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Looking for a small, romantic hotel in Paris

Dec 10th, 2006, 12:17 PM
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Looking for a small, romantic hotel in Paris

Want to plan a 2 year wedding anniversary trip to Paris w/ my husband. Looking for a small, romantic hotel in a great location. No budget constraints. Thanks in advance.
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Dec 10th, 2006, 02:42 PM
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How important is size - of the room?
This may help to guide responses, especially since their are no budget constraints, as There are a number of exceptionally charming small Paris hotels in great locations with most or all of their rooms also rather small by, say, American standards.
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Dec 10th, 2006, 03:17 PM
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Look into a superior room at the D'Aubusson. It meets your criteria.
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Dec 10th, 2006, 03:52 PM
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d'Aubusson or Relais Chistine should do it.
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Dec 10th, 2006, 03:59 PM
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janie,

If it were me, I would like to be at Pavillon de la Reine overlooking the Place des Vosges.
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Dec 10th, 2006, 04:12 PM
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Just seconding either Relais Christine or D'Aubusson. Location is superb (they are around the corner from one another) and they are both quietly elegant.
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Dec 10th, 2006, 05:18 PM
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Lancaster, LHW.COM, not the greatest location, but a perfect small luxury hotel.
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Dec 10th, 2006, 05:50 PM
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Relais Cristine is nice, and so is D'Aubusson, but I'd opt for Relais St. Germain over either of them. Besides, if you stay there you can actually eat at the impossible to get into Le Comptoir.
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Dec 10th, 2006, 06:18 PM
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Get a boulevard-facing room at the Madison Hôtel, preferably a corner one, and you'll have a fine small hotel in a great location.
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Dec 10th, 2006, 08:34 PM
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The Aubusson is a lovely hotel, great service and lobby is over the top in elegance. The rue Dauphine is a delight. The rooms are very pleasant, but to me with just a hint of the austere in the decor.

The Palais de la Reine is in a wonderful location, and we thoroughly enjoyed a couple of stays there.

We recently stayed under the eaves at the Lutece on the Isle St. Louis. Another great hotel. Recently redecorated from top to bottom. To me this was the most romantic of the three, as well as the least expensive, by far. But the rooms - our room at least - was small.

I prefer all three of the above locations to the Boulevard St. Germain, but of course, plenty of folks would disagree, strongly. It's a matter of taste.

The suggestions you're receiving so far are great - and also shaped by "no budget constraints." You're likely to receive a lot more if you spell out what else is important to you in a hotel.

One thing you might do is search out a copy of the Rivages guide "Hotels de Charme a Paris." I believe there's an English-language version, and a Web site. I wouldn't make a decision based solely on the guide but it's a great resource.
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Jan 9th, 2007, 12:49 PM
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Just stayed at d'Aubusson....it was perfect in every way. Great room, wonderful jazz in the evening, beautiful sitting area and dining room-not to mention a great location! Would highly recommend this hotel- it was a magical trip anyway, but the hotel and it's ambiance and location certainly added to the magic!
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Jan 9th, 2007, 02:32 PM
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One of the many good things about the Madison: rooms, especially the corner ones, are larger than the Paris norm. The hotel was entirely renovated 2 years ago and has lovely traditional furniture; bathrooms are quite large, and the tubs have hand-held showers with a wall holder and a real shower curtain.
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Jan 9th, 2007, 02:56 PM
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I second Pavillon de la Reine; another one I would suggest for location is Duc du Saint Simon..rooms a bit small but a really great "vibe" IMO.
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Jan 9th, 2007, 03:41 PM
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Another vote for the Madison. As Underhill said, rooms overlooking the boulevard are quite nice. Ask for a twin bed set up as a double, the rooms are larger. Very helpful staff.
 
Jan 9th, 2007, 04:36 PM
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My favorite, now out of MY price range is very small and intimate with a delightful terrace-garden to have breakfast. No restaurant but a small bar.
Hotel L'Abbaye, rue de Cassette
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