from fun, all-action hostels and sedate, family-run hotels to big international chains with swimming pools. They’re dotted all over the place too, so the cheapest hotels in Nice can be found next to the airport or the beach or the historic Old Town – the choice is yours.
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A small, two-star hotel with 26 rooms in the centre of Nice, within walking distance of most sights but on a quiet street. Bedrooms are individually decorated, colourful and modern; all are en suite and have air conditioning, free wifi and toiletries, and some have balconies. Family rooms are available. Standard rooms at H33 cost from £45 (breakfast is extra).
Close to the railway station, Hotel Amaryllis is a three-star hotel with 33 colourful bedrooms. En suite rooms (from £40) feature free wifi and toiletries; white-painted, they’re enlivened by orange and red curtains and bedcovers. Sizes run from single to triple, with showers or baths. Public areas include a lounge and a breakfast bar. The seafront is a ten-minute walk away.
A groovy central hotel with 43 bedrooms that’s part of the Happyculture group (so sweets, coffee and ice-cream are all gratis). Decorated in muted yellows and blues, neat rooms can be had for around £50 and come with TVs, desks and free wifi; some have bunk beds. As a guest, you’re entitled to use the facilities – including the Nespresso machine – in other Happyculture hotels in the city.
This two-star hotel is close to the beach and the Promenade des Anglais, and the Musée Des Beaux Arts is just yards away. There’s a small terrace, where a Continental breakfast is served in good weather. Attractively uncluttered rooms have white linens, TVs and desks, plus free wifi and toiletries; most are en suite, and some look out on to the terrace garden. Prices start at under £40.
Small but pleasant rooms, decorated in subdued colours, can be had for around £50 at the three-star Hotel du Midi. Spick and span bedrooms are en suite, and have TVs and free wifi. Breakfast is served (for a small surcharge), and there’s a vending machine for snacks and drinks. The hotel was renovated in 2015 and is handy for the train station.
The outdoor swimming pool is the big attraction at this Ibis hotel close to the railway station. The 199 bedrooms are as you’d expect from an international chain – bland but well-equipped, with TVs, desks and free wifi. Prices start around £55 for an en suite double room. A buffet breakfast is served (for an additional charge), and the hotel has a restaurant and a bar.
Score a deal at this boutique hotel and enjoy a glamorous stay on the Boulevard Victor Hugo for around £80 a night. Renovated in 2016, the 46 sleek bedrooms are decorated in shades of cream and brown, and have TVs, free wifi and room service; bathrooms are bright white. There’s a lounge bar too. Note – not to be confused with the UK Malmaison chain.
Get a hit of four-star style at a bargain price at this centrally located Mercure hotel. Book ahead and rooms featuring TVs, minibars and free wifi go for around £70. Even more enticing is the rooftop pool and bar. There’s also a fitness centre and a hot tub. Decor is modern and colourful, with vibrant fabrics, and the rooms were renovated in 2016.
Nice and close to the beach, and a short walk from the Old Town, this hostel has a great location. Funkily decorated en suite double rooms start around £25, beds in dorms or bunk-bed rooms for four cost less. Free wifi and towels (including a beach towel) are part of the deal. Meyerbeer Beach also offers a communal kitchen, breakfast and a TV lounge with DVDs and board games.
A smart, modern hostel, offering private rooms alongside dormitory accommodation. Rooms have air conditioning, free wifi, towels and lockers, while the hostel has a small gym, a sauna, a TV lounge and a bar and café. The hostel is close to the Old Town and a few minutes from the beach. Prices go from £14 for a dorm bunk to around £90 for a family room (sleeping five).