Molly McCorkle

Hotel Marignan

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  • Why:Paris fashion week prep.
  • When:February 2015
  • Who:Moi.
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Hotel Marignan Marignan's neighbors. So maybe I am a bit of a peeping tom...but I just can't get enough of the Parisian architecture.

Marignan's neighbors. So maybe I am a bit of a peeping tom...but I just can't get enough of the Parisian architecture.

Hotel Marignan The lobby and Marignan's welcoming staff, who was impressively patient with my less than impressive attempts at speaking French.

The lobby and Marignan's welcoming staff, who was impressively patient with my less than impressive attempts at speaking French.

Hotel Marignan Black and white interiors...ahh, très très bon.

Black and white interiors...ahh, très très bon.

Hotel Marignan After a three year renovation, the hotel still manages to mix the building's classic bones with updated touches.

After a three year renovation, the hotel still manages to mix the building's classic bones with updated touches.

Hotel Marignan Mod, but not too mod. Cozy, but not too cozy...the crisp interiors of Marignan carry into the guestrooms.

Mod, but not too mod. Cozy, but not too cozy...the crisp interiors of Marignan carry into the guestrooms.

Hotel Marignan Now this is the kind of bed you want to fall into after a long day. Note the funky little reading lights...

Now this is the kind of bed you want to fall into after a long day. Note the funky little reading lights...

Hotel Marignan Yes, that's right...a terrace! Although it was wintertime in Paris, it was well worth layering up for a morning coffee. Those rooftops!

Yes, that's right...a terrace! Although it was wintertime in Paris, it was well worth layering up for a morning coffee. Those rooftops!

Hotel Marignan Have a seat, take a load off.

Have a seat, take a load off.

Hotel Marignan The perfect nook to hatch a plan of attack for the day ahead.

The perfect nook to hatch a plan of attack for the day ahead.

Hotel Marignan The facade of Hotel Marignan...quite striking against its more neutral neighbors.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Black and white and mod all over.

  • Location

    Dangerously close to some of Paris's best shopping, just off Avenue George V.

  • Rooms

    45 rooms and 5 suites.

  • Music

    Loungey, French, just what you might expect to hear.

  • Year Opened

    The hotel opened in October 2012 after a three year renovation.

  • Designed By

    Pierre Yovanovitch

  • Health & Wellness

    Nope.

  • Restaurant

    Canopée in the hotel's ground floor serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Bar

    Yes, stop off for an after-dinner cocktail.

  • Minibar

    Yes, stocked with all of the essentials...and best of all, at no extra charge.

  • Children

    Sure, why not.

  • Price

    Reasonable given the generous room size.

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Hotel Marignan

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