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
A small hotel in an excellent location that still feels like a neighborhood where people live and work, we loved the easy metro access and ability to walk to so many neighborhoods -- almost at the meeting point of 4 arrondissements (2,3,10 and 11) setting out in a different direction on foot delivers you to distinctly different parts of the city. The decor is stylish without trying too hard, lighting thoughtful, seating comfortable. Having a record player in the room was especially fun and there was a decent selection of records to choose from. The bath was the nicest I've had in Paris, the amenities of quality, breakfast in the restaurant on the ground floor was good though the dining room is a bit dark for the morning hours. We'd have sat outside but for some smoking Brits - less cigarette smoking in Paris than there used to be but more than you'll find in many American big cities now. Staff was helpful before we arrived and throughout our stay - their suggestion that we go to Vivant2 was a highlight of our trip. I'd gladly return.
I was so very looking forward to staying here. I'd booked for the anniversary of meeting my husband, and given to him as a Christmas present.
Anticipation was great, especially after reading so many wonderful reviews.
I had emailed prior to arrival to let them know we would be arriving earlier than check in time.. 3pm.
Was told that shouldn't be a problem, and they would look to expedite the room's readiness.
On arriving, about midday, we entered to an empty reception area. We stood for a while, and although staff at bar, no-one one acknowledged us although we tried to get someone's attention. We had quite a few bags, and area was quite cosy.
Eventually, (10 mins) a waiter came over, and advised the receptionist would be back soon, and offered a drink. We readily accepted. About 10 mins later the receptionist returned, advising that our room wouldn't be ready until 3pm.
We left our bags, and went off to explore. We actually visited Notre Dame, 2 days before the fire. (we saw the smoke from our room) Beautiful.
Returning later to check in, all good. We had a Junior Suite with balcony. Was beautifully decorated, cocktail bar, but very small. Definitely not as big as pictures suggest. We came with 2 cases and 2 carry ons, as we were moving to another hotel days later.
Nowhere to put cases, and minimal hanging space. Ended up with leaving cases behind door, whivh restricted opening.
The most disappointing aspect was breakfast. We came down about 9.30, 10 am, (served till 11am) on 2 days. Both days no member of staff welcomed us, we were left to wander into breakfast area,which was empty of any other diners.
Was set up for typical continental style fare, but obviously the early risers had already eaten, and there was minimal food left.
We weren't asked if we wanted rea, coffee, we had to grab one of the waiters as they sauntered through the dining area to kitchen, where they were talking loudly to other kitchen staff. Then had to wait about 10 mins.
On the third mo, we went elsewhere for breakfast.
Just felt a little ignored, and minimal customer experience.
Not sure if we came at an 'off time' and our experience was a one off... Just still have a sense of disappointment 😒
Our second hotel was the La Réserve.... And... Well.... Superlatives abound!
HIGHLY RECOMMED!! IF YOU WANT TO STAY IN PARIS IN A HOTEL, WHERE YOU CAN FEEL TRUE PARISIEN ATMOSPHERE, HOTEL PROVIDENCE IS YOUR HOTEL. SPECIAL THANKS TO HOTEL STAFF WHO MADE US FEEL MORE THAN WELCOME AND MADE OUR STAY PERFECT!
Beautiful hotel with a great staff. Clean room, beautiful detailed decor. On a quiet street with lot’s of nice little cafes and restaurants. Breakfast was delicious and you can order it to your room. 20 min walks from Notre Dame and lovely Le Marais just around the corner. We will definitely come back.
Have visited their cafe right along with the hotel, grabbed some juce and asked for wi-fi. During the business call their manager has aggressively ask us tohave more orders or to free the place. I understand thw logic, but the manners are too agressive and the clients relations are too pure. One more detail, that menu is so cheep that it even contains no really candidates for ordrer.
Remarcable stupidity of the personal.
Hotel Providence was one of the best hotel stays we've ever had! We chose the hotel because of its name (we're from Providence, RI) and location, but we so thrilled to find it exceeded every exception for our last two days in Paris. The staff was so accommodating and sweet, the room was absolutely beautifully designed and spotlessly clean, and the hotel overall was charming, elegantly, and wonderfully located. The metro, Canal St. Martin, and many restaurants and bars were just a quick walk away. We loved it so much that instead of going out on our last night of vacation, we decided to stay in and eat at the hotel restaurant which was wonderful. We can't wait to return again and again.