Fairmont Monte Carlo

The Fairmont Monte Carlo is a unique four-star resort property located in the heart of Monte Carlo.  The Fairmont has almost  600 rooms residences and suites, four restaurants and bars, and a shopping arcade and was built on land claimed from the sea.   This design and location make for a property that is contemporary yet traditional.

Fairmont Monte Carlo is a green/sustainable hotel with an outdoor pool, a steam room, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The onsite spa, Willow Stream Spa, offers 11 massage and treatment rooms and beauty services. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms for small groups. Fairmont Monte Carlo has 4 restaurants, features a daily buffet breakfast (surcharge), a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar, and room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel has an onsite casino. Access to banking is provided. (. The hotel welcomes pets. This is a smoke-free property (fines may apply for violations).

Fairmont Monte Carlo Rooms
Fairmont Monte Carlo Rooms

Rooms are nicely appointed.  Our room had a tub/shower combination instead of a separate tub and shower which I expected at a Fairmont property.  Amenities featured in guestrooms include balconies, minibars, and CD players. Guestrooms have satellite television with premium TV channels and pay movies. Bathrooms feature bathroom phones, bathrobes, and slippers.

There is a display of beautiful expensive cars in front of the property.

Monte Carlo Monaco
Monte Carlo Monaco

Transportation can be an issue. We opted for a private car from the Nice airport and a taxi to the ship which was a good idea.  The ship was within walking distance, but with luggage, we needed a taxi.  The wait for a taxi was more than 30 minutes.

Fairmont Monte Carlo
Fairmont Monte Carlo

Well maintained and well situated the Fairmont is a good choice for cruises or travelers on land-based vacations.  One full touring day is adequate for those lacking deep pockets for world-class shopping or gaming.