The Most Unique Places to Stay in Paris
Paris is a hot spot for many tourists, but if you want a more unique place to stay, we’ve got the definitive guide.
Peppered with numerous swanky hotels and vacation homes, booking your stay in the City of Light can leave you feeling overwhelmed with choice. From hundred-year-old hotels to family-run B&Bs and, of course, plenty of remarkable Plum homes, the streets of Paris are filled with unique and quirky places to stay that you might never have heard of...until now. Whether you’re travelling alone, enjoying a romantic trip or exploring the city with your family, here's Plum Guide's list of unique places to stay in Paris to ensure your trip is one to remember.
An architectural gem
This quirky home in Paris' Montparnasse neighbourhood is full of interesting contemporary architectural features, and can definitely be classed as among the most impressive vacation rentals in the French capital. It's a light and bright home full of details to admire. We love the arched windows in the bedroom and the outdoor terrace is perfect for a spot of breakfast to kickstart your day. And how could we forget that staircase? It's a real showstopper and definitely makes this one of the most unique places to stay in Paris. (Good luck climbing it after one too many glasses of merlot.)
A louder-than-life abode
This home is over-the-top in every sense of the word, and that's why we admire it so much. Seriously, even we hard-to-please lot at Plum can't deny the way it brings every pattern, colour and texture imaginable into one home and somehow manages to pull it off is incredibly impressive. If you're unsure whether to love it or hate it, you should know it's located on none other than rue St Honoré. Was that exclusive location enough to sway you? We thought as much.
A medieval-meets-modern delight
Built on the only remaining wall of the 13th-century Saint Germain-des-Prés Abbey, this three-bedroom apartment stretching across three storeys really is one of a kind, and one of the most unique places to stay in Paris. It hasn't made its way into our collection of remarkable Paris short stay rentals by chance. Although the abbey walls remain an impressive feature of the home, thanks to its renovation, it now boasts a blend of medieval-meets-modern that we just can't get enough of. And we should mention for the more culinary inclined amongst you, this home boasts not one but two kitchens. Grab something from one of Paris' best food markets and get ready to cook up a couple of storms here.
An artist's retreat
A charming apartment in a charming neighbourhood – one of our favourites when it comes to where to stay in Paris – it doesn't get much better. Situated in Paris' trendy South Pigalle neighbourhood, Vuillard's Atelier is perfect for anyone wanting an original place to stay. Its high, ornate ceilings and herringbone flooring in particular are things to envy... uh, we mean admire. Formerly the home of Vuillard, the French painter, this home has an artistic quality like no other with musical instruments and artworks on display throughout.
A veritable house museum
You might think you’ve accidentally stumbled upon a house museum rather than a homestay upon first entering Galerie des Glaces. But rest assured, when staying here, this home's paintings, sculptures and antiquities are all yours to admire. The Art Deco furnishings really bring this place to life. We desperately want to get our hands on one of those Art Deco dining sets before hosting our next dinner party. One of the most unique places to stay in Paris? Without a doubt.
Unique hotels in Paris
Hotel du Continent Paris
This trendy hotel is one of the best places to situate yourself. The Hotel du Continent Paris is located in the heart of the city and boasts a unique take on interior design; each of the hotel’s floors is inspired by a different part of the world. This hotel is particularly good for solo travellers.
Located in the hip Pigalle district, the magnificent Maison Souquet offers gorgeously plush rooms where you’ll feel at home immediately. Easily one of the most unique hotels in the city, it boasts quirky and utterly Parisian decor, a private spa, delicious fine dining and cocktails and a charming garden to enjoy the French sunshine.
Hotel Les Bains Paris
This hotel is a favourite among couples and is located only 5 minutes from all the great things to see and do in the Marais. As one of the foremost hip hotels Paris visitors rave about, the unique lodgings blend chic, minimalist decor with luxurious amenities.
Hotel de Josephine de Bonaparte
This hotel is nestled deep in the charming Marais district and used to be a convent in the 1600s. The breathtaking architecture and rich character has prevailed through the centuries, with many of the gorgeous rooms still retaining the original features of the building, such as exposed wooden beams and floorboards.
Hotel Les Jardins de la Villa
This boutique hotel offers 33 exquisite rooms that are spacious enough to accommodate large groups of friends and families. If you’re looking for luxurious peace and quiet during a family trip to Paris, this is undoubtedly one of the best boutique hotels Paris has to offer.
And there you have it – our guide to the most unique places to stay in Paris. Fallen in love with one of Plum's characterful apartments in Paris? We could've guessed as much. Our home critics have professionally vetted each and every Plum Award winning home – testing everything from interior design to practical details like water pressure – to make sure our listings contain only the top 3% of holiday rental homes...because you deserve the best (of course). And if you want something equally remarkable but a little less loud, take a look at our homes with the best views of Paris instead.