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
- Handicap Accessible
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
I love this hotel because I can book the spa only for you and your partner for an entire hour. Location is fantastic. Staff is really good. Just I didn't like to be told that the room was fully paid at my arrival and then to be told in the following morning that was a mistake, normally when you provide wrong information you give a free breakfast to compensate the error (which is not cheap btw 24 euro each per person per day), but no nice gesture was received. Customer may still improve. For rest highly recommended.
This was my first stay and the st Marc was happy with the service which was great and the ambiance of the hotel is cool and the decor of the mustard room I stayed in was great.
Thank you to the staff for a happy stay.
This hotel was very nice. A little off the beaten path but on a very quiet street. Still close to the bus stops and subway. Lobby of hotel was very nice, staff were wonderful, room was very clean and comfortable, bathroom was nicely decorated, and good space. The price was really quite good for the quality of the hotel. They also had a nice outdoor seating area for eating or just relaxing.