9 New Boutique Hotels in Paris

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Recently, an unprecedented number of exceptional—and exceptionally stylish—small boutique hotels have revitalized the hotel scene in Paris. Whether you're looking for a deluxe five-star experience in the heart of the city, a hipster hideaway, or an out-of-the way budget gem, there's something new, and wonderful, for everyone.—Jennifer Ladonne

David Imbert

Hotel de Jobo

WHERE: 4th Arrondissement

Josephine Bonaparte was the inspiration behind this chic hotel's madcap pastiche of roses, leopard, and toile de Jouy prints paired with sleek neoclassical furnishings and original artworks. Small, super-stylish and quiet, each of Hotel de JoBo's 24 rooms (most on the smaller side) is unique, many overlooking a pretty interior courtyard and outdoor terrace. Though the hotel has no restaurant, the voluptuous bar is perfect for a romantic rendezvous or a late-night snack. Set on a small street in the Marais, the hotel is just steps from the Place des Vosges and the Musées Carnavalet, Picasso, and Cognacq-Jay. Nearby you’ll find some of Paris's best shopping and the hotel is within an easy walk of the Seine, Ile Saint-Louis, Notre Dame cathedral, and Saint-Germain-des-Près. Plus, an exceptionally friendly staff goes out of their way to make you feel at home.

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Hotel Phileas

Hotel Phileas

WHERE: 9th Arrondissement

A top-to-toe renovation in 2015 brought this handsome boutique hotel, opposite the Gare Saint-Lazarre train station, roaring back to life. Common areas evoke the heyday of 19th-century transatlantic travel (think Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days) and rooms are tastefully done up in earthy neutrals punctuated with bright colors and wood, with modern baths all in white. Set in the midst of a bustling neighborhood, within short walking distance of the big department stores (Galeries Lafayette, Printemps), the Opéra, and Place de la Madeleine, you're not far from the beating heart of Paris. What the rooms lack in size they make up for in cleanliness and coziness. Beds are large and comfortable and noise levels are surprisingly low, considering its proximity to a major train station (which puts public transport at your doorstep). Prices are reasonable for a four-star hotel.

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Romain Ricard

Hotel Panache

WHERE: 9th Arrondissement

Like its sister the Hotel Paradis, the Panache is gentle on the budget but packs a punch when it comes to style. Bright and modern, with some vintage references (Thonet-style headboards, tweed upholstery, pendant lighting, 50's phones), the hotel plays up its quirky shape, mildly reminiscent of the wedge-shaped Flatiron building in New York. Rooms are compact, but a spare layout, well-placed mirrors and ample light makes them feel more spacious than they are, as do the gleaming pre-war-style bathrooms. A family room for parents and two kids, not so easy to find in Paris, is a nice plus. Set in the up-and-coming 9th arrondissement, it's a great place to explore hidden parts of Paris you might otherwise miss. The hotel is near some of Paris's prettiest covered passages (Panoramas, Jouffroy, Verdeau), the Drouot antiques district, and within quick walking distance of great restaurants, theater and the big department stores.

Insider Tip: The hotel's gastronomic restaurant draws Parisian foodies for its take on farm-to-table fare and natural wines.

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Design Hotels

Les Bains

WHERE: 3rd Arrondissement

Proust bathed here, Mick Jagger danced here, and now Dior hosts its fashion week after parties at this former 19th-century bathhouse turned legendary 80s nightclub, turned glamorous hotel. Now, known simply as Les Bains, the restored dance floor and in-hotel pool recall both of its former incarnations, along with a hugely popular restaurant and a trendy club and bar, all of which are catnip to Paris's hip fashion crowd. The rooms are done up in neutral grays and punctuated with Art Deco-style velvets, marble-topped tables, and vintage lamps. With stunning black-tiled bathrooms and claw-foot tubs, the hotel's significant allure is more than just skin deep. Some higher-priced rooms have private terraces.

Insider Tip: An on-site concept store dispenses with the need to run out for the latest handbag, headphones, or skateboard.

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Christophe Bielsa

Hotel Monge

WHERE: 5th Arrondissement

This is one of the newest boutique hotels on the block and quickly becoming one of the most popular. A departure from the edgy minimalism so popular in Paris, Hotel Monge's fetching touches—whimsical wallpapers, velvet throw pillows, leather-bound books, botanic prints—favor an elegant coziness that fits right in with its sleepy Left Bank DNA. Set in a graceful old mansion just steps from the Jardin des Plantes, Paris's oldest botanical gardens, you're in proximity to some of the city's great landmarks—the Roman amphitheater, the Panthéon, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Notre Dame, Ile Saint-Louis, and the Marais.

There’s a small wellness area with massage and steam rooms, tea, coffee, and pastries offered free throughout the day, and a serve-yourself “honesty bar” lets you enjoy a glass of wine in a cozy corner whenever the spirit moves you.

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Paul Bowyer

Hotel Bachaumont

WHERE: 2nd Arrondissement

Another go-to stop for the busy fashion crowd, the beautiful Bachaumont's impeccably hip credentialss include interiors by designer-of-the-moment Dorothée Meilichzon and a restaurant and lounge from the team who brought us some of Paris's top cocktail bars (as well as watering holes in London and NYC). Set on a quiet cobbled street in the Montorgueil market district, the hotels is close to newly renovated Les Halles, the trendy Etienne Marcel shopping district, and plenty of restaurants and bars. The Bachaumont is a luxe reincarnation of a 100-year-old neighborhood hotel, with rooms decorated in deep, lyrical colors with chevron parquet floors and retro bathrooms. Some come with small but charming terraces.

Insider Tip: Stellar food and drink choices abound, starting with a copious breakfast in the glass-roofed winter garden, a gastronomic bistro with sidewalk terrace, and, of course, a fabulously cozy—and wildly popular— cocktail bar.

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Hotel Nolinski

WHERE: 1st Arrondissement

Paris's newest luxury hotel, the gleaming new Nolinski is a small deluxe hotel (45 rooms) with opulence to spare. Sleek marble offsets the glint of precious metals warmed with deep plush carpets, lavish furnishings, and modern sculptures and paintings. A full-service spa offers a gorgeous pool, steam room, and sauna, and three treatment rooms in a space designed for utmost calm and wellbeing. Apart from the piped in music, this is a chic sanctuary with an ideal location steps from the Opéra, Comédie Française, the lovely Palais Royal gardens, the Louvre, and high-end shopping on rue Saint-Honoré.

Insider Tip: The hotel's bright, art-centric gourmet restaurant, which opens onto the Avenue de l'Opéra on fine days, serves all meals, and the swank lounge is a great place to gather pre and post ballet or theater.

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Hotel Narcisse Blanc

Hotel Narcisse Blanc

WHERE: 7th Arrondissement

The superb five-star Le Narcisse Blanc covers all the bases in luxury accommodations with a top-notch gastronomic restaurant, a lovely lounge area, a full-service Carita spa, a fitness room, sauna, steam room, and a glorious Art Deco-inspired pool. Housed in a Haussmann-era mansion in an elegant neighborhood, the hotel exudes polished sophistication with plenty of warmth and coziness. Each of the hotel's 30 generously proportioned rooms—many with unusually high ceilings—is unique, but all are luxuriously appointed in creamy shades offset in pink, powder blue, and gold with tasteful gilding. Some rooms are flooded with light from floor-to-ceiling windows, and fifth-floor suites have private terraces with sweeping panoramas of Paris and views of the Eiffel Tower. The hotel's central Left Bank location is a quick walk from the Musée Rodin, the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, and excellent dining and shopping.

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Hotel Providence

WHERE: 10th Arrondissement

This off-the-beaten-path gem is just the thing for those seeking a hip, mid-price address with style to spare. A vintage aesthetic reigns in this small, 24-room lodging with Art Deco-inspired rooms sporting elegant House of Hackney velvet-print wallpapers and custom minibars complete with ice makers—all the better to mix your own concoction with your en suite cocktail shaker, implements, and recipes included! Smallish but well-proportioned rooms are crowned with giant bathrooms boasting copious claw-foot tubs and gleaming fixtures. Though not exactly central, the neighborhood offers plenty of authentic Parisian pleasures: Drouot auction house, legendary theaters, the fabulous Musée des Arts et Métiers, and scores of chic bars and restaurants.

Insider Tip: A cozy in-hotel restaurant serves three meals a day and drinks or coffee can be had at all hours indoors or on the wraparound terrace.

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