The New Town and Promenade des Anglais offer Nice's widest range of accommodations, from hostels to five-star hotels and everything in between. The grand beachfront hotels along the Promenade des Anglais have big prices to match their illustrious histories and prime location. To get more bang for your euro, move just a couple of blocks inland.

The area around the train station is another good place to sleep. Staying here leaves you with a 15-minute walk to the beach, but with quick, convenient rail access to other destinations along the coast such as Monaco, Antibes and Cannes.