Hotel OFF Paris Seine
What We Love
- Glass-fronted showers in all guest rooms
- An unconventional communal area, with wooden benches and golden beanbags
- French tapas by the plunge pool
- Local craft brew in your minibar
What To Know
- Its location on the Seine’s grittier side means fewer tourists
- The hotel’s Designer Sunset Suite (the vision of haute couture duo Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman) is entirely orange
- Be sure to reserve a table for bottomless weekend brunch, which draws a sizable local flock
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Practically all the furnishings at this floating urban retreat, ranging from the portable reception desk built on wheels to the modish copper furniture, were tailor-made—only fitting for this first-of-its-kind sleep in the French capital moored by Austerlitz station. The glass-and-steel barge (currently the largest on the Seine), conveniently sandwiched between the Left and Right banks, was constructed in Normandy and is the vision of local nautical architect Gerard Ronzatti, who took cues from a catamaran. Inside, 54 compact and monochromatic rooms exude maritime chic, draped in creams and bronzes with wooden slat accents designed to mimic waves and Italian power showers with mood lighting; four larger suites feature sexy embellishments like reflective above-the-bed mirrors and circular soaking tubs. The two-level houseboat is an influencer’s mecca: watch out for a steady stream of selfie-snappers by the inflatable golden swans, bobbing along the plunge pool, and a 24/7 party on the sun-kissed deck. Late-risers, take note: the generous continental breakfast spread at the bar-restaurant, complete with bottomless tea and coffee, is served till noon.
In the Area
Surrounded by the 13th and 5th arrondissements, two formerly grungy pockets of Paris that are undergoing serious makeovers, this quirky hotel is within walking distance of a former stone-house whose rooftop is now the site of several restaurants and bars as well as an effervescent gallery space, Les Docks. Also nearby is the Jardin des Plantes, an idyllic botanical garden featuring its own zoo. (Fun fact: it once functioned as the medicinal herb plot for Louis XIII.) A leisurely 30-minute stroll along the Seine will deposit you at Notre Dame Cathedral and a slew of other tourist hotspots. (Want to break up that walk? Take a break at charming waterfront café L’Asile.)
How to Get There
We had an awesome experience staying at the OFF Paris Seine.
I was able to communicate with their staff before our trip to request their driver to pick us up at CDG and an early arrival check in. (Well worth the small fee.)
The decor is a simple modern chic. The bed was extremely comfortable with soft sheets.
We had no problems with the complimentary WiFi.
The breakfast buffet was well stocked with fresh juices, fruits, cheeses, and “bready treats”.
The location is perfect, two minute walk to Gare d’Austerlitz and a 10 minute walk to Gare de Lyon.
We kept our window closed and both commented in the morning at how quiet the room was.
The staff was exceptionally friendly and accommodating to our limited French.
If/when we get back to Paris we will definitely stay here again.
Hotel OFF Paris Seine is a perfect getaway if you're looking to relax and enjoy your time in Paris. There is easy access from the property to different forms of transportation when traveling into the heart of the city. The pool, views and hospitality is unmatched and is something to experience. Although I was a solo traveler, there were many people around and appreciated the vibe. Dominic at the front desk was incredibly helpful and made me feel right at home. :) 10/10 would recommend.
1'st I paid 30 euro for early check in at 12 well we got there at 13 and still the room was not ready... well to the main squeeze ????Fair warning! The hotel is actually floating on the river....I'm sorry I actually did not expect this kind of movement at a hotel of this size despite being in the riverbank of Seine. Due to ALOT of boat traffic approximately every 5 min a boat, cruise or whatever filled with people will sail through right outside your window and rock the "hotel" heavily adding the trains crossing right above you well for me after one night I could not stay longer due to heavy motion sickness ???? So unfortunately we had to leave one night earlier and stay at another hotel.... We explained the situation to the reception but they didn't offer any compensates or help even though I was litarally pale green leaving the hotel I only say this because it's NOT cheap staying there and it would have been nice knowing the movement would be more than actually sailing down the river which I did earlier and loved btw.....
It's a cool place to grab a bite maybe all though I couldn't eat a bite in there but can't recommend at all sleeping there thought it was cool and different but really due too low service and disappointment my attitude towards Off Hotel is just bad money lost.....