by: Molly McCorkle
Paris fashion week prep.
Marignan's neighbors. So maybe I am a bit of a peeping tom...but I just can't get enough of the Parisian architecture.
The lobby and Marignan's welcoming staff, who was impressively patient with my less than impressive attempts at speaking French.
Black and white interiors...ahh, très très bon.
After a three year renovation, the hotel still manages to mix the building's classic bones with updated touches.
Mod, but not too mod. Cozy, but not too cozy...the crisp interiors of Marignan carry into the guestrooms.
Now this is the kind of bed you want to fall into after a long day. Note the funky little reading lights...
Yes, that's right...a terrace! Although it was wintertime in Paris, it was well worth layering up for a morning coffee. Those rooftops!
Have a seat, take a load off.
The perfect nook to hatch a plan of attack for the day ahead.
The facade of Hotel Marignan...quite striking against its more neutral neighbors.
Highs + Lows
The staff is extremely helpful. They were not the least bit phased when asked to print a 50 page document for a meeting that began in ten minutes. Phew!
The generously sized rooms. I've stayed in a number of Parisian boutique hotels that were limited in space, to put it lightly. The rooms at Marignan are generously appointed and allow enough space to unpack AND move about freely.
My room had a small terrace with a table and chair. With weather nice enough to sit outside and enjoy a morning coffee, this was a serious perk, especially coming from NYC's arctic temps.
The bathroom came equipped with toothbrush and toothpaste. Embarrassingly, I'll admit that I've forgotten those staple items a time or two...
The lighting in the guestroom was a bit funky. A more dim setting would be nice.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Black and white and mod all over.
Dangerously close to some of Paris's best shopping, just off Avenue George V.
45 rooms and 5 suites.
Loungey, French, just what you might expect to hear.
- Year Opened
The hotel opened in October 2012 after a three year renovation.
- Designed By
Canopée in the hotel's ground floor serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Yes, stop off for an after-dinner cocktail.
Yes, stocked with all of the essentials...and best of all, at no extra charge.
Yes, free in the rooms and throughout the hotel.
Sure, why not.
Reasonable given the generous room size.
In the Area
Avenue, 41 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
A stone's throw from Hotel Marignan, this is the perfect people watching spot. Added bonus...a view of the Eiffel Tower.
The Gardens at The Rodin Museum
Musee Rodin, 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
Skip the crowds at the Mona Lisa and go for a stroll through these beautiful gardens. Don't forget to hit the shop on your way out - a print is the perfect souvenir.
Bar Hemingway at the Ritz
17 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France
It doesn't get anymore timeless than this. With the Ritz Paris's full renovation, make sure they've re-opened before popping by.
Hotel Marignan, 12 Rue de Marignan, 75008 Paris, France
Hotel Location: 12 Rue de Marignan, Paris