Hotel Eugène en Ville
What We Love
- Discreet design hotel just a 10-minute walk from department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps
- The silent black-and-white film created especially for the hotel that plays permanently on a wall covered with a bank of TV monitors
- The all-day restaurant serves platters of French charcuterie and cheeses
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Although the hotel is in a funky neighborhood, you’ll need public transportation to get to the city’s better-known sights
- Guest rooms do not have mini-bars
- Breakfast is an additional fee per person
- A city tax per person, per night, will be collected at the property
- The hotel is pet-friendly but charges a fee per pet per night, and only allows one pet per reservation. Notify the hotel in advance for arrangements
- Free WiFi
Inspired by Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann, the 19th-century planner who created the grand boulevards of modern Paris, interior designers Carole Picard and Virginie Brisset have created an intriguing, maze-like hotel hidden away in a bustling quarter in the 9th arrondissement. Black baroque wallpaper and glimmering candelabras meet raw, stripped-back industrial décor, and roughly plastered walls broken up by ancient wood beams contrast with ornate mirrors and ’70s-style furniture. The 66 guest rooms are either minimalist (bare walls; stark black-and-white furnishings) or loud and colorful, with trompe-l’oeil murals. Both the Classic and Superior Rooms are compact (172 and 215 square feet, respectively), and most bathrooms are fitted with a rainfall shower but no tub. There’s a media hub in each room that connects smartphones and tablets to the TV, free WiFi, and full room service (7 a.m to 10 p.m.), but no minibar. Downstairs, Cantine Eugene is a popular rendezvous for hip locals. The formula is simple but delicious French comfort food in the form of platters of charcuterie and cheeses: Bayonne ham, pâté and duck rillettes, creamy goat cheese, tangy Roquefort and classic Camembert, all complemented by an interesting wine list. Breakfast is equally hearty, with a buffet spanning freshly made scrambled eggs, bacon, muesli, fruits and yogurt.
In the Area
The Eugene is in the middle of a genuine Parisian “village” full of creative boutiques, bistros and bars. Plunge into the vie de quartier (local life) with a morning wander along nearby Rue Cadet, which is lined with specialist foodie shops. For lunch head to Chartier, a Parisian institution (go early to be sure of a table; they don’t take reservations), then stroll through the Passage Verdeau, one of the many hidden 19th-century covered passages around here. Anyone with a sweet tooth must visit A La Mere de Famille, an irresistible chocolatier that dates back to 1761.
How to Get There
Loved the hotel! The staff were friendly and attentive. Location was perfect - there were restaurants and bars around us. The metro is also close by, easily allowing you to make your way to the various Paris attractions.
Kiara at reception first checked me in and was incredibly helpful in suggesting a restaurant my first night in Paris. After my plans following Paris we’re cancelled I needed to stay an extra 2 nights and wanted to go back to Hotel Eugene. Unfortunately the hotel only had availability for 1 night. Kiara called around to several different hotels to find one with availability for me, took care of my check in and called my room with multiple options. I really appreciate the extra steps she took to help me out.
Super close to Montmartre
2 day stay at Hotel Eugene en Ville. Not a bad word to say whatsoever.
Check in was efficient, staff very friendly. We arrived very early and was able to put our suitcases in a locker and head out.
Room was very comfortable, big bathroom and plenty of amenities. Location was quiet so slept very well.
Breakfast was a simple but decent spread, very happy with this.
Bar area is pretty basic but there's some interesting beers and wines, you can also order a few basic plates of food.
Location is fantastic, selection of bars & restaurants in the local area is vast, all main attractions are within 20 - 30mins walk of the hotel.
Would stay again
Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights on a recent business trip. Great location in a busy part of Paris, surrounded by bars and pubs and restaurants. The hotel is tastefully decorated and my room was a decent size for Paris. My room had a large balcony with two sun loungers and an outdoor dining table. The hotel is overlooked by various residential buildings so sitting on the balcony didn’t feel very private so I only did it once during my stay. The bed was very comfortable and they provide a selection of pillows so you find your perfect match. Overall I enjoyed staying here and the staff were friendly, helpful and every single one of them could understand speak English very well. It’s a four star hotel so don’t expect to pay two star rates but trust me, it’s worth it for the quality and style! Nice hotel in a buzzing part of the city - I’d definitely recommend staying here!
Honestly the comfiest bed I've ever slept in. Air conditioning was great and the staff were friendly. Room came with a porch area which came in handy when you wanted to have a drink outside. Didn't use the bar but it looked very nice. Would definitely stay again.