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
- 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
Stayed here for the PSG vs Liverpool match - could not be better placed for the ground.
The hotel itself is very chic and Uber cool - however without the attitude that usually goes with Uber cool. Everyone was very friendly.
The pool looked great but I didn’t have time, the bar was fun and I cannot comment on the breakfast as I was too hungover to even consider it.
I stayed one night on 28/11, part business and also to watch the football game at Park du Princes, for which this hotel is ideally located, as for Roland Garros! From arrival the reception and handling of check in, reflected a really big commitment to personal and friendly, helpful and considerate service. I am a Diamond Hilton member and am used to good treatment, but this was exceptionally good for a one off stay. All staff including the house keeping lady were really nice, but three people need mentioning, Prisca on reception, Stephanie on Concierge and Angela in the restaurant. All three were so helpful, warm and provided exceptional service at all times. The only negative would be the room rate was high in my opinion for a twin.
Excellent top hotel, just around the corner from Parc des princes, highly recommended! Alcohol was a bit expensive but it is Paris so was expected. Breakfast had a superb selection and good section for gluten free eaters. Will stay again!
The pools are fantastic : opening hours, ambiance, lights, temperature, length, ( a covered space to leave the towel would be appreciated in rainy and cold weather , going around the barrier isn’t ideal) the hammam isn’t really hot, not enough hook to hang the dressing gown, only 4 , if more than 4 persons in the hammam then sharing the hooks.., the quiet space is for residents and members , again, too small. We thoroughly enjoyed the buffet or a la carte breakfast, plentiful and delicious but if one comes down after 10h00 on Sunday morning then one has to queue for a table and eats what is left, not everything is refreshed.It was my birthday , no special treat !!!
We stayed in this hotel following a Belgium/French battlefield tour for the centenary of the Armistice. What a wonderful hotel. All the staff were delightful and enthusiastic-including at 4.00am when we had to leave for the airport.
Breakfast has a lot of variety and the staff again are very pleasant.
We stayed here for the pools. It is nearly impossible to stay at a hotel in a large city like Paris with such a wonderful pool-not only one pool but two. Absolutely a godsend.
Would definitely stay here again. Congratulations.