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InterContinental Carlton Cannes

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I spent my 65th birthday at the Carlton Intercontinental and my wife and I felt pampered from beginning to end. Even though I had booked with my IHG miles we were warmly welcomed and as a Royal Ambassador we were given an upgrade to a wonderful room facing the Mediterranean (432). Service was outstanding and we were looked after by Caithy, who was there whenever we needed something. As a surprise, a cake was prepared for my birthday. About the restaurant Carlton, see my separate entry. In brief, this is how a "Grand Old Lady" hotel should be in every city: luxurious, anticipating, and offering the discrete level of service that makes you feel you always get what you want. Congratulations to the team, and hopefully we'll see you back in September. The Carlton Intercon managed to exceed our expectations of excellence.

It is now my second time in this hotel but I must say that even if the service is good and the people are nice and attentive, the hotel is aging a lot and in an extremely bad shape. I would not recommend staying here for this price. I will come back after a full renovation if they plan to undertake one.

The hotel is very classic style. A very spacious room with a large and confortable bed. The wardrobe Was more than enough for All my business and gala clothes. The bathroom is perfect with a nice bathtub and also shower. Amenities were great and Service as well. The breakfast Was croweded but the food delicious. The only problem Was the staff strike in the front of the hotel. It was very noisy. Also, cause of that some services were cancelled with short notice. Besides that, which Was a specific ocasion, I fully reccomend the hotel.

NOISY, NOISY Hotel Experience Personally, I had serious noise issues with this hotel. The worst was at 2:30am one night. Three wedding party guests were pounding away on a grand piano at the bottom of a winding stairway right under a huge column of rooms including mine. The stairway goes up to all floors and anyone in that column of rooms could hear it – without question. It was incredibly loud. These wedding guests did this twice for several minutes over about 45 minutes. The first time woke me up groggy, by the second time I was wide awake. I am writing this at 3:30am now unfortunately. My issue with this incident is that this is supposed to be a first-rate luxury hotel. They owe their guests a comfortable night’s sleep. The hotel management needs to have alert staff watching the common areas and monitoring this sort of thing in the middle of the night. That is especially important when you have a group of fully dressed wedding revelers still socializing at 3am. Make sure staff is aware and sensitive to those of us who are trying to sleep during this event. The piano is down the hall from the lobby. It isn’t remote. Letting that go on was unacceptable. I ended up dressing and going to the lobby to complain. That shouldn’t happen. Additionally, while the night desk staff person said he'd take care of it, he seemed to be taken aback that I would say anything, and didn’t seem to care much. The other noise issue was at check in when I said, “I travel on business, the only thing I care about is quiet, please assign me a quiet room”. The front desk person assured me the room I had was quiet. When I got there, it was over a big construction site that was still churning away at 6pm with huge night construction lights shining. The standard LOUD machines were grinding away and the BEEP BEEP BEEP sound from the backup warning was ringing all over the room. The front desk staff were accommodating, and they moved me to the room over the stair column (above). However, I thought that assuring me the location was quiet (I very specifically asked) and putting me over an active construction project wasn’t right. I stay in five-star hotels all over the world spending about 90 nights a year in hotels. So, I am familiar with what to expect. By the time I had arrived at The Carlton I had been in Asia, N. America, and Europe over seven days. Obviously sleep schedule is an issue after that. Especially in prominent hotels, catering to international travelers, management should be aware that sleep issues and jet lag are common with many guests and can be miserable. Be sensitive to that. Otherwise, my room was fine, not special – it is in desperate need of new carpet and a coat of paint. The bed and bedding were comfortable. The bathroom was very small and crummy. The location is very good in Cannes. But, others have commented on those points elsewhere. My issue was the noise.

Visiting Cannes rather than staying, but went for lunch at the Carlton whilst here. Dining on the beach was a great option especially visiting in the summer. Food was excellent, couldn't fault and unusually for France there was a good range of vegetarian options available. Yes, you are paying for the fact you are dining somewhere iconic but overall the price was not excessively above what you would pay anywhere else in Cannes. Didn't begrudge the price as the quality of the food matched.

Tanks for old class hotell on Beach, super location and food driks. See and be seen. Bigg roms and good air. Nice old Town and super shopping. Good restauranter and clubs. Cannes giv you all you need.

We were really looking forward (no wonder when paying 2000 € for a suite) and were shocked, when we saw the condition of this old hotel. From the pictures you can see our room had yellow water. All they did is bringing a fruit plate. They charge 1 € per Nespresso Capsule. I mean when paying 2000 € for a room I expect the coffee to be free at least.

1st trip to Cannes and how could you not stay at the iconic Carlton? It did not disappoint. As a fan of the movies, one half-expects to see Cary Grant and Grace Kelley come gliding past… and trust me, there were older continental gentlemen with lovely women who played the part. The room was spacious and impressive, with a lovely Juliet balcony overlooking the harbor. A large en suite which included separate shower, tub and toilet/bidet facilities was all marble, with the requisite plush robes and towels. The products were top notch - Agraria. The staff was typically efficient French. Chic and helpful, they were neither solicitous nor overly aloof. While we are not 'heavy hitters' and used points for our stay, we were treated the same as all other guests - save the couple who arrived in their Maybach… and I am guessing they were paying for more attention. If you are a travel fan, this is an icon to see. It has its own private Mediterranean beach and is walking distance to the convention center, many fine restaurants and haute couture shops. It was definitely worth the points and will be a place to which we plan to return…

The first time I went to Cannes was back in 2008 for a day. I saw the Carlton and said, “When I come back, I’m going to stay there!” 9 years later, I did and was not disappointed at all. The Front Desk staff put me on the top floor on the west side. I had a view of the Mediterranean and the mountains. The location was just where I wanted to be. Definitely, a place to see and been seen! The room was a good size and the bathroom was also very nice. The hotel has a lot of history with it’s ties to Hollywood. I would definitely come here again!!

Stayed here multiple times as we fell in love with this hotel. Truly French: amazing hospitality everywhere in the hotel, fantastic view, walking in the hotel you feel the history and the aura of the movie stars who stayed here. The terrace where the breakfast takes place is just gorgeous, with a view on the La Croisette blvd... Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to taste a bit of fame, a bit of luxury, a bit of French elegance and amazing beach, all this in a walking distance from the heart of the city.

58 Boulevard la Croisette Cannes Alpes-Maritimes

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to La Croisette and Palace of Festivals and Congress Hall
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour health club

InterContinental Carlton Cannes places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as La Croisette and Palace of Festivals and Congress Hall. This 343-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like a private beach, a 24-hour health club, and a 24-hour business center. Located centrally in Cannes, it's also near Cannes Harbour and Cannes City Hall.


Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Carlton Restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Carlton Beach Restaurant offers relaxing ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.


All 343 soundproofed rooms feature minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

InterContinental Carlton Cannes features a 24-hour health club, free WiFi in public areas, and 10 meeting rooms. Valet parking is available for EUR 45 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Room

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, Sea View (Prestige)

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Suite, 1 King Bed, Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2066 reviews