Hôtel Providence is a charming boutique hotel situated in the 10th Arrondissement in Paris, near La Place de La République, and conveniently located near several Métro stops. Each of their 18 rooms is individually decorated with vintage personality and flair to make guests feel welcome and special. All rooms also have their own mini cocktail bar! Ooh la la!
I love staying in a boutique hotel. It has charm, class, personality, and you get to meet people who appreciate this same style. It also combines the convenience of a chain hotel with the intimacy of a bed and breakfast. The staff give good recommendations for local, authentic restaurants and all speak great English.
The tastefully designed and decorated bathroom in our hotel room was a welcome sight after our long and tiring journey, and my friend traveling with me couldn’t wait to get into the tub! Until fairly recently in Europe, it was not uncommon to rent a hotel room only to share the bathroom down the hall with other guests. I much prefer a private, en suite bathroom!
The view from our room at Hôtel Providence: a charming Paris street, complete with bicycle rack. I enjoyed this lovely view from my beautiful hotel room while enjoying a room-service breakfast. What a great way to begin the day!
Last time I was in Paris I took a flower arranging class at Harvest Fleuriste. The owner delivered my bouquet to my room at Hôtel Providence and I was able to enjoy the blooms all week. Harvest Fleuriste is featured in my book Ooh la la! French Inspirations for Entertaining and Travel, available here.
While the Hôtel Providence provided cocktail bars in each room, they also have a marvelous bar and restaurant downstairs. The first time I stayed there, they had lobster rolls (or “hot-dog au homard,” which makes me laugh), which I’ve made on several occasions at my own home back in Oregon. In fact, one evening we recreated the Hôtel Providence menu and bar vibe in my friend’s library bar, where my son Justin served as bar tender, silver arm bands and all!
For more inspiration and recipes from Hôtel Providence, including the lobster roll recipe, see the Hôtel Providence chapter of my book, Ooh la la! French Inspirations for Entertaining and Travel, available here. Also be sure to visit Hôtel Providence’s website.