Each time we stay in Paris, I think we can’t possibly surpass the prior accommodations, yet each time we do. The Hotel Powers in the 8eme was one of the top recommendations from the travel agent we worked with, and even though I’d been thinking about staying someplace in St. Germain, this hotel seemed to have that blend of smallish size, charm and conveniences we were looking for.
When we checked in, the desk clerk said, “oh, you have the best room in the hotel,” and turns out he wasn’t kidding.
Not only was the room itself absolutely stunning, but there was a terrace with a view…
I didn’t get a good picture of the bathroom, but it was also roomy and well-appointed.
Breakfast each morning was served in this lovely room…
and was splendid. One of my favorite things about breakfasts in France is the wonderful fresh yogurt.
The basket of fresh pastries was pretty impressive too. We’d already enjoyed a couple of selections before this picture was taken. It’s a good thing we did a lot of walking!
Did I mention the hotel is right above La Maison du Chocolat? This lovely box of chocolates was waiting for us upon arrival.
We never tire of seeing “La Tour” lit up at night.
Hotel Powers is conveniently located near Metro stops for the 1 and 9 lines, and is walking distance to most of central Paris, if you’d rather stroll and enjoy the scenery. The cafe you see across the street in the top picture is actually quite good, and one of our favorites for traditional bistro fare, Chez André is just a couple of blocks away. The concierge was very helpful with dinner reservations and directions.
We would definitely stay here again!