Built in 1890 by a rich gentleman for his mistress, this elegant townhouse has been lovingly converted into intimate guest lodgings. There may not much by way of amenities, but the ambience is unique. Tucked behind the Sacré Coeur, this small mansion still feels like a private home. In fact, it virtually is: The Canipel family has run these unconventional lodgings for over 40 years. Each of the five rooms is decorated with different period prints and draperies, as well as handsome antique bedsteads and armoires. The hallways and entry are done up in deep blues and gold leaf; wall murals and paintings are the works of a local artist. The hotel has no elevator and no TVs in the rooms. The Canipels also rent nearby studios and apartments that sleep one to four. All reservations are made by e-mail.
- Margie Rynn