Check-out our picks for where to stay when in Marseille, France. Marseille is a big city (the second largest in France) with a big personality, so we recommend staying near the action-filled city center (Vieux-Port.) Marseille’s Vieux-Port derives from its historic roots as a fishing village to what is now the largest commercial port on the Mediterrean. From here, you can take the Grand Tour of Marseille, or take a ferry to the Chateau d’If.
4-Star Hotels in Marseille
Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port
The Sofitel Vieux-Port is one of those hotels you won’t forget, and for all the right reasons: it features an impeccable staff, comfy beds, well-outfitted bathrooms and fantastic views. If you can afford it, then be sure to stay at this exceptional hotel, set in the heart of Marseille’s Vieux Port. Double rooms start at $276
36, boulevard Charles Livon
Hotel Pullman Marseille Palm Beach
If your idea of the perfect hotel is one you can return to after a busy day of sightseeing to relax at the outdoor pool with a fantastic view of the bay, this is it. Located just outside the center of town, the Pullman Marseille Palm Beach is an easy cab ride or a short bus ride from the Vieux-Port. If you’re traveling by auto, the hotel offers a convenient parking garage, so you can easily use this hotel as a base for taking day-trips in Provence. We stayed here for two nights in September and enjoyed the large rooms with modern appointments. Our room had a little Nespresso machine…loved that. This modern hotel has every amenity… so much so, that I prefer to think of it as a resort. Double rooms start at $190.
200 Corniche John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Grand Tonic Hotel Marseille
Overlooking the Vieux-Port, the sleek Tonic Hotel Marseille stands at the heart of the city’s activities — bars, restaurants, opera house. Double rooms start at 140 Euros.
43 Quai des Belges
3- Star Hotels in Marseille
New Hotel Bompard
Located a few kilometers away from the beaches on the hillside, the charming, boutique New Hotel Bombard, a former
bourgeoise home, welcomes guests in exquisitely decorated rooms. Double rooms start at 140 Euros.
2 rue des Flots Bleus
La Cite Radieuse
Architecture amateurs may want to seize the chance to sleep in a mythic place: L’Unité
d’habitation Le Corbusier, also known as La Cité Radieuse. Built between 1947 and
1951, the ground-breaking collective apartment complex includes a hotel on its third and
fourth floors. Rooms and studios boast the original furniture. Prices for double rooms
start at 65 Euros.
280 boulevard Michelet
Chambres d’hôtes (Bed and Breakfasts) in Marseille
The Italian-style Villa is located near the Prado beaches in a neighborhood bordered with private mansions. The refined ambiance will charm you.
Double rooms start at 100 Euros.
96, rue du Commandant Rolland
On the Samena Calanque, the Villa d’Orient proposes rooms and studios. Double rooms start at 80 Euros. Studios are also available for weekly rentals. Prices start at 400 Euros.
30, Calanque de Samena
Written by Terri Fogarty with input from Brigitte Aflalo-Calderon for EuropeUpClose.com