6th Arrondissement (St-Germain-des-Pres and Luxembourg), Paris, France
Housed in a historic 17th century stone building -- Louis XIV used to house his grooms on-site back in the day -- Hotel Fontaines Du Luxembourg offers a charming juxtaposition of old-world charm and funky modern design. The reception area at this 30-room boutique hotel speaks well to this aesthetic, where exposed beam ceilings and stone walls blend with colorful murals and modern chandeliers. Breakfast is served daily in a quaint room on the first floor and, on nice days, meals and drinks from the hotel's lounge can be enjoyed outside in a small, private courtyard. Rooms feature solid amenities, including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and comfortable beds.