The Best Boutique Hotels in Paris
These classic hotels prove that little can be lovely, too.
Despite major, multi-million-dollar refurbishments to many of the city's grande dame luxury hotels (plus a slew of more contemporary boutique openings), some of the best stays in Paris still exude the period charm associated with hôtel particulier—a French term that translates roughly as “townhouse” or grand private residence. These classic boutique spots—most are privately owned and have fewer than 40 rooms—are more integrated into their quartiers and more attuned to la vie quotidienne. Read on for six favorites that strike us as the best of the tried-and-true.