What We Love
- The location in the 9th Arrondissement: close to the Gare du Nord and within walking distance of the Opera and the city's major department stores
- Afternoon tea is served daily in the lounge
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- This is a hip hotel, but not painfully so; the lounge is inviting and the multilingual concierges are total sweethearts
- Book a Club Room for extras like a Nespresso coffee machine and a bathroom with a tub
- Breakfast is served daily in a charming stone-arched cellar
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Comfy contemporary chic. The real showpiece in this establishment designed by Barcelona’s Castel Veciana Arquitectura studio is the lobby, which has the hip cachet of a small New York gallery or an upscale café. Handsome prints enliven the cream walls, a big coffee table heaves with art books, and there are yet more tomes lining a big bookshelf at the back. (This is France, after all, so displaying your intellectual and cultural credentials is de rigueur.) Bauhaus-style chairs and a big black leather sofa call out for you to recline while enjoying a glass of wine from the Nine&Bar. Small framed portraits of the queen of England wink at you from the corner, reminding you that this place doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Bed and Bath
More muted than the public areas, the 48 guestrooms feature white walls, dark wood paneling and wooden floorboards. They’re petite (the Classic Rooms start at 140 square feet), but everything is utterly spotless and there are nice touches like vintage-style lamps and iPhone docks. The vibe is uncluttered and serene. The bathrooms are kitted out with toiletries infused with natural extracts from the Colors range. Book a Club Room for extras like a Nespresso coffee machine and a bathroom with a tub (a luxury in space-conscious Paris).
Breakfast is actually worth waking up for here. It consists of pastries straight from the boulangerie, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, as well as Asian soups, and is served in a little cellar in the basement (which is far more charming that it might sound). If you’re in a hurry, an express breakfast can be prepared to go. The small Nine&Bar in the lobby is perfect for a pit stop if you fancy a midday juice or soda, or a glass of wine and some snacks before heading out to dinner at one of the neighborhood’s many excellent restaurants.
In the Area
The focus here is on the two big F’s, Fashion and Food. The nearby boulevard Haussmann is a shopping Valhalla, home to two of the city’s mightiest department stores: Les Galeries Lafayette and Le Printemps, as well as flagship shops including Uniqlo. The formerly seedy Pigalle area is your port of call for hip eateries like Flesh, a classy barbecue joint, and the classically French Pantruche, with its super soufflé. The newly opened Lulu White bar is a sure-fire bet for killer cocktails and dancing.
How to Get There
Very nice interior, both in rooms and lobby. Very understated but beautiful design.
Isabel at front desk was extremely helpful and managed to get me a seat at the bar for tasting dinner at La Chateaubriand, which was sold out and normally have to be booked weeks in advance.
Breakfast buffet had many choices so surely something for everyone.
Would stay here again as price versus the hotel was very good deal.
This hotel is a lovely little retreat an easy walk or Metro ride away from the Ile de la Cité, surrounded by boulangeries and supermarchés. The room was tiny but clean and comfortable, with great wifi and a good breakfast (for an additional cost).
Very good location, close to the metro. Excellent beds and a very friendly and professional service.
The rooms may not be huge, but well above the Parisian standard. I'll certainly be back to stay here.
Great location for Eurostar arrival at Gare du Nord.Very nice modern hotel with nice bedrooms .Easy accessibility to all Paris has to offer with bus stop outside to Eiffel Tower and Metro stations only short distances away
It was really good. Receptionists are helpful. Rooms are so clean and comfortable. Location was really good. It’s near to subway and also all lines are connected with Cadet line and it was so comfortable, everything was really great