Stylish Small Hotels in Paris
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Do your summer plans include a trip to Paris? I wish mine did. If you’re going to the most stylish city in the world (according to an unscientific survey of just me), don’t just stay in a boring old hotel room. Stay in a hotel as stylish as the city itself. Here are a few suggestions to get you going:
High style hotel near the Picasso Museum
This super-stylish hotel at the site of the oldest bakery in Paris – where Victor Hugo bought his baguettes! – in the Marais was designed by Christian Lacroix and features his trademark mixture of patterns and shapes. Guests rave about the superb service, the playful décor, the great location near the Picasso Museum.
Rooms €185 – 355 per night.
Hotel du Petit Moulin
29/31 rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris
+33 1 42 74 10 10
Good hotel for runners and swimmers in Paris
If you’re a runner or a swimmer visiting Paris, you need to give Hotel Molitor a try. Built in 1929 and set around an iconic courtyard pool, the Molitor was recently rejuvenated by Accor hotels as part of their MGallery Collection of luxury properties. In addition to the heated outdoor pool, there is an indoor pool and spa. For runners, the nearby Bois de Boulougne provides miles of running routes through shaded woods. The hotel is not far from Roland Garros Stadium, for fans of tennis. Guests love the wonderful concierge, terrific service, tasty breakfast, and modern rooms. The location is somewhat far from central Paris, and the closest Metro stop is a bit of a walk, but the experience is unique in Paris.
Rooms from €260.
13 rue Nungesser et Coli, 75016 Paris
+33 1 56 07 08 50
Design hostel with easy airport access
This chain of design hostels has outposts across Europe, with a focus on contemporary design. The clientele naturally skews younger – it is a hostel, after all – but there are some private rooms available, and many guests says it feels more like a hotel than a hostel, with bathrooms inside the rooms (even the shared rooms). There is a lively bar in the basement, so families might want to look for an upper level room. Don’t miss the Moroccan “chill-out” room and rooftop bar overlooking Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. The location near Gare du Nord makes it easily accessible from the airport, though it is not really close to most tourist destinations.
Quad room (bunk beds!) perfect for families from €109.
9-11 Place du Colonel Fabien, 75010 Paris
+33 1 70 98 84 00
Central stylish hotel in Paris
For style close to the center of Paris, you can do no better than Hotel Crayon. The rooms, though smallish, are exquisitely decorated with bright colors and artwork. Guests love the location close to the Louvre and Metro stations to connect to all parts of the city. Families can reserve adjacent rooms, and breakfast is free for kids under 16.
Rooms from €144
25, rue du Bouloi, 75001 Paris
+33 1 42 36 54 19
New flights from LAX to Paris
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