Where to Stay in Nice, France: Boutique Best Western Plus Hotel Massena

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A queen of the French Riviera, Nice is a must-see for travelers who are looking into exploring France’s stunning coastal location. After all, with its year-round sunshine, this city is a haven for sun-seekers too! That being said, for such an exceptional destination, you surely must stay in an equally exceptional setting; that’s why when it comes to the best accommodation, it should be no other than the finest boutique hotel possible: Best Western Plus Hotel Massena Nice.

I had the chance to stay in this hotel myself, and I was more than satisfied with its features, location, and amenities. Here’s why…

Best Western Plus Hotel Massena

Hotel Massena Lobby

Prime Location. Smacked right at the heart of Nice’s city center, Hotel Massena is very close not only to the beautiful Place Masséna, but to the city’s iconic attractions and beaches, Promenade des Anglais, the Old Town, and so much more. Furthermore, it’s also just a mere 20-minute bus ride or a 15-minute car ride away from the airport.

Lux Interiors. A “modern-pop art” scene, Hotel Massena has been designed by Mrs. Leng, the hotel owner, who ensured that the aesthetic features are of the highest quality, inducing an emotion of warmth and sharpness.

Newly-Renovated. To better enhance the experience of the guests, the guest areas, as well as all of the rooms, have been entirely renovated and redesigned as of 2014 in order to blend in with the overall theme of ‘Pop Art’. With such a change, it was surely a delight to see how almost every corner of the hotel was a sure eye-candy!


Sofia Junior Suite

Best Western Plus Hotel Massena Nice has over 110 rooms and a suite. I personally had the chance to stay in their “Sofia” Junior Suite and one of their Deluxe rooms and it was definitely a staycation that made me feel right at home — a ‘home’ that was more comfortable, luxurious, and refined.

To illustrate, here are your room choices in Hotel Massena:

“Sofia” Junior Suite: one of the best things about this suite is its spacious terrace which gave me breathtaking views over Nice’s skyline! For days when I want to soak up the sun, the deckchairs have also been very helpful. (It’s at 35sqm, super king-sized bed at 200×200 cm, lounge area, bathtub, etc.)


  • Deluxe Room: 20 to 28 sqm with private terrace
  • Privilège Room: 20 to 23 sqm (some have a balcony depending on availability)
  • Traditional Double Room: 15 to 20 sqm
  • Triple Room Can be Deluxe: (28sqm) or Privilège (25sqm)
  • Traditional Single Room: 14 sqm

(NOTE: All of the hotel rooms have high-quality luxury bedding with a mattress pad, air conditioning, FREE wifi and internet, flat-screen television with 56 international channels, bathroom, mini bar, a welcome tray of goodies, and safe among many others.)


Ruhl Beach

Private Beach. If you’re interested in lounging by the beach of Nice, Hotel Massena has partnered up with Ruhl Beach to grant its guests a discounted price of €25 per person (instead of the original price of €33) and this will already include an air mattress, parasol, towels, and changing rooms access. You can avail of this coupon by inquiring at the hotel reception.


Hotel Massena  Dining

Breakfast. A buffet breakfast is served on the ground floor from 6:30AM to 10:00 AM (or 11:00AM in the summer). It serves an array of selections such as pastries, cereals, fresh fruits, charcuterie, cheeses, sausages, salads, fruit juices, hot drinks, eggs, and more.

Bar. The perfect place to unwind as the day ends would be this bar area that’s open 24/7. It has a wide range of choices for fresh cocktails, beers, wines, champagne, and more.


The staff in Hotel Massena surely helped made my stay in Nice even more memorable than it already was! They were absolutely approachable and are extremely helpful with whatever inquiries I had. Rest assured, their reception personnel are all multilingual and are available 24 hours a day.

They also offer assistance on transportation, tours, luggage service, currency exchange, photocopying, etc.

Basic Info of Hotel Massena

  • Booking: See the best deals and prices at Booking.com
  • Address: Rue Gioffredo, Nice City Center, Nice, France 06000
  • Hotel Classification: 4-Star
  • Check-In: 3PM / Check-Out: 12PM
  • Disclaimer: Thanks to Hotel Massena for sponsoring my stay; but as always, all thoughts that are expressed in this article are fully my own.

I couldn’t have asked for a better hotel because Hotel Massena surely met my expectations — and more!

To add, with its close proximity to the city’s sights, its grand views right outside my bedroom window, its scrumptious delicacies, and its lush services and amenities, this is surely the best choice that you can ever go for when it comes to your accommodation in Nice. So… what are you waiting for?

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  1. Dann Castillo

    This place is a dream! I crashed at a friend’s place last time I was in Nice, but I’d definitely keep this one in mine for my next trip! I LOVED Nice! Especially the food!

  2. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Thanks for letting me know about Hotel Massena. We will be in Europe sometime in July and we might have a side trip to Nice. This hotel is a nice place to stay. I love the Sofia Suite. So luxurious and spacious!

    • Aileen

      Ohh that’s great! I hope you’d stay with Hotel Massena. I bet you’ll love it as much as I did :D

  3. Our Family World

    Hotel Massena does look like a cozy place to stay. I love that they can provide you access to a private beach. That’s cool! Love the rooms and the balcony view too.

    • Aileen

      I’m glad you feel the same way! ;)

    • jerold

      nice place


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