Paris, France

Hotel Marignan Paris

Rates from (inc tax)$238.47

Price information

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Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21EUR), via, using today’s exchange rate.


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Aux Champs-Elysées

Hidden away behind a discreet façade of black Zimbabwean stone, Hotel Marignan Paris is a thoroughly modern urban retreat. Designer Pierre Yovanovitch has borrowed from the glitz and glam of the nearby Champs-Elysées to liven up his trademark Scandi cool with gilded 18th-century ceilings, sinuous lines and striking black-and-white floors.

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Need to know


50, including five suites.


12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm, but both are flexible, subject to availability.


Double rooms from $238.47 (€218), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR240.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually exclude breakfast. Continental breakfast, €29 each; American breakfast – including eggs, bacon and waffles – €40 each (€25 if booking on B&B basis).


Indulge in the very French passion for the septième art in the projection room, impressively kitted out with a cinema screen and 10 luxe double armchairs (bookings from €150 an hour). Popcorn is for philistines: ask the hotel to arrange drinks and finger food for an exclusive private screening.

At the hotel

Projection room, DVD library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, fully stocked minibar with two free bottles of Evian a day, coffee machine with Maison Richard coffee, kettle and Guerline bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Watch out in the Terrace Eiffel Suite – with views over the Eiffel Tower, rue Marignan and tree-lined, high-fashion Avenue Montaigne, it’s the sort of place that might compel you to get down on one knee. Suite Prestige 101 is a glamorous affair with high ceilings, a signature snake-lined sofa, a 1920s writing desk and a pearlescent chandelier. Deluxe Eiffel Tower View 501 and Prestige Eiffel Tower View 502 have balconies with iconic Eiffel Tower views. All the rooms are decked out in Pierre Yovanovitch’s playful style, contrasting bright, curvaceous pieces with tactile wood, marble and stone.


In-room massages can be arranged by the concierge.

Packing tips

Leave those heavy guides at home: pass yourself off as a Parisian with the hotel’s own app, loaded with a handy offline map and tip-offs to the best neighbourhood <i>restos</i>.


Two of the Deluxe Rooms are adapted to wheelchair users.


Little Smiths are welcomed with a toy-and-toothbrush pack. Free cots for under-3s can be added to Deluxe Rooms and higher categories; the chef can whip up mini portions at mealtimes. Babysitting can be arranged with two days’ notice (€30 an hour).

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Sit beneath the skylight to catch glimpses of Paris’ changeable skies; for a more intimate meal, sneak off to one of the booths at the back.

Dress Code

Under-the-radar chic from the neighbourhood’s fashion houses: a pair of jeans won’t feel out of place if you throw on an Hermès knit and something quilted from Chanel.

Hotel restaurant

Julien Colombier’s bold botanical pastels dress the walls at Canopée, a reminder of the tropical greenhouse that once graced the hotel. Chef Juan Arbelaez dishes out modern French cuisine with a Columbian twist.

Hotel bar

Sink into the snug, plush embrace of the bar’s bear-shaped chairs, scattered around a contemporary black-and-white space. Behind the gleaming mirrored counter, the hotel's two barmen mix drinks in response to your mood – inventive, colourful concoctions infused with tea or bubbling with champagne. Live jazz (Wednesday and Fridays, 7–10pm) and DJ sets (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7–10pm) are a perfect excuse to settle down with one of the bar’s signature cocktails, named after bartenders from Paris’ hotel palaces.

Last orders

Breakfast is served in the restaurant 7am–11am, lunch 12 noon–3pm and dinner 7pm–11pm. Drinks are poured in the bar until midnight, but you can call down for an in-room tipple at any time.

Room service

The restaurant’s full menu is available during opening hours, after which simple dishes such as soup, salads, home-made pizza, foie gras, smoked salmon and tempting desserts can be ordered around the clock.


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Hotel Marignan Paris
12 Rue de Marignan


UK and international flights land at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, a 40-minute drive away. Paris Orly, a 30-minute drive away, has good domestic links to the rest of the country. A taxi from Charles de Gaulle international airport to the centre costs about €50; buses and trains run regularly into town at a fraction of the cost. Air France runs regular airport shuttle buses to Etoile, a 15-minute walk away.


The Gare du Nord, port of call of the Eurostar, is either a 15-minute taxi ride or a 30-minute journey on the metro, changing at Châtelet. Nearby metro stops include Franklin D Roosevelt (line 1), Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (line 13) and Saint-Philippe-du-Roule (line 9).


Though the hotel is within easy reach of the Boulevard Périphérique, driving in Paris can be challenging. There’s free valet parking for one car; if you must bring your wheels, make sure to book well in advance.

Worth getting out of bed for

The 8ième’s broad leafy boulevards make for pleasant exploring on foot. From the hotel, turn left for a spot of window shopping on Avenue Montaigne – a wallet-taunting stretch of Céline, Vuitton and other Bulgari stores – or head right for the high-street hustle and bustle of the Champs-Elysées. A short stroll away, the Grand Palais’ (+33 (0)1 44 13 17 17) soaring glass roof shelters must-see exhibits and those spectacular Chanel shows. On a sunny day, the Parc Monceau’s ponds and colonnades make a pretty, bucolic setting for a picnic; stop for a gastronomic takeaway of lobster tails, golden pâtés en croûte and delicate fruit tarts at old-school traiteur Maison Pou (+33 (0)1 43 80 19 24).

Local restaurants

At the corner of the avenue de Montaigne, L’Avenue’s take on the classic French bistro is more trendy than trad; its perfect little terrace comes with Eiffel Tower views to boot. Take a seat on the plush claret-red banquettes for impeccable food and spectacular people-watching (+33 (0)1 40 70 14 91). Marius et Janette (+33 (0)1 47 23 41 88) serves some of the best seafood in town; much attention is paid to how the fish is caught and sourced. Sample small briny Oléron oysters or plump for the whole John Dory, grilled or roasted according to your taste. A Right-Bank establishment, the Boeuf sur le Toit (+33 (0)1 53 93 65 55) was once the glitzy hangout of Cocteau and Milhaud, and still serves typically French fare such as foie gras, steak tartare and sole meunière to a soundtrack of live jazz.

Local cafés

On the edge of Place de la Madeleine, Ladurée (+33 (0)1 42 60 21 79) makes a fittingly sweet end to a stroll along the boutique-lined rue du Faubourg St Honoré (don’t miss the Hermès flagship store, with its flights-of-fancy window displays and themed in-store exhibits); skip the tooth-achingly sweet macarons and opt instead for one of the seasonal religieuses, a decadent construction of choux pastry and cream. Lined with canteen-style Japanese cafés, nearby rue St Anne is excellent for a post-shopping refuelling lunch after a traipse around the Galeries Lafayette; in-the-know locals queue night and day outside Udon Jubey (+33 1 40 15 92 54) for a taste of its superbly comforting udon.

Local bars

Low cushion-strewn seating, video-art screenings and resident DJs give La Cantine du Faubourg (+33 (0)1 42 56 22 22) an urban edge in the heart of this straight-laced arrondissement. Forgive Le Titty Twister (+33 (0)1 45 62 50 23) its prosaic name – this club’s Lower-East-Side vibe, neon pop-art decor and pool hall cum smoking room have made it the neighbourhood’s hotspot. A hop and a skip from the Arc de Triomphe, Sir Winston (+33 (0)1 40 67 17 37) is a cosy wood-panelled pub where faux-fur booths, live music and DJ sets keep (very) late nights lively.



Anonymous review

I hurt. Painfully. My heart. My soul. That part of my undercarriage that was massaged by the automatic bidet. Not because anything particularly hurty befell them at Hotel Marignan Paris just off the Champs-Elysées. But because they’ll never again feel as pampered as they did when I was there.

Let’s talk about this bidet. I’m from the States. I’d never experienced a warm-water from-under bath (let alone one with an advanced cyborg push-button interface), but now that I have, I will never be the same. If the same technology that created this bidet ultimately leads to a robot-powered apocalypse, it will have all been worth it.

Our stay began after a flight from Rome on the unfashionable flying refrigerator fleet called Vueling Air, but after a short drive from the airport we were in the centre of the Fashion Capital of the Universe. Hotel Marignan Paris is the lone black-fronted building on a street of classic curly-ironed blue-grey in the high-end Fashion District. Inside, the lobby is modern. The art is modern. Even the furnishings are modern; like if Joan Miro were reincarnated as a chaise.

We’d arrived hungry, so the front deskers suggested we head down the block to L’Avenue, the only restaurant I’ve ever been to whose website has a sizzle reel. Across the street from Dior, down the rue from Givenchy, L’Avenue’s waitresses don fashionable miniskirts and cross-body purses. To our left, sat designers organising looks for a Paris Fashion Week runway show; to the right, the models who would wear them. We began with bellinis and the ‘Extraordinary Snails’. For our mains, delicate beef carpaccio and a creamy goat cheese omelette. Even gnawing on raw beef and chicken ovums, we felt sophisticated.

Back at the hotel we settled into our room – spacious, wood paneled, built-in closets everywhere. A hidden alcove housed coffee, tea, bottled water and snacks. By the mid century sofa sat the high-end red that came compliments of our booking package.

No sooner had I popped that bottle than Mrs Smith began familiarising herself with the bathroom. Black-and-white marble, and a heated mirror that warmed the whole room. The shower provided two modes of egress for life-giving water. First, a rain shower, and second, a handheld head to massage away the pain of life outside this room. A separate room housed the aforementioned bidet, but the centerpiece of the bathroom was the tub, which we dubbed the Stress Sarcophagus, for it’s where worries go to die. It also had a hand-held spigot, which I suggest you point into the tub as you figure out which knob turns on what (we almost lost a laptop – don’t ask why it was in the bathroom). There we bathed our bodies in suds and wine as the multi-room stereo bathed our ears in music.

Once we’d prunified, I emptied the tub and got dressed, but Mrs Smith remained long after the last drop had found the drain, not willing to let go.

We eventually did hit the streets, where we shopped for fall jackets to fit in with chic Parisians, and sipped delicious coffee until dinner at Clamato, the no-reservation seafood joint by Bertrand Grébaut of award winning, you-better-have-a-reservation Septime. Brown butter pesto scallops, crab bites, tuna and beets, and wine, delicious wine.

Bellies full, we returned to the hotel and took our first look out the windows, which, much to our delight, looked out on the Eiffel Tower, which at this point in the evening, lit up like sappy movies promise it should. Pleased and grateful, we slept.

Paris can be overwhelming, but luckily Hotel Marignan Paris’ concierge services are half man, half machine. The man is Paul, a delightful gent who knows the city’s secrets. The machine is a smartphone app, which offers maps, shopping, and lists of special events all over town: street food festivals, electro music, and a series of One Day in the City pre-planned itineraries exploring Paris’ Walkways, Hemingway’s Haunts, or Secret Superlatives – the oldest hotel, the smallest house, the best public balcony. We opted for a day in Paris’ trendy 2nd arrondissement. From boutiques we bought impressive gifts for the folks back home. From a cafe we witnessed a genuine French shouting match involving hot tempers, a Vespa, and a comically tiny car.

For dinner, we took our rare steaks and artisan cocktails in the hotel bar. What choice did we have? It was jazz night. A Cuban band played and sang as we got extremely drunk and doubly happy. Some dancing, more people watching, and finally an 11.30pm run-in with Paul, who suggested some more-than-compelling nightlife to enjoy until the wee hours. We snuck up to the room to freshen up before heading out.

But the bathtub started its siren song, and we were helpless. Another bath. Another bottle. Another early-ish night in our Elysées pleasure fortress. I regret nothing.

Our last morning we had an early flight, so we woke just in time to find Paul, heading out after the nightshift. We shook his hand. ‘Thank you.’ He suggested the Continental breakfast. ‘Stop helping us Paul. You’re too good a man.’ He said it was nothing, and offered to hail us a cab. ‘I need you to stop being a saint now, Paul. You’re going to set an unhealthy expectation for when we visit other hotels.’ He apologized. ‘That’s what I’m talking about. I hope you’re not like this outside these walls; people will walk all over you.’ He got us a cab anyway.

And that’s what I mean when I talk about Hotel Marignan Paris. It’s the best you can hope for. It may be the best in the world. I don’t know. God I miss Paul.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Hotel Marignan Paris’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Wonderful location, ideal for a leisurely walk along the Seine taking in the sights. The hotel is super stylish and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Don’t expect

Huge rooms.


Stayed on 30 Sep 2016

We loved

Breakfasts and the friendly service. The fact that the metro is a stone's throw from the door


Stayed on 21 Apr 2016

We loved

The friendly staff, spacious room and view of the Eiffel tower. It's a great choice!


Stayed on 4 Dec 2015

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