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This five-star hotel is easily Monaco’s most fun. It combines fine-dining restaurants, a spa, and a rooftop pool with an unstuffy attitude; albeit one backed by a legion of ever-smiling, mostly Italian, staff. Of course, this vision of modern opulence is also one of the most valuable pieces of real estate on the Côte d’Azur. It dips into the Mediterranean from behind the Casino de Monte-Carlo—indeed, a private passageway runs to the casino’s rear entrance—and guests may combine the endless breakfast with the best sea views in the Principality. Formula 1 fans should also note that the fastest part of the Monaco Grand Prix zips right beneath the basement. In 2017, Prince Albert inaugurated a suite dedicated to racing legend Ayrton Senna—it’s one of four super-sized guestrooms that overlook the Grand Prix circuit. The Fairmont also has a partnership with four local beach clubs, where families are dropped off with towels, mineral water, and sun spray, then picked up on demand. Diners are in for a treat, too. At Japanese atelier Nobu guests enjoy half-price cocktails from 6 to 8pm.