Classic Left Bank: a quiet street yet perfect for the café terraces and fashion boutiques of St-Germain, the antiques shops of the Carré Rive Gauche and the Impressionists at [node:168829].
The 22 bedrooms are all different but combine contemporary and Napoleon III touches, decorated in warm browns, golds and burgundies, with high ceilings, sweeping curtains and subtle lighting. I prefer the noble second- and third-floor streetside rooms, some with tall floor to ceiling windows than darker interior rooms. The top floor is mansarded, while three duplexes have bathrooms reached up a small stairway. The spacious two-room suites have herringbone parquet floors, antique desks and period marble fireplaces.
A fine carriageway entrance leads into a glazed courtyard lobby and comfortable drawing room with a real fire in the winter.
Eating and drinking
Generous breakfast includes croissants from Gérard Mulot and fresh fruit salad; cooked eggs are an extra. Drinks can be served all day in the lounge.
There is a fitness room.
Staff are helpful and multilingual.
Who stays there
A wide mix of nationalities stay at this hotel.
Look for promotions from mid-July to the end of August (for stays of three or more nights). The same owners also run the simpler Hôtel St-Thomas Aquin next door, which has a similar sense of style for lower prices.
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
Pros & Cons
- Great location
- Beautiful building
- 11am checkout