Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet
What We Love
- It’s the only five-star hotel in the 11th arrondissement
- The hotel’s six-story concrete staircase is an Instagram celebrity in its own right
- Live music at Le Bar Du Boutet
- The cobblestoned location, on one of Paris’s oldest thoroughfares
What To Know
- Students from the acclaimed design school École Boulle designed two of the suites here
- Children under 12 stay for free
- Rooms are equipped with a universal plug adaptor
- The hotel is entirely smoke-free
If you’re wondering why chocolate makes frequent cameos here—in the form of a gourmet aperitif at the bar; as part of a signature exfoliating treatment at the spa; inside the elevators, which are enveloped in chocolate box wallpaper—it’s because this graciously updated Art Deco gem was once a Swiss-owned confection factory. That 1920s heritage is palpable through the lobby bar’s soft leather sofas, the glazed blue-and-white tiles that line the indoor pool, and the custom-made wardrobes in each of the 80 guest rooms—though the in-room accessories, which include Nespresso machines, in-built bathroom speakers (karaoke in the rain shower, anyone?), and backlit shaving mirrors are far from retro. In the absence of a full-service restaurant, the hotel delivers a knockout terrace breakfast complete with oven-fresh madeleines, croissants, and an assortment of cheeses. (The lobby bar also churns out the occasional burger or pizza.) There’s also a subterranean spa, whose hammam and indoor pool decked with resistance jets are available free of charge for hotel guests.
In the Area
Though it’s situated in a residential neighborhood—a welcome respite from the city’s tourist hubs—the hotel is within easy distance of Place de Vosges, a charming covered walkway brimming with art galleries, shops, and cafés. Its Bastille surroundings, a collection of centuries-old buildings (the area is known for its political significance best represented by the July Column, one of France’s most famous structures honoring the revolution of 1830), winding walkways and promenades, and green spaces make for a pleasing address. For more far-flung exploits, both the Faidherbe-Chaligny Metro station and Gare de Lyon are just a cobblestone’s throw away.
How to Get There
Has a 5 star rating on the front door but not a 5 star international rating. Not quite the Soffitel standard. The bed however, was the most comfortable I've slept in - can I take it home?
Very central location, Velib bikes outside and lots of eating places close by with cuisine and cost ranges. All staff very friendly and helpful. Very enjoyable week in Paris.
I decided to try this hotel out during my short break to Paris , the hotel is very well located in the heart of the bastille area and is very well surrounded by restaurants, cafes and bars should you fancy venturing out one evening. The hotel does provide a limited evening food menu , but you have to try out their house and specials cocktails and they have a very well stocked bar too.
Very nice spacious and comfortable bedrooms and comfy beds that I could have been tempted to just sleep in all day :-)) good bathroom with a very powerful shower , nice modern furnishings , everything you need. I always love it when they put in espresso coffee makers in the room , always a nice thing to have either in the morning or when your winding down in the evening.
Breakfast area in the morning very well laid out again lots of choice of hot and cold items, meats, cheese, bread, cereals, pastries and fresh juices, should you come back from walking around the city sights later in the day a very welcoming swimming pool and spa area to make you feel refreshed.
All of the staff are very welcoming and really make sure you have an enjoyable stay and should you need anything just ask and they will do their best to assist you. Also thank you very much for my birthday goody bag which I was very touched to receive on my way back from my day. Thank you to all of the team at mgallery boutet and I hope to see you at some point in the future.
We stayed here for three nights on a Eurostar deal. The hotel is perfect - a fabulous breakfast was included in our package, the rooms are sunny, quiet, with the most comfortable beds, and there’s a lovely little swimming pool in the basement. The service was friendly and it was very nice to be in a less touristy area. Apart from breakfast, food at the hotel is quite limited, but there are wonderful cafes, restaurants and delis nearby. We walked along the river to the Musée d’Orsay, enjoyed the pool, and were particularly excited to find a French branch of Habitat nearby! We definitely plan to stay here on our next trip to Paris.