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
Stylish-yet-affordable boutique with a lively social scene, smack in the 2nd arrondissement
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.