What We Love
- Art Deco building with contemporary guestrooms in shades of purple
- Many rooms feature a large balcony overlooking the Paris rooftops
- The atmospheric bar serves cocktails and modern French bites
- In-room perks include custom-made Maison FL toiletries; some come with Nespresso machines
What To Know
- A 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower
- Free WiFi
- The super-friendly staff offers top local tips
- A city tax of approximately $3 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
On a hill in the elegant 16th Arrondissement, the Maison FL blends old-school Parisian glamour with modern flair. Housed in an Art Deco building, the focal point is an ornate 1950s (fully functional) elevator, and the sultry low-lighting and dark wood furniture in the bar evoke a 1930s jazz club. The glass-fronted lobby keeps things sleek and contemporary with a curved brass reception desk and an abstract world map.
Bed and Bath
The sophisticated guestrooms are decked out with smooth wood paneling, floor-to-ceiling windows and purple feature walls, plus luxe fixtures such as brass reading lamps and oversize backlit circular mirrors. The Deluxe Rooms and Suites come with Nespresso machine and sundeck-style balconies that overlook the surrounding rooftops; some are big enough for lounge chairs. The statement bathrooms feature white and gold mosaic tiles and gorgeous custom-made Maison FL toiletries. Raid the minibar for a good range of French wines.
In the atmospheric bar and restaurant, classic cocktails and champagne complement a menu of modern French bites (foie gras and blue cheese mini-burgers, croque Parisian, macarons), and breakfast is served daily in the dining room or in the petite interior courtyard. Paris-based wellness company Relax-Massage provides a range of on-site services, including massages, yoga classes and beauty treatments.
In the Area
The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and the banks of the Seine. You’re also within walking distance of the Trocadero and the Palais de Chaillot. To dine like a true Parisian head to the nearby Poincaré Bistro (a 15-minute stroll) and tuck into steak tartare and orange-infused duck breast. The Maison FL is close to the Passy metro station, which connects you to major attractions across the city, including the Louvre and Notre Dame.
How to Get There
The junior triple room (two beds and fold-out couch) at Maison FL worked perfectly for me and two teenage kids during a four-night stay in July. The A/C is cold (not all places have A/C in Paris) and the bathroom is first-class. The staff were all very nice and all speak English better than I can speak French. The neighborhood is fairly quiet at night, as this part of town is away from the large tourist hotels. The Passy metro station is about 100 yards away, and there are nearby Franprix (convenience store), boulangerie (bakery), brasserie (bar), etc. We did not purchase the hotel breakfast, and just picked up a "pain chocolat" or "eclair" from the boulangerie for breakfast.
As expected, the sofa bed is not as comfortable as the real beds, but after long days in Paris my kid did not complain. The only inconvenience inside the room is that when you turn off the light at the entry all the electrical outlets shut off too, so we had to sleep with that light on in order to charge our cell phones overnight. I don't know if it's common to all hotels in Paris or just this one, but you have to get your room access card updated once each day at the front desk.
We had a wonderful tine at the Hitel Maison FL. They are very responsive to their guests needs and anticipate your wishes even before you are aware of them. This was one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at. Family friendly!
My husband and l stayed in the hotel for our first wedding anniversary.
The hotel staff was very welcoming, kind and accomodating. As soon as we stepped in we were greeted by the friendly and proffesional staff at reception. From the first moment everything went perfectly. I had planned this stay as a suprise for my husband. The room was beautifully set with rose petals and a really lovely small producer blanc de noir champagne. Everything was as I had hoped. My husband mentioned that the macarons where the best he ever had. After a disasterous dinner at a highly recommended restaurant the hotel saved the next day with the suprise of breakfast in bed. Everything was wonderful and what made it extra special was the friendly staff that helped to make this get away weekend as amazing as it was. Thank you Mason FL, we will be back. ♥️
Booked a short stay as our base for a long weekend in Paris...and this lovely hotel proved an excellent choice. Located a short walk from Trocadero with all sites and facilities easily accessible. The reception staff were cheerful and happy to help both before our arrival and during our stay. Our 6th floor room was clean and well equipped with a view of Parisian rooftops from the French doors onto our (admittedly tiny) balcony. The bed and bed linen were so comfortable we wanted to take it all home! And crucially in the mid 30 degree temperatures during our stay the air conditioning was efficiently cooling!
Details: family travel with wife and 3 kids (8,10,12). Really struggled with choosing hotel, but this is one of the few that advertised connecting rooms. Large international chains were ridiculously expensive. Reserved family suite which is two larger rooms that had king size bed with sleeper sofa.
-Rooms: modern decor, clean and good condition, large size for European city hotel, free water and coffee (similar to Nespresso) daily, good bathroom amenities
-"Handy" smartphone: worked better than portable WIFI I rented (Tep Wireless) though both were 4G. Google map and various recommendations worked well. This was one factor that made the stay worthwhile. I did not see this advertised by any of the 20-30 other hotels I researched.
-Great, friendly, and responsive service from all that we've met
-8-10 minute walk to Eiffel Tower which also means access to train, metro, and boat on Seine. There's a separate metro line station that's 5 minutes away.
-Coin operated laundromat nearby, plenty of good restaurants including Japanese, Korean, and Italian. A couple of supermarkets and grocery stores also nearby. Couple of ATM machines of major banks on same street corner.
-Seems more local than tourist area, but that's just my take.
-Requested high floors based on comments about noise, but was only able to get 3rd floor (out of 8; we were on floor 2 with 0 being ground). My wife has very sensitive hearing while I do not. Street noise in general is expected for city, but there was one night where kids jumping on beds upstairs woke my wife up but also woke me up the next night. My wife heard conversations next door one night but I did not. She wore ear plugs the next 2 nights and slept well. I would say that overall it's probably typical for small metropolitan hotels. If you're not used to city travel just bring ear plugs.
-Very small TV but we never watched it
-Common areas (hallways, elevators) appear to need updating, seem older and much more worn than rooms.
-Besides Eiffel Tower, everything else requires some commute. Paris metro is not very good, train (RER) a little nicer but limited lines, traffic can be tough like any major city, we didn't try the bus. If you're planning on spending most of your time in 1, 4, 5, 6, 8 ARR (Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame, etc), be prepared to commute.
-Hotel entrance is right on a small street, so access is a bit awkward. No ramps for luggage pull or wheelchair. Good amount of traffic at times, but never felt dangerous. Narrow sidewalk, but then again, this is an old city.
-No fitness center
-With narrow streets, tinted windows would've been better since the building across the street seem so close.
Others: breakfast was typical continental. 3 hot items include boil your own eggs, scrambled eggs (watery, not sure if that's local preference?), and plain crepes. Besides scrambled eggs everything was fine. Hardly ever saw anyone there for other meals.
Final word: seems more of a business hotel to me, but the family suite option was really nice. Can't say that higher floors would've been a better experience, but lower floors definite had noise issues. Overall though a well-run hotel with good staff.