The InterContinental Marseille Hotel Review is part of the Round The Atlantic Trip Report.
Getting There: Uber is 45 euros but the bus is only 8 euros. Since it was my birthday and I was in a hurry, I took Uber. Since I was lazy and returning to the airport, I took Uber again.
The IC Marseille is a beautiful hotel that sits on a perch overlooking the Vieux Port. It’s like something from a movie. Indeed, it is featured in the TV series Marseille. The best part of the hotel is the view from the terrace, a view that was not available from my room.
I rarely receive an upgrade from IHG hotels. My status comes from the IHG card so I don’t expect special treatment. Given that it was May, the off-season, and that it was my birthday, I thought that it was possible that I would get a room with a view. I did not. Instead, I was offered a view for an extra 40 euros a night. The guy checking in next to me was offered a view for an extra 50 euros a night, so at least I got the option of a discount. Both of us declined.
The lobby is spotless.
The room was big but basic. The view was of a courtyard that brought back anxiety from my previous stay in an insane asylum. The welcome amenity was not very tasty.
If a hotel bathroom has a rain shower, I’m in heaven.
I am glad that I didn’t pay extra for a room with a view. That money went towards espresso, champagne, and cigars on the terrace.
The Hotel Itself
The hotel is lovely by day or by night.
I used my annual stay certificate and IHG points to stay here for free. I would certainly come again.