4.0
Very Good 1893 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Zplage, the hotel’s large private beach, is the best beach in Cannes
  • The octagonal outdoor pool, surrounded by 100-year-old palm trees and heated to 86° F
  • Afternoon tea at Bar l’Amiral is a Hotel Martinez tradition. Choose from dozens of teas as well as tasty gourmet sandwiches and salads. Every day from 2 p.m.
  • People watching on La Croisette, especially during the film festival in May
  • Personal trainers are available at the fitness center
  • READ MORE: How to see Cannes on a budget

What To Know

  • Zplage closes for the winter season (typically between October and March)
  • Travelers looking for privacy, take note: With more than 400 rooms, Hotel Martinez is the largest luxury hotel on La Croisette
  • With a total of 15 meeting rooms and reception lounges, the Martinez is host to many conventions, seminars and other events
  • If you don’t like crowds, don’t go in May, when the film festival is in full swing
  • A kids club offering organized activities is open every day in summer from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

Opened in 1929, Hotel Martinez is today an immaculately restored art deco gem reflecting the Belle Epoque at its peak. Ideally situated on the prestigious La Croisette seaside promenade, it’s at the heart of this cosmopolitan and flamboyant French Riviera city.

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The three restaurants on-site include the two-Michelin-starred La Palme d’Or, which looks out at the water and is helmed by executive chef Christian Sinicropi, who changes the French menu seasonally. Sinicropi also designed the menu at Le Relais, which features lighter fare in a terrace setting. And in the summer guests can enjoy roast meat and fish, freshly squeezed juice and more under the parasols at the Zplage Beach Restaurant. The Martinez also features a popular piano bar.

For health services, guests head to the hotel’s top floor and the exclusive L.RAPHAEL Beauty Spa. After a day spent in the notorious Riviera sun, they can receive treatments designed by solar skin care specialists. On the same floor there is a fitness center with the latest machines.

Back outside, the Martinez is a short stroll from the trendiest bars and finest restaurants and shops in Cannes. But there are plenty of diversions worth getting out of Cannes for, as well, including visits to the historic towns of Biot, Grasse and Vence, plus the spectacular Gorges du Loup, a deep, narrow valley surrounded by moss-covered cliffs. All are just a short drive away.

How to Get There

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez
73 La Croisette
Cannes, 06406 France

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 1893 Reviews
Renovation not completed
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't no where to start as we were so disapointed!
First at the arrival, the receptionist didn't show us our room... Never seen that in a 5* hotel! We booked a Premium room and when we find it, it was quite nice and facing the street.
Well, first terrible experience, didn't sleep for 2 days as the windows were originals with a big gap and you could hear every single noises from the street.
I asked the manageress why after spending 159M they didn't changed the windows and she reply that they had to re-open for all the festivals! How stupid from a group like that to charge so much money and don't finish the hotel properly.
Main lifts were also not finish with peaces of wood around the doors, lots of doors handles were hanging and broken, carpet wasn't stick properly in some part of corridor and the list could go on for ever.
Anyway they propose us to move to another similar room opposite and quite. We packed and when we arrived the room was not even finish! No mirror on the walls, no throw and cushions on the bed and tiny wardrobe.
We were not happy and after another call they moved us to a Junior suite. Nice but still tiny wardrobe so they brought a rail in our corridor.
Ready for a good night sleep, we went for our diner and when we came back, here we are, 6 staffs around the door moved everything without asking our permission as it was fooding from the room above! Couldn't believe it.
Moved again to another Junior Suite facing the sea. We were waiting the day after for an apology letter with a little present, nothing.
When I saw the manageress before to live the hotel, she told us that it was a really nice gesture from us to move to a sea front view.
Another problem was the small room for breakfast when we had rain one morning.
The hotel outside entrance looked terrible too.
Would I go back to this hotel?.. NO
Would I used Hyatt group again, NO.
Worst experience I had for an hotel that level.
If you book a room, be ure to don't be on the street as you won't sleep at all.
Apparently they have some plan next year to change the windows, thanks god for that!

Beautiful hotel but no pool now
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a 4 night stay here. The hotel has the wow factor from the moment you walk in. Beautiful white marble creating a light and luxurious appearance. We found all the staff very friendly and polite. Undergoing extensive refurbishment and sadly as a result the swimming pool has gone and been replaced by an outdoor dining area. This means you have to use the private beach at 20 euros a day each. We got a welcome bottle of wine delivered to the room and bottles of water arrived each evening. Perhaps the water should be left when the room is serviced because the maid kept just coming in at night usually when we were getting ready to go out. Limited English tv programmes only news channels. We found the bar service really poor and slow despite several staff members wandering around aimlessly. The young girls assisting with breakfast were excellent though. On checking out there were several items ' accidentally ' added to our bill due to ' confusion '. Overall we loved our stay, a perfect place for people watching with all the designer brands constantly on show. However, be prepared for high prices that accompany all this luxury. Would love to return one day.

Terrible service at restaurants
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful hotel and the renovations r great. But the snooty restaurant staff and their poor service and general lack of hospitality is shocking. Prices r already astronomical so to have to pay for bad service and endure their poor attention to detail is just unacceptable for a 5 star establishment.

Amazing Hotel!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay at Hyatt properties all over the world, and this one does a great job competing with the best. The recent renovations paid off! The lobby is exquisite, the breakfast options are plentiful, and the beach is lovely. Chair rental was 25 euro per chair, for front row. The beach was soft sand (unlike in Nice) and the water was crystal clear. The room was so fresh and white, which I love. The only thing we found odd was that the elevators do not seem to have received the facelift that everything else did! I am sure that is coming soon, however! We would love to return here soon!

Overpriced hotel - poor service
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stayed in many five star hotels in our life, but the Hotel Martinez gave us the most special experience until now, unfortunately in the negative sense of the word... We paid a lot of money for the room (approx. 2500 EUR for 4 nights). For this we received the following: the breakfast was not included, it cost 42 EUR/night/person which was itself very strange if we take into account the high room price. In the first morning we decided to take breakfast in order to see what can cost such a high amount. The experience was shocking: nothing special, the choice was extremely poor, you can find the same for half of the the price in a café or in a quality hotel with less stars. Upon arrival to the room we wanted to check the minibar which was closed. A couple of minutes before 1000 EUR was blocked as a deposit from my credit card, that's why it was extremely strange. (Lack of trust in the client?) The costs of the minibar? The for example 9 EUR for a 0,33 l can of Coca Cola tells everything, I think.... The next thing is the parking: 45 EUR/day, not in a garage but on the street. Perhaps the hotel has a garage, but every morning I received my car with full of dirt and dust, therefore it was kept outside. The staff: no smiles, no greeting, very unfriendly and cold attitude. I had a meeting in another 5 star hotel not far from the Hotel Martinez, and there I could see the opposite: each staff member greeted me and was helpful, even if they knew that I as not staying in their hotel. We wanted to use the private beach of the hotel, which was fully booked, the problem is that no staff member informed us in advance that the use of the sunbeds was subject to preliminary booking. The staff of the privte beach had similar attitude to that of the inside of the hotel. The only positive I can say is the proximity of the sea to the hotel, that's all.