For the Artist and Fashionista
The Edgar hotel and its very popular restaurant are located a short walk from the much-loved rue Montorgueil in the 2nd Arrondissement. This charming, stylish hotel is ideal for anyone who loves fashion or art and appreciates unique and individual style. Each room was decorated by a friend of the owner’s—including the world-renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Chanel stylist Pascal Brault—and reflects his or her personality.
This place is very personal, personable, hip and affordable—a perfect package satisfying all your desires, and a rare find among hotels in Paris. Most rooms remain under 200 euros, which is a bargain for what you get.
For the Vintage Maven
Opened last February, the hipster Hôtel du Temps is in the ever-stylish 9th Arrondissement, known to some as SoPi or South Pigalle. With colorful tiles, ethnic fabrics and a kind of vintage quirkiness, the decor of this hotel is much more interesting than the standard style you find at others.
There is a bar, which offers breakfast, tea and drinks later, but you’ll have to go out to one of the trendy spots in the neighborhood for your meals. Rates range from 120 to 315 euros.
For the Architect and Foodie
Five-star luxury in the 9th Arrondissement, the Hôtel de Nell plays second fiddle only to the famous restaurant that accompanies it, la Régalade Conservatoire.
The hotel is decorated in minimalist chic fashion and offers traditional spa massages as well as ayurvedic options from the Parisian spa expert Cinq Mondes. Prices start at 245 euros.
For the Queen
Find yourself in central Paris and in total luxury by trying the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal, with its Carita spa and killer location, set right into the Palais Royal, and walking distance from the Louvre and the 6th Arrondissement. The decor is a bit predictable yet still calm, contemporary and gracious. Rates start at 333 euros.
For the Jet-Setter
Opened last June, the Buddha-Bar Hotel takes its clientele into a fantasy world where old China meets new Paris, and where everything is five star. The hotel’s restaurant Vraymonde, situated in the heart of an 18th-century hôtel particulier, is decorated with Chinese flair and offers world cuisine.
The location is superb, right near the foodie haunts of the Madeleine and shopping on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Rates start at 460 euros.
Opening soon are the much talked about luxury hotel by the Peninsula brand; the Hotel Indigo by the IHG hotel group, near the Opéra; and Zadig & Voltaire’s first foray into the hotel business. The fashion brand got off to a bad start by stating that it wouldn’t let “Chinese tripists” book reservations. Stay tuned to this space for updates.