July 27, 2001
The rooms on the cozy (small) side, but not cramped. The hotel has been given a 2 star rating (out of 4 stars total) by the France tourist board. There were 3 of us sharing a room and the cost came to about $25 per person per night for a triple in high season. The hotel does not serve breakfast, but there are plenty of cafes around where you can pick up coffee and a brioche or croissant in the morning.
Another nice thing about the Athena is that despite it's location near the busy Ave. Jean Medecin, the windows do pretty decent job of keeping out any traffic and pedestrian noise. The hotel faces a side street, not the main avenue, so that helps with the street noise as well. Thought if it's a nice night and you want to leave the windows open and are not used to some traffic noise, you may want to bring your earplugs.
From journal A weekend in Nice