It's fair to say that Marseilles today is enjoying a level of tourism it hasn't known since the mid-twentieth century, when it was the port from which travellers departed for Africa. It's a stylish, streetwise city that boasts a long history.
The design of Hotel Le Corbusier has not changed in half a century. Admittedly, the rooms could do with a tiny facelift - there's nothing actually wrong with them, but at the same time they are not quite as pristine as one would expect from one of the acknowledged masters of modernism. This shortfall, however, is balanced by the quality of the building and, perhaps unexpectedly, by the quality of the location.