11 of Monaco's Best Luxury Hotels
Hôtel Hermitage | © Federació d'Escacs Valls d'Andorra / Flickr
Luxury floats in the air in Monaco, so seeking out luxury accommodation has never been easier. Here are Culture Trip’s 11 favourite high-end places to stay in this dazzling principality. The only tough decision you’ll have to make is whether you want a view of the twinkling Mediterranean or of the magnificent mountains.
Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
Hôtel de Paris is one of the most iconic hotels in Monaco. It sits right by the Monte-Carlo Casino so you’ll feel right in the thick of it if you stay here. The rooms are ornate and luxurious, from the sleeping quarters to mere hallways. You’ll be wowed, just as you expect to be.
Port Palace Hôtel
Looking out over the harbour, this modern hotel is just the accommodation if you are looking for ‘fresh’ luxury. Port Palace’s frontage is made almost entirely of glass so there are no dark, gloomy corners. Be sure to make good use of their terraces; from here, you’ll be able to watch all the super yachts and those lucky enough to call them theirs.
Hôtel Monte-Carlo Beach
This is an impressive, upscale hotel to the east of Monaco, sitting as close to the water as a building can. Hôtel Monte-Carlo Beach’s grounds are lush and you really feel far away from the urban humdrum, which in fact, you are, as the views across the bay to Monaco rising from the hillside are quite something.
Hôtel Le Roquebrune
Luxury stays don’t need to be confined to the centre of Monaco itself. If you head a little east, you’ll fall upon the Hôtel Le Roquebrune in all its glory, from the traditional terracotta tiles to the white curtains floating in the breeze and the sea-facing windows. This hotel boasts the simplest luxuries, such as uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean – and these are simply the best, aren’t they?
Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
The interior design of Hôtel Hermitage is one of our favourites in Monaco, most notably due to the Gustave Eiffel Dome. There are touches of luxury at every step in this opulent hotel, from the marble pillars to the chandeliers. The hotel seems to be permanently swathed in golden light, whatever the weather or the time of day. This is certainly the place to treat yourself to in Monaco for a special celebration.
Le Méridien Beach Plaza
Le Méridien Beach Plaza is quite recognisable on its patch of Monaco due to the two massive glass columns on each side of its frontage. It lies in the Larvotto ward of Monaco and so, it is a great luxury hotel choice if you’d like to be by the beach (as well as your hotel’s pool, of course).
Riviera Marriott Hôtel La Porte de Monaco
Nestled right on the coast in Cap d’Ail, this hotel gives you direct access to the beach as well as a gorgeous coastal walk into the centre of Monaco. Hôtel La Porte de Monaco is in the perfect location if you want to be super close to the madness but feel like retreating a little at the end of each day.
Fairmont Monte Carlo
The Fairmont hosts one of our favourite Monaco bars — Saphir 24 — and has an incredible position on the Monaco coastline. The hotel is the definition of luxury, but one of the elements that really ‘makes it’ is its pool area and views from there. You definitely won’t tire of the uninterrupted sunsets, that’s for sure.
Hôtel Columbus Monte-Carlo
A sleek hotel in the Fontvieille ward of Monaco, you can find Hôtel Columbus right next to the Princess Grace Rose Garden. It is a boutique hotel with all the luxuries in a larger establishment, all while retaining charm. Its lovely pool space and terrace are also charming. Try and book a room with Mediterranean Sea views; you won’t regret it.
Novotel Monte Carlo
Novotel is a super sleek establishment located in Monaco-Ville. It is set back from the coast a little and so, the views are all-encompassing: apartment blocks, super yachts and the Mediterranean in the distance. We love the interior of this hotel – and you will too if you’re after bold, fresh decor.
Have your less costly slice of luxury amid the harbour-side restaurants and yachts. If you’d like to be able to walk out of your hotel with ease and straight onto the boardwalk, then Hôtel Miramar is the perfect place from which to explore Monaco.