5 Best Hotels in The Marais, Paris

As well as being one of the most evocative districts of Paris, The Marais, is fast becoming the place to stay for both visitors and Parisiens alike. So now, as well as the trendy cafes and restaurants, art galleries, fabulous historic buildings and a delicious collection of boutiques, there’s also a number of great hotels. So our Gurus are here to help you separate the blé from the balle with their list of the best hotels in The Marais.


Best Hotels in The Marais for Period Style

Steeped in history, The Marais has managed to retain some of the character of mediaeval Paris. Its narrow lanes and unspoilt architecture appear untouched by the massive modernisation carried out by Napoleon III and Haussmann in the 19th century.

If your idea of the best hotels in The Marais involves a bit of period luxury then try the Pavillon de la Reine, an historic 17th Century mansion tucked away in the Marais, on one of the finest squares in Paris. This was once the home of Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII, but it’s been modernised and the decor is still plush. but it’s more sophisticated than opulent. Feels like a country house hotel with its honesty bar and small spa.

Pavillion de la Reine

Best Hotels in The Marais for Designer Chic

If you prefer more flair for your euro, the best hotel in The Marais for you might be the Hotel Bourg Tibourg. This handsome townhouse, which has been transformed into a flamboyant Moorish Palace by designer Jaques Garcia, is very romantic and certainly far more affordable than its famous sister establishment across town, the Costes.
Hotel Bourg Tibourg

Or try Le Petit Moulin a Christian Lacroix designed offering which oozes style. Converted from one of Paris' oldest boulangerie - probably used by Victor Hugo - it’s now a super chic, but quiet haven in this busy neighbourhood, so probably also one of the best Hotels in The Marais for a Parisien retreat.

Le Petit Moulin

Hip Hotels in The Marais

It’s not what this district is known for, but if you’re looking for an urban vibe then the 1K Hotel should tick all the right boxes; this is a hotel which feels like an nightclub in an Austin Powers meets A Clockwork Orange sort of way! Two of the 52 rooms have their own plunge pools. The really clever thing about this property is how they fit everything in!

1K Hotel

Most Comfotable Hotels in The Marais

The Hotel Duo is contemporary rather than super modern, but its clean, minimal lines and commitment to design, plus its garden, lounge bar and fitness room make it an easy choice if you prefer things less fussy.

Hotel Duo

If you decide that our recommendations for the 5 best hotels in the Marais are not up your street, and you'd rather be on the Rive Gauche, take a look at our picks of the best hotels in Saint Germain des Prés or thebest hotels in the Latin Quarter. Alternatively check out our Guru’s recommendations for the best places to stay in Paris, consider some wild cards from our list of 10 Chic Paris Hotels? or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

5 Best Hotels in The Marais

  • Pavillon de la Reine Paris 56 rooms from £430

    Great walks  -  Take a stroll around Place des Vosges, lined with trees and red brick houses, built by Henri IV in 1612.
    Sights nearby  -  The famed Place de la Bastille is within a few minute walk.
    Lively area  -  In the heart of the Marais.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels, Fodors, Tablet

    Country house meets 17th Century Parisian mansion on Place des Vosges - hands down the finest square in Paris. Updated interiors and plush bedrooms make for a perfect honeymoon location. Enjoy the serene spa, have a drink at the honesty bar and location means you can walk everywhere. See More

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  • Hotel Bourg Tibourg Paris 30 rooms from £252

    Romantic Break  -  An opulent and sultry love nest, think miles of red velvet, subdued lighting and Byzantine alcoves with mosaic-tile tubs.
    Sights nearby  -  Marais is brimming with galleries, historic sights and museums, the most notable, Notre Dame, is just down the road.
    Lively area  -  In the heart of the Marais.
    Designer  -  Jacques Garcia interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Fodors

    A handsome and compact Parisian townhouse turned sultry Moorish palace. The heavily adorned, compact boudoirs boast rich fabrics, innumerable tassels, dim lighting and scented candles. Enjoy breakfast in bed, lounging in the plush sitting room or stepping out into lively Paris. Wonderfully sensual. See More

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  • Le Petit Moulin Paris 17 rooms from £187

    Romantic Break  -  Romantic break in a prime location and surrounded by unique and vibrant interior design.
    Value chic  -  Prime location, funky interiors, wonderful service and easy on the wallet!
    Local markets  -  Head to the oldest covered market in Paris - Marché des Enfants Rouges.
    Sights nearby  -  Picasso Museum is a just around the corner.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels

    Fabulous, vibrant and unique 4* boutique designed by Christian Lacroix. Each stylish and comfortable room exudes its own unique charm. Enjoy a super-chic stay at the heart of the Marais. Breakfast is served in the vintage bistro, which moonlights as guest only bar in come sundown. See More

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  • 1K Hotel Paris 52 rooms from £273

    Romantic Break  -  Built for romance, with everything from private plunge pools to gigantic round beds- a lovers hideaway in the centre of Paris.
    Local exploring  -  Marais is one of Paris' coolest districts, full of young people, galleries, museums, bars, boutiques and cafes.
    Swimming Pool  -  Two rooms have private plunge pools, as well as a public rooftop pool.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Michelin Travel

    Self-labeled as a design hotel, this four star uber cool hotel is fantastically located in Marais and oozes nightclub vibes. Bright rooms with cool light effects and wall art - two with their own plunge pools. A contemporary menu and delicious cocktails await you. Romantic find in historical area. See More

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  • Hotel Duo Paris 58 rooms from £260

    Outstanding location  -  Location in the centre of Paris ensures fast access to all of the capital's cultural attractions and its most beautiful shops
    Sights nearby  -  Situated halfway between Notre Dame and the Georges Pompidou Center
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    A chic hotel fantastically located in the heart of the lively Marais district of Paris just a few minutes walk from Notre Dame. The hotel’s commitment to contemporary style and design shines through in its beautiful yet cosy bedrooms, fitness room, and trendy lounge-bar with its delightful garden See More

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Written by Sarah Empson

posted Tuesday, 12th November 2019