I’m fairly certain you’ll have heard of the Hoxton. Known for its dreamy interiors and chilled out vibes, it’s the perfect place to escape to after a busy day of exploring the city. A beautiful chain of hotels, with locations in London, Paris, Amsterdam and New York. We first stayed here in February and loved it so much, we couldn’t wait to come back. Luckily we had planned for a weekend to watch the Tour de France final stage with our parents in July, so had the perfect excuse to bring them along too! If you’re considering a stay, then I would 100% recommend booking in!
The hotel itself is stunning, a beautiful combination of old Parisian details from the renovated building to the modern elements that the Hoxton are known for. There are stunning sofas and relaxing chairs dotted around for you to chill out in. Including a beautiful little terrace overlooking the bar below which is perfect for people watching with a glass of wine in hand. There a lot of hidden areas, which are great places to tuck yourself away and relax. I’m also obsessed with the decor, the prints, exposed stone and dark walls are stunning. It’s no wonder tourists and locals like to spend time here.
Shoutout here to the Hoxton staff, not normally something I’d think to mention but honestly, the women behind reception were so friendly and helpful. We got some great local recommendations off them which included somewhere to find the best hot chocolate in Paris – which I intend on hunting down when I’m back next year! If you’re after some tips or advice then it’s worth asking some of the staff.
We got the Eurostar to Paris and found walking to the hotel from the station one of the easiest and best ways to stretch our legs after sitting on a train for a while. There are some metro stations extremely close to the hotel. So if you’re ever in need of transport then there are plenty of options nearby. We didn’t often get the metro, walking down towards the Louvre only took around 20 minutes. We found wandering around the beautiful streets was a great way to start the day. I personally found the location perfect for everything we wanted to do during our visits and especially handy for catching the train back to London.
Both times we’ve stayed we opted for shoebox rooms, which are reasonably priced and perfect for a two-night stay. Our parents actually ended up staying in the room we had in February. It has a lovely balcony overlooking one of the courtyards. Great for making the most of the good weather we were having and the best breakfast spot first thing in the morning. Although they were shoebox rooms, the size was a lot larger than we expected. The room itself had plenty of space and the bathroom was a great size. I’d definitely be happy to stay in it again! I love the decor, throughout the hotel to the rooms. There’s no detail too small and everything has been thought of. The beds are extremely comfortable, warning – it can make getting up in the morning a little difficult.
The food (& drink)
The Hoxton has a great restaurant serving food all day, which is great if you don’t fancy venturing too far. We decided to grab some food the morning we arrived, all opting for some pretty good breakfast dishes. My personal favourite is the eggs any way on sourdough toast. Filling and tasty and sets you up for a day of walking around the city. Also if you’re after a great place to have some drinks in the evening then it really does come alive at night. They have plenty of spaces to unwind with a wine or two and the beauty is, you’re already back at your hotel! The G&Ts are a great choice and one of Rachel’s favourites. We’re yet to find the cocktail bar hidden within the hotel, I guess now we have the perfect excuse to go back.
So there’s a mini review on our stay at the Hoxton! I’m already looking forward to our next visit as this place is really the best place to escape to! Let me know if you’ve stayed here or any of the others, there’s a couple more on my list…