St. James Hotel - Paris

Located in the 16th Arr., The St. James is the only château-style hôtel in Paris. Nestled in a lush green setting you would almost forget you’re right in the center of Paris and only a mere stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe and Avenue Victor Hugo. This mini chateau only has 48 rooms.  One of my favorite things about this hotel is the Le Bar-Bibliotheque/Lounge which was once a real library (the hotel itself was once home to an advanced school for young intellectuals!!)  

St. James is both minimalistic and eccentric.  A hard combo to really pull off in design but they do it beautifully here. The hotel has a quirky feel but never too kitschy.  

There's also a designer outdoor mini cabin for smokers to congregate in.  Unlike anything I've seen anywhere.  

Everyone needs to visit this hotel at some point when in Paris.