Intimate and alluring, boutique hotels are part of the fabric of Paris. It's the personal service and the attention to detail that set boutique hotels apart from the larger corporate accommodations. If you're like us, when you think of Paris you think of settling into a charming hotel — filled with French details that will make you happy simply to be here.
1. Hotel Monge… Our favorite hotel in Paris
2. Hotel des Grand Hommes… Location = perfection!
3. Hotel Les Dames du Panthéon… The charming companion to les hommes
4. Hotel d'Aubusson… Paris Insiders Guide readers' favorite
For more than a century famous writers congregated in Saint-Germain-des-Prés quartier of Paris. You, too, can find your temporary home at one of these perfectly-located Left Bank hotel, feeling as if you're part of the life of the city. The shopping in the district is fun and attraction; it's where you find everyone's favorite department store, Le Bon Marché. You're close to the Eiffel Tower, Musée d'Orsay and, of course, Boulevard Saint Germain.
Trendy, upbeat and centrally located, some of the most pleasing (can we say "charming" once again?) hotels in Paris are found in the picturesque Latin Quarter. Named for the Latin-speaking scholars who once inhabited the quartier, all in all it's one of our favorite places to be in the city — close to so many attractions — like the Pantheon, Jardin du Luxembourg and Notre Dame Cathedral, just across the river.
Everybody's favorite neighborhood, the Marais is also where some of our preferred boutique hotels are located. From a hotel inspired by the life and work of writer Marcel Proust, to an homage to Josephine Bonaparte, here are our picks of the five best hotels in the Marais.
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Montmartre still manages to retain its hilltop village ambiance from 150 years ago when it was incorporated into Paris. The quartier is distinct from the rest of Paris, if just for the magnificent views. It's a lively neighborhood full of boulangeries and restaurants, and it's a good place to settle in for your stay. Let's make a virtual visit to the ten best hotels in Montmartre and discover why we've singled them out.
We adore a sense of design in Paris hotels. It makes us feel we're doing something extra-special for ourselves. So, we've spent some time scouting out the best Paris design hotels, chosen for quality, decor, and value. There are even a coupole of absolutely fabulous hotels designed by Christian Lacroix!
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Champagne, roses, cozy nooks — romantic hotels are a beautiful way to experience Paris. You are in the City of Romance after all. So, whether you're in Paris to find romance, to rekindle romance, or simply to enjoy the feeling of the romance of the city, these appealing hotels are waiting for you. It's just what you imagined Paris would feel like.
Here's that word again, "charming"! But, that seems to be the best way to describe these lovely hotels. This group of… charming hotels are filled with French décor, inviting color, tasteful furnishings, and romantic touches to make your visit memorable. Discover some of the city's delightful hotel secrets.
In Paris, hotel rooms are smaller than you may be used to, even at many luxury hotels. Boutique hotels are "intimate" (another way of saying small) — but what they lack in space, they make up in charm and style. Don't be surprised if your hotel elevator is the size of a closet with barely enough room for one person and a suitcase. Remember, Paris is an old city with old buildings, and elevators were an afterthought, fit into whatever space could be found.
Many times the breakfast room will be found in the cellar of the hotel, but hotels breakfasts can be expensive. Save money and get a better Parisian experience by heading to a local boulangerie or café for a more satisfying petit déjeuner (breakfast) of coffee and croissant or other freshly baked pastries.
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Perfectly located in the center of things, the Hotel Thérèse's neighbors include the Palais Royal, the Louvre, Palais Garnier and the Tuileries Garden — all between a 4- and 10-minute walk away. The Thérèse is one of the lovelier boutique hotels of Paris, with touches from the past mixed with modern amenities.
Loved by travelers and reviewers, Hotel Muguet is in a great location next to Les Invalides in the 7th and is particularly famed for its superb service. Behind the pink-painted brick exterior of this recently renovated hotel are forty-five calm and comfortable rooms.
Hotel Brighton is also in the heart of the city, directly across the street from the gorgeous Jardin des Tuileries, close to the Louvre and all the central Paris sights. As you might expect with a location like that, the views from the rooms facing the garden are simply stunning. The Brighton was one of the very first hotels in Paris and, since its renovation a few years ago, it's charming, modern, and convenient.
This boutique hotel is found in the highly desirable neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, within sight of the church of the same name. After a renovation a few years ago the Madison was upgraded to a 4-star rating. The 52 traditional, elegant rooms each have their own individual ambiance and décor.
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