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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Great room, comfortable beds, nice bathroom, super noisy if you leave your window open. Be careful as incessant trash trucks passing by and making so much noise in the morning. Hotel is very, very small but well decorated. Breakfast was really disappointing because the lady at the front desk was also serving breakfast and although we paid for the full option breakfast she only offered us some cold items on the menu, probably because she was pressed for time. But we then noticed people next to us ordered all these things, including hot options, she hadn’t told us about. Such bad service and dishonest! I left my medicine in the bedroom and called to pick it up next morning. She informed me they had thrown it out. The gentleman at the front desk the afternoon we arrived, the gentleman at the front desk was very nice and helpful.
A beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of old Paris. This pretty much says it all.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. They help you plan your day and they book restaurants in advance (make sure you do this, more great restaurants fill up quickly).
Maybe a 10 minute walk to the original islands where Paris first stood proud and where Notre Dame still stands tall (albeit without a roof). Maybe 15 minutes from the Louvre and if you are like me and enjoy walking, only about 35 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a real Paris experience, but - be prepared to pay for it. Paris is not cheap and neither is this hotel.
This is a wonderful hotel in the marais district of Paris. While a little off the beaten path, it is convenient to everything. The best part of the hotel is the staff. They couldn't be friendlier or more helpful. While not the cheapest hotel, it is well priced and is a great value.
This hotel is fabulous! I travel extensively and found the location, rooms and attentive staff better than most 5 star hotels. If you are looking for a lovely boutique hotel in a great location with an very helpful staff look no further!
Location and amenities are superb! So much luxury and quiet elegance. Loved it! We will definitely come back here! Laurent was fantastic and super helpful! the Marais location is the best and near everything.