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La Maison Favart
Ranked #26 of 1,801 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Colorado Springs, CO
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Enjoyed our stay.”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

My wife and I selected La Maison Favart in part due to the rave reviews. Here’s our take:

LOCATION: The Hotel is placed conveniently less than 100m from the Richelieu – Drouot metro station, five minutes from the Palais Garnier (Opera de Paris) and approximately 10-15 minutes from the Louvre. Rue Marivaux is bordered by one way streets, making it difficult for some cab drivers to arrive on time, so factor in a few extra minutes when ordering. My wife and I would often return after 10pm—be advised a large homeless population resides around the hotel area and thus the surroundings seem a bit seedy in the evening. (I realize vagabonds are throughout Paris, but walking the streets elsewhere compared to near the hotel I noticed more in our area). In fact, one homeless man started shouting in French at my wife—I sloughed him off as a drunkard. Needless to say, one doesn’t expect homeless jeers close to a premium hotel.

ROOM: My wife is very picky when it comes to cleanliness—this room was clean! Small by American standards but appropriately sized for Europe. There is a flat screen TV with channels in multiple languages, a radio, minibar & hairdryer. Additionally, the room offers robes/slippers, and a coffee maker. If you want an iron/ironing board you’ll have to ask. Blackout curtains were great, but there was a pronounced gap at the top of the curtains which allows a lot of light in—not a problem if you want to get up early and maximize your Paris time. Shower/bathtub drains are audible from floors above. Street noise is low/none which is a great find in Europe. Shower water pressure was superb with a massive rain shower head. Fixtures were modern and clean.

INTERNET: Complimentary wi-fi, but you will need a slip for each device you intend to connect. There is a single computer in the lobby. The keyboard is not qwerty—it is a French keyboard which will take some hunting/pecking. Shift for period—“q” is where “a” is on the home keys. Printing goes to a machine in the hotel staff office, so you must ask for your documents. Connections don’t utilize https: by default.

WELLNESS CENTER: I didn’t pack any workout gear, but the small pool/sauna/gym area looked very inviting.

ARRIVAL: Most flights from the United States arrive early. You will get to the hotel before the 3pm check-in time. I recommend you pack a small toiletry bag to freshen up (brush teeth, wash face at hotel) and some good walking shoes to take you around Paris while you wait. Have an idea of where you’d like to go. Also, have your money belt prepared & documents easily available for wear. The Louvre was shutdown for pickpockets during our stay, there are signs everywhere warning against pickpockets and even subway announcements. On our first day, my wife and I went out to Montmartre via the metro and had a wonderful time. We felt secure with our money belts, but the crowds are a pickpocket's dream.

CONSTRUCTION: Reviewer Kim F mentioned construction/jackhammering. This occurred during the first two days of our visit. The workers observed a “loose” 9am start—the first day was 8:53 am, the second 8:40 am. By the end of our visit the construction close to the hotel had stopped, but the sidewalk is still cut up, so I suspect there may be follow-on construction at a later date.

BREAKFAST: Breakfast costs 24 Euro / 15 Euro depending on which you chose. My wife and I purchased breakfast in the room rate, so it was a tremendous value at ~10 Euro pp. The hotel offers the same selection every morning save variations in tarts/cakes. Scrambled egg, bacon, and sausage. Salami, ham, cheese. Coffee made by a machine (not very good). Tea (good). Croissants, rolls, butter, juices (grapefruit, berry, orange) and a few others, tarts—pear/apple, and pies (cheesecake, chocolate). There is an ‘honor bar’ for wine throughout the day/evening although we never utilized this service.

STAFF: Kind & helpful—Boris the concierge should be commended.

THIEF: Who knows. I’d advise you to lock your valuables in the safe. TripAdvisor user CMM650 indicated a charge for champagne which was subsequently removed since they didn’t drink it. On checkout we also had charges for potato chips and minibar items which we never used. All of our personal belongings are accounted for and the hotel did remove the unauthorized charges. It is my personal opinion that someone with access to the rooms is drinking alcoholic beverages and then charging them to unwitting customers. Given the hotel requires a signature for breakfast they should also require a signature for minibar items. This will help verify the charges.

CONCLUSION: The hotel was clean, everything worked, and the staff was wonderful. I believe the hotel’s 4-star ranking as a boutique lodging is warranted. We would not return to the hotel—not because of the hotel per se, but because of the location & surroundings.

Good luck!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Me and my wife had 5 wonderful days in La Maison Favart in mid of February. The hotel met our expectations 100%!!! The staff is very helpful and kind to whatever you need. The room was quite large and really clean. Also they serve a really great breakfast... maybe one of the best i have been served in the hotels i was in.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed here for five nights, and while the room (esp. bathroom) was small we were rarely in it, as the hotel is superbly located and there is so much to do and see. Also rooms are generally small in Paris so expectations need to be managed a little. Metro station is only a few yards, and Opera, Galeries Lafayette and Louvre etc are within walking distance.
The breakfast was great (it was in our room rate) and a special word for the concierges, especially Hakeem who always went out of his way to recommend and help when asked.
We would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cotswolds
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a 2 night weekend at Easter as a treat, from start to finish the staff were very accommodating and eager to please. I found the room we were in was very small but perfectly presented, a quaint little courtyard through a door and a small bathroom that had a shower but no bath.
We didn't eat breakfast here as we like to try as many different eateries as we can cram in to a weekend, from what we saw of it it did look very nice.
In terms of location it was perfect for us, within walking distance of many of the more popular sights and only a very short work to the tube to reach all of the others.
We found everything in Paris was squeezed in to small properties, we ate in some restaurants where you had to move the table to get in and out of your seat so it seems that perhaps the lack of space is the norm.
In summary a lovely place but I have stayed in others that were just as nice but far cheaper. Admittedly they weren't in Paris though!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Binfield, Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Break out of the big chains - boutique hotels like this have much more charm without sacrificing luxury. The decor and style of the whole place is a real inspiration and all rooms teaming with individual character. The relaxation pool is great for kids after a day tripping round the sights.
Breakfast was the only average affair - food is great but room a little cramped - with so many restaurants and cafes within 2 minutes best to eat out.
Metro 1 min away. Walkable to Louvre, Musee d'orsay etc

  • Stayed April 2013
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Kandahar, Afghanistan
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

This hotel was excellent. Excellent value for the money. Beautifully decorated, staff attentive and friendly, close to everything yet off the beaten path so its not so close to busy streets/traffic.

We stayed in Room 27 which over looks the Opera Comique a great view, right on the road. The beds are comfortable and pillows are SOOO awesome. The TV choices are great because it was nice to unwind with a movie in English! The mini bar has just the right snacks.

The rooms in Paris are small, it seems people have an issue with this, but we had none at any of the hotels we have stayed in while in Europe. I guess we just knew what to expect but there was more than enough room for a couple and their 2 suitcases!

Bathrooms are about the size of a half bath with a shower, we were more than accommodated and I (the wife) am a larger girl and had no issues with bumping into things or moving around in both the room and bathroom.

Breakfast was worth the money and delicious, with a decent size selection for options at breakfast.

We stayed one night on our way through Paris to home and we wish we couldve stayed longer.

Definitely a must for those who want Parisian charm in a hotel!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

La Maison Favart is a lovely small hotel in the heart of Paris. This was our first stay, my 18 yr old daughter and I (age 60) were celebrating our birthdays. I looked at a lot of hotel websites before deciding on this one. Although it isn't inexpensive, it was much less than other hotels in the heart of the city. It is small - intimate I would say - our room was not large, but we had twin beds and plenty of space for what we needed; we were not in the room much. Very pretty, good TV, with English channels and films, a nice desk, small closet and good size bathroom with great shower/tub. Nice view of the square (Opera Comique). Would have been very quiet if not for the noise of road construction -no fault of hotel! Complimentary tea, coffee and cake every afternoon, plus in-room tea/coffee. Nice breakfasts, even supplying soy milk on request. Excellent service from all staff, particularly the concierge. Quirky, comfy decor. Tiny spa but absolutely beautiful, perfect attention to detail, lockers, showers, sauna, gorgeous relaxation pool, a few gym machines, each with towel and water. Easy walk to Galleries Lafayette, Louvre, Tuileries and palace, a bit longer to walk to Notre Dame or the Eiffel Tower. We both loved it - my daughter pronounced it "lovely - girly"!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: La Maison Favart
Address: 5, Rue de Marivaux | 2nd Arr, 75002 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Opera / Bourse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Paris
#20 Family Hotel in Paris
#21 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#24 Luxury Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Maison Favart 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Maison Favart will open on the 13th april 2012 after 1 year and a half of renovation. 31 Bedrooms, 4 suites and 2 duplex will be proposed to you. It will be a 4 star hotel, serving a very nice buffet breakfast. A honesty bar, a sauna, a relaxing pool, a fitness room will be at the disposal of our guests. In every room, you will find air conditionning, king size bed, minibar, safetybox, tv with free moovies, coffee and tea facilities. ... more   less 
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