Hotels in France
This palatial hotel with sexy interiors—a daring design departure from its more traditional neighbors—is just off the Place Vendôme.
Facing the pristine Tuileries Gardens in the heart of Paris, Le Meurice is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city, and ranked as one of the most elegant in the whole world.
The Four Seasons George V needs no introduction. Located just off the Champs Elysees, it houses 244 luxury rooms and suites, including some with terraces offering spectacular views across Paris.
Built in 1928, this unapologetically luxe hotel was closed for two years then reopened in October 2010 after a monumental transformation by Philippe Starck, the designer responsible for placing an acoustic guitar in every room, not to mention a private screening room just off the lobby that feat
Modern style meets the 18th century, mingling soft pastel tones with lots of natural light in many of the 147 rooms and 36 suites at the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg. Expect Hermes products in the bathroom—as if there were any other bath amenities suitable for this five star property.
This five star hotel on chic rue Saint Honoré features 138 rooms and 39 suites decorated with mostly white, contemporary furnishings splashed with touches of color on bedspreads and curtains. It's the epitome of comfort and luxury with an address that can't be beat.
Located a stone's throw from the French president's mansion, the Bristol offers up five-star elegance in spacious rooms and suites, decorated with Louis XV and XVI furnishings. It's one of the most iconic and luxurious Right Bank hotels, dating to 1925.
Few places are as Parisian as Fouquet's, the restaurant that most would consider an institution these days. Their hotel is no exception. Its 81 rooms, including 33 suites, was the first in Paris to receive a fifth star after opening in 2006.
This hip yet plush hangout between the Champs-Élysées and Eiffel Tower is as au courant as it was when it opened in 1911, thanks to a $268 million refurbishment in 2014 courtesy of its owner, the Sultan of Brunei.
Since 1928, this iconic Art Deco hotel has been synonymous with elegance, with 44 suites and 115 rooms along prestigious Avenue Georges V. Furnishings are warm and amenities are luxurious—think Christian Lacroix bath products. Some rooms even have terraces with a view, so be sure to ask.
A relative newcomer to Paris, the W Hotel mixes funky design with classic Haussmannian backdrops in this 1870s building, bringing a touch of New York City's modern sophistication to Paris's timeless charm. The hotel features 91 stylish rooms, many with views of the adjacent Opera Garnier.
A new design hotel in the Latin Quarter, Le Select offers 65 sleek rooms and suites, which play up modern amenities and light wood tones against the exposed stone walls and wooden beams of the original 18th century building.
An institution since 1898, the lavish, opulent Ritz—near the Louvre museum and Tuileries gardens—has maintained its stature as one of Paris's leading hotels, despite a plethora of trendy newcomers.
Once a grand hotel in 1908 and having played important roles during the World Wars, the Peninsula has been entirely renovated, and reopened in 2014. It features 200 rooms and suites decked out with dark wooden and modern furnishings set in a 19th century Haussmannian building.
For those looking for a break from the typical 19th century Parisian architecture, Le Cinq Codet is a modern hotel constructed in a building from the 1930s in a more residential section of the 7th arrondissment.