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.)
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Jist back from a lovely stay in Paris what an amazing city.
We stayed at the Off Hotel for 2 days its a really nice hotel the rooms are small but very different the bed was nice it's so njce on the river. The hotel was clean the staff were nice. The food was ok but very little choice very small tapas menu and quiet expensive its a bit out from the city so it would be better to have a bigger menu fit guests who are there at night . The biggest problem we had was the noise there's s night club across the river and it went on till 11 that morning it was crazy we got no sleep we were told about this when we booked in but didn't think it went on all night and all morning .
The hotel should let the guests know how long it goes on for so they are more aware . I know it's not the hotels fault but people should be awake . We had a lovely stay but would not stay here again we need our sleep especially when we are on holidays.
My partner & I stayed at Hotel OFF as part of a 2 night stay in Paris. The staff were lovely, and we were so grateful for them to accommodate early check in after we got off a delayed overnight train from Milan.
The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from Gare De Lyon station which was super convenient.
A shame the area nearby has a number of homeless sleeping under the bridges. They were harmless when we were there, and saw this across the city beside the river.
We went to a concert at Petit Bain on the water which was great, and so convenient!
We stayed in a river view room which had a very comfortable bed! We got used to the swaying of the hotel after a little while. Rocked us to sleep!
We had a wine & cheese board & cocktails before we went to the concert by the pool. Very nice, but pricey... but most of France is!
We stayed for one night, the staff was helpful, being in a hotel that floats on the Seine is a lovely experience. The bed was the comfiest bed I have ever slept in🥰 And the budget is fair. And we had very nice drinks at the bar.
(-) It was a little noisy and as we were walking to the hotel there were people wanting to sell drugs not far from the hotel. (so maybe they could do something about keeping the surrounding safe).
I Hope we can come back when we are in Paris
I have been there with my family. We had a suite overlooking the river. Peaceful and fun at the same time. Prices are in line with hotels in Paris. Personnel is very young and nice, although not so much problem solving oriented. Food at breakfast was fresh and very good: buffet always full
Walkable from the train station, friendly staff, and it’s literally ON the Seine river. Creative for sure, and all facilities worked well. I’d recommend it if you have a short stay, looking for something with life, and are getting into and out of Gare de Lyon.
First pic from inside room, see water just outside window. Second pic from the nearby bridge - that barge on lower left is actually the hotel.