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Moxy Paris Bastille

Affordably priced and near the young and lively Bastille neighborhood.
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Key Details

Rating: 4.1

Starting Rates: $218.00

Phone: +33 1 43 38 58 08

Official Website: Hotel Website

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Description

Location

Address: 32-34 Rue Saint Sabin

Location and First Impressions

The Moxy Paris Bastille is on the Right Bank of the Seine River between Paris’s most famous neighborhoods — the Marais and the Bastille — and less than 100 yards from the Metro. The historic Hotel de Ville (city hall) is visible from many rooms. A nearby market on Thursdays attracts a diverse mix.

The hotel is a stylish, sleek, and playful hotel that is part of the Marriott brand of hotels. My first impression is its trendy glass doors and pelican statue in the window.

I also noticed the hip on the first floor. I also quickly noticed the many areas where guests can socialize and have fun, including the courtyard, bar, and game room.

The Check-in Experience

The check-in process is friendly and efficient. Guests can check in via the mobile app, which is low-contact and streamlined. Guests also can check in with a staff member. Check-in takes place at the bar, a unique experience that fits with the playfulness of the Moxy brand. The front desk was welcoming and ensured our bearings were straight about the surrounding area.

“The guest service agent that checked me in was super nice! When you check-in, you get a free welcome drink,” says one customer. Another customer refers to the young, dynamic staff that made the process enjoyable. One customer, however, complained that the team ignored her request for a quiet room until she asked a second time.

Room Options

The guest rooms are small and functional, which is characteristic of many hotels in Paris and throughout European cities. Foldable shelves and hooks take the place of a closet and dresser.

One customer described the room as “minimalist. When I say minimalist, you have a room slightly larger than the bed, a wall-mounted TV, and one chair.” Some customers complained that the air conditioning wasn’t cool, just cooler than outside. Some customers said the hot water ran out quickly.

The hotel offers several sizes and styles of rooms.

  • Moxy Sleeper, a 215-square-foot room that comes with either one queen-sized bed or two twins
  • Moxy Sleeper with a balcony, a 204-square-foot room with a queen-sized bed, terrace or balcony, and a sitting area.
  • Moxy Sleeper Triple, a 280-square-foot room with a queen-sized bed and a sofa bed.
  • Moxyfied Family Sleeper, a 323-square-foot room with a queen-sized bed and a sofa bed.

All the rooms offer flat-screened LED TVs and free WiFi. Many of the room types are accessible for disabled guests. Here are some of the key features of the rooms:

  • Stylish design with functional space
  • High-thread count bedding and bath amenities
  • 49-inch flat screen TV with full HD and high-quality sound system
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi with screencasting
  • Built-in USB ports
  • Motion activated LED guidelight and backlighted glass panels
  • Full-height art image
  • Comfortable leather lounge chair

Property Amenities and Facilities

The Moxy Paris Bastille is a basic hotel. Its amenities include social spaces like a bar and restaurant and a courtyard. Some customers complain that smokers spend their time in the courtyard, making it unsuitable for non-smokers.

Private parking is available for an additional fee. The hotel also claims to be sustainable with its laundry practices and environmentally friendly cleaning products.

Dining and Cuisine

The Bar Moxy is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every day. Dining experiences are generally good. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet in the bar area for a quick bite before heading out for the day. The breakfast bar was nothing special compared to other traditional French breakfasts I’ve had at other hotels.

Other hotel guests say, “The breakfast is great with fresh bread, pastry and fruit, hot dishes, and many choices. “Another customer did not like the food and suggested trying one of the many nearby restaurants. One customer claimed that the bar closed too early.

Unique Selling Points

The Moxy Paris Bastille Hotel is not just a place to stay; it’s a unique experience that captures the essence of the city of love, Paris. The hotel’s charm lies in its ability to provide top-notch service and a memorable stay without breaking the bank.

Located in the heart of the city, the Moxy Paris Bastille Hotel allows guests to experience the true spirit of Paris. The hotel is just a short walk from the historic Bastille area, filled with quaint shops, charming cafes, and iconic attractions like the Place de la Bastille.

This makes it an excellent base for sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Exploring the city becomes a breeze as major transport links are nearby.

Despite its prime location, Moxy Paris Bastille is surprisingly affordable. It goes above and beyond to ensure guests get the best value for their money. The rooms are stylishly decorated and equipped with all the essentials for a comfortable stay. Every detail is designed for the guest’s comfort, from free WiFi to plush bedding.

Surrounding Area

July Column at Place de la Bastille, Paris, in sunlight with autumn foliage and pedestrians.
Kyle Kroeger / ViaTravelers

The Moxy Paris Bastille Hotel is nestled in an area steeped in history and vibrancy, presenting a rich tapestry of experiences right at your doorstep. The Bastille area is equally compelling and offers its unique allure. A metro station is located nearby so it’s easy to get to other areas of the Paris city center.

At its heart stands the Bastille monument, a towering symbol of French resilience commemorating the 14th-century fortress. This neighborhood is also renowned for its lively nightlife, hosting an array of trendy bars and cafés where you can unwind after a long day of exploring.

Also, the Moxy Paris Bastille Hotel is within walking distance of the historic Marais district, which the hotel is privileged to be a part of. The Marais is more than just a neighborhood; it’s a delightful blend of chic modernity and timeless history.

As you stroll through its cobbled lanes, you’ll discover the Place des Vosges, the city’s oldest square with undeniable charm. The square’s harmonious architecture and serene gardens make it a must-visit spot for any traveler.

But the Marais isn’t just about historical allure. It also serves as a hub for arts in the city. The district teems with art museums and galleries, such as the Picasso Museum and the Musée Carnavalet, which showcase various artistic expressions from different periods and styles. With such a rich cultural offering, the Marais will inspire and captivate every art enthusiast.

Adding to the appeal of this district is its bustling shopping scene. The Marais is lined with a variety of shops, ranging from high-end boutiques to eclectic vintage stores.

Comparison to Other Nearby Accommodation

HotelAvg. Nightly RateStar RatingGuest RatingLocationKey Features
Moxy Paris Bastille$1603-star4/5 (Tripadvisor)Bastille/MaraisPlayful design, bar, 24/7 food
Ibis Paris Bastille Opera$1503-star4/5 (Tripadvisor)BastilleModern rooms, breakfast available
Hôtel Signature St Germain des Prés$1703-star4.5/5 (Tripadvisor)St-Germain-des-PrésBoutique hotel, stylish decor
Holiday Inn Paris Gare Montparnasse$1804-star4/5 (Tripadvisor)MontparnasseModern amenities, on-site restaurant
Hôtel Le Relais Saint Honoré$1903-star4.5/5 (Tripadvisor)OperaBoutique, charming Parisian style

Is the Moxy Paris Bastille Worth the Price?

Most people feel the hotel is a good value, primarily because of its location. Following our stay, we generally agreed on value, but it left us short on key considerations such as room experience and property amenities.

Many customers noted the complementary welcome drink that greeted them on arrival and the “sweets on the pillow.” On the other hand, the rooms are small. Most people had to put their suitcases under the bed. The hot water supply is irregular, as well.

A family with small children stayed 14 days there and said, “Nice location, good value for money, very clean.” A solo traveler said, “It’s my second time in this hotel, and I’ll stay here again.”

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