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
Lovely boutique hotel, 15-20 minutes easy walk from Gare du Nord station, so ideal if you are arriving by Eurostar. Good location near the Opera house.
We stayed in room 307 which had an outside veranda, with loungers , a table and chairs ideal for a cheeky glass of wine after a days sightseeing. We loved the design and style of the hotel unsure what others have found fault with as the website clearly illustrates the style of the hotel.
We booked room only, as it was raining one morning we had breakfast in the hotel €16 per person was average and was very busy probably due to the weather.
Lovely staff very helpful.
Would recommend and stay again on our next visit.
Easy to find, good central location
Friendly helpful staff who were very accommodating to a young family.
Nice clean rooms
Easy access even with a twin stroller.
Plenty of good Asian food in the quartier
I had booked here for 6 nights. I also sent them an email saying I will be arriving early and would leave very early as well. Though the site specifically asked me to let them know early check in requirement. I did. And they had a vacant room when I arrived but asked me to pay extra. I paid and got the room. Very dark - black walls, weird decor and eccentric design. I stayed there that day. And requested to be moved. They asked me to pay extra. I said Bob em any room with day light. They moved me to a small cubicle. Where the wash and basin was open in the room. The staff was never too polite or kind. Almost trying to dodge me. Obviously I didn’t look like a rich customer. Maybe!
I am enclosing a few pictures.. you can decide yourself whether it’s worthwhile.
I would never be back again. Though I did tell the staff that I travel to paris three four times a year please do make the stay comfortable for me, also since I am mostly traveling alone. I don’t think they cared. The washroom looked used when I was moved to the second room. The bedding had strange stains. And the concept of open wash right in front of the bed almost felt like a youth hostel.
There are many hotel in this area. And I have stayed at a few where I would like to book again instead. This is defiantly not worth recommending.
Lovely hotel in a convenient position. Will return due to not seeing all of the Attractions we wanted to . Also quite near the Metro although we walked to a lot of the sights! We did find the room a little on the dark side but knew this before we booked. It all made for the ambience.
It is so hard to find in Paris a modern hotel, with good service for a reasonable price, but we we're lucky to find Eugene en ville. The rooms were clean with a unique design, the breakfast was great. Everybody was really welcoming and helpful, even when we had some last-minute safe box issues.