InterContinental Carlton Cannes
Hollywood glamour on the Croisette
What it is
A storied landmark on the Cannes waterfront.
What it isn't
Sleek, edgy or progressive.
What we think
The turreted 1911 wedding cake of a building, with a plum location on the Boulevard de la Croisette, is a Riviera icon. Hitchcock filmed To Catch a Thief here (and there was a real-life jewel heist not too long ago), and every May, when the film festival comes to town, celebrity assistants knock each other ver vying to nab the corner suites for their stars. But the rest of the year, the Carlton remains stately with potentates, celebrities and other moneyed folks streaming through the vast white marble lobby. The decidedly grand public spaces are balanced out by the343 tastefully simple rooms, 39 of them suites. Cream, peach, and celadon are the dominant colors, and the furniture hews to a French Provincial and Empire look. If you’re booking a room with a view, note that only those on the fourth floor and up have an unimpeded vista to the sea—they’re above the palm tree line. The Carlton restaurant, with its tables under the yellow awnings along the Croisette, is the place to preen and be seen. If you’d rather avoid the paparazzi, the Petit Bar inside the hotel is more intimate. Note: There is no pool, but the Carlton’s private beach is just across the road. Lounge chairs are available for a fee along the pier and sand, and the Beach Restaurant is open from April to October.
You're here because
You want to channel Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.
The sun warms your skin and the iced caipirinha is cold in your hand. The attendant stops by to adjust your umbrella as you turn your head to look towards the glittering blue Mediterranean.
Restaurants & Bars
Carlton Restaurant - Mediterranean cuisine, seasonal
Beach Restaurant - Seasonal, eclectic
Towering above La Croisette, mere steps from the sea and the Palais des Festivals.