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
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
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Intimate 20-room hotel in the former residence of French author Stendhal, a short walk from the Opera and the Tuileries
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.
Hotel Stendhal Place Vendôme Paris MGallery by Sofitel
22 Rue Danielle Casanova
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Mercure Stendhal Place Vendome are:Paris (ORY-Orly) - 15.3 km / 9.5 miParis (CDG-Charles de Gaulle) - 21.5 km / 13.4 miThe preferred airport for Mercure Stendhal Place Vendome is Paris (CDG-Charles de Gaulle). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.