What We Love
- Dimore Studio's artful mix of design styles and eras
- The restored glass-topped, trellis-lined courtyard
- Taking a dip in the blissful indoor heated swimming pool
What To Know
- Located in the 2nd arrondissement, steps from Opera Comique and Galeries Lafayette
- The 26 rooms feature bold print drapes, Dedar velvet sofas, rugs from Louis de Poortere, and geometric brass headboards
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
Italian designers Dimore Studio spent two years revamping this five-story mansion—once the home of Louis XV’s chief minister—into a riot of colors: think
mustard yellow, forest green, and eggplant walls; patterned curtains and carpets; and Art Deco furniture that together might make it the most eye-catching hotel in all of Paris. Each of the 26 guest rooms are decked out in Louis de Poortere rugs, velvets by Dedar, and Jim Thompson silks, which have a warming effect that’s emphasized by the covetable FontanaArte lamps and wall fixtures, while bathrooms have underfloor heating and some have separate bathtubs. On a warm day, the veranda is a lovely place to sit with a cocktail from the honor bar or a complimentary coffee. The basement swimming pool can be booked in advance and, while the green-painted, windowless room has a slightly ’70s sci-fi ambience, a steam and a swim is the ideal way to end a day of sightseeing.
In the Area
The hotel is well located in a neighborhood with plenty of dining and drinking options, and sits in close proximity to public transport: the Richelieu-Drouot metro station is just around the corner, the Opera station a five-minute walk, and it’s just 15 minutes to Paris Nord. The Centre Pompidou, home to one of the best collections of modern art in Europe, and the Louvre are also both within walking distance. The nearby Palais Garnier, a stunning 19th-century opera house, still puts on stellar music and ballet performances; ask the concierge to arrange for tickets. A couple of the intimate café-bars that Paris does so well are also just a few streets away; try La Gorille, a bar with excellent food, or the understatedly cool Lockwood for afternoon espressos and evening cocktails.
How to Get There
My husband and I and our brother and sister in law travelled to Paris last week and stay at Hotel Saint Marc for 3 nights, Hotel is tucked away in a small street but very close to Metro and Opera house and all kind of food places. Front desk reception is very very friendly and can speak perfect English. Always warned us ahead of traffic problems. Room and especially bathroom is large by Paris standard, Did not try breakfast, but it looks very nice. Afternoon complementary tea was good. Housekeeping has some holes, did not give us new towels the 2nd night, Unfortunately it is right beside a construction site and is quite noisy from 8 to 5, but we barely heard it in our room, but it does effect enjoying the lovely courtyard during the day, However, who would stay in the hotel room in Paris. Décor is unique, more on the dark side, but it is OK with us. Overall a nice experience. Would return
My mom and I stayed at the Hotel St. Marc. The two concierges Vincent and Armand (?) were both extremely helpful and made our stay quite enjoyable and gave us restaurant recommendations and made us feel like we were in a luxury hotel.
Wow what a hotel!
You will not regret booking this keen priced boutique hotel near Opera Garnier.
We stayed in a 2nd floor room with the highest ceilings I've ever seen in a hotel room. We booked an hour in the private spa area and availed of the free coffee/pastries/candy/fruit during the afternoon.
The interior design is out of a classic Riviera/Hollywood textbook. Every detail is thought out from Hermes toiletries to stylish velour lounge chairs.
If design, unfussy service and attention to detail are your thing then you can't go wrong at this price in central Paris.
*some day time noise from local building work in June-July I reckon
Rooms on second floor for high ceilings. Don’t forget to book the spa for yourself a full hour. Serve yourself in the bar and simply Get inspired by the Italian design hôtel, perfect getaway even if you leave in Paris !
Great Hotel in terms of its cleanliness room size room facilities and helpfulness from the friendly staff. It's in a good position close to the metro and about 20 minutes walk from the Seine.Good bistros around the corner.