Need To Know
50, including five suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $237.34 (€216), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.30 per person per night on check-out.
Rates exclude the Continental à la carte breakfast (€30 each).
In-room massages are available with a day's notice in Deluxe Rooms and above. Smoking is not allowed in the hotel, but if you have a room with a balcony, feel free to step out for a smoke.
At the hotel
A cosy den, book and DVD library, free WiFi throughout, beauty treatments on request, laundry service. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod and dock with Airplay-enabled speakers, minibar with free bottled water, air-conditioning, L'Occitane bath products, coffee machines (in suites).
Our favourite rooms
We adore the eighth-floor suites not just their photographer-friendly views of the Eiffel Tower, but for their wonderful, apartment-like feel. You’ll want to take the super-comfortable Christian Liaigre sofabed home with you. The Contemporary and Classic rooms, though of bijou Parisian proportions, are beautifully decorated. All come with huge windows for surreptitious people-gazing.
There's no spa on site, but treatments, and access to a well-kitted-out gym, are available at Bel Ami, Montalembert's sister hotel. To book, have a word with the concierge.
Bring your loosest skirts or trousers – with L'Atelier du Joël Rubuchon and Pierre Gagnaire's Gaya right next door, you’re going to want to seriously indulge.
Watch out for lively discussions and literary cocktails in June, when Montalembert hosts the Prix de la Romancière, a prize awarded to first-time female novelists. Pascal Allaman and Géraldine Prieur are the creative team behind the hotel's svelte style – their elegant design-solutions include splashes of gold and orange and TVs presented as works of art in gilded frames. Get cosy in the den between the patio and the restaurant, which is dressed in chartreuse and teal and has a toasty fireplace.
Small and well-behaved dogs are welcome, and will find a cosy dog basket, plate and bottle of dog shampoo waiting for them at Montalembert. The chef can prepare dog food on request, and dog-sitting and walking services can be organised.
Children are very welcome at the hotel; free cribs, extra beds (€100 for over-12s) and babysitting services (€30 an hour, plus €25 taxi fee) are all available. Le Restaurant has a dedicated children’s menu.