Is This the Most Kid-Friendly Hotel in Monaco?

Loic Thebaud/Courtesy Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer

This luxury hotel is about making your kids feel at home.

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Fact—traveling with kids is hard. Vacationing with kids is even harder. Whether you have an infant—in which case you’ll need a whole lot of stuff like a crib, toys, a bottle warmer, a changing table—or a school-aged child who needs to be kept entertained (and supervised) at all times, family holidays can be challenging. But one hotel in Monaco is on a mission to change that.

Enter the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo—an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property.

Courtesy Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer

The stunning luxury property, housed in a Belle Époque building officially designated as a Historic Monument, overlooks the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and offers stunning views of the municipality’s port and royal palace. And even though it has a central location in Monte Carlo—it is just a block away from its famed casino—it still remains a peaceful spot perfect for travelers and their children.

But let’s get into the details of what makes this five-star hotel the perfect spot for your next family vacation. First of all, half of the hotel’s 278 rooms are adjoining which means creating one big family suite is super easy. Their Diamond Suite even has a separate play area for kids (who by the way here are referred to as V.I.K. as in “very important kids”). 

Loic Thebaud/Courtesy Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer

In the summer, the hotel makes available a games room with a mini soccer field, board games, games console, and special activities for its youngest guests. And since summer is all about soaking up some vitamin D, the hotel’s private beach also has a kid’s club and a baby pool where your little one can practice some water sports while you’re enjoying a cocktail. There is even a concierge on-site in charge of creating a weekly program for kids that includes special movie screenings.

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Kids at the Hermitage are also treated to a special afternoon snack at the hotel’s Limun bar as well as a buffet with pancakes and waffles, organic jams, and local honey. And all that in addition to the special welcome basket which includes even more sweet treats.

Trust us, your kids will enjoy every second of their stay here, and so will you.