Need to know
The hotel has 20 rooms, four of which are suites. Rooms are divided into Mignon, Bijou, Chic and Grand categories. The Apartment is a large suite with its own private terrace.
12 noon, though this is flexible for a fee (50 per cent of the room cost). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $292.66 (€277), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Breakfast is an additional €18 a person.
L’Hôtel wears its arty heritage on its paint-stained sleeve; original Jean Cocteau drawings hang in the lobby.
At the hotel
Indoor pool, spa treatments on request, steam room, library, CD/DVD library, free WiFi, laundry service. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, air-conditioning, minibar.
Our favourite rooms
All 20 theatrical rooms have been individually decorated, and are inspired by a famous visitor to the hotel. We particularly love the art deco Mistinguette Room, which features the music-hall legend’s own bed and dressing table, and the Oscar Wilde Suite, where demands for payment of his hotel bill have been framed on the walls. His last words – ‘either that wallpaper goes, or I do’ – have, you’ll be glad to know, been heeded.
Guests can book time in the lovely subterranean pool, and staff will light candles around its edge so they can bob and float in the most peaceful environment imaginable.
Bring a notebook in which to jot down your existential musings as you take coffee at nearby Café de Flore or Les Deux Magots.
Small dogs (under 10kg) are allowed in the Bijou and above room categories for €30 a night. This includes a basket, food and a welcome toy. See more pet-friendly hotels in Paris.
Kids are welcome at L’Hôtel. Cots (€35 a night) and extra beds (€95 a night) are available, and a babysitting service is provided.