When in Paris, style and atmosphere ought to drive all of your choices — including the hotel where you stay. While France’s largest city is filled with outposts of luxury — and personality-driven hospitality brands, they don’t always embody the City of Lights’ unique characteristics and vibe. Each of these 9 hotels, however, does so, by reflecting its neighborhood surroundings. Options to dine and drink, or pamper yourself with wellness at a spa or pool, are also all under one roof — and you need only look out at the window for a postcard-perfect view. Tucked into neighborhoods you don’t want to miss, here are 9 of the best hotels in Paris.

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The best hotel in the 1st arrondissement, Paris

1. Hôtel Madame Rêve, The Louvre

Open since October, and founded by actor and producer Laurent Taïeb, the 82-room Hôtel Madame Rêve gives the Louvre’s former post office a new lease on life. Fifty-three rooms feature private balconies. Views of the hotel’s vertical garden can be seen from most rooms, while some even frame the Eiffel Tower. Two restaurants are on property: La Plume, with a Japanese-inspired menu, walls of windows and a third-floor perch; and Madame Rêve Café, serving Mediterranean dishes inside or on the terrace. A small spa with a sauna and offering treatments is also at the hotel.

Price: $572 per night

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The best hotels in the 6th arrondissement, Paris

2. Hôtel d’Aubusson, Latin Quarter

Home to a jazz café, the 50-room Hôtel d’Aubusson within a 17th-century townhouse features architectural relics of its past, including exposed beams and a fireplace crafted from Burgundian stone. Shades of purple and red balance neutral and gold shades in the spacious guestrooms while one of Paris’ largest hotel pools is exclusive to hotel guests, as part of the spa. Dine or drink in the garden at Café Laurent, where come evening the place fills with live jazz and piano music.

Price: $543 per night

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3. Hôtel Bel Ami, Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Hôtel Bel Ami is near all the famed cafes, including Les Deux Magots and Café Flore, on the Left Bank. But the 108-room hotel itself is also a destination, thanks to a 2016 design refresh that honors the building’s former life as a printing company through design inspired by the 1950s. A bar and café are both at the hotel, serving breakfast, brunch, and evening drinks and tapas. Wellness Center by Maison Flamel offers off-beat spa treatments, including a 24-karat gold facial.

Price: $370 per night

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The best hotel in the 7th arrondissement, Paris

4. Derby Alma, Eiffel Tower

If you really want to see the Eiffel Tower, and not leave the room, book Derby Alma’s Eiffel Tower View Suite. Otherwise, rooms are spacious by Parisian standards and it’s only a 10-minute walk to the monument. Décor throughout is chic, such as boudoir-style furnishings and framed fine-art photos depicting fashion. Wake up to serve-yourself-breakfast in the breakfast room of pastries and a mix of sweet and savory foods. Mirror fragments dangling from the ceiling in the bar are a fitting setting for cocktails. There is also a terrace in which to enjoy drinks.

Price: $300 per night

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The best hotel in the 8th arrondissement, Paris

5. Hôtel Barriere Le Fouquet, Champs-Elysées

You literally can’t miss Hôtel Barriere Le Fouquet: just look for the bright-red awning and wraparound terrace along the Champs-Elysées, home to Fouquet’s Paris, a brasserie, since 1899. Le Joy, with garden and indoor seating, as well as all-day dining, is another option. Mimicking a speakeasy, Le Marta Paris’s door is hidden by a bookcase, and you can also order drinks at L’Escadrille. The hotel underwent a full renovation in 2017, further cementing its status as a luxury Parisian resort. Among its true gems is Spa Diane Barriere, the lower-level spa with an indoor pool surrounded by artwork.

Price: $852 per night

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The best hotels in the 9th arrondissement, Paris

6. Chouchou Hôtel, Opera District

This trendsetting design hotel, open since 2020, is so cool it even has its own food market with food vendors offering counter service, including oysters, cheese and deli meats. And a guinguette (outdoor tavern) and performance stage. Many of the 53 guestrooms have courtyard views and the décor is unexpected, in a good way, like an all-black bath in one of the Junior Suites and little accents like vases of dried botanicals and framed black-and-white art.

Price: $229 per night

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7. Maison Souquet, Montmartre

The 20-room Maison Souquet re-opened in 2015 after a two-year renovation, introducing Belle Epoque-inspired design by Jacques Garcia, a well-known French interior decorator. Lots of silks, embroidered fabrics and jewel-toned décor drive the elegant design, with Moorish design anchoring the bar where lunch and dinner is served Salons throughout the hotel are cozy little nooks for drinks and entertainment, plus a “secret” spa available just for guests’ use. There’s a pool, treatment room and steam bath.

Price: $431 per night

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The best hotel in the 11th arrondissement, Paris

8. Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet-MGallery, Bastille

Sporting an exterior that looks like a quintessential, storybook Parisian hotel, Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet-MGallery has 80 rooms, giving new life to the building’s past as a chocolate factory and exotic-woods importer. Hardwood floors and a light, bright aesthetic are in each of the guest rooms. Some boast soaking tubs and balconies. Guests can even sign up for mixology classes in the evenings. Wellness is the focus at CODAGE Spa, with two treatment rooms, a pool and a hammam.

Price: $273 per night

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The best hotel in the 16th arrondissement, Paris

9. Brach Paris, Ile de France

The Philippe Starck-designed Brach Paris is a former center for postal sorting, operating since the 1970s until shortly before the hotel opened in 2018. The restoration relies upon raw materials such as wood, glass, marble and leather, with a nod to the 1930s, and added a rooftop kitchen garden. Some of the 59 rooms feature terraces while the suites offer a perk you’re not going to find easily at a Parisian hotel: a Norwegian wood hot tub. Another unique perk are the hotel’s terrarium-creation classes. Bibliophiles will love that books are scattered throughout the property, and for guests’ use. The restaurant embraces Mediterranean cuisine, which can be had either indoors or on the heated terrace. Cocktails, mocktails and tapas are served at the hotel’s bar. Also on the property is a small spa.

Price: $651 per night

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