Price From $190
'Hood It's not called the 1st arrondissement for nothing. In the heart of Paris, it encompasses Place Vendôme, the Louvre, and the Tuileries gardens.
First Impression Renovated in 2002, the hotel pulls off a blend of French charm and British classicism. The combined library and bar has the feel of an English club, with wood-paneled walls and plush armchairs, while the lounge is decorated with an array of French art.
The Rooms The prices are three-star, but the feel is four-star. The 43 stylish suites are decorated in shades of pistachio, slate gray, beige, or royal blue and furnished with designer chairs and bedside tables. Thick cottons, heavy velvets, and natural wool add both comfort and texture.
Plus Owner Sylvie de Lattre, who trolled Parisian flea markets for the paintings and prints that personalize each room, can advise on the city's best antiques-shopping spots.
Minus Guests looking for less-expensive shops and food will have to wander outside the area's rarefied bounds.
Details Rooms from $190.