If you’re tired of impersonal hotel chains or super deluxe swank with “over the moon” prices, look no further. Here are a few that have been renovated by architects and stylists with color, style and contemporary decor. Vitality, glamor, customer satisfaction and reasonable rates are the key elements of these properties.
31 rue de la Folie Mericourt, 75011 http://www.hotelfabric.com
Occupying 4 floors, the hotel boasts 33 ultra-comfortable rooms in a resolutely contemporary setting drawing decorative and ornamental inspiration from the industrial past of the Oberkampf district. The brick walls, plentiful space, unconcealed supporting structures and immense windows admit plenty of natural light. On a very quiet and quaint street with shops and restaurants very close no matter which way you turn. Honor system happy hour. Starts at $240.
Hotel Regent’s Garden
6 Rue Pierre Demours, 75017 Paris, www.hotel-regents-paris.com/en/
The former private mansion that is now the Hotel Regent’s Garden was a gift from Emperor Napoleon III to one of his most devoted servants, Dr Conneau. Regardless of the season, new plants and flowers are always making an appearance.
In springtime, magnolias, rhododendron and clematis illuminate this bucolic setting while summer brings climbing roses and hydrangea. Access to the garden is only allowed for hotel guests.
Elegant rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffeemaking facilities, minibars with complimentary drinks. Select rooms offer garden views, iPod docks and Nespresso machines. Suites add sitting areas. Eleven minute walk to the Champs Elysees. From $152
Le 123 Sebastopol Hotel
123, boulevard Sébastopol-75002, www.le123sebastopol.com/en/
At the heart of Paris 2nd district near the Grand Boulevards, this hotel is a short 10-minute walk to the Pompidou Center, the Opera and Marais. Dedicated to cinematic art and designed by architect Philippe Maidenberg, the decor will surprise you with its originality while providing you with a comfortable and luxurious experience. Private gym and cinema. Their bartender and mixologist Mei Ho will delight you with his famous signature cocktails. Starts at $183
16, rue d’Edimbourg, 75008, www.idolhotel-paris.com/
Steps from Saint Lazare, the department stores, the Opera and the Madeleine
the Idol offers you a musical experience and an original design allied to high-end services. Composed by Yann Gasparini, jazz, soul and funk music lover and painted by Julie Gauthron, the funkiest decorator in Parisian hotel industry, the Idol opened last December in Paris with sound and groove!
A super friendly staff who speak English. The rooms are decorated in modern, uniquely lit themes. You’ll be able to connect your phones to the blue tooth speakers and enjoy music in the room. Starting at 158 euros.