The Garden Beach shares its pavement with the casino next door. Therefore, in the unlikely event that there happens to be a parking space in front of the hotel, don't bother trying to take it, because you will soon be told that such places are reserved (unofficially, of course) for casino customers only. Trying to enter in any kind of discussion about this with the bouncers is pointless and inadvisable.
If you are arriving by car, once you have managed to park, the Garden Beach welcomes you into its huge entrance hall, which stretches all the way down to the beach. The many spotlights and sometimes excessively shiny items of furniture are an attempt to inject the place with a contemporary feel. However, in spite of the renovations, you will soon start to notice details that show that the establishment isn't all that new... It opened at the start of the 1990's, when there was a dangerous tendency to take decorative inspiration from the previous decade!
The hotel also has a swimming pool inside the well-being centre. Unfortunately, because it is not very big, it easily gets packed in summer, when the hotel fills to capacity, especially because there is no outdoor pool. However, this is not so surprising given that the hotel has one of the few private beaches on the French Riviera.