When choosing a hotel for your stay in Paris, air conditioning is not the only issue that should guide your choice. Although it is still an exception in France, most hotels now have air conditioning. The French don’t really believe in AC, but they do understand that most visitors expect it so it is becoming more common.
In the Marais district alone there are about one hundred hotels. But you should be aware that there are hotels that have the word «Marais» in their name, but are located outside the area. Before you book, be sure that the address of the hotel you have selected is in the 75003 or 75004 postal codes – anything else is not le Marais!
We love le Marais (can you tell?), but of course there are fabulous hotels in other districts. Parismarais.com will soon be featuring some of the best hotels in the areas around le Marais – stay tuned.
You want to be aware of the «star» ratings for hotels you find in guide books and on web sites. The French classification for hotels is very strict – maybe the most strict in the world – but it does not include categories for charm and style. You can easily have a 3-star hotel that receives this rating because it offers a certain amount of space, a separate, private bathroom and specific services, but it can be lacking in the classic Parisian atmosphere that will make your trip extra-special. These types of hotels are numerous and you’ll usually find them on the big travel networks or reservation services.
PARISMARAIS selected hotels are the best you can find in the district.