6 rue Taylor, 10e, Paris, 75010, France
Tucked away on a tiny one-way street between République and Canal St-Martin, the Hôtel Taylor offers generously proportioned rooms (by Parisians standards) at an affordable price in the edgy 10e arrondissement. The location is unbeatable for those who want to stay off the beaten track but still be close to the Canal and Marais neighborhood, and the nearby métro keeps the city accessible.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The hotel has been undergoing a partial refurbishment, while remaining open, that will last until 2019.
Contemporary rooms painted in neutral tones are decorated with light wood furnishings, pastel fabrics, and some ersatz murals. Flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and tea kettles, and dressers to store belongings make your stay more homey. Although the views are nothing to remark on, the street is quiet with its own Parisian charm.
Baths are contemporary, with tubs and handheld showers, though some are still undergoing renovation.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Some bathrooms are open plan, so if privacy is an issue, be sure to speak up.
A serviceable lobby is equipped with small lounge, a computer area, and the breakfast room.
A satisfying continental breakfast, with a few hot items and plenty of hot coffee and tea, is served in the pleasant first-floor breakfast room.
There are some great breakfast places (with excellent coffee) nearby, so it's worth your while to get out and explore in the morning. We love Holybelly for its choice of coffee drinks and comfort food, and nearby Blackburn.
A short walk to République where five metros converge. This is a prime location for some of Paris's edgier neighborhoods—Canal St-Martin, the Marais, Oberkampf—and within walking distance of the Grands Boulevards and some of Paris's nicer covered passages (19th-century precursors to the shopping mall). Nearby rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis is a wonderful Parisian mash-up of gourmet foods, chic little bistros and wine bars and neighborhood stalwarts. Those who love to explore will have a field day here, and we urge you to check out some of the small, edgy streets where artisan designers have set up shop, around the Rue des Petites Écuries.
No shortage of great dining here, as this is an epicenter for the young gastrobistro movement, with fabulous dining at L'Office and Le Richer, and tons of great places near the canal. For good barista coffee and a French-inflected American-style breakfast or lunch head to Holybelly or for juices and healthy sandwiches we like Bob's Juice Bar.
A quick walk away, Copper Bay draws a hip, thirsty crowd for its craft cocktails and friendly vibe. On nearby Rue des Vinaigriers, Gravity Bar is one of Paris's newer additions to the thriving cocktails scene.
WHY WE LIKE IT
We must admit, price and location are the big draws here. That said, you'll get exactly what's needed at this welcoming mid-sized hotel: quiet, comfort, and all the amenities.
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