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
Our stay at the Hotel Saint Marc was delightful. The room was great, especially the bathroom. Vincent was a wonderful host to us and seemed to be on duty 24-7. His advice and suggestions were extremely helpful and he was very gracious. The property is very quiet and well-situated.
What a wonderful find! This place is so fantastic. I am writing this mid-stay - we are only here for two nights but it's been so good I just had to post a review. We are staying in the HOTTEST weather Paris has ever had - 42 degrees - but the stay couldn't be more enjoyable....especially since this is my first stay in Paris. To set the scene - we arrived last night and parked in One Park - which is literally round the corner. If you are driving here, just be warned, that One Park is quite hard to find - it's literally a hidden drive in door. But the good news is that it's super close to Hotel Saing Marc. From before we arrived here, the service has been superb, lots of emails with recommendations and we have been lucky enough to stay whilst there has been some movie filming opposite, We are with our six year old - there is a massive toy shop around the corner and plenty of lovely bistros nearby. We particularly recommend Vaudville - over 100 years old and very classic French food, great for kids too! and Depot Legal! We are with our 6-year old son and the hotel has been soooo good with him! We booked a suite and they have added a cute single bed which my son loves. There is a lovely garden terrace which we have been using at lunchtimes and the evenings - we had a beautiful rose wine there last night before we went to dinner - whilst our son played and ate fruit. They love children and have made loads of suggestions of things to do - which have all been perfect! Hotel Saint Marc is in the perfect location, the metro is just round the corner. And the pool is wonderful too! You can even book it privately if you're a guest so you have the hamman/sauna/and pool to yourselves, After a long drive to get here I can't tell you how good that felt to laze in the pool for an hour to ourselves. So if you're mulling over a place to book for Paris, look no further, just book this place. The people who work here are amazingly friendly and we'd definitely come back here!! Thank you for our stay!!
We stayed at Hotel Saint-Marc at the end of our two week European vacation. By far they had the most outstanding customer service out of any of the hotels we stayed while abroad. The front desk staff gave us recommendations and assisted us in any way we needed. The room was wonderful with a comfortable bed and spacious bathroom. We enjoyed the breakfast each morning and the quiet private courtyard to relax after a busy day exploring the city. A gem of a hotel in Paris!