Paris Hotel Crush: The Hotel du Nord

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We've got a crush on the Hotel du Nord, just north of Republique.
We've got a crush on the Hotel du Nord, just north of Republique.

When in Paris last month, we happened upon the Hotel du Nord, a small one-star hotel tucked away on the tiny rue Albert Thomas, just north of Republique. With a style that charms and rates that will woo a Cheapo (€71-84 a night for a double with private bath), this is one hotel worthy of a crush.

The Hotel du Nord is an enchanting sight from the street, with vines covering the exterior and flower boxes in most windows. Note the bikes: They’re free to use for all guests.

The lobby seems posed for a photo-shoot, with antique tchotchkes, low lights and framed prints. Oh, and an adorable pooch named Pluto who orbits around the reception desk.

Upstairs, the hotel’s 24 rooms have a bright and bold style, and the amenities you’d expect: flat-screen TV, telephone and free Wi-Fi. The only potential downside? The reception closes before midnight, although guests are free to come and go as they please.

To read more (and see more photos), check out our review of the Hotel du Nord. Read more advice on where to stay and see some of our favorite affordable Paris hotels.

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Tom Meyers

About the author: Tom Meyers created and launched EuroCheapo from his Berlin apartment in 2001. He returned to New York in 2002, set up office, and has led the EuroCheapo team from the Big Apple ever since. He travels to Europe several times a year to update EuroCheapo's hotel reviews. Tom is also a co-host of the New York City history podcast, The Bowery Boys. Email Tom. [Find Tom on Google Plus]

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2 thoughts on “Paris Hotel Crush: The Hotel du Nord”

  1. I remember my first solo trip to Paris, when a one-star hotel near République set me back about 100 FF. Man, I’m getting old. On the other hand, this place looks a lot nicer than where I stayed.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Curt. When was this first trip? 100 FF would be about 20 euros, today, right? (I suppose it depends on when you took the trip.) I think I paid about that amount, too, in 1990 near the Bastille. And it was expensive for me!

      It’s worth noting that there are still hostels today in Paris with bunks for about the same amount!


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