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Moxy Paris Bastille, Paris, France
There are over 100 Marriott-run Moxy hotels around the world and this busy, seven-floor property epitomises the success of a brand that appeals to travellers who like a fun scene but who also want to keep costs down. A buzzy ground floor lounge and terrace is paired with small, minimalist rooms offering the essentials (decent bed, shower, TV, USB sockets) while the Bastille location guarantees instant immersion in the street-life of Paris. Attracting both business and leisure guests, including families, this is a budget-friendly base that keeps the mood light with its casual bar menu, table football, quotes from Taylor Swift and Freddie Mercury and car boot sale décor. Just dump your bags, grab a beer, then hit the town.
Walk south along the paths bordering Port de l'Arsenal to reach the River Seine, admire the historic boats then continue west to picturesque Île Saint-Louis.
Place de la Bastille with its commemorative column is a 10-minute walk, while the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral are 30 minutes away.
By plane: Flights from London or Manchester to Paris Charles De Gaulle take 1 hour 15 minutes and the hotel is 45 minutes' drive away. Parking costs €36 per day. skyscanner.com
By train: Eurostar from London to Paris Gare du Nord takes 2 hours 20 minutes and the hotel is 20 minutes' drive away. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
This hotel suits budget-conscious travellers, including families and groups of friends, fans of the global Moxy brand and digital nomads - the lounge is used daily as an informal office for laptop-carrying workers. There is an outside terrace behind the bar with plants and seating, a useful spot to get some fresh air or make calls.
Service & Facilities
Guests aged 62 and over can get a 'senior discount' of at least 10%, available on selected dates.
- Coffee house
- Sun terrace
- Free Wi-Fi
Some rooms on the sixth and seventh floors have an outside terrace with a table and chairs and a view over the rooftops. This is a no frills, plug-and-play hotel but you can purchase extras from reception such as an umbrella, slippers and bathroom amenities.
Moxy Sleeper, Moxy Sleeper Balcony, Moxy Sleeper Triple, Moxyfied Family Sleeper
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, sitting area, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
If you prefer to picnic in your room and enjoy the 49-inch HD TV, there are two branches of the Franprix supermarket close by. There are plenty of restaurants around including La Vache Acrobate, a cosy bistro in rue Amelot serving hearty dishes of the day.
Moxy Bar: lobby-lounge bar, casual dining. Buffet breakfast and light bites. Open daily, 24-hour.