Ratings based on 135 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Dunedin, Florida

Nice place, great location

Posted Dec 12, 2017
Clean, modern hotel, great staff, most important is the location, 2 minute walk to Metro, Bastille station. Safe area with so many restaurants, cafes, bars, markets
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 13, 2017 by Fabien, Hotel Management
Hello, Thank you for your good feedback and we're glad you did enjoy your original experience :)! We hope there will be a next time and why not in a totally different decor :)! Sincerely, Fabien
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York

Loved Every Minute of It

Posted Dec 3, 2017
A warm, friendly staff took excellent care of me from the moment I arrived until the moment I left. They were always hand to give me directions and explain bus and Metro routes to me. The room was fun and comfortable. The location is fantastic and very walkable. I will definitely stay there again on my next visit. Thank you for such a wonderful stay! xx
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 11, 2017 by Fabien, Hotel Management
Hello :)! Thank you so much for your wonderful and warm feedback :) It was our pleasure having you at the original and we're so glad you enjoyed as much! :) Till next time then! Sincerely, Fabien
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chicago

Close to everything!

Posted Nov 21, 2017
We stayed a week in the 3 bed room. Accommodations were exceptional. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms were pleasing. We loved the decor of the hotel overall, the honesty bar and the staff. Our only concern was the heat doesn't go above 25 Celsius and being from the west coast of the US my friends were freezing all week.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 27, 2017 by Fabien, Hotel Management
Hello!! :) Thank you so much for your awesome rating and feedback! It was our pleasure having you at the hotel and great that you did enjoy your Original adventure. Shame for the heating and we could possibly have provided portable extra devices to reach your expectations on that... We hope the return home did go well and a big Hello from all of us here! Sincerely, Fabien
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Halifax, NS

Great location and very helpful & friendly staff,

Posted Nov 21, 2017
Great neighborhood close to terrific shopping and restaurants. Really cute, comfortable, quiet room and excellent service from all of the staff. Highly recommended,
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 27, 2017 by Fabien, Hotel Management
Hello :) Thank you so much for this superb feedbakc! Short and to the point! We can onlu concurr and we surely hope there will be a next time :) Sincerely, Fabien
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Washington DC

Nice boutique hotel in great location

Posted Nov 19, 2017
Pros: Clean, unique room. Location.
Cons: Bathing situation. "Honor" bar, but staff seemed to always suspect you were trying to cheat the system.
Location: Right near the Marais. Metro right outside the front door.
We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Original. The location is amazing - the Bastille metro stop is literally right outside the hotel's front door and the Marias is only a couple of blocks away. The room was unique and very clean, the bed was huge, the breakfast was a great addition, and the staff were quite friendly and helpful. A couple of downsides - (1) The bathing situation is a bit difficult. No real shower in the room - there's a lovely bathtub, but setup doesn't really allow for showers; and (2) There's an "honor" bar, but the staff always seemed to think we were taking things without recording our names. It was a bit weird. Also, the hotel is on a busy road, but the windows do a good job of blocking out the noise. Overall, great hotel for the price and you can't beat the location.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 27, 2017 by Fabien, Hotel Management
Hello, Thank you for this great feedback and rating :)! Great that you did enjou your parisian stay and your original room and decor. Indded we are quite central so this is very convenient to explore paris. In regards to the bath, we have a few rooms with a bath tub open right in the middle of the room, one special feature of the Hotel. And we do have rooms with shower and separate tubs, for all likings as a matter of fact. We would have proposed you a different room should you have requested as we often do :) The Honesty bar is a great feature opened at all times, the staff comes around to ensure you do find all what is proposed and to be of help if needed but this point is well noted as it should not make one feel observed. Thank you and we hope there will be a next time in a different room and decor :) Sincerely, Fabien
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Philadelphia, PA

Close to Everything

Posted Nov 15, 2017
Pros: Very unique and cozy.
Cons: Some staff could be a little more patient with those of us who don't speak the language well and aren't familiar with the area.
Location: Great location with restaurants at every corner. Notre-Dame was a quick walk down the river and the Eiffel Tower was a short metro ride away.
I really enjoyed staying at this hotel, as it was very unique and also walkable to just about everything. Some of the staff were knowledgeable, but I found some didn't really have the time or patience to explain things to me, as I was American and didn't want to get lost (which I did many times). The room was gorgeous (enchanted room) and I loved having the claw foot tub in the room (I had shower curtains so no water got on the ground). The location was amazing and it was super helpful that the outside of the building lights up in purple when trying to find it at night. I felt very safe as whenever the doorman stepped away, the doors were locked (yet they were quick to open when I got back at night and had to knock).
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 6, 2017 by Fabien, Hotel Management
Hello, Thank you for your good rating and we were so glad having you at the Original :) Indeed very central and well lit up at night for sure :) Do please try to give me a bit more details in regards to the patince of some....as this one of our strong points and cannot be let alone as such. Awaiting for your personal message in that regards and we surely hope there will be a next time in our uncommon quirky universe :) Take good care in the meantime :) Sincerely, Fabien
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 3, 2017
Quirky, friendly hotel, close to Marais area and a fascinating bric a brac market right outside at the weekends
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 8, 2017 by Fabien, Hotel Management
Hello, Thank you for your good rating and we are glad you did enjoy our Original atmosphere as well as our location. Maybe there will be a next time in a different decor :) Sincerely, Fabien
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from DC

Central, accommodatin, relatively well priced

Posted Nov 1, 2017
Pros: location, decorations, staff
Cons: need softer beds, fans, more light
We stayed here twice (1 night each time) and thought the hotel was very cute and relatively unique. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. It is very well located, but unfortunately on an extremely busy road, which meant that it was very loud if you left your windows open or the room got very warm if you closed them- there was no a/c available while we there since it was October, but despite being October we were still too warm at night without a fan or a/c or open window. Per the usual Europe- the beds were extremely firm, but the queen was actually not two twin beds pulled together which was a nice perk. The first room we had had a huge clawfoot tub, but only a hand held shower which led to some challenges due to high water pressure and difficulties containing the spray, but they provided some extra towels and it was an adventure. It was also a bit dark with insufficient lighting, but cute. The second room we had was decorated the same, but had a small balcony over the street which was nice. VIP perks meant breakfast was included which was hot drinks, fresh bread and croissants, cheese, juice and some ham and scrambled eggs which you could serve yourself.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 8, 2017 by Fabien, Hotel Management
Hello, Thnak you for your feedback and especially for the details :) Great that overall you did enjoy your Original adventures :) In regards to the AC, yes we either have the Hotel all on warm or all on cold depending on the period....though we can lend extra cooling/heating portable devices for more accurate personal confort...shame as we could have done something about it. As for the noise outside, next time we will simply have to propose you a room on the back, just in case :) Take good care and we surely hope there will be a next time. Sincerely, Fabien
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Oregon

This hotel was as advertised.

Posted Oct 26, 2017
Pros: Location, comfort and helpful staff.
Cons: Fresh croissants with the morning breakfast. A trivial item, as there is an 'old fashioned' boulangerie just a half block away.
Location: Place Bastille, a 5 minute walk has a metro station. Cabs are easily flagged down on the Blvd Beaumarchais and for the walkers the location is great.
Situated on the very busy Boulevard Beaumarchais which is a river of traffic day and night, Nevertheless my room was on the top floor(6th) and in the back. It was very quiet. The room was very tiny but well appointed and the large modern bathroom was state-of-the-art. The central location near the Place Bastille meant easy walking trips, many adequate places to eat and it was easy to get a cab at any time. The optional breakfast was o.k. but you could do just as well in nearby bistros/restaurants which offered the "petite dejuener" At slightly lower cost, a trivial euro or three. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful at all hours.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 8, 2017 by Fabien, Hotel Management
Hello, Thank you so much for your great feedback and rating :) It was our pleasure having you and perfect if we were indeed up to our name adn...your expectations :) We surely hope there will be a next time! Sincerely, Fabien
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

wouldn't stay anywhere else!

Posted Oct 25, 2017
I loved this charming hotel near the Bastille. Such cute rooms, very friendly and professional staff, good breakfast with lovely croissants and warm and cold buffet choices. The room was quiet and the bed comfortable, lots of hot water in tub/shower, robes in each room. I'd recommend it to anyone and won't stay anywhere else next time I'm in Paris!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 8, 2017 by Fabien, Hotel Management
Hello, Thank you for your awesome comments and best rating! Great that you enjoyed it all at the Hotel and that the experience was Original indeed. You said it all and we cannot more concur :)! Till next time then. Sinceely, Fabien