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
This was my first stay at a Hoxton hotel and it exceeded my expectations. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the room was very well appointed. The bars and restaurants were always busy and happening. I spent a lovely afternoon in their courtyard having a glass of wine and working on my laptop.
The location is very central, with easy metro access and lots of options within walking distance. I would definitely return.
One of the main reasons we choose a destination is for the Hoxton, we were in the Paris Hoxton 2 years ago when it just opened, and loved it so much, we couldnt wait to come back, Luckily we had a business event in Paris that was a perfect excuse to visit. We also visited the Hoxton Holborn in London that was great, but paris is a league of its own!
This is one of the few times that I've stayed in a hotel and never wanted to leave.
It feels like your in a special bubble where everything is just magical!
The staff are just knowledgeable and friendly. On our first day, the house hosts gave us the 411 on Paris and recommended all the top spots.
TIP - If you are travelling to Paris for the first time, I'd advise to go to the local spots rather than the tourist spots such as 'Miss Ko' - although this is a personal preference.
The bars are just AWESOME and buzzy throughout the day with just a cool vibe!
I'd happily sit here all day long.. from morning until late night, with the occasional outfit changes!
The rooms were very cute and quirky. We had a lovely view of the courtyard, which was lovely to wake up to.
Without a doubt one of my favourite hotels, ever.