Concierge.com's insider take:
With terra-cotta tile floors, white-washed walls, and wood-beamed ceilings, this 28-room hotel, built in 1722(!), almost seems humble—until you get a hold of its storied guest list. Colette once lived here, and glamour-era guests have included Orson Welles, Greta Garbo, Errol Flynn…you get the idea. Colette supposedly complained that the lovely views of town and sea distracted her from writing, but don't let that stop you from booking a room with a terrace view. There's a small swimming pool in the garden, and shuttle service is offered to the beaches, just ten minutes away.