Any vacation in Paris is sure to be filled with charm and wonderment, but choosing the right hotel to suit your style is the best way to create a wholly personalized and unique Parisian experience. For seasoned visitors or first-timers looking for a vibrant local stay, Hotel L’Antoine is the ideal spot to call home in the City of Lights.
Budget level: Value (rates from $94 per night)
Lodging type: Small hotel (38 rooms and suites)
What You Need to Know
The property was designed by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix. Each floor pays homage to the traditional cabinet makers who occupied the historic neighborhood, as well as the fashionable boutiques that now line the cobblestone streets. The hotel is housed in a former 17th-century convent, and its ultra-modern interior is a kaleidoscope of bright colors, textures, and eclectic patterns. The entire space looks almost too hip and cool, yet feels extremely comfortable and inviting.
Because of its reasonable price point, central location, modern aesthetic, and thoughtful amenities, Hotel L’Antoine suits a wide range of visitors, from arty solo travelers to couples, to young families.
Who Will Love It
The young and hip crowd who love being in the heart of the cool BoBo (the bohemian bourgeoisie, a term akin to the American hipster).
Who Might Not
Serial sightseers who want to be a stone’s throw from major tourist attractions may not love using the (easy-to-navigate) Paris Metro to get around.
We love the complimentary breakfast buffet, which is generously served until 11 a.m. every day. Here, you'll find pastries, fresh fruit, a selection of cheese and cold cuts, scrambled or boiled eggs, as well as crispy bacon and hot breakfast sausages.
Every room (and suite) includes free wifi along with their own air conditioning and heating systems. Breakfast buffet is complimentary when you book directly with the hotel.
Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About
The property charges a nightly hotel tourist tax (less than 2 euro, about $2 per night).
How to Get a Deal
Book directly through the Hotel L’Antoine site for exclusive offers, including discounted rates from 84 euro per night ($94). For additional savings, travel during the shoulder season (April through October), when there's fewer crowds and lower rates.
In the Neighborhood
Satisfy your gastronomic curiosity from some of Paris’ hottest restaurants just mere blocks away, including Septime, (one of the city’s best restaurants), and its sister restaurant, the seafood-focused Clamato. A short stroll away leads to Dersou, the inventive Japanese restaurant with innovative cocktail pairings from renown chef Taku Sekine. Music lovers will need to check out Café de la Danse, where diners can watch live performances. Fashionistas will appreciate the area for its boutiques and shops, which include Paris-based brands like Marie Sixtine and DECA Paris.
The hotel is located roughly 22 miles from Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG). A taxi or Uber will take around 60 minutes and will cost between 50 and 60 euro (about $56 to $67), depending on time of day. Alliteratively, you can take the RER (B) to Gare du Nord, switch to the 5 line of the Paris Metro, and get off at the Bastille stop.
The Bottom Line
Hotel L’Antoine will be a favorite hotel for modern, hip travelers looking for live-like-a-local Parisian vibes.