The Best Boutique Hotels to Book in Paris

A majestic neoclassical facade meets eclectic elegance at this boutique hotel
A majestic neoclassical facade meets eclectic elegance at this boutique hotel | Courtesy of Saint James Paris / Expedia

Typically small and stylish with buckets full of charm, boutique hotels offer an experience that’s miles away from the standard chain offering. Here are the very best boutique hotels in Paris, France, handpicked for their unique features.

1. La Planque Hotel

Boutique Hotel

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Arguably the best boutique hotel in pairs, La Planque combines elegance with all the charm of a countryside family home. Comfort is the name of the game here, and you will find guests relaxing on the sofas in the lounge or on the outdoor patio, where you’ll be able to admire the view with a glass of wine. Just metres from the Avenue Parmentier, the hotel is well located especially if you want to experience authentic Paris life.

2. Panache

Boutique Hotel

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On the corner of Rue du Faubourg Montmartre and Rue Geoffroy-Marie, within the 9th arrondissement, the Panache Hotel goes above and beyond to make its guests comfortable, with an honesty bar next to the foyer, as well as a library and comfortable lounge, and a 24/7 reception. Within walking distance of Galeries Lafayette, the hotel is centrally located to explore Paris by foot. Rooms are filled with natural light and unique decor.

3. Hotel Henriette Rive Gauche

Boutique Hotel

A hotel room with a blue double bed and coffee table
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A luxury Paris boutique hotel in the Mouffetard district, Hotel Henriette Rive Gauche is cosy and intimate. There are 32 rooms, each individually designed and unique. In the summer enjoy breakfast on the patio and in winter enjoy breakfast in bed. The hotel has one aim, to make you feel at home, and it succeeds with flying colours – guests here will be sad to leave the warm surroundings, delicious food and friendly service. On a quiet cobblestone street, this tranquil hotel also has great travel connections to the city.

4. Cour des Vosges

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

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With just 12 rooms and suites, Cour des Vosges is one of the most truly unique hotels in Paris. Paying homage to its 17th-century history, the architecture and decor has all been carefully selected to create a modern experience anchored in its Parisian past. Owned by a family who are lovers of art, the hotel is adorned with sculptures, tapestries and ceramics. Make sure to visit the tea room, which offers light and gourmet meals, as well as a selection of sweet treats concocted by pastry chef Yann Brys, Meilleur Ouvrier de France.

5. Le Grand Quartier

Boutique Hotel

A hotel lobby with rustic couches and colourful wall art
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In the Saint-Martin district of the 10th arrondissement, Le Grand Quartier offers a vibrant atmosphere and a comfortable stay. With meeting rooms, shop and rooftop terrace on site, the hotel has everything you could need. For breakfast on the go, the cafe offers a Good Morning Bag, containing their delicious menu in a handy takeaway size.

6. HOY Paris

Boutique Hotel

A white hotel room with a double bed in the foreground; open doors reveal an en suite with a rustic sink
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With a peaceful atmosphere and a focus on a greener and healthier life, HOY Paris has wellness at its heart. Offering zero waste and natural options in their toiletries and utilities, the hotel also has reusable water bottles. Rooms all have an air purification system and through the use of Japanese binchotan charcoal you can mineralise tap water. Take part in a yoga class, or relax in a hammock in-between exploring Paris.

7. Maison Souquet

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

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Five-star Maison Souquet combines Arabian style and Napoleon III-style decor to create an eclectic mix of eras. The wood-panelled bar-library adorned with paintings is infused with a magical and enchanting aura; quite simply, it feels like walking into another world. Tucked away off the Rue de Bruxelles, just a stone’s throw from the famed Moulin Rouge, the venue combines its prime location with an emphasis on luxury. There’s velvet-lined furniture, huge mirrors and chandeliers in abundance; it’s the perfect setting for a romantic date.

8. Hôtel Providence

Boutique Hotel

A double bed in front of a wall, decorated with paintings of yellow leaves
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Every room in this sophisticated hotel in the 10th arrondissement is individually decorated, combining rich fabrics, distinctive patterns, and ornate vintage furniture. The comforts of 21st-century living – your very own iMac and custom-made cocktail bar – somehow fit seamlessly with the timeless Parisian charm. Though your sleeping quarters may have everything you need for the most amazing Parisian vacation, the Hôtel Providence also has a sumptuous lounge with a fireplace, a trendy restaurant and bar, and a terrace.

9. Hotel Des Grands Boulevards

Boutique Hotel

A hotel terrace with a red sofa overlooks the Paris skyline
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Of course, you don’t just have to stay in luxury 5-star palaces with Michelin-starred dining to have the most romantic weekend in Paris. Hotel Des Grands Boulevards is a perfect alternative for a smaller budget, while still providing elegance and sophistication. Decorated by renowned designer Dorothée Meilichzon, the hotel interiors mix decorative splendour – four-poster beds, glazed wardrobes and red marble counter-tops – with more pastoral designs, such as rustic coated walls and worn wooden furniture. Without the pressure of fine palatial surroundings, it’s probably the cosiest place on this list to spend a romantic getaway.

10. Le Roch Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotel, Hotel

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Le Roch Hotel & Spa is a gorgeous 37-room boutique hotel in the 1st arrondissement. The wellness centre is the highlight: its unique pool, made from black lava rock, is illuminated by natural light which floods the volcanic landscape with a surreal, heavenly feel. It only gets better with the hammam, fitness suite, and spa. The rest of the hotel, overseen by renowned designer Sarah Lavoine, doesn’t disappoint either. There’s a homely feel with open fireplaces and bookshelves, and a quirky love of craft felt in the bathrooms decorated with handmade clay tiles.

11. Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette

Boutique Hotel

Two black-and-white striped chairs next to a small table. A mirror and bookshelf are in the background
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Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette is located between Montparnasse and St-Germain-des-Prés, one of the most classically Parisian neighbourhoods, and takes its name from the celebrated 18th-century socialite Juliette Récamier. The bedrooms are adorned with antique prints in period frames, elegant furniture and references to literature, with the salvaged bergère chairs, repainted in vibrant pink colours.

12. Saint James Paris

Boutique Hotel

A grand dining room with chandeliers and tall windows. Tables with red chairs are all empty
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Paris has many ‘palaces’ — broadly referring to any five-star establishment — but only one official château. The Saint James deviates from expectations of antiquated design while embracing its elegant splendour. Built in 1892 on the site of the first aerodrome in Paris, its 300sqm private terrace has balloon-shaped pergolas to commemorate the French air balloon fleet. Inside, the previous Thiers Foundation study has been converted into a library-bar which still holds 12,000 volumes. Bambi Sloan’s eccentric interior designs complement neoclassical elegance with eye-catching pieces such as zebra mounts or the ‘Chandelier Chaos.’

Enjoy a great stay in the French capital with the guarantee of a gorgeous view by booking one of the best hotels with a balcony. For somewhere extra special, opt for one of the best luxury hotels in the city, bookable with Culture Trip. For a relaxing stay, check out our pick of the best spa hotels in Paris, France, bookable on Culture Trip.

Vanessa Gainford contributed additional reporting to this article.

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