Here are the best boutique hotels in Paris! If you’re wondering where to stay in Paris, here is my selection of the best boutique hotels in Paris. I’m French and I used to live in Paris on the Ile-Saint-Louis in the 4th arrondissement before moving to Amsterdam for a job opportunity. I love to come back to Paris whenever I can. And each time, I always have amazing stays in beautiful boutique hotels in Paris. I really prefer boutique hotels over any other type of hotel. Indeed, boutique hotels offer an original experience that’s miles away from the standard chain offering.
Boutique hotels are typically small (fewer than 50 rooms), stylish, design, and luxurious. They usually boast original interior features and architecture and bespoke services. In my opinion, some of the best Parisian boutique hotels can often beat the classic five stars establishments. So, if you’re looking to experience Paris like a true Parisian, stay somewhere out of the ordinary with my pick of the best boutique hotels in Paris.
Hotel du Rond-Point
10 Rue de Ponthieu, 8th arrondissement Paris
The Hotel du Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées has the best location in Paris. Indeed, it’s located 5 minutes by walk from the Champs Elysées. This hotel has belonged to Madame Villette-Vuitton’s family since the end of the 19th century. And, it has been recently refurbished. The recent refurbishments pay tribute to all the original 1920 features; I love the Art Deco canopy, marble elements, and the bohemian-chic universe of this hotel. The best of this hotel is probably the amazing 43-foot pool, which is rare in Paris.
Hotel Grand Powers
52 Rue Francois 1st, 8th arrondissement Paris
The Hotel Grand Powers is located in the heart of Paris, what we call the Golden Triangle (or Triangle d’Or) which is the area around Avenue Montaigne, Ave George V, and Rue Francois 1er. This beautiful hotel has been welcoming guests since 1920 (almost 100 years!) and has been recently refurbished. The Haussmannian architecture, typical of Paris is revisited with new decor inspired by 1940s and 1950s design icons and unique artwork. I really love the mix of the Art Deco heritage and the more design furniture and decorations. The 50 rooms and suites offer a soft and cozy atmosphere, timeless, warm, and bright.
Le Narcisse Blanc
19 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, 7th arrondissement Paris
Le Narcisse Blanc & Spa is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris on the Rive Gauche (Left Bank). This 5-stars boutique hotel in Paris is near the Seine and the Invalides and a short walk distance from the Champs-Élysées. All Paris sights like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and Musée d’Orsay are all within walking distance of the hotel. I really love the design of this hotel which is very soft and feminine, which offers a very romantic setting for couples. In addition, Le Narcisse Blanc Hotel & Spa offers a spa, sauna, and an amazing indoor pool.
11 place de Saint-Augustin, 8th arrondissement Paris
Maison Malesherbes is located in the heart of the Saint-Augustin area, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. I love this area of Paris which is where you need to stay if you want to experience Paris like a local. The hotel is a short walk from Saint-Lazare Train Station, Opéra Garnier, the Champs Elysées, and the Havre Caumartin area with the best boutiques in the capital. Maison Malesherbes is a beautiful 19th-century bourgeois house with 23 rooms and a suite. I love the bohemian-chic spirit of this 4-stars boutique hotel, which reminds me of the old-trendy Parisian home.
55 avenue des Ternes, 17th arrondissement Paris
The Doisy Etoile Hotel is located in the 17th arrondissement, between the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysées, and the Palais des Congrès. The 17th arrondissement is the best neighborhood to stay in if you want to experience Paris just like a Parisian. Indeed, the neighborhood of Ternes is not a very touristic neighborhood and is full of small shops, markets, boutiques, and real Parisians! I love the Doisy Etoile Hotel for its soft, warm colors and natural materials. This welcoming and modern Parisian boutique hotel have a lot of charm!
Hotel La Tamise
4 rue d’Alger, 1st arrondissement Paris
Hotel La Tamise is a four-star boutique hotel, in a 19th-century hôtel Particulier (mansion) located in a quiet street, next to the Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries. This hotel was built between 1840 and 1850 and belonged first to the Noailles family. This house became a hotel in 1878. I love this neighborhood, it’s probably the best place to stay in Paris as you cannot be more in the center of the capital. Indeed, the Marais, Montmartre, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and Musée d’Orsay are all within walking distance of the Hotel La Tamise! You can enjoy as well the boutiques at Rue Saint-Honoré, where all the best fashion designers are located.
5 Rue Cambon, 1st arrondissement Paris
Maison Armance is the new 4 stars boutique hotel, located on Rue Cambon, in central Paris. This hotel is a short distance walk from the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre Museum, Place de la Concorde, and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. The property was once home to the French writer Stendhal at the beginning of the 19th century. Today the mansion is called the Maison Armance in homage to the novel penned by the French writer. I love the color palette (grey, brick red, midnight blue) of this hotel, which has been inspired by the rooftops and skies of Paris. I love as well the hallway designed in the style of a winter garden which reminds the Tuileries Garden.
18 rue Bachaumont, 2nd arrondissement Paris
The Hotel Bachaumont is located in the Montorgueil neighborhood which is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris. If you want to experience Paris like a true Parisian, nearby Rue Montorgueil is probably one of the best places to stay. I love the pedestrianized streets and the mix of old-fashion boulangeries, fashionable coffee shops, and trendy boutiques. What’s more, for those who love to walk, Louvre Museum, Opéra Garnier, Pompidou Centre, and Notre Dame can be reached on foot in 20 minutes. I love the Art Deco vibe of this hotel; Dorothée Meilichzon, the interior designer, has decorated each room with antique and handpicked furniture.
20 Rue Pascal, 5th arrondissement Paris
The Hotel Montecristo is located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, nearby to Le Marais, Louvre Museum, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and Luxembourg Gardens. All those landmarks are within walking distance of Hotel Montecristo. The design of this hotel has been inspired by the global adventures of Alexandre Dumas’ book; The Count of Monte Cristo. I love the 19th-century vibe and the curiosity cabinet in the lobby of this 4-stars boutique hotel on the Rive Gauche (Left Bank). In addition, you can enjoy the indoor pool and the sauna at the end of your day.
10 rue de Bruxelles, 9th arrondissement Paris
Maison Souquet is located in South Pigalle (9th arrondissement), next to Montmartre. I love this very trendy neighborhood of Paris; you’re both close to the Moulin Rouge, the shop-lined rue Lepic, the neighborhood of Abbesses, and the very chic area of Saint-Georges in the south. The story tells that the mansion was a Maison close (pleasure house for wealthy gentlemen) run by Madame Souquet during the Belle Epoque (from 1905 until 1907). Now you understand why two red lanterns are marking the entrance! In 2015, the Maison reopened as a 5-stars boutique hotel, refurbished by French designer Jacques Garcia. I love the blood-red interior, the gold gilt, the sculpted wood, and all the 19th-century furniture. Maison Souquet is probably the best boutique hotel in Paris for lovers.
7 Rue De Parme, 9th arrondissement Paris
The Maison Nabis is a 4-stars boutique hotel located in the heart of Montmartre. I love the Montmartre area! You can go shopping under the Parisian covered passages dating from the 19th century: the Verdeau, Jouffroy, or Panorama. Or you can go to the Galeries Lafayette department store and Opéra Garnier which are a just 15-minute walk away. Have lunch at a terrasse de cafe in the neighborhood of Abbesses, and have a walk at the very chic area of Saint-Georges. I really love the Belle Epoque style and Art Nouveau spirit of the Maison Nabis! As well as the fact that this boutique hotel is very intimate and confidential; only thirty rooms are spread over six floors.
23 Rue Buffault, 9th arrondissement Paris
The Hotel Bienvenue is one of my favorite boutique hotels in Paris! This hotel is located in the 9th arrondissement, a few minutes’ walk from the Galeries Lafayette, Opera Garnier, and Montmartre. I love this area, and right now, it’s probably the most trendy, hipster neighborhood in Paris. I love the design of this hotel (made by Chloé Nègre); natural light and pastel color palette make the rooms cozy and relaxing. Enjoy the outdoor terrace for eating or a cocktail, or even a French pastry (made by Chef Anais Olmer de Bogato). You can even take a French pastry lesson with the chef which is available for children, adults, and groups. At the Hotel Bienvenue, you really feel at home!
Hotel des Grands Boulevards
17 Boulevard Poissonnière, 2nd arrondissement Paris
Hotel des Grands Boulevards is a four-star boutique hotel is located in central Paris, a short walk distance from Opéra Garnier, Place de la République, and Louvre Museum. As I said previously, I really enjoy the 2nd arrondissement of Paris as it’s a very central district. It’s an ideal place to stay for travelers interested in shopping, architecture, and art. This boutique hotel has been designed by Dorothée Meilichzon who finds inspiration in the 18th-century. I really love this boutique hotel with its hidden courtyard, cocktail bar, and rooftop.
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