Yasha Wallin

Hotel Panache

  • Where:
  • Why:A quickie family vacation.
  • When:A rainy weekend in October, 2016.
  • Who:My cousin @itsagentsmith, and my aunt and I.
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Hotel Panache How’s my hair?

How’s my hair?

Hotel Panache Spiral stairway to heaven, a.k.a. to our big, beautiful room on the second floor.

Spiral stairway to heaven, a.k.a. to our big, beautiful room on the second floor.

Hotel Panache Before Tinder, people courted each other on ancient devices such as this.

Before Tinder, people courted each other on ancient devices such as this.

Hotel Panache My cousin trying to recover from his 24-hour flight from Shanghai.

My cousin trying to recover from his 24-hour flight from Shanghai.

Hotel Panache And then I woke him up.

And then I woke him up.

Hotel Panache Print was alive and well in our junior suite.

Print was alive and well in our junior suite.

Hotel Panache Tile game strong.

Tile game strong.

Hotel Panache “Never make eye contact while eating a banana.”—thankful for these complimentary fortune cookies - I was about to leave the hotel with a mouthful of fruit.

“Never make eye contact while eating a banana.”—thankful for these complimentary fortune cookies - I was about to leave the hotel with a mouthful of fruit.

Hotel Panache Seeing double. The hotel had mirrors everywhere.

Seeing double. The hotel had mirrors everywhere.

Hotel Panache Where breakfast was served. Granola with a side of patterned ambiance.

Where breakfast was served. Granola with a side of patterned ambiance.

Hotel Panache Panache’s lovely exterior. The building used to be an opera house and there remains a nod to that elegance.

Panache’s lovely exterior. The building used to be an opera house and there remains a nod to that elegance.

Hotel Panache Mid-century lobby vibes.

Mid-century lobby vibes.

Highs & Lows

  • The design is incredible, making it feel like more than a 3-star hotel.

  • You can feel the owner Adrien Gloaguen’s attention to detail throughout every corner of the hotel, from the logo design to the collection of books on Paris stocked in their library.

  • The hotel’s Instagram is a design-lover’s dream.

  • My cousin surprised us and flew in from Shanghai—our room was so spacious it even came with a pull-out couch - fitting all 6’3” of him perfectly.

  • If you’re a light sleeper, bring earplugs. Noise both from the street and inside the hotel were an issue.

  • Customer service was hit or miss – sometimes fantastic, though more often you’d have to track down the front desk staff for basic requests.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 44/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Quirky and classy boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Art Nouveau meets Parisian Chic.

  • Location

    Central, in the 10th Arrondissement.

  • Rooms

    40

  • Music

    Alicia Keys!

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    Dorothée Meilichzon.

  • Health & Wellness

    No

  • Restaurant

    Yes, with French fare and free breakfast!

  • Bar

    There’s a bar area in the adjoining restaurant.

  • Minibar

    Basic, was hoping for items with a little Parisian “panache."

  • Children

    Not unfriendly for kids, but more of an adult vibe.

  • Price

    Great rates for Paris.

  • Website

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