Hôtel Da Vinci & Spa
What We Love
- Fabulous location on the Left Bank, across the Seine from the Louvre
- A mosaic tile relaxation pool with aquamassage and chromotherapy
- The bountiful breakfast buffet is available until 11:30 a.m.; a continental option is served throughout the day for late risers
- Serve yourself a drink at the Da Vinci Café evening honesty bar
What To Know
- A hotel with history: The Mona Lisa was hidden here for three nights in 1911 after it had been stolen from the Louvre
- A welcoming family-run retreat
- There's no restaurant, but the café serves breakfast (on the patio in the summer months), afternoon tea and evening drinks, and a gourmet room service menu is available
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Across the Seine from the Louvre, Hotel Da Vinci’s discrete façade blends in perfectly with the surrounding Rive Gauche art galleries, while its cozy lobby resembles the salon of an elegant Paris mansion. Italian interior designer Luana Bellusci has woven the theme of Da Vinci, the Mona Lisa and the Renaissance throughout the hotel (the man who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911 stayed here for three nights, hiding the world’s most prized painting). Murano glass lamps and mirrors, and sumptuous frescoes feature in the public spaces, and the café takes inspiration from Venice’s Caffè Florian.
Bed and Bath
The 24 guestrooms fall into several categories, from the cozy Inspiration Rooms and the plush Invention Rooms, which overlook Saint-Germain, to the larger Renaissance Rooms, which come with a private balcony. You’ll find wonderful attention to detail everywhere, from satin cushions and antique telephones to dazzling murals and stylish lanterns. The bathrooms are minimalist but functional, with rainfall showers, towel heaters and chic toiletries supplied by Florentine fashion designer Roberto Cavalli.
Life at the hotel revolves around the fashionable Café Da Vinci (and its patio in the warmer months), from the delicious breakfast of cheeses, charcuterie and fresh croissants direct from an artisanal boulanger, to afternoon tea, which features irresistible chocolate cakes and early evening cocktails. There’s a gourmet room service menu (foie gras and fruit chutney, salmon with butternut quinoa, even Petrossian caviar), but bear in mind these goodies are prepared outside the hotel and can take 30 to 45 minutes to arrive. The underground relaxation pool is not to be missed, and you can also arrange massage and beauty treatments on-site.
In the Area
Walk toward the Boulevard Saint-Germain and join Le Tout Paris in sipping a Kir Royal at either Café de Flore or its timeless rival, Les Deux Magots. In the other direction lie chic art galleries and designer boutiques until you reach the Seine, where the quay is lined with bouquinistes, a goldmine of antiquarian books and posters. Cross over the City of Light’s most romantic bridge, the Pont des Arts, and you arrive at the Louvre.
How to Get There
Great location walking distance from train, shops, restaurants, Louvre and Notre Dame. Bath amenities great..Robert Cavalli plus loofah provided. Gifted bottle of Prosecco at checkin which was delivered to our room with a nice handwritten note. Breakfast is good..lots of options and ends late allowing guests to sleep late. This is at an additional costs not included in room fee. Staff were so friendly and helpful. They were happy to assist us in printing tickets and arranging for taxis. Only complaint was the bed. They have 2 plastic mattress savers which dont allow your skin to breath at night. Every morning we would wake up soaking in sweat. Not best sleep but we were so exhausted from our days out that we still were able to knock out and sleep. Overall i would absolutely stay here again.
This was a mother/daughter trip, and the hotel and its staff helped make it a perfect one. It was our first time in Paris, and the location couldn't have been better. We definitely had an A+ experience!
Just returned from a two night stay. Wonderful location, extra helpful and friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble. Room is very clean, small but perfectly formed. Will definitely return to this hotel
The hotel has many charms and many beautiful characteristics. The interior design of the reception room was very warm and welcoming. Staffs were friendly and helpful during our stay. We stayed in the double room with a balcony. The room was very clean and it has reasonable space for luggage on the floor, wardrobe for clothing and a cupboard to put our staff; good enough for a couple. We made a request for higher level room and were pleased that they accommodated us with our request. Attractions were within walking distance. Questionnaires were sent to us before and during our stay to ensure that we have the best service and a follow up email for feedback. The only slight negative was the room was a little hotter than expected as we could not adjust the temperature at night. Will stay at the hotel again if we visit Paris in the future. Highly recommended.
Location is great, the service was exceedingly friendly and the common area is charming enough. All good. The downsides. The room was small. Comically small. You nearly couldn't move around in it. It's Paris, so to be expected I guess. But less understandable was the smoke smell.