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Color Design Hotel 3.5

11th and 12th Arrondissements (Place de la Bastille), Paris, France

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  • Trendy Bastille location near nightlife and dining
  • Contemporary, clean rooms with flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
  • Updated, cool bathrooms (but very small in size)
  • Free Wi-Fi and free use of the business center
  • Lovely breakfast room in the vaulted basement
  • Metro is conveniently 2 blocks away
  • Interesting design and lighting effects


  • Very small rooms
  • Few attractions within walking distance (but well connected via public transportation)

Bottom Line

The Color Design Hotel is a trendy boutique option in the Bastille district. The 46 basic, contemporary rooms have flat-screen TVs, comfortable beds, and updated bathrooms. Rooms are small, but the hotel makes the most of the space through interesting design, lighting effects, and creative uses of furniture. Hotel perks include a charming breakfast room in the vaulted basement, free Wi-Fi, and free use of the business center. The Metro is only two blocks away, making it easy to explore the rest of Paris. Bastille is a great area for nightlife and dining, but some visitors might find this property inconveniently located for seeing the sights.

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The Color Design Hotel is located on a small street adjacent to Saint-Antoine Hospital, in an area just southeast of Bastille. The nightlife and dining scene are the main draws to this neighborhood. There are few attractions nearby, but the subway is just a couple of blocks away, which makes it convenient for exploring attractions in central Paris.

Le Marais, an upscale, historic neighborhood west of Bastille, is one of the must-sees in Paris, and it is just a 15 to 20-minute walk away. Here, beautiful architecture, great boutiques, and good dining options are found, as well as a wide array of antiques stores and sights such as the Home of Victor Hugo, the Place des Vosges, and the National Archives.

  • 21-minute drive to Orly Airport
  • 30-minute drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport
  • 14-minute walk to Bastille
  • 16-minute walk to the Gare de Lyon (train station)
  • 20-minute walk to historic Place des Vosges
  • 8-minute drive to Notre Dame Cathedral
  • 10-minute drive to L’Hotel de Ville (City Hall)
  • 10-minute drive to Centre Pompidou
  • 11-minute drive to the Champs Elysees
  • 11-minute drive to Saint-Germain-des-Pres Boulevard
  • 12-minute drive to Luxembourg Gardens
  • 12-minute drive to the Place de la Concorde and the Tuileries Gardens
  • 12-minute drive to Gare Du Nord (Eurostar train station)
  • 13-minute drive to the Grand Palais
  • 14-minute drive to Musee d'Orsay
  • 14-minute drive to the Louvre Museum
  • 15-minute drive to Palais Garnier, Place d'Opera
  • 15-minute drive to Palais-Royal
  • 16-minute drive to the Hotel des Invalides
  • 17-minute drive to L’Arc de Triomphe
  • 18-minute drive to the Champ-de-Mars
  • 18-minute drive to the Eiffel Tower
  • 18-minute drive to Montparnasse Train Station
  • 18-minute drive to Montparnasse Cemetery
  • 19-minute drive to Sacre Coeur and Montmartre neighborhood

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35 rue de Citeaux, 12th Arr., Paris, Ile-de-France 75012, France

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Standard Room

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