In the thick of the student quarter facing La Sorbonne, this cozy boutique hotel combines comfort with an unusual, but classy decor. Period furniture is covered in lively green, blue and dark brown stripes; colorful wall fabrics put a modern spin on Victorian patterns, and excerpts from French literary classics are woven into the carpets. Each room has a desk with an iMac for guest’s use. As pretty as they are, the rooms are small, and some have bathrooms that are downright tiny. If you need space, opt for a deluxe with a bathtub or the large room on the top floor with a view of the Sorbonne and the Pantheon.
- Margie Rynn