Why We Love This Hotel
- This newly renovated boutique hotel is near the Grands Boulevards
- It's walking distance from the Palais Garnier opera house
- The Eiffel Tower is 25 minutes away by direct Metro
Hôtel d'Espagne is a cosy boutique hotel in the centre of Paris, set on a quiet side street just off the Grands Boulevards. The property re-opened in early 2016 following a complete renovation, and is close to the city's grands magasins (department stores) and a 15-minute walk from the Palais Garnier opera house -- made famous by Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera.
The location is very central, sandwiched between the city's financial district to the south and Montmartre to the north. Don't miss les passages couverts -- traditional covered arcades filled with boutiques, cafés and restaurants. The nearest is the Galerie Jouffroy (three minutes' walk), which hosts antique shops and the Grevin Museum of waxworks. Grands Boulevards Metro station is five minutes' walk away, and provides direct access to the Eiffel Tower in 25 minutes.
The hotel has free Wi-Fi, and a continental breakfast of yoghurt, fruit, pastries and coffee is served in the dining room.
Rooms have a Scandinavian look, with minimalist furniture and a muted colour scheme. Classic Rooms are small but functional, and overlook the road or an inner courtyard. Cosy Rooms are larger.