Hotel de Nell
What We Love
- The serene atmosphere and understated palette of midnight blue, cream and taupe
- The restaurant, with its checkered floor and wall blackboards chalked up with the day’s menu
- Close to the Grands Boulevards, it's ideally situated for theaters and shops
What To Know
- A city tax of $2 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Better suited to couples than families
- The restaurant is a favorite with local foodies; make sure to book a table in advance
- All public areas are accessible by wheelchair, and two rooms are adapted for wheelchair users
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Designed by the celebrated French architect and interior designer Jean Michel Wilmotte, Hotel de Nell’s interiors are both elegant and minimal, without being ceremonial. The clean lines of the custom-made furniture happily refuse to sacrifice comfort for style. There is an emphasis on the use of natural materials and harmonious tones: The linens are white and taupe, the rugs are made of sand-colored organic Swedish wool, and the white marble in the bathrooms is offset by accessories made from Oregon myrtlewood.
Bed and Bath
With just 33 rooms and one suite, this boutique property takes great pleasure in the tiny details. Softly lit carpeted corridors lead to restful rooms, where you’ll find natural wood paneling, underfloor heating in the bathrooms and Artemide lamps built into the headboards. The beds are dressed in fine Egyptian cotton, and the pillows (choose from firm ergonomic to soft goosedown) are topped with melt-in-your-mouth chocolates from the nearby confiserie A la Mere de Famille. Seventeen of the bathrooms have Japanese tubs carved from single blocks of stone, and the products are all paraben-free.
The restaurant, La Régalade Conservatoire, is overseen by renowned French chef Bruno Doucet and specializes in the art of “bistronomie” — a trend that marries the conviviality of traditional French bistro dining with fine cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there is a $48 (€35) prix-fixe menu that offers such delicacies as creamy squid ink risotto, braised beef cheeks and Grand Marnier soufflé. The lobby bar is an ideal spot for a chimneyside aperitif and, for those who need to unwind, there’s a private room for massages, facials and body treatments.
In the Area
On the Right Bank between Montmartre and the Palais Royal, Paris’s 9th Arrondissement is a small but bustling neighborhood with plenty of sights within walking distance of the hotel. For a spot of shopping, head over to the elegant department store Galeries Lafayette, on the Boulevard Haussmann. Culture vultures will enjoy the local theaters, such as the Théâtre du Gymnase, which dates from 1820, and the nearby opera house le Palais Garnier. Or you can combine culture and cocoa at the Chocolate Museum.
How to Get There
I was in Paris for the Airshow and wanted to stay near the Gard Du Nord but not too close to avoid crowds. This is a great place.. about 1.0 mile walk to the train and convenient too. There are a bunch of great local restaurants near by for ease. The hotel itself boasts a great restaurant too. The stay is great! The hotel clean and quiet... please stay and enjoy! If you love pizza check out Zazza near the hotel.
Hotel de Nell is my favorite hotel. The architecture, staff, decor, comfortable beds, excellent food,
great neighborhood, has everything I love. I can't say enough about the wonderful staff. I never felt so comfortable in a hotel and the breakfasts are amazing. It has such a wonderful warm feeling.
I love Hotel De Nell, have been going there on and on since it opened. Beautiful boutique hotel, excellent service. Quiet and very clean rooms. Great service. Great breakfast and very nice restaurant. This hotel is a hidden gem 🍀
This is our third year at the Hotel de Nell. Everything was perfect. Because we were repeat customers, they upgraded our room. The front desk staff could not have been more helpful. Accommodations are fabulous and level of service unbelievable. Even the tv stations (in English) we far better than other hotels. We love the location and proximity to local restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, etc. I cannot say enough nice things about this hotel. They have a sister hotel nearby with suite rooms that we have stayed at and is also terrific.
We recently flew to Paris for a show. We wanted somewhere central to stay and choose Hotel De Nell from searches. As a previous reviewer pointed out it is not inexpensive but an absolute must to stay here. Locations is fantastic. Room layouts and decor are exceptional. But the service is impeccable and the manager who welcomed us on arrival must be congratulated. He made us feel very welcome and helped us with or arrangements all within a couple of minutes. His expertise shone through. We travel a lot as a family and I can honestly say there is only one other hotel we have stayed in that matches this experience. This truly is a find. You will not be dissappointed when you stay.