Checking In: The Hoxton Paris
My stay at The Hoxton was highly anticipated, I’d wanted to check in at the Hox for a long time so when my pal Effie and I booked a spontaneous weekend in Paris it just had to include a stay! The Hoxton is also home to hotels in Shoreditch, Holborn, Amsterdam and with hotels opening up stateside too. Downtown LA, Williamsburg, Portland and Chicago are all labelled as ‘coming soon’ brand Hoxton really doesn’t stop. I can just imagine how awesome LA will be, which potentially justifies another trip to one of my favourite places in the world, non?
Housed in a beautiful 18th Century residence, The Hoxton Paris is centrally located within the 2nd arrondissement. We walked from Gare Du Nord which took around 25 minutes, next time I’d probably get Uber but the sun was shining so we decided to make the most of it.
We checked in for 2 nights and opted for a Cosy sized room, whilst a Roomy would have been preferable we decided to save the cash, plus a few people had told me a Cosy is fine for 2 on a weekend break. Which by the way, it totally was!
This place just OOZES cool from the moment you walk in. Be careful and you’ll miss it though, The Hoxton is well disguised and you could easily mistake it for an upmarket restaurant. The foyer is light, airy and full of interesting interior touches. From orange velvet chairs to the tassle sofas, it really is an Instagram dream. You’re greeted by a well-stocked bar, the Rivie restaurant to the right hand side, and usually a friendly member of staff.
When you’ve spent a long day walking around Paris and eating too many carbs, being greeted by a large, comfy chair and an ice cold coke is pretty much heaven. We spent a few hours overall kicking back in the bar area of The Hoxton which isn’t something I tend to do on city breaks, but when your hotel is this cool you want to make the most of it!
So back onto the room, we couldn’t wait to drop our bags and collapse onto a giant bed after a morning of travel. The familiar Hoxton checked sheets and parquet floor greeted us, yep, this place really is a dream. We were both pleasantly surprised with the size of our room and bathroom, it was the perfect base for a long weekend in Paris.
The rooms are elegant, chic and understated with a vintage Roberts radio playing Parisian tunes that neither Effie or I could understand. Blackout curtains offer you one of the best sleeps of your life and be sure to set your alarm to avoid any accidental lie-ins because 10am really does feel like 7am in these rooms!
The bathroom has provided me with all the inspo for our house renovation, the contemporary tiling and copper details are just beautiful.
We were both captivated by the upbeat vibes at The Hoxton, with a return trip already in the works. Not only was the hotel beautiful, the local area was spot on with plenty of amazing restaurants and (rather memorable) bars around the corner.
There’s only one hotel I’ll be checking into on my future trips to Paris and that’s The Hoxton.