4 Favorite Paris Hotels

Pavillon de la Reine

In a 17th-century building on the romantic Place des Vosges. We’ve always loved the plush lobby-library (one of the chicest places in Paris for breakfast or a drink) and the British concierge Jonathan, who is great for under-the-radar recommendations. And we’re excited about the new Carita spa. From $530. At 28 Place des Vosges; 33-1/40-29-19-19; pavillon-de-la-reine.com.

Le Royal Monceau

The 150-room, twenties classic, reopening as Raffles’s first European hotel in the spring after a $140 million redo. Especially of note will be its Philippe Starck interiors and the talented general manager Sylvain Ercoli, the former GM at Paris’s Hôtel de Crillon and Claridge’s, in London. From $980. At 37 Av. Hoche; 33-1/42-99-88-00; raffles.com.

Sofitel Paris le Faubourg

On Boissy d’Anglas, which is closed to traffic because of the nearby U.S. embassy. Close to the Tuileries, it’s an efficient business hotel, but one with a lovely airy spot for breakfast, a small terrace for alfresco cocktails, and a warm atmosphere. Rooms are petite but all the suites will be getting makeovers when renovations begin this month. From $490. At 15 Rue Boissy d’Anglas; 33-1/44-94-14-14; sofitel.com.

Hotel Lancaster

Housed in a 19th-century townhouse just off the Champs-Elysées. Of the 57 antique-decorated rooms, the ones to book are the terraced suites on the hotel’s top floor (nos. 71 and 76). And the Brittany langoustines and apricot dim sum are must-haves at the Michel Troisgros–helmed restaurant. From $730. At 7 Rue de Berri; 33-1/40-76-40-76; hotel-lancaster.fr.