Paris, France

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris

Rates per night from$183.00

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 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR162.73), via, using today’s exchange rate.


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Literary Left Bank

Created to showcase the imagined global adventures of the Alexandre Dumas book, Hotel Monte Cristo on the Left Bank conjures far-flung 19th-century destinations through the literary character’s lens. The bespoke furniture and textiles are all meant to conjure vintage travels, including richly coloured velvets, custom tapestries, bold wallpapers and cosy chairs ideal for curling up with a travel journal. Tropical touches, including a cabinet of brightly coloured taxidermy birds and an indoor pool surrounded by leafy plants, add to the global love affair. At the end of the day, plot new adventures in the rum bar.

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Need to know


50, including four suites.


Noon, but flexible, subject to availability and a €30 fee. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from $183.00 (€163), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.88 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates usually exclude breakfast (a Continental affair, with pastries, fruit, juices and cereal for €18 a person).


There’s an eminently Instagrammable curiosity cabinet in the lobby filled with bright taxidermied tropical birds and a snake.

At the hotel

On-site parking, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Nespresso coffee-maker, free bottled water, custom bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Though cosier than the larger room categories, the Boudoir rooms are the most transporting. Each is inspired by scenes in 19th-century literature and features velvet furniture, old books, custom curtains and moody vibes. Opt for one on the top floor, if possible.


The heated indoor pool is family friendly and tucked away below the lobby.


There’s a sauna off the pool, and in-room massages can be arranged.

Packing tips

Bring along plenty of books, to fit in with the inspiring literary theme.


The common areas are wheelchair accessible, and two Deluxe rooms have been adapted to accommodate wheelchairs.


Small dogs are allowed for €15 a night; the hotel provides food bowls. See more pet-friendly hotels in Paris.


All ages welcome. The hotel can arrange for a babysitter with 12 hours' notice and extra beds can be added to Deluxe rooms for €30 a night.

Food and Drink

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Dress Code

Don something suitably slinky when bound for Bar 1802 – you'll want to fit in amid the cocktail connoisseurs checking out the ever-changing rum menu.

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant onsite, but you’re in Paris: you won’t go hungry.

Hotel bar

Bar 1802 is the biggest rum bar in Europe, with an on-site distillery, 40 seasonally changing rum cocktails and a growing collection of what will eventually be 500 bottles of assorted rums. The setting is inspired by the 19th century, lit with dim lamps and candles.

Last orders

Breakfast is available in the bar from 7 to 10.30am, tea from 11.30 to 6pm, and the bar serves from 6pm until 1am.

Room service

Breakfast can be delivered to the room from 7am until noon.


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Hotel Monte Cristo Paris
20-22 Rue Pascal

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris is near the Panthéon, in Paris’ 5th Arrondissement.


France’s main international airport, Charles de Gaulle, is a 45-minute drive, with flights available from throughout the world. For domestic travel, Orly Airport is 50 minutes away.


The Eurostar terminal at Gare du Nord is about 15 minutes by car.


Driving in Paris is best left to the hardened professionals, but those who choose to hire a car can use the public car park three minutes from the hotel for €45 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

Paris is meant for walking, and one of the best ways to take it all in is Les Berges de Seine, a two-kilometre stretch of riverfront on the Left Bank running west from the Musée d’Orsay, with benches, climbing walls, art installations and other Parisian amusements.
Near the hotel, the Jardin des Plantes is the city's primary botanical garden, with colourful, seemingly overgrown rows of flowers and assorted plants. Less crowded than the nearby Jardin du Luxembourg, the gardens also hold a gem museum and a museum of natural history.
Some of the city’s most beautiful tourist destinations are a quick subway ride from the hotel, including Notre-Dame on Ile de la Cité. If lines are long, detour to the less-trafficked Sainte-Chapelle a few blocks away, with its stunning stained glass windows, between the left and right banks.
For art, plan a full day at The Louvre, jockeying for time with the Mona Lisa, or devote an afternoon to the Impressionists at the Musée d'Orsay. West of the city, atop the Bois de Boulogne, the modern Louis Vuitton Foundation rises from nature like a giant glass ship transporting cargo of contemporary art. There's an impressive exhibition calendar, and a permanent collection of works by Koons, Basquiat, Kelly and others.

Local restaurants

A short stroll from the hotel, the ultra-casual Foyer Vietnam serves excellent Vietnamese dishes, including spring rolls and noodles. Channel a bit of French bayou spirit with brunch at Nola in Canal Saint-Martin. The lively bistro puts a Cajun spin on its dishes, including duck with waffles and an eggs benedict with spicy crab. It’s worth the wait to dine at Le Comptoir du Relais, near Odéon. The casual brasserie serves stunning dishes that change daily based on the whims of Yves Camdeborde. Rest assured you’re in good hands, but plan for seafood and plenty of cheese.

Local bars

Paris is packed with sidewalk bistros that are ideal for an aperitif. The Ritz's legendary Bar Hemingway has been an expat favorite since the days when the Lost Generation's boldest names – including Fitzgerald and Hemingway – would settle in for drinks and chats. Though recently renovated, the space maintains its old-world clubby charm and fabulous daiquiri. Head to the Marais for craft cocktails and a stellar whiskey and sherry selection at the cheekily named Sherry Butt (named for the aging barrels), where lights are low and the setting is a cosy respite from a busy day of strolling.


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this literary hotel on the Left Bank and unpacked their steamer trunks of vintage books, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Hotel Monte Cristo in Paris…

Armchair travelling takes on a new meaning at Hotel Monte Cristo in Paris, where each piece of art, curio and even armchair conjures the globe-circling adventures of Alexandre Dumas' literary hero.

The hotel artfully blends historic romance with contemporary flourishes, creating boudoir-inspired rooms with custom tapestries, chinoiserie, leather-bound books and plush velvet armchairs; the gleaming white-tiled bathrooms have deep soaking tubs and brass fixtures.

Downstairs, the wood-panelled lobby continues the theme, with oversized seats and a cabinet of brightly feathered tropical taxidermy birds. A subterranean palm-dotted pool and sauna area ideal for soothing travel-wearied limbs with tropical flourish.

At the end of the day, retreat to the rum bar, a nod to Dumas himself, a Caribbean native whose family worked in the rum business. The warm, intimate space holds hundreds of bottles of the sugar-based spirit, including custom blends and house-aged pours, with a seasonal menu of craft cocktails ideal for sipping as you put pen to page.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Hotel Monte Cristo Paris’s Guestbook below.

We loved

This is a very unique weekend hotel in a quiet street. The rooms are all specially decorated — they are little but cute. We stayed in one of the boudoir rooms on the top floor with a  balcony and a view over the roofs of Paris which was nice. The bathroom was spacious and light and decorated in marble. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Just around the corner, there are lots of restaurants. A five minute walk away is a shopping street with stunning food shops, restaurants and bars. 

Don’t expect

You are in the 5th Arrondissement and not close to the touristy places, so you'll need to use taxi, the metro or walk.


Stayed on 29 Mar 2019

We loved

Everything. This was perfection for a weekend getaway with my hudband. We know Paris pretty well and really enjoyed staying in the 5th. The pool and sauna were wonderful for relaxing and it was unusual to have such a space in the centre of Paris for this price - loved it. The balconies in the bedroom and bathroom were lovely. 

Don’t expect

An on-site 24/7 restaurant, but who cares? It's Paris and the neighbourhood is superb for food.


Stayed on 8 Mar 2019

We loved

The decor is beautiful!!! Well done. The location is great for people that want to be close to the action of St Germain but not in the middle of it. Hotel staff are great. I didn't try the restaurant.

Don’t expect

Noisy hotel.


Stayed on 28 Sep 2018

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