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Review: JW Marriott Cannes – France

Hotel JW Marriott Cannes
Room Type Room with view
Loyalty Program Status Gold
Points Per Night 45,000 points
To the point Find our photo report on the JW Marriott Cannes hotel! An ideal room, booked with Marriott Bonvoy points!

During my recent stay in France, on the French Riviera, I had the opportunity to try the JW Marriott Cannes hotel. Here is my feedback with many pictures.

How I booked a night at the JW Marriott Cannes

I booked this hotel the day before our arrival, as our stay in Cannes was not initially planned. The price of hotels, in the middle of July, was exorbitant, especially since the Euro-Dollar exchange rate is really unfavorable for Canadians! This is a perfect opportunity to use points!

The JW Marriott Cannes is rated 9 by Marriott Bonvoy. A night costs 45,000 Marriott Bonvoy points (or 15,000 SPG starpoints).

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The cheapest public rate for the night we spent there was 459 euros or 665$CAD! We estimate the value of Marriott Bonvoy points to be 0.8 cents. Here I was able to get 1.5 cents out of it, which is a great value!

To book this hotel I instantly converted 15,000 starpoints from my Marriott Bonvoy account…..

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in 45,000 Marriott Bonvoy points… and booked the room immediately.

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As for all Marriott or Starwood hotels booked with your points, it would be possible to benefit from the 4 nights purchased = 1 night free promotion, which would increase the value of your points!

Recognition of the Marriott Gold status by the JW Marriott Cannes

Being a Gold member of Marriott Bonvoy (obtained through my Gold status at Marriott Bonvoy, itself obtained through the American Express Platinum Card or the American Express Small Business Platinum Card), this status is well recognized by the JW Marriott Cannes since we were entitled:

  • Early arrival (check-in at noon)
  • Late departure (departure at 3pm)
  • Upgrade (from a basic city view room to a partial sea view room)
  • Free breakfast

Having booked the hotel the day before, I wasn’t really expecting an upgrade, the hotel being particularly busy in this month of July, so it’s well appreciated! Also, the complimentary breakfasts are a real saving, especially since the buffet was particularly complete as you will see below.

The JW Marriott Cannes – a luxury hotel on the Croisette

Cannes is the international city known for the Cinema thanks to its festival. The JW Marriott Cannes uses symbols such as the Palme d’Or and numerous photos that decorate the hotel’s corridors and each of the rooms.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Lobby

The Lobby

Within the hotel is a casino.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Casino

The lobby is very bright and has a majestic chandelier.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Lobby

There is plenty of seating available.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Lobby

An office area with 2 computers and printers overlooks the lobby.

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JW Marriott Cannes – office

Few floors in this hotel designed in a circular way.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Lobby

The room with partial sea view

The room is made up of a King bed. There is enough space to accommodate a cot by setting aside the seats and coffee table.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Room

The decor is like Cannes: Cinema!

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JW Marriott Cannes – Room

A desk faces the bed and the television built into the wall.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Room

The chairs are comfortable according to Alexandra!

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JW Marriott Cannes – Room
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JW Marriott Cannes – Room

A chest of drawers is located right next to the bed, as is a mini bar and coffee maker. Disappointment: no nespresso machine in this room unlike others in higher categories.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Room

The hallway in which the closet is located and large mirrors giving an impression of space.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Room

Bathrobes, slippers, iron are located in the hall closet.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Room

The view is not direct on the sea from the room. To see it, you have to go to the small balcony next to it.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Room

That’s a change from the dreary weather in Quebec in this month of July 2017!

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JW Marriott Cannes – Room

The bathroom

The bathroom has a bathtub-shower with mosaic. On the pictures, it gives an “old fashioned” look but not in real life!

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JW Marriott Cannes – Room
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JW Marriott Cannes – Room
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JW Marriott Cannes – Room

Even the toilet accessories remind us that we are in Cannes!

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JW Marriott Cannes – Room
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JW Marriott Cannes – Room

The roof terrace with pool

To relax, go to the top floor with the rooftop pool and the huge terrace. Don’t plan to swim in the pool, it will only serve to refresh you. The hotel obviously preferred to give more space to the terrace.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Terrace and Pool

Here is an impressive 180 degree view of the Croisette from the terrace!

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JW Marriott Cannes – Terrace and Pool
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JW Marriott Cannes – Terrace and Pool
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JW Marriott Cannes – Terrace and Pool

There is a bar on the terrace and the champagne is featured!

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JW Marriott Cannes – Terrace and Pool

Breakfast

It is possible to have breakfast inside or on the outdoor terrace right next to the Croisette.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Room
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Room
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Room

This one was particularly popular, and with 2 small children (and 30 degree heat) we preferred to stay inside.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet

The buffet is particularly complete. This is where we appreciate the Marriott Gold status offered by our American Express Platinum card! The salty part:

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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet

And the sweet part:

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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet
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JW Marriott Cannes – Breakfast Buffet

At the table, the waiters bring us hot drinks on demand (coffee, cappucino, latté, tea…).

The gym

The gym is rather small, but not very crowded and with good quality equipment.

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JW Marriott Cannes – Gym
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JW Marriott Cannes – Gym
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JW Marriott Cannes – Gym

Bottom line

The JW Marriott Cannes is an excellent choice for a stay in the heart of the action on the Croisette. The 45,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are well invested by being used here, especially for those with Marriott Gold status.

These points can be earned with the American Express Marriott Bonvoy card (or its small business version, also available to individuals) or by converting American Express Membership Rewards points from one of the 6 Membership Rewards cards.

Marriott Gold status is achieved with the American Express Platinum card (or its small business version also available to individuals).

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