Hôtel de la Bretonnerie
From the grotto-like breakfast room to the duplex junior-suites under mansard roofs, the 29-room Hôtel de la Bretonnerie is a sampler catalogue of French fashions. Guest quarter décor ranges from cozy canopy beds and rustic exposed beams to elegant Empire-style furnishings to exotic Indochine appointments. No room will be accused of being spacious, but all are comfortable, the Sagot family's management is friendly, and the setting is hard to beat: a classic 17th-century hôtel in the heart of the Marais, a few blocks from the Pompidou and Picasso Museum and a 15-minute stroll from Notre-Dame.
Doubles from $196.