Step inside Hotel Baume and you’re transported back to the 1930s, with the addition of modern comforts, of course. This is a highly stylised experience. The lobby is a riot of hot colours. Walls are papered in striking patterns. The Art Deco furnishings are all sinuous shapes and exotic materials. And each of its 35 rooms is themed — fashion, film, design, jewellery or ‘club’— with decorative flourishes to match.
Parisian hotels are infamous for stuffing their guests into shoe-boxed sized rooms. At Hotel Baume, you have five room sizes to choose from, but even the smallest is designed to maximize your movements. Coming during the fairer months? Then spring for a balcony or terrace where you can sip a tasty pre-mixed cocktail (there’s an honesty bar in the downstairs lounge) and congratulate yourself on finding such glamorous digs in this chicest of locations.
- The perfect location on a quiet street in the beating heart of the Left Bank, just steps from the Jardin du Luxembourg
- A high-design experience, with a modern spin on the glamorous 1930s, plus fancifully themed rooms
- The Deluxe Terrace rooms have stunning private terraces with rooftop views. Just imagine having your morning coffee en plein air a Paris
- An ideal starting point to explore the city's top attractions on foot, plus convenient metro and bus stops to take you further afield
- Bathrooms are spotless, with bathrobes, slippers and custom toiletries, plus a nightly turn-down service with free Evian
- No restaurant — but then wouldn’t you rather dine out?
- No mini-fridges in rooms, but there’s an honesty bar in the lounge with cocktails, cold drinks and hotel-made munchies
- If you’re not into the gilded, veloured experience you may prefer a less stylised stay
- While the front desk is a well-oiled machine, we found breakfast service a little bit limp
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Our top tips
- Boutique Hotel
- 35 rooms
- Breakfast + walk to restaurants
- All ages welcome
- Open all year
- Spa Treatments
- Beach Nearby
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Car not necessary
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Laundry service
Hotel Baume has five categories of rooms. On our first visit we stayed in a Deluxe Terrace on the sixth floor with the requisite queensize bed and Nespresso nook, but more importantly, a breathtaking balcony tucked amongst the gray zinc rooftops. Could there be anything more romantic? Several other rooms have outdoor spaces, including one lavish 20m2 terrace that gives onto the hotel’s peaceful interior patio.
Regardless of category, all rooms are done up to the nines in décor inspired by the glorious, glamorous 1930s. Think black lacquered tables, gold-leafed mirrors, and soft fabrics in rich jewel colours of yellow sapphire, jade, roseate and amethyst.
Looking for a girly getaway? Consider the fashion or jewellery themed suites. Need something more masculine? Pick a ‘club’ room. Can’t decide? Then go for the ‘architecture and design’ theme rooms with more neutral black-and-blue styling. Families should head for the Junior Suite (where we most recently stayed) and Suite Terrace categories as these have a sofa bed. Ours had floor-to-ceiling windows and views up the street to the impressive Theatre de l'Odeon. All rooms feature spotless ensuite bathrooms and modern amenities.
- Air conditioning
- Cots Available
- In room treatments available
- Safe box
Hotel Baume serves breakfast in its ground-floor salon. Fresh-pressed juices, granola, fruits and yoghurts are the order of the day, along with heaping baskets of breads and croissants. We recommend the scrambled eggs, which were exceptionally creamy.
Afternoon tea is a less formal affair. You can order up an assiette de fromage ou de charcuterie or be tempted by a pastry. There is an honesty bar in the salon, too, stocked with snacks, soft drinks, wines and spirits. We tried a pre-mixed cocktail, which proved a restorative tonic after a day of tourism.
Hotel Baume does not have a restaurant, but the neighbourhood is bursting with fabulous eateries, many of them well-priced. Just ask the concierge for recommendations and she will find the perfect restaurant to suit your mood, whether French traditional (Le Procope), seafood (Huguette), or a friendly bistro du coin (Le Prince Racine, where we enjoyed classics like French onion soup and steak frites in a convivial atmosphere).
Feeling peckish? You could pop into the Marché Saint-Germain for some cheese, paté and pain, then take your goodies to the glorious Luxembourg gardens nearby.
- Coffee / tea making
- Honesty bar
- Kids' meals
- Restaurants nearby
- Room service
- Lose yourself in the 6th arrondissement and explore real Parisian life – cafes, restaurants, eclectic street fashion
- The Musée du Luxembourg, Théâtre de l’Odéon and the world’s most famous bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, are just minutes away on foot
- Electric scooters are all the rage. Go local by renting one and zipping through the streets of the Left Bank. Or try the bicycle equivalent, ‘Velib’
- Take a paperback to the Jardin du Luxemburg and install yourself in a (surprisingly comfortable) metal chair in a patch of sunlight
- Head to Paris Plage for the festive atmosphere (live music, loungers, wine!) on the banks of the Seine
- Le shopping? Some of Paris’s best independent fashion boutiques line the boulevards and smaller streets of this quartier chic
- Metro lines 4 and 10 are close by, allowing you to zip around the city, and further afield
- Back at Hotel Baume book a massage or treatment in the private massage room
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Historical sites
- Museums / galleries
- Shopping / markets
- Wine tasting
Children are very welcome at Hotel Baume. Staff are warm and accommodating, all children receive a complimentary age-appropriate welcome gift on arrival. Baby cots are available on request. While rollaway beds cannot be added to rooms, several suites have separate lounge areas with sofa beds for extra guests. Larger families may opt for interconnected rooms, which can accommodate up to four people. To be expected with a hotel of this style, there are a few toddler-height sharp corners to watch out for.
Children (and parents) will particularly appreciate the hotel's proximity to Luxembourg Gardens, where the kiddies can push wooden sailboats across the pond, play in Paris’s best playground, hop onto a carousel, or catch a show in the traditional marionette theatre. Staff can supply a list of nearby child-friendly activities on request.
Family friendly accommodation:
The Junior Suite and Suite Terrace categories have a sofa bed for a third person, or book 2 connecting superior rooms for a family of four.
- High chairs
- Baby bedding
- Bottle warming
- Kids books and toys
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
Kids meals are available but must be pre-ordered. If your child is having a birthday, a celebratory afternoon tea can be arranged
Kids Activities nearby:
- Luxembourg Gardens
- Theatre de l'Odeon
- Airport: 15km
- Hospital: 2km
- Shops: 0.1km
Hotel Baume has a prime location in the heart of the 6th arrondissement in between the Boulevard St Germain and the Jardin du Luxembourg on the Left Bank. The closest metro station is Odeon (lines 4 & 10), a 5-minute walk from the hotel, with a direct connection to the Gare du Nord railway. Hotel Baume can arrange private transfers to both airports and train stations.
Fly into Paris Orly (15km) or Paris Charles de Gaulle (36km).
From the Airport:
There's a direct train that takes just 30 minutes from both Paris Orly and Charles de Gaulle.
The Eurostar whisks you from London (or Brussels) straight into the Gare du Nord.
Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.
- Paris Orly 15.0 km ORY
- Charles de Gaulle 36.0 km CDG
- Beach 150.0 km
- Shops 0.1 km
- Restaurant 0.1 km