Hôtel du Petit Moulin4.0 out of 5.0
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Whenever my husband and I travel abroad , especially to cities like Paris, we much prefer to stay at boutique hotels ( I think you get a real flavor of the city ) rather then large luxury chain hotels. We chose this hotel based on a friend's recommendation and it was lovely!!! We had the junior suite on the top floor which was spacious ( even for a European hotel ) with beamed ceilings, slanted in some paces ( not where it matters) , very cool decor, completely renovated bathroom, sitting area with a couch , chairs and coffee table, a very comfortable bed and a small well stocked refrigerator The room was immaculate and cleaned every day . There is no elevator to the top floor so you get off at the 3rd floor and then you have to walk up a windy staircase, even that is adorable ). The staff at the front desk ( and everywhere) is fabulous, very friendly, knowledgeable and no request was too large or too small. Before we arrived we wanted to make several reservations and they took care of the arrangements with no problem . In the morning if asked they brought coffee to the room within minutes , excellent cappuccinos !! I have read some negative reviews and I am baffled because I am rather discerning about the places I stay. We found the hotel and room looked exactly as they do on the website. The large magnificent Orchid plants that adorn the windows in the lobby are worth mentioning :) I have read some complaints about the bar , which is a charming but very small space, where breakfast is also served . They use the honor system so I do not see a problem with not having a bar tender There are so many bars and bistros in the area but it is a nice spot at the end of the day to just relax . The location is fantastic, Marais is a very cool neighborhood! If you like boutique hotels then this is an excellent place to stay !!
I was seriously disappointed with this hotel. It was presented on the website as being a nice, artsy boutique style hotel. It is priced high, even for Paris at nearly $500 per night, I expected much more. My room was a DUMP! They tried to pass off rundown, outdated decor as shabby chic. It was just shabby. The old green shag carpet was certainly an authentic 1970's style germ haven. The duvet cover was torn, and the mattress horribly uncomfortable. There was chipping paint in the ugly 1980's decor bathroom, and the sink did not drain. The evening desk attendant was unfriendly, rude and unhelpful. As I was leaving my suitcase strap got caught in the door, and he couldn't be bothered to help. We had breakfast there, and I had to BEG the server for water. After at least six attempts, and having had all of our food served and no water, I had to help myself to a bottle of water on another table. Don't be fooled by this colossal rip off of a dump. I've stayed in Motel 6 that were better than this $500 /night dump.
My mother and I had a lovely stay at Hotel du Petit Moulin. The staff was helpful and very friendly. The decor felt very Paris and the bed was comfortable. We liked that the room had a tiny fridge available for use. We didn't have breakfast in the hotel, but it is available if that's something you are interested in. We enjoyed the games in the bar, a little game of chess with aperol spritzes was great! The location was nice. We liked the boutiques and cafes near the hotel. It is also super close to the Picasso museum, which is worth the quick trip to see Guernica. The only con was the shower. Our attic room had a bath tub with a shower head and no shower curtain and obviously it's not that big of a deal, but I thought I'd mention it. As an American, we are just used to different types of showers.
We loved staying here. From the moment you arrive at the old, original bakery store front you know it's a real original. The decorations are lovely, the staff charming and efficient, our room quiet, the bed super comfortable, the Marais location perfect. Why only three stars? Because small hotels like this, at these prices, are about more than decor and fittings. They are about creating an atmosphere. The bar on our visit was unstaffed and felt dead. No weekend cocktail mixer or vinyl collection as promised on the website. No book in the rooms telling the story of the history of the place. No guides to the Marais new shops and bars, just an old tourist handout. Cheap plastic shower gels in the bathroom. No fresh coffee to be had in the rooms or elsewhere. No creative thinking at all really. All these touches would take minimum investment. Just a bit of thought and some fresh ideas. It's beautiful but it feels a little unloved. Great wallpaper doesn't make a great hotel.
A friend and I booked the junior suite for a long weekend at the end of May. The location of the hotel is great - perfect Marais location with lots of shopping and restaurants nearby. The metro is a short walk away. The staff is friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. Air conditioning worked great.
A quirky and fun hotel in the heart of the Marais. Took the junior suite which gave us some elbow room - except for the head. At 6’4” in the mansard suite (lots of angled, low beams) I was constantly dodging skull-level collisions (often unsuccessfully). That, in combination with tight and awkward staircase climb to the room after elevator ride made this feel something less than a luxury hotel. Decor was interesting, front desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Location in the Marais was highly convenient starting point for many pleasant walks. Excellent breakfast. Reciprocal spa privileges at sister hotel a walk away on the Place des Vosges is nice in concept, but not really convenient - you’re unlikely to take advantage. All in all a fun stay, but a bit pricey for what it really is once you look past the celebrity designer (Lacroix) decor.
We stayed here for two nights and paid more than 550 euros for it. This is not exactly cheap for a 4 star hotel in Paris. The property is interesting and with a lot of character, due to its history and layout. Our room - on the top floor - was definitely different from the usual hotel room, I would say in a good way. We were glad we had one of the bathrooms with a walk-in shower rather than a bathtub. Unfortunately there are a few small things that would prevent me from giving more than 3 stars to this hotel. The continental breakfast is cute and in theme with Paris. However, I felt that the small pastries that were served were not fresh nor of the quality I would expect in France. On the second day we skipped breakfast altogether and opted for a nearby cafe', where we had a much better croissant. Bathroom and shower gel were not replenished in the room on our second day. Only at the end of our stay, when we overheard a conversation during check in of a another guest, did we realise that we would have had free access to a beautiful spa nearby as part of our stay. When they checked us in, no one informed us. If we had known, we would've definitely made use of it. Our rate entitled us to a late check-out, but it was denied to us on the basis that that hotel was full. However, there were still 4 rooms bookable online at the time our request was refused. Finally, there was one (small) free bottle of water in the room on our arrival. I was somehow expecting another bottle on the second day. Instead, we had to opt for the small water bottle in the minibar. 4 euro per 0.5L is a bit outrageous for a 4 star hotel. Overall, and sadly, we were not charm enough by this property to choose it as our base for our next Paris trip.
Well located but we were disappointed with the hotel in general and it’s definitely a case of style over substance with this one. Atmosphere here is non-existent along with the in-room amenities; no tea/coffee making facilities, nowhere to put on make-up unless you’re happy to struggle with the steamed up mirror in the bathroom; nowhere to put toiletries in the bathroom even though there’s plenty of room for a cabinet or shelf and the lighting generally is poor. I appreciate there is a lack of natural light in the building but we struggled to find clothes in our cases and ended up feeling rather irritated by the lack of thought for a customer’s needs, those little touches showing that customers' needs have been anticipated. The ultimate question with a hotel ... Would I go back? No.
It's been almost 5 years since our stay, but I remember it fondly. The polka dot carpet, the orchids, the dark moody interiors and the quirky vibe, made for a wonderful choice for my birthday stay. All correspondence prior to arrival was returned with helpful replies. We requested the room in the main picture, red damask patterned walls, black & white scene wallpaper behind the bed, high gloss white furniture, and were quickly granted this wish. Buttttt, as beautiful as the space was it shared a wall with the elevator (insert sad face). Hubby sleeps well, I on the other hand am lighter, so after the first night of relative constant up down elevator noises, we asked to be relocated. Unfortunately no rooms available. Not a show stopper, so earplugs it was...but lesson learned for next time. Yes, yes, the rooms are small, but it is Paris! Wifi was hopeless! Staff were ok, but not overly friendly. We stayed in several arrondissements during our stay and this was by far our favourite. Fab restaurants close by, awesome boutiques, and gorgeous little cobblestoned streets that Paris does perfectly. A memorable experience.
Cute little hotel, great location in Marais with loads of cool spots for eating and drinking around it. Staff were very helpful and the decor is pretty cool as well. Breakfast is a very basic cereal spread but we would have always popped out for a coffee and croissant in one of the numerous Parisian cafes around anyway!!
- Walking distance to Picasso Museum and Place des Vosges
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet and self parking
Located in Paris City Centre, Hôtel du Petit Moulin is next to popular attractions like Market of the Red Children and Picasso Museum. This 4-star hotel has 17 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. Carnavalet Museum and Place des Vosges are also within a short walk.
Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
Guests can enjoy a flat-screen TV and stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Other standard amenities include an iPod dock, a minibar, and free newspapers.
Guests of Hôtel du Petit Moulin enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and spa treatment rooms. If you drive, take advantage of free valet parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a computer station, express check-in, and free newspapers.
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86.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 472 reviews