I attended a work retreat at the Fairmont Monte Carlo. The rooms were very comfortable and the food quite good (which was no mean feat, as we had over 200 attendees). My room (on the first floor, which is actually below the lobby level) was very sunny and bright, with a comfortable bed and nice furnishings. The best part was the fantastic balcony overlooking the Mediterranean, and it was heavenly to listen to the waves while lying in bed. The service was superb -- when I asked for new pillows, they were brought immediately, and the concierge happily provided maps and advice whenever asked.