Great new hotels in Paris to stay right now
France added the United States to its green list in June. There have been some exciting developments since your last trip.
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Wwhether it is your first trip to Paris or your fifth, where you stay contributes greatly to the experience you have. Do you want to be in the center of the action, maybe near the The recently reopened Samaritaine department store or palace of the Hôtel de la Marine? Or do you want to “live like a local” by staying in and around the outlying districts; near a train or metro station, or near neighborhood bakeries, grocery stores, and cafes?
This list offers a mix of options, although you won’t find any palaces or chains. These are all small independent boutique hotels that have opened over the past year, some even in the midst of the pandemic where they have become a haven for Parisians looking to escape their own apartments, as well as European travelers to finally explore once the borders have reopened.
Wherever you choose, sleep well, my friends– but not too well. In fact, maybe set that alarm or leave those curtains open for the early rising sun of summer: Paris awaited your return and there is plenty to see and do.
- Place: Near the Gare du Nord
- Book now: From $ 163 / night, expedia.com
Designed by the British designer Luke Edward Hall, this new establishment of the Tourist Group (with three other Parisian hotels, and one soon in London) is very Alice in Wonderland meets Charlie and the chocolate factory. Whether you’re in the bathroom, hall, hallway, or elevator, vibrant colors and patterns abound, from leopard prints and stripes to florals and chevrons. Located between two of the main train stations in Paris, Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord, it is ideally located to really live like a local and then get out of the city like one. Besides the slopes next door, which you can’t hear thanks to the double-glazed windows, there’s Café les Deux Gares across the street, which offers a fixed price of € 23 (US $ 27) at the end of the road. to eat lunch.
- Place: In the 12th arrondissement
- Book now: Ffrom $ 127 / night, expedia.com
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You haven’t arrived in Cannes? Cinephiles will love this cinema-themed hotel attached to an arthouse cinema hall. It’s close to Nation, a major metro hub in the 12th arrondissement, home to both Paris’ popular Marche d’Aligre and the Coulée Verte, its answer to the High Line. The 36 rooms are equipped with their own projection screen which descends via a remote control. They cover the giant windows overlooking either the street or the courtyard where a giant fresco of Charlie Chaplin was installed by street photographer JR Settle in with one of the hundreds of films offered from the privacy of your bed – Twizzlers and salty / sweet popcorn included. There is also a rooftop bar where, in summer, screenings are held. outside.
- Place: A few streets north of the Louvre
- Book now: From $ 242 / night, expedia.com
This boutique hotel with 30 rooms, close to the market street Montorgueil Street in the second arrondissement, is a charming choice for a sunny and elegant stay behind an old Egyptian facade in a central district. It also overlooks the heritage-listed arcade The Cairo Passage. The color palette of emerald greens and sapphire blues comes from architect Vincent Bestie and first-time hoteliers Charlotte and Samuel Castro, who injected a chic sense of modernity into the property. The top-floor suite facing the passage has its own balcony, while the rooms facing the small square below benefit from cheerful natural light throughout the day.
- Place: The South Pigalle part of the 9th arrondissement
- Book now: Ffrom $ 217 / night, expedia.com
Franco-Mexican Charlotte Gomez de Orozco has opened this 22-room hotel at the top of rue des Martyrs in Pigalle Sud, the former red light district that has become bobo’hood, with the intention of giving wellness junkies their dose. during their vacation. Forget the TV and coffee: rooms come with ballet bars and charcoal-filtered water. All-natural bathroom toiletries were designed in collaboration with eco-cosmetics brand Naked Shop. In addition to an herbal cafe (with corn pancakes stuffed with nut butter and bananas), there are rooms dedicated to reiki and reflexology treatments, as well as a yoga studio where guests of the hotel benefit from a special rate of 25 € (30 US $) for the courses (instead of 30 €).
- Place: Le Marais, in the center of Paris
- Book now: From $ 208 / night, expedia.com
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Right in the heart of the trendy Haut Marais district, this 31-room hotel named after Grant Green’s jazz tune is a good bet for travelers who want to shop and eat. The property is surrounded by the best of both, from Veja for eco-friendly sneakers to Le Mary Celeste for divine devil’s eggs. Inside, designer Dorothée Delaye has mixed old and new elements such as vintage finds from flea markets with modern bespoke furniture and ceramic lighting fixtures. Room sizes range from ‘Spacy’ (largest at 270 square feet) to ‘Simply’ (at just 97 square feet), but each comes with coffee via Nespresso pods and bean-based toiletries. Earth of Mars. There is no breakfast buffet, but a lobby level cafe open to the public with a la carte options such as avocado toast and ‘sun eggs and bacon’ with ricotta and pomegranates.
- Place: 15th arrondissement, south of the Eiffel Tower
- Book now: Ffrom $ 70 / night, expedia.com
For those who prefer to save on sleep, but without sacrificing style, this minimalist hotel in the quiet 15th arrondissement of the Rive Gauche is ideal, with options starting at € 59 (US $ 70) for a 75-square-foot space with a single bed and nothing more than a nightstand, a lamp and a bathroom. Even the largest rooms are intimate but still well designed by architect Gesa Hansen. Some, like the 67, even have a view of the nearby Eiffel Tower. All are equipped with Orso Hôtel brand toiletries made in Grasse, with a fig / fennel scent a hair and body wash that does the job well for a two-in-one. Reggae soul tunes play in the lobby / bar, which is great for working together or sipping a filter coffee from Parisian roaster Lomi. There is also a charming outdoor courtyard with jasmine blossoms growing on terracotta tiles.
- Place: 9th
- Book now: Ffrom $ 181 / night, expedia.com
More than just a place to spend the night, this “Hotel Bar and Guinguette“ a stone’s throw from the Palais Garnier and the Galeries Lafayette, it is a destination in its own right on the evening when it hosts events in the plant atrium. (Think Ricard tastings, Euro Cup screenings, and celebrations like the All-Night Music Day in June.) Around the beds. Additional design details include lipstick “kisses” with a different name and date hung in each piece. (Room 406, for example, shows “Mila” printed on February 9, 2020.)
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