Affordable Small Hotels in Paris
Courtesy of Hotel Saint Thomas D'aquin
Left Bank, Seventh Arr.: Hôtel Saint Thomas d’Aquin
This backstreet gem is the perfect perch for exploring the Left Bank. Sunny street-view rooms have ivy-laced, wrought-iron balconies that overlook a boutique-dotted lane. A wobbly winding staircase adds a flourish of well-worn Parisian charm, but the entire 21-room hotel has been updated with modern furnishings and a neutral palette. Wander up the street to browse for antiques; a few blocks farther east you’ll find python carryalls at Jérôme Dreyfuss and salted-caramel macarons at Ladurée.
3 Rue du Pré aux Clercs; 33-1/42-61-01-22; hotel-st-thomas-daquin.com; doubles from $220. Métro: Rue du Bac; St.-Germain-des-Prés