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Le Meridien Beach Plaza, Bild: IR Stone / shutterstock

Best Luxury Hotels in Monaco

Monaco, the elegant principality on the Cote d ́Azur, is known for its “glamour by the sea” and is full of extravagance and luxury, making it a magnet for the rich and famous, but also many starlets of this world.

Although it is one of the smallest countries in the world – only Vatican City is a touch smaller – Monte Carlo still manages to be in the international headlines. Its winding and winding streets host the unique spectacle of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monte Carlo every year, but the legendary Casino De Monte Carlo and the many elegant boutiques that line the coastal city also contribute much to Monaco’s glitz and charisma.

But Monaco also became incredibly attractive, as the accommodation standards for travelers here were raised to the highest heights and became a guarantee that the real luxury life would only be possible here. In this article, we’ll take a look at five of the best hotels the Principality has to offer and explain what makes them so appealing and unique.

Le Meridien Beach Plaza

Monaco, Formula 1 Grand Prix
The annual highlight of the Formula 1 season: The Monaco Grand Prix, Image: cristiano barni / shutterstock

If you’re looking for a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Le Méridien Beach Plaza could be just the right choice for you. Situated in tranquil surroundings, this hotel combines unique elegance and proud grandeur and is one of the most prestigious hotels in Monaco. It has a spa and fitness centre with Le Sea Club, which guarantees a direct view of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as an indoor pool and two other outdoor pools, an in-house beauty salon, and to top it all off, it even has its own private beach. The rooms are bright and modern, with a private bathroom that offers a fantastic view of the sea and the city.

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Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

The legendary Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo was built in 1864 and is located almost exactly in the heart of the Principality of Monaco, very close to the Place du Casino and the most exclusive shopping promenade in the Mediterranean. The architecture of this hotel exudes style, with uniquely exquisite marble colonnades, caryatids and crystal chandeliers. This establishment has also become famous for its exceptional service, the restaurant “Louis XV-Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris” (awarded 3 Michelin stars), a luxurious spa and the stunning selection of elegantly furnished rooms with sea views. This world-renowned hotel is definitely a prime place for your next stay.

Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

Housed in a former palace, the Hôtel Hermitage is full of charm and serenity, offering a modern ambience that reflects the spirit and elegance of the Belle Époque. The well-heeled guests can stroll in the winter garden, relax in the 7,000 m² spa with a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea or dine in the restaurant on the terrace. All rooms are individually decorated with a variety of antique furniture and offer breathtaking views of the city, the garden or the sea. Just 200 meters from the legendary Casino of Monte Carlo, you can grab your finest black tie or cocktail dress from the closet and look forward to a full luxury. You may have played roulette at one of the high-roller online casinos , but here you can see the wheel in the roulette wheel in a real casino that didn’t just inspire Ian Flemming’s Casino Royale.

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Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

As it is decorated in Belle Époque style, and offers rooms and suites designed by the famous luxury interior designer Jacques Garcia, it is easily recognizable from the outside. The Hotel Metropole has won numerous awards throughout its existence, and the restaurants inside are run by some of the world’s most renowned chefs. This is one of the reasons why so many guests from all over the world can enjoy the first-class cuisine. Even the stunning “Spa Metropole by Givenchy”, designed by architect Didier Gomez and considered the best of its kind in Monaco, offers ultimate relaxation spaces and treatment methods. You can also admire the gardens, heated seawater pool, trendy bars and terraces in this marvel of tourism.

Fairmont, Monte Carlo

Located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Casino de Monte Carlo, the Fairmont Monte Carlo is one of the most famous luxury hotels in Monaco. It features a rooftop terrace and pool with breathtaking views of the famous Grand Prix Fairmont Hairpin. The hotel also offers a luxurious spa and wellness centre to relax and unwind, a fitness centre and a variety of restaurants that can score with international flavours as well as unusual French dishes and traditional Japanese cuisine . Each room has a unique modern design, a marble bathroom and a private balcony that guarantees views of the sea, the on-site garden or the Principality skyline.