Hôtel Ecole Centrale features a quirky, eclectic vibe in keeping with its location on the fringes of the trendy Marais. You’ll be a 5-minute walk from Les Halles shopping plaza and the Pompidou Center art gallery, while Notre-Dame Cathedral is a 20-minute stroll.
Guestrooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and minibars. They’re individually color-themed in pink, blue, or light brown, with brightly-printed drapes.
The reception area of this 17th-century building is lit by a sparkling chandelier, and the Indonesian-themed lounge bar features comfy cane armchairs and sofas. A daily breakfast buffet features eggs and cheeses as well as fresh croissants.
The elevator reaches to the 4th floor of this 6-story building. Free daily newspapers are on offer if you want to brush up on your French. Even better, the reception staff can lend you a laptop if you need to get online.
The trendy Marais district, full of cool cafés, bars, restaurants, and small galleries, is a 10-minute walk. Right on your doorstep you'll find the Musée des Arts et Métiers, with a collection dedicated to historic marvels of knowledge and engineering such as Foucault’s Pendulum.