Hotel Original Paris
What We Love
- Close to the Bastille; a top spot for bars and restaurants
- The hotel’s decor takes you into a land of fairy tales
- Friendly and helpful staff
What To Know
- Rooms are small and very few have bathtubs; this is Paris, after all
- There’s no valet parking or in-house restaurant
- If you’re at all claustrophobic, avoid the black room
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Stella Cadente, the creative brains behind Hotel Original, started out making jewelry for the big fashion houses, and as you might expect, the charm of this hip hotel’s decor lies in the details. Inspired by fairy tales by the likes of Hans Christian Andersen and Lewis Carroll, each room plunges you into a magical universe spiced up with bold color and surreal objets.
Bed and Bath
The 38 guestrooms are spread over six floors and are petite but perfectly comfortable. And though they’re equipped with flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and iPod docking stations, the technology never interferes with the style. Quirky design touches range from an enchanting LED light forest to black and white checkers and gold leaf on the walls. Under the hotel’s sloping roof, the rooms of the Seven Sins are decorated with giant, haunting photographic portraits on the ceiling.
A traditional French breakfast (delicious pastries and good coffee) is served in the breakfast room or in your room. There is also a bar for those who want a late night tipple. The reception area is cozy and a perfect intro to the hotel’s fairytale theme.
How to Get There
Hotel Original is cute, quirky and well located. Right near the Bastille and metro stations, only a short walk from Le Marais. On a very well lit street, so easy and safe for solo travellers. The rooms are comfy and well equipped. The decor is a bit extra, but definitely not boring. Also friendly front-of-house service, quiet rooms, and reasonably priced. Several thumbs up!
A business colleague and I spent 3 nights at this small but delightful hotel. Steps from the Bastille round-about and feet from a Metro stop, the hotel was ideal for both business and leisure travelers. The service was outstanding with everyone from front desk personnel to those who served the breakfast (included in our rate) ready and willing to assist.
Great hotel for a short stay in Paris. we were recommended it by some friends and weren't disappointed. Very friendly and helpful staff who gave us lots of ideas of what to do. Perfect location near Metro, buses and Open top tour bus. Near Marais region great for shopping and food. Will definitely go back again.
Great little boutique hotel near the metro. The room was clean, well appointed and adorable. We were given the Alice in Wonderland room with one queen bed and two twin beds hidden behind curtains. We had everything we needed including robes, slippers and toiletries. Whatever we didn’t have the front desk was helpful in getting including an adapter for our electronics. Breakfast was fresh and delicious. Would highly recommend.
Hotel original had a great location next to good food and an easy to use metro station. The rooms were clean and quiet and the staff was helpful. Decor was fun. Hotel breakfast was delicious. The 24 hour front desk help was also very appreciated as I’m a late night explorer.