Hôtel de Banville
What We Love
- Nods to Parisian tradition like traditional wallpaper and gilded art paired with sleek, minimalist touches
- The polished lobby bar, which features a grand piano and hosts jazz nights on Thursdays
- Room service, flatscreen TVs and a warm welcome for small pets
What To Know
- The property is located in a predominantly residential neighborhood close to the Palais du Congres, Paris’s large convention center
- For a special occasion, book the spacious Marie’s Appartement suite or the Chambre d’Amelie, which offer Eiffel Tower views
- Some rooms offer more limited courtyard views; check in advance if you have a preference
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This hotel was built in 1927 as a private mansion for the poet Theodore de Banville, a friend of the poets Baudelaire and Victor Hugo. Since 1967 it has been in the singer Marianne Day’s family and was ultimately re-imagined as a 38-room boutique hotel with the help of her husband, architect Laurent Moreau. While it’s far from the madding tourist crowds, Paris veterans may appreciate the off-the-beaten track locale, while jazz lovers will relish the intimate Thursday night performances by Day and her musical contemporaries.
In the Area
The hotel is situated near the gentrifying northeastern part of the 17th arrondissement, known as Batignolles, where ethnic restaurants and colorful produce markets abound. A 15-minute walk takes guests to the Arc de Triomphe and the hustle and bustle of the Champs Elysees, while the more central parts of the district are known for serene boulevards lined with just-so Haussmann-era private mansions. While there are few tourist-magnets here, the petite, impeccably groomed Parc Monceau is a must-see.
How to Get There
Such a lovely hotel in a great location from. Champs Elysees. Large continental breakfast selection every morning, laid out across the grand piano.
The hotel organised for us to have a private driver to Disneyland Paris too, which was a great touch. The driver took us there in the morning and was waiting for us on park closure.
Lots of quaint eateries and bars within walking distance of the hotel too.
This is a really lovely boutique hotel. We stayed in the Chambre Theadore de Banville and it was a gorgeous comfortable room, with nice original decor. It had a little mini-balcony and you could just see the Eiffel Tower from it. The bath in the corner of the room was lovely too. The location is very good - it's on a street of traditional French buildings, and is relatively quiet, given that it's not quite in the city centre. However, the Metro is only a 2 minute walk away, and there are several nice restaurants and cafes nearby, if you don't want to go too far. The hotel itself doesn't have a restaurant, but does do room service food, which is delicious.
This is our third time at De Banville , unfortunately just for the one night this time but this is a quality hotel with fantastic service. We stayed in ‘Marie’ which , as per our previous room Amelie has a wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower and Arc. Breakfast provides a small but perfect selection of hot and cold options with fresh juice and great French coffee. The area is ideal , slightly off the beaten track (and away from tourists) yet just 15mins walk away from the Arc / Champs-Élysées. Many thanks to Romain and the team and we hope to see you again soon.
A very comfortable boutique hotel in the heart of Paris. Not far from Place de Ternes and Champs Elysees (15mn walking).
Several good restaurants in the neighbourhood.
Clean. Good breakfast.
Perfect if you want to avoid a big chain hotel.
We stayed in this hotel in January 2018 for 3 nights.
Unfortunately our room wasn't high enough to have the view of Eiffel Tower but room was very cute and clean.
I have to say our room would only be suitable for a couple as the bathroom / toilet door was glass and pretty much sea through! I don't think I would feel very comfortable if I wasn't staying with my partner.
We didn't take the advantage of breakfast in the hotel as we preferred to eat out and try local restaurants but it did look delicious.
Hotel is in great location within 5 minutes walking distance to 2 metro stations, within 20 minutes of metro journey to center and I think it takes about an hour to walk to Louvre which we didn't try as we had too much to see and visit during our long weekend.
Thank you for a lovely stay!