Addresses for business travellers
The Scribe (from €275) is a reference in the domain of high-end hotels. This extremely elegant 5-star has retained a sense of classic grandeur through its decoration and service, which customers unanimously agree is highly efficient. Despite the hotel’s location on the busy Boulevard des Capucines, just a couple of minutes’ walk from the opera house and metro, guests remark that the rooms are perfectly soundproofed.
In the same category of superior quality, but offering a thoroughly contemporary décor, the Golden Tulip Opéra de Noailles (from €188) is also described as being a haven of calm, fulfilling guests’ expectations with style and panache. Not far away, just off the Avenue de l’Opéra, the Best Western l’Horset Opéra (from €174) is decorated in a warmer, cosier style and proposes a very comprehensive range of services for business travellers.
Of the mid-range hotels, three establishments have caught our attention. The Daunou, whose sleek design is repeatedly complimented in reviews, is the closest to metro Opéra (200 metres). Recently refurbished, customers consider the rates (from €130) to be reasonable for the high level of quality. As for the Saint-Pétersbourg (from €108), where the rooms are decorated in a classic style, its big advantage is its proximity to several main transport links (RER A at Auber; national, regional and local lines at Gare Saint-Lazare; metro lines 7, 8 and 3 at Opéra), proving highly practical for business people on the move. Lastly, the Adagio Paris Opéra (from €155) offers a good alternative for those on longer trips. Also close to the RER and Gare Saint-Lazare, these apartments are well-equipped to provide a comfortable, private base according to guest reviews.
Hotels with character
The following hotels all possess a certain level of charm and class, offering tourists a taste of the city’s character.
The chic Mansart (from €175), located next to the historic Place Vendôme, is an extremely stylish address where Imperial style meets modern comfort in luxurious harmony, leaving guests thoroughly charmed. The Relais Madeleine (from €145) has had a similar effect on its guests, who recommend it without hesitation for its sophisticated décor and peaceful atmosphere. Just a couple of minutes’ walk from Madeleine (metro lines 8, 12, and 14), the neighbourhood surrounding the hotel is populated by chic boutiques and foreign embassies. Up towards the Gare Saint-Lazare, the George Sand offers more accessible rates, with rooms from €112. Visitors have been impressed with the modern, sober design of the hotel and the professional conduct of the staff.
By far the grooviest of the list, the Hôtel du Triangle d’Or (from €119) appeals to the cool crowd with a décor dedicated to all things music. Vinyls, gold discs, lyrical verse and musical instruments decorate the rooms creating a highly original, offbeat concept that successfully avoids being kitsch.
Budget accommodation (between €76 and €95)
The Best Western Opéra d’Antin (from €95) is located just behind the Grands Magasins – the famous department stores of the Boulevard Haussmann. Customers report being satisfied with the level of service, but feel that the size of the rooms is far from generous.
The two highlights evoked by guests of Le Peletier Opéra are its price (from €76) and its location on the lively Grands Boulevards between Les Halles and Opéra. As for the rest, the decoration is very basic and the rooms could apparently benefit from a refurbishment, but nothing too serious.
The Choiseul and the Excelsior are similar in terms of quality and service, with rooms from €90. One hitch with the Excelsior is that guests can apparently hear the metro running underneath, which is indeed a strange occurrence for those unaccustomed to its presence.
Take a look at our selection of hotels in the 9th arrondissement for further accommodation options in the area.