A two-minute walk from the Palais, this eleven-story, white-brick number with an amazing hotel garden fronting the Croisette is a fun and relaxing place to stay. Its interior includes eye-catching tubular chairs, super-sophisticated colors, and fine wood inlays, while the rooms are spacious and modern, designed to have the eyes flow toward the seaview. The hotel's luxury is complemented nicely by the newly renovated Le Park restaurant and the très chic Plage 45, only
100 meters (109 yards) from the front door. And while Cannes has lots to see and do, you may never make it further than the gorgeous grounds, maybe sipping champagne at Le Cercle bar or sampling chef Sébastian Broda's nouvelle menu that continues to receive accolades worldwide. Book your beach spot (€190 for bed on pontoon) in advance.