Paris is renowned as a haven for style and cutting-edge design – and you can enjoy it in every part of your trip here, right down to the room you stay in. For a hotel in Paris with extra aesthetic appeal, try one of these stylish design hotels.
Modern and minimalist with a pop of colour in the outdoor lounge area at Le Cinq Codet
Influenced by the Quartier Pigalle’s history and character from Alexandre Dumas to Edith Piaf, Le Pigalle is a boutique design hotel by Valéry Grégo. Housed in a Nouvelle Athènes-style building, the 40 rooms are decked out in a mix of contemporary, vintage and mid-century modern style. The interior is awash with monochrome images of the neighbourhood, fresh flowers from Muse and lobby music by local DJs. There’s also a chic cafe-bar and an achingly hip vinyl library.
Spiral staircase to heaven leading up to the bedroom in this suite
Le Cinq Codet
This upmarket design hotel housed in a former 1930s telephone exchange is a style feast for the eyes. Designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel, the hotel’s interiors make smart use of light woods and original contemporary art, with lots of natural light. In addition to the 67 rooms, a handful of duplex suites feature curved sofas, glass-sided staircases and views of Les Invalides. There’s also a swanky restaurant with a central patio.
Metro: École Militaire
Keeping it cosy and cool in the reception at Le Cinq Codet
Mama Shelter Paris
The brainchild of Philippe Starck, Mama Shelter Paris is the designer’s first foray into the more budget hotel scene. Still minimalist, monochrome and modern, the hotel’s 172 bedrooms have a fun graffiti vibe with graphic-patterned carpets, ยาขับประจำเดือน cartoon-themed lampshades, and exposed concrete walls. There’s both a pizzeria and modern French restaurant headed by star chef Guy Savoy, and in spring and summer the hotel has one of the best rooftop bars in Paris.
Metro: Porte de Bagnolet
Monochrome Parisian chic in the deluxe suite bathroom at the Banke Hotel
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Designed by architects Paul Friesse and Cassien Bernard, this luxury Belle Epoque-style hotel in the Opera quarter is housed in a former bank headquarters. With a crystal dome ceiling, mosaic floor and grand chandeliers hanging in the statement lobby, the 91-room hotel is crammed with opulent design features. There are two restaurants, including Josefin, a contemporary Spanish and French restaurant with flashy gold banquettes and Dutch designers Maarten Baas’s famous Smoke chairs.
Metro: Richelieu – Drouot
Jaw-dropping decor in this stylish suite
Moments from the Arc de Triomphe, the grand, and once very traditional, Hotel Vernet has been transformed into a vision of design by Marseille-born architect, Francois Champsaur. The Haussmann-era building dates to 1917 and was originally designed by Albert Sélonier and features an ornate glass dome designed by none other than Gustave Eiffel. Dine under the dome in The V restaurant, a contemporary French dining experience by chef Richard Robe.
Metro: George V
Check in and check out this glamorous reception at Banke Hotel
Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel
In the heart of trendy Canal Saint Martin, this design hotel is the hallmark of interiors guru Didier Gomez. Unlike many hotels in Paris, the nine-storey building was designed by Jean Jacques Fernier in the 1970s. With a gunmetal grey exterior with capsule-style windows, the building’s 121 rooms also reflect the 70s style. Inside it’s all cloud-shaped lamps, Tom Dixon light pendants and minimalist bathrooms (don’t worry though – there’s not an avocado suite in sight). The Penthouse has a private terrace and views towards the Sacré-Coeur. There’s also a swish ‘bistronomy’ restaurant by Bénédicte Van der Motte.
Enjoy an escape away in this quaint abode
Housed in a former 17th-century convent a stone’s throw from the Bastille, the gloriously revamped Hotel L’Antoine is the creation of fashion giant Christian Lacroix. The hotel’s décor centres around plush fabrics, exposed brick and statement wall coverings. Spread over five floors, the 38 rooms are individually styled, and each brings a real sense of Lacroix, with furnishings inspired by Parisian antiques institution Dissidi, thick carpets and brightly coloured velvet curtains. There’s also a lounge with an honesty bar, and a small spa with a sauna and a gym.
All that glitters is gold in this bathroom at Hotel L’Antoine
Styled by interiors experts Agnès Louboutin and Patrice Henry, this small design hotel is housed in a former textiles factory just off Rue Oberkampf. Bursting with industrial-chic style, the lobby features Eames chairs, chesterfield sofas and antique trunks, while the bedrooms are a blaze of colour, including LED stars in the bathrooms. There’s a little spa with a hammam and Les Bains des Marrakech treatments. An honesty bar and breakfast room complete the deal.
Major shabby chic vibes in the lobby at Hotel Fabric
Designed by Dorothée Meilichzon, M&O Paris designer of the year 2015, this clean-lined design hotel has a fun retro vibe. On the corner of Rue Faubourg Montmartre and Rue Geoffroy Marie, the small-but-stylish Hotel Panache has individually styled rooms with Meilichzon’s trademark graphic patterns and velvet furnishings. The swish restaurant is by David Lanher and Paul Landre, the team behind the acclaimed Racines restaurants.
Metro: Le Peletier
Setting the mood: This roof top terrace is the perfect relaxation spot
Le Royal Monceau Raffles
The grande dame of Parisian design hotels, Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris has been revamped by Philippe Starck to bring it bang up to date. Moments from the Arc de Triomphe, the hotel is a sumptuous blend of kitsch red lanterns, twinkling chandeliers and a private cinema, along with a Michelin-starred restaurant and a luxe and heavily mirrored spa. The 149 rooms all feature Starck’s inimitable style, with retro-slash-modern artworks and a profusion of lamps.
Le Cinq Codet
Mama Shelter Paris
Le Royal Monceau Raffles