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
Great location - esp for shopping (and Eurostar), v relaxing decor, breakfasts croissant and OJ outside the room (or go downstairs to pay for brekkie), Reception really helpful in a human way (unlike some of the large formal hotel chains), great atmosphere in the bar(s) and food also good in a non- 'classic French' way, (both!) our cheap rooms a bit small - shower water seems destined to spill into bathroom and one bathroom seemed to smell a bit of old flannels when we arrived which lingered, more signage around the corridors would be helpful (always got lost trying to find stairs rather than lift!), bill payment at the end a little odd in terms of confusing paperwork....
A girls get-away weekend we recently had in Paris. First time I've been to Hoxton: boutique, upper upscale, and certainly got its unique personality.
We loved our cocktails: Smooth Cloud, Coco Cabana, Mahatma Chai, and also felt so very welcomed by Adam who worked behind the bar. He was friendly and approachable, especially when I was unsure about what to choose, Adam happily offered his recommendations. Thank you!
We stayed here for three nights and had two rooms for my husband and I and our three children. It’s a good location and walking distance to lots of great areas in the city. The design and interiors are amazing which is why we chose it but it’s not the most child friendly option. There is no children’s menu at all in any of the restaurants so we really struggled to feed the kids! It’s much more suited to couples travelling alone so next time we will leave the kids at home as it was stunning!
We booked a "biggy" room with garden view for our stay in Paris to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We arrived on time for check in, not early, and we were given a BUG INFESTED room. Not 1,2 or 3 bugs, but atleast a dozen!!! I couldn't believe it. We were told there were no other rooms in this category available!!?? I got very sick and we had to checkout immediately after arrival. We had pre-paid for the 2 nights and were not even offered a refund, I am so disappointed in this as it was no fault of our own. I will never forget this, it ruined our first trip to Paris, we travelled across the world from Vancouver, Canada to be there. There's more... the photos you see online are very deceiving, The hotel is small, entrance is easily missed and in an alley way, hotel hallways and elevators are more like a motel than a hotel, how is this place new it was so old and dingy??!!! We were so shocked. There is no valet, no parking at all. There is a self parking lot blocks/streets away near a Mcdonald's, that is where the staff recommended we park. There is an underground parking lot with very sketchy staff across the alleyway from the hotel at 60 euros a day and we felt very unsafe the whole time we were there. I am still so appalled....
We stayed at the Hoxton as a couple for 5 nights and had an amazing time! We felt like this was the coolest spot in Paris and the perfect base to explore this amazing city.
From the very first moment we stepped into the hotel we fell in love with the stylish design of the lounge in the entrance and the restaurant. It seems they've taken an open courtyard and closed it, creating a unique feeling that mixes classic Parisien design with a modern feel.
We were greeted at reception by the lovely Vikash, who was extremely welcoming and helpful throughout our entire visit, took great care of us, helped us immensely with our rooms, and gave us recommendations for some great places to eat nearby. We were lucky enough to see him again at various times in our visit and he made us feel like VIPs and made our visit so much fun. Thanks Vikash! <3
Our room was large, comfortable and beautifully designed, with a beautiful view of the courtyard. We loved the bathroom, shower and comfortable bed, and loved getting a small breakfast with granola, a banana and orange juice every morning to start out our day. It was so much fun to plop down on the comfy bed at the end of a long day of exploring town and just relax.
The location of the hotel felt perfect for us, we explored the entire city by going in a different direction every day; We went east to explore the Marais and Republique areas, North to explore Pigalle and Montmarte, West to the Louvre, Tuilieries and Champs Elysees, and south to Notre Damn, the Latin Quarter and Saint Germaine du Pres. We always felt the hotel was right in the center of everything and also close to a lot of shopping near the Opera and Les Halles. We are big walkers so we were able to walk to anywhere in Paris from the hotel at a reasonable distance.
We found a lot of great restaurants and wine bars around the hotel, but we loved the restaurant and the wine bar inside the hotel so much that we ended up eating there three times. On the one hand you want to go out and explore the city every night, but when there are two cool restaurants inside the hotel where many of the locals come to dine and hang out, you don't really want to leave..
We will definitely stay here the next time we are in Paris and try to stay at other Hoxton locations around the world. Would definitely recommend staying here for your romantic Parisian weekend!