Fashioned from three adjoining 17th-century townhouses, this intimate hotel mixes old-world charm and jazzy modernity. Rooms are spacious, and even the smallest are equipped with a comfortable sitting area. The decor blends period furniture with modern prints, like the Louis XV armchair covered in zigzagged leather, or the 18th-century painting hung on a wall of mirrors. The effect is both stylish and deeply comforting. There are some extra stairs between floors, so if you have mobility issues, be sure to make that clear when you reserve. Guests have priority at the hotel restaurant, Le Comptoir, where you might otherwise have a 6-month wait for a reservation. Book your room at least a month in advance.
- Margie Rynn