Fodor's Expert Review Intercontinental Marseille Hôtel Dieu

1 pl. Daviel, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 13002, France Fodor's Choice

Housed in Marseille's majestic 18th-century Hôtel Dieu, a beloved landmark built according to plans by Jacques Hardouin-Mansart, architect to Louis XIV, this place has been transformed into a gleaming palace—even if you don't stay here, it's worth stopping by for a drink on the sprawling terrace, with gorgeous views of the old port. The hotel interiors are luminous and comfortable, accented with large amphorae, artworks, and photographs of the city by local artists. Rooms are beautifully conceived with luxe touches; and many have large private terraces and views from the bathtub. The gold-mosaic pool and full-service Clarins spa and gym provide all the required pampering, and with Michelin-starred chef Lionel Lévy at the helm, the hotel's bistro Les Fenêtres and the lovely Alcyone restaurant are Marseille standouts.


  • a one-stop luxury spot with excellent pool, spa, and restaurants
  • splendid views from open-air bar
  • rates include breakfast


  • only a fifth of rooms have a terrace
  • such indulgence does have a price
  • a bit of a snobby atmosphere




Phones: 04–13–42–42–42


194 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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