Keep culture close and your comforts closer, that’s the ideal way to travel.
The Vibe: This boutique hotel is not your dusty old replica of Marie Antoinette’s palace. In every space, from the basement pool up to the balconies of the sixth-floor rooms, you’ll find sleek Mod decor, brass fixtures, and cozy seating, all decorated in jewel tones. Everything is Instagrammable, from the chairs in the lobby to your room key hanging on a tassel.
The Rooms: The hotel’s dedication to guests is apparent in the details. The beds are soft and comfortable, with a reading light on each side in the headboard and a USB plug to charge your phone. The TV has French, British, and American channels. A Nespresso machine and mini-fridge are at your disposal. The bathroom features a rainfall-style shower, with a plush robe and slippers laying nearby. On the sixth floor, rooms with a balcony look out on the Paris rooftops.
The Food & Drink: Undoubtedly one of the highlights is Les Passerelles, the restaurant and cocktail bar on the ground floor. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you’d be foolish not to have at least one meal here. Viennoiseries, eggs, bacon, fruit, meats, yogurt, granola, jams, and juice fill the breakfast buffet, an assortment of which can be delivered to your room for a decadent lazy morning.
In the evening, order tapas and cocktails to enjoy inside or outside on the private garden terrasse. With over 100 French whiskeys, Les Passerelles is the largest French whiskey bar in Paris. The bartenders are knowledgeable (and kind) enough to guide even a novice whiskey drinker in the right direction. (Ask nicely and they’ll craft you a custom cocktail based on your tastes.) On the weekends, trendy Parisians flock to Les Passerelles for brunch and late-night drinks.
The Amenities: Amenities? More like luxuries. Every room comes with a working smartphone, docked on the bedside table, which you can take out of your hotel and into the city. You don’t have to pay for data or international minutes, the phone and its functions are complimentary.
The basement houses a 60-foot pool, open 24-hours, a Hammam, and a gym. To help you make the most of this space, the hotel offers offers fitness classes ranging from yoga to cross training and swim lessons.
The wifi is fast, free, and works well throughout the hotel. Guests can set up their laptops on the lobby couches and tables, in the restaurant, and on the terrasse, and work next to the Parisians who come simply because they enjoy the space.
The Location: Ideally located in the 9th arrondissement, Hotel Parister is within walking distance of much of the best of Paris. Situated on a street bookended by the Cadet metro stop and the Folies Bergères cabaret, you can walk from Hotel Parister to the Grand Magasins in 15 minutes, to Sacré-Coeur in 20 minutes, and to the Louvre and Canal Saint-Martin in 25 minutes. Despite being located in a bustling area, you won’t be kept awake by the sounds of the street; rue Saulnier is wonderfully quiet, but anyone seeking nightlife can walk 5 minutes to Grand Boulevards where they’ll find plenty of bars and clubs going at all hours.
The Service: Exceptional. Everyone from the manager to the woman delivering room service is kind, accommodating, and truly want to make you feel at home at the Hotel Parister. The front desk concierges are happy to provide recommendations for what to do and where to eat in the city and to hold your luggage for the day. And if your French isn’t perfect, don’t worry because all the staff speak English.
The Reason to Go: At Hotel Parister, you get a real taste of high living with luxuries and friendly service, all without the high price tag. With a sexy cocktail bar, breakfast in bed, Instagrammable-everything, sleek workspace, and a pool, it’s the stay at a luxury hotel you’ve already dreamed of.
This post was written in partnership with Hotel Parister. All opinions are solely those of the author. All photos are ©Frenchly unless otherwise indicated.