Rated 2 out of 5 by Ajoo Disappointing Experience
The rooms and overall the hotel needs complete remodeling. There were stains on the bathroom floor that the cleaning crew could not remove. For a category 6 it was very disappointing experience. We stayed at the Le Meridien in London (also a category 6) prior to coming to Monte Carlo and the rooms and hotel were much better. The staff though was very helpful and attentive.
March 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LandedSPG Very good hotel but not great!
We stayed here for three nights in late May of 2012 right before the Monaco Grand Prix started.
Over all this is very good hotel, however, you should temper your category 6 expectations. I would note that the view is spectacular IF you are facing the right direction, which we wear. Also, the morning breakfast is also very good with a good but limited variety of choices.
I was a Plat and I didn't get upgraded to a suite, the claim was it was all booked solid but the hotel traffic would suggest otherwise. However, I didn't harp on it. I was also on the 4th floor, a non-SPG floor, which was a little odd too.
We were in the Design room, which I have to say is very cool, but the washroom/shower area is not "designed" well at all! The shower is a semi open concept and the water gets everywhere in the whole washroom area. Other than that, everything room-wise fine.
I should add the in-room service was very prompt and accurate which was very nice (however, that would also indicate low-occupancy rate).
The location and accessibility of the hotel were also very good and we didn't have any issues with that, nor did we have any issues with the concierge, which was very informative and polite.
Although the front desk staff was not operating at a category 6 standard! We didn't feel particularly welcome and were dealt with in a very mater of fact kind of way even though the check-in and check-out was not busy at all, again suggesting low-occupancy. ;)
Anyway, over all this is a solid hotel that I would visit again but it has room to get better, especially if it stands at a category 6 standard, which it barely met in my opinion, with the exception of the location and the beach front.
May 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Belbel123 Good but not fantastic
Nice hotel, attentive care. However, concierge was pretty incompetent at their (basic) knowledge around Monte Carlo (for instance, unable to indicate whether certain famous luxury brands are within walking distance or not, and spoke limited english.
Rooms were good, with the sea view being a seriously amazing thing to have in the backdrop. The food is acceptable, nothing spectacular. The lobby is unimpressive, so are the lifts. Overall, an acceptably good hotel.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Haitham Amazing experience
service is just amazing. All staff is absolutely charming and helpful, from the check-in, the pool service. Besides, the rooms are amazing, we had the Deluxe Suite with a nice balcony and the most amazing view of the sea and city. We only tried food once the night before departure, it was really good for late night menu. Concierge are very helpful and very knowledgable, they got my friends and I on the guest list in the most exclusive clubs in Monaco.
November 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Krunoslav Perfect Weekend
My wife and I went for weekend October. Due to my Platinum Status, we have been upgraded to room with sea view (must have).
Location is very peaceful, beach is beautiful and clean (sea was little bit cold, it was end of October, so we have not try to swim).
I must admit that this was most relaxing weekend for some time.
Casino is 5 minute walk from hotel, visit Japanese garden along the way.
If you are F1 fan, you can take your car and drive around circuit. Priceless !
Keep in mind that Parking can be bit expensive (34 euros/night), and that wireless internet is, like in every Starwood hotel where I stayed, (at best) slow (cable is working much better).
All in all, I can recommend this hotel.
November 3, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nikita The only Monaco hotel with private beach
Cozy rooms, "yacht-style" bathrooms, great views, nice place to stay.
Book "cash and points" rate to save much
May 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rifman A Beautiful Place to Experience
Yes...Monte Carlo is all what it seems. The beauty, opulence and exquisite luxury is what people come for when visiting this place. The Le Meridian Beachfront Hotel was lovely. My wife and I spent four nights at this beautiful facility. The room (junior suite) was very nice with a sea view and we had all we needed to make the experience a very enjoyable one. The place, itself, seemed a little older (recently refurbished) than some of the other hotels around the area, but it was perfect for our needs. The only negative, which really has nothing to do with the hotel, is the prices in the area are "nuts". If you are prepared to see ridiculous prices for most everything, especially in the hotel, then you will have the time of your life. Remember..Monte Carlo is probably one of the most expensive areas of the world.
July 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by casey1 Hotel is a 4.75 out of 5.0
This is our third night of four at this property. For almost all purposes, this hotel is wonderful. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The room is exquisite. The restaurant and nightlife are excellent. The beach and pool areas are top notch in Monaco. The only negative is the internet service, which, while functional, is deplorable for a hotel of this caliber. With an upgrade (apparently long overdue), this hotel moves to 5 stars.
May 30, 2012