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
We had a good time at the Boutet. The staff was lovely especially Victoria at the front desk, the room was spacious and clean with great amenities. We enjoyed the pool and the steam room at the end of the day. The only thing that we did not enjoy was that our room was facing the street and on the 2nd floor, it is very very noisy at night. Request a room away from the street and you will have a great experience !
Really classy place with fantastic staff - all of them were brilliant.
Pool, sauna and steam room all top spec and never too busy. Definitely stay again if we go to Paris again as close to Metro so easy to get about from here. Nice bars around the hotel for food and drink.
I only spent 1 night at the hotel & didn't eat at the restaurant, but besides the hotel being affordable & comfortable, I found the hotel staff very friendly & helpful. In addition to allowing me to check-in a bit early, they also agreed to give me a bit more time to check-out the next day. And, since I had a night flight I was able to store my bags in luggage room, & use the pool + shower facilities after checking-out in order to shower before my flight, which was great. Strongly recommended.
This was our second visit. We stayed once previously when it was newly opened. The hotel is great if you want to stay at the edge of the turisted areas and with a wide selection of Michelins restaurants. The room was very nice and had anything we needed. The breakfast is very good but not as good as you might expect from a 5 star Accorhotel. The hotel has a nice pool with haman and sauna. So we will certainly be back at out next visit in Paris.
On arrival I thought the reception/bar area looked smaller than on the photos but the staff were lovely and friendly although English not great. Got to the room - bit small and I paid for a delux double room. All in all our stay was comfortable and the room was clean - the main issue was the pool was closed and I wasn't informed - probably more to do with Jet2 not informing us but this was the main reason for booking the hotel. We ordered room service quite a lot for coffee as the coffee and tea facilities weren't great for a 5 star hotel, the room service staff weren't great at English so most of the time the items were incorrect. The mini Bar was poorly stocked and over priced. The TV had 2 English channels but for some reason 1 of the channels that was supposed to be English had French programmes on so we ended up watching the Disney channel at night - not great for adults.