we'll be in Monaco in mid September for a few days.. I've seen only one "Rick-commendation" for a place to stay (Hotel de France) but they will be booked then. Are there any other places similar to that type of place? Thanks..
We checked with the hotels that overlooked the yacht moorings and found a reasonable hotel, can't remember the name but probably the Port Palace. Upon arrival we asked for an upgrade and amazingly we got it to a really over the top room right above the yachts for around $200/night. Two nights is plenty with one afternoon and early evening holding down a table adjacent to the casino to watch the elites go in.
sorry for the obvious subject bump, still looking for more suggestions/experiences for Monaco accomodations...
You can try the Novotel Monte Carlo on Blvd de la Princesse Charlotte:
http://www.petitfute.uk.com/accommodation/hotel/novotel-monte-carlo/e-357604.html hope it helps !
I have stayed several times at the Novotel mentioned by Charlotte above and always enjoyed it. I try for a view over the harbour, but the view over to the mountains ain't bad either. If you have an A-Club card you may be able to get a higher floor and balcony.
Remember that if you can't find accomodations in Monaco, it's connected by trains twice an hour and buses four times an hour to all the other coastal Riviera towns - Nice, Menton, Villefranche, etc. Nice is a large city and will have plenty of choices in all price and amenity ranges. Lonely Planet recommended some hotels in Beausoleil, the French town just inland from Monaco (literally across the street). I don't have the book handy, but you can also look in that town if you need to be walking distance to Monaco and can't find a suitable hotel in Monaco itself.