Ultimate Guide to Monaco Hotels

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Hotel with beautiful architecture in Monaco.
Curator’s statement

Monaco combines an air of opulence with a rich cultural heritage. Nestled between the French Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, visitors can explore historic sites, museums and galleries while enjoying the glitz and glamor of world-famous events, high-end shopping and Michelin-starred dining. Whether you’re seeking a glamorous and lavish stay or a more personalized boutique experience, Monaco’s hotel scene provides an array of choices to make your vacation on the French Riviera truly unforgettable.

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Casino de Monte-Carlo is a gambling and entertainment complex located in Monaco.

Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo

Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is a luxurious and sophisticated boutique hotel that combines Belle Époque elegance with contemporary design. It offers beautifully decorated rooms and suites, an exquisite Michelin-starred restaurant by Joël Robuchon and a world-class spa by Givenchy. The Hotel Metropole provides a glamorous yet intimate experience.

Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo

An iconic royalty-worthy hotel located in the heart of Monte Carlo, the Hotel de Paris boasts stunning Belle Époque architecture and a true sense of grandeur and elegance. Guests will enjoy opulent rooms and suites, gourmet dining at the Louis XV-Alain Ducasse restaurant, and a lavish spa. A stay here includes access to the world-famous Casino de Monte-Carlo, where you can’t help but feel like you’re in a James Bond film.

Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo is a luxurious five-star hotel located in the heart of Monte Carlo, Monaco. This historic and elegant hotel offers guests a blend of Belle Époque charm and modern amenities, providing a sumptuous and comfortable stay. With its privileged location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the hotel is known for its opulent rooms and suites, gourmet dining at the Michelin-starred Le Vistamar restaurant and access to the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo (thermal bath spa) and wellness center, making it a top choice for travelers seeking a refined and pampering experience.

Monte Carlo Beach Hotel

The Monte Carlo Beach Hotel is a gorgeous and posh resort located in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, just a short drive from Monaco. This elegant beachfront property offers a serene and tranquil atmosphere, with direct access to a private sandy beach, providing a relaxing escape from the city's hustle and bustle. With its well-appointed rooms and suites, beautiful Mediterranean gardens, multiple dining options and a pristine Olympic-sized seawater pool, the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel offers a world-class experience for those seeking a luxurious retreat in a stunning coastal setting.

Fairmont Monte-Carlo

The Fairmont Monte Carlo is a modern and upscale hotel perched on the French Riviera, offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and the iconic Fairmont Hairpin turn of the Monaco Grand Prix circuit. Its spacious and comfortable rooms and suites are complemented by a rooftop pool and sun deck, multiple dining options and a fitness center, providing guests with a luxurious and relaxing stay. The hotel's prime location in the heart of Monaco makes it a convenient base for exploring the city's attractions, including the casino, Old Town and Larvotto Beach.

Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort

This modern four-star hotel is surrounded by picturesque, lush gardens and offers a more relaxed atmosphere compared to some of Monaco's other grand hotels. The hotel offers spacious rooms and suites with a contemporary design and it distinguishes itself by its unique sandy-bottom lagoon, providing a serene and inviting atmosphere for guests. In addition to its stunning setting, the hotel boasts multiple restaurants, a casino and a spa, making it a solid choice for travelers seeking relaxation and entertainment in the heart of Monaco.

Le Meridien Beach Plaza

Le Meridien Beach Plaza is a lively beachfront boutique hotel with a contemporary design. Here you’ll find comfortable rooms and suites, some with private terraces and stunning sea views. The hotel boasts a private beach, multiple restaurants and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views.

Day trips

One excellent day trip from Monaco is to visit the charming town of Eze. Eze is a picturesque medieval village located just a short drive away, approximately 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Monaco. You can easily reach Eze by car, taxi or public transport.

Perched on a hilltop, the scenic beauty of Eze is worth the trip itself, with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding countryside. The town is known for its narrow cobblestone streets and well-preserved medieval architecture. Enjoy a leisurely meal at one of the many charming cafes, patron artisan shops and art galleries and stroll the serene and unique Exotic and Botanical Gardens.

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