When I return to Paris I will probably stay here again, the room, a triple on the top floor, was nice and the location was excellent. Great area for shopping, close to most things including the subway, restaurants, Notre Dame Cathedral. It's literally just a couple of minutes walk to the River Seine. Less then a block away is a bakery and a delicious restaurant that is frequented by locals and most of the staff speak very little English (and I don't speak French) but they were nice and helpful and our meals there were superb.
Fun surprise for us, we were there during the Gay Pride parade and it went right the Marais dist. Also, France was in the World Cup and that made things lively (unless you were in a car/taxi in which case sometimes you just weren't moving at all).
Anyway, the hotel has a plain exterior but a cozy and attractive lobby with a spiral staircase and friendly and helpful attendants 24 hours a day. The day person was especially helpful and patiently assisted me with printing out our plane boarding passes. The tiny elevator only goes to the 3rd floor so we had to haul our luggage from there up to the 4th floor and while that's not really overly burdensome, I don't pack light, so...
Our room (a triple) was fun. It was small but had windows that opened and provided plenty of sunlight. There was a sofa that pulled out into a bed but we kept It as a couch because as a bed it was painfully hard and took up so much room. Being the shortest member of my family I slept on the couch. The other beds were two twins (again with the hard mattresses) pushed together but each with separate bedding so it really was just two twin beds in close proximity to each other.
The bathroom was nice, large and with a window that opened for both sunlight and fresh air. Odd thing, there were plenty of outlets in the sleeping area and by the desk, but none in the bathroom.
The room has a coffee maker (comes with complimentary cookies, coffee, and cocoa) and a safe. The mini fridge was great and well stocked with water, sodas and juice; most of the items were cheaper then if you bought them at a bakery or other store.
You should know there is no laundry service associated with the hotel. There is a self service laundry place near by but I was not willing to spend my limited time in Paris sitting in a laundry mat but, fortunately, it was easy to find stores that carried socks and underwear.
My husband and son would definitely choose to stay there again, as for me, probably.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the heart of the historic Marais district, in close proximity to the Place des Vosges, the Ile Saint-Louis and the Village Saint-Paul, the hotel Saint-Louis Marais combines the quaint, old-world charm of an ancient dwelling with all the comforts and conveniences of a modern hotel. The style of the decoration and the warmth of the design, with its wooden beams and tiled floors, create an atmosphere of peace, quiet and serenity. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Hotwire and TripOnline SA so you can book your Hotel Saint-Louis Marais reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Saint Louis Marais Hotel
- Saint Louis Marais Paris