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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My company has a corporate rate here so I booked a room and checked in only to find that it is the size of a broom closet, with a view of a fire escape and a wall. This is very claustrophobic. I asked to change rooms and was told this was not possible, despite them not being at full occupancy. They had an opportunity to grow customer loyalty (many places I stay even offer upgrades to their regular corporate guests) but instead I just had rude front desk staff after a long flight. Totally unacceptable product for a so-called 4 star hotel. Photos of my room with a view attached.
I’ve been staying at this hotel regularly for the past 5 years and the quality has been constantly good. It’s relatively small but the rooms are spacious enough, some with their own little terrace overlooking the historic apartments nearby. The bathrooms are neat and very clean, beds comfortable (ie not rock hard), linen fresh and good quality, with bar fridge, coffee/tea facilities TV, hairdryer etc. Sounds a bit basic but in my experience not all boutique hotels have these basics!
Breakfast is buffet with plenty of choice in cereals, fruit, juices, cold cuts of meat, cheese, eggs etc plus lovely fresh baguettes, pastries and cakes. As usual though the downside is the coffee. Not a Parisian strength I’m afraid. Save yourself for a decent coffee elsewhere.
Best part of the hotel is the location. It’s a short walk to the Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro, the river front and various metro stations to get you anywhere else in the city. It’s in a very smart part of the city so lovely shops, cafes and restaurants.
Staff are very friendly and professional. Good value for a well located, well serviced hotel.
Located in Trocadero area, the hotel is provided with clean, spacious and comfortable rooms. Some of them with a nice balcony overheading Paris. Nice staff and cozy restaurant. Breakfast variety could be improved, though you can be served with one of the best coffee I ever had in Paris.