5 best boutique hotels in Paris


When visiting Paris, the choices are plentiful for accomodation. Whether you prefer famous 5-star properties, well-known chains or private apartment rentals – there is something for everyone. However, the increasing demand for experiential travel has come with requests from travelers for a more “authentic” experience, which has boosted the proliferation of different and original boutique hotels all around town.

If you’re looking for a stay with character without compromising on luxury and quality, check out our top picks below for the best boutique hotels in Paris in 2020.

Le Pavillon de la Reine

The Pavillon de la Reine is a luxury boutique hotel based in the center of the iconic Le Marais neighborhood. Located in a tucked-away 17th-century building at Place des Vosges – one of the most picturesque squares in Paris–, the name of the hotel is a reference to Queen Anne of Austria (the mother of Louis XIV), because she once stayed here. The Pavillon de la Reine is a very elegant choice for those looking to have a romantic stay in Paris.

Le Prince Regent

Having had the chance to stay in this Residence style hotel twice, I’ve fallen in love with this hotel located near the Luxembourg Gardens and the Sorbonne on the elegant Rue Monsieur Le Prince. This is a charming 18th-century Parisian apartment building which has been restored and redesigned into large suite apartments filled with contemporary furniture, perfect for a family visit to Paris.

Le Petit Chomel

This boutique hotel is one of the most cosy in town. Designed to look like a French country house, unique and antique furniture pieces give the interiors a rustic charm in the center of Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. The hotel is located just around the corner from the iconic Bon Marché department store.

Hotel Bel Ami

This five-star hotel has a super sleek and chic design. Also located in the heart of Saint Germain, Bel Ami embraces the artistic spirit of the neighborhood with its art installations and designer furniture. If you are an art and design enthusiast, this hotel is a must during your stay in Paris.

Hotel Particulier Montmartre

Nestled away in the hill tops of Montmartre above Paris, this hotel is a well-kept secret. Having only five suites, it is a very small hotel that is hidden away on a private path surrounded by greenery. Each of the suites is unique and has its own theme, designed by artists, making the swanky hôtel particulier a hidden gem of Paris.

Maria Pasca is the Communications & Marketing Director at My Private Paris. My Private Paris is an award-winning boutique travel agency that fully tailors high-end tours and experiences in Paris with the finest local guides.

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Comments (11)

  1. Julia says:

    Paris is such a massive and diverse city that it’s probably a good idea to consider two of these charming boutique hotels. Yes, it is a great city but travel can be very wearing so cut it down by staying in two different districts and enjoy the luxury of two great hotels.

    • Maria Pasca says:

      That’s a great idea, Julia! If given the opportunity, staying in both sides of the river is great for contrast :)

  2. Jessica says:

    Each of these places looks so beautiful! I’d love to stay in all of them. It’s great that you mention the neighborhoods of where they’re located. I can just imagine staying at the Pavillon de la Reine and feeling so inspired to explore and enjoy Paris. I’d love to learn more about the Hôtel Particulier too in Montmartre, another great place to explore.

    • Maria Pasca says:

      They really are all a treat and so special in their own way! Hôtel Particulier Montmartre is a must, at least for a nice cup of coffee in their garden in the Spring or Summer.

  3. Julian Bird says:

    The Hotel Particulier is a real hidden away secret, I love Montmartre despite all the crowds. It would be brilliant to stay somewhere like this where you could enjoy Montmartre in the still and quiet of the early morning and maybe even late in the day when it is not over run by hordes of tourists.

    • Maria Pasca says:

      Completely agree, Julian. Must be quite the experience waking up there, it really feels like an oasis in the middle of such a popular “quartier” :)

  4. Andy Ashby says:

    I much prefer boutique hotels to the large corporate and characterless places. One of the best things about the smaller hotels is that you get much more personal service, you get to know the staff and they get to know what you like.

    • Maria Pasca says:

      That’s a great point. You may not get a huge gym nor a pool but the service gets much more personalized for sure!

  5. Donna Cooper says:

    You can get a totally different experience if you go for smaller or boutique hotels and I’d agree you can find a lot more character than you typically can with the big chains. The exterior of the first one is beautiful, I’m curious what it’s like inside. I think I was anticipating all of these would either have that comfy, homely vibe or be more quirky and colourful, so the Bel Ami is a refreshingly sleek, contemporary one. Quite like that.

    • Maria Pasca says:

      Le Pavillon de la Reine is a real gem! It has a beautiful courtyard and a great spa. Inside is just the perfect mix of traditional Paris with a very chic and modern twist!

  6. R. Flowers says:

    I am sure that there are more boutique hotels in Paris than we can count on our toes and fingers. It’s just a testament how much people love the City of Lights, and how many visit the city any time of the year. I particularly like my hotels to be accessible to public transport and at most 10 minutes to the centre of town. Le Petit Chomel looks very cosy to me and while it is located near a department store, look very secluded and quiet to me.

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