Sometimes, in Paris, all you want to do is hunker down in a quiet corner of luxury, unpack your bags and relax. There is one place, at 12 Rue Jean-Gujon, where this is possible and it’s at the luxury boutique hotel, Le San Regis. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Hotel San Regis is is a gem housed in a 19th century townhouse with 32 rooms and 11 suites. Ideally situated in the Golden Triangle, between the Champs Elysées and Avenue Montaigne, visitors revel in the heart of fashion and luxury, just outside the front door.
When you walk into the hotel you’re instantly met with a sense of calm. The small lobby and reception area is decorated with classical French furnishings, art and wall coverings. An open hall leads you into the back of the hotel where you’ll find a beautiful sitting area, restaurant and bar area. A solarium filled with green plants brings life to the rooms and breaks-up the patterned carpeting. It feels as if you have entered an established French salon that neighborhood patrons frequent often.
Up an elevator or grand staircase guests find a few floors with wooden doors that open into uniquely furnished rooms, large for Paris standards. Many of the rooms have just been renovated and feature beautiful beds, with heavy, cozy linens, ample closet space for hanging clothing and marble bathrooms. Flat screen televisions provide entertainment, or you can peek outside your window to get a view of the Eiffel Tower. Rooms and suites at the San Regis are the perfect home away from home.
Room service is available 24-hours a day and breakfast is served in a traditional French style, in-room or in the restaurant. The staff at the hotel isn’t afraid to meet your needs. Service is attentive – which is what I expected. This isn’t the place to be pampered, but, instead, to find autonomy and blend-in as a local Parisian. The San Regis offers this opportunity better than any other hotel in the area.