InterContinental Carlton Cannes
What We Love
- Seeing and being seen strolling along the hotel’s posh private beach, which is lined with cream-colored sun loungers
- The rooms, some of which offer opulent sea views and décor that recalls Old Hollywood
- Suite 623 is known as the Hitchcock suite, after it appeared in the director’s 1955 film To Catch a Thief, set at the hotel
What To Know
- The heart of the Riviera is a magnet for the mega-rich; even a simple club sandwich at the beach cafe is priced accordingly
- In honor of it’s 100th anniversary, the hotel has a host of special events planned; check in advance to see what’s on offer
- READ MORE: How to see Cannes on a budget
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built in 1913 as the no-holds-barred Carlton Hotel, the property is over the top in every way. So much so that in the ensuing years, Russia’s Grand Duke Michael and his aristocratic friends made it one of the most fashionable spots on the Cote D’Azur. And that’s not all. Grace Kelly and Cary Grant filmed To Catch a Thief here, and plenty of A-listers have followed in their wake. Today the grand dame of Cannes has 343 rooms, and its public spaces are just the place for a bit of summer peacocking.
In the Area
The InterContinental Carlton Cannes occupies a prime place on La Croisette beach. If guests tire of preening and shopping, they can arrange a boat ride to the stunning and peaceful Iles de Lerins to take the plunge and bask in the turquoise waters of the Med. Or visit Le Suquet, the quainter old town of Cannes that’s crisscrossed by steep stone staircases and seems lightyears away from the slick beach set; only the daring can wear stilettos.
How to Get There
Stayed in Carlton hotel many times in different seasons, always satisfied with their service and their food. Beautiful environment, good service, and excellent food, what else can you ask for ! It's also a great place to celebrate my birthday, the hotel gave me a wonderful surprise.
Ah, the Carlton -- think of "To Catch a Thief", or "French Kiss". My husband and I decided to splurge and stay there on our first (but not last!) trip to Cannes and it was just as magical as the movies make it out to be. It is not an inexpensive proposition -- beach chairs are 60 Euro per person per day, and drinks are an eye-watering proposition, but the hotel was beautiful, service was excellent, and it was everything I had imagined it would be. The beachfront restaurant serves a lovely meal overlooking the sea.
Stay in August for one night - IHG Platinum member
This is supposed to be a 5-star hotel with rates around $500 in August for a standard room. Perhaps I was given the worst room (#255), which had a lovely view of a giant puddle of sewer looking water. The tiny room is a disgrace to the IC brand! Old (not as in old and lovely, just old) furnishing, dirty carpet, and peeling everywhere. The only charging outlet is underneath the desk by the wall, so one has to kneel to reach. If you didn't bring a long cable, your devices would have to be put on the dirty carpet! No hot water kettle so I asked for one. Similarly, the only way to plug in was to put the kettle on the floor! AC is weak at best and you can't adjust. There is no AC in many public areas including the elevator and halls (if there was AC, I couldn't tell).
I travel extensively and have been to many upscale and luxury hotels. This IC ranks among the top three worst rooms! Simply unacceptable for the luxury image projected.
The interior was due a renovation 20 years ago.
I realize that Platinum is not the highest status for IHG, but still, zero acknowledgement at check-in. Not even a bottle of water was offered as amenity. Check in and check out were very slow, as the reception desk is surprisingly very small for the scale of the huge building.
The private beach area looked cramped and uninteresting. Coming from beautiful Southern California coastal area, I fail to understand the need to pay 50-euro per person to sit on a (not so lovely) beach with gazillions of people next to you.
In summary, I find this hotel interior in disrepair, with a pretentious vibe.