Sofitel Marseille vieux port is from another category. Staff were very helpful from doorman to receptionist to waiters. Rooms with a view on the vieux port is worth the extra, but you also have an exceptional view from the restaurant on 7th floor. Rooms were large and quiet, very good after an overnight flight, ready early with bags in the room. The concierge helped us get around but it is walking distance from the vieux port. Very safe in that area. Breakfast was pricey but amazing. The crowd is mainly business men but I was with my baby and parents and felt welcome anyways. I strongly recommend this hotel.