Paris, France apparently has it all. This important city of the world is a central hub for fashion, art and architecture and entertainment. Its food is unrivaled anywhere else in the world, and all of these factors are why more than 30 million people visit the City of Light each year.
The accommodation available to visitors to Paris ranges from quaint country houses to opulent suites. The city’s boutique hotels are among the best in the world and are the epitome of style, forward thinking and modernity. These are the five best boutique hotels in Paris.
1. Hotel Jules & Jim
The Jules & Jim Hotel is located in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, just north of the Marais, and is named after Francois Truffaut’s 1962 film. This 23-suite boutique hotel is the result of the union of three semi-detached houses and the transformation into a trendy haven. Since its opening in late 2011, the Hotel Jules & Jim has delighted and impressed visitors and has earned its place as one of the best boutique hotels in Paris. The highlight of the exterior is a patio that contains a cobbled fireplace and a lush vertical garden along one of its walls.
Inside the Jules & Jim Hotel there is an impressive lobby that also serves as a library, photo gallery and bar area. The latter not only serves delicious cocktails and snacks, but also the daily breakfast. The hotel’s soundproofed rooms continue their contemporary theme. The Jules & Jim Hotel’s combination of stone, glass, poured concrete and chipped wood in all suites adds an artistic touch. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free WiFi. There is a two-level suite that has a sofa bed and a living room, and some of the other suites at the Hotel Jules & Jim have balconies that offer views of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. For a fun ride, guests can rent the hotel’s boat for a 90-minute river trip, which includes champagne and costs around $ 592. Room rates at the Jules & Jim Hotel start at $ 228 per night.
2. Hotel Crayon
‘Hip’, ‘eccentric’ and ‘quirky’ are the three words that best describe the Hotel Crayon, which is located in the 1st arrondissement, just minutes from Les Halles station, the Louvre and the Jardin Nelson Mandela park. This isn’t the hotel to go for a soothing color palette and serene decor, but if you’re looking for a bold, vibrant, and slightly daring accommodation, you’re sure to enjoy its aesthetic.
Rooms vary in size, but each is good value for money, and you literally won’t be able to find a similar interior anywhere else in Paris. Colorful walls are complemented by antique furniture and custom pieces of art. Amenities include large freestanding soaking tubs, flat-screen TVs, and free WiFi. The Crayon Hotel’s Guest Lounge is a comfortable place with a fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors, and is a pleasant place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing in the city. Nightly rates at the Crayon Hotel start at $ 153.
3. Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais
The Caron de Beaumarchais hotel is named after the 18th-century writer Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, who lived a few doors down in a nearby mansion. Located in the fourth district of Paris, the Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais is less than 10 minutes from the Place des Vosges, the Musée National Picasso and the Musée Carnavalet. It is one of the most authentically French boutique hotels in Paris and each of its 19 rooms has a design that reflects Paris’ past. The appearance of the suites is enhanced by Louis XVI style furniture, antique decorations and romantic details. The hotel lobby is also a lounge and a breakfast room that has beautiful exposed stone walls and a cozy fireplace. Even the breakfast itself is made up of French classics, like viennoiseries and croissants.
The bathrooms at the Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais are generous in size, and while the decor is old-world, there are plenty of modern amenities. Rooms have free Wi-Fi, minibars, flat-screen TVs, and some have private balconies. Because the Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais is one of the most popular boutique hotels in Paris, plan to reserve a room several months in advance; it is very rare that one can book a last minute stay there. Nightly rates start at $ 148.
4. Hotel Amour
South of Pigalle, in the 9th arrondissement, is the Hotel Amour, a bohemian establishment that …