For those who travel with a suitcase full of books or look for bookish inspiration in their daily lives – look no further than some of these iconic literary hotel destinations in Paris.
Ernest Hemingway once said that, “there is no friend as loyal as a book”.
If you’re a traveler who always has a suitcase (or ebook reader) full of books on your trips, it’s time to take a look at Paris as your next potential destination. Some of these literary hotels have inspired writers, have hosted award-winning authors, or are the perfect hideaway for those who like some downtime with a book and a Parisian coffee in hand.
Here are some of the best literary hotel stays in Paris:
L’Hotel (Address: 13 rue des Beaux Arts)
Formerly Hôtel d’Alsace, this hotel was Oscar Wilde’s final home. Following a redesign and a name change, this hotel is stunningly modern but soothing for the soul. The look is classically French featuring golds and reds throughout the building. Close to the hotel are a number of bookish visits and the famous Les Deux Magots cafe which has been the literary hangout spot in the city. In terms of amenities, L’Hotel also features Michelin-starred Le Restaurant.
Most popular amenities: Parking Pet friendly Restaurant Free WiFiFamily rooms Non-smoking roomsTea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms Bar
Le Pavillon des Lettres (Address: 12 rue des Saussaies)
This themed hotel is located just around the corner from the Elysée Palace. Le Pavillon des Lettres has 23 rooms and three suites. Each of these are named for a letter of the alphabet and a corresponding author. The rooms feature the author’s work in a beautiful bedside collection for all of your reading needs! The building has been refurbished but maintains the feel of a typical Parisian mansion. It’s modern and timeless with a warm decor feel throughout. Be sure to grab a glass of bubbly at the elegant bar to top off the perfect cozy night in your themed suite.
Most popular amenities: Non-smoking roomsFacilities for disabled guests Room servicePrivate Parking Free WiFiTea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms Bar
Hotel Monte Cristo (Address: 20 – 22 rue Pascal)
Fairly new on the scene (opened 2018), the Hotel Monte Cristo is located in the 5th Arrondissement and draws inspiration from the prolific writer of the famous Count of Monte Cristo. The atmosphere is a 19th-century vibe with a classic French style. The furniture was sourced to include over 200 specific pieces that give the place soul and a beating heart. Finally, the rum-dedicated bar hosts a beautiful collection of vintage bottles that pay homage to the writer’s ancestors who had their own distillery in Santo Domingo.
Most popular amenities: Non-smoking roomsFacilities for disabled guests Pet friendly Restaurant Room serviceWiFi in all areasTea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms Bar
Librairie du Marais (Address: 12 rue Caffarelli)
This is the ultimate book lover perfection of a vacation stay. The Librairie du Marais is tucked away on a small street that’s just a short walk away from the Picasso Museum and the Rue des Francs Bourgeois. As a library, it was seeing a slow decline in business with a potential to close its doors permanently to customers. However, an innovative developer turned the library into a family suite that’s full of books (4,500 titles). The unique room offers 4-star hotel comfort with some amenities like breakfast on request and a directory of must-see Parisian locations. If you’ve ever dreamt about sleeping in a bookstore or library – this is your chance to do it in the most fabulous city in the world!
Most popular amenities: Non-smoking rooms Pet friendly Free WiFiFamily roomsHeating