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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Well, Hotel Stendhal Place Vendome Paris was a pleasant surprise. Having also been a guest at Le Scribe, I have decided that on my next visit to Paris I will be booking into Hotel Stendhal. It is nicely located for innovative dining and wine bars as well as shopping whether it be window or actual! The hotel service is attentive and personal. Thanks to the Team.
Fabulous boutique hotel. Clean large rooms with plush bedding. Great location . Walking distances to the D'Orsay Musee, Bato Bus, Tuliery Gardens, and the Champs.
The staff was pleasant and helpful. They also held our luggage until check in.
The third time I have stayed in this delightful hotel (being a small boutique hotel it is necessary to book well in advance and I was very fortunate this time to get a booking)
As in my previous stays the room was most comfortable and the staff first rate (especially Michael) - welcoming and most efficient, very happy to do all they can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
The location is superb - ideal for me as I was there to attend an exhibition at the Louvre. I arrived by Eurostar in to the Gare du Nord and rather than queue for a taxi it is so easy to catch a No.45 bus directly outside the station and alight at the Capucines Caumartin bus stop and it is just a few minutes walk to the hotel.
I look forward to my next stay at the Hotel Stendhal!