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
If you want to experience the french arrogance, that's a perfect place ! It's a shame because the hotel is well located and confortable and the history and the renovation is well done. It could be good with a good management.
We stayed with our teenagers : this hotel has the best pools! We could swim in the indoor pool in the morning, and we could enjoy the outdoor pool in the late afternoon after visiting beautiful Paris. Hotel has amazing modern and street art pieces throughout. Food and rooms were great (amazing pastries at breakfast). The only negative comment is that on the first day that we arrived, we were sent to the next door of the hotel to access the roof top restaurant (which we could not access through the hotel because the rooms were not ready). There is a private club and the staff acted very condescending towards us, telling us « this is a private club » instead of directing us to the roof top. If there is a family of 4 that looks tired and enter the « private club » early afternoon, chances are their room is simply not ready and they should be directed to the roof top restaurant ! ;-) That’s the only negative comment I have. I will be going back to this great hotel.
Stayed 4 nights and found the hotel to be clean, modern, great staff, excellent free breakfast with many choices. Cool works of art throughout. Visit would have been perfect if hotel was located closer to central Paris but that’s out of their control. It’s about 1/2 mile from Metro subway which was easy to get around inexpensively. I did not use the pool but it looked great and seemed to be a hit with other visitors.