Paris, where to find the best hotels
Whether you’re for business in the City of Light or for pleasure in the City of Love, there’s a hotel to suit your style, mood, and budget and even make you want to stay longer. Hide in a historic building in a trendy southern area, float on the Seine in a buzzy hotspot, or check-in at some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Whatever you’re searching for on this journey, you are covered with the list of the finest hotels in Paris. If you can’t choose just one, don’t worry, there’s always another moment to explore another location.
- Amastan Paris
This exquisite little hotel can easily be mistaken for a private townhouse, precisely what the Paris-based Zied Sanhaji (owner of the hotel) had in mind for his new project. Beyond the private entrance leading to the reception, there is the lobby a beautifully constructed, high-ceiling area with petrol-blue parquet floors and an enormous bookcase filled with classics that are leather-bound. The hotel has 24 bedrooms ranging from small to big, but they are all comfortable no matter what size you pick attic-like rooms with personal balconies. The bathrooms are sensible and marble-covered, some with independent bathrooms, all with large showers. Delicious breakfasts-fresh fruit, cheese platters, croissants baskets, and smoked salmon are served at the bar’s long, high table. The Amastan Paris hotel also has a small pop-up store stocking a range of lifestyle brands like Lola James Harper and NOCC interior design art, home-ware, and jewelry.
- Four Seasons Hotel George V
Five-star sophistication in the glamorous Golden Triangle near the Champs Elysées. Gorgeously appointed guest rooms feature Louis XVI-style furnishings, and the marble courtyard is decorated with stunning flower arrangements. Three Michelin-starred restaurants, a spacious swimming pool, and spa, personal terraces, and views of the Eiffel Tower.
- Mandarin Oriental Paris
In the heart of the city, the Mandarin Oriental is a family-friendly luxury hotel. Contemporary decoration, terrace bar, stylish indoor swimming pool, and spa. Special amenities and activities are available for children, and there are three bedrooms, two terraces and a gym in the Penthouse Suite. Great central spot within walking range of Place Vendome, Museum of the Louvre and Gardens of Tuileries.
- LA RÉSERVE
Jaques Garcia designed LA RÉSERVE, La Réserve’s palette is mainly limited to black, red and green, blue-grey, champagne and cocoa, with some vibrant highlights of gold and pools of burgundy so profound that you can drown in them. Facing the Grand Palais and a little further away, is the Eiffel Tower overlooking the Champs-Elysées, just a few doors down from the presidential palace the destination couldn’t be much better.
- Le Meurice
This Luxury palace hotel is near the most popular tourist attractions in Paris. In the hotel bar, Louis XVI style decor with whimsical touches, award-winning restaurants, live jazz at night. From the rooftop terrace, the Belle Etoile Suite provides amazing 360-degree views. Centrally situated opposite the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre and Place de la Concorde are within simple walking distance.
- Hotel Plaza Athenee
5-star Parisian luxury on genteel Avenue Montaigne, is surrounded by high-end shopping, and haute couture. Rooms in French Regency and Art Deco style, Dior Spa, five restaurants overseen by award-winning chef Alain Ducasse, and a view of the Eiffel Tower. There is an ice skating rink in the private garden of the hotel during the winter.
- Hôtel Daniel
The Hausmann interior of the 19th century maybe classic Paris, but the interiors will bring you on an eastward trip. Designer Tarfa Salam developed a universe of vibrant textures and colors in which Kazakh rugs and displays of Chinese calligraphy brushes live side by side with custom De Gournay wallpaper emblazoned with garden motifs. Overfilled furniture and the palette of warm colors help to maintain things comfortable and enjoyable.
- Le Bristol Paris
Le Bristol has been a hub for a discerning international crowd since 1925, a favorite of all from Charlie Chaplin and Rita Hayworth to top fashion designers and photographers, from its top spot on chic Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The hotel served as the residence of the American Embassy and many American expats during World War II, which could be the origins of their dedicated U.S. clientele. Not to mention the four Michelin stars living under this roof: the iconic Epicure by Chef Eric Frechon, a bold-faced favorite who received three for his impeccable fine dining, while the smart-casual 114 Faubourg provides one-star menus around an open kitchen.