When it comes to important travel decisions, deciding where to stay is a close second behind the fundamental question of where to go. When Journy trip designers are providing hotel recommendations for travelers, they think holistically, with considerations for for neighborhood, type of accommodation, budget, services/features, and design/aesthetic.
Are you okay hopping on the metro to go from one end of the city to the other for sightseeing? Do you want to be within walking distance of restaurants? And what about shopping? If this is just a stopover from one city to the next, do you want to be near metro stations or a transit hub? Geographical proximity is an important factor to consider when thinking about what neighborhood best aligns with your tastes, preferences, and priorities.
- Type of accommodation
Are you traveling with kids and looking for adjoining guest rooms? Do you want two rooms on the same floor? Would you mind dozing off in a Queen bed or are you a stickler about a King? When it comes to European hotels—especially small boutique or historic properties—you can't expect the same type of accommodations as traditional American hotels, so it's important to do your research.
How much you want to spend per night (or per person, per night) is arguably the most important considering when deciding where to stay.
What are your non-negotiables when it comes to hospitality services and features? Non-smoking? Free breakfast in a quaint dining room? Parking? Quintessentially Parisian Haussmann-style architecture? A view of the Seine? Or, better yet, views of the Eiffel Tower?
In your mind, is a hotel just a spot to catch some Zzzs, shower, scarf down breakfast, and head back out again? If so, the design and overall aesthetic of the property may not be as important of a consideration. But if you have plans to spend time around the hotel, maybe perch yourself in a corner to read or answer some emails, or head up to the rooftop restaurant for a pre-dinner drink, you may want to consider the vibe of the space—from minimalist decor with natural light streaming through large windows, to a cozy, more intimate art deco feel.
With these five considerations in mind, we've narrowed down a list of the best Paris hotels across various styles and price points. But remember, travel is personal. That's why Journy builds every itinerary (complete with hotels, restaurants, activities, and transportation) from scratch, every time.
1. Pavillon de la Reine
28 Place des Vosges, 75003 Paris, France
Le Pavillon De La Reine is a five-star hotel and spa in the heart of the Marais, the oldest neighborhood in Paris. It's housed in a charming, 17th-century building that's tucked away from the galleries and shops of Places des Vosges—but still close enough for easy, walkable access. The property represents the epitome of understated sophistication, with the standards of service that make it live up to its name as a "palace of the queen."
2. Nolinski Paris
16 Avenue de l'Opéra, 75001 Paris, France
Nolinski Paris is elegant, but still modern. It's ideally located steps away from the Comédie Française and Palais Royal gardens—a great walkable area from which to explore the city. But then again, no one would blame you if you wanted to stay on the property to enjoy the bright, luminous rooms, mineral spa, restaurant, and cocktail bar. With rooms for three to four people, it's a great spot for families.
3. Hôtel des Académies et des Arts
15 Rue de la Grande Chaumière, 75006 Paris, France
This boutique hotel celebrates the artistic history of its surrounding Montparnasse neighborhood, which is where Modigliani had his workshop. The walls are outfitted with works by French painter Jérôme Mesnager, and the staircases are lined with sculptures by Sophie de Watrigant. Conveniently located near the Luxembourg garden and Boulevard Saint-Germain of the Latin Quarter, it's the perfect home base from which to explore the shops, cafés, and sights of Paris.
4. Hotel Baume
7 Rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006 Paris, France
In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, just minutes away from Odéon, sits Hotel Baume. In addition to its excellent location, the hotel also boasts an enviable 1930s-era, Art Deco-inspired interior design. With just 35 rooms and suites, it's the perfect intimate, elegant, and refined hotel for your stay in Paris.
5. Hôtel Da Vinci & Spa
25 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France
As its name suggests, Hotel Da Vinci celebrates the savoir-faire of Leonardo da Vinci through themed rooms that each pay homage to one of his well-known works. As an ode to his belief that "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," the decor skews minimalist. There is also an on-site spa equipped with a hydromassage jet pool.
It's located close the restaurant, boutique, and art gallery hub of Paris in Saint-Germain-des-Prés—and within walking distance of the Louvre.
It's located close the restaurant, boutique, and art gallery hub of Paris in Saint-Germain-des-Prés—and within walking distance of the Louvre.
6. Hôtel Verneuil
8 Rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France
This 26-room boutique, recently redesigned hotel in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the Left Bank is the former residence of acclaimed author James Baldwin. Having welcomed countless artists and authors throughout the years, the property celebrates and draws inspiration from their freedom, creativity, and bohemian lifestyle. From spacious rooms to a stunning vaulted stone cellar, the Verneuil honors the original architecture of this historic Parisian mansion while modernizing it for the comfort and pleasure of guests.
7. Louison Hotel
105 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
Hotel Louison is ideally located amongst the cafés, boutiques, bookstores, and art galleries of the walkable Latin Quarter/Left Bank—not too far away from Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Luxembourg Gardens, and Montparnasse. Each of the property's 42 rooms embody quintessential Parisian design, with a classic and modern mix of prints, colors, and materials. Also worth noting, the hotel obtained an official Ecolabel in 2019 in response to their sustainable practices and limited environmental impact.
8. Hôtel Monge
55 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris, France
The spirit of Hotel Monge is an ode to the literary history of its surrounding Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood and nearby historic university, La Sorbonne. Following extensive renovations in 2016, the property reopened with refurbished interior decor designed by Marie-Agnès Louboutin and Patrice Henry—including interlocking salons, Hungarian point parquet flooring, Carrara marble fireplaces, and tropical-themed wallpapers from Maison Deyrolle.
9. Le General Hotel
5-7 Rue Rampon, 75011 Paris, France
Le General sits just outside the main touristy area of the the Marais off Avenue de la République in the eleventh arrondissement—a quaint quarter of Paris that boasts serious history, art, bar, café, music, market, theater, and fashion cred. With a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers, and dry cleaning/laundry service, Le General is particularly suited for business travelers. The extensive breakfast buffet—with European and more traditional American offerings—is also a plus.
10. Hôtel Bastille Speria
1 Rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
As its name suggests, Hotel Bastille Speria is located in the heart of the Bastille neighborhood of Paris—but perfectly tucked away in a quieter end of Rue de la Bastille. The décor skews contemporary, with warm, indirect lighting and flower bouquets contributing to its welcoming charm. The 42 rooms are spread out over six floors which overlook either the street or a pleasant courtyard.
11. Hôtel Paradis Paris
41 Rue des Petites Écuries, 75010 Paris, France
The modern and comfortable Hotel Paradis is located just outside the main tourist hub of Paris, halfway between Gare du Nord and Opéra Garnier. But it's still supremely accessible, as it's surrounded by a dizzying array of boutiques, theaters, and cinemas—with Métro stations nearby to quickly and conveniently transport you to Notre Dame, historic Saint-Germain-des-Près, Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre, and even Versailles.
12. Hotel Montalembert
3 Rue Montalembert, 75007 Paris, France
Built in 1926 during "les années folles" (the Roaring 20s) in Paris, Hotel Montalembert was one of the first 5-star boutique properties in the heart of the literary Left Bank. Today, travelers flock to the hotel because of its location (a stone's throw away from the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay) and design (Haussmannian in style with calming, two-tone yellow and orange hues). There's also an elegant restaurant on premises that, during the warmer months, offers outdoor seating on a sunny terrace.
13. L’Hotel Paris
13 Rue des Beaux Arts, 75006 Paris, France
With just 20 rooms, L'Hôtel is an intimate, luxury hotel that served as the last home of Oscar Wilde. Given its literary history, the property is—not surprisingly—located in the heart of the bohemian, creative Left Bank. Each of the rooms is individually designed in detail by Jacques Garcia, with a subterranean hamman pool and steam room available for guests and included with their stay.
14. Les Bains-Douches
7 Rue du Bourg l'Abbé, 75003 Paris, France
To say that Les Bains is a hotel would just be scratching the surface, really. Because while it is indeed a 5-star, boutique, avant-garde hotel, it also happens to be home to a neo-bistro, Roxo, that's helmed by the acclaimed Brazilian-born chef, Bruno Grossi. There's an enviable concept store on-site, La Boutiqe, which is stocked with fragrances, skincare products, candles, and artwork. And then there's also the spa, Les Bains Guerbois which, established in 1885, is the first ever Parisian spa. And as if that wasn't enough, there's also a nightclub which hosts frequent DJ sets and concerts.
15. Hôtel du Petit Moulin Paris | Le Marais
29 Rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris, France
This 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of the third arrondissement (in the upper Marais) is designed by the acclaimed fashion icon, Christian Lacroix. There are only 17 rooms, and each is designed in a labyrinth, doll house style. It's housed in what was once the oldest, Henry IV-era bakery in Paris, where legend has it that Victor Hugo would come to get his bread.
16. Hôtel & Spa La Belle Juliette
92 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris, France
Hotel Spa La Belle Juliette pays homage to its namesake, Juliette Récamier, an early 19th-century French socialite whose salon existed as a gathering spot for the literary and political figures of her time. It's located in an ideal, walkable location of the sixth arrondissement—not too far from the sprawling Luxembourg Gardens. There are six nearby Métro stations to quickly whizz you away to any corner of the city.
17. Hôtel Thérèse
5 Rue Thérèse, 75001 Paris, France
Hôtel Thérèse is located in a secluded, quiet spot that also happens to be ideally situated within walking distance from the bustling Palais Royal—combining the best of both worlds for a relaxing but convenient stay in France's capital city. It's a medium-sized, 40-room space that's designed with a soft palette of hushed tones and elegant furnishings.
18. Jules & Jim
11 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris, France
Jules and Jim is a boutique hotel in the Marais district with 23 rooms spread out among a main building and two smaller courtyard houses. Among the features that set this hotel apart are the extensive photography galleries hosted on-site (put on only for the artists, with no commission deducted from the sales) as well as the opportunity to have a hotel staffer bring you on a tour of Paris in their "rolling piece of art," a 1961 Citroën DS which was purchased by one of the hotel owners years back.
19. 25hours Hotel Paris Terminus Nord
12 Boulevard de Denain, 75010 Paris, France
If you're arriving in Paris by train, the 25Hours Hotel couldn't be more convenient, as it's located directly opposite the Gare du Nord train station. Although it's a bit removed from the city's main attractions, the urban, youthful vibe of the 10th arrondissement neighborhood is still a great home base from which to explore Paris. As a nod to its cosmopolitan surroundings, the hotel is vibrantly designed with colorful murals that evoke Parisian street art culture. The on-site restaurant, Neni, offers notable Israeli-Mediterranean fare.
20. Hôtel Excelsior Latin
20 Rue Cujas, 75005 Paris, France
For a more affordable stay in the heart of Paris, opt for Hotel Excelsior. It sits between La Sorbonne and the Luxembourg Gardens, close to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Notre Dame, Orsay, the Louvre, Saint-Chapelle, and more. It's housed in a historic, 18th-century Belle-Époque building, with traditional Latin Quarter architecture and a charming Parisian courtyard on the interior.
21. Hôtel Original
8 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75011 Paris, France
22. Hotel Providence
90 Rue René Boulanger, 75010 Paris, France
The location of Hotel Providence, where the 10th arrondissement meets the 3rd, is one of Paris’s emerging hotspots. Closer to Canal Saint Martin and the upper Marais than to any of the typical tourist destinations, it’s largely uncharted territory for hotels—and there’s no better feeling for a boutique hotelier than breaking new ground.
Architect Philippe Medioni breathed new life into this once-derelict space, decorating the Providence in a style that’s evokes pure urban Parisian romance, retro-influenced but devoid of kitsch—from palm wallpaper by House of Hackney to Madeleine Castaing carpets.
The result is at once stylish and serious, and so, for that matter, is the Providence’s dedication to food and drink. The hotel’s café-brasserie is the real deal, opening onto a charming terrace, and the cocktail bar makes the Providence a proper destination. Bonus points for the fact that you’ll have your own little marble bartop in-room, complete with your own ice maker and the tools of the barman’s trade.
23. Ritz Paris
15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France
This legendary, 1898 hotel offers posh, elegant rooms overlooking Place Vendôme in the first arrondissement. The classic pastel-toned French decor features artwork, antiques, and marble bathrooms. Palatial suites offer separate living areas; some even have private garden-view terraces.
With two bars on premises, including a Hemingway-inspired venue, plus a bistro and two upscale restaurants, you’ll be reluctant to leave the Ritz Paris at all during your stay.
Oh, and fun fact: the Ritz Paris was among the first European hotels to provide an en suite bathroom, telephone, and electricity for each room.
24. Le Bristol Paris
112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
Le Bristol Paris is a luxury hotel that is perfectly located for all your tourist needs: it’s a short walk from the Champs Elysées, Place de la Madeleine, and the Jardins des Tuileries. The building dates back to 1925 and houses 188 elegantly decorated rooms and suites.
Don’t let the date fool you, this hotel has moved with the times! Inside, you’ll find all of the usual mod-cons, plus the unmissable nautical-style swimming pool, the exclusive three Michelin-star restaurant, Epicure Restaurant, and a bar within the hotel.
25. Hotel Regina
2 Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
Hotel Regina in Paris will bring you face-to-face with art, literally—you’re across the street from the famous Louvre museum.
Run by the fourth generation of the same family, the Hotel Regina is the very definition of Parisian chic. Each room has a subtle blend of traditional French elegance and contemporary comfort.
26. Hôtel Costes
239-, 241 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
Most hotels and restaurants try desperately to create an atmosphere. Not the Hotel Costes, the ambiance just comes naturally to it. Maybe it’s the crowd, with frequent celeb spottings, or the bar with its varied cocktails?
Take in the atmosphere while you settle into the delicious Asian-inspired food on the menu, and then head to the bar for a digestif.
27. George V
75008 Paris, France
The Four Seasons Hotel George V is a luxury, Art Deco-designed hotel in Paris’s 8th arrondissement. Built in 1928, this storied hotel has seen many of the city's hardest times, while always updating and staying modern, refined, and dignified.
It’s located just off the iconic Champs-Elysées, in what’s known as the “Golden Triangle” of Paris. The three onsite restaurants, Le Cinq, Le George, et L’Orangerie, boast five Michelin stars among them. For a dose of R&R, head down to the decadent spa and swimming pool, or relax in the courtyard with a glass of wine from their legendary cellar.
28. Mandarin Oriental
251 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
Known, by those in the know, as the most spacious luxury hotel in Paris, the Mandarin Oriental is the place to be if you want top-notch luxury. Oh, and its restaurant boasts two Michelin stars.
It’s located steps away from the iconic Rue Saint-Honoré and Place Vendôme, as well as the Tuileries Gardens—although the property offers gardens of its own, which have been designed and sculpted by legendary landscape artists.
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