Small hotel, well-located on the Avenue Jean Medecin within easy walking distance of the railway station and close to the station tram stop. Tram runs past the door of the hotel. If you're coming by taxi please note that, because of the tramway, Avenue Jean Medecin is not open to traffic - however if the taxi driver drops you in one of the mainy cross-streets ( e.g. the Rue D'Alsace-Lorraine ) you'll only have to wak a few yards to the hotel door.
We got a pleasant second-floor room at the back of the hotel (so no noise) with a huge and comfortable bed and a modern bathroom which boasted a bath as well as a shower. The toilet was separate from the bathroom, so no need to coordinate visits ! There was adequate space to hang clothes for our three-night stay, with shelves above for underwear etc. Standard hotel LCD freeview-type TV. The only minor quibble was that, like many hotels of less than five-star status, there are no comfortable chairs in the room - just a single transparent plastic chair like I see in my dentist's waiting room - so we had to use the bed instead. I woudn't normally comment on this as it is so common, however this particular hotel has no lounge or bar so if you needed to sit properly (for example because of a back condition) I'm not sure what you'd do !
The room was spotlessly clean and the housekeeping was very efficient - they even changed the towels every day despite there being no need to do so.
We ate the hotel breakfast on the first morning, however this was frankly poor value for 13 euros so I wouldn't bother unless you prefer the convenience of eating in. There are plenty of cafes in the surrounding streets which will serve you a perfectly acceptable breakfast much more cheaply. There are also many restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine, so getting an evening meal was never an issue and didn't break the bank - the more expensive and upmarket places are nearer the sea front. A few words of basic French are useful - and polite when you are in France - but the places we ate in always seemed to have someone who spoke English as well so there were no misunderstandings.
If you wish to visit the Vielle Ville, as most visitors to Nice are going to do, then it's three or four stops away on the tram - flat fare of 1.5 euros when we were there. If you're staying for a few days then Cannes, Antibes and Monaco are only a few stops away on the train - we took a day trip to Monaco, the return fare came to about 16 euros in total for the two of us. The SNCF ticket machines (which you have to use if you don't want to to faff about in the SNCF office) offer a choice of several languages, so no problem there.
A word of warning - if you do decide to visit Monaco by train, don't go at 10:30 on a Friday morning like we did unless you particularly want to join in an exercise of how to cram 500 people into an already well-populated double-decker train. We didn't see it, but I gather there is a Friday market in Monaco which is particularly popular. To be fair though there had been a railway strike the previous day, so maybe a lot of people had held their travel plans over from the Thursday ! less