Le Fairmont Monte-Carlo
12 Avenue des Spélugues, 98000 Monaco
Photo courtesy of LE FAIRMONT MONTE-CARLO
Le Fairmont Monte-CarloPerched above the seafront on a steep curved road, the Fairmont is not the place for uber-stylish rooms (most are identical but vary in size and view), and tends to attract groups, conventions, or business travelers. The hotel lobby is always humming with activity, thanks to the 24-hour bar-restaurant and the clanging slot machines of the Sun Casino, but more refined pleasures are not hard to find, beginning with the recently-opened Japanese restaurant Nobu. Other highlights include the Willow Stream Spa, where you can snack on healthy bento boxes in the post-treatment rooms or visit the in-house hairdresser or make-up artist to prepare for an evening on the town.