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“Great choice for my first trip to Paris.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux

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Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   43 avenue Bugeaud, 75116 Paris, France   |  
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Ranked #5 of 1,788 Hotels in Paris
Pryor, Oklahoma
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great choice for my first trip to Paris.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

This hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood, not far from the city center. I booked this small hotel through Small Luxury Hotels of the world, and was kindly given a very nice upgrade to a large room on the top floor. My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary, which I let them know when I made the reservation, and they said "Happy Anniversary" upon check-in....The Saint James was undergoing some renovations while we where there, which gave a new modern vibe to the elegant 100 year old Chateau-style hotel. They have new furniture in the entry and dinning room, bold red and black design with a turn of the century style mixed with a edge....Loved the Library Bar which was receiving new carpet the day we arrived but was up and running by the next day. Breakfast was served outside on the restaurant terrace who's only fault was you could not see out of . You are in a tent while eating, they should open up a few walls to view a garden. The entrance to the hotel is grand behind walls, makes you feel like you have a special place to come home to after a long day...and the staff treats you the same way. Very nice, I would stay here again...

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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YvesMonnin, Directeur général at Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux, responded to this review, December 6, 2010
Dear Madam, dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your kind review of the Saint James Paris and for your understanding during the redecoration process of our library-bar and main restaurant. We hope to welcome you back soon in order for you to fully enjoy our redecorated areas.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

I, my husband and two other couples stayed here last week and amongst us we had very different opinions on the St. James. We very much liked our room - large suite, great bathroom, floor to ceiling windows, comfortable bed but not much in the way of decor - could definitely use updating. The other two couples hated their rooms - they had rooms with stairs going up to their bedrooms and found the decor to be slightly above a cheap motel. One couple was able to move to another room which they liked better. I honestly didn't think it was that bad but again certainly not beautiful. The lobby and another common area were being renovated and covered in drop cloths, ladders and construction equipment. We were never told about this project in advance
On the positive side - the bar is fantastic - in an old library and just wonderful. Be aware that the minibar prices are about half of those in the bar but, of course, you don't get the extremely nice bartenders (Bruno) and the nice little snacks. The dining rooms were set up outside under tents and had a zen vibe. We only ate breakfast there and it was quite lovely. One other note - this hotel has the fastest room service we have ever experienced.
The best part of our stay was the staff. Christian,the concierge, and the entire desk could not have been more helpful with all aspects of our trip. The hotel is a little jewel - beautiful grounds and I think I would recommend it knowing that there is refurbishment to come.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YvesMonnin, Directeur général at Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux, responded to this review, December 6, 2010
Dear Madam,
Thank you very much for your extensive and honest review of the Saint James Paris. All common areas have now been redecorated as well as many bedrooms. As all rooms are different, we encourage our clients to let us know if they do not like one and wish to change. After a few stays, most clients pick up “their” room, making the Saint James their home away from home. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your friends back and trust you will like the new atmosphere as much as you enjoyed the service during your previous stay.
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Woodside, California
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

Paris is busy but the St. James Club is a haven for your soul. Nothing beats returning to this “gem” after a busy day in Paris. If there is something more you need to love Paris the St. James Club might be just the ticket. Staying here is like being a member of a very small and discreet club-as the name implies. Not a place to be people watching because most everyone here are busy and doing their own thing but if you just want to have a safe and peaceful place to call home in Paris—this is it!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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YvesMonnin, Directeur général at Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux, responded to this review, December 6, 2010
Dear Madam, dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your very kind review. We are continuously working on providing our guests with a discreet yet caring service to help them feel as secure and as comfortable as in their home. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Long Island
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

I only stay in world class hotels. This was one of the best I have ever experienced.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

We stayed here on the advice of friends who had previously stayed with their two young children. Thank goodness we took her advice. Beautiful old chateau, tastefully restored & maintained, with impeccable attention to service and impressive sized suites. Food was excellent, which cd be taken in room, in the restaurant or out in the summer marquee.Nothing was a problem for our concierge who went to great lengths to help us with complex train travel after our stay. Gorgeous little stores & restaurants/boulangerie within walking distance of the hotel, and there is a st james smart car avail to hire for those wanting to venture further away. Would be hard pressed to find something equivalent in quality and service for the price in Paris.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

A wonderful hotel with a fantastic staff. They were a great help with maps, directions, reservations, etc. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2010

I stayed at this beautiful small hotel for eight days after what had been a tough year of personal loss and unrest. It was just what I needed, being a serene haven in this most beautiful part of Paris. I was given a lovely 2 level 'traditional' room at first (202 I think) which was huge, with one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in. I relaxed in the downstairs living room most evenings. When my cousin arrived, we were upgraded to yet another beautiful room on the 5th floor - heaven! We had a bathroom each and plenty of room to stretch out. We recounted the adventures of the day in the wonderful 'bar in the library,' This is not a cheap hotel but why should it be? The staff were simply wonderful and could not do enough for us - nothing was too much effort. I plan to return again and again to this gorgeous hotel.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 43 avenue Bugeaud, 75116 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#4 Spa Hotel in Paris
#5 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#15 Business Hotel in Paris
#22 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few steps from the Champs-Elysées, the Saint James Paris is a 100-year old château surrounded by its own private garden, offering a unique experience of grandeur and intimacy, classicism and extravagance. Each of the 48 spacious suites and rooms exudes its own atmosphere. This eccentric family home also offers a mythical library-bar, a restaurant with Chef Virginie Basselot, a one-of-its-kind terrace in the garden, and a spa in partnership with Guerlain offering treatment rooms, steam-rooms and fitness. A member of Relais & Châteaux. ... more   less 
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