Want to spice up your evenings? The palaces and the 5 stars no longer have a monopoly on stylish sex. Get out your sexy lingerie and have sex with your lover in the coolest hotels in Paris. DO NOT DISTURB.
The spirit: a stone's throw from the Opéra Garnier, visible from the rooms, Chouchou defies the 4-star establishment and plays the chauvinist spirit to the fullest in a mix of pop and urban styles in the bar, bling in the hall of mirrors which serves as the entryway, and contemporary in the bedrooms draped in midnight blue by architect Michael Malapert . With its mini-market, its guinguette bar and its artistic programme, Le Chouchou wants to establish itself as much more than just a simple hotel: a cool place to live for tourists and Parisians.
The added plus: the three private baths in the basement with jacuzzi and sensory showers for lounging and recharging your batteries with your toes fanned out in a cozy seventies and nicely kitsch atmosphere with its dimmed lighting. An erotic-sensual parenthesis boosted by the soundtrack of your choice...
Chouchou Hotel , 11 rue du Helder, 9th. Rooms from €200.
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The spirit: back in the 30's! Monsieur Aristide , the latest boutique hotel from the Adresse hotel group ( Monsieur Cadet and Monsieur George ) , promises a journey into the bohemian spirit of Montmartre and the Belle Époque . It's all in the details of a staging masterfully orchestrated by interior designer Marion Collard . From the reception counter, a spatio-temporal gap opens revealing jukebox, velvet sofas, terrazzo floor (created from rubble), mahogany bar counter, bamboo armchairs, globe light fixtures, ceramic lamps, old radios in the rooms, carpets on the stairs... Antique furniture and original creations create a unique and charming atmosphere that makes you forget almost everything...
The added bonus: the creative and refined cocktails created in collaboration with The Little Red Door , such as the Negroni with Baldoria house vermouth, Karini rosé with flower petals or Mojito twisted with oregano that the bartenders infuse themselves. The Café Aristide table and its decor as retro as it is comforting (ask for the table with the two banquettes) does not have to be ashamed either of its menu inspired by Italy: delicious polpette al sugo, polenta with gorgonzola or casarecce with nduja à la puttanesca give an air of dolce vita in the heart of Paris. Note that as soon as the fine weather simmers, you can sit on the terrace and discover the hidden garden...
Monsieur Aristide , 3 rue Aristide Bruant, 18th. Room from €199.
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l'hôtel des deux gares
The spirit: the latest baby of the Tourist group founded by Adrien Gloaguen , Les Deux Gares , located in a folkloric street in the trendy 10th arrondissement, presents itself as an invitation to love foolishness in a joyful decor where we find the touch of madness of the everyone's talking about English decorator, Luke Edward Hall . Special dedication to the devilishly glamorous bathrooms and the view that gives an air of Lost in Translation made in Paname.
The added plus: take advantage of it for dinner in their signature bistro considered one of the best foodie tables in Paris (awarded the prize for best bistro 2021 by Le Fooding) where the sensational Jonathan Schweizer works gourmet miracles.
Hôtel des Deux Gares , 2 rue des Deux Gares, Paris 10th. Rooms from p. of €100.
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The spirit: in the heart of popular Belleville, Babel embodies the mix of influences with rooms of character and at low prices, pieces by artists and pretty antique trinkets that we would love to steal (but we won't), in a setting on stage all in terracotta, greens and patinas signed Daphné Desjeux (also behind the new Sookie hotel). Its added value? Instagrammable of coolness over every square inch, this true living space is unlike any other.
The added plus: its incredibly comforting brunch (€28) which demonstrates the ultra-strong commitment of William Attal , Joris Bruneel and Clarie Feral-Akram at the helm. The idea? Encourage local producers with coffee from the Brûlerie de Jourdain, Kodama teas and infusions, spirits from the Distillerie de Paris, breads and pastries from Sain or fruit from the Zingam grocery store, just next door.
Babel , 3 rue Lemon, Paris 20th. Rooms from €120.
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The spirit: it's like being propelled into an opulent Milanese building, with its terrazzo floor and rounded corners. But in the rooms, it's more of an upper-class sleeper spirit, all in lacquered wood, imagined by architects Samantha Hauvette and Lucas Madani , who were given carte blanche to bring this aging institution back to life. next to the Eiffel Tower and the latest addition to the Orso group (Rochechouart, Ami, Cabane hotels). And what about the hotel bar, a real headquarters at aperitivo time, which deals Bellini and Negroni (€11) to perfect the Italian cinema atmosphere?
The added plus: its improbable Nordic bath and sauna nestled right in the middle of the rooftops of Paris with a view of the neighboring Iron Lady, on a terrace straight out of a Sorrentino film . A pure moment of love, out of time and space, to evacuate all the stress and regain a doll's complexion.
Wallace , 89 rue Fondary, Paris 15th. Rooms from €159.
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The spirit: a cozy boudoir in homage to the most famous dandies in the middle of rue Saint-Denis... Those nostalgic for Georges Brummell are already stamping their feet. With its terrace and its flowery Art&Craft decor designed by the architect Michael Malapert , the hotel stands out as a haven of peace in the heart of Paris. The must ? The fancy bar at the front of the hotel, followed by the restaurant at the back which turns out to be the perfect place to cut yourself off from the Parisian hustle and bustle, like the speakeasy of yesteryear.
The extra thing: the spa area with sauna, jacuzzi and massages in collaboration with Hollissence , the brand of holistic treatments , with body massages but also facials with Huages CBD oils ( 1h15 massages from €110) .
Dandy Hotel , 86 rue Saint-Denis, Paris 1st. Rooms from €189.
Mama Shelter Paris West
The spirit: we find in this setting in the South of Paris signed Jean-Michel Wilmotte the cheerfully messy signature of the group with color, print and good humor from floor to ceiling. A setting of coolness that gives way to naughty instincts with, icing on the cake, a rooftop and an incredible terrace with bar and mini basketball court.
The extra thing: the restaurant table, whose menu has been created by the three-star Guy Savoy , who deals sea bass ceviche, Charolais beef tartare, casserole dishes and cheeseburgers at friendly prices (€21 for the lunch menu of the day). Fireplace option as a bonus.
Mama Shelter Paris West , 20 avenue de la Porte de la Plaine, Paris 15th. From €119 per night.
The spirit: an adorable baby hotel with 9 rooms in the heart of the Marais , a stone's throw from the Place des Vosges, decorated by the brilliant Laura Gonzalez in a refined cocoon spirit with large floral print carpets, velvet and beautiful mosaics in the rooms bathroom. A feeling “ like at home ”, but better, with pretty trinkets and little attentions that make you feel good there.
The added plus: breakfast to be taken on the Haussmann-style courtyard patio behind the restaurant. On the menu: scrambled eggs and smoked salmon (€10), yoghurt, granola, honey and passion fruit granola bowl (€8) or quite simply the Parisian baguette, fresh juice, tea and pastries (€9.5).
Le Ferdinand , 3 rue Ferdinand Duval, Paris 4th. From € 150 per night.
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The spirit : this is the new gem of a 4-star design hotel with spa and neo-bistro by the architect Thomas Vidalenc . As a result, the 37 rooms, inspired by a fantasy Eastern Europe, have their own identity: all recall the aesthetics of comic strips from the 50s and 60s. And good news, breakfast can be served on the exceptional terrace- secret garden of the restaurant run by chef Michaël Riss (ex-Le Meurice) from €22.
The added plus : the dream spa inspired by the design of Russian baths from the 1960s (subway tiles, globe pendant lights). On the program, a swimming pool (8x2m) and a sauna , to be privatized for an hour if necessary, it's a gift.
Hotel Ballu , 30 rue Ballu, Paris 9th. From €170 per night.
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The spirit: an Art Deco gem , wildly chic and elegant, located a stone's throw from Beaugrenelle , the shopping rendezvous of the 15th arrondissement. Inaugurated last summer, the Rose Bourbon gives pride of place to noble materials ( marble , mosaic frieze) and meticulous details ( mouldings , brass hanging lights , walk-in shower ). Of the 39 rooms, none are identical. Surprise Surprise!
The added bonus: the splendid wine bar (from €5) and the great breakfast with eggs, pastries, pancakes, breads with or without gluten... served as a buffet, or directly on your duvet ( €13).
Rose Bourbon , 53 rue de l'Eglise, Paris 15th. From €75 per night.
Grands Boulevards Hotel
The spirit: hidden in a private mansion , the latest Parisian hotel from the Experimental team hits the mark . Normal, it is the star of Parisian decoration, Dorothée Meilichzon , who designed this very atypical place in a royal atmosphere: majestic four-poster beds, faded blue earthenware tiles, aged wood. An atmosphere conducive to somersaults.
The extra thing: the possibility of having room service deliver small signature dishes from the hyper-trusted table of Giovanni Passerini , considered the greatest Italian chef in Paris (he was elected chef of the year by Le Fooding ) and head of the restaurant at the Hôtel des Grands Boulevards .
Hotel des Grands Boulevards , 17 boulevard Poissonnière, Paris 2nd. From €179 per night.
The spirit: Eden in real life imagined by Cyril Aouizerate , co-founder of Mama Shelter hotels . In short, the spot for trendy Parisians and cool stars passing through in the heart of the Saint-Ouen flea market , and 5 minutes from the metro. Special features: yoga on the rooftop, green restaurant, coworking space, shared vegetable garden, XXL terrace...
The added plus: the Mediterranean-inspired menu (grilled eggplant, chakchouka, falafel sauerkraut, etc.) and the pizzas, which are always organic and responsible. Special mention for the Sunday lunch , at 24 €. Ah, how good we are!
MOB Hotel , 4-6 rue Gambetta, 93400 Saint-Ouen. From €69 per night.
The spirit: a very small hotel with 18 unique rooms, set up by the successful Moussié team , whose reputation is second to none ( Le Barbès , Bouillon Pigalle , Jeannette & co , that's them). Imagine a furiously Parisian mini-building on a pedestrian square, transformed into a friends' house where all the socialites passing through Paris put their suitcases ( Garance Doré has made it her second home). A cocotte spirit, Art Deco touches , antique objects, all pimped by extraordinary fabrics and lamps signed House of Hackney , the hip London decoration label. It throws! We no longer mention the restaurant and the heated terrace where all the trendy things in Paris can be found every evening.
The extra thing: a small cocktail bar with all the gear (ice cube, lemon, fresh mint, bitters, sublime copper shaker...) in each of the rooms, and a menu of cocktails to make yourself with the mode employment. We would almost take ourselves for Lord Brett Sinclair in Amicalement Vôtre . The ultimate style.
Hotel Providence , 90 rue René Boulanger, Paris 10th. From €178 per night.
North Terminus 25 hours
The spirit: in the same line as the Ace Hotels , the ultra-urban chain 25 Hours systematically installs its hotels in neighborhoods in full swing, and is inspired by “ local heroes ” to imagine the decoration. In Paris, 25 hours has settled down at the Terminus Nord , just opposite the station, where you can find all the neighborhood gimmicks: graffiti representing Jocelyn Armel Bindickou , the owner of the famous Sape & Co boutique , the Mecca of the Parisian Sape in Barbès , bed linen designed with the traditional African wax fabric reminiscent of the boubous of the Congolese women of Château Rouge or film posters like in Kollywood , specially made by the famous Indian filmmaker Sushant Sanda.
The added plus: the breakfast room on the first floor. An ultra-refined boudoir spirit, powder pink and velvet, which breaks with the hubbub and the joyous mess under the hotel windows. Note the super stylish and refined buffet , ideal for brunch .
25 hours hotel , 12 boulevard de Denain, Paris 10th. From €129 per night.
Hotel Grand Amour
The spirit: led by the earthy André Saraiva ( Le Baron ), the team of worldly agitators to whom we owe the Hôtel Amour have handed over room and board on Rue de la Fidélité . Always bigger, always more stylish, the whole trendy clique followed. U.S. too ! A total of 42 rooms reminiscent of real Parisian apartments: antique furniture, designer pieces, artist photos.
The added plus: the dining room with its super heated terrace where you can come across people, people from fashion, music and cinema. In short, everything that makes you dream. On the menu, croque-madame (€17), tartare (€17), vitello tonnato (€20), cocktails (€14).
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Hotel Grand Amour , 18 rue de la Fidélité, Paris 10th . From €98 per night.
The spirit: here is Pigalle . Both rock, pop, a bit provocative and sulphurous, this trendy HQ fully asserts its roots in the neighborhood. Far from sanitized hotel rooms, Agence Festen has recreated the atmosphere of the apartments one would dream of living in: vintage furniture, concert posters, retro trinkets, free-standing bathtubs.
The added plus: the restaurant/bar looks like a 70s lounge, stuffed with nods to the past of the place (pole dance bar, neon lights, private lounges). On the menu, sandwiches , arancini and cocktails that alone are worth the trip.
Hotel Pigalle , 9 rue Frochot, Paris 9th. From €147 per night.
The spirit: Haussmannian lobby, floral prints, duck blue walls, cement tiles and XXL beds, the Belleval ticks all the boxes of our current obsessions. Inaugurated in April 2018, the 4-star hotel welcomes its guests like at home, and you inevitably feel good.
The added plus: The absolutely delicious cocktail bar for a bold start to a muy caliente evening (signature cocktail, passion fruit cream-gin and tonic-grand marnier-lime, €12).
Hotel Le Belleval , 16 rue de la Pépinière, Paris 8th. From €150 per night.
The spirit: Caroline and Camille Antoun have taken up the torch of the New Hotel label founded by their father. First stone in the building: a new address made in Oberkampf , thought of as a better Parisian pied-à-terre. The love of a comfortable hotel with the lifestyle of a house, starting with a sublime lobby: terrazzo floor, the iconic DS-600 sofa by de Sede , 70's armchairs and Charlotte Perriand wall lights .
The extra thing: the illegitimate will appreciate. No bar or restaurant where you could meet “ bad people ”. On the other hand, a coffee-shop and a terrace for breakfast where you settle in like at home. And if in the evening, you are a little hungry, the desk takes care of bringing up a bottle of champagne and your Ubereats delivery person .
Le Voltaire , 3 rue Pétion, Paris 11th. From €120 per night.
The spirit: the master of Parisian hospitality has struck again. Adrien Gloaguen ( Hôtel Paradis , Hôtel Panache ) has entrusted the decoration of his youngest to Chloé Nègre (ex - India Mahdavi ), who has designed a delightful rural bubble between Pigalle and the Grands Boulevards . Each floor has its pastel shade: pink, yellow, blue, green. A soft, warm and reassuring setting, where to cocoon with your lover.
The extra thing: a giga breakfast with everything you need to fill a battalion: pastries galore, yoghurt, topping of conf', cheese and charcut' (€16 ) to savor in the dining room-veranda , or downright in the squatter on sunny days.