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Hotel Joyce 3.0

9th Arrondissement (Opera Garnier), Paris, France

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Pros

  • Clean, modern boutique hotel with quirky details
  • Walking distance to Pigalle hotspots, Montmarte, and Galeries Lafayette
  • Stylish rooms with AC, iPhone docks, and minibars 
  • Minibars are restocked daily with free non-alcoholic drinks
  • Daily breakfast served in cool glass-ceiling room (extra fee)
  • Free non-alcoholic drinks and snacks served every afternoon
  • 24-hour front desk and luggage storage
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • Few extra property features (no full-service restaurant or gym)
  • Immediate neighborhood is not very lively (can be a pro)
  • Breakfast may cost an extra fee

Bottom Line

The 44-room Hotel Joyce - Astotel is a solid mid-range boutique hotel situated in South Pigalle, a nine-minute walk from Moulin Rouge and a three-minute walk from the metro. Rooms are clean, compact, and modern with bright pops of color and thoughtful amenities like iPhone docks, electric kettles, free Wi-Fi, and minibars stocked with free soft drinks. The hotel's quirky breakfast room offers a daily buffet, but the hotel has few other property features. A nice bonus: The hotel offers free non-alcoholic drinks and light snacks in the afternoon and evening. Another option could be the nearby Hotel Lorette Opera - Astotel Paris, which has similar amenities but more classic decor. 

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Clean, modern boutique hotel with quirky details

The lobby of this modern mid-range property incorporates quirky decor details, creating a look that is more boutique than chain

Hotel Joyce is a clean, modern, and gently quirky mid-range hotel situated in a six-story white townhouse finished with classic French balconies. The hotel is part of the Astotel chain group, which has 16 properties throughout the city, though decor is definitely feels more boutique than chain. The lobby is modern with clean lines, bright pops of colors, and distinct details like an exposed stone accent wall and a reception desk made of mini Eiffel towers. The glass-roofed breakfast room is the real standout, with ceramic tiled floors and a bold pairing of seating -- upholstered armchairs, mid-century-style wood chairs, and recycled luxury carseats (with seat belts and all). It's a solid mid-range choice for travelers who want clean digs, a dash of fun, and easy access to popular Paris neighborhoods. 

Location

Quiet spot in South Pigalle, walking distance to Moulin Rouge and other hotspots

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Hotel Joyce is situated in a quiet, fairly residential street in the 9th Arrondissement between the Pigalle and Saint-Georges metro stations. While the immediate neighborhood is pretty low-key, the hotel is in walking distance to popular neighborhoods and sights, like the Saint Lazare business district, the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann department stores, Pigalle nightlife, and Montmarte hotspots, like Moulin Rouge and Sacre Coeur. For sights farther out, the nearest metro is just a three-minute walk from the hotel.

  • Three-minute walk to Saint-Georges metro station
  • Six-minute walk to Pigalle metro station
  • Nine-minute walk to Moulin Rouge
  • Nine-minute walk to Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
  • 19-minute walk to Sacre Coeur
  • 15-minutes to Place de la Concorde via public transit (25-minute walk)
  • 17 minutes to the Louvre via public transit
  • 22 minutes to L'Arc de Triomphe via public transit
  • 30 minutes to Notre Dame Cathedral via public transit
  • 40 minutes to the Eiffel Tower via public transit
  • One hour to Charles de Gaulle International Airport via public transit
  • One hour to Orly Airport via public transit

Rooms

Clean, modern rooms with bright accents, plus minibars with free drinks

The Superior Twin Room incorporates clean, modern decor elements, as well as playful accents (such as the line-drawn murals behind the bed that add a faux headboard and bookshelf)

Rooms are clean and contemporary with white walls and bold pops of color. Large line-drawn murals behind the beds playfully add faux headboards and bookshelves, while real accents, like modern molded chairs and mid-century modern desks, add style. Many of the hotel's 44 rooms have French balconies. Most rooms are doubles, though single and suite options are also available. While small -- some double rooms are just under 130 square feet -- space is used efficiently and rooms sizes are fairly typical for Parisian hotels. Bathrooms are clean and contemporary and may include shower stalls or combination showers and tubs.

Rooms are air-conditioned and have wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, iPhone docks, safes, and free Wi-Fi, plus electric kettles for coffee/tea and minibars stocked with free non-alcoholic beverages like water, juice, and soda (fridges are refilled daily). Bathrooms have hairdryers, scales, and nice Algotherm individual toiletries

Features

Daily breakfast buffet and free non-alcoholic drinks, but few other property features

On-site features include a daily breakfast buffet, served in a cool glass-roofed room (though not always included in the room rate)

Like other central Parisian hotels, the Joyce has limited extra property features. The unique glass-roofed breakfast room is the coolest extra feature, and guests tend to enjoy the buffet, which includes hot and cold dishes, though it's not necessarily included in the room rate. Later, the breakfast room turns into a free snack bar, serving coffee, soft drinks, and light bites. Note, there's no actual bar, though -- the hotel doesn't serve alcoholic drinks. The property has a 24-hour desk, and staff can store luggage, help with tickets or recommendations, or arrange for laundry service. Wi-Fi throughout the hotel is free

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Address

29, rue la Bruyere, 9th Arr., Paris, Ile-de-France 75009, France

Phone

3 (315) 507-0001

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