Hotel National des Arts et Métiers
What We Love
- The retractable roof at Le Ristorante National, the onsite Venetian tapas joint
- A perfume-inspired cocktail menu at L’Herbarium, the hotel bar
- The property houses an outpost of Le Kasha, a family-run Parisian knitwear company
- Massive walk-in showers in all guest bathrooms
What To Know
- One of the hotel suites is decked with an atelier-style glass roof
- The property’s charming rooftop bar, with Sacre Couer views, is on the petite side, so get there early to claim a seat
- The hotel has wheelchair-accessible rooms
- Though there’s no formal room service menu, Italian antipasti and snacks are available from noon to 11 p.m. daily
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Pet Friendly
Artsy, industrial escape within strolling distance of Paris’s hippest arrondissements, featuring refined guest rooms and a trendy trattoria
When designer Rapahel Navot (of Club Silencio fame) embarked on overhauling a pair of Haussmann buildings at the intersection of Sentier and Le Marais, he looked to its neighbor—a museum devoted to engineering and technology—for inspiration. That’s why the interiors, which include heat-blackened steel bookshelves, burnt-wood bar counters, oxidized copper tubes, and concrete table legs, recall madcap science experiments. Rooms, dressed in wood and velvet, feature classic parquet floors and views of a 17th-century Gothic church and (with the exception of the entry-level category) all come with a balcony or a small planted terrace. The low-key but sultry bolthole lures the city’s creative set: you’ll find them in the blue banquettes at Ristorante Nationale lingering over Tuscan charcuterie, house-made pasta (don’t miss the linguine with sheep’s milk), and wine; sipping floral cocktails crafted by mixologist Oscar Quagliarini, who stores his tipples in vintage perfume beakers; or enjoying an espresso while taking in Paris’s zinc rooftop panorama at the top-level bar.
In the Area
The hotel’s funky Marais backdrop is what brings most people here, so be sure to spend an afternoon or two wandering the district’s boutiques, bookshops, and falafel joints. You’re also equidistant from the modern art exhibits of Centre Georges Pompidou in lively Beaubourg. Fulfill your café au lait and croissant fantasy at The Broken Arm, a chic concept store and restaurant hybrid, or inhale plates of buckwheat crepes at Breizh Café, a neighborhood stalwart. True foodies will want to take a hearty bite of Montorgueil: the dynamic pedestrian quarter, about a five-minute walk from the hotel, is often skipped by tourists but lined with family-owned fishmongers, cheese shops, and off-the-beaten path brasserie-bars.
How to Get There
I had a wonderful three nights in a signature room with balcony. The hotel is beautifully designed, with thoughtful touches throughout both rooms and the common spaces. My room was spacious (I appreciated the closet space to hide my luggage) and the bed was super comfortable. I also loved sharing sunset cocktails with friends on the garden rooftop overlooking the local neighbourhood with so many iconic buildings visible in the distance. Sadly I did not have an opportunity to enjoy dinner in the restaurant but was impressed with the quality of the breakfast and will be sure to dine there next time! Finally, the location was outstanding - a short walk to almost everywhere of interest (and metres from a metro station with access to the entire city).
In Paris for a wedding this was the hotel suggested for guests. I think all will agree it was a charming and efficient choice! My daughter and I even got the requested room with a view adding to the ambiance since a medieval cathedral is steps away.
Sophisticated Italian restaurant. Good food, great atmosphere reasonable price ! Very polite and friendly staff. Almost perfect ! Best tiramisu! Good location. You can have a drink on the rooftop with best view.
I went to Paris last March for the first time, I didn’t know anything about the city I was worried of getting lost, thanks to Rodrigo, Steeven and Melody my trip was incredible, they helped me to sort out my holidays in there, beautiful room, perfect location and wonderful staff, I will definitely come again!!
i really recommend! its just the kind of place you that every detail and staff member make you feel privileged. the location is perfect. in walk distance to the best places and sites.
the italian restaurant in the hotel is unbelievable (especially the paste - cacio de pepe).
the cocktail bar in the lobby is crazy! worth a visit even if you're not staying in the hotel.