Madison Hôtel by MH
What We Love
- The room décor, which blends traditional French design with jaunty pops of color, stripes and modern floral accents
- The breakfast buffet (and continental breakfast via room service), served until 11 a.m. and perfect for a languid start to a busy day in the French capital
- The selection of Bordeaux wines served in the stylized hotel bar
What To Know
- Albert Camus completed his novel L’Etranger here
- The location in desirable Saint Germain means that some rooms are rather petite
- The hotel is across the street from the famed cafe Les Deux Magots, frequented by the likes of Picasso, Sartre and Joyce
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Built in 1925, the 52-room Madison Hotel overlooks the handsome Saint Germain church tower and its courtyard, flanked by Les Deux Magots cafe. After a total refurbishment in 2011, the hotel gained a new sophistication and earned its fourth star. Guestrooms are thoughtfully designed with cheerful textiles and throw pillows, while the lobby breakfast room offers a wood-burning fireplace and an extensive breakfast buffet.
In the Area
Saint-Germain-des-Pres, located on the Left Bank, was once a hotbed for Parisian existentialists and intellectuals. It has retained its village charms while becoming known for swanky boutiques, wine bars and galleries. The hotel is a short walk from the 18th-century St. Sulpice church, the Gardens of Luxembourg and the Laduree and Pierre Herme patisseries. Of course, it’s proximity to cafe Les Deux Magots will have you playing artist right up the street.
How to Get There
Stayed for 5 nights October 30th to November 4th, on a short get away with my wife. I always stay at Madison on visits to Paris. Extremely well located, great restaurants and shopping close by. The staff very welcoming and friendly, helped us with taxi and tour reservations. Umbrellas when it rained, super place will keep on staying there. Thanks to everyone at Madison for making the stay always so pleasant
Madame and I spent four nights at the Madison in October, 2019, and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The location is a real attraction -- on a busy section of Bd. St-Germain, but set back from the street just a little, and a few steps away from Marche St-Germain, St-Sulpice, and all the great little restaurants there and in rue Princesse and rue Guisarde. Just across Bd. St-Germain are the great cafes -- notably, Cafe de Flor -- and all the activity in and around rue Buci.
The hotel itself is quietly comfortable, and polished in an understated way. Our room was large and pleasant; the breakfast is really excellent, and the staff is helpful in all sorts of ways. It's a great base from which to explore the Left Bank.
The Madison is not inexpensive; whether we'll return probably depends on our financial situation more than anything else. But we decided to push the boat out on this visit to Paris, and the Madison fit right in with that strategy. If you've got the dosh, and if you don't mind being around a clientele some of whom want you to know that they DO have it to spend, the Madison comes highly recommended...
We have stayed many times and each year we visit we understand why. Simply the best - accommodations, the staff, it’s Paris at its best. We can’t imagine staying anywhere in Paris. A home away from home.