Published on July 19, 2023Updated on July 19, 2023
If you want to see new horizons during your deluxe getaway, what better way than gazing out over the Mediterranean Sea? If you are wondering where to stay out of all the Mediterranean’s beachfront resorts, head to Monaco, the Cote d’Azur’s most sparkling gem, where you’ll find some of the most beautiful rooms with a view.
If there is one Monaco beachfront resort which is truly at one with the Mediterranean, it is Monte-Carlo Beach. Its Art Deco architecture follows the curve of the exquisite coastline so that all its guest rooms enjoy a fantastic sea view. This legendary hotel founded during the 1930s craze for beach resorts and seaside hospitality now pays homage to the Mediterranean with every one of its guest room features. The ocean is everywhere, from the Olympic swimming-pool to the striped canvas beach huts dotted along the dunes and pristine private beach. Each of the restaurants in this timelessly elegant Monaco beachfront hotel has amazing views overlooking the Mediterranean. Boats can sail right up to the Vigie Lounge & Restaurant thanks to its jetty, and it is one of the best luxury locations for gazing out over the surf. And the award-winning Elsa – which was first ever organic restaurant to receive a Michelin star - always has a sublime take on Mediterranean culinary delicacies.
The spacious, light-filled interiors have all been renovated by renowned architect India Mahdavi. Their upscale, elegantly contemporary furnishings evoke the true spirit of the Riviera and its 1930s chic. If you have to pick just one place to stay, go for the Loft Suite with its two balconies offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean. This gorgeous oceanfront accommodation with its own dressing room, bathtub and walk-in shower is the perfect place to indulge and unwind as you gaze out over the Mediterranean from your sleek Riva-style corner sofa. The Monte-Carlo Beach is without a doubt one of the best Monaco beachfront hotels if you want views of the beaches in an idyllic beach resort setting.
Nestling along the Larvotto peninsula, the beach-front Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers a secluded and tranquil location in the heart of an immense Mediterranean garden. You will see some simply breathtaking views of the Mediterranean when you stay at this luxurious retreat. The Sea Bay’s private oasis is the perfect ocean-front spot for relaxation in the sun in the Larvotto Nature Reserve and along the fine sands of the coastline. You can admire the ever-present Mediterranean Sea as you dine on the Blue Bay gourmet restaurant’s terrace, or alternatively during a summery lunch with cocktails at the Las Brisas waterfront restaurant.
Whether on the ground or first floor, all the rooms and suites have a terrace with an unspoiled private view (most of which look out over the surf). One of the most remarkable places to stay during getaways and vacations in the Resort is the Nadal Suite, which really stands out for its superb ocean-front view of the Principality. Inspired by the titular tennis champion, its vast 92 m2 interiors are decorated with the player’s own photos and belongings. Rafael himself loves to stay in this subtle, elegant suite when he wants to unwind during a getaway in one of Monaco’s most beautiful hotels. The undisputed jewel in the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort’s crown, however, is Suite Eleven. This is simply one of the most beautiful suites in any Monaco beachfront hotel. On the hotel’s rooftop eleventh floor, its terrace offers breathtaking panoramic views. Luxury resides in every detail of its large lounge and two guest rooms, floor to ceiling, from its lavish natural fabrics to its private elevator, high-tech gadgets and exclusive services. Of all the beach hotels located in Monaco, none has a double suite quite like this one.
This is probably the most prestigious of all the luxury hotels on the Mediterranean coastline. The legendary Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is an iconic luxury resort which sits triumphantly between the vibrant Place du Casino and the waterfront. Its terraces and windows open out onto the Mediterranean and Hercule Harbor so that guests can take in the most breathtaking views from their accommodation. The Mediterranean Sea has been this luxury hotel’s constant inspiration, not least in its gourmet restaurants which showcase the produce of the local terroir.
For an unforgettable vacation in a unique setting, be sure to select a sea-view suite or guest room in this romantic hotel. After being fully renovated in 2019, this grand hotel is the last word in sophisticated, spacious guest rooms and luxury suites. Exceptional interiors and deluxe services are de rigueur here. For instance, the ocean-view Diamond Suite with a terrace looks out over both the Place du Casino and the Mediterranean so guests can enjoy a Monaco experience par excellence. Its white marble bathrooms, immense lounge with contemporary-chic gilded details and its elegant bedroom are an idyllic place for a beach vacation. And that’s before we even mention its large private terrace with a magnificent sea-view. The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo includes other gems such as the ultra-luxurious Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco suites.
It you are treating yourself to a romantic weekend in a luxury suite or looking for a cozy space with a real sense of elegance for your beachfront vacations in Monaco, the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo is the perfect place to stay. In the heart of Monaco city, within walking distance of Hercule Harbor, this five-star hotel owes its charm to its classic Belle Epoque-era romantic interiors. Its Pavyllon gourmet restaurant promises Mediterranean delights. Its terrace overlooks the harbor, revealing a magnificent panoramic view.
The Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo’s sea-view guest rooms are as tranquil as they are exclusive. There are a host of options to choose from, from double rooms to junior and duplex suites. The Princely Diamond Suite is one of the hotel’s largest spaces. Its luxurious and sophisticated interiors have been designed much like an apartment, with three bedrooms and a lounge offering guests nearly 300 m2 to unwind in. Its three terraces each have a panoramic view of the Mediterranean, so you can gaze over the yachts and boats wending their way over to Hercule Harbor. There is no better word to describe it than “magical”.