The best boutique hotels in Paris

Nicola Williams
The Saint James is as close to a château hotel as you get in Paris

An insider's guide to the best boutique hotels in Paris, featuring the top places to stay for period charm, hip cocktail bars, sleek design, glamorous interiors and sumptuous restaurants, in locations including the 10th arrondissement, South Pigalle and near to Avenue des Champs-Élysées and Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré.

Hotel Providence, Paris, France

Hôtel Providence

Paris, France

9Telegraph expert rating

This clandestine pied-à-terre in the trendy 10e cocoons guests in a rare opulence and intimacy impossible to replicate at home. Bejewelled in lavish fabrics, unique objets d’art and superbly crafted bespoke details, this is a luxury lifestyle hotel that lives up to its promise. Every last art piece, light switch and fabric in the 1854 townhouse has been individually chosen with impeccable taste by Pierre Moussié. Superbly decorated rooms are a dazzling mirage of luxurious velvet, salvaged flea market finds and artisan light fixtures. Guests even have their very own bespoke in-room cocktail bar. Read expert review From £139per night Check availability Rates provided by Mr & Mrs Smith

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Le Roch Hotel and Spa, Paris

Le Roch Hotel & Spa

Paris, France

9Telegraph expert rating

Le Roch is an elegant boutique hotel that cleverly combines history, good taste and a sense of contemporary style, with a relaxing approach. One probably sees the intention to create a home-from-home far too often, but at this stylish property, designed by Sarah Lavoine, the concept does seem to work, with relaxed living spaces with art and design books, great squashy sofas and patterned rugs. It has a creative restaurant, secret terrace, sophisticated spa and pool and a brilliant central location near the Louvre and Opéra. Read expert review From £311per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Hotel Daniel Paris

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

Set on a quiet street just off the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, which is home to a cluster of high-end fashion boutiques and the Élysée Palace, this hotel is elegant and quaint with an intimate apartment-like feel. Bearing the signature Hausmann architectural style of 19th century France, its striking Asian-themed interior is furnished with pieces gathered from the Lebanese hotel owners’ travels through Asia. The welcoming garden-themed lobby is decorated with hand-painted floral wallpaper, orchid centrepieces, and paintings of Chinese nobles as well as Asian-style dividers and tasselled bamboo roll-up curtains. Read expert review From £193per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Maison Souquet hotel, Paris, France

Maison Souquet

Paris, France

9Telegraph expert rating

The classical golden stone façade of this hotel in ever-evolving SoPi (South Pigalle) hardly prepares you for the interior, as you walk into a Moorish-style tiled salon, recuperated from a mansion in Brussels. It sets the scene, allied with the cosiness of plush Napoleon III crimson velvet chairs, playing on the house's brief period as a maison close in 1905 frequented by socialites and intellectuals of the day. The sequence continues in the wood-panelled bar-library, with books and backgammon on hand, glass-roofed conservatory with infinity mirrors and even a tiny planted courtyard. Designed by Jacques Garcia, master of timeless historicism, this is all about atmosphere. Read expert review From £294per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Hotel La Belle Juliette, Paris

Hotel La Belle Juliette

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

On a historic street between Montparnasse and St-Germain-des-Prés, this elegant hotel named after celebrated 18th-century beauty Juliette Récamier gives a modern glance at different aspects of her life on each floor. In the bedrooms, carefully sourced antique prints in period frames and early editions of Romantic literature meet sleek modern console tables, Aalto chairs and iMacs. Even the old bergère chairs recuperated from the previous hotel have been reborn in shocking pinks and scarlets. Read expert review From £160per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Hôtel Saint James, Paris, France

Saint James Paris

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

The Saint James is as close to a château hotel as you get in Paris, with its gardens and sweeping drive. Behind the pompous Napoleon III facade you suddenly leap into a slightly crazy house party with a sweeping black and white grand staircase that comes straight out of My Fair Lady. Totally redecorated by interior decorator Bambi Sloan, there are panelled dining rooms, a galleried library and a small spa, but, unusually for a grand hotel, everything is done with a sense of fun. Read expert review From £300per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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L'Hotel, Paris, France

L'Hotel

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

Gorgeous L'Hôtel has an extraordinary neoclassical, galleried staircase rising up through the centre of the building. Interior designer Jacques Garcia has reinvented the hotel’s period style with fantastical touches and modern comfort. The interiors take in Empire style, Indochina and the rich flounces and damasks of the Baroque. Expect lavish wood-panelled and marble bathrooms. Pride of place have to be the Chic rooms, each inspired by a famous person, including the Oscar Wilde room with its peacock wallpaper frieze and the Mistinguett room, furnished with the actress-singer's Art Deco mirrored bed and dressing table. Read expert review From £263per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Hotel du Petit Moulin

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

This was the first hotel designed by Christian Lacroix. Fashioned out of two ancient 17th-century buildings, the reception was once one of the oldest bakeries in Paris, whose customers included Victor Hugo, and it has kept its painted storefront, winding corridors and balustraded staircase, amid discretely installed mod cons. The 17 rooms for once really are all different with boldly clashing colours and lush fabrics. Lacroix took inspiration from the idea of the voyage in both time and place in a heady mix that takes in a starry night sky, catwalk sketches, ancient beams, heavy taffetas, Venetian mirrors, sultry baroque and 60s furniture. Read expert review From £168per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Hotel Henriette, Paris

Hotel Henriette

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

Hotel Henriette makes a cosy and romantic base for a city break in Paris, with some of the bohemian Left Bank's best attractions a short walk away. Designer Vanessa Scoffier has a background in fashion journalism and her good taste and keen eye for detail can be seen throughout the hotel. Colour blocked-walls and fresh wooden floors combine with splashes of pattern – think floral feature walls and dainty floor tiles. Hand-picked trinkets, plants and freshly-cut flowers add to the chic and cosy atmosphere. The winter garden, complete with elegant French-style garden furniture, garlands of coloured lightbulbs and artfully mismatched plants is particularly attractive. Read expert review From £69per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Hotel La Tamise, Paris

Hotel La Tamise

Paris, France

9Telegraph expert rating

La Tamise is squirrelled away in a luxurious, 19th-century hôtel particulier (stately mansion) across from the pea-green lawns of Jardin des Tuileries. Guests are wrapped in the timeless, old-world elegance from the moment they set foot in the entrance hall with original cement-tiled patterned floor restored by Italy’s Salvatore Abramo. British aristocrats dropped by on their grand tour of Europe and all too soon, La Tamise was a fashionable address to stay overnight at when in Paris, darling. Models and photographers from fashion houses on nearby rue Saint-Honoré followed in the 1970s, Twiggy included. Only the finest fabrics and fittings are used in the 19 rooms. Read expert review From £199per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Hôtel Splendide Royal Paris, France

Hôtel Splendide Royal Paris

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

This petite boutique hotel, located in a luxurious corner of the 8th arrondissement, is made up of 12 generously proportioned luxury suites, and offers a taste of opulent Parisian apartment living. The look is classic French opulence, with rooms made for sashaying à la Coco Chanel. Furniture and walls feature Second Empire-style moulding and the grand look is completed by ornamental vases and antique books. The king-sized beds are made up with luxury French linen and are dangerously comfortable. The in-house Italian restaurant Tosca, presided over by Michelino Gioia, serves modern Italian cuisine done to perfection. Read expert review From £418per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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