Last Updated on 12th July 2019 by Sophie Nadeau
Picture perfect and straight out of a storybook, the picturesque town of Cassis is the gateway to the Calanques de Cassis and is the perfect blend of modern conveniences meet quintessential Provence. Here’s your guide to the best Cassis hotels, and a Cassis accommodation guide to suit every budget!
Why you must put Cassis on your Provence bucket list
Lying lazily by the sea, there is perhaps no seaside Provençal town that sums up the beauty of the region quite like that of Cassis. Pastel-hued houses, cobbled lanes, and acting as quite literally the gateway to the Calanques de Cassis Natural Park, the Southern French settlement boasts good eateries, plenty of pretty streets, and of course, a laid-back ambience that’s so synonymous with the South of France.
Though you could always visit this pretty settlement as a day trip from Aix-en-Provence, there is perhaps no better way to enjoy a weekend in Provence than by taking the time to relax, soak up the scenery, and discovering why the area has been inhabited for so many millennia. Indeed, even during Gallo-Roman times, Cassis operated as a small port town, aiding in the transportation of local and international goods up and down the Mediterranean coastline.
What you should know before booking Cassis accommodation
If you’re searching for somewhere to stay in Cassis, then you should know that the Provençal town is predominantly popular in the summer months and during school holidays. This is when the best places to stay get booked up quickly and room rates are significantly higher than at other times of the year.
As such, you’ll want to book your place to stay well in advance so as to secure the best deals, rates, and accommodation. Though many businesses close up shop for the winter months (including many of the Cassis hotels), the trick to avoiding many of the tourist crowds is to plan your trip so as to coincide with the ‘shoulder seasons,’ i.e. just before or just after peak season!
Luxury Hotels in Cassis
Château de Cassis, Chemin des Lombards, 13260 Cassis, France
For those looking for a little luxury with a stunning view of both the Mediterranean Sea and the Port of Cassis lying below, the Château de Cassis can be found overlooking the city, occupying a space where a Roman military fort once stood. Perfect for honeymooners or for that special trip, amenities at this historical property include a heated seasonal pool and free parking on site. Check rates and availability here.
Hôtel Les Roches Blanches, 9 Avenue des Calanques, 13260 Cassis, France
This five-star luxurious hotel can be found around half a mile from Cassis town centre. Equipped with all of the amenities you would expect of a luxury place to stay, facilities include an outdoor seasonal swimming pool, a bar, free WiFi, and a continental breakfast served every morning. There are a selection of rooms and suites available and a restaurant on site. Check rates and availability here.
Mid-range Hotels in Cassis
Le Clos des Arômes, 10 Rue Abbé Paul Mouton, 13260 Cassis, France
Situated in the very heart of the port town, making this Cassis accommodation a great base from which to explore the wider area, this well-reviewed hotel has free WiFi, a bar, and restaurant. Other amenities include parking, a shared garden, and a selection of rooms at different price points (twins, single rooms, doubles, etc.) Check rates and availability here.
Hotel de France Maguy, Avenue du Revestel, 13260 Cassis, France
This mid-range Cassis hotel is around a twenty-minute walk from the historic port, and so if you’re looking for a central location, then this place to stay is not for you. With this being said, the Hotel de France Maguy offers amenities such as an outdoor seasonal pool, sun loungers, and a jacuzzi. There are a selection of rooms available, including suites and standard rooms. Check rates and availability here.
Budget Hotels in Cassis
Mini Hostel Au Petit chez Soi, 2 Rue Auguste Vidal, 13260 Cassis, France
Located in the heart of town, this well-reviewed hostel offers laid back accommodation in the centre of Cassis. There are two dormitories with bunk beds. Amenities on site include a simple kitchen (with fridge space), and free WiFi. The beach is less than a ten-minute walk away. Check prices and availability here.
Cassis Hostel – Les Heures Claires, 4 Avenue du Picouveau, 13260 Cassis, France
This villa can be found a short walk away from the town of Cassis, and a little bit of a longer stroll away from the Calanques de Cassis. Set against the backdrop of a stunning villa, this dormitory-style Cassis hostel boasts amenities such as an outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden. A free basic breakfast is on offer each morning. Check prices and availability here.