• 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
• Check prices on Booking.com
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.
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 (1-minute walk), Richelieu – Drouot (5-minute walk)
- 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.
- Phone: +33 1 85 73 33 33
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: grandsboulevardshotel.com
- 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.
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?
- Le Bouillon Chartier – Traditional French in a historic Belle Époque dining room. Reasonable prices. Great for families. 3-minute walk.
- Bien Bien – Small, friendly spot with some of the best Thai food in Paris. 4-minute walk.
- Popolare – Crazy good Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, cool downstairs bar. Go early – they don’t take reservations and there’s often a line. 7-minute walk.
- Frenchie – Exquisite high end French bistro fare. Extremely popular – book well in advance. 8-minute walk.
- La Bourse et La Vie – Classic French cooking from American celebrity chef, Daniel Rose. 9-minute walk.
- Big Ferdnand – American-style hamburgers done in 6 styles, including mushroom, veal, or chicken. House-made condiments and great fries. 10-minute walk.
- 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. 11-minute walk.
- La Boissonniere – Warm and friendly tapas/wine bar; a comfortable choice for solo diners. 5-minute walk.
- Angelina – Excellent tea and pastries (and the best hot chocolate in Paris) on the Rue de Rivoli. Great for brunch. 13-minute walk.
- 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. 17-minute walk.
- Balagan – Creative Israeli and Mediterranean cuisine; fun, lively atmosphere. 21-minute walk.
Nearby Bars & Breweries
- The Frog & Underground – Rustic modern brew pub spread over three floors; friendly, English-speaking staff. 2-minute walk.
- 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. 8-minute walk.
- Mabel – Amazing cocktails, humongous rum selection, and grilled cheese sandwiches to die for. 8-minute walk.
- 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. 10-minute walk.
- Redd – Lovely, intimate wine bar with a fantastic cheese and charcuterie selection. 10-minute walk.
- Experimental Cocktail Club – Intimate spot with excellent and unusual cocktails, and often a live DJ. 11-minute walk.
- Harry’s New York Bar – Cocktail and piano bar with a storied history and great drinks. 14-minute walk.
Cool Shops Nearby
- À la Mère de Famille – Chocolates and sweets, beautifully displayed and nicely packaged for souvenirs. 5-minute walk.
- 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. 12-minute walk.
- E. Dehillerin – Vast cookware selection; old school copper pans, professional grade knives, unique gifts. 14-minute walk.
- Pierre Hermé – Award-winning macarons; try his signature “Ispahan” – a blend of rosewater, raspberry and lychee. 15-minute walk.
- Passage des Panoramas – The first covered walkway in Paris retains its old-world charm; great for art, antiques, and collectibles. 4-minute walk.
- Epices Roellinger Paris – Renowned spice shop that created by a Michelin-starred chef. 12-minute walk.
- Forum Des Halles – Huge, modern underground shopping mall with French and international brands, restaurants, a cinema, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. 15-minute walk.
- Chanel Boutique Cambon – The iconic French designer’s flagship retail location. As much a fashion museum as a shop. 20-minute walk.
Nearby Market or Grocery
- Pharmacie Actuelle – Pharmacy selling medications, first aid supplies, and French beauty products. 3-minute walk.
- Carrefour City Market – Good selection of wines, beers, fruits & veg, dairy, breads, and pantry staples. 8-minute walk.
- Rue Montorgueil – One of the best market streets in Paris. Produce, flowers, bakeries, cheese, wine, you name it. 13-minute walk.
Nearby Attractions & Things to Do
- Grévin Wax Museum – 3-minute walk.
- Passage des Panoramas – 4-minute walk.
- Chocolate Museum – 5-minute walk.
- Folies Bergère – 6-minute walk.
- Hôtel Drouot Auction House – 6-minute walk.
- Opéra-Comique – 7-minute walk.
- <Porte Saint-Denis – 10-minute walk.
- Opéra Garnier – 16-minute walk.
- Palais Royal – 16-minute walk.
- Louvre Museum – 18-minute walk.
Hotel des Grands Boulevards – The Hotel
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