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
We stayed for 5 nights in this hotel and were very happy with their services. Hotel is easily accessible from metro line 3 but still in a fairly quiet neighborhood. Our room was facing the courtyard so there was barely any noise at all. The bed was also very comfortable so we slept very well. Our room had clearly not been renovated recently, which was seen especially in the bathroom - this is why I gave only 4/5.
Breakfast was amazing, with scrambled eggs, bacon and all sorts of French pastries, cheeses and cold cuts. Their fresh and flaky croissants may have been the best I've ever had!
Would definitely stay here again!
We selected this hotel as the location is great : 200m from subway Porte champerret and 400m from Pereire and..4 mins from tram 3b.
If you get there with your own car, the room to unload your trunk is very limited and we had to ask for some help.
The hotel is NOT a franchise and that s why we wanted to try it. Room was super clean but smaller than the pictures.
it offers a descent comfort and we had the chance to have the room on the court side which gives a full silence by night.
AC was ok but my biggest surprise was the wifi quality..It seems they have installed some very powerful access points everywhere !
Mattress was firm and nice but the pillows a total disaster.
The elevator (very old school) was very long but that was fine.
We did not get the breakfast as the fees (20euros) were too high to experience a quick buffet in the middle of the lobby.
Another snag : the so called car park..well, the hotel does not provide you with it as they claim to ! They have a nice discount at the next door car park but the bill was not forecast and we had to top up 50euros for 48 hours.
Speaking of snag, the bar was closed...at 11h00 PM.
Reception was ok...I guess during summer, the staff is more summer job style than the rest of the year but we coped with it.
So at the end I will recommend the place if you want calm and a descent fare (280 euros for 2 nights without city taxes), if you want two subways station close and an very short access to the Peripherique.
Myself and my husband stayed here for 3 nights! All I can say it was a beautiful hotel!! We went to Paris for 3 days to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We had booked a classic room, but were upgraded to a view overlooking the top of the Eiffel Tower!! The room was so lovely, spacious and very clean. A very modern design with French doors and a small balcony to sit out on. The bed was very comfy. Breakfast in the morning was lovely too, with a selection of pastries, cheeses, ham, pancakes, bacon, egg and more. The fresh orange juice was lovely. Staff were all very friendly and helpful.
The hotel is located on a main road but we couldn’t hear a thing from our room. It’s a 5 minute walk to the metro and 2 minute to the bus
My husband picked the best hotel! We would definitely return here again and would highly recommend it! Hotels are very expensive in Paris, and even though this wasn’t cheap, for the price and what you get, it’s amazing!