Hotel des Grands Boulevards in Paris

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Updated: January 25, 2021

• Location: In the heart of the 2nd arrondissement, near the covered passages and great restaurants and wine bars.
• Hotel website:
• 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 (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:
  • 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: 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?

Nearby Restaurants

  • 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.

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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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