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Grand Hotel du Palais Royal Paris

  • Tuileries / 1st, Timeless, $$$$ $$$
  • 4 Rue de Valois
  • Paris, 75001
  • +33-1-42-96-15-35
  • Website | Reservations

Your maison away from home. Set in an 18th-century building partly designated as a historical monument, the 68-room boutique hotel is both spectacularly grand and intimate thanks to the recent renovations by noted French interiors guru Pierre-Yves Rochon. The concierge team will work tirelessly to secure otherwise impossible reservations.

Read more on Fathom: Le Grand Hotel: A Contemporary Palace In Paris

Grand Pigalle

  • Pigalle / 9th, Trendy, $$$$ $$
  • 29 Rue Victor Masse
  • Paris, 75009
  • +33-1-85-73-12-00
  • Website | Reservations

The first hotel from the team behind the Experimental Cocktail Club bars (look down as you're climbing up the gorgeous spiral staircase for custom martini-inspired patterns) is filled with mid-century modern furnishings (brass lamps, geometric wallpapers) and boho vibes. Of the 37 rooms, opt for the 05 line for Montmartre views.

Hotel Bachaumont

  • Marais / 2nd, Trendy, $$$$ $$
  • 18 Rue Bachaumont
  • Paris, 75002
  • +33-1-81-66-47-00
  • Website | Reservations

Young, trendy types are flocking to the newish Art Deco-inspired hotel for its chic rooms, skylit restaurant run by the Experimental Cocktail Club, and proximity to David Lynch's Silencio. Interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon brings her signature patterns to the 49 rooms in the form of oversized fabric headboards and geometric tiles under luxurious clawfoot tubs.

Hotel Costes

  • Saint Honoré / 1st, Timeless, $$$$ $$$$
  • 239-241 Rue Saint-Honoré
  • Paris, 75001
  • +33-1-42-44-50-00
  • Website

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.

Hotel de Nice

  • Marais / 4th, Cozy, $$$$ $
  • 42 bis Rue de Rivoli
  • Paris, 75004
  • +33-1-42-78-55-29
  • Website

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.

Hotel Jules et Jim

  • Marais / 3rd, Cozy, $$$$ $$$
  • 11 Rue des Gravilliers
  • Paris, 75003
  • +33-1-44-54-13-13
  • Website | Reservations

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.

Hotel Keppler

  • Étoile / 16th, Modern, $$$$ $$
  • 10 Rue Kepler
  • Paris, 75116
  • +33-1-47-20-65-05
  • Website | Reservations

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.

Hotel Odéon

  • St. Germain / 6th, Cozy, $$$$ $
  • 3 Rue de l’Odéon
  • Paris, 75006
  • +33-1-43-25-90-67
  • Website

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.

Read more on Fathom: Latin Quarter on a Dime

Hotel Particulier

  • Montmartre / 18th, Timeless, $$$$ $$$$
  • Pavillon D, 23 Ave. Junot
  • Paris, 75018
  • +33-1-53-41-81-40
  • Website

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.

Hotel Sezz

  • Trocadéro / 16th, Modern, $$$$ $$$
  • 6 Ave. Fremiet
  • Paris, 75116
  • +33-1-56-75-26-26
  • Website | Reservations

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.

Hôtel Amour

  • Pigalle / 9th, Trendy, $$$$ $$
  • 8 Rue Navarin
  • Paris, 75009
  • +33-1-48-78-31-80
  • Website

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. L'Hotel Grand Amour in the 10th is André's newest project and just as edgy.

Hôtel du Bourg Tibourg

  • Marais / 4th, Cozy, $$$$ $$$
  • 19 Rue du Bourg-Tibourg
  • Paris, 75004
  • +33-1-42-78-47-39
  • Website

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.

Hôtel du Petit Moulin

  • Marais / 3rd, Modern, $$$$ $$
  • 29–31 Rue de Poitou
  • Paris, 75003
  • +33-1-42-74-10-10
  • Website | Reservations

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.

Hôtel Duc de Saint Simon

  • St. Germain / 7th, Timeless, $$$$ $$
  • 14 Rue de Saint Simon
  • Paris, 75007
  • +33-1-44-39-2020
  • Website

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.

Read more on Fathom: Love Letter to le Duc

Hôtel Paradis

  • Canal St. Martin / 10th, Trendy, $$$$ $
  • 41 Rue des Petites-Écuries
  • Paris, 75010
  • +33-1-45-23-08-22
  • Website | Reservations

The incredibly reasonably priced hotel (from €135) is stylish, fun, and in a great location in the cool 10th near Opera Garnier, Montmartre, and Gare du Nord. An alternative is its equally cool sister hotel, Panache.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée

  • Champs Elysées / 8th, Timeless, $$$$ $$$$
  • 25 Ave. Montaigne
  • Paris, 75008
  • +33-1-53-67-66-67
  • Website | Reservations

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.

Read more on Fathom: Love Letter to the Plaza Athénée

Hôtel Providence

  • Canal St. Martin / 10th, Trendy, $$$$ $$
  • 90 Rue René Boulanger
  • Paris, 75010
  • +33-1-46-34-34-04
  • Website | Reservations

Built in 1854 and recently refreshed by Parisian architect Philippe Medioni with marble mosaics and vintage accents, the cozy 18-room upper Marais hotel along Canal Saint Martin is a great base for discovering the up-and-coming 10th arrondissement and galleries in nearby Beaubourg. The lobby fireplace is especially inviting in cold months.


  • St. Germain / 6th, Cozy, $$$$ $$$
  • 13 Rue des Beaux Arts
  • Paris, 75006
  • +33-1-44-41-99-00
  • Website | Reservations

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.

Read more on Fathom: L'Ultimate Hotel

La Belle Juliette

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.

La Reserve

  • Madeleine / 8th, Timeless, $$$$ $$$$
  • 42 Ave. Gabriel
  • Paris, 75008
  • +33-1-58-36-60-60
  • Website | Email

The ultra-luxe boutique hotel is one of the finest in Paris. It's intimate and grand, with velvet-rich lounges, light-filled suites, surrounding gardens, and a basement wellness center with a gym (well equipped), a spa (great treatments), a hamam (so relaxing) and a pool (a rarity in the City of Lights). Michelin-starred restaurant Le Gabriel is an intimate Belle Époque experience where exquisitely courses have a slight Japanese accent, and the chocolate souffle is killer. The challenge here will be leaving the hotel to explore the neighboring Grand Palais and the culture at your doorstep.

Le Bellechasse

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 St. Germain.

Le General Hotel

Hip boutique hotel designed by Parisian architect Jean-Philippe Nuel at a surprisingly affordable price. Great for people with more style than money.

Le Meurice

One of the city's grandest and most exquisite hotels in an outstanding location overlooking Jardins des Tuileries and close to the Louvre and rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Chef Alain Ducasse runs the two-Michelin star restaurant in a drop-dead gorgeous room; Phillipe Starck designed the renovated lobby and the more casual Restaurant Le Dalí.

Read More on Fathom: Love Letter to Le Meurice

Le Pavillon des Lettres

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.

Le Relais Saint-Jacques

  • Quartier Latin / 5th, Timeless, $$$$ $$
  • 3 Rue de l'Abbé de l'Epée
  • Paris, 75005
  • +33-1-53-73-26-00
  • Website | Email | Review

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.

Les Bains Paris

The former notorious nightclub has been transformed into a well-designed, art-filled hotel complex. The spacious rooms have modern, elegant decor with delightful touches like marble headboards, vintage books, gorgeous stationery, and deep bathtubs (of course). The restaurant is notable (brunch is a favorite), the bar has an elaborate cocktail program, the boutique across the street stocks designer pieces for women and men custom-made for the hotel. There's an indoor swimming pool in the basement, which is also home to, yes, the Les Bains nightclub.

Relais Christine

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. 

Ritz Paris

  • Place Vendôme / 1st, Timeless, $$$$ $$$$
  • 15 Place Vendôme
  • Paris, 75001
  • +33-1-43-16-30-30
  • Website | Review

It's back! And as decadent, lavish, and opulent as ever after a thorough top-to-bottom refurbishment. It's all still there: the restaurants, the ourdoor terraces, the bars (yes, of course, Bar Hemingway), the white-glove service, and the largest indoor pool in Paris. Prestige Suites evoke the guests who used to live there, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Coco Chanel. What a classic.

Saint James Paris

  • Étoile / 16th, Timeless, $$$$ $$$
  • 43 Ave. Bugeaud
  • Paris, 75116
  • +33-1-44-05-81-81
  • Website | Reservations

An elegant château near Arc de Triomphe on the site of the first hot-air balloon airfield. A rare find with spacious rooms and a large private garden. The English-style Saint James Club on site draws a dapper crowd.

Read more on Fathom: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie: A Country Chateau in the Heart of Paris

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