Hôtel Bourg Tibourg, 4th Arr.
Tel: 33 1 42 78 47 39
Metro: Hôtel-de-Ville or St. Paul
Concierge.com's insider take:
Prices at this hip place run just a little beyond budget territory, but the few extra dollars are justified by its location (in the heart of the Marais, right down the street from Mariage Frères—the cult tea shop, tea salon, and lunch spot) and inventive decor (by star decorator Jacques Garcia, of Hôtel Costes fame). Garcia's 30 funky Napoleon III–style rooms are a mixture of neo-Gothic and Asian influences, with lush colors, rich fabrics, and one-of-a-kind period pieces. A lot of comfort is packed into modest-sized spaces, too, from beds made up in crisp white linens to well-lit bathrooms with mosaic tiles. One of France's hottest landscape architects, Camille Muller, designed the small interior garden. The Bourg Tibourg is Paris HQ for the fashion herd—designers, buyers, photographers, and so forth—so be sure to book well ahead.