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
This is our second extended stay here, we’re staying 10 days and they never disappoint. The hotel, restaurant, spa, gym & pool staff are all very friendly, professional, accommodating and genuinely warm people. The Hotel is kept clean, has many exciting paintings, murals, displays, many small areas to sit and every space and corner is well thought of. The indoor and outdoor pool are as magnificent as described in the movie “Life of Pi”. The gym is well equipped & spacious. The breakfast buffet has great choices and the menu has variety of delicious options- I can’t say enough about their staff - every one are so professional, genuinely warm and friendly. They work as a team and they just don’t stop, it’s a very impressive operation. Periodically they present us with special snack & beverage in our room. They surprised us one evening with Champagne and snacks for celebrating our Engagement anniversary and choosing to stay with them. This is home for us when we visit Paris. We highly recommended everyone to experience the special treatment and wonders of Hotel Molitor. Sincerely Dr. John & Jenn (Delaware- USA)
Amazing stay with my fiancé, during the weekend of 10 February 2019. The hotel is great, amazing, all original... clean, staff is very helpful and very kind. Just charming, with the SPA, the pool, 2 swimming outdoor and indoor pool. Just perfect. And it’s a mythic place with a history… for me is important...
I used that opportunity and that place to ask my fiancé to marry me ! the hotel staff helped me to prepare the surprise…
Special thank you to Concierge team Jonathan Benhamou and Tarik.. ..they were amazing helping me to prepare a surprise for my fiancé and myself, moment I used to ask my fiancé to marry me.. was amazing moment. We will remember all our life..
Jonathan spent 1 week to prepare everything. he was amaizing.
Also big thank you to Florent BOURGON for helping us to prepare our stay and facilitate our arrival...
Amazing concierge’s, great staff, place to be, place to stay, AMAIZING!
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely, over looked the pool and was clean and bright. The breakfast was great, lots of hot and cold options. Was all fresh and refilled regularly. We always try to order in french but the staff speak excellent English. My only gripe was there wasn't a lot of TV choice, you had to pay extra for channels. Although you are in France it is nice when hotels have some English channels available too. We spent most of our time out of the hotel, it was just when we returned late in the evening so it wasn't a problem. It is a short distance from the main tourist sites so we got an Uber for anything from 10 - 22 euros, depending where in the city you were going. It cost us 55 euros each way from Paris CDG airport via a taxi but we could have got an Uber for about 43 euros but we had already booked ours.
My friends and I stayed at this hotel and our visit was wonderful. We wanted to go sightseeing and the concierge manager Tarik Zaid helped us so much. He got us tickets to everything we wanted to see for a great price including the soccer game that my brother wanted to see. Tarik went above and beyond with all of our requests. The front desk stuff William was also very helpful and very nice. I’m looking forward to going back to Paris and staying at this hotel again soon.
Stayed there one night (Dec. 15). Conveniently close to our daughter's appt but that's about all there is to it. Check-in took for ever and ever (priority desk unattended, just one employee who took ages to check in other guests) until we blew up and managed to draw somebody's attention. As Platinum members we were upgraded to a luxury room on the 1st floor (we had asked for an upper floor)--nothing fancy though. MyBed, Nespresso coffee machine with a meagre supply of coffee (4 capsules and it took 35 mn. to get some more on Dec. 16), plenty of towels. To make up for the check-in disaster the lady in charge of the reception sent up a basket of fruit with an apology--hatchet buried. The decoration is the totally commonplace (and to our eyes hideous) combination of livid greens, funereal blacks and dismal greys which pass for "elegant" and "modern" in Paris nowadays. The employees are dressed in polo shirts and tan chinos which are meant to give them a "sporty," "cool" look in keeping with the various stadiums in the vicinity--we prefer the suits and dresses in the Prague or Versailles Mgallery--do they wear shorts in summer, one wonders. The spa prices are extortionate but aren't they always. A special mention for the very agreeable barman (the man with a splendid beard) and the young man who checked us out (perhaps he was extra nice because he thought we might bite).