I was very impressed with the hotel club maintenon hotel. On arrival a member of staff ensured we were assisted with our luggage from entrance gates.The foyer area is really inviting,bright spacious, charming and modern at the same time. I understand the rooms are enormous by côte d'azure standards, and they were very spacious. The hotel is in a very busy area with a lot of traffic, but pedestrians are so well catered for. It is easy to cross the roads and intersections safely as there are many designated pedestrian crossings.The hotel is located near the main train station and bus stop from the airport. I was upgraded to a lovely suite as the hotel wasn't at full occupancy . Very charming views from terrrace and the sea in the distance. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The bathrooms are traditional and very well maintained. The restaurant and outside seating area has great views of the city, and the hills of Cannes. There are lovely plants and shrubs everywhere. The foyer had a great flower display of real Orchids! Cannes is a very busy place with lots of cars and traffic, however the staff in all the stores and restaurants took time to talk to us and were so polite and respectful, even in the the very well know designer stores. The custom of greeting everyone with a bonjour and au revoir, madame or monsieur really enhances your visit . The displays in some of the stores was really a work of art. Great value in eating out in Cannes, there are lots of bistros everywhere, also the bistros by the train station after a long day sightseeing were such good value, 8euros for an omelette with fresh salad and gourmet chips enough for two people. Many other choices in bistros and restaurants available. As always there are great transport links all over france and the riviera from cannes. The fact that the local people acknowledge tourists so well, is really refreshing. There are so many great places to visit on a day trip from Cannes, e.g Beaulieu sur mere, Menton ,Saint Tropéz via San Raphael, that you will feel that you are only settling in after 5 days. The weather was good and very sunny the day we were leaving. Hotel Maintenon is an excellent choice for Cannes and good value.