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
I stayed in Hotel Providence in August 2018 with my boyfriend after we found it through Mr and Mrs Smith and what a find!!! Tucked away down a cobbled street is this beautiful, independent boutique hotel. Just off a main road where you can walk to amazing restaurants for Lunch and Dinner and to all the tourist sites. Also, its a 15/20 min walk from Gare du Nord so no uber/taxi needed!
The rooms are all individual and beautifully decorated, the staff could not have been more helpful and the bar staff make a great cocktail as a little pre/post dinner drink in the lovely courtyard area. Have recommended to all my friends and family and would only stay here when visiting Paris.
For my wife's 50th birthday I organised a surprise visit to Paris and after a lot of research I settled on Hotel Providence as our place to stay. Obviously you can never be sure of a hotel before you actually stay there. But I need not have worried - as Hotel Providence is simply perfect. In the weeks leading up to the trip I was in contact with Pauline, the manager, to ensure that certain details were in place and she could not have been more helpful. Emails were answered promptly and this gave me confidence that I had chosen the right place.
The hotel is in a central location, but because it is set back on a pedestrianised road, it is not noisy. You definitely feel that you are in a city - but you are away from the hustle and bustle.
Upon arriving we were upgraded to the classic room, and we couldn't have been more pleased. The attention to detail in the room is staggering and the decor is so tasteful. We dined in Paris for two nights, and although we were intending to venture to other restaurants we dined at the Providence for both evenings - simply because both the food and the service were impeccable.
The hotel has a wonderful laid back atmosphere, but there is always someone on hand to assist with anything that you need.
If you like large, spacious hotels - do not stay as Hotel Providence, but if you want to experience something completely unique, and stay somewhere that encapsulates the spirit of Paris; stay at Hotel Providence. You will not be disappointed.
A truly stunning hotel. Chic, boutique and classy.
The suite on the top floor has the entire floor. Lovely views of sacre couer. Restaurant food superb too. Highly recommended if you want something different but quintessentialy French and chic.
This is perhaps the loveliest hotel I have ever been to in Paris! I have been visiting Paris since my college days 30 years ago. The location, decor, rooms (with outside terraces) are cozy and at the same time elegant. But the very very best part of the experience has been the staff. We are here for New Years and my mom’s birthday. The staff have gone out of their way to make our stay so special and have given my mom a personalized note and also champagne to celebrate. We are here for 2 more nights but I simply couldn’t wait to post a review. The Providence has made this trip one of the best ever! Merci!!
After hours and hours of research, I settled on this hotel. I wanted a charming boutique with great service. I like things that are a little different, not a big box hotel and I like trying new neighborhoods.
The cafe was nice, but there is no lobby or other amenities and the person at the front desk also does the restaurant seating so you really don't have any hotel service. Our room was very small and not really charming, nothing authentic (wallpaper is silk-screened brocade). The place is good for instagramming but not really a nice place to stay. If you do go, make sure to stay away from the lowest floor of rooms which have very low ceilings. I've been to Paris about 5 times and this is my least favorite hotel.