Hôtel Crayon

25, rue du Bouloi, Paris, France
1st Arr. (Musée du Louvre/Les Halles)

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17
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  • Rooms17
  • Public Spaces16
  • Service17.5
  • Overall17
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Hotel Description

For English-speakers, the word “crayon” instantly evokes scenes from childhood — of standard-issue yellow Crayola boxes featuring eight classic colors. But “crayon” is French for “pencil” — so while there’s plenty of vivid color and an unmistakable playful energy to Hotel Crayon, located around the corner from the Louvre in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, it’s a more sophisticated, finely drawn sort of place than your first associations might suggest.

With 26 individually decorated guest rooms, the Crayon feels more like a guesthouse than a hotel. The aesthetic is what the French would call bohème chic: jewel-toned walls, fancifully tiled bathrooms, framed black-and-white photographs, antique writing desks and rotary telephones and a mélange of other vintage pieces that the owners picked up at flea markets around Paris, Nice, Lyon, and Marseille.

Some of the rooms — like the Singulière Room, accommodating only one guest — are petite and simply outfitted, while others, like the Insolite Room for two, feature eye-catching décor from a Scandinavian-style bench to a pair of chairs by Jean Paulin. Then there’s the Exquise Esquisse Suite: with its psychedelic drapery, mod light fixtures, and colorful drawings covering the walls, it’s unlike any hotel room you’ve seen before. Flatscreen TVs and free wi-fi are standard across categories.

At the Crayon, the extravagance is in the artistry. Apart from its imaginative interiors and creative character, it’s relatively no-frills when it comes to amenities. There’s a continental breakfast (for an extra fee) every morning in an alcove that’s been exquisitely hand-drawn with murals, and you can grab an aperitif or a nightcap at the honesty bar in the lobby. But who needs a swimming pool or a fitness center, anyway? You’re in Paris — right in the heart of it — and the Hotel Crayon is a rare hotel that perfectly captures the city’s poetic spirit and bohemian charm, offering everything you need and nothing you don’t.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 26 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Honesty Bar
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at Hôtel Crayon.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Honesty Bar
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at Hôtel Crayon.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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