Accommodation in Marseille
A historic stay in Marseille
History and tradition are palpable throughout Marseille. From the daily catch of the Old Port to the columns of the Palais Longchamp, the past of this vibrant city can still be seen in its many landmarks. Even the accommodation displays the grandeur of yesteryear with a handful of hotels situated within beautiful historic buildings.
The Marseille-Hotel Dieu is a perfect example of traditional beauty and modern comfort. Situated in a historic 18th-century masterpiece, this striking 5-star hotel offers exceptional amenities with an oversized terrace offering views of the Old Port. The Hotel Saint Louis also showcases historic architecture with friendly service and reasonable mid range prices.
The coastal lifestyle
The appeal of Marseille goes beyond its traditional beauty with a stretch of coast along the Mediterranean. The azure waters and soft sand beaches beckon with the promise of waterfront rejuvenation. Marseille makes the most of these stunning beach locations with several hotels positioned to allow easy access to the water.
The Petit Nice Passedat is just a ten minute drive from the city centre and features stunning views over the Mediterranean from the onsite restaurant and many of its guest rooms. This hotel is also within walking distance to a number of interesting attractions, including shopping, dining and the Vallon des Auffes.
Escape to the Calanques
If you're hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, You may want to consider a day trip to the Calanques. Sheer cliffs plunge into the deep sea waters, offering up a sweep of dramatically beautiful views. Native plants and animals can be discovered along one of the hiking trails, or try your hand at kayaking to access one of the secluded beaches.
A hotel in the city centre can provide a great base from which to explore the Calanques. The Mama Shelter is within a half an hour's drive to the cliffs, serving up sleek, modern style with reasonable pricing. If you're hoping to get a bit closer, a stay at the 3-star Hotel 96 is a great mid range option with comfortable accommodation, pool and onsite lounge.