Skip to main content

Hip, historic and super central, the Marais definitely holds a high place on our list of best areas to stay in Paris. Spread over the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, you can walk to many of Paris’s top attractions from here – that is, if you ever leave the district. Its fantastic museums, great boutiques, inventive restaurants, and craft cocktail bars could fill several days of your Paris stay, if not more. For the best places to lay your head at night, check out our rundown of the top cool hotels in the Marais Paris.

*Some of the links in this article will earn a small commission if you click them and then purchase something. Thanks in advance for your support!

(WA = Wheelchair Accessible)

This is an image of a hotel room with a bed, a desk, a small chair and a mirror.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Le Grand Mazarin

Opened in October 2023, this stylish venue is not only one of the best cool hotels in the Marais, but also in all of Paris. Whimsical, modern, and a touch quirky, its decor looks like the backdrop of a Wes Anderson movie. Rooms feature tapestry-draped canopy beds, funky custom-designed lamps, and artwork handpicked from local flea markets. There are all the in-room luxury amenities you could want, but the exceptional pool and spa will tempt you outside your comfy room. Its restaurant “Boubalé”, a term of endearment in Yiddish, features an exquisite modern take on Ashkenazi cuisine by Michelin-starred chef Assaf Granit, the perfect incarnation of the Marais, both past and present and a must-try meal during your stay.

Book Le Grand Mazarin on Expedia or | 4th Arrondissement | WA

Cool Hotels In The Marais Paris: This is an image of a large hotel room with a red feature wall. The double bed has a white duvet.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Hotel Jules and Jim

This boutique hotel is found on one of the coolest streets in the North Marais, lined with avant-garde restaurants, shops, and bakeries. Named after French New Wave director François Truffaut’s cult 1962 film and with a minimalist edgy vibe mirroring the movie, if you’re looking for classic Parisian elegance this hotel is NOT for you. However, with only 23 rooms decorated with artwork by contemporary artists, a hidden terrace (with a fireplace in winter), and a cocktail bar, this hotel is an ideal match for visitors wanting to live locally amidst the Marais’s trendy residents.

Book Hotel Jules and Jim on Expedia or | 3rd Arrondissement | WA

This is an image of a nice hotel room. The double bed has a white duvet, and the bedside lamp is on to give the room a nice ambience.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Maison Proust 

The new little sister of the uber romantic Maison Souquet, this sumptuous boutique hotel beautifully revives Belle Epoque glamor. With period paintings, antique furniture, and custom lamps with handwritten texts, the hotel pays tribute to French writer Marcel Proust and other celebrities from this opulent turn-of-the-20th-century era. There are only 23 rooms which range from deluxe doubles to sprawling multi-bedroom suites. There’s also a cozy library (of course!), one of Paris’s most stunning pools, and a swank “winter garden” bar whose cocktail menu was designed by world-famous bartender Colin Field, formerly of the Ritz’s Hemingway Bar.

Book Maison Proust on Expedia or | 3rd Arrondissement | WA

Cool Hotels In The Marais Paris: This is a very art-deco hotel room with lots of natural light. There is a large colourful canopy draped over the bed.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Hotel du Petit Moulin

This secretive hotel hides behind the vintage facade of a bakery on a buzzing street of the North Marais. Inside you’ll be struck by the over-the-top decor created by Christian Lacroix. The 17 individually decorated rooms all have a completely different feel, decked out in eclectic floral wallpaper, faux zebra print chairs, or a nocturnal sky filled with stars and the moon. Stepping out of the hotel, you’ll be a mere few paces from the Marais best independent boutiques, the historic food market Marché des Enfants Rouges, and cutting-edge contemporary art galleries.

Book Hotel du Petit Moulin on Expedia or | 3rd Arrondissement | WA

This is a small hotel room with a patterned feature wall. The double bed fills most of the room. It has a white duvet.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Hotel JoBo

Tucked away on a quiet street in the heart of the Marais is this clever modern homage to Joséphine Bonaparte (JoBo). Set within a 17th-century convent with a pretty courtyard garden, the hotel’s interior marries Victorian romance with rock’n’roll rebel-chic. They have four room types, varying from singles with extra large twin beds to spacious junior suites,  each with its own theme. Have a drink at the bar before hopping around to the cool bars and restaurants of the area.

Book Hotel JoBo on Expedia or | 4th Arrondissement | WA

Cool Hotels In The Marais Paris: This is a large hotel room with a double bed. There is also a whole sitting area next to it with a red couch and coffee table.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Hôtel National Des Arts et Métiers

Among the best boutique hotels in the Marais Paris is this well-positioned boutique hotel, overlooking a small square in the North Marais near the border with the 2nd district. Its 64 simple yet chic rooms have black and white photos, designer lamps, and furniture created by top French artisans. It also has a chic Italian trattoria, a cool cocktail bar, and a gorgeous rooftop terrace open from mid-spring through fall.

Book Hôtel National Des Arts et Métiers on Expedia or | 3rd Arrondissement | WA

This is a bright, airy hotel room with a small balcony. The decor is very minimalist and the linen is all white.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Hotel Les Bains 

If you’re looking for a luxurious adobe, this is the coolest of the luxury hotels in the Marais. Originally a “bains douches”, a private bathhouse popular with Belle Epoque artists and painters such as Zola, Renoir, Manet, and Proust, from the 1970s to 1990s it was one of Paris’s hottest clubs, attracting the likes of David Bowie, Vanessa Paradis, and Thierry Mugler. Reinvented in 2015 as a 5-star hotel, it has a neo-bistro, concept store, spa and a nightclub which is once again frequented by fashionable Parisians.

Book Hotel Les Bains on Expedia or | 3rd Arrondissement

Cool Hotels In The Marais Paris: This is a nice minimalist hotel room with a large double bed and lots of wardrobe space.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Paris France Hotel

Last on our list of cool hotels In the Marais Paris, this hotel is also one of the best budget hotels in the city. A little less “cool” than some of the other hotels on our list, it boasts an excellent central location on the edge of the 3rd and the 2nd districts, which makes it exceptionally walking friendly (which leads to more savings on the métro and taxis). Two vibrant market streets, the rue Montorgueil and the rue de Bretagne, are also really close. In tones of white and beige, the hotel’s connection of rooms also features some triples which can have a fourth bed added, making it a wonderful hotel for families in Paris.

Book Paris France Hotel on Expedia or | 3rd Arrondissement

After you’ve gone through our selection of cool hotels in the Marais Paris, you may be looking for more travel tips. Read these articles next:

Pin this…

This is a Pinterest picture detailing the coolest hotels in the Marais, Paris.
Lily Heise

A long-time Paris resident, Lily Heise is a travel writer whose work has been in Condé Nast Traveler, Huff Post, Fodor’s, AFAR, and Frommer’s, among others. When she’s not uncovering the city’s best secrets, she can be found on a Parisian café terrasse or traveling the globe.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.