In the less-traveled corner of the trendy Marais district, this contemporary boutique hotel feels almost like an art gallery. Behind its easy-to-miss industrial facade are three buildings around an historic courtyard. The futuristic "Hi-Mac" rooms are encased in a sort of white plastic cocoon and have adjustible lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the rooftops of Paris; room 81 has a terrace with views of Sacré-Coeur Basilica. The compact rooms are generally
minimalist, with sleek dark-wood furnishings, polished concrete bathrooms with Molton Brown toiletries, and spacious walk-in showers with oversize "rainwater" showerheads. Open for breakfast, the stylish bar in the building at the back of the courtyard attracts fashionable locals in the evening.
Feb 6, 2014
If you want to avoid staying in another typical chain hotel, and want something unique and trendy in Paris, this is a great selection. The rooms are fantastic - beautifully decorated and lit, and with fun gadgetry like automated drapes and a TV set that looks like a mirror until you turn it on. The hotel is very new, so everything feels so contemporary. Also, the bathroom has a great shower that delivers instant hot water by the bucketload (something
needed in a Paris winter). The staff are all quite trendoid too, and friendly, if occasionally ditzy. The 19E breakfast was good. The location in the middle of Marais is also excellent although the street itself is not great. Overall,highly recommended.