AC Hotel by Marriott Marseille Prado Velodrome
Why We Love This Hotel
- This "well-designed chain hotel" (The Daily Telegraph) is adjacent to Stade Vélodrome
- It's a 5-minute walk from the nearest metro station, which links to the city centre in around 20 minutes
- There's a lobby bar and a Mediterranean restaurant with a patio
Stade Vélodrome, home to Olympique de Marseille football club, is right next to the AC Hotel by Marriott Marseille Prado Velodrome, a "clean, functional" (The Daily Telegraph) property on Marseille's southern outskirts.
Set on a bustling, tree-lined boulevard, the hotel occupies a contemporary building lit up at night in colourful neon. It's a 5-minute walk from the nearest metro station, where trains link to downtown Marseille, and a 10-minute walk from Marseille Chanot exhibition and conference centre.
Both Plage de Prado beach and the city's atmospheric Old Port take about 10 minutes to reach by car, while Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille's landmark Catholic basilica, is around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel. The rugged coastal Calanques, with their dramatic cliffs and scenic hiking trails, are a 20-minute drive away.
The hotel has a sleekly furnished lobby area with a chic lounge and bar. Mediterranean dishes such as grilled sea bream, Charolais burgers and salade niçoise are served in the restaurant, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and a leafy patio.
Modern guestrooms are decorated in warm, neutral tones with wood furnishings and "super-snuggly" (The Daily Telegraph) beds. Wi-Fi is free.