- Paris is filled with some of the best hotels in the world.
- From lavish five-star luxury to character-filled boutique inns, these are the best hotels in Paris.
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When it comes to choosing where to stay in Paris, the city is filled with accommodations ranging from delightful bed-and-breakfasts to grand hotels in architecturally significant buildings.
The city is also home to contemporary-style wonders and some of the world’s most coveted five-star hotels. To find the place you’ll want to check-in, look to these personally reviewed and recommended hotels, in addition to our list of the 20 best hotels in Paris.
Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s
A two-minute walk from the Champs-Élysées, the Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s is a posh option for first-time and repeat visitors alike, especially those who like to shop. This area contains some of the most iconic shopping in the world, not to mention the Arc de Triomphe.
The hotel itself has newly renovated guest rooms with contemporary Parisian elegance, as well as Le Joy, a stunning garden restaurant, and the famed brasserie Le Fouquet’s Paris. The latter is a dining institution in its own right and notably hosts the after-party for the César Awards. Another highlight is the handsome underground pool and the cozy speakeasy, Le Marta.
Hotel Edouard 7
Filled with je ne sais quoi French sophistication, Hotel Edouard 7 is celebrated for well-appointed, chic guest rooms blanketed in color, as well as its contemporary French on-site restaurant and bar. It’s also located near the Palais Garnier, the majestic Paris opera house, and is within a stone’s throw of the most stunning shopping in the world, including the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores.
Hotel Lutetia is a palatial art deco-style luxury hotel located in Saint-Germain near the iconic Luxembourg gardens. Many guest rooms offer stunning views out of storybook-like windows, with some even boasting balconies with Eiffel Tower views. The hotel also has a swimming pool, a sauna, and a chic and modern full-service spa. Don’t miss Bar Joséphine, an awe-inspiring jazz bar.
Niepce Paris Hotel
Located in artsy Montparnasse, which was once home to Hemingway and the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, the Niepce Paris Hotel is a four-star charmer with boutique vibes from Hilton’s Curio Collection.
Guest rooms are contemporary, with muted palettes dialed up by gold-hued accents. You’ll definitely want to station yourself here if a prime reason to visit Paris is seeing the catacombs, which are located in the tunnels of former quarries and a quick walk from the hotel.
This stunning and famed Place Vendôme hotel is one of the most exclusive places to stay in the world and is also one of the most expensive. Even if you forgo checking in, stop by for a drink at the long-standing Bar Hemingway, a tiny haunt that was a favorite of the writer. With just 25 seats, reservations are hard to come by, but you can always fall back on the property’s equally stunning Salon Proust, a tearoom and Champagne bar.
Paris’ new boutique offering, Maison Mère, is filled with framed decorative prints and tchotchkes, and the prices (at 151 euros as of press time) are just right, making this one of our top affordable options.
Cheval Blanc Paris, situated in the historic building of La Samaritaine, has a strong sense of art deco heritage and just opened after a 15-year restoration and transformation. Rooms overlook the Seine and the Left Bank and resemble a beautiful French residence bathed in light all around.
Kimpton St. Honoré
Travelers to Paris today can be some of the first to stay at Kimpton St. Honoré, the brand’s first outpost in France. In line with other Kimpton hotels, the property is pet-friendly and has a lovely rooftop terrace with mirrors to reflect the views.
Brand loyalists will find a diverse portfolio of Marriott Bonvoy‘s 30 hotel brands in Paris. One of our favorites is Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel. The rooms have panache with art deco touches and luxe, black-marble-clad bathrooms. Some rooms and suites also have large terraces and postcard-worthy views.
As an alternative, Paris is also ripe with Airbnb and home-share properties, which offer everything from budget-conscious to super-luxe stays.