“Stylish designer hotel in Paris's vibrant 9th arrondissement, with a glamorous yet contemporary Mad Men feel”
Parister’s neighborhood is equally eclectic. Slightly north of the tourist stomping ground, Faubourg Montmartre is the real Paris, full of fledgling restaurants, specialty food stores, bijou boutiques... and slightly more wicked treats. (The back door to the Folies Bergère is across the street.) Exhausted by all that energy? Then retreat to the Parister for a signature cocktail, a classic French meal or a refreshing dip in its indoor pool. Did we mention the 45 rooms? They’re utterly sumptuous and blessedly noise-proof.
- Elegant urban design and a green feel thanks to an interior courtyard, innovative vertical plantings and lush mini-gardens throughout the lobby
- All guests get free access to the on-site spa, which has a 20m indoor lap pool, a gym and a hammam
- Top comfort: 45 spacious rooms with luxurious beds and spotless bathrooms
- Cool and stylish but welcoming to families
- Easy to get around the city, with a metro stop 200m from the door
- A grittier neighborhood off the beaten tourist track - a plus for many
- The cocktail bar and restaurant are closed on Sunday evenings
- The spa/gym/pool area shares the main elevator with regular (and fully clothed) hotel guests - though you could always take the stairs
- Young staff are very hip and communication could be improved
Best time to go
Our top tips
- Boutique Hotel
- Restaurant and bar open Tue-Sat
- All ages welcome
- Open all year
- Indoor Pool
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Beach Nearby
- Off-street Parking
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Laundry service
The Parister has 7 categories of rooms from compact to copious. We stayed in a Junior Suite with a queensized bed, sofa bed and coffee nook; the gorgeous Duplex Suites come with a hammam, sauna or private terrace. Junior Suites, Duplex Suites and the Junior Suite with Terrace are all suitable for families with no extra bed charges. We recommend rooms that look onto the central courtyard - windows are larger and offer a prettier view.
Regardless, you should sleep effortlessly. Rooms are noise-proof (no small feat in Paris) and beds are built like a dream: thick mattresses, crisp linens and a plethora of pillows lining clever, custom-made headboards. Walls are calm and soothing - except for one accent wall in glorious gold leaf. Pretty ceiling moldings add a touch of old-world elegance. There are treats for technophiles too: a Marshall sound system, flatscreen TV, Nespresso maker and Handy smartphone, which you can borrow for your Paris wanderings.
Bathrooms are spotless and serene with molten-glass tiles in celadon-green. You’ll find rain showers, Zenology toiletries, and the plushest towels and bathrobes we’ve ever seen.
- Air conditioning
- Coffee / tea making
- Safe box
- Satellite TV
Parister offers a great buffet breakfast (additional cost) in its airy restaurant. Along with fresh-pressed juices, yogurts, fruits and cereals, pile your plate with smoked salmon, cold meats, and fragrant French cheeses. The breads are irresistible, from crusty baguettes to whole-grain loaves and flaky croissants. Feeling virtuous? Order up a soft-boiled egg, cooked to perfection. The coffee is strong and the service impeccable.
Though most guests will want to explore the local restaurant scene - Faubourg Montmartre is where many chefs come to open their first, more experimental restaurants - Parister offers a lunch and dinner menu Tuesday-Saturdays, and brunch on Sundays. It focuses on cold dishes - foie gras, smoked fish, ceviche and salads - as well as simple but elegant mains. But it’s during cocktail hour that Parister really shines. Xavier, the gregarious bartender, presides over his brass-topped bar with infectious enthusiasm, presenting a mouth-watering list of Cocktails Maison. When he urges you to try a French whisky, don’t wrinkle your nose. Just say, 'Oui.'
- Children's meals
- Coffee / tea making
- Restaurants nearby
- Room service
- Wander down the Marché Cadet or up the vibrant rue des Martyrs, packed with specialty food shops, restaurants and small boutiques
- Hit les grands magasins, Paris’s extravagant department stores; you’re a few boulevards away from both Printemps and the Galleries Lafayette
- Hop onto the metro at the end of the street; it’s a short trip to Paris's world-famous museums and art galleries
- Need to unwind? Head to the hotel's fitness centre and spa. Book a session with a trainer at Parister’s gym, take a dip in the pool, indulge in a massage or relax in the hammam
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Boat trips
- Historical sites
- Language courses
- Museums / galleries
- Private guided tours
- Shopping / markets
- Well being
Despite its elegant atmosphere, Parister is a good place for families. The service is warm and friendly, particularly by French standards. As for rooms, comfortable fold-out sofas and larger suites can accommodate families. Buffet breakfasts are child-friendly (think hot chocolate and buttery croissants). And what kid doesn’t want to splash in an indoor pool after a day of sightseeing?
Family friendly accommodation:
If you’re travelling with 1 child or 2 enfants sages that get along amicably, you could squeeze into a Junior Suite: only one room, but 2 beds (one queen and one queensized sofabed). Need more space? There are 3 Duplex Suites: one with private sauna, one with private hammam and one with an outdoor terrace.
- Baby cots and bedding
- Bottle warming
- High chairs
- Baby bath
- Kids' books and toys
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
Kids menus available all day
Kids Activities on site:
- The hotel can arrange yoga/boxing/running sports packages for families on request
Kids Activities nearby:
- Park Montholon with playground (0.5km)
- Grévin Museum (0.6km)
- City of Science and Industry (4.5km)
- Eiffel Tower (6km)
- Disneyland Paris (45km)
Families Should Know:
Rue Lafayette is a busy street
- Airport: 45 minutes (40km, Charles de Gaulle)
- Hospital: 7 minutes (by car)
- Shops: 5 minutes
Hotel Parister is located in the vibrant 9th arrondissement in northern Paris, between Montmartre and Pigalle. It's a short metro hop or 10-minute taxi ride from the busy Gare du Nord RER train station.
Charles de Gaulle (40km) and Orly (50km).
From the Airport
Both airports are connected to the Gare du Nord on the fast RER railway (line B). Alternatively, book a transfer in advance with the hotel or take a taxi (40 minutes).
Eurostar whisks you from London (and has connections all over Europe) straight into Gare du Nord.
The nearest Metro stops are Cadet (0.2km) on line 7, and Grands Boulevards on line 9 (0.5km).
Detailed directions will be sent when you book through i-escape.
- Charles de Gaulle 40.0 km CDG
- Orly 50.0 km ORY
- Beach 150.0 km
- Shops 0.2 km
- Restaurant 0.2 km