The Top Hotels In Cannes Film Festival


The Top Hotels At Cannes Film Festival

France, a country renowned for fashion, wine, and gourmet food, gets a steady influx of tourists all year round. And as if the country needs to get any busier, it truly reaches the peak of popularity during the Annual Cannes Film Festival. 

The 76th annual film festival will be held from May 16th to the 27th this year and will see the who’s who of the film industry descend upon Cannes, a city on the French Riveria. 

The annual Cannes Film Festival, which started in 1946, is a rendezvous of filmmakers, producers, celebrities, film industry professionals, actors and actresses, media, influencers, and film enthusiasts. It’s when the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes is transformed into a global marketplace where documentaries and films are viewed, ideas are born and discussed, and future deals are sealed. 

So, when attending a prestigious event like the Cannes Film Festival, you must carefully plan every aspect of your itinerary to ensure a comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable trip.

Frenchway Travel can make your job easier — starting with guiding you to the most luxurious hotels for your stay.  Whether you’re tasked with booking VIP suites for celebs, are involved in the pre and post-production of the festival, or host events in Cannes throughout the year, we’ve got you covered! 


The Best 5-Star Hotels for the Cannes Festival

Cannes has played host to the film festival for several decades. And as the city prepares for this iconic event, part of the commotion involves the search for luxurious hotels that will serve as temporary homes for the participants and guests.

Cannes is not one to disappoint! The city is home to numerous luxurious hotels that live up to the expectations of their festival guests. 

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best five-star hotels in Cannes that do not hold back on the glitz, glamor, and comfort! Comfortable, convenient, sophisticated, and luxurious, these hotspots can be your ideal staycation headquarters at Cannes!


1. Hôtel Martinez, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

A fitting choice for all the artists, performers, and everyone with an appreciation for art, this luxurious blue and white contemporary hotel comes with a fantastic view of the Bay of Cannes. 

It is conveniently located on La Croisette Boulevard, near the city center, and offers easy access to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès (Palace of Festivals and Congresses of Cannes) as well as the Musée de la Castre. High-end shopping centers and fancy restaurants are also within easy reach.

The entire experience this beachfront hotel provides is nothing short of a vacation. It has over 400 suites and rooms designed in contemporary Art Deco themes, which will give you a newfound appreciation for art thanks to its interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon

Hôtel Martinez is also home to the town’s only 2-star Michelin restaurant, La Palme d’Or, as well as a private beach restaurant, the La Plage du Martinez.

It’s no wonder Hôtel Martinez has been an accommodation of choice for many A-listers throughout the years because, Cannes Festival or not, this is the perfect place for an extravagant hotel stay.

2. InterContinental Carlton Cannes

Made even more beautiful after its two-year restoration, the InterContinental Carlton Cannes, rebranded under the Regent Hotels, is indeed the emblem of the Belle Époque Riviera. Built in 1911, the hotel is framed by twin domes that make it instantly recognizable.

The hotel’s interiors breathe art and luxury, with Tristan Auer in charge of its aesthetics during the renovation. The efforts of the 750 French artisans have gone into restoring this famous hotel. 

With the expansion of the property, it now boasts a Mediterranean garden with more than 22,000 plants — a back-to-nature, relaxing venue for its guests. The hotel also has an infinity pool and a fitness and spa complex. And if it needed more enticing attractions, it is also home to the city’s first boxing ring. 

The hotel’s location on La Croisette Boulevard and facing the Mediterranean is already a winner. But very close by is the Îles de Lérins (Lerins Island), an ideal offshore day destination you can visit by boat. This is also where the Ile Sainte-Marguerite is located and, for history buffs, the place where the man in the iron mask was imprisoned. 

Saint-Honorat Island is another must-visit destination where the Cistercian monks are known to produce exceptionally high-quality wine. 

Indulge in leisure lunches at the Carlton Beach Club and wind down your day at the Bar°58, where you can get lost in its Great Gatsby vibe — a fitting choice for any film enthusiast! 

3. Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes

Boasting a prime location in Cannes, the Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic is one of the finest hotels on the La Croisette. Walking into this hotel is like being transported back to the 1920s, thanks to the 2,500 black-and-white portraits lining the halls and corridors featuring film celebrities and legends who have graced this establishment.

From a private cinema hall and weekend live music to a kids’ club, the hotel has something for everyone, especially for the rich and the famous. The Production teams tired after a long day of work can indulge in some well-deserved TLC at the Diane Barrière Spa, the best one in all of Cannes, for massages and facials. The hotel also has a hammam, fitness center, and sauna, where you can get the stress out of your system.

If you’ve got an afternoon or two free, spend it lazing away at the outdoor heated pool or getting an adrenaline rush with water sports activities like parasailing and paddle boarding!

The hotel also offers some of the best fine-dining options. Visit the newly revamped Le Fouquet, where the highly acclaimed chef Pierre Gagnaire created the menu, or the Paradiso Nicole and Pierre for scrumptious Mediterranean-focused cuisine. 

Whether you’re in Cannes for the annual festival, for business, or for an upcoming event, this is one of the best places to stay when you want to bask in luxury. 

4. JW Marriott Cannes

If you want to be at the heart of the action of the Cannes Festival, JW Marriott should be your top choice.

This 5-star hotel with 261 rooms is not the typical Marriott you’d expect but a 1980s structure that looks almost out of place in the glamorous Cannes. It features hexagonal balconies with neon accents, creating a glitzy look. 

And more importantly, the rooftop offers stunning views of the nearby Esterel Mountains, Lerins Islands, and the Mediterranean’s Bay of Cannes that you simply cannot miss. It also serves as a fantastic backdrop for any photos, reels, or short films you and your A-list team may need to create.

What sets the JW Marriott hotel is the Le Panorama, a fitting name for its rooftop bar adjacent to a pool. This is the only rooftop pool bar on the entire stretch of Croisette, so expect plenty of swimming parties in this area where celebrities and influencers can be spotted at the two whirlpools.

You can also feel like a total hotshot that you are as you spoil yourself at the hotel’s onsite casino or just enjoy some quiet time breathing in the bustling streets of Croisette at JW Grill’s outdoor dining area.

Frenchway Travel can help you with your Luxurious Stay at Cannes!

Attending the Cannes Film Festival is a memorable experience. Not only will you be immersed in the world of cinema, but you will also get the opportunity to experience a stunning city that offers magical experiences. 

So, if you’re planning to visit the south of France for this iconic event, whether by yourself or your crew, save time and effort by onboarding Frenchway Travel. Let us be your travel expert; we promise to make your stay in Cannes hassle-free and memorable! 

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