Best Small Luxury Hotels of the World in France

Each year, more than 1,000 independent boutique hotels apply to become a part of the Small Luxury... READ MORE
Each year, more than 1,000 independent boutique hotels apply to become a part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World portfolio. However, only 5 percent are invited to join the brand, meaning travelers can expect quality amenities, inviting atmospheres and impeccable accommodations when staying at an SLH-affiliated hotel. What's more, mystery inspectors visit the brand's 500-plus properties annually to ensure that guests are experiencing the highest standards of service and value. This brand markets itself as a champion of hidden treasures, so no two Small Luxury Hotels are alike. However, one consistent perk of the SLH brand is the free-to-join INVITED program. This three-tiered benefits system includes rewards like room upgrades and free breakfast. Most importantly, this brand gives customers options: Its portfolio includes everything from family-friendly historical inns to adults-only resorts with Michelin-starred restaurants. Keep in mind, most of the brand's hotels are located outside of the United States, with numerous outposts in Europe and Asia. You can explore several Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties on our Best Hotels rankings.

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    Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal
    Paris
    0.9 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 962 reviewsTripAdvisor (962)
    This ornate hotel boasts one of the best addresses in the City of Light: it's just north of the Musée du Louvre and adjacent to Le Palais Royal. A smaller hotel with just 68 rooms and suites, the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal occupies a centuries-old building and receives praise from guests for its ideal location, accommodating employees and more affordable room rates compared to other nearby five-star properties. Accommodations feature showers or bathtubs (some are equipped with both), complimentary Wi-Fi access and 24-hour room service, and select rooms and suites include private balconies with Eiffel Tower, Louvre or Montmartre vistas. This property also houses a bar and restaurant and offers plenty in the way of relaxation, with an on-site fitness room, spa and Turkish hammam. Recent travelers were impressed by the attention to detail at this property, from fresh in-room flowers to tailored restaurant recommendations from the concierge and front desk employees.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Maison Souquet
    Paris
    2.2 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 841 reviewsTripAdvisor (841)
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    The AccorHotels-affiliated Maison Souquet features traditional belle epoque decor dreamed up by famed French interior designer Jacques Garcia, who designed or refurbished parts of iconic buildings like the Musée du Louvre and Versailles Palace. All of the property's 20 guest rooms and suites are named after former members of various royal courts and showcase period-inspired details like rich color schemes and silk headboards. Standard rooms only offer 172 to 194 square feet of space but have smart TVs, Hermès toiletries and minibars. Suites, meanwhile, come with private entrances and more square footage. Outside the accommodations, lodgers have access to a bar and a spa with an indoor swimming pool and a Turkish hammam. When it's time for a meal, the on-site restaurant serves French-inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Overall, recent guests enjoyed their stays here, citing the "fantastic" staff, "excellent" cocktails and "sumptuous" room decor as highlights. Other pluses include the delectable breakfasts and its location in Paris' ninth arrondissement, a culturally rich neighborhood that's home to many of the city's theaters, including the Palais Garnier. Note: This property participates in Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program, but members can only earn points while staying here.

    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge
    Val Thorens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 335 reviewsTripAdvisor (335)
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    Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge is a 5 star hotel. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 335 reviews.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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  • Hotel Belles Rives
    Antibes
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 744 reviewsTripAdvisor (744)
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    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Relais Christine
    Paris, 75
    0.7 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1058 reviewsTripAdvisor (1058)
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    A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this Parisian getaway in the 6th arrondissement (district) leaves travelers smitten. From the green gardens that accent the Relais Christine's outdoor entryway to the charming decor that differs from room to room on the interior, this hotel's diverse and unique style impresses travelers from around the world. Guests praise the hotel's convenient location, just a short walk (or ride by one of the hotel's complimentary bicycles) to the Musée d'Orsay, the Latin Quarter and the Seine River. After a long day of exploring this bustling city, guests can unwind at the hotel's Spa Guerlain; it offers a Jacuzzi, a sauna, an exercise room and a variety of spa treatments for both individuals and couples. A stay at Relais Christine costs a pretty penny, but visitors say the hotel's honesty bar (an unattended lobby bar), 24-hour room service, spacious rooms and breakfast spread make the price worthwhile. Thanks to the property's brand ties, members of the INVITED rewards program can earn and use reward nights here.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hotel Le Pigonnet
    Aix-en-Provence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 814 reviewsTripAdvisor (814)
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    Fondation Vasarely(0.86 mi)
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    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Pavillon de la Reine
    Paris, 75
    0.5 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 963 reviewsTripAdvisor (963)
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    Le Pavillon de la Reine offers an oasis in Paris' oldest district, Le Marais. Guests admire the hotel's enchanting exterior, which sports ivy-covered walls and lush gardens. Still, past travelers were most enchanted by the property's surrounding streets, home to world-renowned shopping, dining and nightlife. Inside the hotel, courteous staff members greet guests, who then head to one of 56 diverse rooms and suites. The accommodations all include complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Not all the relaxing needs to take place in your room though, as many past travelers say that a trip to Le Pavillon de la Reine would be incomplete without a visit to the spa. The hotel also offers a conference and meeting room, and the on-site Restaurant Anne provides an ideal lunch or dinner break. For breakfast, travelers recommend skipping the hotel's pricey buffet and exploring the neighborhood to find something to eat at one of the authentic Parisian bakeries. As a part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, members of the INVITED rewards program can earn and redeem points here.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Domaine de Manville
    Les Baux-de-Provence
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 763 reviewsTripAdvisor (763)
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    Domaine de Manville is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 763 reviews.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Auberge de Cassagne & Spa
    Le Pontet
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1164 reviewsTripAdvisor (1164)
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    Auberge de Cassagne & Spa is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1164 reviews.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Chateau Hotel & Spa Grand Barrail
    Saint-Emilion
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1172 reviewsTripAdvisor (1172)
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    Chateau Hotel & Spa Grand Barrail is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1172 reviews.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • Le Strato
    Courchevel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 34 reviewsTripAdvisor (34)
    Le Strato is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 34 reviews.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa
    Theoule-sur-Mer
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 527 reviewsTripAdvisor (527)
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    Massif de l'Esterel(2.83 mi)
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    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • Hôtel Le Cep
    Beaune
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 965 reviewsTripAdvisor (965)
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    Hospices de Beaune (0.11 mi)
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    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • Chateau d'Artigny
    Montbazon
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 534 reviewsTripAdvisor (534)
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    Chateau d'Artigny is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 534 reviews.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • Chateau Le Cagnard
    Cagnes-sur-Mer
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 450 reviewsTripAdvisor (450)
    Free WiFi
    Chateau Le Cagnard is a 4 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 450 reviews.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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