The Monte-Carlo Beach

Monaco’s seaside art deco gem
Located at the edge of the seacoast border of Monaco — technically Roquebrune, France — this elegant spacious resort is perhaps the most isolated property of the SBM-run hotels, but that's also part of its singular 1930s charm.

The sprawling landmark hotel recalls the glory days of Monte Carlo, when the pool area was full of glitterati and high-society notables, including Elsa Maxwell, the American gossip columnist and larger-than-life party hostess who helped launch the property in 1929.

The unmitigated glamour lingers on, beginning with the sheer beauty of the natural landscape — it’s all about dreamy sea views on a private wooded mini-peninsula, far from the buzzy Casino Square (inveterate shoppers and high rollers needn’t worry; the free shuttle bus gets you back and forth to the boutiques and the casino in 10 minutes).

Relaxation and well-being are the name of the game here. Indulge in an energizing massage at the spa, and tablehop among the four superb restaurants, each with its own distinctive and original fresh cuisine.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The shimmering aqua Olympic-sized heated seawater pool is a huge draw for serious swimmers, kids and people-watchers.
  • Laze on a sunbed in your private cabana at the waterfront Beach Club, which offers every nautical playground pleasure, including paddleboarding and kayaking.
  • Check out The Monte-Carlo Beach's best-kept secret: ultra-private bungalows hidden away in the pine forest, where you can feast on a gourmet picnic to the tune of thrumming cicadas.
  • Take advantage of the hotel’s sleek white electric bicycles and ride along the paved boardwalk along the nearby Larvotto Beach.
  • Among the four seaside restaurants, our pick is Elsa, an epicurean experience inspired by nature and the Mediterranean art of living.
Things to Know
  • The Sporting d'Été complex — home of the legendary nightclub Jimmy’z — and the Salle des Etoiles, which hosts a mega-star lineup of summer concerts, are both a five-minute stroll away.
  • In 2014, The Monte-Carlo Beach was Green Globe certified. Platinum certification earned in 2023 from the same organization reaffirms the property’s commitment to sustainable development.

  • Reserve a room at the luxury hotel with a terrace, so that you can take in sweeping vistas of the coast from the furnished space.
The Rooms
  • The 26 rooms and 14 suites rooms vary in colors, stripes and motifs that evoke Henri Matisse and Jean Cocteau. 

  • Architect India Mahdavi designed The Monte-Carlo Beach by combining airy spaces with a Mediterranean-inspired medley of deep blue, white, brick red and beige. This modern seaside hotel also feature porthole windows and numerous individual terraces.
  • With a focus on the essential and the natural, the bright Sunshine Diamond Suite consists of two bedrooms, a lounge area and a Jacuzzi.

Outdoor pool
Getting There
Av. Princesse Grace, 06190 Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
NCE (35 min)  
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