The Best Boutique Hotels 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
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3 February 2021

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, handpicked for their unique features.

La Planque Hotel

La Planque combines Parisian elegance with all of 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.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Terrace
Smoke-free property

Panache

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.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Hotel Henriette Rive Gauche

A bohemian 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.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

Cour des Vosges

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.
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At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Express check-out
24-hour front desk
Smoke-free property

Le Grand Quartier

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.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Express check-out
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

HOY Paris

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.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Maison Souquet

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.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Bar/lounge

Hôtel Providence

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.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

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  • Hotel Des Grands Boulevards

    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.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Le Roch Hotel & Spa

    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.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Full-service spa
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette

    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.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Full-service spa
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Limo or Town Car service available
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Saint James Paris

    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.’
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    Full-service spa
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Vanessa Gainford contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on February 3, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.