Paris Boutique Hotels for That Lovely, Personal Touch

Paris is the kind of city where the personal touch means everything. When choosing your setting for your Parisian sojourn, it's worth considering indulging in one of the fine boutique hotels that Paris excels at. In recent years, a good many of the well-placed small boutique hotels have gotten upgrades and become luxury 4 and 5-star properties. And the good news for the traveler is that the prices are competitive considering the amenities and luxuries that many of these boutique hotels offer. What's more, there's nothing that can replace that personalized touch that these boutique properties offer you. Likely, they will even remember your name when you come back.

New and newly renovated boutique hotels seemingly keep cropping up in the City of Lights. In the city that proudly bears the title of the world's most popular, and beloved, city to visit, there are no shortage of hotels. But finding that one that suits you just right requires some effort and discernment. On this list you will find handpicked boutique hotels that are sure to charm you with their style, warmth and that je ne sais quois French touch that has you booking your next stay before you've even left. For elegance and proximity to the Champs Elysées, there is Hotel Bradford Elysées. If descretion and privacy are your priorities, The Chess Hotel is a great choice and its proximity to l'Opéra district puts you in the center of shopping.

4ème Arrondissement
Hotel Bourg Tibourg
Photo courtesy of Hotel Bourg Tibourg

Described as a neo-gothic oriental fairyland, another one of designer Jacques Garcia's gems evokes perfectly the essence of the Marais, for centuries where Parisian nobility dwelled. These thirty rooms have a loyal following especially among the...  Read More

6th Arrondissement - Rive Gauche

Another notch in the winning hotel concept that is the Elegancia Group Hotels here in Paris, La Parizienne will appeal especially to women travelers. The décor could not be cuter with the sketch artist's renderings of a day in the life of a...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement
Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris
Photo courtesy of Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris

True to its trademark philosophy of offering "a voyage within a voyage," experience, the Paris flagship of the Buddha-Bar Hotel transports you to 1930's Shanghai. Set within a 1700's landmark building, once the private mansion to King Louis...  Read More

Hotel Le Six
Photo courtesy of Christophe Bielsa for Le Six Hotel

This utterly comfortable and welcoming 4-star hotel situated strategically in the Left Bank's chic 6th arrondissement places you just between the fabulous shopping of Montparnasse and the quiet relaxation of the Jardin du Luxembourg....  Read More

9ème Arrondissement
Maison Souquet
Photo courtesy of Eric Antoine Maison Souquet

Once a "pleasure house" of Pigalle, this exquisite five-star boutique hotel immerses guests in the luxurious, languorous Belle Epoque era of Paris. Celebrated designer Jacques Garcia not just had a hand in this self-standing mansion's top to...  Read More

6th Arrondissement - Rive Gauche

Opulent, rich and luxurious, that is the only way to describe the overall impression you get when you enter into this delightful new luxury Left Bank boutique Paris hotel. Dedicated to the theme of Da Vinci, the rooms are decorated and named as...  Read More

14ème Arrondissement

Off the tourist path, this charming new boutique hotel will have you residing in the mostly residential 14th arrondissement. Nearby Montparnasse, made famous in the Roaring '20s by such luminaries as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway and a slew of...  Read More

8th Arrondissement - Monceau Madeleine

In the tiny little streets that surround the Champs-Elysées you will find rue Saint-Philippe du Roule upon which sits this wholly and newly renovated Astotel. The lobby décor, filled with white orchids and marble, has a feminine touch that is...  Read More

9th Arrondissement - Grands Boulevards
Chess Hotel
Photo courtesy of Christophe Bielsa copyright 2015

Rooms here are designed to function as practical and elegant pieds-à-terre. The celebrated design duo, Gilles & Boissier took it upon themselves to impose a quiet serenity into this, their first Paris luxury hotel design project. Their goal...  Read More

3rd Arondissement - Marais
Les Bains Paris
Photo courtesy of Les Bains Paris

To really get that this international Parisian destination is so much more than a five-star luxury boutique hotel, peek into this fabled landmark's past. As Paris' first-ever spa, the 19th c. Bains Guerbois, welcomed luminaries like Manet and...  Read More


Meet Paige Donner

Paige is a transplanted Parisian. She first arrived as a young bride in the early 90s to live in Paris, having uprooted herself from her native California.

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