Pavillon de la Reine Rating: 4.0 Pearls
3rd Arrondissement (Le Marais), Paris, Ile-de-France

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Pros

  • Housed in an impressive, historic stone building in the heart of Paris, within walking distance to major attractions
  • Elegant, classic rooms with iPod docks and flat-screen TVs
  • Wonderful full-service Carita Paris spa complete with a fitness room
  • Excellent lobby bar with fireplace and library
  • Clefs d’Or concierge, a top-notch concierge organization
  • Free Wi-Fi, and iPads available upon request
  • Pet-friendly (for a fee)

Cons

  • No restaurant or business center
  • Some rooms are less spacious than others
  • Rooms come at a high cost

Bottom Line

Located in the upscale, historic Place de Vosges -- the oldest planned square in Paris, built by Henri IV starting in 1605 -- the elegant Pavillon de la Reine exudes a quintessentially Parisian elegance and charm. Each of its 53 beautifully appointed rooms is uniquely decorated in a style that ranges from classic French (four-poster beds and toile wallpaper) to contemporary (tufted, upholstered headboards in bright hues). Some feature Juliette balconies that overlook the lovely topiary- and ivy-clad grounds, while others feature slanted ceilings (which can make the space feel more cramped). Every room, though, comes with the same high-end amenities, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and spacious bathrooms. There's no restaurant, but the hotel features a wonderful spa by Carita Paris with exclusive treatments. With all this luxury, though, expect a price to match.

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 Location

In the heart of Paris, close to tourist attractions and within four blocks of three subway lines

Pavillon de la Reine is located on historic Place des Vosges, a tree-lined square with beautiful stone buildings and a colonnade. The hotel stands across from Victor Hugo’s home, now a museum open to the public, and several art galleries. The square itself is located in Le Marais area, one block from world-famous Rue de Rivoli, where L’Hotel de Ville (the city hall), the Louvre, and the Tuileries Garden and Palace are.

The 3rd arrondissement is one big tourist attraction. It encompasses the historic Ile de la Cite, where Notre Dame and La Sainte-Chapelle are; Ile Saint-Louis, with wonderful 17th century architecture; and Beaubourg, with sites such as the Centre Pompidou and Place des Vosges (where the hotel is located). It has a wonderful shopping area with many antiques shops, and is packed with cafes and restaurants. It is also within walking distance of the 1st arrondissement, the most beautiful and exclusive area in Paris.

  • 25-minute drive to Orly Airport
  • 35-minute drive to Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • 14-minute walk to the Centre Pompidou
  • 15-minute walk to Hotel de Ville (city hall)
  • 2-minute subway ride or 19-minute walk to Lyon Train Station
  • 6-minute subway ride or 20-minute walk to Notre Dame Cathedral
  • 6-minute subway ride to the Louvre
  • 6-minute subway ride or 23-minute walk to the Sainte-Chapelle, a stunning 13th century church
  • 7-minute subway ride or 30-minute walk to the Royal Palace Gardens
  • 8-minute subway ride or 25-minute walk to the Pantheon, a beautiful mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished citizens
  • 8-minute subway ride to the Tuileries Gardens, and Place Vendome, complete with a column erected by Napoleon I
  • 9-minute subway ride to the Concorde Square, the largest square in Paris, and a historic site
  • 10-minute subway ride to Opera Garnier, the national opera house
  • 11-minute subway ride to Champs-Elysees and the Elysee Palace, official residence of the President of France
  • 12-minute subway ride to the Grand Palais, an exhibition hall and historic building
  • 14-minute subway ride to the Luxembourg Gardens
  • 15-minute subway ride to the Arc de Triomphe
  • 16-minute subway ride to Hotel des Invalides, a complex containing monuments and museums
  • 18-minute subway ride to the Rodin Museum
  • 19-minute subway ride to the Eiffel Tower
  • 20-minute subway ride to the Musee d'Orsay
  • 21-minute subway ride to the Trocadero Gardens, across from the Eiffel Tower

 Bottom Line

Located in the upscale, historic Place de Vosges -- the oldest planned square in Paris, built by Henri IV starting in 1605 -- the elegant Pavillon de la Reine exudes a quintessentially Parisian elegance and charm. Each of its 53 beautifully appointed rooms is uniquely decorated in a style that ranges from classic French (four-poster beds and toile wallpaper) to contemporary (tufted, upholstered headboards in bright hues). Some feature Juliette balconies that overlook the lovely topiary- and ivy-clad grounds, while others feature slanted ceilings (which can make the space feel more cramped). Every room, though, comes with the same high-end amenities, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and spacious bathrooms. There's no restaurant, but the hotel features a wonderful spa by Carita Paris with exclusive treatments. With all this luxury, though, expect a price to match.

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Address

  • 28 place des Vosges, 75003 Paris, France

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Duplex
  • Junior Suite
  • Standard Room
  • Suite
  • Superior Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 54
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: 3rd Arrondissement (Le Marais), Paris
Address: 28 place des Vosges, 75003 Paris, France
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