The 12 Best Boutique Hotels in Paris
1. Relais Christine – 6th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 40 51 60 80
Intimate, luxury hotel and spa set in a centuries-old monastery and tucked behind an ivy-covered courtyard. Rooms blend traditional style with vibrant, modern accents; Garden Suites add private terraces with direct access to the hotel garden. Perks include complimentary valet parking, free bicycles to borrow, and 24-hour room service. Conveniently located near Île de la Cité, Notre Dame, and the Latin Quarter.
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2. JK Place – 10th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 40 60 40 20
Intimate and exquisite, this urban refuge offers 29 rooms and suites spread over three interconnected buildings with a lavish spa (complete with a heated pool), an orangery-inspired Northern Italian restaurant, and a refined yet unfussy bar serving the best negronis in Paris. Accommodations are individually decorated with bespoke furniture and meticulously curated antiques in open-plan layouts, most with ample walk-in closets, some with canopy beds, and two with soaking tubs in their bathrooms. Set on a tranquil street in the Invalides area, a pleasant stroll to the Musée d’Orsay, Tuileries Garden, and Boulevard Saint-Germain.
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3. Saint James – 16th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 44 05 81 81
Striking, neoclassical chateau hotel with a spa, library bar, and wonderful restaurant. Rooms, suites, and 3-story villas boast chic, whimsical decor, with elegant architecture and furnishings paired with surprising details, like leopard print wallpaper. The major highlight here is the impeccably landscaped garden, which was the original launch site of Paris’ first hot air balloons. Located in an upscale, residential neighborhood with easy access to the metro station at Port Dauphine to reach all city sights.
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4. Grand Powers – 8th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 47 23 91 05
Recently-refurbished, Hôtel Grand Powers showcases its twentieth-century history with a refreshing mix of modern comforts. Located in the heart of Paris in one of the chicest areas, the hotel offers luxurious rooms with marble bathrooms; most rooms have Eiffel Tower views. Feel like royalty in the opulent spa with its jacuzzi, sauna, and hammam, splurge on the high-end shopping and dining options around, or walk to the many popular sights nearby. Family and pet-friendly, too.
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5. Maison Souquet – 9th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 48 78 55 55
Once a popular bordello, Maison Souquet is a brassy, sassy, dark, and glitzy hotel with an intimate, adult vibe. Each of the twenty rooms is unique, luxurious, and named after famous courtesans. Sumptuous amenities include a personal butler service, Hermès bath amenities, three opulent salons and an outdoor patio, private swimming pool with celestial ceiling, spa, and risqué art everywhere. The property is just steps from Moulin Rouge, two metro stations, and great bars and restaurants.
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6. Le Pavillon de la Reine – 3rd Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 40 29 19 19
Sophisticated hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant and indulgent spa, located in a 17th-century building in the Marais. Rooms and suites range from cozy doubles to 2-bedroom suites; connecting rooms are also available. Each room is unique in size, layout, and décor, some with more classic décor and others with more contemporary style, though all have a deeply luxurious feel. Situated in a hidden courtyard inside the historic Place de Vosges, the hotel offers an ideal home base for exploring the city, just a short walk from the Picasso Museum and the Opéra Bastille.
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7. Grand Hôtel du Palais Royale – 1st Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 42 96 15 35
5-star hotel with an exceptional restaurant and a wellness center, just steps from the Louvre, Tuilerise Garden, and the Royal Palace. All rooms are light and airy with a mix of modern and traditional furniture, some with balconies. Rooms on the top 3 floors offer views of the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, or Sacré-Coeur Basilica.
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8. La Réserve Hotel & Spa – 8th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 58 36 60 60
With renowned past owners like Napoleon III’s step-brother and Pierre Cardin, this palatial mansion exudes opulence and royalty in everything it offers. The large apartment-sized rooms are incredible and perfect for families and feature free, well-stocked mini-bars. Luxurious extras include personal butler service, a 2-Michelin-star restaurant, a library filled with historic books, and personal iPads with the hotel’s own software. Located just steps from Jardin des Champs-Elysees, the hotel is within walking distance of several metro stations, sights, and shopping and dining options.
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9. Hôtel du Sentier – 2nd Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 86 54 12 12
Handsome rooms, classic French dining, and an easygoing atmosphere meet in this lovingly restored, historic building. Individually decorated rooms feature marble bathrooms, parquet floors, and minimalist decor; some have bathtubs and two have private terraces. Breakfast is served all day in the on-site bistro, along with simple yet expertly prepared dishes and a selection of natural wines. Convenient location next to the Passage du Caire (Paris’ oldest covered shopping arcade), just a 10-minute walk to the stylish Marais neighborhood and the Palais Royal Gardens. The Louvre is just 15 minutes away on foot.
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10. Hotel des Grands Boulevards – 2nd Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 85 73 33 33
Romantic hotel with a glass-enclosed restaurant, rooftop terrace bar, and a courtyard cocktail bar, all three serving excellent food and drinks. Rooms offer stylish, comfy furnishings and soundproofing, many with balconies; junior suites add bathtubs. Surrounded by excellent shopping, dining, and theaters, and located within walking distance of the Passage des Panoramas, Palais Garnier, and the Louvre.
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11. L’Hôtel – 6th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 44 41 99 00
Paris’ smallest five-star hotel offers literary history, opulence, a charming location, and a Michelin-starred restaurant that is one of the city’s best. The hotel pays homage to Oscar Wilde, who lived and died here, with a plaque, several photos and letters, and even a namesake suite. All rooms are luxurious and spacious and feature original art. The pièce de résistance is the candle-lit swimming pool in the basement that can be reserved by the hour.
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12. Hotel Providence – 10th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 46 34 34 04
Contemporary, stylish, and cool, Hotel Providence is all about luxurious Parisian home-like comfort. All rooms are gorgeous and feature unique and well-equipped cocktail bars, bold wallpaper, antiques, tiled bathrooms, and some even have tiny outdoor patios. The hotel is located in a stylish neighborhood just off Boulevard Saint-Martin.
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