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
- Handicap Accessible
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
We literally used this hotel as a base for four days in Paris.
Great location - we clocked up over 100,000 steps during our stay. But near to the Metro too if you prefer.
The hotel is modern and staff are attentive and friendly. They always pass the time of day and offered us umbrellas when it rained. We loved the complimentary bottle of wine in the bar on the first night.
We didn’t eat in the hotel.
The room was cosy and the bed was comfortable. The room was cleaned, bed made and fresh towels every day.
We would stay again. Thank you.
I am a seasoned traveller and pretty high maintenance when it comes to hotels and Eugene en Ville did not disappoint. We stayed 2 nights in October, had a lovely cosy little room at the end of the corridor on the second floor. It looked out on the courtyard so was very quiet. It's the first time in many years that we stayed in the centre of Paris and slept through the night. There was no noise whatsoever!
The room was cosy, bathroom well appointed and lots of small touches.
The only area for improvement is the light. I found this room very dark and this included the bathroom. Very difficult to do make-up in dim light!
Overall the staff were very friendly and helpful and we would definitely come back!
Friendly helpful and responsive staff.
Quiet comfortable room.
Good that one can order things like an iron and ironing board online in advance.
The room was on the small side, but I guess that’s normal for Paris.