Located between Cannes and Nice on the French Riviera, Juan-les-Pins (Juan of the pines) was first developed in the 1920s. By the 1930s, trend-setters like F. Scott Fitzgerald put Juan-les-Pins on the map, and today, it attracts pretty much everyone.

The golden-sand beach is one of the best on the Riviera. And if you base yourself here, you’ll find it easy to reach all the attractions of the Cote d’Azur. Antibes and it’s museum are within walking distance. It’s packed during the Cannes Film Festival, so book well in advance.

Luxury Juan-les-Pins hotels.

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, Hotel Juana was a favorite of F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s a listed historic monument, and a 2004 renovation recaptured some of its jazz era, Art Deco panache.

It’s on the edge of a shady pine forest, but guests have access to a beach club with changing room where they can rent umbrellas and chairs. Those who prefer a pool will enjoy the heated white marble pool at the property. There’s also a Turkish bath and fitness center. And the staff can arrange golf, diving, deep-sea fishing, tennis, or other activities.

The 45 rooms have large marble or tile baths, mahogany furnishings, WiFi Internet access, safes, and mini bars. If you can afford a room with a balcony, you’ll have views of the sea and nearby Lerins Islands. The restaurant at the Juana is one of the best in town.

Another Small Luxury Hotel, Hotel des Belle-Rives was once a private villa that hosted F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. In the ensuing years, notables from Josephine Baker to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor also stayed here.

Located right on the beach, it has a beach club with a café, bar, and private dock. Twenty seven of the forty three rooms have panoramic ocean views. All have marble bathrooms and double-paned windows.

Hotel Juana and Hotel des Belle-Rives are two of the best hotels in Juan-les-Pins. You can’t really go wrong with either one.

About a five-minute walk from the beach, Hotel Saint Valerie has 36 air-conditioned rooms with WiFi, satellite TV, and mini bars. Those that overlook the swimming pool or garden terrace are especially nice. A member of the Chateaux & Hotels de France group, it’s a romantic spot.

Affordable Juan-les-Pins hotels.

If you’re on a budget, Hotel Le Pre Catalan offers a lot of charm for the money. In a villa built around 1900 in a residential part of town, it’s surrounded by terraces and gardens of palms, citrus, and flowers. There’s a heated pool and Jacuzzi, a bar, and WiFi Internet access.

The 24 air-conditioned rooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some have kitchenettes, and the nicest ones have terraces. Hotel Le Pre Catalan offers the real flavor of Provence near to, but away from the noise of, Juan-les-Pins’ bustle.

Hotel des Mimosas is a 34-room hotel in a villa that dates from the 1870s. Its hill-top, garden setting is extremely attractive, and it’s only about ten-minutes’ walk from a nice beach. Four of the rooms have balconies and nine have terraces. If you can, get one of these. The pool, which is surrounded by palms, is very popular with guests, who make reservations months in advance for summer.

Because of its reasonable prices and charming ambience, Hotel des Mimosas is a very popular Juan-les-Pins hotel.

1) Hotel Juana
2) Hotel Belles Rives
3) Hotel Sainte Valerie
4) Hotel le Pre Catalan
5) Hotel des Mimosas

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