What We Love
- The in-room selection of books from local bookstore 0fr.
- Room 703, tucked away on the top floor under a mansard roof, has fabulous views and a gorgeous corner bathtub
- The countless beautiful design details, from the rust-colored sofas in the lounge to the vintage telephones to the seemingly endless variety of patterned wallpapers
What To Know
- There are no bellboys, gym, or bathrobes
- The breakfast buffet of fruit, cake, good cheese, and baguettes is steep at €18
- Guests traveling with kids should ask for the tee-pee, which the hotel will set up on the room floor for young ones to sleep or play in
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
This elegant hotel is one of the appealing new breed of Parisian boutiques that employ an almost outré style, with unorthodox colors and an unabashed embrace of patterns. One-to-know designer Dorothée Meilichzon has done a spectacular job of turning the sharp angles, irregular recesses, and abundance of curves of this 19th-century building’s unusual “flat iron” shape into a series of smart, chic spaces. Her clever use of mirrors, patterned tiles, triangular desks, and pendant lamps makes the rooms feel fresh and modern, though much of the furniture and fixtures have an Art Deco bent and the light switches are pure Bauhaus. Meanwhile, chefs Paul Landre and William Ranson serve notable “neo-bistro”-style dishes in the adjoining restaurant, which has quickly established itself as a neighborhood hot spot; don’t go anywhere else for dinner.
In the Area
Is the 9th arrondissement the new Marais of Paris? It’s staring to look that way, what with its abundance of shops and restaurants, and with the added bonus of being near major tourist sites like the Folies Bergère music hall, where theater fans will want to come to pay homage. On the corner of the bustling rue Faubourg Montmartre, the hotel is between the Grands Boulevards and South Pigalle. There are myriad options for eating nearby: try Encore for elegant, good value prix fixe menus or the landmark Bouillon Chartier, which has been around for over a century. If you want to stock up on some of the books you’ve found in the hotel, the bookshop 0fr. is a 25-minute stroll east. Transportation is also excellent: the nearest metro stop is just two minutes from the hotel, and if you’re traveling by Eurostar, it’s a 20-minute walk to Gare Du Nord.
How to Get There
I stayed here with my two kids on a short visit to Paris and it was a perfect location. A short walk from Gare du Nord for the Eurostar, yet close to so many of Paris’s wonderful attractions and a choice of Metro stops. The immediate neighbourhood is teeming with bars and restaurants and great places to eat. The hotel itself is wonderful. Our room was lovely and comfortable and the staff were all fantastically helpful and friendly. I’m really pleased we found this gem of a place and I can see myself coming back next time I visit Paris.
Hotel Panache is a real discovery. A beautiful little hotel near Pigalle with one of the rarest of French occurrences - supremely great service. All thanks to Michel Bernard who is a perfect host. Thank you Michel for making our stay perfect. We will be back.
I found this hotel nice and the staff very friendly and accommodating. I had a small balcony to enjoy a coffee whilst looking down on the streets below. I was up on the 5th floor.
Very small lift. Comfortable bed and nice cooling Aircon as it was between 35 and 40 degrees when I was here.
Nice breakfast included in my deal where they will cook you omelet or eggs and the rest is like a buffet. Freshly ground coffee.
I would happily stay here again.
I would imagine it may be a bit noisy on the lower floors so I would try to get higher up.