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CitizenM Paris Opéra

Workspace and elevators in the CitizenM Paris Opéra hotel lobby

CitizenM Paris Opéra

A Favorite for an Affordable Stay Near Opéra

18 Rue du Croissant, 75002 Paris

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A seasoned CitizenM habituée (having stayed at the Gare de Lyon, Charles de Gaulle, and Champs-Elysées outposts several times in the past), I was rather excited at the news that a brand new hotel belonging to the Dutch chain opened in a very attractive location.

CitizenM Opéra made its debut in 2023, on Rue du Croissant, in the 2nd Arrondissement. Booking a room there was a no-brainer.

After all, the CitizenM magic formula is something I can wholeheartedly endorse: an XL king-size bed, guaranteed to banish jet lag with its cloud-like comfort; a power shower, complete with fluffy towels and perfectly scented toiletries; the playful mood lighting, orchestrated by a handy tablet that controls not just lights but also blinds, TV, and room temperature.

Large bed and view from Paris hotel room

And under that massive bed, there’s a well-thought, very spacious drawer under the bed, to store suitcases, Parisian souvenirs, or that new pair of Louboutins you’re thinking of purchasing.

The rooms are the same compact design you’ll encounter in every CitizenM around the globe. There is just enough space for the kind of traveler who, after a good night’s sleep, is out all day to explore the city. Two travelers, at the most — and they better like each other, because there is a lot of intimacy in the small space, what with the pod bathroom inside the bedroom and all.

But the windows are large and the view is lovely. Plus the location couldn’t be better and the price is right. 

If you get hungry, CanteenM offers 24/7 food and drinks. Breakfast is served between 6am and 11am. I prefer walking over to one of the many picturesque cafés in the area but if you would rather stay in, you’ll have plenty of breakfast items to choose from.

Bright, modern hotel lobby in Paris's 2nd Arrondissement

The hotel’s living room is stylish and comfortable, and it is a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of nearby Rue Montmartre. Try one of the signature cocktails, they are truly delectable. I am partial to the passion fruit & sereh sour, which is a mixology work of art, complete with a slice of fresh passion fruit lying on top of the foamy concoction.  

Passionfruit drink at CitizenM Hotel bar

The only thing missing at this location is a CloudM, the rooftop bar present at many other locations (check out our review of CloudM at Gare de Lyon if you haven’t already).

This is a comfortable and hip hotel that offers good value for money and easy access to everything the 2nd Arrondissement has to offer. You’ll be a short walking distance from Opéra Garnier, the fabulous gardens of Palais-Royal, and the Louvre Museum.

The Bourse metro stop is mere steps away, as are many nice restaurants (including Brasserie Vaudeville, which comes with the Urbansider stamp of approval).

CitizenM Opéra captures the essence of a classic Parisian stay: chic, convenient, and the perfect launchpad for exploring the City of Lights.

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18 Rue du Croissant, 75002 Paris

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