Hotel Molitor Paris – MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best Pool Scene
- The monumental 150 foot outdoor heated swimming pool that defines the hotel
- Hip rooftop bar and restaurant with epic views over Paris and the Eiffel Tower
- The Clarins Art Deco-style spa and its couples room with a private jacuzzi and sauna
What To Know
- Sits in a stylish neighborhood at the edge of the city, a cab or metro trip from the classic sights
- See details section for early check-in/late check-out fees.
- Nespresso coffee machines and Clarins toiletries in all rooms
- Free WiFi
- Breakfast is an additional $28 per person, per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Paris is buzzing that the Molitor, the city’s mythical Art Deco municipal pools have been reborn and transformed into a palatial private resort. Long abandoned and forgotten, the owners have recreated a carbon copy of the original Molitor with sleek hotel rooms encircling the iconic summer pool. Street art meets luxury from the moment you check in at the lobby, dominated by a Rolls Royce tagged with graffiti by JonOne. French interior designer, Jean-Philippe Nuel, has meticulously recreated the Molitor’s glamorous 1930s feel, from Art Deco mosaics, stained glass and furniture, to bright, graphic carpets and striking original black and white photos paying homage to the hotel’s colorful history, from its inauguration by Johnny Weissmuller, the original Tarzan, to the unveiling of the world’s first bikini and the days when it was transformed into a bohemian urban art venue.
Bed and Bath
Contrasting with the bright, buzzing decor of the rest of the hotel, guest rooms are zen, minimalist and spacious. Sober gray and white palettes are punctuated by colorful original lithographs reflecting the arty history of the Molitor. Bathrooms have large walk-in showers, featuring Clarins toiletries. All rooms come with Bose docking stations, Nespresso machines, free WiFi and fabulous views over the summer pool, apart from two special Junior Suites that come with their own private garden terraces.
The restaurant concept has been overseen by stellar French chef, Yannick Alleno. The casual Mediterranean rooftop spot centers around an open kitchen with grilled sea bass and steaks a la plancha, and the elegant poolside restaurant features more elaborate dishes like grilled cod smothered with clams, artichoke and chorizo, which sommelier Nicolas Marseille pairs with rare wines from the likes of Tahiti and the Venice lagoon. The bar is designer heaven, a funky mix of stylish 70’s and Art Deco furniture, with creative fruit-based cocktails reflecting the sporty image of the Molitor.
In the Area
The Molitor is perfect for sports enthusiasts with the Roland Garros tennis complex and the stadium of hot football team Paris Saint-Germain within walking distance – the concierge works miracles to get tickets. Foodies, be sure to reserve a table at Le Relais d’Auteuil, the Michelin-starred restaurant of Pierre Pignol, then go for a post-lunch walk through the lush botanical gardens of the Serres d’Auteuil.
How to Get There
I loved the Molitor. It was once a public lido with indoor and outdoor pools that fell into disrepair and has now been largely rebuilt and turned into a hotel with taste and awareness of its fascinating history. Both indoor and outdoor pools have been restored and the urban art, from its period in the 1990s as a rave venue has also been conserved in places. It has a great vibe, whether or not you love to swim. Its rooftop bar has cocktails as good as its wonderful view over Paris. Its location is great, especially for Roland Garros or the Parc des Princes, but equally there is a direct metro line into central Paris. Staff are helpful and friendly and rooms beautifully designed with unique art, and perfectly clean and quiet. What’s not to love?
I have stayed here many times in 2019
Lovely hotel Great rooms Excellent facilities and free water and soft drinks. The two pools indoor and outdoor are superb
Staff are engaged and caring
Not on the middle of Paris but worth staying
Love this hotel. Love the spa. Love to get my hair cut in Paris. Cyril in Spa Molitor gave me a gréât new style & I hope I can get another appointment with him when we come next year for the French Open Tennis tournament @ Roland Garros.
I paid an outrageous sum to stay at this so called iconic hotel. At 1130 at night there was still a party raging at the famous pool that was supposed to close at10. If they want to promote this as a frat hotel where you party till2am that is fine but that is not the image they portray nor is it what I expect for this price. I hope they made a lot of money off the crowd because I would never recommend it nor stay here again.proximity to Roland Garros onl6 goes so far.
Located 2 minutes from Roland Garros, this 5 star hotel is the ideal spot to stay during the French Open if you love tennis. The service is excellent, the rooms modern and clean, the pools and spa are top notch, and the breakfasts are scrumptious and included. Besides, you can mingle with tennis stars of the past and present in the dining room and reception area.