MY FAVORITE PARIS HIDE-AWAY
Paris is home to some amazing luxury hotels (at amazing prices ) – think the Four Seasons, The Ritz, Peninsula and Mandarin Oriental amongst others. My favorite to go hotel is Hotel Montalembert hidden on a small side street in the St Germain area on the Left Bank. It is a 5 star boutique hotel built in 1926 and renovated last year. There are only 50 rooms and suites all decorated with Louis Philippe antiques. The Montalembert is a short walk from the Musee d”Orsay, Notre Dame and the Louvre.
The cozy lobby, friendly staff and quirky elevator ( built for 2 very slim and tailored Parisian women ) all add to the ambiance. We had a wonderful junior suite overlooking the Parisian roof tops. Paris is for romance and the Montalembert certainly encourages this – on our recent stay, our friends announced their engagement over wine on the terrace!
Some things to know:
- Standard rooms are small (typical for older hotels in Paris ) as are the bathrooms
- A continental breakfast can be included in your rate
- There is no fitness center. Walking Paris can be a workout in and of itself!
- Make use of the “Clefs d’Or” Concierges for restaurant reservation
Let us know what your favorite Paris rendezvous is! Enjoy the “City of Lights”!!