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Book This Left Bank Beauty and You’ll Feel Like a Posh Parisian
Julie Pointer-Adams
byJulie Pointer-Adams
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Hotel Henriette

9 Rue des Gobelins, 75013 Paris, France

As if Paris weren’t already swoon-worthy enough, we’ve got another reason for you to fall hard for the City of Light. You’ll find it on the Rive Gauche (or the Left Bank, for you non-Francophiles) near the Mouffetard district, tucked away down a quiet, cobblestoned street: Hôtel Henriette. This charmingly chic and surprisingly affordable hotel is winning at all the things we love—it’s design-forward and cheerfully sophisticated while still being down-to-earth and perfectly homey. Settle into one of the color-blocked rooms, sip your café allongé on the garden patio and unwind into the delightfully luxe leisure of being à Paris.

A Country House for the City

Step past the midnight blue doors of the Hôtel Henriette and you’ll be greeted with the warm sensation of entering the home of an intimate friend. As Vanessa Scoffier, the designer, puts it, she designed Henriette to feel like a “country house” in the heart of the city. Shunning the stuffy stereotypes of what a luxury hotel must be, this place is funky and fabulous and refined at one and the same time. The hotel sacrifices not once ounce of personality for the sake of appearing posh. Rather, its decidedly distinct point of view gives off all the charms of Paris, plus some.

A Room for Every Appetite

With 32 unique rooms at Henriette, return visitors may get the particular pleasure of a different look and feel each time they come. Some rooms have mellow cotton candy colored walls while others are boldly wallpapered in tropical theme—the unifying thread is a sharp eye for detail, a bohemian-but-clean aesthetic and a penchant for sweet antiques. Take it from us, however, these aren’t your average hotel rooms. You might find chartreuse-hued pillows, melon-toned tassels above your bed or a funky little lamp by your bedside. Whatever the case, wherever you land you’ll be basking in visual delights and the comforts of a perky home-away-from-home.

A Clever Concierge

You’ll be quick to find that everyone at Henriette is keen to please—whether it’s helping you find the perfect reading material in the lounge, offering gluten-free options at the breakfast buffet (not always easy to find in France) or making sure your kiddos are well-cared for during your stay. The hotel prides itself on its excellent concierge service, giving insider tips into the best restaurants and cafés, trendy shopping hot spots and endless info on arts and culture news. Whether you’re stopping through for a night or checking in for weeks, it’s no exaggeration to say this cool hideaway is also a cozy den of hospitality.

Bring the Party

Looking beyond just an overnight stay? Hôtel Henriette also welcomes private parties and corporate events, so start buttering up your boss for a jet-setting company shindig just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Seine.

Photography via Hôtel Henriette

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