Top Luxury hotels in Monaco - Spoil yourself in style

By FORTLOC Staff 05/25/2024
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As you might expect from a region where multimillion-dollar yachts and supercars are in abundance, the principality has its fair share of world-class luxury hotels. In fact, most hotels in this affluent city-state tend to incorporate at least a few luxury touches.

If you’re planning on attending the Monaco Grand Prix, Monte-Carlo Masters, or Monaco Yacht Show and wish to live the Monaco dream to the fullest, a stay at one of the listed hotels will deliver all you expect.

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Hôtel Hermitage Monte Carlo

Hôtel Hermitage Monte Carlo might just be the most charming hotel in Monaco. Opened way back in 1896, this elegant establishment has all the old-world luxury one would expect of an iconic Monaco hotel. Throw in a full suite of modern amenities, and you have a hotel that delights at every turn.

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Guests at this hotel get to enjoy one of the best neighborhoods in the city. It’s located only a few meters from Place du Casino (Casino Square) and offers views of Port Hercules and the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the best shopping in the city can be found within a one-minute walk of the hotel along the south end of Avenue Princesse Alice where the One Monte Carlo building is located, and the famous Avenue de Monte Carlo.

Accommodation is exceptional at Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo. Guests will likely be fully satisfied regardless of which room they reserve. But if you’re looking for the best of the best, then the Diamond-Suite Princely is the one to select. This 200 square meter suite has Mediterranean Sea facing rooms and features stunning, sophisticated decor that’ll transport you back to the elegant days of old.

The hotel is home to the Michelin-starred Pavillon Monte-Carlo, where you can enjoy delectable French cuisine. Other notable amenities include the rejuvenating Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, perhaps the best luxurious spa in Europe.

Address:   square beaumarchais, monte carlo, 98000


Hôtel de Paris Monte Carlo

Hôtel de Paris Monte Carlo dates way back to 1864. It underwent a $280 million, four-year renovation back in 2019 and is now arguably the crown jewel of luxury hotels in Monaco.

Hôtel de Paris Monte Carlo

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Boasting an exceptional Belle Epoque design, this world-famous establishment has featured in a number of Hollywood movies over the years, including Iron Man 2, Never Say Never Again, and Goldeneye. It is located right next to the Place Du Casino, a key focal point in the city.

Each room and suite have been uniquely designed in an elegant, sophisticated style. The finest accommodation in the building is the Diamond Suite - Prince Rainier III. The suite boasts two bedrooms, a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea and Place Du Casino, a private pool, and original artwork by Prince Rainier III. Reputed for being the best suite on the French Riviera, it offers everything that one would wish for during a trip to Monaco.

Fine diners are spoiled for choice at the Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo, which features two Michelin-starred restaurants: Le Grill and Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse (3 Michelin stars). Other dining options include Lebanese cuisine at Em Sherif Monte-Carlo and traditional Venezuelan cuisine at TAERA Monte-Carlo.

Address:   place du casino, monte carlo, 98000


Hôtel Metropole Monte Carlo

Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo offers an exquisite blend of traditional Monaco glamor mixed with modern sophistication.

Hôtel Metropole Monte Carlo

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More intimate than the other luxury hotels around it, Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo exudes a warm Mediterranean energy. It’s been a staple of Monte-Carlo since it opened more than 130 years ago and underwent significant renovation in 2020.

As with other luxury hotels in Monaco, there’s no such thing as a bad room at Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo, and every guest receives personalized VIP treatment from the team of hosts. Travelers wishing to sample the best that the hotel has to offer should stay in the Carre D’or Suite.

Designed by Jacques Garcia, this stunning suite occupies the top floor of the hotel and comes complete with a rooftop terrace that offers panoramic views of Jardin du Casino (Casino Gardens) and other parts of Monte Carlo. The interior includes luxury touches throughout, with a large bathroom finished with marble, sandstone, and wood.

The hotel boasts two Michelin-star restaurants, Yoshi and Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac (two Michelin stars). The elegant bar & lobby provide an ideal pre-dinner meeting point, while the outdoor bar Odyssey offers visitors the best cocktails in Monaco as they unwind next to a swimming pool.

Address:   4, ave de la madone bp 19 mc 98007


The Maybourne Riviera

One in the collection of prestigious Maybourne Hotels, The Maybourne Riviera, isn’t technically in Monaco. It’s in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, just a few minutes from the border, and housed in a stunning contemporary building strategically located to offer breathtaking views of Monte Carlo.

The Maybourne Riviera

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This hotel mixes ultra-luxury with personalized service to create an impressive guest experience. Boasting of world-class decor and an iconic infinity pool, it offers exceptional views of the sea and is so highly thought of that it was placed 26th on The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023 list.

All rooms come with a private terrace and oversized windows, while a few have their own plunge pool. The best accommodation in the building is The Maybourne Suite, which allows for unparalleled relaxation or social hosting. A split-level suite, it includes a secluded bedroom with a free-standing bathtub that offers perhaps the finest view of the sea available.

The hotel offers an array of dining options, including the Michelin-starred Ceto, La Piscine, and Maybourne La Plage, all providing exceptional dishes in exquisitely decorated spaces.

Address:   1551 route de la turbie, 06190 roquebrune-cap-martin, france


Monte Carlo Beach Hotel

The Monte Carlo Beach Hotel offers visitors the chance to experience some of the best Monte Carlo has to offer. The hotel dates back to the 1930s and has a private beach, ensuring guests can fully embrace la dolce vita.

Monte Carlo Beach Hotel

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When not sunbathing in the solarium, guests can engage in a wide range of watersports, including parasailing and tubing. The concierge service has a reputation for being among the best in Europe, so you can expect the very best service.

Visitors wishing to fully sink into the Mediterranean lifestyle should reserve the Diamond Suite - Sunshine, which is the most luxurious and elegant accommodation the hotel has to offer. Boasting timeless interior decor fused with modern amenities, the hotel’s premier suite comes complete with a 100-square-meter roof terrace that includes a jacuzzi and intimate wooded surroundings.

The onsite restaurants are pure French Riviera delights. The waterfront Elsa, led by acclaimed chef Marcel Ravin, offers an exquisite culinary experience, while the more relaxed, swimming pool-adjacent brasserie Le Deck is ideal for families. Away from the dining tables, the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel invites guests to sink into the timeless pleasures of the Monte Carlo lifestyle at the Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Address:   avenue princesse grace mc 98000 principauté de monaco


Le Méridien Beach Plaza

Le Méridien Beach Plaza is a unique beach-front hotel which also provides the perfect location for exploring the rest of Monte Carlo. Step away from the resort, and within minutes, you’ll be in the heart of Monte Carlo, enjoying the best Monaco has to offer.

Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel

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The hotel is more modern than other luxury hotels in Monaco, and that brings some unique advantages. Every room has floor-to-ceiling windows, ensuring maximum sunlight enters the space and guests can enjoy the hotel’s exceptional views.

The crown jewel of accommodation at Le Méridien Beach Plaza is the Presidential Suite, which occupies the top floor of the hotel. The contemporary suite, infused with the latest technology, has a private elevator and offers sublime views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Fine dining options include Belgium Brasserie Smakelijk and Muse Restaurant opened in May 2024. Muse Restaurant offers luxury dining in an inviting atmosphere under the stars, allowing visitors to embrace the magic of the French Riviera.

Address:   22 avenue princesse grace, monte carlo, monaco, 98000


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