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
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.
This little hotel has all that you need for a eek-end stay in Paris. Clean and nicely decorated rooms. Not too noisy even despite its location. Nice restaurants in the area - I will recommend the Petrus.
Breakfast is nice with real scrambled eggs - not the overcooked powder-based shi..... that you often gets.
Staff is very helpful, professional and nice.
The only concern - if any - is that it is a bit overpriced.
The staff is extremely inefficient. There were inadequate toiletries in the bathroom and they had forgotten to keep tea, coffee, water and milk sachets in the room. This was repeated again despite reminders and multiple notes made by the reception staff. Everyone was passing on the blame to the other person.
First, the staff at this hotel could not be nicer - they are polite and efficient. BUT we specifically booked this hotel for ourselves and three other couples because they advertised that they had air conditioning. An important feature in Paris during warmer months. Well, it turns out that they turned off the AC in the hotel and we ended up roasting all night because the thermostat said the AC was on, but the units had been shut off - and not just in our room... in every room! Positives: Breakfast (20 euro) was very good and had a nice assortment of food. It has a wonderful location, and the area is quiet after hours. The rooms are small but comfortable and the hotel is very clean. However, I felt like we paid a lot of money for something we did not get. So if you're going to stay here in the summer, make sure that you confirm that the AC is actively working.
I was there to visit Paris with my family and we stayed at this hotel. The receptionist spoke English very well which is always a big plus when visiting France. All staff were very friendly. Breakfast was included and the server remembered how I liked my egg after the first day for the remaking of my trip.
We were not happy with the first room that was given to us as the door to the shower/toilet was transparent. When I informed the receptionist about it they changed our room and moved us out while we were out. Afterwards they followed up to ensure we were happy with our new room.
The hotel is very accessible from the metro/tube/underground which take to right to the centre and everywhere in Paris. You can also get on a bus right beside the hotel that take you to the centre in about 10-15mins
Overall a great stay and would highly recommend to everyone.