What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best for Romance
- Spacious rooms with designer pieces by Hermès, Philippe Starck and Verner Panton
- Top location in the heart of the Marais, close to shops, bars and restaurants
- Breakfast in bed is served all day
- In-room massages, hair and beauty treatments and personal trainers are available
What To Know
- All rooms are individually designed and feature Nespresso coffee machines and free WiFi
- A discreet hideaway with just eight rooms
- There's no restaurant, but breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails are served daily, and you're within strolling distance of excellent restaurants
- It's a 15-minute walk to the Louvre
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Room Service
In a five-story mansion dating from the 17th century, Hotel Dupond-Smith is a gorgeous eight-room getaway in the heart of the Marais. Designed by French creative duo Anne Peyroux and Emmanuèle Thisy, it’s a high-design hideaway (wall coverings by Hermès, armchairs by Philippe Starck) with the secretive atmosphere of a members’ club. The rooms reference famous aliases and pseudonyms, with names like Monsieur Mojo Risin, John Doe and Alan Smithee.
Bed and Bath
All the guestrooms are individually designed, but they fall into three categories: Alias, Incognito and Intuitu. Alan Smithee and Joseph L’Estrange (Alias Rooms) are the smallest, but they’re large by Paris standards (194 to 248 square feet), and they feature designer decor including wall coverings by Casamance Cartaya and Guggen chairs by André Kikoski. The Clara Gazul room (Incognito) is tucked under the eaves and has the look of an attic apartment, with varnished wood beams and cage lighting. Splurge on an Intuitu suite and you’ll bed down with big name design pieces, like Verner Panton chairs and lamps, silk wall coverings by Hermès and sculpture-like coffee tables by Moebius. All bathrooms are stocked with luxe products by Diptyque, and some come with petite balconies.
You’re encouraged to hide out in your room; breakfast in bed is served all day long, and the hotel can arrange in-room massages, hair and beauty treatments and personal trainers. There’s no restaurant, but the lobby bar (which has six Chartwell armchairs by Conran) serves afternoon tea and cocktails. It’s easy to stay put in your room thanks to handy amenities including Nespresso coffee machines, U.S. and U.K. power adapters, iPod docking stations, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs (plus kitchenettes in the suites). When you’re ready to venture outside, the Louvre is a 15-minute walk away.
In the Area
Head out to explore the charming historic neighborhood of the Marais, one of the most beloved by Parisians. In one direction you have the Place des Vosges, around which are supremely wonderful restaurants like the three-Michelin-star L’Ambroisie, the cozy wine bistro Ma Bourgogne, cafés like the venerable Carette’s and the newer Café Pouchkine, as well as cult tea salons such as the nearby Thé Marriage Fréres. There’s also a medley of perfume shops, including Diptyque, all along Rue des Francs Bourgeois. The Marais is also known for its bars and boisterous gay hangouts. Wandering in the other direction you’ll find the iconic modern art museum the Centre Georges Pompidou, crowned by Restaurant Georges, which offers rooftop diners a panoramic view of the city. In the Les Halles quartier are the famous jazz clubs, like Duc des Lombards and Baiser Salé, as well as bistros, crêperies and funky boutiques.
How to Get There
This was an excellent find. A small hotel located in the middle of everything. The staff is amazing and will exceed your expectations. Sylvio in particular catered to our every whim. The roooms are large and have high quality modern furnishings. Bathroom is huge in the regular room and gigantic in the suites (We stayed in both)! Luscious in every way possible.
Great rooms, great value for money, great friendly staff and amazing location in heart of Marais. Couldn't ask for better. Even a great local bar right downstairs for pre-dinner drinks and afternoon snacks. Would definitely return to this small, intimate hotel.
This is a small boutique hotel with no dining room and a very small reception. However, it is more than made up for by the very courteous and warm staff and our suite was spacious and comfortable. The location is excellent as it is only about 5 minutes or so from the Centre Pompidou and the Picasso Museum. There are also nearby boutique shops to browse in and plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby. As there is no proper dining room other than a small 2 or 3 table little area near the reception, you can opt to have breakfast in your room. However the choices are rather limited. All said, However, we still had a good stay here.
Really enjoyed staying here, good location and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
The hotel was small but nice and clean, with some nice touches in the room. We found the free mobile particularly handy.
Wonderful boutique hotel in the perfect location. Understated elegance for sure, so perfect for that special get away.
Your staff was fabulous and our room was quiet and very well appointed. And we enjoyed being able to walk the neighborhood and to many attractions in Paris.