Hotel des Grands Boulevards in Paris

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Updated: April 12, 2022

Essentials
• Location: In the heart of the 2nd arrondissement, near the covered passages and great restaurants and wine bars.
• Hotel website: grandsboulevardshotel.com
• Hotel phone: +33 1 85 73 33 33
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Paris boutique hotel in the 2nd

The rooftop bar at the Hotel des Grands Boulevards in Paris’ 2nd Arrondissement.

Hotel des Grands Boulevards is a trendy new boutique hotel by one of France’s top designers. Soundproofed rooms have a cool vibe and premium bedding; there’s a sweet rooftop bar, and the ground floor patio has a top notch cocktail bar and a glass-enclosed restaurant with great food. Located near the Grands Boulevards metro, near theaters, shopping, and Paris’ famous covered passages – a short walk to major sights and lots of transport connections.

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Hotel des Grands Boulevards – Location

Centrally-located in the heart of the 2nd arrondissement, near the covered passages and great restaurants and wine bars. Grands Boulevards metro station is a block away, and Palais Garnier is 16 minutes away on foot.

  • Address: 17 Boulevard Poissonnière
  • Nearest Metro: Grands Boulevards, Richelieu – Drouot
  • Taxi: Airport taxis to central Paris are charged at a flat rate. Fare from Charles de Gaulle Airport is €55, fare from Orly Airport is €35.
  • Private Transfer: We use and recommend Welcome Pickups car service. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more than a taxi – about €61 from CDG and €57 from Orly, but can be worth it to avoid the long taxi queue and for the convenience of paying ahead.

Hotel des Grands Boulevards – The Basics

  • Ages: While children are welcome at Hotel des Grands Boulevards, this is a small boutique hotel that’s geared toward adults; rollaway/extra beds and cribs are not available, and there are no special amenities for kids. (See my favorite Paris hotels for families.)
  • Pet Policy: No pets allowed.
  • View: Parisian Eave (Junior Suite) rooms have nice views over city rooftops
  • Parking: No on-site parking. Discounted pricing at offsite lots are available.
  • Nice Perks: In-room espresso and tea, premium bedding and toiletries.
  • When to Book: The 50 rooms at Hotel des Grands Boulevards book up fast. Reserve months in advance, especially for the high travel season of April through September and December.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +33 1 85 73 33 33
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: grandsboulevardshotel.com

Hotel des Grands Boulevards – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: No fitness center.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

Hotel des Grands Boulevards – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: The hotel’s beautiful covered courtyard restaurant features rustic Italian-French cuisine, and is open for breakfast (7-10:30am), lunch (12-2pm), and dinner (7-10:30pm). Brunch is served every Sunday from 12-3pm.
  • Lounge/Bar: Two popular in-house bars – The Shell Bar is located in the hotel’s covered courtyard; it is open from 6pm – 2am (closed in August). The rooftop Shed Bar is open every day from 6-11pm.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. A buffet breakfast is served every day in the restaurant from 7-10:30am.
  • Room Service: 24 hours.

Hotel des Grands Boulevards – Rooms

  • Room Types: Petit Boulevard (Classic) • Saint Fiacre (Superior) • Uzes (Deluxe) • Parisian Eaves (Junior Suite) • Grand Boulevard (Junior Suite) • List of all rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Hotel des Grands Boulevards is a non-smoking hotel.
  • Best Room: While Grands Boulevards suites are the roomiest, top floor Parisian Eaves suites feature high ceilings with exposed beams, and rooftop views over Paris.

Hotel des Grands Boulevards – What’s Nearby?

Nearby Restaurants

  • Le Bouillon Chartier – Traditional French in a historic Belle Époque dining room. Reasonable prices. Great for families.
  • Bien Bien – Small, friendly spot with some of the best Thai food in Paris.
  • Popolare – Crazy good Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, cool downstairs bar. Go early – they don’t take reservations and there’s often a line.
  • Frenchie – Exquisite high end French bistro fare. Extremely popular – book well in advance.
  • La Bourse et La Vie – Classic French cooking from American celebrity chef, Daniel Rose.
  • Big Ferdnand – American-style hamburgers done in 6 styles, including mushroom, veal, or chicken. House-made condiments and great fries.
  • Le Grand Colbert – Traditional bistro. Famous because of being featured in the Diane Keaton/Jack Nicholson film Something’s Gotta Give, but popular because it’s fantastic.
  • La Boissonniere – Warm and friendly tapas/wine bar; a comfortable choice for solo diners.
  • Angelina – Excellent tea and pastries (and the best hot chocolate in Paris) on the Rue de Rivoli. Great for brunch.
  • yam’Tcha – Chinese influenced modern French cooking. Very popular – reserve well in advance, try for lunch, or stop by their boutique around the corner for steamed bao.
  • Balagan – Creative Israeli and Mediterranean cuisine; fun, lively atmosphere.

Nearby Bars & Breweries

  • The Frog & Underground – Rustic modern brew pub spread over three floors; friendly, English-speaking staff.
  • Frenchie Bar à Vin – Go because you can’t score a reservation at the months-in-advance-booked Frenchie, or go because it’s wonderful in its own right, but go early to grab a table. Rotating menu, relaxed vibe, solid wine list.
  • Mabel – Amazing cocktails, humongous rum selection, and grilled cheese sandwiches to die for.
  • Legrand Filles et Fils – One of the oldest wine cellars in Paris, with a stunning location in the beautiful Passages Vivienne. Great selection of wines by the glass, helpful staff.
  • Redd – Lovely, intimate wine bar with a fantastic cheese and charcuterie selection.
  • Experimental Cocktail Club – Intimate spot with excellent and unusual cocktails, and often a live DJ.
  • Harry’s New York Bar – Cocktail and piano bar with a storied history and great drinks.

Cool Shops Nearby

  • À la Mère de Famille – Chocolates and sweets, beautifully displayed and nicely packaged for souvenirs.
  • Galeries Lafayette Haussmann – The most popular department store with tourists in search of famous French brands like Louis Vuitton and Cartier. Also housewares, gourmet foods, and wine.
  • E. Dehillerin – Vast cookware selection; old school copper pans, professional grade knives, unique gifts.
  • Pierre Hermé – Award-winning macarons; try his signature “Ispahan” – a blend of rosewater, raspberry and lychee.
  • Passage des Panoramas – The first covered walkway in Paris retains its old-world charm; great for art, antiques, and collectibles.
  • Epices Roellinger Paris – Renowned spice shop that created by a Michelin-starred chef.
  • Forum Des Halles – Huge, modern underground shopping mall with French and international brands, restaurants, a cinema, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
  • Chanel Boutique Cambon – The iconic French designer’s flagship retail location. As much a fashion museum as a shop.

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • Pharmacie Actuelle – Pharmacy selling medications, first aid supplies, and French beauty products.
  • Carrefour City Market – Good selection of wines, beers, fruits & veg, dairy, breads, and pantry staples.
  • Rue Montorgueil – One of the best market streets in Paris. Produce, flowers, bakeries, cheese, wine, you name it.

Nearby Attractions & Things to Do

Hotel des Grands Boulevards – The Hotel

Wrought-iron gates to a paris hotel

Hotel des Grands Boulevards is a chic new boutique hotel located near the Grands Boulevards metro stop.

Hotel entrace with outdoor bar seating next door.

Though the hotel is in a busy area, it is set back from the street so it feels a bit removed.

Rooftop lounge seating with plants

The lofty Shed Bar offers fresh air and rooftop views. Open every day from 6-11pm.

Hotel courtyard restaurant from above

The hotel’s courtyard restaurant has a unique retractable glass roof.

Enclosed bar with glassware and waitstaff

The courtyard restaurant Shell Bar as seen from below.

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