What We Love
- The vintage Marshall speakers in guest rooms equipped with Bluetooth
- Shopping the rooms for blankets and books to take home – many of the items are for sale
- Cozying up with an aperitif under the silverleaf ceiling in the intimate salon
- The photo-worthy reception counter, made of green Carrara marble
What To Know
- The hotel offers child-friendly trips to the Louvre and scooter rentals
- In-room smartphones have a direct-to-concierge message service
- The Restaurant Du Palais Royal shares an owner and has a Michelin star, but it’s an eight-minute walk away
Part culture hub, part impossibly chic hotel, Le Nolinski is in a tourist hotspot but eschews the corporate look for something much, much more chic. It has a townhouse feel with delightfully homey rooms (designer and architect Jean-Louis Denoit has a background in apartments and houses) where vintage furniture, coffee table books on photography and fashion, deep rugs, and quirky art are par for the course. Minibars are housed in imitation bank safes—a cheeky touch—and stocked with jus de cassis. While the Avenue de l’Opéra location might put off more experienced Paris travelers, there’s no denying that its 1st arrondissement location makes it all too easy to get around. Thankfully, the rooms are soundproofed enough that street noise stays at a minimum. Don’t miss the atmospheric underground spa, which has its own candlelit pool (check out the mirrored ceiling!) and sauna, or the hotel’s regularly hosted art exhibitions, live music, and literary events; check with the concierge when you arrive to see what’s on the calendar.
In the Area
The hotel’s spot in the 1st arrondissement is chaotic and bustling, but it’s also within walking distance from so many top city sights that it’s worth braving the tourist crowds. (Plus, you can always retreat back to the hotel for a rejuvenating nap, massage, or cocktail). The Palais Garnier opera house, worth visiting for its stunning architecture even if you don’t see a show, is a 10-minute walk, while the Louvre, the Tuileries Garden, and stellar shopping on the rue Saint Honoré are all within a half-mile from the hotel. The Pyramides metro station is also just steps away for points further afield. Many of the nearby restaurants are chains, so ask the concierge to book you into somewhere more local. No matter how many times you’ve been to Paris, however, a stop at nearby Angelina for hot chocolate and a Mont-Blanc pastry is a must.
How to Get There
Had the opportunity to take granddaughters to Paris. This couldn't have been a better choice. The girls 12 and 13 year olds loved the hotel, the breakfasts, the pool and spa and the location was excellent. The staff was wonderful and this will be a trip they never forget.
My mother, sisters and I stayed here on our recent trip to Paris. After one night in a different hotel, we called around to change accommodations - the staff at the Nolinski could not have been more kind and agreeable. They permitted us to check in early (as our mother was ill). The location is amazing - steps from the Louvre and Pyramide metro. Rooms were spacious, clean, and well decorated. They gave us an invitation to a private event for the weekend. We had cocktails in their private room. We also swam in the indoor pool. Highly recommend.
We stayed here for 2 nights to celebrate a birthday. Firstly the hotel is excellent and well deserving of its 5 stars. There is a feel of Art Deco and understated elegance. The rooms were spacious and provided everything you could need (with the exception of a kettle)
We had a balcony which was fabulous and offered a great vantage point for watching the world go by.
Staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Secondly, the hotel couldn’t be in a better location, a 10 minutes stroll to the Louvre or the opera house in the opposite direction. Bus stops for most tourist buses immediately outside the hotel.
No hesitation in recommending this hotel to anybody wanting to stay in the heart of the city.
What a treat to spend four nights in this fabulous property! Perfectly located just 2 blocks from the Louvre and dozens of restaurants, and a Metro stop literally right outside the front door, this was the perfect spot for our stay in Paris. Hotel is chic, boutique and gorgeous. The front desk and manager Oriane were welcoming and accommodating. Concierge and doormen were always so pleasant and helpful. Room was exquisite - large, extremely quiet, comfortable and homey. Beautifully appointed and all brand new.
I was concerned when we checked in that the room, which faced a busy street, might be noisy. My fears were totally unfounded - windows are soundproof and the walls thick and noise insulating. We never heard a peep from either outside or inside this oasis of calm and relaxation. No luxury was spared, including a beautiful scent of eucalyptus and spice in the room. We felt like our room itself was a relaxation spa. I even asked if I could purchase their body wash and shampoo to take home! Complementary red wine, sparkling waters, fresh flowers and daily fresh chocolates and sweets were left in our room. For Easter we were left a chocolate egg filled with assorted sweets, which was just delightful.
I hope to return to the Nolinski again some day. Truly a gem of a property that exceeded all expectations. Loved this hotel! Tres magnifique!
Our family just stayed at the Nolinski for 5 nights, and we really enjoyed this 'home away from home' boutique hotel. Everything about our stay was superb! The reservation process was welcoming, offering a great family package of two connected suites and the concierge service was helpful, and provided great recommendations before our arrival.
Great attention is paid to every detail. Just as an example, little opera binoculars were waiting for the children on their beds when we arrived! The breakfast at the brasserie is generous, the heated pool in the spa was a true treat, and our overall experience could not have been better.
Needless to say, the location of the hotel is amazing - literally on top of a metro station (Pyramides), and a few minutes walk to two of the larger stations with many lines (Opera and Palais Royal) - make it extremely accessible for visiting all the sites.
We highly recommend this hotel, and would be happy to stay there again on our future family trips to Paris.