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
- 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
This was my second time staying at the hotel. We again had a pleasant and comfortable stay. The price for the value you get is on point. The location is good and the staff are helpful. I'd recommend to anyone visiting Paris.
Very nice hotel .Like a small boutique hotel .Confy bed and a wonderful bathroom.Receptionist staff really friendly.I was feel like at home Definetly i will come back soonDefinetly I will repeat.
Every now and then circumstances dictate the style of accommodation you require. We were on our way back to Paris from Reims in France and heading off early the next day on Eurostar to London. We wanted an inexpensive but comfortable property a walk away from Gare du Nord. 9Hotel Opera fitted the bill – it was less than a 15 minute walk to the station, offered free WiFi and was in our price bracket. We arrived around 6pm, check-in to room 101 was quick and simple – the rather ordinary looking reception area does offer free coffee making facilities. The lift was modern and we were soon opening the door to a small room – not a lot of spare space after two suitcases are opened on the floor. All the basics were there – power plugs on both sides of the king bed (very comfortable by the way) a flat TV but no USB plugs. Lighting was excellent along with the shower – plenty of consistently hot water and big, thick towels. Free WiFi worked a treat – so we were quite happy. Street noise is a slight problem but no big deal. We walked to the station the next morning after a good night’s rest.
My boyfriend and I loved our stay at this hotel! The staff at 9Hotel were very nice and accommodating from the start, and they even upgraded us to a better bedroom at our arrival! The room was small (which is typical of Paris) but very modern, so we felt very comfortable and at ease in our room. We even had a balcony with a great view and some chairs to sit out, which was a nice surprise! The location is also perfect, very close to a metro station and many cafes and restaurants, and only a 15 minute walk to the Galeries Lafayette and a 20 minute metro to the city center. This was nice because we got to enjoy staying in a quieter area but were still very close to all the hustle/bustle of city life. Overall I would give this hotel 5 stars and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in Paris.
Very clean and nice rooms. Close to gare du nord and very friendly service. Also the free coffee and tea is an extra and good service. In the area there are also nice restaurants so good and central spot! Till next time