Hotel Stendhal Place Vendôme Paris MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- Beautifully renovated in 2013, this is opulence on an intimate scale
- Steeped in literary history, this 18th-century building was once home to celebrated French writer Stendhal
- Bathtubs and tea- and coffeemaking facilities in all rooms
- Prompt service from welcoming staff
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $2 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Prime Parisian location between the Place Vendome, the Opera and the Grands Magasins (Galeries Lafayette and Printemps)
- There's no restaurant, but breakfast is served daily and there's a cozy lounge bar
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
On a quiet side street in what was once the beating heart of literary Paris, this cozy 20-room hotel is named for the celebrated French writer Stendhal, who lived in the building in the 19th century. The property underwent a full renovation in 2013 and now blends classic good looks with contemporary comforts. A petite lobby gives way to an intimate bar with deep, comfy chairs and a fireplace, and the guestrooms are decorated in tones of cream, black and beige, with striking chinoiserie headboards.
Bed & Bath
The air-conditioned rooms have fabulously comfy beds with crisp white linens and deep mattress toppers. The decor is both plush (velvet cushions, glossy wallpaper, framed prints) and practical (bedside light switches, reading lamps). Despite their size (Classic Room are just 215 square feet), all rooms feature a work desk and chair, ample closet space and tea- and coffeemaking facilities, and the bathrooms come with bathtubs and showers, and C.O. Bigelow amenities. For dramatic digs, request the room named after Stendhal’s most famous novel, Le Rouge et le Noir: It’s decked out entirely in black and red.
In the basement, the arched stone ceiling creates a cozy breakfast room with a range of self-service options, from cereals to Parisian pastries, cold cuts and fruit salads. The lobby is small but welcoming and leads through to a tranquil bar, where you can peruse a wide selection of newspapers and magazines, or a novel written by the hotel’s namesake, by the fireplace.
In the Area
You can’t beat the location in central Paris; the area was once home to such writers as La Fontaine and Racine. Many of the major tourist sights are with walking distance, including the Louvre, the Orangerie Museum in the Tuileries Gardens (home to Monet’s famous series of Impressionist waterlilies), and the Jeu de Paume Museum, which hosts exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The nearby 19th-century Paris Opera House has a wonderful program of both opera and ballet. At the foot of the opera house is the legendary Belle Epoque Café de la Paix, where you can enjoy a cappuccino on the terrace or seafood from the oyster bar. Shoppers will appreciate the hotel’s proximity to the Grands Magasins, Paris’s sumptuous department stores, including Galeries Lafayettes and Printemps.
How to Get There
We found the Hotel Stendhal Place Vendome Paris - MGallery Collection a very good hotel for location and service. All staff were excellent and very pleasant to talk to.
Breakfast is not worth the E$22 each but not a drama because there are so many cafe's nearby to eat at, E$10 each will get you coffee orange juice and bagette, so we ate in hotel once and different cafes other times. I recommend this hotel for any stay in Paris.
This hotel is located in the fashion district, very close to the Vendome. I am not into fashion, but the location is close to the Louvre, Tuileries, and the Metro connections connection at the Concorde and other areas. It is a pleasant 30 minute walk to Notre Dame and Sante Chapelle. There is a bakery very close and lots of restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk and a self service laundry facility in the same area. The hotel is not fancy, but it was clean and our twin bed room was quiet. Because it is small, one person handles roles of reception, concierge, etc. Staff were friendly and helpful in making dinner reservations and recommendations.
So this is a lovely little boutique hotel the staff is very nice the deluxe room is very large . but just as other reviewers have stated the air conditioning is not adequate it's not that there's not a coolness it's that on maximum fan there's no circulation.
I would strongly suggest that if you like air conditioning and well circulated air that you not stay in this hotel any time that you think it might be warm or humid . They admitted that there was nothing they could do and it was the same in every room so I'm actually leaving tonight so early and going to another hotel it's really too bad because it's a very lovely hotel and the other hotels just 10 Doors Down but it's not worth it to be perspiring in the room at $400 a night period unless they invest in new blowers to attach to the existing units they will continue to have this problem.
Stayed here for two nights, a lovely boutique hotel. A warm welcome at the desk on arrival, and a really nice room on the second floor. The room was a little dark but with a very comfortable bed and a bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and shower. Loved the Clarins products too. There’s a small square (Marché St Honoré) just a 2 min walk from the hotel packed with restaurants, bars and even a supermarket. Place Vendôme is 5 mins away too. We will definitely come back.
We stayed there for three nights in a deluxe room. The room was comfortable, but a little dark. It was very quiet. The bathroom was a little small, but well equipped. Very nice service at the front desk. Good breakfast in the small room in the basement.