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  • The only chateau-hotel in Paris, a sprawling property with manicured lawns and gardens
  • Stunning interiors, including a grand staircase in the lobby
  • Opulent rooms/suites have flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and minibars
  • Cozy gourmet restaurant for all meals including Sunday brunch
  • Terrace with a greenhouse and hot-air balloon motif
  • A library bar with over 12,000 books
  • Spa treatment rooms, 2 steam rooms, and a fitness center
  • Free valet parking and Wi-Fi


  • High prices
  • Some guests feel the vibe is a bit elitist
  • Some rooms aren't up to par for the price (though most are)

Bottom Line

With a sweeping private entrance surrounded by green lawns and an impressive fountain, the upscale Saint James is a rare find in Paris -- in fact, the 19th century manor is considered the only chateau-hotel in the city. It's fitting that the hotel is located in the wealthy 16th arrondissement (and yes, valet parking is included). The 48 rooms and suites are large by Paris standards, and decorated in plush luxurious fabrics. But the common areas are more impressive -- especially the black and white grand staircase on the main floor. The terrace is a beautiful spot for lunch on a nice summer day. And there's also a small fitness center, a spa, and a gourmet restaurant. The rates here are steep, but guests who want to experience luxury in Paris (and can afford it) should give the Saint James a look.

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In Paris's wealthy 16th arrondissement, near the charming neighborhood of Passy

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The sprawling grounds of this chateau-hotel make it feel much farther out of the city than it actually is -- it's about a 10-minute drive to the Eiffel Tower. Most guests here do bring a car, though, and valet parking is available for free. For those who don't have a car, there are two metro stations nearby, the Porte Dauphine and Victor Hugo.

The 16th arrondissement is a wealthy area of Paris known for housing important museums like the Claude Monet/Marmottan Museum and the Palais de Tokyo. The quiet and charming neighborhood of Passy has many hidden streets to explore by foot.

  • 23-minute drive to Orly Airport (ORL)
  • 25-minute drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)
  • 16-minute walk to L'Arc de Triomphe
  • 6-minute drive to Theatre des Champs-Elysees
  • 6-minute drive to Theatre Marigny
  • 6-minute drive to Grand Palais
  • 9-minute drive to the Eiffel Tower
  • 9-minute drive to Tuileries Gardens
  • 11-minute drive to Musee d'Orsay
  • 12-minute drive to the Louvre Museum
  • 15-minute drive to Gare Du Nord (Eurostar)
  • 15-minute drive to Sacre Coeur
  • 16-minute drive to Notre Dame Cathedral

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Pets Allowed
Hotel Services
Dry Cleaning
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Room Service
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Kids Allowed
Supervised Kids Activities
Things to Do
Fitness Center
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Full Kitchen
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
43 avenue Bugeaud, Paris, Ile-de-France 75116, France
Phone 3 (314) 405-8181
Room Types
  • Boudoir Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite
  • Superior Room

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