If you’re planning a romantic city break for two or passing through Paris for a couple of nights, there are no shortage of charming boutique hotels to choose from.
They embody all that is French, are slightly Instagram-ready, and focus on providing a personal touch. Plus, it’s an excellent spot to escape the crowds and get to know this city more intimately.
Hotel des Grands Boulevards
Tucked away off Boulevard Poissonniere, this grand hotel is a rare find in one of Paris’ liveliest neighborhoods. Once an 18th-century garden, the building now houses 50 luxurious rooms that pay homage to its heritage.
Designer Dorothee Meilichzon of Experimental Group has created an interior that pays homage to pre-French Revolution era opulence while also exploring a more muted provincial aesthetic. It’s truly a heady mix.
The rooms are an exquisite mix of regal, romantic and relaxing. All feature handmade beds dressed in satin sheets, bathrobes/slippers and pastel bathrooms (complete with Sachajuan shampoo and Malin+Goetz lotion). Giovanni Passerini’s rooftop restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; The Shell bar remains open late into the night for your enjoyment.
Hotel de la Porte Saint Germain
Hotel de la Porte Saint Germain, a classic Parisian house situated in an idyllic garden, offers guests a tranquil haven to unwind and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. With 44 rooms and suites to choose from, Hotel de la Porte Saint Germain provides light French cuisine from breakfast until dinner with complimentary gourmet tea time in the late afternoon.
This hotel caters to those seeking an opulent, boutique experience in Paris’ chic left bank. It provides 24-hour reception, free WiFi and a tour desk for added convenience.
St Germain’s famous shopping streets and Le Bon Marche department store are within easy walking distance of this hotel, which also features a bar and serves breakfast daily.
Here, the atmosphere is unmistakably Parisian – a warm, inviting vibe reminiscent of a house where everyone’s contented to be there. Chef Arnaud Faye oversees the restaurant here with two Michelin stars; there’s also an outdoor terrace overlooking the garden as well as a wellness center featuring black lava stone pool and hammam with natural daylighting.
Sarah Lavoine designed Rooms with her signature style in mind, blending natural light from windows and luxurious finishes like velvet and walnut floors. They boast an open concept floor plan for maximum enjoyment of natural rays throughout the day.
Hotel des Artistes
This charming hotel in Paris’ heart, just a short stroll away from Montmartre and Sacre Coeur, makes an excellent base to explore the city’s major sights. Plus, it’s an unbeatable value!
This charming boutique property in Lyon’s chic neighborhood was renovated in 2015 and features 45 elegant guest rooms decorated with abstract art. Its ideal location on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lyon Presqu’ile peninsula makes it an ideal starting point for exploring all of the city’s top attractions.
It’s no wonder why this charming property is so popular among leisure travelers, often traveling as couples. They find the secluded courtyard and quiet rooms to be welcoming, as well as the hotel’s friendly staff.
Hotel de l’Opera
Parisian style is defined by a blend of sophistication and imperfection. This means mixing basic, sophisticated pieces with some quirky accessories to give an outfit its unique aesthetic.
Parisian women tend to go with what they feel comfortable in and keep it simple. They don’t have the time for hours of getting ready, and they know exactly what looks good on them.
Hotel de l’Opera is the epitome of Parisian chic. Inspired by 19th Century France, this luxury hotel features an indoor pool and fitness facilities as well as elegant rooms adorned with European-style designer furnishings and artwork on the walls.