Staying at: The Hoxton, Paris
You had me at hello.
Seriously. Prior to even stepping foot inside The Hoxton in Paris I knew I was going to love it, I mean i'd seen countless snaps on Instagram of every dreamy corner, but I was still wowed upon arrival. The attention to detail in this beautiful 18th century Parisian building on Rue du Sentier is something else - no stone is left untouched. From walking in the front door through the cafe bar area and into the reception I had already spotted about seventy five things I just had to take a picture of. If you're into interiors then this is an absolute hub of inspiration (and I hadn't even got to the room yet).
Arriving at the reception Fran and I were greeted by a lovely guy who told us our room wasn't quite ready and offered us a drink and relax in the little outside square, before whisking our cases off for us and setting us down with some lovely juices. About 10 minutes later our room was ready and off we went up to get sorted before a day of exploring. I had informed them when booking that we were visiting for my birthday trip but was never expecting a 'YAY' balloon to be waiting in our room! It was such a lovely touch and really set our stay off to a great start. The room itself was exactly what you'd expect decor wise - classic Hoxton squared bedsheets, tan leather, gold tones and dim lighting. Suitably cosy and chic with a view into the courtyard. We stayed in a 'cosy' room which is perfect for a short stay but there are a variety to choose from if you're after more space/ a longer stay/ a balcony etc.
In the evening we headed down to the absolutely beaut Jacques bar for some cocktails. The decor in here is amazing with mid-century nods, floral adorned wallpaper, pink velvet stools and vintage ornaments - it's a little intimate space that you'll want to stay cosy in for hours and the cocktails are a dream too! After taking approximately 3673278 photo's in here I still don't think I got a decent one as the lighting is dim and obviously it was night time when we visited so apologies for this, but you do get the complete cosy feel from them I will say! We also ended up eating at the restaurant within the hotel called Rivié and had possibly one of the best burgers ever, bold statement I know, but I would definitely reccomend eating here too.
In the morning you get a breakfast bag as standard with a banana, some fresh orange and a pot of granola - a lovely touch to wake up to. Checkout is (very handy as a lot of hotels are 11am) at 12noon and you can leave your cases in the hotel until it's time to head home so you can explore the city handsfree on your final day. I'd also like to note that the hotel is situated less than a five minute walk away from L'Apartment Sezane which, if you're anything like me, it an absolute added bonus.
The Hoxton in Paris will give you more 'gram opportunities than you can shake a stick at, it has a real buzzy atmosphere and the staff are amazing too. It's everything you want it to be and I really can't reccomend staying here enough! Now, I must try them all in the collection...