Hotels in Paris
Countless Parisian hotels, ranging from five-star international properties to family-owned boutiques, make choosing just one difficult. Your budget and your preferred location will help narrow down your options. On the Right Bank, foodies, for example, may want to consider Les Halles, dubbed by the French 19th-century novelist Emile Zola as "the belly of Paris" for its meat and vegetable markets. One of the best hotels in Paris is here—the Ritz-Carlton, on Place Vendôme. Lavish interiors, perfumed air (yes, really), and the Hemingway Bar (the best among Paris hotels), make for a lovely stay if you've got deep pockets. Exceptional architecture, meanwhile, characterizes Le Marais. Of the more affordable nearby options, we like the ivy-covered Le Fauconnier, just steps from the Seine, with its streamlined rooms and sun-soaked terrace. On the Left Bank, the Latin Quarter is known for its leafy, academic sensibility, while St-Germain-des-Prés was once a bohemian hub for great writers and philosophers such as Albert Camus. Here, the excellent service and colorful painted murals give the Hôtel de Nesle a delightful, cozy vibe.
Built in 1923, this renowned Saint Germain des Près property next to Les Tuileries was remodeled in 1999. Over the years, it’s attracted a select clientele; guests have included painters Chagall, Buffet, and Miro.
This Place de la Concorde landmark, built at the direction of King Louis XV in 1758, hasn’t lost its ornate air.
Located in Paris’s Luxembourg district, the Hôtel Sainte-Beuve is within walking distance of a number of attractions, including Luxembourg Gardens and the Place Saint-Sulpice. Guest rooms are a stylish blend of old and new, with antique pieces and designer furniture.
A private garden with towering potted trees and rare species of plants serves as the centerpiece for this five-star hotel in the central part of the city.
Set in a 17th-century house, this hotel run by Yves and Claudine Camdeborde offers just 20 rooms. A five-minute walk from Saint-Germain-des-Près Metro Station, the pet-friendly property is furbished with original wood beams, antiques, and marble bathrooms.
Located near one of Paris’s most upscale shopping districts in the 1st Arrondissement, the Hôtel Costes is a magnet for the fashion-forward, chic crowd.
Directly across from the Neoclassical Opéra de Lille, the Hotel Carlton is centrally located within walking distance of the Euralille business district, Lille-Flandres railway station, and Grand Place de Lille (the city’s main square).
The historic Hôtel La Trémoille was built in 1883 and opened as a hotel in 1925. The hotel is situated in the 8th Arrondissement’s Golden Triangle, near the Champs-Elysées and the Avenue Montaigne.
Curvaceous sensuality is the prime element in the 95 rooms and six junior suites in the four-star Hotel Jules in the Bohemian Faubourg Montmartre neighborhood in the Ninth Arrondissement.
The Hôtel La Villa is situated in the Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood of Paris. This modern, upscale hotel is a short distance away from top Paris attractions, including the Musée du Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay.
Fashion designer Stella Cadente transformed a private mansion an hour from Paris into a stylish B&B with nary a doily or floral duvet in sight. Five fairy tale–inspired bedrooms include the Queen of Snow, with etched mirrors and walls embedded with Swarovski crystals.
Just steps from the Champs-Élysées and the Triangle d'Or, this 1889 townhome houses the Hospes Lancaster, opened in 1930 by famous hotelier Emile Wolf. In 1996 it was remodeled with Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture as well as antique lighting, gilded mirrors, and oil paintings.
Hedonists and oenophiles rejoice: French vinotherapy brand Caudalíe has recently opened a spa in the 19th-century hotel Les Étangs de Corot, in Ville-d’Avray, 15 minutes north of Paris.