What We Love
- Custom-made cocktail bars and icemakers in each of the hotel’s 18 rooms
- The hotel is just a five-minute walk from the Gourmet food market, Marche de St-Martin
- Spacious terrace dining, which attracts both hotel guests and in-the-know Parisiennes
- Top-floor suites overlook Petit Saint Martin theatre
What To Know
- Room rates typically exclude breakfast
- The hotel’s numerous surrounding theaters mean actors often stop by for a cocktail after curtain call
- Pets are allowed, though charges apply
- All rooms come with personalized 27-inch iMacs
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Paris’s nightlife tycoon, Pierre Moussié, veered into the hospitality space in 2015 when he took over this 19th-century townhouse nestled in a cobblestoned alley and transformed it into a fancy urban fairytale, carefully sourcing all the artwork, light switches, and upholstery himself. Jewel-toned velvet plays a starring role in each of the plush guest rooms, while the inviting reception space flickers with mint-scented candles courtesy of French-Moroccan designer Ramdane Touhami (who was also tapped to provide the guests’ spa-inspired bath products). Whether you’re surveying the city’s endless canopy of zinc rooftops from your furnished balcony, enjoying a breakfast of freshly-baked Madeleines on the pavement terrace, or sipping an aperitif by the parlor’s fireplace, Hotel Providence allows you to unwind in your very own tourist-free sliver of Paris.
Equal parts English manor and vintage Parisian flat, each of the 18 rooms at this bohemian hotspot is furnished with vibrant House of Hackney wallpaper, parquet floors, crown molding, and dark wood. The hotel’s crown jewel, its attic suite (with views of the Sacré-Cœur basilica) takes the retro feel even further with a desktop record player and selection of vinyl discs.
The hotel’s single restaurant, decked with flower-patterned wallpaper and leather armchairs, is a fierce multi-tasker, churning out breakfast—a generous buffet of fresh fruit, yogurts, cold cuts, cheeses, smoked salmon and Viennese pastries—as well as a farmhouse-style lunch and dinner menu.
Paris’s dynamic arts and theater quarter makes the perfect backdrop for this eccentric showstopper. The hotel is also conveniently located just ten minutes from Canal Saint-Martin’s countless cafés and the closest metro stop, République.
How to Get There
LOVED everything about this hotel. I was a solo traveler and the staff was wonderful. I would grab a drink or coffee at the bar and have a chat with the bartender, very sweet and friendly. They really took good care of me. It's a hip vibe, the lobby is always active, but at the same time quiet and chill vibe. It's very much a Soho House vibe. The neighborhood is awesome, VERY cool shops, boutiques, cafés, can walk to the Marais district. The room was very comfortable, small, but doable. The bathroom and shower was huge which was a big help for getting ready. I would 100% recommend and will return..This is not for those who like big hotels, boutique experience all the way.
On the right bank, about 15 minutes walk from Gard du Nor close to Porte Saint-Martin. Near to markets (Saint-Martin), the clothing district (Rue St Denis), Place de la Republique, and the beautiful tree lined street Rue de Bretagne with its bars, cafes, restaurants, and market. We usually stay on the left bank but this was a welcome surprise. Nice relaxed bar (best negroni in Paris, and the champagne was lovely!), and restaurant, with outside seating. Service was attentive and friendly. Plenty if great restaurants nearby. Rooms are tiny but if like us you go to Paris for the restaurants, atmosphere, culture, and beauty, then it won't matter.
We had a wonderful 4 night stay in this charming hotel.
All the staff were great. We had a few tricky requests during our visit and all were handled with a smile and delivered
Loved the simple but fresh breakfast
Great location and will definitely stay again.