Hotel Maison Saint Louis, Marseille

2 Rue Des Récolettes, 13001 Marseille, France. (show on map)

Expert reviews

Lonely Planet review:

“The stuccoed façade, wrought-iron balconies and ‘mini-museum’ of this charming hotel pay homage to its 19th-century origins. Each of the rooms is unique – from the ‘Kenya’ (dedicated to Satao, a Kenyan elephant killed by poachers in 2014) to the ‘Yorkshire’, inspired by an English cottage – and a few have little balconies.”

Guest rating

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4.0 out of 5.0

Ranked 10th in Marseille


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All you need to know

The Maison Saint Louis hotel is in a great location, close to the Vieux Port and the historic Avenue de la Canebière. The neighborhood is formerly known as “the belly of Marseille” and is located in the heart of Noailles’ historic center. The hotel is close to the same-named market, where Mediterranean perfumes and spices entice visitors to visit. This spectacular hotel is a lovely mix of old and new charms and is a neighborhood where visitors can enjoy many incredible memories.

With its Empire-period pediment, lion heads, gargoyles, and wrought-iron balconies, this property was built towards the end of the nineteenth century and has a beautiful façade. The hotel’s charm has retained the Empire period. Discover the little museum inside the hotel, which traces the city of Marseille’s important historical periods. Tourists that stay here come to explore “true Marseille,” the city’s energy, and its lively neighborhoods.

The Mediterranean-inspired guest rooms, with olive green and Marseille blue accents, are the ideal setting for solitude. The rooms boast treasures from local flea markets and amazing interiors contributing to a simple and timeless look. Le Petit Saint Louis Café Bistro provides a welcoming environment to unwind and catch up with friends at any time of day. This wonderful classic café offers loads of vintage charm with its majestic arch, high ceilings, and ancient tiled floor. Air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks are included in all rooms. Some rooms offer balconies or direct access to an outdoor courtyard as well.


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Recent guest reviews


20 September 2023

Most enjoyable, good location and friendly staff,

When we arrived a staff member gave our room as per initial booking to other guests, but the lady at reception gave us two adjacent rooms in stead, which was very nice. The location of the hotel was very good for our purposes, within walking distance of the station and the places we want to be. Staff we dealt with were very friendly and helpful. We were able to leave our luggage the day of departure and fetch is later which was a positive bonus - thank you!

Breakfast was a bit expensive for what you received to eat, but nothing wrong with the quality of the food.


18 September 2023

Did what we needed for little stopover

Great location

The stairs were really steep so getting our cases up was difficult


14 September 2023

Overall, it was a great and comfortable stay! I'd book a stay here again for sure.

The location was superb and the staff were very friendly and kind! Hotel has air conditioning and an elevator, which is a huge plus!

The hotel didn't provide any soaps, shampoos, body washes or any toiletries. Make sure to bring all those misc. items with you.


10 September 2023

Great place for an overnight in Marseille

Excellent location in good surroundings.

Bathroom/shower was a bit cramped


6 September 2023

Excellent location with great staff. Good sized room with very comfortable bed.

Location is excellent



5 September 2023

I was at the hotel for three nights and I enjoyed my stay

Location was first class Excellent value for money Staff all nice

Bit noisy for me but it is the centre of Marseille!


28 August 2023

Hotel in great location with very helpfull staff made our stay very pleasant.

The location and the size of the room and bathroom. The friendly and helpfull staff.

As the only programs in English on the TV were News shows, it would have been nice to have a radio in the room for some music. Only 2 tea satchets for our whole stay.


17 August 2023

Great hotel, lovely city but be vigilant after dark

Great location and helpful staff

The area of Marseille feels a little rough at night and tourists need to be at least alert to this.


3 August 2023

Excellent choice near the Vieux Port

Perfect location near the Vieux Port, close to shopping, restaurants etc. the rooms are a bit spartan, but they are spacious, clean and quiet.

The interior, especially the stairwell and hallways need an update. But, after all, you don’t sleep in the hall.


28 July 2023

Very good

A great place to stay. Not far from the old port and right in the heart of things. Tram close by metro close. Easy walking to most things. Lots of local eateries and bars close . More touristy ones just a short walk away. Clean roomy under the eaves as I was.

The sensor light in the little hallway was annoying at nite.


22 July 2023

Perfect hotel for Marseilles.

Decor, location, cleanliness, staff

The included breakfast is limited, don’t bother.


19 July 2023

Great for a short stay , simple and comfortable inside and impressive facade

location and historical attractive building , 24 he reception

Taxis find it difficult to get to , which isn’t great if you have luggage A fridge and kettle would be nice


17 July 2023

Great situation - handy for the old town and all the sights.

Breakfast was limited but adequate. Our room had a lovely balcony overlooking the square.

Staff in the bistro had no sense of urgency so be prepared to wait!


15 July 2023


Staff was very supportive, extremely accomodating and very nice.

The location of the hotel was central, however very dangerous at night to get to, especially for 2 young girls. It was quite intimidating to walk around marseille.


13 July 2023


The location was perfect. Central to the port and tram. Lot's of café and restaurants

I wished they had a small fridge to keep drinks cold


13 July 2023

Great location and very good staff. Very good value for the money.

Overall very satisfied with our stay. All the staff were very helpful and friendly.

The television was not working but this was not a major problem.


12 July 2023

Nice facility in a good location.

Great location, good WiFi. Staff was friendly and helpful.

The hotel is very nice, but the room itself was a bit weird. Was on the 6th floor, but hotel only had a 5 floor elevator. The remaining steps were on a very steep, narrow staircase - which would be awkward with luggage. The room itself was a redone attic with a slopping ceiling which I kept bumping my head onto. The AC worked, but was inadequate. Parking was available at a nearby facility, but you had to first go to the hotel, prepay, then go back to the parking lot (10 minute walk)


11 July 2023

An excellent spot to base your visit to wonderful Marseille

The location is superb, 2 minutes walk from the Vieux Port, close to shopping, restaurants and an easy walk to Le Panier and MUCEM. The cafe downstairs is a wonderful spot to start the day, the coffee and croissants are excellent and the orange juice fresh squeezed.

The stairway and halls need an update to be sure. But don't be too put off, the rooms are bright, clean and reasonably spacious if a little spartan.


4 July 2023


Really lovely sunny room, very close to the old port.


3 July 2023


Location. White linen. Clean


28 June 2023

Very good

The location, the staff and the cleanliness.

The headroom in the bathroom for the room I got. This is probably only an issue for 2 rooms in the attic. I'm sure the rest are fine.


20 June 2023

and interesting and comfortable place to stay in Marseille. We enjoyed it.

Loved the view and location

not enough shelving, or hooks in the bathroom, know where to put our toiletries 


14 June 2023


Good location. Good to have kettle.


13 June 2023

had a great time

the location it was very central

the noise you can hear everything outside


13 June 2023

Very pleasant one night stay. Front desk receptionist was excellent.

access to the old port area

Had to go up steep stairs to the sixth floor, lift finished at the fifth.

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Breakfast in the room
  • - Special diet menus (on request)
  • - Kid meals (additional charge)
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Coffee house on site


  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Concierge service
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Terrace
  • - Sun terrace
  • - Outdoor furniture


  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Family rooms
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Soundproof rooms
  • - Heating
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Air conditioning


  • - Happy hour (additional charge)


  • - 24-hour security
  • - Key card access
  • - Security alarm
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers

Reception services

  • - Invoice provided
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