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
This hotel is certainly Original (eg bath in main bedroom) but so very friendly and helpful Good Breakfast. Honesty bar. The safe is a little small and bath would not be good for elderly, but otherwise really excellent.
This was my second time stay at this hotel. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and up to date. WiFi worked great which is always helpful. Location is solid.. easy walk key points of interest and the Metro.
My 10 year old daughter and myself stayed here for a few days this weekend. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience. Our room was gorgeous and clean, the decor was so beautifully original (hence the name I suppose!) and the staff were all so friendly and helpful. The area is stunning and there are loads of gorgeous shops and restaurants. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel and I sincerely hope we'll be back to stay again (after the riots have finished this time!)
I've traveled to Paris for work for the past 12 years, and I must say I was blown away by the level of service at Hotel Original Paris! This special boutique hotel combines an excellent location in the Bastille with a funky, eclectic atmosphere inside. My stay this time was ten nights, so I was so glad that I loved the hotel. Fabien, the hotel manager, and his team ensured my every need was met - and exceeded! For Americans, you will be pleased with this English-speaking, friendly staff and with a room with multiple outlets, including an outlet in the bathroom for hair styling equipment. Right on Metro 8 at Bastille, walking distance to Le Marais, and some of the best restaurants in Paris. You won't be disappointed!
The staff were great and welcoming. This is a really fun hotel with unique rooms. I actually stayed one night in a single room, jetted off and came back a couple of days later and stayed in a double. The hotel graciously held my luggage for those days. We took advantage of the breakfast, it was a lovely way to start the day and map out our plan. The only thing I would change was the double had the bathtub in the room - which was interesting - but since I prefer showers, not having an extension made it a challenge. Chalk it up to une grande aventure!