Fathom Favorites : Paris Hotels

1. Grand Hotel du Palais Royal Paris

Grand Hotel du Palais Royal Paris

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.


4 Rue de Valois
Paris, 75001

2. Hôtel Providence

Hôtel Providence

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.

90 Rue René Boulanger
Paris, 75010

3. Hotel Bachaumont

Hotel Bachaumont

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.

18 Rue Bachaumont
Paris, 75002

4. Grand Pigalle

Grand Pigalle

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.


29 Rue Victor Masse
Paris, 75009

5. La Reserve

La Reserve

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.


42 Ave. Gabriel
Paris, 75008

6. Hôtel Paradis

Hôtel Paradis

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.

41 Rue des Petites-Écuries
Paris, 75010

7. Les Bains Paris

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.

7 Rue du Bourg l'Abbé
Paris, 75003

8. Hotel Particulier

Hotel Particulier

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.

Pavillon D, 23 Ave. Junot
Paris, 75018

9. Hotel Jules et Jim

Hotel Jules et Jim

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.

11 Rue des Gravilliers
Paris, 75003

10. Hotel Costes

Hotel Costes

This exclusive 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.

239-241 Rue Saint-Honoré
Paris, 75001

11. Hôtel Duc de Saint Simon

Hôtel Duc de Saint Simon

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.


14 Rue de Saint Simon
Paris, 75007

12. Le General Hotel

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.

5/7 Rue Rampon
Paris, 75011

13. Hotel de Nice

Hotel de Nice

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.

42 bis Rue de Rivoli
Paris, 75004

14. Hôtel du Petit Moulin

Hôtel du Petit Moulin

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.

29–31 Rue de Poitou
Paris, 75003

15. Hôtel Amour

Hôtel Amour

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.

8 Rue Navarin
Paris, 75009

16. La Belle Juliette

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.

92 Rue du Cherche Midi
Paris, 75006

17. Saint James Paris

Saint James Paris

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.


43 Ave. Bugeaud
Paris, 75116

18. Relais Christine

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. 

3 Rue Christine
Paris, 75006

19. Le Bellechasse

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.

8 Rue de Bellechasse
Paris, 75007

20. Le Relais Saint-Jacques

Le Relais Saint-Jacques

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.

3 Rue de l'Abbé de l'Epée
Paris, 75005

21. Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris

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.

15 Pl. Vendôme
Paris, 75001

22. Le Pavillon des Lettres

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.

12 Rue des Saussaies
Paris, 75008

23. Hotel Keppler

Hotel Keppler

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.

10 Rue Kepler
Paris, 75116

24. Hotel Odéon

Hotel Odéon

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.


3 Rue de l’Odéon
Paris, 75006

25. L'Hôtel


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.

13 Rue des Beaux Arts
Paris, 75006

26. Hôtel du Bourg Tibourg

Hôtel du Bourg Tibourg

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.

19 Rue du Bourg-Tibourg
Paris, 75004

27. Le Meurice

Le Meurice

Chef Yannick Alleno earned three Michelin stars for his classic and sumptuous cuisine. A long and decadent four-hour lunch at Le Meurice is one of the singular pleasures of Paris. Make it your meal of the day; dinner will bowl of soup at Deux Magots.


228 Rue de Rivoli
Paris, 75001

28. Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Hôtel Plaza Athénée

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.


25 Ave. Montaigne
Paris 75008