September in Paris

I had an opportunity to stopover in Paris, France this year, on my way to and returning from Morocco and experience two hotels.

I have been sending clients that prefer to stay in the St Germain district of Paris to Esprit Paris St. Germain on the Left Bank for several years. A boutique hotel with a Parisian feel, they have a breakfast room and living area located off the small lobby. Rooms are a comfortable size with large comfortable beds, great linens.

Offering a great value for Paris, our rate includes: Daily American Breakfast, Bar in the Lobby with Champagne, wine, spirits, soft drinks and more, your mini-bar in the room, high speed internet, access to their fitness center, business center, daily newspaper and fresh fruit and flowers each day.

There are many nice cafes in the neighborhood and within walking distance of Notre Dame.

I arrived early at the hotel and they kindly offered me the spa to refresh in before heading out into the city. When I returned my bags were waiting for me in my room. The staff is super helpful and my clients are well taken care of at this lovely hotel.

Molitor Paris MGallery by Sofitel is located west of the Eiffel Tower, in a Paris neighborhood with apartments and a stadium across the street. There are cafes and some shopping available in the area. Built in the 1930’s, this hotel has quite a history and an outdoor swimming pool in the center of the property. They also have an inside swimming pool with a spa and fitness center.

Closed for some time, it was reopened in May of 2014 with what I call a “Funky Paris vibe” décor. The hotel has a young staff that are always willing to help with anything you might need.

I received a corner room with great views, including the top of the Eiffel Tower. The king bed is comfortable and the room is decorated with modern furniture. The bath has a full bathtub with separate walk-in shower, Clarins amenities and a Dyson Type hairdryer which was fabulous. The only drawback I had with the bath was there wasn’t enough room to place your toiletries around the sink.

The locals like to hang-out in the hotel, and the reason is because of its bar, club and restaurant. I dined at the restaurant and the food was wonderful and fresh. Their morning buffet breakfast offers many choices.

If you don’t mind staying in an area of Paris that is off the beaten path, I can recommend staying at the hotel.

Most people like to stay in a centrally located hotel where you can walk to all the main sites and if you stay at the Molitor you need to be prepared to hire a taxi. We are a preferred agency with Sofitel and can readily arrange your visit.

Nancy Decker Davidson