Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hotel Prince de Conti, Paris

A couple of readers who are planning trips to Paris themselves asked me about our hotel so here's a look at the Hotel Prince de Conti. We actually stayed in two hotels so I'll review them separately since they are located in different areas. I had a lot of suggestions from friends on where to stay in Paris and my friend Eleanor who is the Public Relations Director of Teen Vogue actually referred us to the Hotel Prince de Conti. I always trust her judgement but what sold me on the hotel was the location. It is close to everything including the Louvre, the Seine, the Pont Neuf and all of wonderful art galleries and shops in Saint Germain and more importantly, a Laduree on rue Bonaparte!

The hotel only has 26 rooms and we splurged on one of the Superior rooms. If you are traveling alone or don't mind a little togetherness with your traveling companion, they have smaller and less expensive rooms as well as off season specials.

I joked before the trip that all I wanted was my own little twin bed and what we got instead were two twin beds made up as one. We pretty much passed out the minute our heads hit the pillow anyway so it didn't really matter! It was a cute room though!

We had room 41 on the 4th floor which we loved until the elevator broke. The only other hitch was that the woman who checked us in clearly stated that breakfast was included and when we checked out, we found out that it was not. If you decide to stay here, just make sure you clarify this issue first since there are a lot of great places to eat in the neighborhood for probably less than they charged us.

We did have a great view though! Our room looked out on the back of the Monnaie de Paris located on the Quai Conti and the Institut de France to which the dome belongs. I think I'm going to buy myself a book on the architecture of Paris so I can learn more about these gorgeous buildings and all the others we saw on our trip!

We couldn't have dreamed up a better location to stay during the first three days of our trip! We were able to walk everywhere and see all the sights as well as enjoy the comforts of the Saint Germain neighborhood and 6th arrondissement! I think any of my readers would be happy at this hotel...as long as the elevator is working of course!

12 comments:

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Yes, this hotel is the perfect location and I would recommend it to anyone who is in Paris for their first time. Once you know the city better you can venture a little further 'afield' maybe (like we did). It was so easy to get to from the airport - barely 4 blocks from the RER station straight from both airports!

mootsie0109 said...

You're pictures make me want to be in Paris right now! I stayed in that same area the last time I was there. Absolutely perfect location!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Am enjoying hearing about your trip, especially since I had opt out of attending the show this fall. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and thanks for the hotel recommendations for this winters show (boots, clothes, hats, coats-yuck, but I will forge through).

Grant K. Gibson said...

Super cute!
It is like the room that Suzanna and I shared in Venice recently. I booked 2 twins and we had a bed pushed together. We moved them apart everyday after the cleaning lady.
It's a good thing that your heads fell asleep fast! As that wallpaper and the matching bedding would make me dizzy!

Landscape Designer said...

Congratulations on the William Sonoma Featured Designer Series!!
I am enjoying your tales of Paris and I also fell in love with the doors!! We share a passion for Laduree!
Sandra

the paris apartment said...

Looks like you're having a fantastique time! Love the key!

Gaj said...

Have not seen that hotel in passing, but looks lovely indeed. In that area, my absolute favorite hotel for all reasons is the Hotel du Bac. Check it out. On the Rive Droit, the Muerice is divine. For sheer Parisian chic and attitude, nothing beats the Crillon or Plaza Athene.
Glad your trip was what you expected.
I could not live without being in Paris at least once a year have done so since I was 13!

maison21 said...

sounds like a great place to stay! i'll put it in my "paris" folder...

the NEO-traditionalist said...

This is so helpful. I'm thinking of heading back to Paris for our honeymoon (my fiancee has never been) and I've been researching cute hotels. This one definitely makes the list. So glad to have you back!
XX Kate "the NEO-trad"

plaisirs simples said...

I just did a post on a paris hotel as well. They are to die for!!! This one looks absolutely adorable! And what a great location! Keeping this one in back of mind!

City Living Girl said...

What a beautiful room with a fabulous view!

sinnlighet said...

oh my... love your virtual image!! amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

regards from sweden & agneta

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