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
If you're looking for an incredible boutique luxury hotel in Paris that's dog friendly with a great staff and centrally located, look no further. We showed up to Paris where we've been many times without much of an agenda and relied on the concierge to guide us for restaurant recommendations. Not only did Mohamed and others show us some hidden gems but they were one of the nicest staffs I've come across. Nolinski is centrally located not far from great shopping and Louvre. I also absolutely love their pool, it's very moody (dark with candles) and perfect for relaxing.
Two of us stayed here on the bed and breakfast with spa treatment deal for 2 nights in a junior suite. About 1,450 euros in total.
Great room, furniture and shower with super comfy beds.
Excellent location, 2 steps from Pyramides metro station. If you fell out of the front door you’d hit your head on the side of the metro entrance. Quick and easy 6 minute walk to The Louvre.
Wonderful staff. The doormen are great but the concierge is where this place shines. Christopher and Mohamed were great. Taking care of some purchases I needed to make for an engagement proposal I was planning and keeping in touch with me constantly to let me know what was happening. Booked me into Pur on 4 hours notice for that evening on a Saturday night and stored my cheese in the restaurant kitchen when I checked out but left my bags for later.
There are cheaper deals and rooms in the hotel, and I’d highly recommend staying here.
excellent stay at this very happening hotel.location was excellent and the staff was also excellent and very friendly.
the breakfast was also pretty decent rooms are very bright and airy. their central location makes it an ideal choice.
First the location of the Nolinski is exceptional, on the Avenue de l'Opera a few minutes stroll from the Louvre, the Palais Royal and the main shopping streets.
Only a doorway indicates the presence of the hotel and once inside it is immediately apparent that fortunes have been spent to transform this building into a super-luxury boutique hotel.
Everywhere are luxurious fittings and subdued lighting with the occasional unexpected flash of colour that betrays a seriously well designed interior.
Our room was lovely, overlooking the bustling Avenue de l'Opera, but thanks to super double glazing remarkably silent. Again the furnishings were quirky but sumptuous and with every detail covered with a huge degree of panache.
Service was excellent and efficient but extremely discreet. We weren't pestered by constant 'room service' interruptions and we could the stay to be super-relaxing.
All in all a lovely boutique hotel with a distinct gallic high-design charm and thoughtful service. We'd return in a heartbeat.
One of my favourite hotels! The room,spa,lift,stairs,corridors. Everything just perfect. Management attention to small details,like leaving hand writing note about tomorrow’s weather and etc. Swimming pool was open all night (not sure if it was all night but I went to swim around 1am and sauna was working as well). And the bed! I guess was most comfortable bed from all hotels+and the duvet (really wanted to get one for my self,even I’m in love with my own one :D ). Proper 5*