While helping a friend determine the best hotel for his upcoming trip to Paris, I discovered a new gem – Hotel Pastel Paris. The boutique property earns an assortment of pleasant descriptions from serene and hospitable to edgy and comfortable. Most of all, visitors describe warm welcomes, a rather delightful mix of décor and an appealing array of breakfast choices.
Tucked away on rue Lauriston in the 16th arrondissement, the 3-star boutique hotel is close to Place de l’Etoile and the bustling Champs-Élysées. And before you head out to explore this vibrant area, you might choose to fortify yourself with the hotel’s generous ‘eco’ buffet. Imagine a spread of regional jams, fresh fruits, enticing pastry assortments, French cheeses (mais oui!), organic eggs and more.
Their unique room offerings range from a small 100-square-foot single room (for the traveler who mainly wants a comfortable bed and bath) to a Junior Suite of about 250 square feet. Either choice assures comfort, soft linens, marble and granite baths and complimentary tea- and coffee-making facilities.
In keeping with their principled, eco-friendly approach to hospitality; the hotel takes special effort to minimize their “footprint”, energy and water usage and sorting/recycling waste. In an age of maximized profits and minimized services, this hotel seems to have taken the time to figure out what will appeal to guests and what will be good for the world in which they live. Refreshing, isn’t it!