Paris Hotel Des Grands Boulevards Review

If you’re planning to take a solo trip to Paris, where you stay matters not only for comfort and convenience but also safety. In my honest review of Hotel Des Grands Boulevards in Paris, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about this property before booking from my personal experience as a solo woman traveler! Let’s get into it.

And if you enjoy this article, you’ll love my full Paris solo itinerary, too!

Jazzmine perched on King size bed in Hotel des Grands Boulevards Saint Fiacre room, wearing white robe and holding green mug of tea.

Would I recommend this hotel?

First and foremost, yes, I definitely recommend checking into the Hotel des Grands Blvds based on my springtime stay. I like thoughtful little touches and Parisian style and this boutique hotel delivers with charming aesthetic and things like ornate old school keys for the rooms.

The staff at this property were kind and welcoming and I had a great experience staying for four nights, including enjoying a couple meals onsite. Here are a couple of things to note:

English or Français…and other languages, too! Unlike us Americans, people around the world are typically fluent in multiple languages and the folks at Hotel Des Grands Boulevards is no exception. If you don’t speak much French, don’t worry.

It’s a Hotspot for Parisians and tourists alike due to the rooftop bar scene and restaurants. So reservations are highly recommended whether you’re booking a room or a table. However, there are multiple elevators and I didn’t have any issues with crowding or congestion.

But it’s Intimate, as a boutique hotel, there are only 50 rooms and despite things getting more popular on the weekends, I found the guest room floors to be private and pretty quiet.

After you make all your Paris bookings, here’s what to pack for Paris in the springtime.

plate of French pastries at Hotel Des Grands Boulevards restaurant next to lemonade cocktail and green bottle of Perrier sparkling water.

Where is Hotel Des Grands Boulevards in Paris?

The hotel is located in the Second Arrondissement (also called Paris 2 or 2nd arrondissement) of Paris, France. I found the location to be really convenient for walking some places, catching taxis or rideshares to others and even riding the métro subway system.

There’s actually a metro station just a few steps from the hotel entrance where you can catch The Grands Boulevards lines 8 and 9 or Opera line 12.

The full address is Hôtel des Grands Boulevards, 17 Boulevard Poissonnière, Paris 75002. Go ahead and save that to your Google Maps.

As you make your way around the city, pencil in spending time in Goutte d’Or for food, culture, and shopping!

Hotel des Grands Boulevards Parisian breakfast in bed of French omelette, fruits, tea, grapefruit juice, croissants, yogurt, and a candle served on a silver tray.

Hotel Amenities

Stylish Interior – The hotel building dates back to the 18th century with the perfect mix of vintage and modern. From the mix of fabrics to a secret indoor garden, I’d describe it as a cozy yet refreshing space.

Gastronomic Dining available in a happening restaurant, a speakeasy bar, and rooftop. It was too cold and rainy in Paris when I was staying here so I couldn’t take full advantage of the outdoor spaces.

But I did enjoy lunch, drinks, and dinner from the restaurant menu on property. And weekend brunch is a big deal here!

Room Service is a must-try when staying at Hotel Des Grands Blvds, specifically the Parisian breakfast in bed. It’s just perfect for a slow morning on vacation and there’s a bar in each room, as well.

WiFi was consistently available throughout the hotel and grounds, though not necessarily the fastest during my stay.

Housekeeping service is available daily. At the time of my stay, it was upon request.

Parking – There’s no onsite parking available through there is street parking nearby. And, as noted above, convenient access to public transit. While I was in Paris, the city was in the midst of what turned out to be a successful campaign to minimize reliance on cars.

There’s no gym or spa at Hotel des Grands Boulevards Experimental. The primary draws are the design and location and they’re both worth it, in my opinion!

King canopy bed with rotary telephone sitting on it and hotel slippers on the floor at the foot of it; in Parisian boutique hotel in second arrondissement.

Which Room to Book

Each room at this property is a little different but all have similar decor in common, including canopy beds and velvet headboards. I stayed in a Saint Fiacre King room, which was spacious and perfect for one or two people so it would work well for either a solo trip, baecation, or best friend Parisian getaway.

The rooms here face either the main street (The Boulevard) or the lovely courtyard–some with balconies and others with terraces. My room faced the street and, if you get a street facing room, I recommend being as high up as possible to minimize road noise and streetlights creeping through the blackout curtains.

The courtyard rooms have a more desirable view, however, there can be noise, too, from the dining and drinking patrons, so keep that in mind.

Check out my spring trip to Paris vlog for more details–the Youtube video starts with a hotel room tour!

Jazzmine laying across hotel bed enjoying Parisian breakfast while wearing white bathrobe.

For Solo Travelers

As a woman traveling alone in Paris, I felt quite safe during my hotel stay, though I did not notice any unique security measures. You can pack and use a portable door stopper for extra peace of mind.

Despite an extremely early morning to take a daytrip to the Champagne region and a couple of late nights seeing the Parisian monuments and catching a show at Crazy Horse, I felt secure coming and going from the property while it was still dark out.

Check out my top safety tips for solo travel to help you have the best experience in any destination!

More Moments in Paris

I hope you find this Paris boutique hotel review helpful and plan a visit to the City of Light soon and very soon. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this post for later and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!

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