Saint James, the only hotel in Paris with official chateau status, feels like you’re staying at a beautiful, historic Parisian mansion. Out of all the hotels we stayed in in Paris, this felt the most French. Located in the 16th arrondissement, it’s in a residential area so it feels quiet, quaint and lovely. Although, it is walking distance to the main sights, I loved exploring the grounds and the hot air balloons in the back!
It’s also a private members club and features an exclusive Guerlain spa, plus a restaurant with Michelin-starred chef. All the rooms are designed very differently and sort of a mismatch of leopard prints, deep reds and flea market finds. Very Moulin Rouge? or Lady Marmalade?
Rooms start at $400. Pets 35 euros/night.