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Marseille is the capital of Provence, and it’s one of the most beautiful cities to visit in France. Located on the southeast coast, Marseille is France’s second-largest city and also the oldest! Marseille is teeming with history, impressive colorful architecture, and a vast amount for visitors to see and do.
Marseille also works as a good base for visiting other parts of Provence on day trips: catch an early train, and you can visit historical Avignon, lavish Nice, or lovely Aix-en-Provence. With this in mind, having a lovely Marseille hotel to come back to on an evening is really important.
These top Marseille hotels are well worth a visit. From stylish boutiques to waterfront villas, check out this guide with some of the best hotels in Marseille, France.
Compare the Best Hotels in Marseille, France
Best Marseille Hotels
So where to stay in Marseille? From 5-star hotels in Marseille to unique boutique hotels in Marseille, don’t miss this list of top Marseille hotels with something for every traveler.
1. Hotel La Résidence du Vieux Port
It’s hard to beat Hotel La Résidence du Vieux Port on location and best views. Set right on the Banks of Old Port in central Marseille, you can reach La Résidence Du Vieux Port and the Vieux Port Metro Station in just 200 meters. It’s an ideal spot for navigating the city or for taking a boat trip to the Calanques National Park.
This 4-star hotel in Marseille offers a boutique, family-owned accommodation experience. The hotel’s interior is modestly decorated but with a splash of quirk. There are 48 rooms, and though they are on the small side, the space has been well utilized. Enjoy walk-in showers or relaxing bath showers. Many of the rooms have epic panoramic views of the Old Port.
One of the perks of staying at Hotel La Résidence is you get to eat at their restaurant Le Relais 50. Chef Noël Baudrand focuses on Mediterranean cuisine, and it can all be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace. If you don’t fancy eating outside, then utilize the hotel’s impeccable concierge service – Click here to book your stay at Hotel La Résidence du Vieux Port
2. Alex Hotel & Spa
If you are searching for a blissful boutique hotel in Marseille, Alex Hotel & Spa is for you. This hotel is located conveniently close to the Marseille Saint-Charles train station (just 200 meters away).
This hotel offers 5-star luxury at an affordable price. There’s a modern vibe throughout the hotel, with bold and stylish colors from the lobby to the rooms. Like many French hotels, the rooms are not large, but they are designed in such a way that you don’t really notice. The beds are comfy, and there are even iPhone charging ports near the bed. The hotel is surrounded by busy Marseille traffic but step inside your room, and you’ll be transported to tranquillity.
This Marseille hotel is perfect for a relaxing getaway weekend, as there’s a spa, sauna, steam room, fitness center, and restaurant. If it wasn’t for the lust of exploring Marseille, there really would be no need to leave the hotel – Click here to book your stay at Alex Hotel & Spa
3. Le Petit Nice Passedat
The impeccable beachfront Le Petit Nice Passedat hotel is hard to beat on a number of counts. This hotel is around 35 minutes walk from the Vieux Port off the coast road, and it is one of the best hotels in Marseille in its category.
Light and airy, it almost feels as if the sea breeze is wafting into this hotel. There’s no getting around the fact this is a high-end hotel, but you get what you pay for. This hotel is based across two villas providing guests with sizable rooms and a wonderful terrace and pool.
Art enthusiasts will love that the rooms are named after different art personalities from around the world. Large, comfortable beds are the focal point of the room’s minimalist perfection. All of the rooms have sea views, with some boasting terraces.
By far, one of the best things about this 5-star hotel in Marseille is its three Michelin-star restaurant. The restaurant itself focuses on fish dishes that you just know are locally caught. The deconstructed bouillabaisse is a real crowd pleaser – Click here to book your stay at Le Petit Nice Passedat
4. Hotel Belle Vue Vieux-Port
Head back to the Old Port, where you will find Hotel Belle Vue Vieux-Port, probably the best hotel in Marseille, with 3 stars. The hotel boasts views of the harbor, as well as Notre Dame de la Garde. It’s also around a 15-minute walk from Fort Saint-Jean. The hotel is conveniently located just 250 meters from the Vieux-Port Hotel de Ville Metro Station.
This is a mid-range priced eco-friendly hotel that is set in a traditional Marseillaise building. The impressive wrought-iron staircase dates back to 1900. All the rooms at Hotel Belle Vue have air-conditioning and flatscreen TVs. The majority of the rooms also have views of the port.
A wonderful continental breakfast can be enjoyed with room service as well. The hotel also has a convenient restaurant as well as a stylish cocktail bar, perfect for relaxing after a day walking around Marseille – Click here to book your stay at Le Petit Nice Passedat
5. Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port
Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port is next to Parc Emile Duclaux and is almost unparalleled in terms of its panoràmic views across to Place d’Armes. Tucked a little away from the main waterfront area, Old Port is around 15 minutes away by foot.
One of the best luxury hotels in Marseille, France, the Sofitel has a neutral tone color scheme with splashes of teal. Some rooms are decked with snug chaise longues. The décor in many of the rooms is tastefully old-fashioned, whilst the beds have that “jump on me” feel! Rooms are considered mid to high-end in terms of price.
It’s like this hotel was built for a friend’s weekend away or a romàntic holiday for two. The facilities include the free-to-use spa, which offers a variety of treatments at an additional cost. There’s also a wonderful fitness center and indoor swimming pool too – Click here to book your stay at Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port
6. Meininger Marseille Centre La Joliette
This Marseille hotel is in the trendy La Joliette neighborhood, 400 meters from the Joliette Metro Station and around 1 km from Marseille Saint-Charles Train Station.
For those traveling to Marseille on a budget, there’s no better place to stay than Meininger Marseille Centre La Joliette. There are a variety of room options, from twin rooms to family rooms and single rooms. If you are traveling with a group of friends, this is a great place to stay too. Rooms are modern with wood finishes, and the dorm-style rooms are equipped with bunk beds and lockers.
There’s a handy coffee house on site as well as a bar, a space for doing the laundry, and an excellent buffet breakfast in the morning. There is also a shared kitchen for those wanting to save money and prepare their own meals, which makes the Meninger the best hotel Marseille has to offer for budget travelers – Click here to book your stay at Meininger Marseille Centre La Joliette
Didn’t you find your Marseille hotel on this list? Don’t worry! Find the right accommodation in Marseille – whether it’s a hotel or guesthouse, holiday apartment, or private apartment – by using the Marseille Hotels map above.