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Hôtel Vernet

Having been refurbished earlier this year, this hundred-year-old hotel now looks superbly spruce, with brass accents and marble floors. The fifty chic rooms have mosaic-tile bathrooms, and the restaurant sits under an original stained-glass ceiling. Note: it’s in the Eighth, some distance from the First.

Hôtel Edgar

With Scandinavian-inspired décor and gypsy élan, this personable hotel has helped jump start a neighborhood that was a slum a century ago. Each of the thirteen retro rooms was designed by a different member of the owner’s family, from the striped bedspreads to quirky bedside lighting. The great restaurant draws local creative types and savvy travelers.

L’Hôtel

None of the twenty rooms at this lush, ultra-sophisticated hotel are alike. Interior designer Jacques Garcia’s mix of hand-painted frescoes, flocked wallpaper, gilded mirrors, and Japanese-inspired prints give this discreet Saint-Germain oasis a unique charm. No doubt the many notable historical guests—like Oscar Wilde, who passed away in a room that’s now decorated in his style—would be impressed. There’s a hammam, a velvety lounge, and a great restaurant—plus the stunning École des Beaux-Arts is next door. 

Hôtel Thoumieux

This fifteen-room hotel exudes brash style, a mix of Art Deco Parisian hostel and Mod pattern explosion. Locals know it as the address of Thierry Costes and Jean- François Piège’s Brasserie Thoumieux. The hotel’s two-starred formal restaurant showcases former Crillon chef Jean-Francois Piège and Thierry Costes’s skills; there’s also a tantalizing pastry shop just down the street. 

Hôtel Montalembert

Sleek modernity (and custom-designed Christian Liaigre furniture) comes with a dose of the 1920s building’s Beaux-Arts heritage at this nicely individualistic Left Bank boutique hotel.


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