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 Hotel Parc St. Severin is a great choice and its proximity to the Notre Dame Cathedral puts you in the center of all that is most beautiful in the city.

4ème Arrondissement
Hotel Bourg Tibourg
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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

13ème Arrondissement
Off Paris Seine
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Feel like escaping on a luxury cruise liner? And then anchoring in a vibrant, lively city to make the most of the nightlife? This is your sure bet. It's an innovative concept - even for the Elegancia Group of Hotels - that puts a luxury hotel on...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement
Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris
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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

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

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

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

5th Arondissement - Latin Quarter


This hotel is one of the Esprit de France hotels, which means that the location is prime, the service is subdued and friendly, the decor is stylish and tasteful and the linens and amenities have that Made in France top quality. If...  Read More

3rd Arondissement - Marais
Les Bains Paris
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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



Known as the very particular 'hotel particulier' this rambling 19th c. mansion tucked away along a private gated pathway toward the top of the Butte Montmartre transports you to some secluded hillside in Transylvania the instant you're ushered...  Read More


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