Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
An exclusive, bohemian retreat
Stunning belle epoque styling
Favourite of celebrities, writers and actors
Only when you book with Chic
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
Romantic L'Hotel owes its unique appeal to its ideal location in the 6th arrondissement; the Boulevard St Germain, River Seine, Louvre, and Notre Dame are only moments away. This chic retreat has been a secret hideaway for illustrious guests over the years including Oscar Wilde, Ava Gardner, Salvador Dali, Jim Morrison, Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, Mick Jagger, Quentin Tarantino, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Dita Von Teese and many more local and international visitors who value the privacy and discretion offered by the hotel.
The sultry, velvet bar is perfect for a drink before or after dinner and also serves small plates such as meat and cheese boards, tartlets, and salmon gravlax.
Le Colvert, Le 21, Café de Flore, L'Avant Comptoir, and Michelin-starred Le Christine and Marsan (Hélène Darroze) are just a handful nearby restaurants you may want to check out.
What we loved...
Ooozing romance and decadence, this is one of my favourite hotels in Paris and I have stayed here 4 or 5 times. The bathrooms can be small, but who cares? Oscar Wilde didn't! I love everything about it and the location is fantastic for exploring the Left Bank which is full of cafes, artisan shops and restaurants. Les Deux Magots is where Hemingway put pen to paper and is only a few minutes' walk away - a great spot for breakfast and watching the world go by.
Lavish and comfortable, the 20 bedrooms at L'Hotel are all eye-catching. Built around a famous six floor oval atrium, they range in size from Mignon, Bijoux and Chic, to Grand and the Apartment. Designed by Jacques Garcia, each room guarantees a unique experience. The most famous, number 16, is that of Oscar Wilde's, who lived here until his death in 1900. A framed copy of the final bill Wilde failed to pay, because he was "dying beyond his means", hangs on the wall as a reminder of the property's remarkable history.
Some guest rooms have terraces overlooking the rooftops of Paris and the spire of St. Germain-des-Près, others have large French windows or marble bathrooms boasting old-style bathtubs.
Hidden under the stone vaulted ceilings of the cellars, guests will find a glorious secret cavern, with a private pool and hammam that can be reserved ahead to swim alone and undisturbed. Treatments can also be arranged by appointment.
Out and about, the sights of the city are on the doorstep: head west along the Seine 10 minutes and reach Musée d'Orsay, or amble eastwards for 20 and you'll get to Notre Dame. Cross over Pont des Arts and find the Louvre, or stroll south for a quarter of an hour and explore Luxembourg Gardens.
How to get there
St. Germain-de-Prés Metro station is a 5-minute walk south of the hotel.
Orly is 40 minutes by car (17 kilometres) or 50 minutes by public transport.
Charles De Gaulle is 45 minutes by car (36 kilometres) or 55 minutes by public transport.
If using public transport, use the RER and Metro and alight at St. Germain-de-Prés.