Antibes ramparts and castle seen from afar with snow-covered Alps in background

Here’s some great budget accommodation ideas for Antibes/Juan les Pins on the Mediterranean coast. Both these places, located on either side of the Cap d’Antibes but a short distance apart, are particularly popular holiday destinations, so hotels tend to be relatively expensive. But there’s some good budget accommodation that I’ve discovered on my trips there.

Hotel Mademoiselle pool with yellow tchairs and tables and covering
Hotel Mademoiselle Pool

Rates

Book as far in advance as you can to get the best rates. They will vary according to which season you choose. Generally the high season runs July and August and mostly into September. Some places give specific dates; others are vague. Remember that all prices these days are fluid, except for bed and breakfasts which have fixed prices throughout the year.

The prices shown here are for double rooms for 2 people per night; breakfast is per person. Most of the hotels, and some of the bed and breakfasts, will have triple and family rooms as well. So pick the accommodation you like the most and go from there.

I have included two hotels which are more expensive (Hôtel Juan Beach and Hôtel Mademoiselle, both in Juan les Pins). But they are excellent value out of season, and very enjoyable hotels at any time of the year so I’ve got these in this list as well.

Bed and Breakfast in Antibes/Juan les Pins

La Bastide du Bosquet

la bastide b&b in Antibes garden with house in background and red parasol
La Bastide du Bosquet

La Bastide du Bosquet is an 18th-century, pink-washed house beautifully restored and now an elegant bed and breakfast. The four pretty rooms overlook the garden of palm trees and laurels where you can take breakfast, and there’s a good library of books and family games making this a home from home, Provençale style. Guy de Maupassant wrote short stories and his novel Mont Orio while staying here in 1886. Rates vary through the season and it’s better value to book for 3 nights.
Rates include breakfast.

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La Bastide in Antibes bedroom in blues and whites

La Bastide du Bosquet
14 Chemin des Sables
Juan les Pins
Tel: + 33 (0)6 51 76 72 73
Website
Rates Low Season: Mar to mid-June, mid-Sept to November: €135 to €180
High Season: mid-June to Sept: €150 to €200
Location In a gated road just off the main road between Antibes and Juan les Pins, around 10 minutes to the beach and 20 minutes into the old town of Antibes.

L’Air du Temps

L’Air du Temps Vent Vert Room

There are 4 rooms and one small apartment in this pretty Provençal house with its sand coloured exterior and tiled floors. It was built by the present owners, the Scassus, and its delightful rooms have individual character. Mitsouko has a chandelier and a pink/red colour scheme; Vent vert’s green walls are echoed in the garden you step into from French doors. There’s a terrace to laze on, a garden to look at and a pool to swim in or take breakfast beside. Rates include breakfast.

L'Air du Temps bed and breakfast in Juan les pins view of pool with umbrellas and chairs through iron gate

L’Air du Temps
La Chenaie
283 Ave des Eucalyptus
Juan les Pins
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 61 27 43
Website
Rates €130 to €150 per night (2 night minimum stay)
Open April to October
Location It’s between Golfe Juan and Juan les Pins in a residential area around a 12 minute walk to the sea.

Villa Plein Sol

Villa Plein Soleil Juan les Pins view from side of stone 2-storey villa with table, chairs and parasol outside
Villa Plein Soleil

This bed and breakfast has just three spacious, ground-floor rooms, elegantly decorated with antiques. Just five minutes on foot to the beaches of Juan les Pins, the stone-built house is restful and welcoming and has a terraced garden. Take a lazy breakfast outside, and if it rains there’s a communal room with books and games. Rates include breakfast.

Villa Plein Soleil Juan les Pins bedroom in light colours looking out through french windows onto patio
Villa Plein Soleil

Villa Plein Sol
44 Rue Pierre Loti
Juan les Pins
Tel: +33 (0)6 81 70 05 39
Website
Rates €70 to €100 per night
Open April to September
Location In a residential area around 5 minutes walk to the beach.

Hotels in Antibes

Antibes ramparts and castle seen from afar with snow-covered Alps in background
Antibes from La Garoupe. Mairie: Antibes/Juan les Pins/f. Trotobas

La Jabotte

La Jabotte Hotel room with pretty patterned wallpaper and different bed coverings looking into the bathroomok
La Jabotte Room 5

Tucked down a lane leading to the Salis beach, La Jabotte is a rare and unexpected one-off. It has just 9 rooms, 7 of them on a private terrace looking onto a shared patio, and 2 of them on the first floor of the main hotel. No TVs in the rooms around the terrace for peace and quiet, an attraction that is fiercely protected by the owner. Rooms are prettily decorated in rustic style; bathrooms are very good. There’s a delightful breakfast room which doubles as the reception area, full of odd objects on the walls. The musical can try the keyboard or take down one of the guitars hanging on the walls and don their inner folk star. They have a 24h/24h bar and snacks on site.

There’s a sauna (and also wellness massages), and private parking, plus free bicycle and kayak rental (subject to availability). They provide everything you need for the beach from parasols to towels. There’s a very cheap laundry service which is great if you’re staying some time.

Take their delightful little tuk tuk ride through Antibes. And for a late check-out, like the Hotel Cecil, there is a shower guests can use before setting off.

Little Tuk Tuk from La Jabotte parked on a pavement looking out to the sea hotel with their nameon the site parked
Take a ride in La Jabotte’s tuk tuk

La Jabotte
13 Ave Max Maurey
Antibes
Tel: +33 (0)6 52 97 89 78
Website
Rates Rooms are from €77 but only if booked in advance and not in the main season when they rise to around €190 per night. On some dates there’s a minimum booking of 3 nights.
Breakfast €10
Location In a small street on the Cap d’Antibes leading directly to the Salis beach.

Hôtel La Place

La Place Hotel Antibes terrace at night
La Place Terrace

Centrally located near the old town, but just enough off the main streets to be peaceful, this hotel is delightful. It’s owned by Bernadette Walberer who will probably be there to greet you. 14 rooms on three floors, each with its own fresh and muted colour scheme, are well sized and recently refurbished. Bathrooms are equally good. Book the corner bedroom with its balcony overlooking the street. Take breakfast in the downstairs restaurant or outside on the terrace. The restaurant also acts as a bar and has good plates of cheeses and charcuterie during the day.

La Place Hotel Antibes room with small french windows onto balcony and pretty lilac and pale mauve colours

La Place
1 Ave du 24 aout
Antibes
Tel: +33 (0)4 97 21 03 11
Website
Rates €89 to €205
Breakfast €14.50
Location Well placed near the streets and markets of the old town and about 10 minutes to the Antibes beaches.

Hotels in Juan les Pins

Beau Site

Beau Site hotel juan les pins garden with tables and parasols and white washed hotel in background behind green trees

Near the small Garoupe beach on the Cap, the 30 rooms are simply but prettily decorated with old wooden furniture in a style dating back to the 18th century. Views from the windows and balconies look to the sea or the mountains or onto the tree-filled garden. There’s a bar, a decent sized swimming pool and a shady terrace and bicycles to rent. There’s also a suite, plus a studio let by the week.

Beau Site
141 bvd Kennedy
Juan les Pins
Tel: +33 (0) 4 93 61 53 43
Website
Rates Low Season: Mar 1 to Apr 30, June 1-5 & 21 Sep to 31 Oct: €105 to €155
High Season: May 1-31 & Jun 6-Sep 20: €110 to €185
Breakfast €10 to €15 per person
Location On the Cap d’Antibes and just an 8-minute walk to the Garoupe beach but a drive into Antibes or Juan les Pins.

Eden Hôtel

Eden Hotel terrace with tables chairs and greenery
Eden Hotel Terrace

A hop, skip and a jump from the beaches of Juan les Pins, the three-star Eden Hotel offers good value for money. The 1930s building looks just like a proper seaside hotel and has 17 refurbished, simply decorated bedrooms, with the ones at the front offering views down the street to the sea. You can take breakfast on the terrace. A major plus of the hotel is the warm welcome from the family who own it.

Eden Hotel bedroom with pale colours and french windows onto balcony

Eden Hotel
16 Ave L. Gallet
Juan les Pins
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 61 05 20
Website
Prices €80 to €139
Breakfast €9 to €12.50
Location At the end of a short street which leads to the sea.

Hôtel Alexandra

Hotel Alexandra in Juan les Pins exterior of elegant 19th century sand coloured hotel with garden and hedge in front
Hotel Alexandra

Built at the end of the 19th century, this 2-star family run hotel has high ceilings and a definite belle epoque feel. 20 good sized rooms are simply furnished in pretty colours. Some have garden views; others overlook the street. You can take breakfast in the pretty garden.

Hotel Alexandra garden with orange parasols over tables and greenery and flowers
Hotel Alexandra garden

Hotel Alexandra
15 Rue Pauline
Juan les Pins
Tel: +33 (0)4 97 21 76 50
Website
Rates Low Season €79
Middle Season €99 to €109
High Season €129 to €149
Breakfast €10
Location In the heart of Juan les Pins just 5 minute walk to the beach.

Hôtel Cecil

Hotel Cecil Reception and breakfast room with bright decor, tables and chairs
Hotel Cecil Reception and Breakfast Room

This is a real find and is my favourite of the small hotels in Juan les Pins. Bought by a Parisian couple five years ago, the hotel has been completely refurbished, re-opening as a boutique hotel a year ago. You’re welcomed by the owner, Delphine Boffy, whose expertise in décor is obvious as soon as you walk into the spacious breakfast room with its modern and quirky items. This is where you take a very good breakfast sourced from bio ingredients. Corridors are bright and airy with each room distinguished by specially commissioned wallpaper, which is echoed inside the room. Beds are a good size, there’s enough cupboard space and bathrooms are well done. One has a free-standing bath (all the rest have showers). There’s a little garden and a small terrace, and unusually for a small hotel here, an elevator.

Hotel Cecil in Juan les Pins bedroom with green jungle stle wallpaper on one wall, large bed and large window
Each bedroom in the Hotel Cecil is unique

Finally, there’s a small touch that other hotels should copy. A former single room is now a shower/WC with an iron and ironing board. Guests can use this if they arrive early when rooms are not ready or leave late after check-out. It’s free for guests and means you can have a last-minute swim, take a shower and leave for the airport on your final day. Genius!

Hôtel Cecil
Rue Jonnard
Juan les Pins
Tel: +33 (0) 4 93 61 05 12
Website
Prices €99 to €149
Breakfast €12
Location In the heart of Juan les Pins just 6 minutes from the beach.

Hôtel Des Mimosas

Hotel des Mimosas Pool with pool in front and large attractive 3 storey white hotel behind
Hotel des Mimosas Pool

This pretty, three-storey hotel built in the early 1900s is surrounded by a delightful garden full of palm trees and flowering plants. The 34 bedrooms have been refurbished and are a good size and some have balconies overlooking the greenery. There’s an outdoor pool, bar and TV room. Free parking.

Hotel des mimosas bedroom with french doors opening onto a rterrace and large double bed
Hotel des Mimosas

Hôtel des Mimosas
Rue Pauline
Juan les Pins
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 61 04 16
Website
Rates €100 to €160
Breakfast €10
Open May 1 to September 1Location In the heart of Juan les Pins just 6 minutes from the beach.

Hôtel La Marjolaine

Hotel La Marjolaine bedroom with white textiles
Hotel La Marjolaine

This modest two-star hotel has small rooms in a rather quirky building. It’s in a moderately quiet street and has a terrace-cum-garden in the front, but it is next to a building site for a large residence. Modestly decorated rooms are old fashioned but comfortable. There’s a small lounge.

Hôtel la Marjolaine
15 Ave Du Dr-Fabre
Juan les Pins
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 61 06 60
Website
Rates €90 to €235
Breakfast €10
Open May 1 to September 1
Location In Juan les Pins just 5 minutes from the beach.

Hôtel Mademoiselle

Hotel Mademoiselle hallway with bright red walls, funky decorations and view to the garden
Hotel Mademoiselle has great funky decor

This small 3-star boutique hotel of 14 rooms is distinctive and quirky. It’s more expensive than the other hotels in this list, but worth it. Each room is different; some with bold colours; others with eccentric decorations like plaster rhino heads on the walls, or lamps that look like small clouds. It’s all done with style. There’s a small pool, an honesty bar and better than average in-room items like a Nespresso machine in each room. They can also provide meals as part of their room service, and special gluten free breakfasts.

Hotel Mademoiselle bedroom with gold panel behind the bed and gold textilesgold
Hotel Mademoiselle

Hôtel Mademoiselle
20 avenue Du Docteur Dautheville
Juan les Pins
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 61 31 34
Website
Rates €132 to €280
Breakfast €13
Location In a smart part of Juan les Pins just 4 minutes from the beach.

Hôtel Juan Beach

Juan Beach view from the pool with white and blue 3-storey hotel in background
Juan Beach

White and blue, just like a seaside hotel should be, and close to the Juan-les-Pins beaches, this 3-star Art Deco 24-room hotel is bright, welcoming and just out of the main frenzy of the resort. Set back slightly from a quiet road, choose a room with a balcony overlooking the small heated swimming pool at the front. There’s no elevator but ground floor rooms. Take breakfast on the terrace in front of the pool or in the charming bar opposite where there’s an open log fire for chilly days. Again, it’s more expensive than most of the hotels here, and particularly during the big events like the Cannes Film Festival when it’s very popular and fully booked way in advance.

Juan Beach Hotel outside bar room with open windows onto the garden
Juan Beach Bar

Hôtel Juan Beach
5 rue de l’Oratoire
Juan les Pins
Tel: +33 (0) 4 93 61 02 89
Website
RatesLow Season: Mar 28-May 14, May 28-Jun 14 Aug 25-Nov 1 €98 to €275
High Season: Mar 10-16; May 14-28; Jun 14-August 25: €169 to €349
Breakfast €15
Location In a quiet residential street in Juan les Pins just 5 minutes from the beach.

Le Pré Catalan

Le Pre Catalan Juan les Pins white 3-storey hotel with garden in front
Le Pre Catalan Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

A little out of the centre of Juan les Pins in a peaceful street, Le Pré Catalan comes as a surprise – and a slightly quirky one at that. It’s on the corner of two roads (hence the odd address). You walk through the main gate past a small, partially concealed swimming pool into a courtyard with tables and chairs among flowers and palm trees. And yes, it does have a Spanish feel to it. 24 rooms offer a variety of styles which are old-fashioned but pretty. There’s no elevator but there are ground floor rooms. Take breakfast in the garden.

Le Pre Catalan hotel garden with parasols, statues, little fountain and trees

Le Pré Catalan
27 av des palms; 22 ave lauriers
Juan les Pins
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 61 05 11
Website
Rates Low Season: €115 to €150
High Season: €190 to €235
Breakfast €10
Location On a corner of two quiet residential streets slightly out of the centre but still just 8 minutes to the beach.

Modern Hôtel

Modern Hotel Antibes exterior of stone building

Right in the heart of Antibes this is the place for a budget stay if you like being in the centre of the action. A few minutes from the outdoor market, the old town and the beaches, it’s near most of the small restaurants. 19 bedrooms are small, plain and functional, but pleasant; atmosphere is friendly and casual. There’s also a small bedroom with kitchenette and small bathroom on the top floor with its own entrance. It’s now run by the grandchildren of the original owners, so you’ll be greeted by Laurence, Jean-Marie or Vincent Fecheno.

Modern Hotel Antibes bedroom plain room with large bed

Modern Hotel
1 rue Fourmilière
Antibes
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 90 59 05
Website
Rates Low Season: Oct 1-Apr 30: €52 to €100
High Season: May 1-Sept 30: €62 to €130
Breakfast €7
Location A few minutes from the outdoor market, the old town and the beaches.

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