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
The hotel is modern and the staff is very friendly. It is not cheap but you get a good service. The rooms are a good size and the beds and pillows are good. This is a quite good hotel, specially if you like smaller hotels.
Wonderful service and property. Clean and secure. Walking distance to arc de triomphe and nearby sites. Great breakfast and attentive staff. Many nearby shops, bakeries and restaurants. Very nice neighborhood with a good mix of business and residential. Free wifi
We absolutely loved every thing about it. We were not quiet sure about the hotel or the location as we had never been to Paris before. To be honest, Hotel de Banville was not our first choice for our honeymoon, but we are happy that we stayed there. The area was close to a metro, 5 minutes. We walked to the Eiffel Tower in 40 minutes. There is a Grocery store, a few diners and a bakery all within a few minutes walk. The receptionist, Claire was amazing. As we flew in at 6am, arrived at the hotel a little earlier then normal check in time, she assisted us and got us into our room. After being up for 24 hours, it was greatly appreciated. The room was a tad smaller compared to what we are use to in America, But we loved the little sitting area, the table and comfy chairs where we could look outside and have a glass of wine. We never thought we would say this, But we will be back to Paris, and we will be staying at this hotel! Thanks Sophia and Claire.
This is one of the best places where we have ever stayed on our vacations in various countries; affordable, ideal location and greta service; yes the room size is smaller but still better than many. will come here again and again.
Stayed it this hotel for 2 nights. Lovely bright rooms, clean and cozy. Staff were very friendly and helpful with any of our requests. Good location, metro and busses are just round the corner. Coffee machine with the complimentary coffee in the room was a pleasant add on.