Located in the Latin Quarter near the small cafés and open-air market of busy Rue Mouffetard, the Five Hotel aims to cater to every sense (hence its name). The 24 small but well-planned rooms have clever details such as adjustable colored lighting and a menu of air fragrances. Doubles are known as Glimmering Superiors for the tiny fiber-optic stars adorning the ceilings of canopy beds; and throughout, you'll find hallways paneled in red leather and illuminated glass desks. The one sense given short shrift is hearing; rooms are blissfully quiet, thanks to double-glazed windows.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.