• Best view: You won’t want to get up in the morning at Hôtel Brighton; you’ll be happy just staying in bed and gazing at the panorama, which, depending on the room you stay in, might include the Louvre, Tuileries gardens, or Eiffel Tower.

  • Best for families: Right by the Bois de Vincennes (the city’s eastern park, an ideal spot for a family picnic), Hôtel de la Porte Dorée offers pretty rooms at very affordable rates and caters to kids with free crayons, toys, and cots. 

  • Best splurge: It’s hard to say whether the decor is modern or period at Relais St-Germain, but it doesn’t really matter, because it’s simply beautiful. Dark wood, plush fabrics, and priority seating at the coveted Le Comptoir du Relais downstairs. 

  • Most charming period piece: Hôtel Caron de Beaumarchais re-creates the ambience of 18th-century Paris, when the hotel’s namesake, the author of The Barber of Seville, was cavorting in the neighborhood. A bit of Old France right in the middle of the trendy Marais neighborhood. 

  • Most eco-friendly: Off the beaten track in the 11th arr., Eden Lodge uses solar panels for all its lighting, has high-tech self-cleaning floor tiles, and serves delicious organic breakfasts. It also overlooks one of the loveliest hidden residential gardens in town. 

  • Best for a quirky honeymoon: A location (quite literally) on the Seine; cool, cabinlike rooms; a hip cocktail bar; and a bijou outdoor pool—OFF Paris Seine is the city’s first floating hotel and a wacky but romantic spot for couples with a sense of fun. 

  • Best value: Blessed with a terrific location in the Marais next to a lovely and leafy square, Hôtel Jeanne d’Arc le Marais is a terrific budget option. 


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.