Paris, France

Hotel National des Arts & Métiers

Rates per night from$234.53

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR207.27), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Haussmannien heir

Setting

Hip to the Haut Marais

Occupying two Haussmann buildings near the Marais, Hotel National des Arts & Métiers in Paris draws inspiration from arts and engineering. The space blends industrial precision with smooth French style for spaces that are as creatively styled as Paris couture, including contemporary rooms overlooking the iconic Paris rooftops, and a restaurant with a wall of clustered pipes over velvet booths. Near some of the city’s hippest and most artistic neighborhoods, the hotel is ideal for tourist must-sees, but it’s also one of the nicest places to linger, ideally over spritzes and antipasti in the Italian restaurant or cocktails in l’Herbarium bar.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Sixty-six, including 10 suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $234.53 (€207), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.53 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates usually exclude breakfast (buffet breakfast is available, from €25 a person).

Also

Yoga classes cam be arranged on request (from €25-45 depending on the teacher).

Please note

span id="docs-internal-guid-f1e7f273-7fff-39bf-774e-83fe2e37ba69">The hotel’s restaurant will be closed over Christmas (24 to 26 December, inclusive), but breakfast will still be available during this time.

dir="ltr">On Christmas Day (25 December), breakfast will be served from 8am to 11am; on New Year’s Day (1 January), breakfast will be served from a leisurely 9am to noon.

At the hotel

Fitness centre, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Desk, minibar, free bottled water, Nespresso machines, Racines bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Set on the higher floors, l’Atelier rooms are spacious, with natural light and views over the Parisian rooftops. An in-room bar awaits would-be mixologists eager for pre-dinner aperitifs or nightcaps on the terrace.

Spa

Massages, manicures and pedicures are available by appointment.

Packing tips

The lobby boutique offers travel-inspired trinkets to enhance Parisian strolls.

Also

The hotel has dedicated wheelchair-accessible rooms, and the public areas are accessible.

Pet‐friendly

Dogs up to 6kg stay free; larger pets will have to stay home for this one. See more pet-friendly hotels in Paris.

Children

Children of all ages are welcome, though the hotel does not have babysitting services or designated kid-friendly activities. There are cots and cribs available.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Take a table by the veranda for an airier meal and the best people-watching vantage point.

Dress Code

Silk and leather are ideal for matching the artsy industrial vibe.

Hotel restaurant

There are two. Ristorante Nationale, the primary dining space, creates an Italian trattoria experience in the heart of Paris, in a striking space featuring velvet banquettes and a striking wall of pipes. Run by local Italian expert Julien Cohen – of local favourites Pizza Chic and Grazie – in partnership with Jean-Pierre Lopes and Thomas Delafon, the restaurant serves house-made pastas, Tuscan meats and a wine list that draws from the best of the boot. For snacks throughout the day, Cicchetteria National specialises in Venetian small plates, including cheese, meats, croquettes and sandwiches, all ideal with wine, espresso or an Aperol spritz.

Hotel bar

The moody l’Herbarium bar is open each evening from 6pm until 2am, and has become a favourite hangout for in-the-know locals. Inspired by the aromas of the ingredients, each drink has an olfactory identity – such as floral, fruity or herbaceous– designed by mixologist Oscar Quagliarini, who studied perfumes to master the cocktail craft. The bar also offers a selection of Italian small plates.

Last orders

Ristorante Nationale serves breakfast from 7am to 10:30am, lunch from noon to 3pm and dinner from 7pm until 11:30pm. Chicchetteria National is open from 11am until 11pm.

Room service

A selection of Italian snacks, antipasti, meats and cheeses are available for delivery daily from noon to 11pm. A continental breakfast of infused water, coffee, juice, breads, yogurt and spreads is available from 8am to 10am.

Location

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Address
Hotel National des Arts & Métiers
243 Rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris, France
Paris
75003
France

Planes

Paris Charles de Gaulle airport is a 50-minute drive from the hotel; Air France, British Airways and EasyJet fly direct from major European cities, and Delta, United and Air France offer direct flights from the US and Asia. Paris Orly airport is 40 minutes south of the hotel, with options via Air France, EasyJet and Vueling. Contact Smith24 for transfers from either airport.

Trains

Gare du Nord, the busiest railway station in Europe and the Paris hub, is 2km from the hotel, with service to London, Brussels and Amsterdam, via Eurostar and SNC.

Automobiles

Driving in Paris is an adventure all its own, and most visitors prefer taxis, walking and public transport. Those who choose to drive can pay to use the public car park in front of the hotel.

Worth getting out of bed for

The hotel’s masterful arts- and industrial-inspired redesign could occupy architecture buffs for an entire day, ideally with a fresh-pulled espresso in hand. The hotel’s close proximity to the hip Marais district, means that more exceptional design is a short stroll away.

Visit the Musée Picasso for thousands of works from the prolific Spaniard, including gorgeous pieces from his blue period. The Marais is renowned for its beautiful street art, boutiques, bookshops and parks. Wander down the Rue des Rosiers, pausing for falafels from L'As du Falafel (32 Rue des Rosiers) to get the lay of the land. Fortified, head north to Merci, a concept store that stocks linens, notebooks and fashion for men and women from coveted French labels like Isabel Marant and Roseanna, and has three cafes for lingering.

Head 10 minutes down the road from the hotel to Beaubourg, home to the Centre Georges Pompidou, for a look at some of France’s best modern art housed in one of its most outlandish buildings. The Atelier Brancusi preserves the voluptous sculptures of Constantin Brancusi in a space designed by architect Renzo Piano with a walled garden.

Local restaurants

A few blocks west of the hotel, in the 2nd, La Bourse et La Vie is the perfect bistro for Parisian date night. Tuck into foie gras with toast points, steak frites in peppercorn sauce or classic roast chicken. For dessert, coffee-spiked chocolate mousse is ideal to split. Near the Opera, Frenchie serves a set tasting menu at lunch and dinner, featuring immaculate contemporary takes on French culinary traditions, all ideal with wine. Tables in the tiny space are tough to come by, so those who haven't booked ahead should queue for a table at the wine bar across the alley for terrines, smoked fish, pasta and meat dishes with creative, often natural wines in a cavernous space that feels like a wine cave.

Local cafés

For buttery croissants that would impress even Julia Child, head for Tout Autour du Pain (134 Rue de Turenne), a 10-minute walk east of the hotel. Stock up on baghettes, eclairs and perhaps a sensible sandwich to enjoy in the Marais. Visit Breizh Café for nutty, savory buckwheat crepes filled with ham and cheese or smoked duck. Stop into The Broken Arm (12 Rue Perrée) for mid-day cafes au lait with pastries, all best enjoyed in the bright space or across the street on benches in the blocks-long park.

Local bars

Head for Le Mary Celeste, an oyster bar with cocktails punched up by cassis or whole-grain mustard, ideal for slurping and sipping at tiny sidewalk tables.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel near the Marais and unpacked their croissants and art books, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Hotel National des Arts & Métiers in Paris…

It’s fitting that a bright new hotel in the City of Light maximises light at every turn. Occupying two classically Parisian and completely renovated Haussmann buildings near the Haut Marais, Hotel National des Arts & Métiers is a gleaming study in cool contrasts, deftly juxtaposing styles, materials and influences for one of Paris’ most original spaces. Three local chefs teamed up to prepare top-tier Italian food at the trattoria-style Ristorante National, a favourite of in-the-know Parisians who tuck into pasta on velvet banquettes beneath a 3-D wall of metal piping. The perfume-inspired l’Herbarium bar entices guests to order creative cocktails relying on various aromas to enhance the experience. Upstairs, the rooms are decorated with neutral furnishings and locally inspired art to draw focus to the city views, through oversize windows. Well-stocked minibars are best raided for evenings, or, for those lucky enough, on the balcony or private terrace facing the nearby church steeple. The rooftop lounge and is best at dusk, as lights flicker on, illuminating the iconic Paris skyline.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Hotel National des Arts & Métiers’s Guestbook below.

We loved

We loved the chilled, relaxed vibe and immaculate decor. It's a lively modern hotel that attracts locals too. Book the restaurant in advance, as it's very popular.

Don’t expect

Stuffiness and chintz, be prepared for some noise as it's busy place.

Rating

Stayed on 6 Sep 2018

We loved

The rooftop bar, location in Paris and the laid back atmosphere.

Don’t expect

A usable balcony on our 'balcony room'.

Rating

Stayed on 21 Aug 2018

We loved

The decor is the best thing in this hotel. It is really, really pretty. Especially the public spaces are enjoyable. The location is very good with many metro stations nearby and the lovely Marais on your doorstep.

Don’t expect

The service in reception is not what you expect from this level of hotel. I did not get the room I reserved, there were problems with the bill and hassle with taxis.

Rating

Stayed on 4 Aug 2018

We loved

The happening scene and rooftop patio. The cleanliness of this hotel, great value for money, fun location and great decor helped make the stay fantastic. The location was great for walking to Le Marais, Republique and the up and coming areas of Paris. We loved exploring the little side streets, the Marche Les Rouge Enfants, and trying the many boulangeries, cafes and restaurants that are a little off the beaten track. The metro was quite accessible for some of the further locations, such as the Eiffel Tour. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Don’t expect

Peace and quiet - this is a happening place with line-ups out the door for the rooftop bar and restaurant.

Rating

Stayed on 26 Jul 2018

We loved

By Paris norms, these rooms are well sized. The hotel restaurant is lively but the Italian inspired food is great. Cocktails in the bar in the early hours.

Don’t expect

Peace, quiet – it's become a place to be seen especially in the summer in the rooftop bar.

Rating

Stayed on 16 Jul 2018

We loved

The hotel's fun and hip atmosphere, the decoration, the minibar drinks and snacks, the location near lots of cool cafes, shops, restaurants and galleries, the well designed bedroom and bathroom and very comfortable bed. Friendly and helpful staff, lively bar in the evenings. Would definitely go back.

Rating

Stayed on 11 May 2018