Affordable Small Hotels in Paris
Left Bank, 14th Arr.: La Maison Montparnasse
Owners Sophie and François Meisel ditched careers in advertising to open this attractive four-story contemporary find. Each floor has a different color scheme—fuchsia, mustard, prune, orange—with the 36 rooms offering variations, whether via custom-designed wallpaper or bright pillows atop down comforters. Within easy reach of the Gare Montparnasse, the neighborhood is an understated slice of vieux Paris: courtyard rooms overlook a small terrace and quaint houses in the alley behind. Nearby, there’s a flourishing bistronomie scene, notably at the Cantine du Troquet (try the goat-cheese salad with escargots).
53 Rue de Gergovie; 33-1/45-42-11-39; lamaisonmontparnasse.com; doubles from $170. Métro: Pernety; Plaisance