Whether you choose to book a room in a historic hotel or pick a stylish suite, discover an up-and-coming side of Paris with a stay near Parc de la Villette – a cultural hub within the city’s third-largest park.
Forget overbooked restaurants and long queues to enter museums: the streets of Paris’s 19th arrondissement are instead lined with relaxed cafés frequented by laid-back local people, independent art galleries and quiet canals perfect for a stroll. And of course, there’s the Parc de la Villette, an artistic hotspot that houses concert halls, the Philharmonie de Paris and the largest science museum in Europe. Here’s our pick of the best hotels near Parc de la Villette.
Steak and slumber are on the menu at Hôtel Restaurant Au Bœuf Couronné
It’s not often you find a trendy hotel within one of the oldest steakhouses in town, but at Paris’s Au Bœuf Couronné, you get just that. On the main floor, a brasserie-style dining room with gold fixtures and red-velvet furnishings lends a quintessentially French backdrop to cut into a sirloin skirt steak or grilled Villette prime rib. Once satiated, retire upstairs to one of the 42 guest rooms, where raw materials such as wood, marble and leather combine with whitewashed walls and warm hues to create a setting that’s as trendy as it is sophisticated.
While the character of the 19th-century building that houses Hotel Trema lends a flair reminiscent of the Belle Époque, the remodelled guest rooms feature hardwood floors, modern fittings and sleek, monochrome furnishings. The delightful boutique property comes with service to match, with a team that goes out of its way to help guests make the most of a visit to the City of Lights. Thanks to the nearby line 7 metro station, you can get from the hotel to well-known Paris sights like Montmartre and the Sacré-Cœur in just 10 minutes.
The Mercure Paris 19 Philharmonie La Villette is an ideal hotel for business and leisure travellers alike. Holidaying guests – particularly those with children in tow – will enjoy the spacious guest rooms and family suites, while those heading to Paris on business can take advantage of the hotel’s 18 conference rooms. Dine on a sumptuous breakfast spread in a light-filled dining room with 360-degree views, and come dinner, indulge in contemporary French cuisine in the vibrant L’Entrepôt restaurant. Wrap up your days with a visit to the sauna or by breaking a sweat at the fitness centre.
Sister property to Hotel Trema, the three-star Hôtel Tilde is a budget-friendly option just a 15-minute walk from Parc de la Villette. The sleek decor of this boutique hotel, which opened in 2018, features industrial-style, hanging light fixtures and exposed white stone walls. The bright guest rooms come in a variety of designs, with some featuring bold black-and-white patterns, while others are painted white with steel-blue accents. Guests of Hôtel Tilde will appreciate the on-site fitness centre, and many bustling bars and restaurants are located within walking distance. During your stay at Hôtel Tilde, be sure to stroll the 15 minutes to Parc des Buttes-Chaumont – a stunning, 25-hectare stretch of green space complete with caves, waterfalls and stunning views of Paris.
The Libertel Canal Saint-Martin’s location enjoys a spot in one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Paris and is a mere 20-minute, canal-side stroll to the Parc de la Villette. Playful guest rooms incorporate pops of bright colour and neutral tones. Those who want to be a part of the city buzz should opt for the Confort Paris rooms, whose French-style, street-side balconies boast views of the magnificent Sacré-Cœur. For quieter types, the Villa Cosi rooms are situated in a tranquil townhouse behind the main building. No matter which room you choose, be sure not to miss the breakfast: a decadent buffet of sustainably sourced, responsibly produced organic foods.