Hotel Mansart Review
Location: Place Vendôme
Address: 5 Rue des Capucines, 75001 Paris
TÈl: +33 (0)220.127.116.11.28
Fax: +33 (0)18.104.22.168.44
Hotel Mansart Overview
A reasonable, classy mid-size hotel around the corner from the Place Vendôme and surrounded by the most glamorous hotels in Paris. A great choice if you enjoy high-end window shopping or if the Ritz is out of your budget. Stay at the Mansart, and hang out at the Ritz around the corner or the Grand Hyatt across the street.
We stayed at the Hotel Mansart in Room 101. The street-side room contained two single beds. The rate was 135 euros/night and included a continental breakfast.
Hotel Mansart Ratings
Classified as a three star hotel. Our ratings (1 -5 stars):
Overall: 5 stars - The Hotel Mansart strikes the right balance with modern conveniences and French charm. The spacious, up-to-date rooms are a bargain in the prestigious Place Vendôme area. The room size, furnishings, and amneties are uncommon in a Parisian 3-star property. A great choice if your stay in Paris includes high-end shopping.
Location: 4 stars - Located near the Place Vendôme and Place de la Madeline. This is the heart of the Paris high-end shopping district. The streets surrounding the Hotel Mansart are home to to gourmet food shopping (Fauchon, and Heidiard), upper-crust jewelry stores (Cartier, and Van Cleef and Arpels), and designer boutiques (Gucci, Chanel, and Dior). The Hotel Mansart is also within a few blocks of Paris's historic 5 star grand hotels with their famous bars and starred restaurants- the Paris Ritz, The Intercontinental Grand Hotel, and the newly renovated Paris Grand Hyatt. Paris' famous department stores (The Grand Magasins), Galleries Lafayette and Printemps, are a short walk from the Hotel Mansart.
If you've come to Paris to "shop until you drop", this is the hotel for you. If you yearn for the romance of "Old Paris" - local markets, intimate cafés, and 18th century architecture, there are better locations in Paris to stay.
Style and Decor: 5 stars - Extremely comfortable with large rooms and modern conveniences, the Hotel Mansart greatly exceeded our expectations. The rooms are furnished in elegant Napoleonic style with mahogany vanity tables, wing chairs, and dressers with modern conveniences uncommon to many Paris 3 star hotels, such as, flat-screen tv with enhanced cable package, mini bar, wi-fi access, and key-card entry. Each of the 57 rooms is decorated in the same style.
Staff - 5 stars - The staff was extremely courteous, prompt, and outgoing. All our requests were promptly fulfilled.
Amenities: 4 stars - The large lobby contains marble flooring and understated French furnishings. The pleasing teal and peach geometric murals on the lobby's walls are inspired by Louis XIV's architect's, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, drawings for various French gardens. Hardouin-Mansart also designed the Place Vendôme and the Versailles palace.
Value for Money: 5 stars - The Hotel Mansart is a steal. The stylish, spacious, and comfortable rooms are fraction of the price compared to the other high-end hotels in this area. If you want to stay in comfort in the luxury center of Paris, but you don't need the in-house amenities, such as gift shops, bars, and restaurants, the Hotel Mansart is a great choice.
Hotel Mansart Room Details
Room - We stayed in Room 101, a street side double with two twin beds. The room was huge - one of the largest we've stayed in Paris. At check-out, the desk clerk informed us that this is the largest room in the hotel.
The room's decor and furnishings resembled the interior of a 18th century French residence. The furniture included a marble-topped vanity table, desk, chest and drawers, two velvet upholstered wing chairs, and a round table with four chairs - large enough for eating a meal. The fireplace, chandelier, french windows, intricate moldings and period art pieces added to the feeling that you were staying in an French home, not a hotel room.
The wardrobe was large and included shelves as well as hanging space to store your clothing. The flat screen tv and mini-bar (with reasonable prices) were amenities that we were not expecting in a 3-star hotel.
The room included a large entryway with separate door to the bedroom, Although the room was street side and across from the kitchen, it was very quiet at night.
Bathroom - The spacious marble bathroom contained a glass US style shower as well as separate large soaking tub. For guests sharing a room, the large double sink vanity was a nice change from the small sinks typically found in most Parisian hotels. The bathroom also contained a towel warming rack, hair dryer, and up-scale toiletries. The size and extras included in the bathroom are also uncommon to hotel's in the 3-star range.
The Hotel Mansart's web site contains photos that accurately depict the room that we stayed in.
Author: Cheryl Montgomery