Paris

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.

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.

The 159-room Hôtel Lotti sits between the Place Vendôme and the Tuileries Gardens in Paris. Each guest room and suite is outfitted with elegant furnishings and fabrics in shades of gold, brown, burgundy, and beige.

The five-room Hôtel Particulier Montmartre, on a leafy cobblestoned passageway, is a pint-size hideaway with outsize design. The three-story Directoire façade is pleasingly geometrical—lead urns march up the steps to the front door, which is framed by iron lanterns on brackets.

For all its refinement and pedigree, the latest hotel to arrive on the Avenue Marceau, in the Eighth Arrondissement, is not at all uptight.

Located in the Latin Quarter, the Hôtel Saint-Jacques is less than five minutes from several Paris landmarks, including the Sorbonne and Notre Dame Cathedral.

The Westin Paris - Vendôme has hosted royalty from yesteryear (Empress Eugénie and her husband Napoleon III) and today (Monaco’s Princess Grace and the Dalai Lama), but this 440-room hotel is known for panoramic views of the city, including the Tuileries garden, Place de la Concorde, Seine River,

A white gabled façade with a tall stained-glass window marks the entrance to this unusual boutique hotel, 

It’s no surprise that the Kube, in Paris’s up-and-coming La Goutte d’Or neighborhood, fully celebrates the cube, ”the most modern of shapes,” according to the general director, Jérôme Foucaud.

Oh, Paris: your palace hotels are turning up the dial, each one-upping the other with refinements. And this grande dame?

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 2000 refurbishment courtesy of its new owner, the Sultan of Brunei.

From the grotto-like breakfast room to the duplex junior-suites under mansard roofs, the 29-room Hôtel de la Bretonnerie is a sampler catalogue of French fashions.

The Hôtel Victoires Opera is situated on Paris’s pedestrian-friendly Rue Montorgueil, near the city’s top attractions, including the Musée du Louvre and the Latin Quarter. The hotel features 24 guest rooms and 18 suites decorated in warm neutrals with accenting stripes.

As its name suggests, the four-star Banke Hotel was once a bank. Located in the Opera district of the ninth arrondissement and a short stroll from the Galeries Lafayette, the heart of this hotel is an extravagant lobby with an arched colonnade, colored in deep reds and gold.