Last Updated on 28th June 2019 by Sophie Nadeau
If you’re looking for a central Parisian location that’s within walking distance of many major attractions and filled with restaurants, eateries, and cafés, then you may well want to book a stay in the 3rd or 4th arrondissement district of the city. Here’s your ultimate guide to the best Le Marais hotels; the top accommodation and places to stay for every budget!
Introducing Le Marais: The Heart of Medieval Paris
A Parisian arrondissement which covers much of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of the city, Le Marais is so-called thanks to its status as a swamp prior to the Middle Ages. You see, once upon a time, this area of the French capital was a marshy uninhabitable patch of land filled with bogs.
As a result of an ever-increasing city population, a group of monks drained the land and expansion of Paris’ limits soon followed. Over time, the medieval streets of Le Marais stretched over the course of a fairly large area, resulting in a maze of cobbled lanes and old shop fronts. Indeed the oldest stone house in Paris still standing can be found in Le Marais in the form of Auberge Nicolas Flamel.
During the 16th, 17th, and 18th-centuries, this also happened to be the area of Paris where many of the city’s more wealthy residents chose to build their mansion houses. Today, many of these historic houses have been transformed into museums and public buildings. For example, Musée Carnavalet occupies two former Hôtels and is dedicated to the history of the city.
Fast forward into the 19th-century and Le Marais luckily escaped much of the Haussmannian renovations that resulted in the grand boulevards and wide houses that are so synonymous with the city. Visit today and you can expect to find a plethora of little streets, a vibe of Paris of old, and even a timber-framed house or two. For a closer look at this district on a more local level, check out my free and self-guided Le Marais walking tour.
Things to know before booking Le Marais accommodation
If you’re searching for somewhere to stay in Montmartre, then you should know that Le Marais is popular year-round, especially during peak season (i.e. the summer months, bank holidays, and during school holidays). As such, you’ll want to book your place to stay well in advance so as to secure the best deals, rates, and accommodation.
Luxury Hotels in Le Marais
Hôtel de JoBo, 10 Rue d’Ormesson, 75004 Paris, France
This well-reviewed luxurious five-star hotel can be found in the 4th arrondissement of the city. Home to amenities such as free WiFi, a bar, and room service, this independent and chic boutique hotel is constructed on the site of what was once a 17th-century convent. This Le Marais hotel also happens to be just a few minutes walk from the Saint Paul metro station. Check prices and availability here.
Le Pavillon de la Reine, 28 Place des Vosges, 75003 Paris, France
Steps away from the world-famous Place des Vosges, i.e. the area of Paris where Victor Hugo once lived and the first public planned square in the city, this stunning five-star hotel is oozing with luxury. Amenities on site include a fitness centre, hot tub, Free WiFi, spa, and much, much more. Check prices and availability here.
Hôtel Bourg Tibourg, 19 Rue du Bourg Tibourg, 75004 Paris, France
Situated in the very heart of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, this stunning and luxurious hotel is easily one of the best places to stay in Le Marais. Facilities on site include room service, concierge service, a bar on site, and bedrooms and suites at various price points. Check prices and availability here.
Mid-Range Hotels in Le Marais
Hôtel De Neuve by HappyCulture, 14 Rue Neuve Saint-Pierre, 75004 Paris, France
For those who are looking for a mid-range hotel in the heart of Le Marais, this hotel is well-reviewed and can be found in an area fondly referred to by locals as SoMa (South Marais). Close to attractions such as Maison Européenne de la Photographie and the historic mansion house of Hôtel Sully, this place to stay boasts amenities such as free Wi-Fi and an airport shuttle. Check prices and availability here.
Turenne Le Marais, 6 Rue de Turenne, 75004 Paris, France
Just a few minutes stroll away from the beautiful Place des Vosges, this hotel in Le Marais offers air-conditioning, a shuttle bus, and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is available for an extra fee, while the Île de la Cité district is just fifteen-minute walk away. Check prices and availability here.
Budget Hotels in Le Marais
Auberge de Jeunesse MIJE Fourcy, 6 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris, France
Budget Le Marais accommodation is to be found if you visit the Youth Hostel of MIJE Fourcy. However, be warned that since this is one of the most expensive areas of Paris, if you’re looking for a low-cost place to stay, then you might want to look for accommodation in another district, such as the 19th, 20th, 10th or 11th arrondissements.
Though not quite as well-reviewed as some of the other places to stay in Le Marais in this article, this hostel offers amenities such as free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and a restaurant on-site. Check prices and availability here.