On an interesting local street in a relatively untouristed part of Montparnasse. It's an easy walk to Les Invalides and the Musée Rodin, and very near to Duroc metro for decent connections elsewhere.
The 23 bedrooms are all variants on the same striking red and grey theme, cleverly using practical off-the-shelf items – a big clock on the wall, metal storage tins, little filing cabinets that serve as bedside tables – to create a stylish contemporary style. There's no air conditioning but a propeller-style ventilator in each room, and white-tiled bathrooms that are tiny but spotless. Go for streetside rooms, those on the fifth floor have a small balcony, the sixth floor is mansarded.
The pleasant ground-floor lounge area has squashy sofas, club chairs and colourful graffiti-style paintings – one by André, before the days of [node:123269] and his nightclub empire. WiFi throughout the hotel or a computer downstairs.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast (included in the room price) is a convivial help yourself affair around a communal table in the cellar.
Helpful reception staff with a blackboard of suggestions for where to eat nearby.
Who stays there
Wide mix of nationalities, leisure and business.
- Backpackers / Students
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
Pros & Cons
- Breakfast included
- Attractive design
- Closed in August