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
The hotel is really clean and modern. The room is chicken with only black and white. The bathroom was really nice. It was perfect for a solo traveler.
The concierge was very professional and nice. I recommend this hotel.
They are located near some nice restaurants as well.
My only complaint was it got a little noisy in the halls at times.
Such a great price had me nervous about the hotel but all was good. Staff were friendly and helpful. There was a metro station a very short walk away and the area was stable with plenty to do - shopping, restaurants and bars, etc.
Looking forward coming back again next time I’m really liking the location were is based the only thing I haven’t yet tried is the breakfast hopefully next time i will that is if the prices stays cool
Let’s get the positives done first: the staff were super friendly and helpful. The decor of the hotel is lovely. It’s in a great part of the city for getting anywhere.
That’s it. That’s where they stop. The rooms are dreadfully small - I’ve been in bigger cupboards before. You can lie on the bed and touch the walls.
There’s no kettle, no water and no facilities in the room.
The “courtyard view” was an A3 sized window which was above head level - that you couldn’t see anything through.
Certainly not a premium hotel room.
Stayed for a week and enjoyed the place. Very clean, friendly staff, good location, plenty of good restaurant around, and 15 mins walk to Gare du Nord, which makes it easy access from CDG airport.I really recommend!