$  //  5th Arrondissement, Latin Quarter  //  19 Place du Panthéon, 75005  //  Show on Map

The Latin Quarter has consistently been our home away from home in Paris, and Les Dames du Panthéon saved our last vacation after a dreadful experience with an apartment stay. This hotel offers stylish interiors and personality in spades, celebrating strong, independent women (think singer Edith Piaf or writer Marguerite Duras) so they could emerge from the shadows of the adjacent monument notoriously focused on men (that would be the Panthéon). Read more about these inspiring women here.

Les Dames Du Panthéon in Paris

Not many hotels, in Paris or anywhere else, take a stance on anything overtly political, unless "more conveniently placed power outlets please, and light switches that make sense" is your idea of a revolutionary rallying cry. (Now that you mention it....)

$  //  3rd Arrondissement, The Marais//  90 Rue René Boulanger, 75010  //  Show on Map

As seen in Vogue among a list of new design hotels in Paris. Hôtel Providence offers an ideal location for exploring the Marais, an area we are eager to wander. Given its proximity to one of our favorite restaurants, Vivant Cave, and the lovely Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, we look forward to booking a future stay.

Hôtel Providence Paris, Paris, France

Hôtel Providence Paris. Pierre Moussié, the man behind achingly hip Brasserie Barbès, is impressively au fait with Paris's moveable zeitgeist. His boutique stay Hôtel Providence Paris is a deliriously decadent pied-à-terre wrapped in an elegant Hausmannian shell.

$$  //  6th Arrondissement, St. Germain  //  13 Rue des Beaux Arts, 75006  //  Show on Map

As seen in the New York Times 36 Hours Guide. With a Michelin-starred restaurant, underground pool, glittering design and incredible location, this is high on our list for our next trip to Paris.

L'Hôtel, Paris, France

L'Hôtel. Oscar Wilde quipped his final lines in the building that's now L'Hôtel, a den of old-world opulence on Paris's Left Bank that is as much a destination stay as ever.

$$$  //  6th Arrondissement, St. Germain  //  33 Rue Dauphine, 75006  //  Show on Map

We were impressed with the service during a visit to the stylish and lively bar during our last excursion to Paris. The manager greeted us warmly and we made a mental note to book this spot on a future visit. A friend recently stayed at the Hotel D'Aubusson and enjoyed the centrality of the St. Germain location and its historic design.

Hôtel d'Aubusson | Paris 6th arrondissement | 5 stars

For a highly successful stay in Paris, opt for one of the Hôtel d'Aubusson's Junior Suites. Our Boutique Hotel in the Latin Quarter harmoniously combines a refined interior design and contemporary facilities. Thus, take advantage of a spacious Junior Suite with a Parisian atmosphere.



$  // Quartiere Monti  //  Via Tor de'Conti 3/4  //  Show on Map

While in Ancient Rome it was a slum, the Montri district became a haven for artists in the 1930s and today is a thriving neighborhood filled with cafes, boutiques and galleries. Once we read the glowing reviews of the Nerva in The Telegraph, and with its location a few minutes walk from hip weekend market Mercato Monti, we added it to our list.

Nerva Boutique Hotel | OFFICIAL WEBSITE | Rome Italy

Boutique Hotel Nerva. The hotel is located in the historic center of Rome between the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia, in front of the Imperial Forums.

$$  // Quartiere Monti  //  Via Urbana 6/7 - 00184  //  Show on Map

Here at Compass & Key we truly love cycling, and complimentary bicycles at a hotel will win us over any day. This homey retreat has only 15 rooms but features accessibly-modern design, nestled in the bohemian neighborhood of Monti.

The Fifteen Keys Hotel in Rome

How many of the best trends of modern Roman hospitality can possibly come together under one roof? The Fifteen Keys Hotel combines more than a few. Low-key, apartment-style living is one, on an intimate scale - there are only fifteen rooms, as you might have guessed - and the location in Monti places you in the midst of one of Rome's oldest, most authentic residential neighborhoods.

$$$  // Centro Histórico //  Via Giulia, 62 - 00186  //  Show on Map

This 5-star property was our home in Rome during a visit in November. While it was closed at the time, we enjoyed the views from the stunning rooftop terrace and cozy ambiance of the rooms. We were pleasantly surprised that what felt like a boutique hotel was part of IHG group, for those of us who love our rewards clubs.

Luxury Hotel in Rome - Hotel Indigo Rome - St. George | Official Website | Room & Suite

The hotel offers 64 elegant and modern rooms between Standard, Executive, Executive Suite, Family Deluxe and 2 bedroom Suite. Each room type has its own character and a strong personality, some rooms are inspired by the greatness of the Renaissance with

J.K. Place Roma

✤Top Pick✤

$$$$  // Centro Histórico //  Via Nazionale 200, 00186  //  Show on Map

This hotel is a masterpiece of design, and one of the most elegant we have had the pleasure to rest our heads. This was well worth the splurge during our stay at the end of November. Make sure to enjoy a drink at the jewel-toned bar, with incredibly friendly service.

JK Place Roma, Rome, Italy

JK Place Roma. Minutes from Rome's best sights, boutique hotel JK Place Roma is redefining casual Italian style with bold decor and inviting modernist bedrooms.



Hotel Alfonso XIII

✤Top Pick✤

$$$  // City Center //  San Fernando 2, Seville  //  Show on Map

Seville's best-known luxury hotel is also in an enviable location in the heart of the city. Built to house visiting dignitaries for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition and restored in 2012, the hotel is a stunning example Mudéjar design with its fountain courtyard and colorful tiles. We loved dining in the sunny courtyard and enjoying a drink after a day of sightseeing in the gilded bar lined with mirrors.

Hotel in Seville | Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville

Experience a world class Seville hotel when you book with Starwood at Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville. Receive our best rates guaranteed plus complimentary Wi-Fi for SPG members.

$$  // Barrio Santa Cruz //  Calle Santiago 31, Seville  //  Show on Map

It's easy to envision daily life in this 18th century mansion, transformed into a boutique luxury hotel. Located on the edge of Santa Cruz, you're still within walking distance of the city center but with a local neighborhood feel. We enjoyed our elegant room with its vaulted ceiling and modern amenities.

Palacio de Villapanés, Seville, Spain

Palacio de Villapanés was the lucky recipient of a masterful renovation, easing this stunning stone palace out of the 18th century and into the 21st. All the grandeur remains, but the marble columns, iron gates, vast wooden doors and vaulted ceilings have had a dose of technology added: Loewe TVs, WiFi and even Macs in Suites.

$  //  Heliopolis //  Calle Uruguay 8, Seville  //  Show on Map

Escape the busy city center to the quiet neighborhood of Heliopolis and this small yet modern boutique hotel. While it's located a outside the city center, the area is well serviced by the bike share system, Sevici, as well as public transport. 

Hotel Holos in Sevilla

Architecturally the Spanish are unfazed by the mixing of the new and the old - in Barcelona, for example, works by Calatrava and Gaudí comfortably exist side by side. So it's only natural that in a historic district like Heliopolis, a sort of concept city built within Sevilla for the 1929 Iberoamerican Exhibition, you'd find a hotel like the Holos.