Paris, France

Hôtel Providence Paris

Rates per night from$283.34

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A material world


Hip, hip Haut-Marais

Pierre Moussié, the man behind achingly hip hangout Brasserie Barbès, is impressively au fait with Paris’s moveable zeitgeist: his boutique stay Hôtel Providence Paris – a deliriously decadent pied-à-terre wrapped in an elegant Hausmannian shell – sits at the centre of a menage a trois of desirable arrondissements. Its neighbours include cultured dining hotspots of the Haut-Marais, shabby-chic Canal St Martin, and gallery-blessed Beaubourg. But you may be inclined to stay in for the evening, once you’ve seen the serious in-room cocktail bar and kit at your disposal.  

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Need to know


18, including three suites.


Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Guests can store luggage at reception


Double rooms from £252.83 (€283), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.88 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates usually exclude breakfast (€10 for Parisian breakfast of one hot drink, one juice and a pastry, or €22 for a Continental breakfast buffet, including cheese and meat platters, muesli, pastries, eggs, juices, coffee and tea).


As in the theatres close by, a lot of behind-the-scenes work has helped to create a cosy, welcoming setting here. Ramdane Touhami’s bespoke tuberose perfume mingles with mint-scented candles and wood smoke from the fireplace in the lounge; flea- market finds are carefully picked to avoid pastiche, and a modern hip-hop soundtrack (Nas is a favourite) stops the antique building from feeling staid.

At the hotel

Free WiFi. In rooms: 27” iMac and Smart TV, fully-stocked bar and ice-maker, air-conditioning, and bath products designed by tastemaker Ramdane Touhami.

Our favourite rooms

It’s hard to pick just one of the personable rooms – vintage objets d’art, Seventies-style statement pieces and bonkers wallpaper (all lovingly scavenged from Parisian flea markets by Pierre’s wife Elodie Moussié and design-savvy friend Sophie Richard) are right up our boulevard. However, the Suite feels like the setting for a Nouvelle Vague party scene, complete with in-room bar and turntable. It has the biggest bathroom, too, and you can gaze on the Sacré-Cœur as you bathe. Superior Room 23 epitomises just-so Parisian style, with midnight-hued walls lined in velvet, a dramatic gold, art deco-style headboard and charming city views, encompassing the Théâtre de la Renaissance.

Packing tips

Bring a few trusty cocktail recipes jotted down in a notepad, in case bar-keeping duties befall you. Stash some earplugs in your purse for in case you decide to snooze while the rest of Paris parties.


The hotel is well-equipped for guests with mobility issues: public areas are easily accessible, there’s a lift to all floors (numbers are announced on each floor), and there’s a specially adapted room on the first floor.


Although it caters to grown-ups, the hotel does welcome children. Extra beds and baby cots can be provided in some rooms (free for under-13s, €60 a night for anyone 13-and-up), and babysitting booked for €20 an hour, for a minimum of three hours.

Food and Drink

Photos Hôtel Providence Paris food and drink

Top Table

Watch the stylish clientele come and go from a cosy corner table by the brasserie window; avoid those near the door.

Dress Code

Take your cue from your surroundings – locals are draped in pieces from Sandro, Maje and Vanessa Bruno, topped off with an intriguing chapeau.

Hotel restaurant

The informal brasserie spills out into the street, with a chatter-filled terrace. Interiors are dark and moody – the clubby downstairs dining room and bar is suitably soigné for date nights – and the owners’ impeccable taste is apparent in fashionable florals and elegant portraiture. Dishes are unfussy and typically French – meat and seafood fresh from the wood-burning oven, with puréed Charlotte potatoes or seasonal vegetables – with the option to add a sprinkling of truffle shavings. A slightly more decadent menu offers lobster rolls for lunch, foie gras with champagne-and-pear chutney for dinner and plenty of truffle-laced treats, and – from September to December – fat, flavourful oysters are a speciality. Breakfast is a filling array of pastries, brioche, fruit, farmhouse yoghurt, muesli, cold meats, smoked fish and a hot dish of potato rosti with poached egg, artichokes, ham and Hollandaise sauce – again truffle dusted, if you feel so inclined.

Hotel bar

The teeny lobby and reception leads on to the bar, so you can move swiftly from check-in to cocktails. A row of low-lit tables offers the romantic intimacy one requires in Paris within a setting that quickly fills with merry fellow guests and locals. It's wine list is frank – just four whites and reds – but this sparseness denotes a selective sommelier whose picks (an excellent Bourgeuil, a robust Bordeaux) will sate the fussiest and thirstiest of wine enthusiasts.

Last orders

Breakfast from 7am–11am. Lunches can be stretched out from noon to 3pm, and dinner and drinks run from 7pm to midnight.

Room service

Available from noon–3pm and 7pm–midnight. A member of staff will ascend to your room with a tray bearing snacks or the lighter meals on the restaurant menu (fine de claire oysters, foie gras, truffles on toasted farmhouse bread and cheese boards).


Photos Hôtel Providence Paris location
Hôtel Providence Paris
90 Rue René Boulanger,

You’ll find Hôtel Providence on the border between Paris’ 3rd and 10th arrondissements, at the mouth of the increasingly cool Haut-Marais neighbourhood. It’s a 15-minute walk from Centre Georges Pompidou and a 30-minute walk from Place des Vosges.


Paris Charles de Gaulle airport is a 40-minute taxi ride from the hotel; British Airways, EasyJet and Vueling fly direct from major European cities, and Air France flies direct from the US and major destinations in Asia. Orly airport is a 40-minute drive south from the hotel, for EasyJet and Vueling flights. The hotel can arrange one-way transfers from either hub for €50.


The Eurostar departs frequently for Paris Gare du Nord from St Pancras International, London; on arrival, the hotel’s a 20-minute taxi ride away. Direct trains from Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne also terminate here; book tickets via Thalys. Strasbourg Saint-Denis, less than a five-minute walk away, is the nearest Metro Station; from Charles de Gaulle, ride the RER B line to Gare du Nord, then hop on line 4 and head south. A Paris Visite pass allows unlimited Metro trips on all lines (from €25.85 a person, for one-day passes).


If you’re ready to face labyrinthine alleyways, madcap ring roads and largely theoretical parking rules, then we wish you luck. The Metro is far less nerve-rattling than navigating the city by car. If you must drive, there’s a car-hire booth at Charles de Gaulle, and parking a 20-minute walk away on Rue des Trois Bornes (€29 a day).

Worth getting out of bed for

Overlooking Rue René Boulanger and the prop entrance of the Théâtre du Petit Saint-Martin, the hotel occupies a quiet corner of the city, steps from the Porte Saint-Martin. Head east along Boulevard Saint-Martin to Place de la République where the Haut-Marais begins – or ‘Norma’ (a portmanteau of North Marais), as locals affectionately dub it. This constantly evolving neighbourhood is fast catching up with the – now a little too ‘bobo’ – Lower Marais; artsy and edgily cool, bon vivant pursuits are weaved into its tangle of alleys. Food, fashion and art loom large here; the Merci concept store stocks retro and au courant design pieces (pro tip: for more outré objets, head to Montmartre's L'Objet qui Parle) and Zoe Lee's shoes make moving sculptures of your feet. Pick up cheese at Fromagerie Jouannault and wine in Caves Bossetti then flop down on a grassy spot in Place des Vosges to enjoy. Paris’ oldest market, the 17th-century Marché des Enfants Rouges is laid out around Rue de Bretagne. Centre Commercial is another concept-store hero; stroll along Boulevard Beaumarchais (home to Merci, natch), Rue des Francs-Bourgeois and Rue de Marseille (where you'll find Centre Commercial), and you'll become slightly chicer by association. Revered labels – Maje, APC – display their wares in chic, atelier-style boutiques; and before you hit the Lower Marais, the Picasso Museum, and beyond that the Carnavalet MuseumCopp, present objets d’art in grand mansions. Canal Saint-Martin was eye-catching enough to earn a star turn in Amélie – cruises can be arranged through Canauxrama or Paris Canal. Beaubourg, in the 4th arrondissement, may lack the Haut-Marais’ oh-so-cool cache; however, as home to the Centre Georges Pompidou, Atelier Brancusi and bijou Passage Molière (home to the Théâtre Molière), it’s not to be overlooked.

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Local restaurants

The Belle Epoque is alive and well at Le Bouillon-Chartier on Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, which serves an impossibly French menu (andouillettes, escargots, steak frites) in a former railway station; and more Gallic bistro classics await at Chez Jeannette on Rue du Faubourg Saint-DenisSeptime on Rue de Charonne, in the 11th arrondissement, is run by Passard-trained chef Bertrand Grebaut; reservations aren’t easy to come by, so if you secure a table go all out and order the fabulous five-course tasting menu. For light meals – and liquid lunches – Vivant on Rue des Petites Ecuries serves small plates to enhance its lengthy list of natural wines. If you're on the same street and craving carbs instead, try Da Graziella for pizza perfection. Fans of Big Mamma's London trattorias Gloria and Circolo Populare can see where it all began with a trip to Libertino for Italian classics with a huge side order of unabashed fun (pasta served in a hollowed-out cheese wheel, anyone?). Shabour (Hebrew for hangover, apparently) has imported an Israeli chef to do great things with Levantine food in the French capital; and Elmer is a similarly hotly tipped hangout. 


Local cafés

Holybelly is a very popular brunch joint in Paris, a 10-minute walk north from the hotel; for pancake stacks and eggs with myriad accompaniments, arrive early and be prepared to queueNanashi on Rue Charlot crafts beautiful bento boxes and sushi platters; and Café Charlot, across from the Marché des Enfants Rouges, dishes up coffee, just-squeeze juices and light brasserie fare. Chocolatier Jacques Genin’s fruit-infused caramels and chocolates (flavoured with tonka bean, chestnut honey, bergamot, basil and other curious concoctions) have won the pâtisserie-weary hearts of Parisians; or stockpile the cocoa goods being made since 1761 at A la Mère de Famille.

Local bars

Copperbay down the road turns cocktails into almost-too-pretty-to-drink art forms. And Andy Wahloo is as outlandishly decorated as the hotel, with bright-pink neon signage and fern wallpaper – pick your poison from the little cubby-hole shelves behind the bar, or choose from the cocktail menu of martinis, negronis, sazeracs and other tried-and-true classics.


Photos Hôtel Providence Paris reviews
Céline Bossart

Anonymous review

By Céline Bossart, Trendsetting traveller

Stepping into Hôtel Providence is like setting foot in a Parisian storybook commissioned by Maison Kitsuné and illustrated by Wes Anderson’s moody, demure sister (if he had one). Dim lighting, dark textured walls, and a large painting of a plump aristocrat greet me as I approach the check-in desk. There are rich velvets and vintage lamps aplenty. I instantly feel at home in this bastion of cool on its sleepy corner perch in the hip Haut-Marais neighbourhood. The current coolest hangout in Paris.

I’ve arrived early, and my room is not yet ready (such are the woes of Red Eye life). The lovely girl at the front desk offers to store my luggage – I hand over my suitcase and camera bag. She threatens to take selfies while I’m gone (playfully, or perhaps not-so). I tell her to please be my guest.

What to do while in check-in purgatory? The hotel’s bar and terrasse are so inviting, but the explorer in me begs for a walk to République. I know I’ll get some quality time in at the hotel bar later this evening. I breakfast at a pâtisserie on a side street adjoining the main Place, wander for a bit, and wait until an appropriate time to déjeune at my favorite restaurant nearby, La Pharmacie, for a prix fixe lunch of bavette and a few other requisites in between, chased with coffee. I wonder silently how many forms of bread I will eat today and kill a bit more time by ordering a crème brûlée; I shatter the almost-blackened top very slowly and with extra care. My room must be ready by now.

After an extended and wayward stroll, I arrive back at the hotel (somewhat dazed due to jet lag and steak frites overload), and am indeed granted access to my tiny, darling room, which is equipped with a breezy balcony, smart barware, and the same dark romanticism I’d first encountered downstairs. I am torn between choice a) purchasing ingredients for a simple cocktail, so as to utilise the shiny copper accessories and serious ice cubes in the freezer, or choice b) seeking out a nice bottle of wine to savour at the table for two overlooking the street. This proves impossible in my trying state. I opt for the lobby bar instead, where the mixologists can guide me.

A lone table at the end of a neatly lined row seemed to be waiting just for me, so I take a seat and allow my glazed-over eyes to roam the small menu of wines by the glass. There are four reds, and with this slight chill, I’m most certainly in a red mood, so I embark on a gastronomic journey: I request each one in the order listed. Glass number one: a Bordeaux. It’s toasty, sort of spiced in curious ways. I shamelessly take clichéd ‘wine glass on table in Paris with a cobblestone street in background’ Instagram photos. 

Glass number two: a Ventoux. It’s unpretentious, earthy, tart, with a similar spicy bite to its predecessor. I would like to meet the person who curated this wine list. The waiter returns. I get the sense that he is proud of my ambition and waiting to see if I will actually order the next two. I don’t disappoint.

Glass number three: a Bourgueil (my favorite). By this time, the waiter and I are best friends. I tell him I’m from New York and that I love this Bourgueil. He tells me that he loves New York and gives me a bottle of the Bourgueil.

Glass number four: a morgon. What time is it? I might as well stay for dinner at this point.

Dinner: well, damn. The eatery is now buzzing and nearly every table is filled. I feel like a (somewhat drunken) explorer who’s stumbled upon a quiet, untrodden patch of land only to have it invaded by the masses moments later. While nibbling on a plate of 18-month-aged Ibérico ham, I generously decide to let these people share my glorious discovery and claim it as their own. Then I anxiously await my faux-filet of Blonde d’Aquitaine steak with veal juice while lucidly dreaming of meat as red as its liquid counterpart, a postcard setting on one side and a background of brilliant wallpaper on the other. Here, I am perpetually full and aesthetically sated.

Tomorrow, I will try the whites.

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 Hôtel Providence Paris’s Guestbook below.

We loved

We loved our whole experience at Hotel Providence. It is the most beautiful and cozy find. The entire staff is very friendly. The hotel bar and restaurant are delicious. We could sit at the outdoor tables for hours. Overall it was an amazing experience, we would definitely stay here again.

Don’t expect

A lot of space – this hotel is tiny but their decor is amazing!


Stayed on 15 Dec 2019

We loved

The decor and the service were great; the hotel has been designed with boutique in its soul.


Stayed on 16 Aug 2019

We loved

The bar, the location and the staff. We come every year and it's a real highlight for us. We wander around the streets of the Marais and around canal St Martin and lose ourselves in Paris. It's inspiring. If you've ever thought you can write, come here and who knows, maybe you will?

Don’t expect

Formality; its a relaxed, busy but cool vibe. If you want fuss and formality, that's more a St Germain-des-Prés thing.


Stayed on 1 Aug 2019

We loved

We loved so many things about Hôtel Providence. First, the hotel and bar staff are so friendly and helpful. Second, the decor is unique and eclectic. Third, we appreciated the quiet street, but the beautiful and active restaurant attached to the hotel. Lastly, it is in a great location for access to Le Marais and Le Centre Pompidou. While we didn't use it this trip, the metro is also very close. We will stay here again.

Don’t expect

Don't expect a large room, but the bathroom may make up for it. We were spoiled by the large shower. Besides, you don't go to Paris to stay in your hotel room so who really cares.


Stayed on 1 Jul 2019

We loved

We loved the decor of our room , although it was a little small, The bar area inside and out was very cosy. Staff were very helpful. All in all, it was a great trip away from all the hubbub of the tourist areas.


Stayed on 11 May 2019

We loved

We loved the suite we stayed in. The bed was huge and comfortable, the bath was beautiful and had plenty of hot water for long soaks. The room was gorgeous with lovely furnishings, a great bar, sound system etc. We wished we could have stayed longer! The staff were all very friendly and made dinner reservations for us when requested. We definitely plan to return.


Stayed on 9 May 2019

We loved

Service was friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was delicious and rooms were spotless and chic. A great Parisian destination. 

Don’t expect

Any fuss - it was a welcoming and calm place to stay. 


Stayed on 15 Mar 2019

We loved

The hotel is amazing and the location is great. A nice upgrade offered by the very nice lady on reception. Really unexpected and a very nice touch.

Don’t expect

Most of the staff our lovely and very helpful, but we did have a few odd exchanges, which I wasn't quite sure about.


Stayed on 2 Feb 2019

We loved

We love how the rooms were appointed. Though the rooms are a bit small, the layout is lovely, and of course, we loved the gorgeous bar. The staff is also incredibly helpful. Since my husband and I stayed over Christmas, I was in contact with the concierge about reservations and everyone was so helpful and lovely.

Don’t expect

A large room!


Stayed on 22 Dec 2018

We loved

I've stayed here a few times because I love the decor. The breakfast is excellent and worth paying for. The area is up and coming, so you need to head to the Canal St Martin area, where you will find lots of new restaurants that have recently opened, including the famous Holybelly.

Don’t expect

Peace and quiet, this hotel is really noisy in the summer. The winter is better.


Stayed on 18 Dec 2018

We loved

The hotel is beautifully decorated with a warm welcoming atmosphere. The hotel staff, particularly the receptionist was most helpful and lovely, helping me organise my stay in Paris. The room, although quite small were very well designed and bed was so comfortable! The hotel is close to Gare du Nord, which was handy for Eurostar.


Stayed on 1 Dec 2018

We loved

The Hotel Providence is simply my new favorite hotel in Paris; quaint, quiet, and discreetly tucked away on a picturesque block, but close enough to the metro and in the middle of a bustling neighborhood so you never feel far from the action. I stayed in a 'Mini' room for an evening alone, and it was like staying in a jewel box. The interiors and design of the hotel are quintessentially Parisian, but incredibly thoughtful, cool, and sexy. Everyone on the staff, from reception to the bartenders, were so incredibly friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious, and if you are a fan of Buly 1803 like I am, check out the bath products! It was almost hard to leave such a cozy hotel, I was tempted to stay in and enjoy the experience instead of venturing out. Simply a perfect place to stay in Paris, and I cannot wait to return!

Don’t expect

Mega rooms and a stately 5-star experience; this is a cooler, more intimate experience.


Stayed on 8 Nov 2018

We loved

The bartender! He was so hospitable and fun! The hotel was a little unexpected in terms of its location and ambience; it was a bit farther out than we would have liked. The staff was pretty friendly for the most part. The evenings were lively in the bar and restaurant and it is not too long a walk to Marais. The main city center is a bit of a walk, although the metro is convenient.

Don’t expect

Peace and quiet. It is on a noisy street which was very active at night. The crowd tends to skew younger so it can be a lot of fun It is not the Paris of postcards but it does give you a feel of the real city. Think of it like Shoreditch in London or Lower East Side in New York. Gentrifying and lots of youn people.


Stayed on 19 Oct 2018

We loved

The relaxed, homely atmosphere of the hotel. The décor and ambience are incredibly chic and the restaurant served delicious food with a wonderful selection of wine.

Don’t expect

Raucous guests or outlandish parties in the restaurant/bar, which is perfect if you're looking for a more relaxed break.


Stayed on 13 Oct 2018

We loved

The level of customer care we received from the hotel was fantastic. Exceeded our expectations in every level. The best hotel I've stayed at in Paris, and the best hotel I've stayed at anywhere in quite a long time.

Don’t expect

A quiet setting: Hotel Providence is on a bustling little street. It's lovely and lively, especially on Friday Saturday nights.


Stayed on 11 Oct 2018

We loved

The room was fab – comfy bed, cool decor and a minibar that's out of the ordinary. The normal bar is def worth a visit too!

Don’t expect

Peace and quiet – it's a lively neighbourhood!


Stayed on 23 Sep 2018

We loved

Fabulous hotel. Room was magnificent. Nothing over the top, just luxurious. Great bath, too. Lovely cocktails from the bar. Staff efficient and friendly. Excellent service all round. Highly recommended.


Stayed on 31 Aug 2018

We loved

The hotel is beautifully designed and a real treat for anybody who loves to visit unique boutique style hotels. The rooms are very luxurious and just big enough for a romantic stay. The building is in true Parisian style, and the cafés below the window are packed every night, filling your room with the sounds of European café culture. We are vegan, and were completely spoiled for choice on where to eat. I would recommend Hank Burger and Hank Pizza for a quick snack on the go - good even if you aren't vegan! Every place we chose served wonderful food that was better than we have ever eaten in Amsterdam (where we usually holiday) or London (where we live). The hotel knew it was our honeymoon and upgraded us to a junior suite which was much appreciated - we enjoyed using the minibar to make cocktails, as it was not that badly priced and worth paying for the novelty of it. The staff were always friendly and helpful. Thank you for a wonderful stay! 

Don’t expect

A spacious room - they are quite small, even upgraded styles.


Stayed on 24 Jul 2018

We loved

We spent a weekend in Paris and this hotel was perfect because it was easy going, friendly and situated in a great part of the city! The bathroom was perfect, a lot of space, big shower and everything was clean.

Don’t expect

Huge room or closets but enough space if you are out about during the day.


Stayed on 20 Jul 2018

We loved

The Hotel Providence was the absolute perfect place for our holiday. A hidden gem on a quiet street, beautiful rooms, comfortable beds, lovely view. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the restaurant was fantastic as well. Inaru Wine bar on the same street as fabulous.

Don’t expect

A typical chain hotel experience.


Stayed on 5 Jun 2018