Le Pavillon de la Reine Hotel: Review of My Paris Stay

Indulge. It’s worth it. Yes, I’m referring to the Paris boutique hotel – Le Pavillon de la Reine.

And, I did, and it was worth it! This is all about my stay and Pavillon de la Reine review.

This luxury 5-star hotel sits back from the arcades on the Place de Voges in the heart of the Marais district. Dating from the 17th century, the hotel feels more like an elegant mansion, one you might expect to find in the French countryside.

A classic courtyard reveals the stately hotel whose façade is cascading with lush green ivy. It’s quiet, secluded, and tucked away from the busyness of Paris.

So, go on, indulge, it’s totally worth it. 

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Pavillon de Paris History

arcade with stone at pavillon de la reine

Le Pavillon de la Reine is located in one of the most exclusive areas of Paris – Place de Vosges.

Nestled in the side streets of the charming Marais neighbourhood in the 3rd arrondissement, the Place de Vosges is the oldest square in Paris.

inner courtyard in pavillon de la reine

This elegant 17th-century square is ringed on all sides by arched walkways and red brick buildings. Perfect symmetry with only two exceptions: the King’s Pavilion and the Queen’s Pavilion – now occupied by the Pavillon de la Reine hotel. 

Paris locations don’t get more picturesque or charming than this. Commissioned in 1604 by King Henry IV, Place de Vosges is considered one of the most beautiful squares in Paris.

The distinctive red-brick and cream limestone mansions once owned by nobles and royals make a quadrangle. Tall elegant fountains sit in each of the four corners and rows of neatly trimmed, linden trees border the perimeter of the arches and arcades.

It’s secluded and sophisticated, yet relaxed.

door handle with room key

Le Pavillon de la Reine & Spa – Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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  • quality and comfortable rooms
  • prestigious location
  • amenities
  • hotel restaurant – cocktail hour and breakfast

My Stay at Le Pavillon de la Reine Hotel

statue in courtyard at pavillon de la reine hotel

Walk through the private interior courtyard, past the hidden garden, and you won’t hear a sound. It’s a secret oasis in Paris, one you’ll have all to yourself.

Step inside this boutique hotel and ooh, la, la. That’s right- it’s that good.

The interiors by Didier Benderli of Kérylos Interiors expertly mix Old World touches like fine antiques and artwork, gilded mirrors, marble fireplace, and exposed wood beams with contemporary-styled furnishings.

The result is perfection and yes, indulgence. 

sculpture in courtyard at pavillon de la reine

My Room at Hotel Pavillon de la Reine Paris

rooftop in Paris at hotel pavillon de la reine

I always love the anticipation of swiping your room card and getting that first glimpse of your hotel room. First impression – wow!

A sweet scent of a fresh fragrance of floral aroma hangs in the air like a classic French perfume. The walls and ceiling are covered in a soft toile fabric almost like cashmere to the touch.

I’m immediately drawn to the window with a view of the inner courtyard below. The room is lush, lavish, luxurious, and indulgent – and I love it! 

courtyard with trees at pavillon de la reine hotel

My room, on the 4th floor, was on the top floor of Le Pavillon de la Reine (or in North America the 5th floor). It was a two-story suite. On the main level were the entrance hall, bathroom, and living space with a sofa, chair, and desk.

The modern bathroom offers French-made Codage products, bathrobe, and slippers. It was those small touches that eased my jet lag.

The upper floor is a large space with two dormer windows and a large king-sized bed with premium bedding.

Large built-in storage is hidden behind a panelled wall that has enough space to tuck away your suitcase and all of your belongings.

The upper bedroom is a quiet oasis and affords me a peaceful night’s sleep.  

Hotel Pavillon de la Reine Amenities

This luxury boutique hotel offers 56 rooms each featuring a different style and décor.

In-room amenities are everything you might expect- flat-screen TV, iPod docks, air conditioning, Nespresso machine, and tea kettle.

Other hotel amenities include: 

  • Car park with valet service
  • Shuttle service
  • Spa de la Reine includes treatment rooms for massage, facials, and body treatments
  • Gym 
  • Free iPads and Wi-Fi during your stay
  • Bike rentals at no extra cost 

Breakfast, and much more

Start your day with a scrumptious buffet breakfast. Choose from a range of pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, cheeses, and smoked salmon – plus scrambled eggs, crepes, sausages, and bacon. 

The library, lounge, and exterior courtyard are a buzz of energy at cocktail hour where drinks and a snacking menu from its restaurant are served to both hotel guests and those made through reservations for non-guests at the hotel.

Le Pavillon de la Reine Reviews

Overall, this hotel is ranked 4.5 stars (Google reviews) and the positive reviews have given it praise for:

  • exceeded expectations
  • location second to none
  • the vibe of the hotel – very elegant, French, and Instagrammable
  • breakfast

I did read only a couple of not-so-favourable reviews stating that staff are not friendly and welcoming and the room size is small for Paris standards. That was not my experience at all.

Place des Vosges: Things to Do

Paris buildings with tree

Place des Vosges is a coveted spot in the city for romantic strolls and exclusive boutiques, art galleries, and dining. Parisians, especially on weekends, go to Place des Vosges to enjoy a relaxing day.

Strolling the square steeped in history, reading on a park bench, or maybe even having a lazy picnic sprawled out on the lawn. 

Here are the top things to do near Le Pavillon de la Reine Hotel:

  • Tour the home of Place des Vosges’ most famous resident, Victor Hugo, the author of Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
  • Find a secret garden called Jardin Saint-Catherine Grand Veneur to admire its peaceful and beautiful surroundings 
  • Visit Hotel Sully, the residence of a former minister to Henry IV features a pretty garden
  • Go antique shopping in Le Village Saint-Paul an area known for boutique shops and galleries

Best Nearby Restaurants

Le Pavillon de la Reine features its own Restaurant Anne, a Michelin-starred dining experience. 

Beyond Restaurant Anne, there are many top restaurants mere steps from Le Pavillon de la Reine. Here are some recommended ones to try:

  • Carette – one of the best cafés in Paris
  • Ma Bourgogne – sit under the arcade terrace and enjoy classic French cuisine  
  • L’Ambroisie – fine dining in an elegant setting makes this a great choice for that special dinner
  • L’Olivier – sit under the arcade terrace of Place des Vosges and enjoy a meal at a reasonable price
  • Café Hugo – the perfect spot for a weekend brunch

Proximity to Popular Paris Landmarks

Le Pavillon de la Reine hotel is central to the best landmarks in Paris making this the ideal hotel:

  • Le Marais neighbourhood – 10-minute walk 
  • Seine River – 10-minute walk
  • Notre Dame Cathedral – 20-minute walk
  • Louvre Museum – 25-minute walk 
  • Latin Quarter – 25-minute walk
  • Saint-Germain neighbourhood 35-minute walk 

Nearby metro stations include Saint-Paul (line 1), Bastille (lines 1, 5, 8), Chemin Vert (line 8).

As a Holidaymaker

I loved my stay at Pavillon de la Reine.

It’s one of those stays that will leave a long-lasting impression. They make sure your experience is unforgettable. Every fine detail in this boutique hotel is carefully selected with that in mind.

It’s perfect for travellers looking for a quiet but central location in Paris who appreciate the finer things in life. Indulge yourself – it’s worth it!

Since you are planning a trip to Paris, be sure to visit my Travel Guide for France page where in one click you’ll have access to all of my Paris and beyond articles.

Paris is a city filled with romantic and enchanting places to explore, so let me leave you with a couple that I think you will enjoy: