Built in 1842, the Hotel West End, a jewel of the Belle Epoque, is ideally located in Nice on the mythical Promenade des Anglais, 5 minutes from the old town and 10 minutes from the Palais des Congres and the airport.
In magical surroundings, the Hotel West End provides you with a perfect blend of Belle Epoque tradition, hotel expertise and a solicitous welcome. It offers 121 rooms over 6 floors half of which have a sea view. All our rooms provide you with the necessary comfort, turning your stay into a unique moment.
Comfortably settled on red velvet banquettes, our Restaurant Le Siècle offers you dishes with distinctly Mediterranean accents, blending tradition and passion for produce.
In the summer, tasty dishes can be enjoyed on the terrace of the Siecle restaurant. In our bar, you can enjoy a cocktail in a cosy "Old British" ambiance with warm lighting and wood panelling on the walls.
To organise your private and professional events, the Hotel West End has 8 function rooms, 4 of which have natural light, with an area of between 37 and 95 m², and an Auditorium, fully soundproof, and with capacity to welcome up to 100 people.
Opposite the hotel the "Blue Beach" private beach welcomes guests from the Hotel West End.
You can rent sun loungers, parasols and towels there at preferential rates.
Our partner for many years, the "Blue Beach" and its restaurant take particularly good care of guests from the West End.
History and tradition
Birth of the Côte d’Azur
At the start of the 19th century, English aristocrats climbed up to the small Mediterranean hilltop villages.
Dazzled by the azure light, charmed by the gentle climate, English Lords decided to stay, building villas decorated with flowers, and immaculate palaces: the French Riviera was born. Russian princes, Austrian Archdukes, Italian countesses and French dandies, still later, American ex-patriots and Russians in exile, all took part in the glory of this incandescent paradise.
From the path to the Promenade des Anglais
Following the severe winter of 1820-1821, begging was on the increase and the Reverend Lewis Way, his wife and his brother-in-law Charles Whitby collected funds to make it possible to employ the unemployed. They had them build a pathway 2 metres wide along the sea front. This "Camin dai Ingles" was developed in 1840 by the council of Nice. In 1844, having been extended as far as Les Baumettes, it was officially named the "Promenade des Anglais".
Built in 1842, the Hotel West End, at that time the Hotel de Rome, then Villa Victoria, welcomed the cream of high society. King Frederick Auguste 3rd, the Grand Duke Constantin Nikolaï and the Queen of the Netherlands, Sophie de Wurtemberg arrived there with their followers and organised lavish parties, such as a Christening for a prince...