Mapplr’s favorite boutique hotels in Paris

If you are looking for a romantic place to stay in Paris — it could be for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion — check out these two design hotels: Hotel Particulier Montmartre and the Hotel Odeon St. Germain (Left Bank).

Hotel Particulier Montmartre

Of the two, the Hotel Particulier Montmartre is very special indeed. It is a grand townhouse in the midst of the Montmartre (which used to be quiet but is now crawling with tourists in part due to the popularity of the film “Amelie”). There are five luxurious suites, each one designed by a different artist.

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This has to be one of the most dazzling and atmospheric places to stay in Paris, not only because of the location (a townhouse) but because it does not have that “chain hotel” feel. It is expensive — the junior suites start at 390 EUR per night — but for that amount of money, you could be staying in a much less inspiring place.

Hotel Particulier Montmartre
23, avenue Junot
75018 Paris
+33 1 53 41 81 40

Hotel Saint Germain Odeon

Not quite as elegant as the Hotel Particulier Montmartre, but perfect for those who want to stay on the Left Bank, the St. Germain Odeon has recently undergone a renovation and come out looking like a design hotel. Standard double rooms start at 260 EUR per night but a junior suite costs between 280 EUR and 370 EUR which makes you wonder why you don’t just stay at the Hotel Particulier Montmartre (390 EUR per night). That’s the thing about design hotels anywhere in the world. You could be paying the same about of money for a much more ravishing experience.

Hotel Odeon Saint Germain
13, rue Saint Sulpice
75006 Paris

Other design hotels and apartments in Paris

  • Hotel Marceau Bastille: boutique hotel close to the Marais and the Bastille metro stop, located on a quiet street, reasonably priced, lovely rooms, good breakfasts.
  • Appartment Blanc: apartment in the Marais, reserve well in advance; the owner has other apartments for rent so if you can’t get this one, ask for the others
  • Hotel Mayet: quirky boutique hotel on the Left Bank
  • Swell Apartment: beautifully restored apartment in an Art Nouveau building, very Parisian
  • Hotel Arvor Saint Georges: 1960s style, rooms in white with splashes of color
  • Hotel Amour: luxurious bordello style, some rooms designed by artists, 8 rue de Navarin, +33 1 4878 3180
  • Hotel Chopin: located in one of the traditional shopping arcades or passages
  • Villa Madame: gorgeous boutique hotel in Saint Germain des Pres, close to the Jardin du Luxembourg

If you want a brief overview of recommended places to stay in Paris (and France), has a good selection. Click here (in Dutch).

Here’s another addition to the list – Mon Hotel in the 16th arrondissement, very close to the Arc de Triomphe:

Mon Hotel
1 rue d’Argentine
75116 Paris
+33 1 45 02 76 76

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About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.


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