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
The room they gave us was disgusting, old, beat up, run down, stained carpet, dirty bathroom, disgusting furniture. Front desk rude and doesn’t care. Oh and the beach closes at 6, even though the sun sets at 9! We were actually kicked out at 6 at 40 euros a head and told the front desk and they said, well when do you want us to close?? It’s end of June! I should also mention by the main restaurant there was a bucket to catch the water from the leaking ceiling from the stairs. This is literally a 2.5 star hotel resting on the laurels of the hotel name and snob appeal. Go spend your money elsewhere, where you are treated nicely and are actually getting a 5 star hotel for the price. I do not recommend this hotel.
Slept at Carlton in Cannes Saturday to Sunday. I checked in with 2 friends in the evening after a long day and must say that the entire experience is one of the worst hotel experiences. Upon arrival I ordered a burger and a soup to my room. The burger was cold and untasty. Before going to sleep I called both the room service and front desk etc. to get a charger for my phone, but were left with the message that the hotel did not have any chargers. A 5* Carlton hotel does not have an Iphone charger? Weird beginning. That said I must point out that the room and specially the bathroom were in so bad condition that it can't in any case go for a 5 star hotel. There were cracks in the wall and the painting on the doors etc were so used that it had began to fall off. We were all really surprised about our room standards in what should be one the most exclusive hotels on the Riviera. We finished our journey with a late breakfast served in the hotels bar just across the reception. 3 portions of fried eggs with sausages. We could simply not eat it. The sausages had most likely been cooked the before and were so dried that it was very bad to eat and there was no taste.And we paid a total of 180 Euro for it. We complained about the whole situation and the manager agreed that the rooms were old and in a need of a complete refurbishment. Because of our complaint he removed to bottles of water from the minibar. Not good enough if you ask me and normally I am not a touchy person, but this was such a bad experience at a really high rate and decided to let people know that Majestic or Martinez hotel gives you much more value for money. Best, shocked tourist in Cannes.
My stay at Intercontinental Carlton made me regret that I only stayed in the hotel for an overnight. I arrived early in the morning after a hotel change. Early check in was already taken care of. I was happily attended by the female staff at the front desk. I was greeted as an IHG Spire member and was properly oriented about the hotel on the way up to the hotelroom.
The hotel room was comfortale with a great bed and a large bathroom with all the aminities that you need for the night. This iconic hotel is starting to get old. - The hotel room 349 has not 2019 standards. Don´t let that keep you away. It has a lot of charm. Was told that hotel has a remodeling plan for the next years.
The Carlton is an experience. The staff is absolutely amazing.
So, all the best to Carlton and its staff. Be seeing you soon.
We enjoyed our stay. The staff were excellent. It’s has plenty of old world charm. The breakfast was good. And the hotel is spotless. Location excellent. The views from our third floor room was stunning. However what we did not like was how the hotel tried to charge at every corner. For example - jut four coffee capsules is pathetic for a ‘5 star’. The price for beach access was ridiculous - we ended up going to another beach club next door where we lunched and drank to the loss of the Carlton. The rooms are tired - and dated. But this is part of the charm. We enjoyed our stay - but doubt we will be back. Having been fortunate to have stayed and some of the leading 5 star hotels in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for comparison the Carlton was not at the races. But so much potential...
OK, so the location is superb. But really, we paid 11 Euros for a cup of Earl Grey - they did not even bring any milk. I was kind of expecting something a bit more for that price. My wife had a fruit cocktail (80% ice) 20 Euros. Service was typically French surly attitude. Avoid unless you don't care about being ripped off.