Boutique hotels in Paris

Boutique hotels are small hotels with contemporary design and attentive service.

Chambre du Seven Hôtel, Paris © DR

Peaceful and relaxed with the atmosphere of a private residence, boutique hotels have immense appeal. This concept, which arose in the 1980s in the United States, concerns hotels with less than 50 rooms, with contemporary charm. They have original, often designer decor and personalized services worthy of a palace.

There is no standardized decoration here such as in chain hotels: boutique hotels call on interior designers or celebrated couturiers to create a unique atmosphere. Although boutique hotels often have a 4-star rating, today the range of prices is varied and there are many 2- and 3-star establishments. In just a few years, boutique hotels have become a trend and Paris has a growing number of them.

The warmth and comfort of a private residence

Hotel Le Walt - Chambre vue tour Eiffel, Paris © David-Emmanuel COHEN

Many of them put the emphasis on their human scale like Le Walt, on avenue de la Motte Picquet, in the 7th arrondissement, which is a charming chic and trendy 4-star hotel. The decoration, signed Paul Sartres, mixes classic and contemporary styles in a trendy designer spirit. The six floors have 25 bedrooms, some with a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. Instead of a bed head, each bedroom has a reproduction of a painting from the Louvre Museum. The terrace on the ground floor is a pleasant place to prolong an evening or for breakfast on sunny days. 

The Hôtel Esprit Paris Saint-Germain, in the heart of the 6th arrondissement has the elegance and comfort of a private residence. The 5-star establishment has 28 bedrooms and suites including some with a wonderful view of Saint Sulpice church or the Paris rooftops, and a private terrace. In the lounge, guests will appreciate the fireplace on wintry evenings.The 4-star Hôtel Arioso situated in the 8th arrondissement, offers the atmosphere of a private home in a warm and elegant setting. It has 28 bedrooms, a lounge decorated in the style of a 19th-century bourgeois house, and an interior courtyard with trees.

Upscale facilities

In the world of luxury, several boutique hotels offer the best facilities and services in Paris. The Hôtel Daniel, Relais & Châteaux in the 8th, is a luxury boutique hotel with 26 bedrooms and 7 suites. The interior decor inspired by chinoiserie associates oriental influences, satin, and ‘toiles de Jouy’. 

At Montmartre, the Hôtel Particulier has five suites decorated by contemporary artists. Designed as a holiday destination in Paris, the hotel is in a former private mansion house, which is accessed by a private leafy passage.

Each boutique hotel has its own theme

Platine Hôtel © Jimmy Delpire

The small size of boutique hotels enables them to promote a theme and a particular atmosphere. 

Devoted to Marylin Monroe, the 4-star Platine Hôtel in the city’s 15th arrondissement has modern design and retro charm inspired by the decor of the 1950s. It has 46 bedrooms and a spa. 

The Jules & Jim, in the Marais district, is a tribute to François Truffaut and Jeanne Moreau. The hotel is gay-friendly and has an arty atmosphere, a library in its bar and a photo gallery on the ground floor. The 23 bedrooms overlook the Paris rooftops or the interior cobbled courtyards. 

Le Crayon opened in summer 2011, in rue du Bouloi in the 1st arrondissement. It has the feel of a guest house with a cosy and arty ambience. The 25 bedrooms are all colourful and unique in style with furniture sourced from second-hand shops and customized to give an eclectic and convivial atmosphere. 

In the 14th arrondissement, the 3-star hotel Ariane Montparnasse plays on the concept of the passing of time. The 3-star Hôtel du Triangle d'or, in the 9th, is dedicated to musicians. Le Pavillon des Lettres, a 4-star hotel in the 8th arrondissement, pays tribute to writers.

Design conscious

Legend Hotel, Paris © OTCP - DR

In addition to offering the best comfort, boutique hotels are also very much about design. 

Legend, in rue de Rennes, with luminous decoration made with golden-coloured petals offers the latest in hi-tech such as its iPod stations and flat screens in the 34 bedrooms. Opened in May 2012, the hotel has a privileged location a few steps from shops, restaurants and other commerce in rue de Rennes and the popular districts of Saint-Germain and Montparnasse. 

On the theme of the chic boudoir and love, L’Angely is also a stylish hotel in the 11th arrondissement. The decor of its 22 bedrooms alternates between baroque, luxury charm, arty poetry and waking dreams. 

In the heart of the Latin Quarter, Le Seven has 28 bedrooms including 7 suites, each decorated in a different theme: colours of the secret agent 007, in psychedelic colours, with a levitation bed, and even a pure white room. 

A few steps from the Place des Victoires, the Hotel O is a 29-bedroom concept hotel designed by Ora Ïto. With the atmosphere of a cocoon, modern with smooth harmonious curves, it creates a feeling of well-being. The bedrooms, 12 to 15m², are like the cabins of a space ship with high-tech equipment. Situated on rue Hérold, it is the first of a future chain of O hotels.

Renowned designers for interior decor

Hôtel du Petit Moulin © Christophe Bielsa

The couturier Christian Lacroix has designed the decoration in several establishments in Paris: the Romantik Hôtel du Petit Moulin, in the Marais, with its listed 1900 facade and name; Le Bellechasse in the 7th arrondissement and Le Notre Dame in the 1st arrondissement.

Boutique hotels in Paris

Artus Hôtel 4/5

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34 rue de Buci, Paris, 75006

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In the beginning there was Art. Artus begins with Art; no doubt a tribute to Saint-Germain-des-Près, the traditional home of......

Hôtel Bassano 4/5

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15 rue Bassano, Paris, 75116

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Our Design Boutique 4 star hotel is ideally located close to the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Our reception, at your......

Hôtel Bourg Tibourg 4/5

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19 rue du Bourg Tibourg, Paris, 75004

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The Hôtel Bourg Tibourg is a 4-star boutique hotel decorated by Jaques Garcia. Perfectly situated in the Marais district, it is a......

Hôtel de Buci 4/5

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22 rue de Buci, Paris, 75006

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Wandering along the banks of the Seine or the cobbled streets. Admiring the beauty of leading fashion designers’ window displays.......

Hôtel Duret 4/5

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30 rue Duret, Paris, 75016

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Hôtel Duret, located halfway between the Palais des Congrès at Porte Maillot and the Arc de Triomphe, has everything guests could......

Hôtel Le Marquis 4/5

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15 rue Dupleix, Paris, 75015

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The hotel Le Marquis, 4 stars boutique-hotel, make you discover the Dandy’s Art of Living. Modern and warm, our establishment......

La Lanterne 4/5

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12 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, Paris, 75005

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The Lanterne Hotel is a charming boutique hotel representing the French 'art de vivre', located in the heart of the 5th......

La Villa Maillot Arc de Triomphe 4/5

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143 avenue de Malakoff, Paris, 75116

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To celebrate its 25th birthday the four star La Villa Maillot in Paris’s 16th arrondissement is offering a whole new view of......

Les Théâtres 4/5

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98 rue de Cléry, Paris, 75002

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Les Théâtres is a 4-star boutique hotel perfectly situated in Paris' 2nd arrondissement. Our 38 rooms come in one of 3 styles,......

Hôtel Odéon Saint-Germain 4/5

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13 rue Saint-Sulpice, Paris, 75006

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A haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Our charming boutique hotel sits on a quiet street......

Saint-Paul Rive Gauche 4/5

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43 rue Monsieur le Prince, Paris, 75006

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The Hotel Saint-Paul Rive Gauche belongs to a Franco-British family, hoteliers for 4 generations, who have made the hotel a......

The Chess Hotel 4/5

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6 rue Helder, Paris, 75009

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The Chess Hotel boasts an exceptional location opposite the Palais Garnier and only a stone's throw from Paris' famous department......

Le Madison Hôtel 4/5

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143 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 75006

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The Madison Hôtel is a 4-star boutique hotel and boasts a unique and prestigious location opposite the Saint-Germain-des-Prés......

Hôtel Le Tourville 4/5

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16 avenue de Tourville, Paris, 75007

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The hotel Le Tourville, 4 stars boutique-hotel, makes you discover the Writer’s Art of Living. Modern and warm, our establishment......

Hôtel Le Walt 4/5

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37 avenue de la Motte-Picquet, Paris, 75007

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The hotel Le Walt, 4 stars boutique-hotel, makes you discover the Painter’s Art of Living. Modern and warm, our establishment......

Lumen Paris Louvre 4/5

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15 rue des Pyramides, Paris, 75001

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Ideal for a romantic escape, a business trip, a cultural stay or a shopping trip, the Hotel Lumen Paris Louvre is located in the......

Pulitzer Paris 4/5

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23 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, Paris, 75009

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The Pulitzer is a 4-star boutique hotel with a modern design and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Located in central Paris, in the......

Room Mate Alain Champs Elysées 4/5

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1 rue d'Argentine, Paris, 75116

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Room Mate Alain is the new Parisian gem of the Spanish group Room Mate Group, which is already well established around the......

Plaza Élysées 4/5

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177 boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75008

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The boutique-hotel Plaza Elysées, new four star hotel since the first of april 2016 is located at 200 metre from the......

Hôtel Saint-André des Arts 4/5

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66 rue Saint-André des Arts, Paris, 75006

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In the contemporary style of the 70’s, the Hotel Saint-André des Arts will introduce you to all the experiences of literary......

Hôtel Ami 3/5

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7 rue du Général Beuret, Paris, 75015

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Nestled in a typical district with the gentle air of a village in the heart of Paris. From cozy rooms to attentive service,......

Hôtel Cabane 3/5

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76 rue Raymond Losserand, Paris, 75014

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Located on the Left Bank in the famous Montparnasse district, the Hotel Cabane offers you a stay with tranquility and greenery,......

Hotel La Nouvelle République 3/5

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9 rue Moret, Paris, 75011

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Boutique Hotel with a pared down and welcoming design. Ranked by Tripadvisor among the 25 best hotels in France in 2020 for the......

Hôtel Le Pavillon 3/5

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54 rue Saint-Dominique, Paris, 75007

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The Hotel Le Pavillon, a former convent and today a charming boutique hotel, is quietly nestled in a garden patio in the heart of......

Hôtel Alison 3/5

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21 rue de Surène, Paris, 75008

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Elegance and serenity for this small boutique Hotel very well located in the heart of the 8th district of Paris. Between the......

Best Western Anjou Lafayette 3/5

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4 rue Riboutté - Square Montholon, Paris, 75009

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Choose tranquility at the heart of Paris and the charm of our family boutique hotel where the personalized decoration and......

Hôtel du Prince Eugène 3/5

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247 boulevard Voltaire, Paris, 75011

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Charming boutique hotel located a few steps from Place de la Nation, the Hotel du Prince Eugène *** is in the heart of authentic......

Marceau Champs-Élysées 3/5

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37 avenue Marceau, Paris, 75016

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The Marceau Champs-Élysées is a 3 star boutique hotel, ideally located in the heart of the Champs-Élysées district. It is in a......

Odéon Hôtel 3/5

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3 rue de l'Odéon, Paris, 75006

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The Hôtel Odéon is a charming 3-star boutique hotel in the Latin Quarter, a few minutes on foot from the Jardin du Luxembourg and......

Hôtel Pastel Paris 3/5

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79 rue Lauriston, Paris, 75016

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Located at only 5 minutes by walk from the Place de l'Etoile, overlooking the famous Avenue des Champs Élysées, this modern and......

Hôtel Relais Bosquet 3/5

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19 rue du Champs de Mars, Paris, 75007

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The Relais Bosquet hotel is a modern and welcoming boutique hotel located in the heart of the Eiffel Tower district, in the......

Hôtel du Printemps 2/5

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80 boulevard Picpus, Paris, 75012

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At the Hôtel du Printemps, ideally located on a calm Parisian street next to Nation, you will receive a warm welcome in an......

1er Etage SoPi No classification

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34 rue Jean Baptiste Pigalle, Paris, 75009

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1er Etage is a hospitality concept that combines the comfort of a boutique hotel with the authentic charm of an elegant Parisian......

Bonsoir Madame 4/5

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65 rue Madame, Paris, 75006

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Splinters from the garden ponds, the stones trod by the whole “Paris of letters”, this is a neighbourhood where we stroll,......

Hôtel Paradiso No classification

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135 boulevard Diderot, Paris, 75012

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Hotel Paradiso is the first cinema-hotel in the world. Its 34 rooms and 2 cinema-suites are equipped with a 3-meter-wide screen......