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Hotel Les Jardins du Marais 3.5

11th and 12th Arrondissements (Place de la Bastille), Paris, France

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  • Located next to the hip, historic Marais, and near a metro station
  • Gorgeous garden, fountain, and patios
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast, with hot and cold items, available for a fee
  • Rooms, situated around gardens, are sunny and well-styled; some have kitchenettes
  • Fun, elegant decor, and designer furniture
  • Business center
  • Five adjustable conference and event rooms situated around the atrium


  • Courtyard can become noisy in the evening
  • Slow elevator
  • Fee for self-parking

Bottom Line

Les Jardins du Marais is an upper-middle-range hotel, with 205 rooms and 58 suites spread across seven renovated buildings, all overlooking a landscaped garden. Rooms are elegant and sunny, with sleek, pretty furniture and quality linens. The many meeting rooms can make Les Jardins a good choice for business travelers. The Marais neighborhood, with its maze of medieval streets, museums, art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, sits across the Boulevard Beaumarchais from the hotel, which is within a few minutes' walk to a metro station. Tourists who prefer to stay closer to the Champs-Elysees might check out the smaller Hotel Galileo.

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An incredible garden outside; post-modern style and elegance inside

Behind an unassuming facade, this hotel's nine historic brick buildings (including Gustave Eiffel's old workshop) look into a courtyard full of blossoming flowers, carefully landscaped plants, and funky sculptures. There are multiple patios and places to explore and relax, as well as rotating exhibits of contemporary art.

During the day, the lobby and restaurant are flooded with sunlight from a glass roof. The hotel is decorated in opulent, Art-Deco-inspired furnishings, plush fabrics, rich colors, and interesting art, such as a made-from-feather rendition of the Vermeer painting “The Girl With the Pearl Earring.” Post-modern Philippe Starck furniture, opulent, playful lighting fixtures, and plenty of fresh flowers make the space feel welcoming, beautiful, and Paris chic.


On a quiet street adjacent to the historic Marais District, with a metro station nearby

Situated on the quiet Rue Amelot, a small street parallel to the Boulevard Beaumarchais, the hotel is a 10-minute walk (or two metro stops) to the Bastille, which connects to two more metro lines, and in the other direction, a 15-minute walk to the Place de la Republique, with links to even more lines -- making most of Paris' major sights within a 30-minute trip. The lovely Place des Vosges, in the Marais, is about a 10-minute walk away.


The rooms have lovely, thoughtful design, free Wi-Fi, and lots of sunlight.

All of the Art Deco–style rooms and suites overlook the garden, and big windows provide ample sunlight. Renovated in 2009, the hotel rooms have quality ivory bed linen and Macassar ebony furniture. Plush, purple carpeting and fresh flowers make the rooms feel special. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, minibars, coffeemakers, and some have kitchenettes. Some rooms are small. A few Executive Rooms have balconies. Bathrooms are modern, and tiled in mosaic, or inlaid with black marble.


The crowning feature of Les Jardins du Marais is its landscaped, lovely gardens.

The stunning garden and atrium are what set Les Jardins du Marais apart. Five sizable meeting rooms can host cocktail parties and conferences for up to 450 people, and are adjustable with movable partitions. The rooms are situated around the atrium and overlook the gardens, taking advantage of the natural sunlight. This hotel hosts many events, including weddings, fashion shows, and art exhibits. A fitness center and pool are in the works.

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74 rue Amelot, Paris, Ile-de-France 75011, France

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