PHOTO: Jad Limcaco | Unsplash

Fodor's Expert Review Le Roch Hotel & Spa

28 Rue Saint-Roch, Paris, 75001, France See on Map

If you'd like a nice dose of luxury with your boutique hotel, look no further. For a small (37-room) lodging, Le Roch packs in pretty much every indulgence you'd expect from a five-star hotel: upscale dining, a spa and pool, and beautiful spacious rooms designed by Sarah Lavoine, a sought-after Paris designer. On a pretty street in the heart of Paris, the location puts you within walking distance of A-list shopping and sights.

room

Lavoine makes excellent use of light, color, and chic contemporary touches to make these airy spaces feel like the Paris apartment of your dreams. Rooms are bright and spacious—or at least feel that way—with huge windows and mirrors to amplify the space, luxe materials—velvet, walnut floors and pocket doors—glossy furniture, original artworks, all in white with jewel-toned accents or beautiful saturated colors. Suites have terraces with pretty potted plants.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Some muffled street sounds can be heard on lower floors street side, but upper floor and courtyard-facing rooms are silent.

Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Room Saint-Roch
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Room Saint-Roch
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa 
Prestige room
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Prestige room
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Room Cosy
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Room Cosy

bathroom

Spotless-white metro-tiled baths have either a spacious walk-in shower or a bath with hand shower, up-to-the-minute fixtures and all the amenities. Bath products are by the luxury French perfumer Fragonard.

Rue Saint-Honoré is one of Paris's three top shopping areas (the others are the Marais and the Golden Triangle), with enough designer booty to keep you busy for days.

Le Roch Hôtel & Spa 
Indulgence Suite - Bathroom
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Indulgence Suite - Bathroom
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Deluxe Bathroom
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Deluxe Bathroom
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Bathroom Cosy
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Bathroom Cosy

lobby

The stylish lounge is set up like a cozy living room, with artworks, a library, and fireplace and breakfast-dining room that opens onto a courtyard open in warm weather.

Le Roch Hôtel & Spa 
Patio by night
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Patio by night
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa

pool

One of the highlights of the hotel, this spiffy daylit pool is perfect for laps and cleverly opens straight onto the steam room--just swim right in!

Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Hammam
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Hammam
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa 
Spa Codage
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Spa Codage

spa

The basement spa offers a range of massages and treatments by Codage, a Paris institution.

Le Roch Hôtel & Spa 
Spa Codage
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Spa Codage
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Fitness
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Fitness

gym

The small mirrored fitness room has enough basic equipment for a decent workout.

Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Fitness
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Fitness

dining

Expect total elegance at the hotel's fashionably dusky restaurant (also the breakfast room) offers three meals a day, with a menu designed by two-Michelin-star chef Arnaud Faye (and implemented by Remy Bererd), which excels in fresh, local and vegetarian cuisine. Outdoor seating in warm weather is a bonus.

Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa 
Tea time
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Tea time
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa

drinking

Like the restaurant, the luxurious bar is a fabulous spot for a before or after dinner cocktail or to spend a Saturday night with friends (though it can get slow on weekends).

Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa 
Spa Codage
Photo: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa Spa Codage

LOCATION

Getting Around

The hotel is a few minutes walk to the Pyramides metro and Palais Royal-Musée de Louvre stops, which get you pretty much anywhere. Upscale territory indeed, but still cool enough not to qualify as stuffy, case in point... you're a few minutes walk from Paris's oh-so-cool Colette concept store and all the chic shopping on the rue Saint-Honoré. Almost equidistant from the Palais Royal, Opéra Garnier and the Tuileries, this is an exceptionally convenient neighborhood to visit tons of Paris's top sites and museums--on foot!

Restaurants

Juveniles is our favorite Paris restaurant-wine bar, bar none. The prix-fixe lunch is one of Paris's best-kept secrets. Verjus, and its wine bar just down from the restaurant, are a good choice for fresh market-driven cuisine and English (the chef is American).

Bars

Verjus Wine Bar is a tiny place, with stools only, but good wine choices. Also, there's Hemingway Bar at the Ritz--need we say more? It's the Ritz! It's fancy and has excellent cocktails.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Every inch of this elegant hotel exudes style, but without the attitude that sometimes comes with. As chic as it is, you'll feel totally at home, but with enough extra pampering to make every minute of your stay a sheer delight.

QUICK FACTS

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01 70 83 00 00

What’s Nearby

People also liked

exterior of 25 Place Dauphine

25 Place Dauphine

$$$ | 25 Place Dauphine

Located on the charming and historic Place Dauphine on the perfectly s... Read More

Hotel Bachaumont

$$

This sleek revival of a 100-year-old neighborhood hotel that closed in... Read More

Terrass Hôtel Montmartre

$

Leafy, slow-paced Montmartre is its own village within Paris, and the... Read More

Hôtel Mathis

$$ | 3 Rue de Ponthieu

A recent renovation ushered this Art Deco gem near the Champs-É... Read More

Maison Bréguet

$$$ | 8 Rue Breguet

A scrumptious new addition on the Parisian five-star scene, this is ou... Read More

Hotel des Grands Boulevards

$$ | 17 Boulevard Poissonniere

The hustle and bustle of the Grands Boulevards may not seem like the m... Read More