Fodor's Expert Review Hermitage
Sq. Beaumarchais, , 98000, Monaco
They've all been here—kings, queens, Pavarotti in jeans—among the riot of frescoes and plaster flourishes embellished with gleaming brass in this landmark yet relatively low-profile 1900 hotel set back a block from the casino scene. This is where the mink-and-Vuarnets set comes not to be seen. Even if you're not staying here, walk through the lobby to admire the glass-dome Art Nouveau vestibule, designed by Gustav Eiffel. The best rooms face the sea or angle toward the port. At the formal and sophisticated Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Vistamar, chef Joël Garault buys his seafood from a local Monégasque fisherman. Its broad terrace offers one of the most glamorous dining settings in Monaco. Ask about the VIK program for kids, which includes in-room lollipops and coloring books or the Romantic Moments package for adults with its 36 red roses and Taittinger Champagne.
- unrivaled meals and views at La Vistamar, a Michelin-starred restaurant
- gorgeous interiors
- can be noisy due to ongoing renovations nearby
- no free Wi-Fi in rooms (only in public areas)
Rate Includes: No meals