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Feb 16, 2020
We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of small luxury hotels in Paris. Bon voyage!
Updated Feb 16, 2020
“The design of the hotel is amazing. Every little detail is thought through. The location is spectacular, only steps from the Louvre and Jardin de Tuileries. Highly recommended!”
Located 500 metres from Tuileries Garden in Paris, Le Roch Hotel & Spa features an indoor swimming pool and a spa centre. The hotel also has a sun terrace and guests can enjoy a drink in the hotel's bar.
All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a coffee machine and a minibar. Some rooms have a balcony and all rooms feature city views. Each room has a private bathroom with bath robes, slippers and free toiletries.
Guests can dine at Le Roch Hotel & Spa's restaurant. There is a large selection of bars, cafes and restaurants in the surrounding area.
Opéra Garnier is 600 metres from Le Roch Hotel & Spa, while Louvre Museum is 700 metres away. The nearest airport is Paris - Orly Airport which is 15 km from Le Roch Hotel & Spa and a shuttle service is available. There is free WiFi throughout the hotel.
“The rooms were beautiful, stylish and clean. Everyone who worked the front desk was extremely lovely and helpful. The location was also unbeatable with shops, bars, restaurants and the Metro close by. Would definitely stay here again!”
Located in central Paris, a 13-minute walk from Opéra Garnier and Place de la République, Hotel des Grands Boulevards boasts an on-site restaurant and bar. The hotel is a 20-minute walk from Louvre Museum.
The air-conditioned rooms at Hotel des Grands Boulevards are equipped with a flat-screen TV, free WiFi and a dimmer switch for ambient lighting. There is also a coffee machine with organic coffee in the rooms, as well as a radio and a telephone. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom complete with a bathtub or a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning. The hotel's restaurant serves a variety of Italian dishes and also offers vegetarian options, and guests can relax in the hotel's bar.
Staff at the 24-hour front desk can help guests with any queries that they may have.
La Cigale Concert Hall is a 16-minute walk from Hotel des Grands Boulevards, while Place de la République is a 17-minute walk from the property. Paris - Orly Airport is 16 km away.
“This hotel is spectacular. It oozes history and the staff were so kind and courteous. The private underground pool and steam room blew me away. I can't wait to return.”
Located in the Montmartre district, Hôtel Maison Souquet is set in an exclusive Parisian townhouse and is decorated in a Belle Époque theme. Guests can have cocktails in the lounge, stroll around the winter garden or enjoy the indoor swimming pool and hammam, which is available upon prior reservation.
With a unique décor, each room and suite has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub or shower and a hairdryer. The suites also come with a seating area.
Breakfast is served each morning in the communal lounge or in the comfort of your room. The property’s central staircase and study has intricate paneling and cordova leather furnishings based on a 19th-century Oriental style.
The hotel offers you a free private access to the pool and the spa for 1 hour. Additional features include massages treatments, available at an additional cost. The hotel is located 120 metres from Blanche Metro Station (Line 2), which gives you direct access to the Champs Elysées and the Pigalle area.
“Lovely hotel with tasteful decorations and gorgeous floral details. Located on a quiet street but close to shops, cafes and metro. Staff are very attentively helpful and friendly. Will definitely come back again!”
Hôtel Bienvenue is located a 10-minute walk from Galeries Lafayette department store and 15 minutes from the Opera Garnier. Wi-Fi and an LCD TV are provided in each en suite room.
A minibar and telephone are included in the guest rooms. Some of the rooms have views of the hotel’s garden. All of the rooms are serviced by a lift.
A buffet breakfast is served every morning, which can be taken in the breakfast room or in the courtyard garden.
With a 24-hour reception, Hôtel Bienvenue also provides daily international newspapers and a luggage storage room.
Cadet Metro Station is just 230 metres from the hotel and Gare du Nord Train Station is a 10-minute walk away. The lively Montmartre district is a 20-minute walk from the hotel.
“Visually stunning hotel, tucked away on a small non assuming street, yet within a few minutes walk to some of the most amazing restaurants, shops and historical attractions. Good selection of bars in the hotel, which got very busy in the evenings and made for a good atmosphere.”
The Hoxton, Paris offers accommodation in Paris, just 230 metres from Grands Boulevards Metro Station. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.
Some rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. The Hoxton, Paris features free WiFi throughout the property. A TV is featured.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.
Both Louvre Museum and Pompidou Centre are 1.5 km from The Hoxton, Paris. The nearest airport is Paris - Orly Airport, 18 km from The Hoxton, Paris.
“Beautifully designed hotel, especially the lighting in the rooms. The staff was extremely friendly and private use of the spa was very relaxing. Location is very good. I would definitely stay again!”
Set in Paris in the Ile de France Region, 600 metres from Opéra Garnier, Hôtel Saint-Marc boasts a terrace and views of the garden. The hotel has a spa centre and hammam, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.
With free access to the swimming pool and the spa upon prior reservation, every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Each room has a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bath robes and slippers. Hôtel Saint-Marc features free WiFi throughout the property.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.
The hotel also offers bike hire and car hire. Louvre Museum is 1.1 km from Hôtel Saint-Marc, while Tuileries Garden is 1.1 km away. The nearest airport is Paris - Orly Airport, 16 km from the property.
“Superb location in the heart of Paris. Also a Metro stop literally outside the door so it couldn't be more handy for transportation. I really liked that it's a small hotel making the guest feel special and important during his stay.”
Nolinski Paris is set in the 1st arr. District in Paris, 500 metres from Tuileries Garden and within easy reach from the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré shopping area. This Parisian 5-star hotel features a spa with a pool, a sauna, a hammam and massage rooms. In the spa, guests can enjoy La Colline beauty products.
The bright and spacious rooms and suites of Nolinski Paris are fitted with fine bedding, spacious wardrobes, plush carpets and rich curtains, and feature an elegant desk. Bathrobes and slippers are available for your comfort. Some rooms offer windows and balconies opening out onto the heart of Paris.
Nolinski Le Restaurant offers guests the opportunity to enjoy dishes created by the hotel's executive chef, Philip Chronopoulos, whilst surrounded by decor by British designer John Whelan, who has combined Art Deco style with 1970s touches.
The Grand Salon invites guests to relax with soothing teas, to sample Mediterranean dishes for lunch and dinner, or enjoy late-night cocktails. Nearby the property guests can enjoy a lunch or dinner at the One-Michelin-Starred Palais Royal gourmet restaurant.
Nolinski Paris reception staff are available 24/7. Louvre Museum and Opéra Garnier can be reached within 1 km of the hotel. The nearest airport is Paris Orly Airport, at 15 km from Nolinski Paris.
“My favourite hotel in Paris. It's gorgeous and in the perfect location. Beautiful view and very comfortable and elegant accommodations designed by Tristan Auer. Will definitely visit again!”
Located just a 5-minute walk from the heart of the Marais district and 1 km from the Louvre Museum, Hotels Les Bains Paris offers an indoor swimming pool, terrace and concierge service. The Pompidou Centre is only 400 metres away.
All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. Some also have a seating area and balcony, available according to availability. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer, free toiletries, bath robes and slippers.
A breakfast is available each morning at Hotel Les Bains Paris. Guests can also dine in the property’s restaurant, which offers à la carte dining.
Additional features include free WiFi access throughout, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception. Etienne Marcel Metro Station is 230 metres away and offers direct access to the Notre Dame Cathedral and Gare du Nord Train Station.
“The location is perfect, at the same time rooms are quiet, many face the internal yard. Nice lobby bar and winter garden. The decor was beautiful and the service was amazing.”
Hotel de Crillon is set in Paris, 300 metres from both the Tuileries Garden and the Champs-Elysées and 1.5 km from the Louvre Museum. Some rooms have a balcony. The hotel features an indoor swimming pool and a spa.
Each room at Hotel de Crillon provides Rivolta Carmignani Italian linen and French Drouault pillows and duvets. The spacious marble bathrooms feature underfloor heating as well as bespoke toiletries and a bathroom mirror with an inset television. A walk-in rain shower and a bath are also provided. In-room check-in and a Bluetooth sound system are available.
Hotel de Crillon provides 2 Restaurants, L'Ecrin which offers gastronomic meals and the Brasserie d'Aumont. Guests can also enjoy a drink or a cocktail at the lounge bar Les Ambassadeurs or enjoy afternoon tea at the Jardin d'Hiver lounge. Buffet breakfast is served daily on site.
An indoor swimming pool with atypical decoration and a fireplace area is featured. Guests can also relax in the spa or enjoy massage and beauty treatments at an extra cost. A hairdresser and fitness centre are available on site.
High-speed internet access is provided throughout. Extras include valet parking and a concierge service. The surrounding area is convenient for shopping and provides direct access to several touristic sites.
An airport shuttle is available. Orsay Museum is 1 km from Hotel de Crillon, while the Grands Magasins Department Stores can be found 1.1 km away. The nearest airport is Paris - Orly Airport, 24 km from Hotel de Crillon.
“Such a lovely hotel in a great location with an amazing restaurant on the corner called Mon Coco. The beds are soooo comfy and nothing is too much trouble.”
Situated in Paris’ 11th district, General Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Republique Square and has a fitness centre with sauna. Accommodations feature a Nespresso coffee machine, a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.
All the air-conditioned rooms at Le Général Hôtel have an iPod docking station. L'Occitane amenities are included in each private bathroom, which is equipped with a hairdryer and bathtub or shower.
Sweet and savoury breakfast items can be served directly to guests’ rooms or selected from the buffet. Guests can also relax in the hotel’s bar and enjoy the selection of international newspapers.
The Hotel General is 350 metres from Republique Metro Station, which offers connections to 4 metro lines. Shopping and cafés in the popular Marais district are 500 metres away. The Georges Pompidou Centre is a 30-minute walk from the hotel.
“The property exceeded our expectations. The photos do not do it justice. Boutique feeling and personal attention while delivering large room with very large luxurious bathroom. Perfect for folks looking for the boutique experience and great location.”
Hotel Opéra Richepanse is a boutique hotel in central Paris, a 5-minute walk from Place de la Concorde and the Champs Elysées. The luxury shops on rue Saint-Honoré are 50 metres away.
The large, modern rooms each have a flat-screen TV, lighting control system device, music in the private bathroom and a bath or a walk-in shower. Each one also includes air-conditioning and facilities for making tea and coffee, while some also offer views of Madeleine Church. Free WiFi access is available.
The hotel provides a full buffet breakfast every morning, served either in the 17th-century dining room or in the comfort of the guest rooms. Daily newspapers are provided.
The reception features a marble floor and is open 24 hours. The multilingual staff will be happy to help you organise your stay in Paris.
It is 50 metres from Madeleine Metro Station and a 10-minute walk from the Tuileries Gardens, Opéra Garnier and Place de la Vendome. You may also choose to visit the Louvre Museum, which is a 15-minute walk away.
“In a building that used to be an old post office, now stands an oasis of cool, casual luxury. This is a stunning hotel with rooms by Philippe Starck, a gourmet delight of a restaurant, a hip yet service-oriented staff and an exercise facility that is as good as any gym.”
Brach Paris is set in the 16th arr. of Paris within easy reach of the Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro. This Parisian 5-star hotel features a fitness club with pools, sauna, hammam and massage rooms, as well as a barber shop. Guests can participate in group fitness classes free of charge and private coaching is available for a fee.
The bright and spacious rooms and suites are fully equipped with high quality sound system and soundproofing. They feature tailor-made toiletries, high quality bedding, a dressing room and an elegant desk. Some rooms and suites offer a terrace and views over Paris and Haussmanian facades.
Brach Paris offers breakfast each morning. The restaurant proposes healthy dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine à la carte 7 days a week, all day long. Guests can also taste some pastries created by Yann Brys, Meilleur Ouvrier de France (winner of a prestigious award in France) from the pastry shop and late-night cocktails.
The reception is available 24/7 with a large terrace located on the first floor. Brach also offers private limousine services, valet parking and a concierge service who can arrange a variety of services throughout Paris. Other facilities include a business center, 24-hour room service, bikes rental and electric cars upon prior request. The nearest airport is Paris Orly Airport, at 21 km from Brach Paris. Charles de Gaulle Airport is 30 km away.
“Brand new hotel. Room design and furnishings are top notch. Bathroom was equipped with Toto Japanese Toilet which was a very nice touch. Also the location is amazing. Highly recommended!”
Located within the Golden Triangle in Paris’ 8th Arondissement, the 5-star Hotel Bowmann offers 53 designer rooms and suites in an elegant, traditional Haussmann building. Just 1 km from the Champs-Elysées, it houses a luxurious spa and restaurant.
Rooms at the Bowmann feature hardwood floors, high ceilings with decorative mouldings, and plush beds with leather headboards. The ensuite bathrooms are crafted with Carrara marble and high-end fixtures. All rooms offer views of either the courtyard garden or Haussmann boulevard, and the Eiffel Suite directly overlooks the famous tower.
Restaurant 99 Haussmann offers traditional and innovative French cuisine. Set on the ground floor and including a hidden-away garden terrace, it focuses on top-quality ingredients and flavour combinations that surprise and delight.
The Spa at Hotel Bowmann offers a wide range of therapies and treatments. It includes a balneotherapy shower, a herbal tearoom, a heated swimming pool, a sauna, a gym and a spa bath.
The Arc de Triomphe is 2 km from Hotel Bowmann, while Comedie Caumartin Theatre is 1.3 km away. The nearest airport is Paris - Orly Airport, 18 km from the hotel.
“Wonderful decor, ambience, room and location. The location in the heart of St Germain is priceless. Perfect for strolling and shopping, also subway station right outside. Also the spa facilities are amazing!”
Hotel Lutetia is an iconic luxury hotel situated in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area. Located on the Left Bank of the River Seine, it is a 5-minute walk from le Bon Marché Department Store and 2 km from the Louvre Museum.
A Paris landmark, the hotel features 184 rooms including 40 suites and 7 signature suites. Each of them features complimentary WiFi, Bang & Olufsen entertainment systems, media hubs and marble bathrooms with free Hermès toiletries. Some rooms have a balcony with views of the Eiffel Tower, and some suites feature a rooftop terrace with a 360° view of Paris.
After a busy day, guests can relax in the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre which features a fitness centre and a sauna, as well as a steam room and a 17-metre indoor pool bathed in natural daylight. A wide range of spa treatments are available at an extra cost.
Several types of breakfast are available each morning including gluten-free, halal, kosher and vegetarian options. For lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy the famous Lutetia Brasserie run by the 3-Michelin-starred chef Gerald Passedat. Guests also have access to an inner courtyard for a light meal. The hotel also features an exclusive cigar lounge and a jazz bar designed by Jean Michel Willmotte.
“Such a lovely, well run, friendly place and very close to a very useful Metro stop. Basically it is a clean comfortable and ever so slightly quirky place to stay. Highly recommended!”
Located in the 2nd district of Paris, just 150 metres from Réamur-Sébastopol Metro Station, 123 Sébastopol offers a terrace, 24-hour reception and luggage storage. Place de la République is only a 10-minute walk away.
With a cinema-inspired décor, all rooms are air-conditioned and feature an iPod docking station, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar with free soft drinks. The en suite bathroom includes a hairdryer. Each floor pays tribute to a specific cinema artist and each room includes complimentary non-alcoholic beverages in the minibar.
A buffet breakfast is served each morning at 123 Sébastopol and it can also be enjoyed in the comfort of your own room. Restaurants can be found within walking distance. Starting in the afternoon until late in the evening, guests can also enjoy free non-alcoholic beverages and snacks in the hotel lobby. Guests can stop by any of Astotel's hotels in Paris to enjoy this service and have a drink or snack, free of charge.
Additional features include free Wi-Fi access throughout, an elevator and daily newspapers are available for free. Les Halles Shopping Centre is a 10-minute walk away and the Louvre Museum is 1.5 km from the hotel.
“Gorgeous decor, amazing bathroom with quality toiletries, very quiet, super comfortable beds and an amazing location. I will definitely stay here again.”
Le Tsuba Hotel is located in Paris's 17th arrondissement, just a 2-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées Avenue. It boasts a fitness centre and a sauna.
All rooms feature a flat-screen TV and certain rooms include a seating area. You will also find a welcome tray in the room. The private bathroom is fitted with a bath or shower and extras include bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.
You can enjoy a drink on-site at Le Tsuba Hotel’s bar which features a glass ceiling. Breakfast is served daily in the hotel’s breakfast room, overlooking the terrace and extra facilities include a self-service business corner and hammam.
Palais des Congrès de Paris is 700 metres from Le Tsuba Hotel, while Eiffel Tower is 2.2 km away. The nearest airport is Paris - Orly Airport, 17 km from the property.
“Beautiful hotel, clean and modern. The staff were very helpful and we enjoyed the spa. We would definitely stay again.”
Situated in the heart of Paris just 1 km from Opèra Bastille, Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet – MGallery by Sofitel offers accommodation with a spa centre and indoor heated swimming pool.
Each room is equipped with a flat screen TV, an i-Home docking station, a Nespresso machine, kettle and a safety box. Some rooms feature a private terrace facing the Paris rooftops.
Breakfast is served buffet style or in guests' rooms. Restaurants and bars can be found within walking distance of the hotel in the popular 10th and 11th districts of Paris. Guests can access the spa centre for free which features a Turkish bath and sauna. Additional facilities include a bar with a snack menu and a 24-hour front desk.
Nearby attractions include Place de la République, 2.3 km from the property and Place des Vosges, 1.7 km from the hotel. The nearest metro station is Faidherbe-Chaligny Metro Station giving direct access to Concorde and the Eiffel Tower. The nearest airport is Orly Airport, 14 km from Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet – MGallery by Sofitel
“Beautiful and trendy design, excellent staff, eco-friendly (organic food, no plastic bottles, refillable soaps and shampoo in the room). Nicely decorated restaurant and bar area, and a spectacular view from the rooftop.”
Situated within 600 metres of Pompidou Centre and 800 metres of Place de la République, Hôtel National Des Arts et Métiers features a restaurant and a bar in Paris. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
The rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with a shower. All guest rooms feature a desk.
A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Hôtel National Arts et Métiers. Guests can dine in the onsite Italian rooftop restaurant, Il Ristorante National, which offers a terrace with views over Paris, or enjoy a drink at the l'Herbarium cocktail bar.
Guests are also invited to make use of the fitness room, which offers group fitness classes, or they can relax with an onsite beauty treatment.
The property is close to Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Opéra Garnier. The property is 1.8 km from Tuileries Garden.The nearest airport is Paris - Orly Airport, 15 km from the property.
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Updated Feb 16, 2020