Hiding behind a classic 19th-century facade is a fresh, contemporary hotel with subtle 1930s influences. Under a huge atrium skylight, the lobby's polished black-marble floors, hardwood furnishings, and urban chic furnishings set the mood. The small library has a wood-burning fireplace, and the intimate Bar Chinois is decorated with elaborate Chinese wallpaper. Imported woods and black slate accent the hotel's sauna, steam room, and countercurrent swimming pool. Rooms
have modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and free high-speed Internet. The marble bathrooms feature Bulgari toiletries and heated towel racks. Contemporary French and Basque-style cuisine is served in the hotel's Pinxo Restaurant.
Oct 21, 2005
My wife and I stayed in this hotel for three nights in October 2005; its was the cap to a 12-day vacation in France. We expected this hotel, one of the most expensive in the Marriott system, to be filled with relaxation and upscale pampering. We were very disappointed. The room was cramped with very little space to move freely. The bathroom was the biggest letdown; the shower was very narrow, inadequately ventilated, and offered little encapulation
of the overspray. Thus after each shower there was water every where (floors, walls, on the nearby toilet.) The towel warmer didn't work and the blow dryer was of very poor quality. On the second morning, the smoke alarm was set off from steam in the bathroom. In the end, we summed up this hotel as a Courtyard with nicer furniture and fixtures. We would not recommend staying here.