Striped walls and floral accent pillows mix magically in oversized suites with large-scale furniture to match at the comfortable Hotel Napoleon, where canopied beds and small crystal chandeliers mark this manse as classically French. Moderately priced at the edge of the swanky Champs and just a few steps from the iconic Arc de Triomphe, this homey hotel removes you from the fray without forcing the cool factor. Ideal as a starter hotel for Paris visitors, the Napoleon not only employs a cheerful staff unafraid to speak English, but accommodations also come equipped with adjoining balconies — so you get to know your neighbors al fresco. Hint: Ask for a room with an Eiffel Tower view. Then you’ll have even more to write home about from this lovely address in the heart of Paree.

40 Avenue de Friedland
+ 33 01-56-68-43-21
www.hotelnapoleonparis.com