Hotel Jules: cool, retro chic boutique hotel in Paris

hotel jules paris

If you are going to Paris and are looking to stay in a modern design hotel with retro chic elements, as well as excellent shopping nearby, check out the Hotel Jules, located in the 9th arrondissement, within walking distance from the grands magasins (big department stores) such as the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, as well as the boutiques, cafes and restaurants of the rue des Martyrs. It is only a few steps away from the fabled auction house, Drouot, and the intimate antique shops in the neighborhood.

Hotel Jules is a charming boutique hotel with lots of personality and design inspired by the 50s, 60s, and 70s, but revamped with contemporary touches.  It has 95 rooms in three different categories: standard, superior or deluxe; each overlook either the courtyard of the street and has Wi-Fi as well as LCD TVs.  In addition, there are 6 junior suites that even have direct elevator access. In fact, the junior suites should suit all tastes as it is “sensual, eye-catching, cozy, vintage, glamorous, sexy, [and] trendy” with soft and golden lighting throughout the rooms to “melt your stress away”.  Located on the rue La Fayette, this vibrant and bohemian area is renowned for its chic glass covered passageways and traditional Parisian restaurants and stylish clothing stores.

The hotel and its unique twists on simple furnishings feature quirky items such as the “Cadillac Seat” — 50s inspired and looks like the back seat of a Cadillac” lining  the walls of the lobby.  The Internet station is also anything but standard and is called the “Internet Capsule’”as it is designed as a white ball that exudes the ultra 70s look which is the perfect combination of technology and tradition (think of the designer Paco Rabanne and his fashion models in minis with white patent leather boots channeling 2001 Space Odyssey)

In addition to the bar that offers an intimate environment and a plethora of beverages, there is a breakfast room that is inspired by American diners of the 50s.  For those on business, there is a meeting room that is the contemporary version of 70s style and can accommodate 16 people around the table or up to 30 for cocktails.  The standard rooms are quite affordable at 140 EUR and the hotel has plenty of design to make your experience pleasant.  Reservations can be made online.

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Hotel Jules
49-51 Rue La Fayette
75009 Paris, France
+33 1 42 85 05 44
About Megha Patel

Megha Patel is a travel writer based in Los Angeles, California. She writes hotel reviews and travel guides.