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
Fantastic area, fantastic view - the perfect boutique oasis in Paris and jumping off point for exploring the beautiful city. We stayed in room 56 (Privilege Room City View) and would recommend it 100 times over. It was the wonderfully unique blend of classic French comfort and modernity.
I enjoyed tremendously my stay at the Madison. The staff was unfailingly friendly and helpful and the accommodations excellent. The breakfast offered was excellent. I would recommend the hotel highly.
Booked this hotel as website looked great and good reviews online. Location good. However paid for a Priviledge Room which supposedly has “courtyard views”, well the French need a lesson on what constitutes a courtyard. Interior dirty brick walls with air con units, ladder, and hose reels don’t really make your courtyard view pleasant. Brought this up with reception at check in and they couldn’t have been less helpful. Don’t get ripped off and book these rooms. Also we asked for small jug of fresh milk for tea in our room and they wanted to charge 4 euro. Never have we been asked to pay for milk in any other European or hotel at home. This hotel does not go to any effort for its guests nor listen to their concerns. Poor service all round.
I booked a junior suite at this hotel for 3 nights for myself, wife and daughter (17) with Hotels.com and prepaid.
When we checked in, the hotel manager told me there is an increate in my rate of 70 euro per night, even though I had prepaid to get a better deal.
We were not offer any help with our luggage (4 bags). The bell boy just stand there talking to the manager while we were struggling to get into the super small elevator with all the luggages.
The room (called junior suite) was the size of a walking closet. We could not even open our luggage. We had to put our bags each day on top of the bed to open them and get some clothes out. No usable closets.
The TV was set on a stand, so low that we could not see it while laying in bed.
The TV power was connected to the room light switch, so we had to keep the light on in order to watch TV.
The bathroom was also very small with no room for makeup, creams, etc.. we had to leave everything inside our luggage.
They charge 25 euro per person for a continental breakfast, with no much selection.
Overall it was not a good experience. I would not recommend this hotel.
There are so many better options in Paris.
This is the second time we've stayed at this hotel because of its location and Deluxe room, a very good size and downright large by Parisian standards. We like the left bank location because of the lively streets and interesting galleries and shops and very good nearby restaurants. The Deluxe room is about 30 sq. meters with an excellent bed, two closets and a view of the church. The service at the hotel is very good and the breakfast choice is varied and fresh although there is no made to order hot food.