Paris is widely considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. With streets decorated with grand architecture, the smell of freshly baked pastries wafting from corner cafes and sentimental music playing in every square, its reputation has long been manifested within the city.
Having lived in Paris, it may be biased to say that it Is one of my favorite cities in the world. Seeing the city through the perspective of both a tourist and resident, I can say that you never get tired of the beautiful charm that Paris has. The museums never become tiresome, the croissants never taste bland and the view of the Eiffel Tower will always render you speechless.
Paris can be expensive as some of the prices of the hotels can be…put delicately, astronomical. However, if you plan your time right and book ahead with some of our suggested resources, you’ll be surprised to find that many top hotels offer incredible discounts.
There are a range of standards that set hotels apart when looking to book an unforgettable stay in a new city. Some hotels can find themselves distinguishable by their convenient locations, their exceptional staff, and some just take your breath away from the moment you set foot in them.
Here is a list of some of our favorite hotels to stay in while in Paris
Four Seasons Hotel George V
31 Avenue George V
This post wouldn’t be right if we did not start at the Four Seasons Hotel. Fortunate to already have an esteemed reputation, this ornate high end hotel offers the most elegant of rooms and suites which were modeled after Louis XVI. The Four Seasons stands off the Champs Elysees and is just a short distance from the Eiffel Tower. Covered in decadent flower arrangements the lobby `is nothing less than perfect.
The hotel offers three renowned restaurants on site, one of them being a renowned Michelin Starred Establishment, an ornate afternoon tea lounge and a chic bar. If you aren’t staying here, don’t fret- you can still make a reservation at one of their restaurants or luxurious spa.
What We Liked: The Four Seasons Never Disappoints, we’ve had the privilege of staying at a few of their hotels around the world. We enjoyed eating lunch at their esteemed restaurant, L’Orangerie. It’s intimate atmosphere overlooks their famous courtyard. Try their chef’s tasting menu for the best experience.
8th Arriondissement; 42 Avenue Gabriel
Some areas of Paris look as if you are walking back in time to the 19th century. The lush décor and style of this hotel is no different. With views of the Eiffel Tower from the balcony of this 19th century mansion, La Reserve is the epitome of elegance.
What we liked about this hotel: Each room was equipped with its own personal butler and the posh Japanese restaurant on site was superb.
Another infamous and luxurious hotel chain, the Mandarin Oriental is set two blocks from the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre Museum. The Mandarin Oriental, like many of its chain hotels around the world, never disappoints. Even if you just go for cocktails, the atmosphere of the cocktail bar has an amazing view of the city and is worth visiting. The rooms, as you may have gathered given its name, have Asian-inspired accents, the most comfortable bedding and views of the magnificent garden. There are two fine dining restaurants including a classic French Bistro and a patisserie.
What We liked : The boulangerie at the Mandarin Oriental looked as beautiful as Lauduree. Their International desserts could satisfy any sweet tooth.
112 Rue de Fauborg Saint-Honoré
Set on a street with designer boutiques, this regal iconic hotel is decorated with Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture, marble bathrooms and sitting areas. The rooms are enhanced by extravagant chandeliers, balconies and oak floors.
There are two acclaimed restaurants, a bar area and a café with a beautiful terrace next to the garden. At the heart of the 8th arrondissement, Le Bristol Paris embraces luxury at its highest definition.
What we liked: The hotel’s interior garden was one of the most beautiful places to have lunch and enjoy the blooming magnolias and fountains.
15 Place Vendôme
Everyone knows that when you book a room at The Ritz, you are guaranteed the best service and stay. The Ritz Paris comes with top notch service and upscale 18th century design. This is known as one of the most luxurious hotel sin the world and has housed some of the most famous designers, celebrities and royals.
I thought that the beautiful hotel resembled an elegant patisserie with its pastel toned French décor in the elegant rooms and marble statues in the lobby, the hotel is fit to overlook Place Vendôme.
On site there are two bars, one that is suited to the average Hemingway enthusiast , a bistro and two upscale restaurants. The ambiance of the restaurants and lounges have an elegant significance and its specific location has its own unique charm.
What We Liked: After a long day we were able to relax in the Salon Proust with French Royal Afternoon tea.
Hotel Plaza Athenee
25 Avenue Montaigne
This elegant and luxurious landmark hotel has up to four renowned restaurants, a seasonal courtyard and a cocktail lounge. Their spa offers the usual massage and facial treatments along with some beauty treatments in their salon.
At the Hotel Plaza Athenee, you can sleep peacefully in beautiful rooms, surround yourself with Parisan splendor and gaze at the Eiffel Tower from one end and the Champs Elysees at the other.
What we liked about Hotel Plaza Athenee: Brunch in their courtyard is the absolute best! The building is covered in Ivy and provides the best atmosphere when dining.
Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg
15 Rue Boissy d’Anglais
Centrally located along the Seine, Sofitel Le Faubourg is walking distance to Musée d’Orsay and naturally, the Louvre. The quiet location of the hotel allows you to relax in peace. Right in the heart of Paris experience a fashion show atmosphere.
With designer toiletries and bose iPod Docks, this hotel has everything you need. Sofitel has two fine dining restaurants with chic décor and terrace seating. Their opulent bar has plush armchairs and live entertainment!
What we loved about this hotel: The espresso machine in the hotel is a LIFE SAVER. Especially when you wake up at 6am and need a boost before hitting the fitness center.
Hotel Royal Madeleine
29 Rue de l’Arcade
Chic rooms with a Parisian flair fill this polished hotel in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
Hotel & Spa Royal Madeline is home chic with elegant comfort and has been completely redesigned with a spa, swimming pool, massage, fitness room, bar and restaurant.
The breakfast buffet is served under beautiful orange trees in their dining area. Their spa is located close to their sauna and indoor pool which you cannot miss.
What we Loved about this Hotel: The pool is the perfect place to either swim laps or lounge. Fountains shower water over your head on the ends of the pool similar to a Turkish Bath.
Hotel Le A
4 Rue de Artois
A Parisian hotel ideally located on a quiet side street away from the frenetic pace of activity, this 19th century façade is a charming and contemporary oasis of calm and friendliness.
Hotel Le A contains luxurious rooms and suites fully equipped with a library and fireplace where you will find 300 works dedicated to the arts, fashion design and architecture. Further inside is the bar which extends under a 29th century glass roof.
What we liked about this hotel: The hotel offers a complimentary tea time where they have a delicious array of scones, pastries and international teas.
17 Rue Duhesme
Have you wanted to sleep under the stars but can’t be bothered to go camping? This ultra stylish, photography themed hotel offers contemporary furnishings, plush fabrics and dramatic lighting. We wouldn’t be surprised if Declic Hotel was designed by an astronomer….
The suites are outer space themed with walls that project photos of planets and the solar system. The ceiling is covered with stars and with the flick of a switch small lights begin to glisten on the ceiling and the floor making it look like twinkling stars. A telescope sits in the corner if you want to gaze at stars during the night..but what for? They are right in your room.
What We Loved About this Hotel: The suites were decorated with such imagination that it felt as if we had spent the evening in our very own personalized planetarium.
9 Place Boulois
Set on a cobbled cul-de-sac in the 17th arrondissement, this traditional hotel is a short walk to the Arc de Triumph. The rooms are cozy with a Mediterranean-inspired décor feature cast iron canopy beds and espresso machines.
The small area in which the hotel is located is a cute square right by an early market. The area is full of fun and vibrant restaurants a brief walk away.
What we liked about this hotel: This hotel was a quick walk to the best restaurants, cafes, shops and main attractions in Paris!