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Fashioned out of three adjoining 17th-century townhouses, this intimate hotel mixes old-world charm and jazzy modern ideas. Exposed beams abound in the spacious rooms, even the smallest of which is equipped with a comfortable sitting area. And yet there is nothing fussy or boring about the decor, which artfully blends period furniture with modern prints, like a Louis XV armchair covered in zigzagged leather. The effect is both stylish and deeply comforting. You’ll want to fling yourself onto the king-size bed, cover yourself with a fake-fur throw, and just stare out the window at the lovely Carrefour de l’Odéon. There are some extra stairs between floors, so if you have mobility issues, make that clear when you reserve. Guests have priority at the hotel’s restaurant, Le Comptoir, where you might otherwise wait 3 months for a reservation. Rooms book up far in advance here.