The Hoxton, Paris
What We Love
- The gorgeous galleried lobby and courtyard, designed by the team behind Soho House
- Playing music in the room using the vintage Roberts radio
- Blackout curtains and solid sound-proofing help with a good night's sleep
What To Know
- No gym or spa
- A light breakfast comes in a bag left outside your door, or you can head down to the restaurant for something hot
- Free WiFi
Buzz was circulating about the Paris branch of the now-renowned Hoxton hotel brand for almost five years before it opened, so expectations were sky high. Hoxton’s particular combination of high design and low prices is extra appealing for young travelers who are past hostel age but not quite ready to pay through the nose for luxury guest rooms. In this hotel, room sizes start at “Shoebox” and work their way up to “Biggy,” but none of them are enormous. Luckily, you won’t be spending too much time in them: the public spaces are hyper-social and great for meeting fellow travelers. There’s a bar and restaurant that locals have made their own; a courtyard where the hotel hosts yoga classes, workshops, and other events; and basement rooms for private parties or meetings. The spaces function for all sort of different purposes—you can work with your laptop, chat over wine, or stretch out next to strangers all in the same place—and the ambience is relaxed and fun, though probably best suited for couples and groups of friends rather than families.
In the Area
This part of the 2nd arrondissement, a former garment district, is start-up central and home to plenty of hip eating and drinking options as well as within walking distance from must-visits like the Louvre and the Jardin du Palais-Royal. Late-night drinks should be had in La Boissonnière, a hip little wine bar with good beer and small plates; it’s just a four-minute walk from the Hoxton. For something a little more outré, stroll over to Silencio, the David Lynch-owned members club, which is open to the general public most evenings for programs that include art shows, film screenings, DJ sets, and author talks. For getting work done during the day, Matamata Coffee Bar serves up specialty brews with a feel-good, communal vibe.
How to Get There
Spent a week here for work. Hip area with plenty of shops, bars, pedestrian lanes, and restaurants, though not the picturesque Paris of more touristy parts of the city. Easily walkable to Palais Royal and the Louvre. Decor was hip/design-y and reflected the aesthetic of the Hoxton chain, though it would have been nice to inject a little more “Paris” into the decor. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Fun/busy scene of locals and hotel guests at the bar in the evenings. Appreciated the morning breakfast bag, though I grew a little tired of the same breakfast offering after a week. Would have been nice to get a little variety in the flavor of the yogurt or juice. Overall a great experience, would stay again.
Very nice room, modern, clean, everything that you need and for Paris a very good size. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Food good and great service. I liked the idea of the "breakfast in a bag". Wifi free and easy, beautiful common rooms, very stylish.
Great atmosphere and delightful staff. Fun bars and restaurant. Really nice room but the bed was broken so after a very uncomfortable night they immediately fixed it. My dogs give the hotel 5 stars - truly dog-friendly
Really liked this hotel. Super clean, comfortable rooms which are very tastefully decorated. Friendly staff, good restaurant and a very cool wine bar. Very good location too. Close to the Metro but also within easy walking distance to some of Paris's famous attractions. Loved our stay and will definitely be back. The next time Harry the dog will come too as the hotel is dog friendly.
This was I think the 4th in the Hoxton hotel chain - I haven't stayed in the others but on the basis of our stay I'd really like to check out the ones in Amsterdam and Chicago, It's a handsome old building updated in a really cool, industrial style. I particularly liked the spiral staircase going up from the lobby area, and the way they've converted some outdoor spaces to indoor (there's also an outdoor courtyard if the weather's good). In fact, the communal areas are some of the best I've seen in a hotel, including a lovely little wine and cheese bar, the restaurant area, two bars, a downstairs art gallery and other little ante-rooms.
The room is right up there with the rest of the hotel. We were given one of the only 4 rooms with a free-standing bath, apparently, which we were pretty happy about (though we didn't use it as it had an excellent rainshower). The bed was huge, though to be honest the mattress was a bit hard for me (though my girlfriend had no complaints). There was also no smart TV or English-language movie channels available (we tried to connect our smartphone to it to stream content, given it was a Samsung smart TV, but that functionality appeared to be disabled). On the positive side, the Wi-Fi was really fast, and everything else about the room including the decor and little touches (easy to use lights, air-conditioning and safe, for example, all of which are often quite fiddly) made me think that the people running it know exactly what they're doing and what their guests want.