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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The hotel is named after the thief who stole the painting years ago and hid there. It’s very boutique in a great location with a friendly attentive staff. Honor bar and attached Spa make for a post walk relaxation Enjoy!
My sister and I stayed with Hotel Da Vinci for 6 nights in May 2019. It was our second time at the hotel, as we had stayed there 4 years ago. We were relieved to find out that the hotel had not gone down in its quality or standards. The rooms are clean and the staff are phenomenal. The customer service, clean rooms, and good location are hard to beat. Yes, the rooms are small when compared to the US, but it is to be expected in Paris. The hotel is a little pricey, but it is worth it for the reasons previously stated.
Everything about my stay was perfect. They allowed us to check in a little early because the room was ready. The room was beautiful and comfortable, bed was great. location was great too - a quick walk to the Louvre and many bars, cafes, and a supermarket nearby. The spa was great as well. The customer service here was unmatched -- every company should strive to provide an experience like this, they are the gold standard. Thank you!
Do yourself and book your stay here. The location is great, staff is welcoming and the room was classy in all the right ways. If you want a great experience without the “right bank” stuffiness, here is your best option. So friendly!
We chose the Hotel da Vinci for our anniversary celebration & could not have been more pleased! From the moment we arrived at the entrance struggling with our suitcases, when a lovely woman rushed out to help us, to Guillaume rolling our luggage out the door to the car waiting to take us to CDG at 5:15 a.m., we felt the kindness & thoughtfulness of the entire staff throughout the stay.
Our room was the Monna (Mona) Lisa, on the ground floor. While not large, it featured a very comfortable king-sized bed (rare for Europe) along with a small, charming private terrace. Something we especially enjoyed was the 'spa', a warm lovely small pool in the basement, which guests can book for a private visit. (Our photos are nowhere as good as those already on this site; otherwise we'd add them). The hotel's location is incomparable! It's located on a quiet street very close to the Seine, museums, restaurants, wonderful shops, & Blvd. St. Germaine, in addition to two different Metro lines.
You'll be fortunate to be able to stay at this superb hotel!