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
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 this boutique hotel! We stayed here for our first wedding anniversary last summer. The rooms are small but that’s standard for central Paris. The location was great, away from the hustle and bustle and close to the more chic suburbs of Paris. The decor is very chic.
The location of the hotel is great, right next to a metro station and great restaurants within walking distance.
The lobby/restaurant area is a great place to drink coffee and relax.
We book the classic room and it was tiny. Luckily, we had only one luggage + duffel bag but even with that, it was tough. I had to answer emails from the bed or use a barstool. Also avoid the first floor since you are closest to the street, loud and it looks like people can look in from across the street.
Service is the part where it was lacking, which is strange because other reviewers are raving about it!
It is a very parisan hotel and has it charm but with the room size and service, not sure if it was worth the cost.
I stayed in Hotel Providence for 6 nights in June. The superior room was lovely and stylish (without being gimmicky) with an ultra comfortable bed and a generously proportioned bathroom. Having a large window in the bathroom and bedroom was a plus with a great view of the street. The hvac in the room worked great. The little bar/restaurant in the lobby works was great for catching up on email and doing work (fast WiFi). However the real reason to stay here is the staff. Vassia, Lucile, Marine, Megane and everyone else was incredibly prompt and efficient with all the requests for reservations and recommendations. Most of my emails were answered in minutes and they always made sure to follow up.
It all made this such a stress free visit to Paris.
We came for a week to Paris and I had read about the Hotel Providence in the Virgin inflight magazine. I could not fault the hotel the rooms a beautiful and individual, quiet with the most comfortable hotel bed I've ever slept in.
The location is amazing quick walk to 2 metro stations and in the middle of amazing cafes, bistros and restaurants. It is nestled on a quite one way street and the hotel restaurant is perfect to sit and watch the world go by.
They also have a great free phone that has maps and recommendations which was fantastic to help us get around with out having to use global roaming. The staff were so lovely and helpful.
I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Hotel Providence completely encompasses the Parisian vibe I was looking for. I loved the decor of the hotel and our room. We were upgraded to a Classic room which was a very unique but small room (which is expected in Paris). As the locals start to get off of work the tables outside start to fill up, it was the perfect place to sit and drink a glass of wine while people watching and taking in Paris. The hotel is also very close to the train station and on a street with a ton of restaurants to choose from.