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
Stayed at this hotel about 2 weeks ago for 2 nights. Great location, clean rooms, comfy bed, overall attractive common areas and most importantly extremely pleasant and helpful staff! Adrien and Claudia (I believe that was her name) made my visit special. Also, the spa area is very nice and a good spot for a massage after a long day of travel....they made the arrangements and the massage therapist was a pro. I strongly recommend this hotel!
I booked the weekend for a Birthday trip and was not disappointed. The hotel was easy to find and we were welcomed by the very helpful staff who gave us great recommendations for places to go on our trip and some excellent vegetarian restaurant recommendations. The reason I chose this hotel was for the decor and it did not disappoint. It is stunning! The garden courtyard is s gorgeous place to sit with a coffee and relax. The bathroom was gorgeous And for a peaceful nights sleep, the double windows kept out city noise
We just completed a five day at the Hotel Saint Marc. From the moment we arrived the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and went above and beyond in making recommendations for restaurants and sights to see. The breakfast was good quality with adequate variety. We had a deluxe room which was spacious and well appointed. The only suggestion I would have is to improve the lighting in the bathroom and closet area as both were somewhat dark even with all the lights on. Unfortunately it was too cold to se the courtyard while we were there, but it would have been a lovely place to have breakfast or a late day drink away from the frantic pace of Paris. The hotel is well located within a 15 minute walk of the Louvre and Seine.
We stayed at the Saint-Marc on 2 separate days and enjoyed every minute. It is a surprisingly peaceful place within a 15 minute walk from the Louvre. Loved the breakfast, the very cute "honesty bar," the garden, and the cake and fruit they provide all day. The front desk staff was very polite and helpful and somehow tolerated our French when we told them we were learning. Highly recommend this place
This is my third time at the Hotel Saint Marc. Each of them, the hotel staff has exceeded itself to make our stay the best possible. In addition to its excellent location, beautiful rooms and delight ambience, their attention is focused on detail for every client. It is always very pleasant to come back and consider it our house in Paris.