What We Love
- Great Right Bank location surrounded by charming boutiques and restaurants, and a short walk away from the Louvre
- Chic contemporary interiors with an Art Deco vibe
- Friendly English-speaking staff
- The top-rated lobby restaurant serving seasonal bistro fare
What To Know
- There’s small gym in the basement to sweat off all those croissants
- Standard Classic Rooms are quite small at 180 square feet; opt for a Deluxe Room or a Suite for more comfort
- Children are welcome but the hotel is more suitable for couples or single travelers
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Housed in an 18th-century hotel that had been shuttered since the 1970s, the revived Bachaumont exudes retro-modern glamour thanks to Dorothée Meilichzon, the design maven behind some of Paris’ most stylish hospitality openings. The Art Deco-inspired interiors feature nuanced shades of blue, gray, and green, plus minimalist furnishings like skinny-legged marble tables and globe pendants with smooth metal hardware, and all 49 rooms and suites are equally stylish with wall-to-wall padded headboards backing cushy platform beds, pretty wooden desks, and white-tiled bathrooms. Aside from its excellent location on a quiet tree-lined street near the Louvre, one of the highlights of staying at Hotel Bachaumont is the eponymous ground-floor restaurant, run by a team of trendsetting restaurateurs (owners of the nearby Experimental Cocktail Club, which brought craft cocktails to Paris in 2007). Set under a stunning glass roof, the neo-brasserie serves updated classic like langoustines cooked over charcoal and baba au rhum marinated in a citrus syrup. After dinner, stop for a cocktail at Night Flight bar next door, a cozy wood-paneled den inspired by the novel Vol de Nuit by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
In the Area
The hotel is in an area known as Sentier in the 2nd arrondissement, a former manufacturing district that’s evolved into one of the chicest neighborhoods of Paris. Tucked between the Louvre and the Marais, Sentier’s cobblestones streets and quaint alleys are lined with a mix of old-school boulangeries and stylish new boutiques and cafes. Browse the staggering collection of French fragrances at Nose, an artisanal perfumery and beauty store. Then stop for a matcha latte at the Japan-inspired Cafe Kitsuné nearby, which edges the gorgeous gardens of the Palais Royal. Come night, check out David Lynch’s nightclub Silencio, a dramatic space featuring DJ sets, art exhibits, film screenings, and more (some events are only for members). Going sightseeing? The majestic Musèe du Louvre and the romantic Pont Neuf are just steps away.
How to Get There
I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in early Aug and was left very disappointed and frustrated.
The location of the hotel is great - walking distance to many major sights of the city, and its very clean and tidy.
However, just about everything else went wrong:
1st, very noisy, not because of crowds or bars downstairs which is tolerable, but due to the tube underneath - every time a train passes through the bed vibrates with an annoyingly pitched noise.
2nd, not business friendly. I am a Bloomberg terminal user and have traveled extensively with my Bloomberg terminal (installed on laptop) so that I can monitor markets on the road. However, for the first time, my Bloomberg terminal is blocked by a hotel firewall. This hotel outsources their internet connection and maintenance to a 3rd party, so the issue was unsolvable despite my constant complains over my stay. And they delayed in giving me a firm answer as well since I would have preferred to move out from day 1/2. This incident caused me a lot unnecessary stress since I rely heavily on my Bloomberg terminal to trade and monitor my portfolios.
3rd, it seems the occupancy rate was low during my stay so they halved the breakfast options with very limited choices left. It was nice of them to waive my breakfast fees, but it was not a pleasant surprise.
4th, while being overall helpful and responsive, the front desk staff keeps rotating - everyday is a different person during my stay. Hard for them to follow up my internet connection complain (also due to the complexity of the issue, I don't think a lot effort was put into this) and I was repeated asked the same questions which were well explained on the previous day.
Definitely won't stay there again.
We were returning to Paris after a week in Provence during a heat wave, so we appreciated a hotel with air conditioning. The staff was lovely—very warm and welcoming. The room was comfortable and fully fitted out with fluffy robes and slippers. It was perfect for our last night in France.
Hotel Bachaumont is a lovely small hotel a block away from one of the most alluring old market streets in Paris. Though much gentrified in recent years, the Rue Montorgueil neighborhood retains much of the charm that attracted to me this area when I first discovered it in 1989. This hotel makes staying in this part of Paris a real joy with comfortable rooms and excellent food and beverage service. The staff is most welcoming and highly professional. Staying there during men's fashion week made the experience at Hotel Bauchamont that much more interesting as designers and buyers from all over the world were among the guests. This is a hotel that puts you right in the center of Paris, close to museums and the river to the south, and to the shopping districts along the Grands Boulevards to the north. For me, the best part of staying here was the short walk to Rue Montorgueil where one can relax at a cafe and watch the very purposeful daily routines of ordinary Parisians as they go about their business. There really is no other place in the world like this.