What We Love
- The ever-changing display of artworks
- The Zebra Square restaurant, with its menu of French classics
- The luxe, Carrera marble bathrooms
What To Know
- The 16th arrondissement might not be lively enough for some travelers
- Breakfast isn’t included in the rate
- It’s very family-friendly for a boutique hotel
- There’s no parking onsite but valet parking is available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Owner/designer Patrick Derderian has created a colorful Right Bank oasis, full of eye-catching art and crafts, including glass and ceramics, along with a four-story-high exhibition wall showcasing a changing array of contemporary art and photographs. The 22 rooms are outfitted in a palette of gold, bronze, gray, and ivory, and the restaurant, Zebra, features classic French dishes like foie gras and beef tartare. Decompress after a day sightseeing with a massage at the spa, using the Nuxe natural product line.
In the Area
Visit Trocadero’s standout attraction, the neo-classical Palais de Chaillot (built for the 1937 World’s Fair), to get a sterling view of Paris’s most famous attraction, the Eiffel Tower, located just across the Seine and fetchingly framed by a gap between the building’s two wings. Then jump aboard a vintage Citroen 2CV, the iconic French car, for a 1.5-hour city tour exploring highlights like Notre Dame, L’Opera Garnier and the Tour Eiffel. Back in the 16th, browse the dazzling displays at iconic French institution Maison Baccarat, which also showcases the designs of Philippe Starck.
How to Get There
We stayed in Paris for 4 nights - the first 2 in Disneyland Hotel for the children (and us too being honest), then over to central Paris for 2 city nights. We were looking forward to the Square, having booked one of the best rooms.
The area the hotel was in wasn’t very pretty but can live with that. The entrance to the hotel was small and the reception very small and quiet. We noticed how hot it was but thought nothing of it initially.
On getting to the room it felt so hot - the a/c was apparently on max but we couldn’t see anywhere it could possibly be coming out and no noise. Thermometer on the wall was 29.2 Celsius. The same man came back to check (he seemed to be doing concierge luggage and maintenance) fiddled with the controls and nothing happened over 30 mins. Temperature was now rising. Shown another room and just as hot. After 1.5 hours decided we couldn’t stay and went to another hotel despite travelling with 2 autistic children (it takes a lot to suddenly change in those circumstances). Such a disappointment as the room was lovely in terms of size and decor. However we are sure there isn’t actually any air conditioning and were very surprised how few people were working. 1 receptionist and 1 person doing everything else isn’t ok for a supposed 5* Hotel.
Located in an unassuming building, this hotel offers a very high standard regarding comfort and service. The relatively small size of the hotel is an advantage, as the staff is more detail oriented towards individual guests. The rooms are larger than average (regarding Paris), cleanliness is a given and the receptionists will be happy to help you in any way possible.
However, be aware that room service is a tad limited, since the hote seems to rely on outside catering.
Whether you are a couple, a business traveller or even a small family; Hotel Square is an excellent place to stay.
Definitely not a 5 star hotel. Staff just okay. Not made aware when the room was ready. Luggage had not been carried to the room. Carpet in the room was wet. Was supposed to dry but did not. The facilities and the decoration are those of a 3 or 4 stars. But the hotel is not pricy so i guess you cannot expect more.