For more than a century, the Negresco has been Nice’s most iconic hotel. Its flamingo-pink dome crowns the promenade des Anglais, its Belle Epoque facade turned towards the sea. Guestrooms—a mix of Louis XIV antiques and state-of-the-art bathrooms—have hosted each era’s most noted celebrities, from the Beatles and Salvador Dalí to Michael Jackson. An exceptional collection of private art decorates the public areas. Dining includes the exquisite Chantecler, which held two Michelin stars until its head chef quit in 2018. The restaurant has been allowed to keep its stars during the transition period and odds are that this gourmet restaurant will win them back in earnest soon. Check the hotel website for deals like the summer package, which includes access to the private beach club Neptune Plage.