Paris is always a good idea.
- Audrey Hepburn
One of the grand Parisian hotels, where attention is paid to every detail down to designer flower arrangements. It's a Four Seasons, guaranteeing excellent service for business and leisure travelers. The Honeymoon Suite has epic views of the Eiffel Tower.
Don't call it a budget hotel, though prices are that low. Call it high-concept; bright, bold, and modern; and totally eco. Rooms are tiny and best for travelers who value design and price over comfort.
This exclusinve address off Place Vendôme has been scribbled into little black books since its opening nearly two decades ago. Fashion fills the atrium after late-afternoon lunch, and is always in the air at Iunx, the perfumerie and flower shop next door. People-watching should be listed as an amenity.
Small, family-run hotel on lively Rue de Rivoli with a B&B vibe, kitschy decor, and a buzzing café scene. Request room 25 for its view over the square du Bourg-Tibourg.
Save for charm, which it has in spades, this boutique design hotel's motto may very well be everything in moderation: With 23 rooms (including a few sweet houses across the gravel courtyard), it's known for delivering style, coziness, and mid-range rates.
Contemporary, small boutique hotel on a quiet street steps from the Champs Elysées. Affordably priced, but not without amenities like a sauna and steam room.
Like being a houseguest in an old French manor. It’s all beams, plaster, and sloping staircase. There are few amenities and the rooms aren’t enormous, but they are cozy, comfortable, and pristine.
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Do it for the art. Hidden high on the hill is a townhouse-style inn fueled by creative spirit and high thread-count sheets. Spacious suites have been designed by different artists; the private garden is by the same landscaper as the Tuilieries. beauty is everywhere.
A guarded secret amongst those in the know. This hotel is a triple threat: a prime location just off Boulevard Saint Germain, a soothing ambience, and affordable prices. Flemish-style interiors and a notably kind staff are just icing on the cake.
A former Best Western that underwent a massive overhaul and reinvented itself as a sleek design hotel. Luxurious details make it a standout: The fab Veuve Clicquot Champagne bar doubles as a breakfast room; every guest is assigned a personal assistant for the duration of their stay.
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Artsy hotel created by nightlife impresario André (of nightclub Le Baron). Outrageous décor includes lime green walls, purple-tiled bathrooms, and a Terry Richardson photo of a male couple in crotchless Batman and Robin costumes. This hotel is not for the faint of heart.
Popular with the fashion set for its ornate and over-the-top Orientalist style, the small, 30-room hotel in the Marias is part of the Costes empire and was designed by Jacques Garcia. The rooms are not spacious, but they are devastatingly chic.
An ecletic boutique hotel designed by Christian Lacroix located in trendy Upper Marais in what used to be the oldest bakery in Paris. Just one of the charming touches: The reception desk is the former bakery shop counter.
A beautiful, old-fashioned hotel tucked away on the tiny street near St. Germain and entered through a little garden area. Most Parisians don't know this place. Big bedrooms, exquisite linens, modern bathrooms, reliable Wi-Fi, reasonable rates.
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The grand old hotel with modern style, where the large rooms are either Louis XVI elegant or Art Deco glamorous. Convienent to Champs-Elysées shopping, the hotel is also a destination for its three-Michelin-star restaurant, Alain Ducasse; for the scene at the avant-garde Patrick Jouin-designed Le Bar; for the lovely central courtyard; and for Dior Institut spa.
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Glamorous, decadent, and loaded with atmosphere, we love it for its tucked-away location, its illustrious history (Oscar Wilde died here), the underground hammam pool, and the kind staff.
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Boutique hotel created by French designer Anne Gelbard as a tribute to Juliette Récamier, a celebrated 19th-century Parisian beauty. Amenties include in-room iMacs, free WiFi, and a notable spa.
Christian Lacroix-designed 34-room boutique hotel with a theater set and tarot-inspired decor. The small rooms are best suited for solo travelers and rates are extremely reasonable given the style and convenient location near Saint-Germain.
Hip boutique hotel designed by Parisian architect Jean-Philippe Nuel at a surprisingly affordable price. Great for people with more style than money.
One of the city's grandest hotels in an outstanding location overlooking Jardins des Tuileries and close to the Louvre and rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Chef Yannick Alléno runs the exquisite three-Michelin star restaurant; Phillipe Starck designed the renovated lobby. The rooms are exquisite, elegant, tasteful, and glamorous.
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A boutique literary hotel with 26 rooms named for notable authors. Located off Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré near Palais de l'Elysée, and thus a prime location for luxury shopping. Quiet, discreet, and charming, it's the sister hotel to the beloved Pavillon de la Reine in the Marais.
Small, traditional hotel filled with antiques on a scenic, tree-lined street. Extremely well priced, especially considering amenities like free WiFi and the central location.
Modern, sleek, and so hip it hurts. The name derives from the Venetian glass and chandeliers found throughout the white-on-white space. High-tech gadgetry abounds, and the restaurant is a scene. If you need a break from it all, the spa has a pool and a hammam.
Most grand hotels in Paris are opulent and showy; the Park Hyatt is discreet and understated. The palette mixes blacks and neutrals in a modern style. Amenities and service will appeal to business travelers; the gym is small but well equipped.
Cozy up to history at this chateau-style hotel. By day, pad around the square of the Place des Vosges and take in the 17th-century backdrop. After dark, drink champagne on the cobblestone patio before settling into a four-poster bed and calling it a night.
A charming and intimate little hotel in a former private home. It's notable for the perfect Ming Suite, the striking Louis Vuitton elevator, an elegant Champagne bar, and a charming door man in top hat and tails.
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A 13th-century abbey converted into a 51-room boutique hotel in the Latin Quarter. The rooms are a mix of classic and modern Parisian styles. The private back garden transports you to the French countryside; the gym and Carita spa located under the old vaulted ceiling evoke medieval times.
An elegant château located near Arc de Triomphe on the site of the first hot-air balloon airfield. A rare find with spacious rooms and large private garden. The English-style Saint James Club on-site draws a dapper crowd.