I have been lucky enough to have some amazing stays in Paris over the years. I prefer Boutique Hotels in Paris over larger hotels for the personalized service and attention to detail. I have stayed at Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal three times now and visited a few times for meals and cocktails and the front desk remembers my face every time. This is my list of 10 which I hope will continue to grow. If you have a favorite hotel or place to stay in Paris please comment below and share it with all of us.
Le Narcisse Blanc on the Left Bank is a gem on the left bank. I loved my stay here and can’t wait to visit again soon. The whole hotel is in the palate of cream, gold, and pink which is my favorite color scheme. I felt right at home. I stayed in the lobby while my room was being prepared and I felt so relaxed in the center of Paris. I enjoyed tea and cookies while people watching in the lobby. I loved the natural light coming in from the big windows. Even on a grey day in Paris, the lobby feels bright and airy.
Hotel Monge Located on the Left Bank of Paris not far from Jardin des Plantes you will find the Hotel Monge. I stayed here when they first opened two years ago and the staff was so sweet and I loved the attention to detail in every room. I was welcomed as I was staying in someone’s home instead of being another number at a large hotel. The juliette balcony was a nice touch and I had a great view outside my window. If you are looking for a Left Bank affordable clean hotel, this is a great option. The ambience and decor is a nod to the nearby Jardin des Plantes.
Located in the heart of The Marais in the center of Place des Vosges is Pavillon de la Reine. I found this hotel on my walk back in 2013 and had the pleasure of staying here a few years ago. I have been able to return for stays in both the fall and spring. The balconies in the front are covered in ivy and in the summer, the scent of jasmine fills the air. It is the perfect location in Paris. If you have a room on the back of the hotel, you will have a quiet and private room for your stay.
The hotel is perfectly tucked away in the center of The Marais. You are within walking distance of so many great tourist destinations in Paris and also local Parisian spots in the area. Stop by Chez Janou for a glass of wine or dinner on the terrace.
The breakfast is out of this world good which you can have in your room or in the main breakfast room. You can enjoy the patio for a cup of afternoon tea or glass of wine. Stop by 28 Beaumarchais for a baguette and make a picnic in Place des Vosges.
Pavillon des Lettres is the sister hotel of Pavillon de la Reine. Located in the 8th arrondissement close to Madeleine and Opéra. I have stayed here twice and you may be familiar with the name because my art is hanging here for an exhibition. My photography is hanging in the hotel. I stayed in Diderot both times and really love the wrap around balcony. I think it is the best room in the hotel. There are 26 rooms each named for a different French author and a letter of the alphabet. The staff is really wonderful with every detail. There are a lot of cute and fun restaurants in the neighborhood.
Hôtel Thèrése is by the same owners as Adèle and Jules. I stayed here a few years ago. The service was personal and they were more than happy to give recommendations. You can’t beat the location near Palais Royal. If you are visiting the city for the first time, this is a great location.
Le Cinq Codet is located on the Left Bank close to the Eiffel Tower and Invalides. I had the pleasure of staying here in April of 2018. My room had stunning views of the Eiffel Tower and it was located on a quiet street. Don’t miss out on the Sunday Brunch. It is worth it and you can enjoy it on their intimate courtyard. It is a great way to escape the busy city life. This 5 star hotel has incredible service from start to finish.
I did my research on Maison Athénée and found they had some of the best reviews in Paris for a Boutique Hotel. They also did a little research on me before I arrived and knew some of my favorite things. This hotel went above and beyond to make my stay a memorable one. I loved the note they included with my breakfast and I still kept it to this day. I arrived back at the hotel late night and they made sure to find something that I could eat for dinner so I didn’t go to bed hungry. There was a great view outside my room located in the 9th arrondissement.
Hotel Castille Paris I stayed here with my Dad in 2011, part of the draw was the fact that it is right next door to The first Chanel on Rue Cambon. I wanted to stay in the 1st arrondissement and the hotel was recently renovated at the time. The staff was excellent to help us book tours to Versailles and Giverny. This was my Dad’s first trip to Paris and we couldn’t have asked for a better location. We were very close to a metro, The Tuileries, and The Louvre. For a first time in Paris this is a great hotel.
Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais is located on one of my favorite streets in Paris and is in the heart of The Marais. I highly recommend getting a balcony facing the street for a great view. You can take breakfast in your room and for 12 euros it is the biggest and best breakfast I have enjoyed. The hotel is a little less modern than some of the others but has lots of charm.
This was one of my favorite stays in Paris. This is where we have hosted the girls Atlas Adventures Paris trip and everyone enjoyed the hotel just as much as I have in my past stays. I loved the location, service, and the window view was one to remember. Who wouldn’t want to wake up here?
For a reasonably priced boutique hotel on the left bank this is a great option. You will be in the heart of St Germain des Près and within walking distance to jardin du luxembourg and Café de Flore. Request a balcony room and you will have a fabulous view down Rue Jacob.
I have been lucky enough to stay here twice and it is one of my favorite hotels in Paris. The location is just outside Palais Royal. You can see it from some of the rooms. You are within walking distance of The Louvre, The Seine, and The Tuileries. Don’t miss lunch or dinner at Le Lulli inside the hotel. They have their own tea with Palais des Thés which you can enjoy in their lobby. This is always the first place I recommend to friends.
From the owners of Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, Grand Powers is the old Hotel Powers. It recently changed from a 4 star hotel to a 5 start hotel. If you are looking for a hotel close to the Champs-Élysées this is a great option. The rennovation of the hotel is beautiful and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend getting a balcony for a street view and the Eiffel Tower.
There are a lot of hotels in Paris and this is just a small handful. I only included ones that I have personally stayed at. I hope to add to the list this year. This post does include affiliate links which helps with my coffee and croissant research.