Located in the upscale, historic Place de Vosges -- the oldest planned square in Paris, built by Henri IV starting in 1605 -- the elegant Pavillon de la Reine exudes a quintessentially Parisian elegance and charm. Each of its 53 beautifully appointed rooms is uniquely decorated in a style that ranges from classic French (four-poster beds and toile wallpaper) to contemporary (tufted, upholstered headboards in bright hues). Some feature Juliette balconies that overlook the lovely topiary- and ivy-clad grounds, while others feature slanted ceilings (which can make the space feel more cramped). Every room, though, comes with the same high-end amenities, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and spacious bathrooms. There's no restaurant, but the hotel features a wonderful spa by Carita Paris with exclusive treatments. With all this luxury, though, expect a price to match.