Paris, France

Le Damantin Hotel & Spa

Rates per night from$353.64

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 (EUR319.09), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Mansion meets maison

Setting

An eyeful of Eiffel

Standing on a tree-lined bank of the Seine in Paris’ illustrious Golden Triangle, Le Damantin is a 19th-century mansion house recast with understated contemporary interiors. The light-flooded rooms feature Rubelli velvet, Christian Lacroix design and pinch-yourself views from the window. You can walk to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, then return for a treatment at the spa, a swimming pool, and reassuringly traditional French cuisine by the antique fireplace in the restaurant. And don’t forget to investigate the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ in the courtyard garden…  

 

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

44, including three suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm, but flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $353.64 (€319), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.75 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates don't usually include the Continental breakfast buffet (€35 an adult, €20 for under-12s).

At the hotel

Free WiFi. In rooms: TV, air-conditioning, minibar, free bottled water, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle and tea, Codage bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Go for a room looking towards the Eiffel Tower, because that view never gets old; a Superior will do nicely, or splash out on the stately Jules Ferry Suite.

Poolside

The 15-metre heated pool is nestled inside the spa and decked out in Italian marble.

Spa

It’s a sanctuary in the city, with softly lit treatment rooms big enough for two. Choose from massages including shiatsu and Balinese, or go for a moisturising facial.

Packing tips

Bring some ooh-la-lah sunglasses for those Paris skyline selfies.

Also

There are two Superior rooms which are adapted for wheelchair users, and the common areas are accessible too.

Pet‐friendly

Your Paris-bound pets can stay with you in any room, for no extra cost. See more pet-friendly hotels in Paris.

Children

As a rule, it’s an adults-only hotel – but kids may be accepted on request.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

For optimal intimacy, snag a table in the library.

Dress Code

Shop your way along the upscale Avenue Montaigne, then break out your haute couture.

Hotel restaurant

You can sit down and order anywhere on the ground floor, so take your pick from tables by the bar, in the library, or next to the 17th-century fireplace. Chef Yann Gesret’s focused menu sticks to traditional principles of French cuisine – after all, why change a winning formula. Options change with the seasons, but expect dishes such as ballotine of monkfish, slow-roasted beef, and black risotto with eryngii mushrooms.

Hotel bar

You can order just about any classic cocktail from the resident mixologists, but try one of the house specialties instead. The ‘Bords de Seine’ is a velvety blend of dark rum, red wine and honey, while the signature ‘Damantin’ cocktail uses French gin, rose syrup and Chambord.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7am until 10.30am, lunch is from noon until 3pm and dinner hours vary.

Room service

No need to venture downstairs if you feel like staying in your boudoir – the room service menu includes tarama and buckwheat toast, smoked salmon, cheese tasting boards and the house guacamole.

Location

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Address
Le Damantin Hotel & Spa
1 Rue Bayard
Paris
75008
France

You’ll find Le Damantin on the north bank of the Seine, a short walk from the Grand Palais, the Louvre, and the upscale boutiques of Avenue Montaigne.

Planes

The closest airport is Charles de Gaulle, a major international hub with direct flights across Europe, Asia and the Americas. It’s 35 kilometres from there to the hotel; the drive takes around an hour in a taxi (a private transfer in a limousine costs €180).

Trains

The Eurostar zips from London to Paris’ Gare du Nord in two hours and 15 minutes. From the station, take a 25-minute taxi to the hotel (a private transfer costs €120). If you need the metro during your stay, the nearest stations are Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau and Alma-Marceau, both around seven minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Automobiles

You have to be brave (or très stupide) to take on driving in Paris, but if a car is essential to your trip, you can hire one at the airport. It’s €50 a day to park in the public car park five minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Worth getting out of bed for

Start the day with a dip in the pool, a workout in the fitness room, or a session in the sauna, if that’s more your speed. Then, the city is yours to explore – just choose a direction and amble to the Grand Palais, Arc de Triomphe or Eiffel Tower in a matter of minutes. Later, return for cocktails in the library and fine French food by the fire.

You’re practically on the river, so actually get on the river – preferably aboard a super-suave Riva motorboat (the hotel concierge can arrange private cruises). Shop for high-fashion finds along Avenue Montaigne, which is home to Dior, Chanel, Vuitton and co. Or admire the clothing creations of another French master at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum (5 Avenue Marceau).

You can tick off Paris’ most famous sight just by looking out of the window, but next on your bucket list should be the world-leading art museum, the Louvre (Rue de Rivoli). 

 

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Local restaurants

If you’re in town at a weekend, brunch at the art deco Monsieur Bleu (20 Avenue de New York) is a must; that’s not to say you shouldn’t go during the week though, especially if it’s warm enough to sit out on the Eiffel Tower-facing terrace. La Durée (75 Avenue Champs Elysées) may be macaron-maker to the stars, but don’t ignore the restaurant for its pink avocado toast and signature vol-au-vents. Book in at Chez Monsieur (11 Rue de Saint-George) for French cuisine par excellence – this is the place to get your onion soup fix, and finally swallow your first snail. For a special occasion (say, just being in Paris), head to L’Apicius (20 Rue d’Artois), where chef Mathieu Pacaud’s reimagined classics taste just as good as they look.

Local bars

Go for champagne under the chandeliers at Hôtel Costes (239 Rue Saint-Honoré), or stick to boulevardiers at Le Damantin’s own bar.

Reviews

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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 palatial hotel in the 8th arrondissement and unpacked their perfumes and pâtisseries, a full account of their Paris break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Le Damantin in Paris…

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by a mega-city like Paris. You end up taking on too much, tearing across arrondissements on a mission to see all of the places on your bucket list. Le Damantin offers another way. Make the converted mansion your adopted home, and you’ll have a base in the Triangle d’Or. Now, you could still insist on criss-crossing the city in search of Montmartre, the Catacombs et al, but you might think twice when the 8th arrondissement is your local ‘hood. The Champs Elysees, the Louvre and the Grand Palais are all a short walk away, and you can shop-hop along the boutique-lined Avenue Montaigne. Hell, you don’t even have to go to the Eiffel Tower any more – just look out of the window and: hey presto. Suddenly, you’ve got a whole lot more time on your hands, to just explore Paris at your leisure. This, you’ll agree, is how it should be.

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 Le Damantin Hotel & Spa’s Guestbook below.

We loved

We loved everything about this hotel: our bedroom was fabulous, the bed was so comfortable and everything was immaculate. The staff were always really friendly and helpful! Finally, the decor and smell of the whole place was amazing too. 

Rating

Stayed on 18 May 2019