Need To Know
56, including four suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $351.46 (€255), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude the Continental à la carte breakfast (€25 each).
Watch out for lively discussions and literary cocktails in June, when Montalembert hosts the Prix de la Romancière, a prize awarded to first-time female novelists.
At the hotel
Book and DVD library, WiFi, beauty treatments on request, laundry service. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod and dock, minibar with free bottled water, air-conditioning, L'Occitane toiletries, coffee machines (in suites).
Our favourite rooms
We adore the eighth-floor suites not just their photographer-friendly views of the Eiffel Tower, but for their wonderful, apartment-like feel. You’ll want to take the super-comfortable Christian Liaigre sofabed home with you. The Contemporary and Classic rooms, though of bijou Parisian proportions, are beautifully decorated. All come with huge windows for surreptitious people-gazing.
Bring your loosest skirts or trousers – with L'Atelier du Joël Rubuchon and Pierre Gagnaire's Gaya right next door, you’re going to want to seriously indulge.
In-room massages are available with a day's notice in Deluxe Rooms and above. No one has a problem with you smoking in your room – this is Paris, after all…
Children are very welcome at the hotel; free cots, extra beds (€80 for over-12s) and babysitting services (€30 an hour, plus €25 taxi fee) are all available. Le Restaurant has a dedicated children’s menu.
Small and well-behaved dogs are welcome, and will find a cosy dog basket, plate and bottle of dog shampoo waiting for them at Montalembert. The chef can prepare dog food on request, and dog-sitting and walking services can be organised.