What We Love
- The hotel is just steps away from the Louvre, Place de la Concorde, Place Vendome and the Seine
- Staff can arrange for in-room massages
What To Know
- Guestrooms were renovated as recently as 2012, but remain quite traditional in terms of decor
- Breakfast and WiFi are not included in the room rate
- The lobby bar closes at 11 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Situated in the city’s prime 1st arrondissement, the 19-century Hotel Mayfair Paris offers a traditional Parisian experience, from the wrought iron and glass canopy above its entrance to the Versailles style flooring, red leather ceiling and original furniture in the bar. The 47 wallpapered rooms and suites are decorated with prints depicting French history and have noble mahogany furniture. Elsewhere, there’s a very low-key bar that doubles as a lounge, serving daily breakfast, and although there’s no spa, treatments can be arranged in the privacy of your own room.
In the Area
The hotel is close to the historic Paris Opera, which offers ballets, operas and other performances, and a short walk from the iconic department store Galeries Lafayette. The Louvre and its innumerable famous objets — the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, etc. — is a quick walk away. For a stylish shop, head to Surface to Air’s flagship store. This retail spot isn’t just about fashion; it’s an art gallery and film studio, too. And the famous department store Galeries Lafayette has the world’s largest shoe department.
How to Get There
Fantastic hotel. Friendly, professional staff. Every staff member I interacted with, whether at the front desk or cleaning rooms, greeted me kindly and were willing/able to communicate in French or English as needed. My room was spacious and the air conditioning was amazing at the end of my daily adventures in the heat outside. Wifi and television worked perfectly, and the mini bar was a nice touch. If seeking refreshments near the hotel, the Twinings store on Rivoli is a good place to get snacks and water for the room. If you already have a ticket for the Metro train, you don't have to walk all the way to Concord; rather, there is an entrance just across Rivoli. This hotel is in an excellent location, a gem tucked away on a side street. With excellent Metro train and city bus access, you can go anywhere. There are lots of Ubers in the neighborhood, too.
Many restaurants and souvenir kiosks not far away so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll from the hotel to get dinner or explore. The Orangie Museum is very close (walking distance) and is an awesome art museum (my favorite in the city)!
The employees respected my privacy, attended promptly to my room daily, and even courtesy called me when I had food delivered to ensure it was acceptable to send the delivery person to my room. While you do have to turn your key in and pick it back up every time you leave/come back, it's nice not having to worry about losing it while exploring the city and it doesn't impede on your time to turn it in/pick it up because someone is always at the front desk.
Lastly, I thought the room was very clean and ALWAYS felt safe. I am excited to return to this hotel in the future and am incredibly pleased with my 6-night stay. Thank you to the staff at l'Hôtel Mayfair!
Stayed as a couple in April 2018. We arrived mid-morning after a long flight and were delighted to find that our room was ready for us shortly after arrival. This was most unexpected and greatly appreciated! Our room was in a quiet location (as requested) with our window to the small inner courtyard-not great but safe and with fresh air and sunlight. Our room was small and quirky, with the attached bath sort of around the corner. We were comfortable and the room was clean. If I could change things I would ask for some hooks or racks for towels in the bath, a more comfortable mattress and an alarm clock. There was no clock in the room at all.
Breakfast was included in our room cost. The breakfast-room-by-day and bar-by-night room is delightful, with comfortable and elegant leather furnishings. The food was very good although we did not choose to order ala carte as we could have. At night the bar was deserted and upon arrival there I can understand why. The bartender that night had no interest whatsoever in getting us drinks, only in looking at his phone....so we left. This is the ONLY staff member that we encountered that was less than helpful. Every other staff member was great--helpful, courteous and friendly. Many spoke English which was greatly appreciated.
The location could not have been better for us, so close to the beautiful Jardin des Tuilerie, the Louvre, Champs de Elysee and metro stops for easy access anywhere.
We took the RER from the airport on a filthy train car. We took several trains in France and some were in fairly good condition and cleanish but others were disgusting. For our exit from Paris (we did not want to leave!) the hotel staff ordered a taxi to take us to the Gare de Lyon in a clean and comfortable car at reasonable cost.
The Hotel Mayfair made us welcome from the moment we arrived which set the tone for a wonderful stay in Paris. If you are looking for sleek/modern/pretentious or simply expect everything to be exactly as it is in the USA please go elsewhere. If you are looking for great service, a comfortable stay with plenty of charm I recommend the Hotel Mayfair.
Stayed at the Mayfair for 3 nights, great experience. Beautiful well-kept room with lots of space and remodeled modern bathroom. Breakfast was awesome, staff courteous. Café on the corner has very good food. Awesome experience overall. Hotel seems to cater to Russian-speaking public as well, with staff both English- and Russian-speaking.
A special Parisian boutique hotel! The staff are great, friendly without being intrusive. Special thanks to the young lady with the good sense of humor on reception the evenings of 2nd and 3rd May 2018. Apologies I've forgotten your name! For book lovers it's round the corner from the Librairie Galignani, 20 minutes stroll from the sublime Louvre, 10 minutes from the Place de la Concorde and 10 minutes from the gorgeous Tuilieries Gardens.I have to say though I am disappointed at the lack of memorization of the extraordinary deputies of the First French Republic. Controversial yes, but the words they have spoken have never been forgotten.
Returned from a 2 night stay at this hotel a couple of days ago. Took about 25 minutes to walk from Chatelet RER station. The hotel is in the Louvre/Concorde district and it was only a 30 minute walk to Notre Dame Cathedral.
The hotel itself is situated on a side street between two of the main streets in the area.
Staff were friendly and helpful. The reception area and bar were decorated and furnished in keeping with the Parisien style.
My room was a single room on the fifth floor, with a single bed.Quite compact but enough room for one person. some aspects of the room were a little dated, but it was spotlessly clean. The window view was of the side wall of the next building, but at least it was very quiet with no street noise!
Didnt have breakfast as i thought it was a bit pricey for one person and there are lots of Patisseries and Boulangeries locally to eat at.
I would recommend this hotel.