Hotels in St. Tropez
Before you get your heart set on any particular property, be aware that some St. Tropez hotels close at the end of the high season, and others are booked far in advance in the summer. The famous Hotel Byblos is among the best hotels in St. Tropez. From the outside, it resembles a cluster of charming homes, surrounded by olive trees. Inside, this resort has one of the most popular nightclubs on the Riviera, Les Caves du Roy. Even if you don't stay at the Byblos, you can do as the locals do and sip cocktails by the pool.
Other hotels in St. Tropez can be found in the hills overlooking the sea but an option in town that is not as much of a scene as the Byblos is the Hotel La Ponche. Once frequented by Picasso and Jean-Paul Sartre, this former fishermen's bar is now a small luxury hotel about five minutes from the port. Large windows admit plenty of sunlight into the 18 guest rooms, which are decorated with tiled floors, white linens, fresh flowers, and original watercolor seascapes. The on-site restaurant serves fresh local seafood and French wines on a waterfront patio.
Like the property in the similarly titled 1994 book Hotel Pastis (whose author, Peter Mayle, drops by on occasion), Pastis’s owners are transplanted Brits—and there’s no shortage of Anglo style on display to prove it.
Popular with international jet setters, Hotel Byblos is located in the heart of St.-Tropez, within walking distance of the town’s famous white-sand beaches.
One of the more affordable hotels in St.-Tropez, “Le Sube” is situated directly on the Vieux Port above the Café de Paris. The exterior is typical of Provençal by-the-sea architecture, with smooth stucco walls, wooden shutters, and metal balustrades.
Once frequented by Picasso and Jean-Paul Sartre, this former fishermen’s bar is now a small luxury hotel in a quiet part of St.-Tropez.
French graffiti artist Monsieur André can now add hotelier to his résumé with the retro Hôtel Ermitage. Each of the 27 stylish rooms was decorated by one of his friends (Chloë Sevigny and Christian Louboutin among them), and the hotel's restaurant is already drawing crowds.
A cluster of 37 Modernist villas and suites designed by Philippe Starck protégé Christophe Pillet.
Ever since Brigitte Bardot vacationed on these shores, St.-Tropez has been the French Riviera’s most glamorous destination. But for guests on less than a movie-star budget, Les Palmiers, a three-story house set in a thicket of tropical trees, has 25 cheerful, affordable rooms.