The Marais district is one of the oldest in Paris. Parisian nobility has once settled there and left beautiful buildings. If the elegance of the district charms, it’s also because there are many private mansions, churches and great museums.
Here’s our selection of the 7 best hotels in the mythical district of Paris that is the Marais.
1) Le Pavillon de la Reine****
28, place des Vosges, 75003 Paris
Why don’t you stay in one of the gems of the Marais? Le Pavillon de la Reine will welcome you in unmatched luxury.
Located across from one of the oldest squares in Paris, the Place des Vosges, the building has a well-established reputation.
The rooms are sophisticated and each one has a different decoration while still maintaining the elegance with traditional furniture.
The suites are even more charming, especially the Suite de la Reine (literally translated “the Queen’s suite”) with its custom furniture or its 17th-century floors, tokens of the French refinement!
Many services are offered just like the hotel’s renown implies: a 250m² spa with hammam and a hot tub, a relaxation area with a fireplace and a library to relax by the fireside.
iPads and iPods are at your disposal in your room to enjoy the free Wi-Fi and feel at home!
The little extra? The hotel terrace is reserved for the clients. Breakfast can be served there so you can enjoy the wonderful setting
We like: Its charm and elegant setting
We love: Its terrace and garden, which are great for relaxation
Price: Starts at 311€ a night (prices are likely to change according to the seasons).
2) Hôtel Saint Louis en l’Isle***
75 Rue Saint-Louis en L’ile, 75004 Paris
This hotel is located on the Île Saint-Louis, full of history since it was already inhabited in the Middle Ages. You can take great strolls in the charming streets.
The building is remarkable. Indeed, it is typically Parisian with its stones and exposed beams and a nice architecture.
The 20 hotel rooms are as elegant as the building. Decorated with warm tones, they offer the essentials: free Wi-Fi, an iPad at your disposal for free, a courtesy tray or even an iPod docking station.
The breakfast is a buffet served in the cellar of the Hotel Saint-Louis, a charming place which bring you into the Parisian life.
Ideally located, the hotel is close to a few monuments such as the cathedral of Notre-Dame.
You can also visit the Institut du monde Arabe which has a lot of exhibitions.
We like: Its shuttles going from the airport to the hotel or the other way around (paid service)
We love: Its closeness to Notre-Dame (5min by foot)
Price: Starts at 205€ a night (prices are likely to change according to the seasons).
3) Hôtel de Neuve by Happyculture***
14, rue Neuve Saint Pierre, 75004 Paris
This boutique hotel is like the Marais district: elegant and sophisticated.
Located 300 meters away from Place des Vosges, you will also be close to many shops, bars and restaurants.
The staff makes a point of honour to satisfy their clients. You’ll find a friendly and attentive team who will make you feel comfortable in their establishment.
The rooms are very elegant. We can see that work has been done with modern colours which give the rooms a sophisticated feel, so you can be comfortable.
All the rooms are soundproofed and have a flat-screen TV as well as free Wi-Fi.
Once you get your key, you’ll be able to go into any Happyculture hotels during your stay: restaurants, Wi-Fi and other services.
We like: Its sophisticated decoration
We love: The comfort and calm of the hotel
Price: Starts at 86€ a night (prices are likely to change according to the seasons).
4) Hôtel de Nice***
42 bis, rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris
Your night at the Hôtel de Nice will take place in an authentic 19th-century building!
The latter gives a refined setting with its period furniture and its old engravings of Paris. You will fall under its spell.
The decoration of the rooms matches the hotel which means it is very elegant. You’ll find a different decoration for each room, as the colours and furniture are all different. The paintings on the walls of the rooms make an already really chic setting more beautiful.
In the rooms, you have free Wi-Fi, double-paned windows for optimal comfort, a TV and a beautiful bathroom.
We like: Its location near Opéra Bastille, Notre-Dame and the Louvre
We love: Its warm and sophisticated atmosphere
Price: Starts at 79€ a night (prices are likely to change according to the seasons).
5) Hôtel Ecole Centrale Paris***
3, rue Bailly, 75003 Paris
This charming hotel will welcome you in a typically Parisian building of the 17th century.
Located a few minutes away from the Centre Pompidou, the hotel offers simple but very comfortable rooms to make your stay unforgettable!
You will have free Wi-Fi and, if you want to work, the hotel lends you a computer for free. It also has a workspace, where you’ll find printers, copy machines and scanner.
The rooms also have the essentials: a bathroom with a bathtub, hairdryer, heated towel rack and a flat-screen TV. The exposed beams add to the unquestionable charm of your room.
The Deluxe rooms will catch your eyes with their jacuzzi bathtub, dressing table in the living room, wooden floors and, for some of them, a starry ceiling so you can sleep under the stars!
The breakfast buffet is charged and will cost you 12€.
We like: The shops and restaurants nearby
We love: Its unique charm and its comfort
Price: Starts at 76€ a night (prices are likely to change according to the seasons).
6) Ibis Paris Bastille Opera***
15, rue Bréguet, 75011 Paris
A few streets away from Place des Vosges, you will like this Ibis hotel.
It offers simple but modern rooms which have a double bed, free Wi-Fi, a desk, a flat-screen TV and a beautiful bathroom.
In a desire to protect the environment, you’ll find a terrace with vegetation and a vegetable garden. You’ll find the harvested products on the menu in the hotel restaurant, “Le Génie sous les Étoiles”. This “bistronomie” restaurant offers a cuisine with fresh products.
The hotel bar “Le Génie”, offers cocktails made with the harvested products too.
You can have a nice breakfast for 13€.
We like: Its price-quality ratio
We love: The brunch on the terrace
Price: Starts at 63€ a night (prices are likely to change according to the seasons).
7) Le Relais du Marais***
76, rue de Turbigo, 75003 Paris
The Relais du Marais is located in a nice area.
One of the strong points is its staff. Indeed, the team makes a point of honour to satisfy its clients’ needs. Very attentive, they have a good reputation.
This need to please is present in the living room, where you can find a nice fireplace and a warm – like the staff – room.
Besides being multilingual, the team welcomes you 24/7.
The rooms are simple but elegant. Work has been done to play with materials and the decoration of the room.
Each room has free Wi-Fi, a TV, a desk and a nice bathroom with a walk-in shower.
We like: Its modern decoration
We love: Its relaxing comfort and atmosphere
Price: Starts at 60€ a night (prices are likely to change according to the seasons).
Mona knows Paris like the back of her hand. Its bars, its restaurants and above all, its hotels, whether you want to sleep, eat, party or just take a walk in Paris, Mona knows them (nearly) all. Follow her lead, she will gladly give you all her good tips!