Hotels in Paris

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.

French entrepreneur Michel Reybier recently opened his sumptuous La Réserve, boasting more suites than rooms for a more intimate and elegant Parisian experience.

Paris' first explicitly "gay-friendly" hotel is romantic for straight couples, too. Located in the heart of the Marais, just 23 slick and modern rooms are spread throughout a purpose-built building and two houses.

The Molitor Pool used to be a meeting place for the glitterati into the 1930s, and the modern bikini was revealed there in the 1940s. Today, the popular hangout is part of a new hotel opened in 2014 offering a boutique experience and access to the renovated pool of yore.

Surrounded by theaters and the palatial Opera Garnier, the Hotel Indigo is one of the newest additions to the district, opened in 2015. Rooms, suites, and duplex apartments are all ideal for those who want to be in the center of Haussmann's great Parisian project.

The Generator Hostel in Paris is not your backpacker's hostel of yore. Sleek and edgy design make it an affordable selection for smart business travelers looking for something simple. Dorm rooms are available alongside double and single rooms, each stylish and modern, yet simple.

Housed inside a historic 17th-century building, the Hôtel Luxembourg Parc is located in Saint Germain des Prés, a Paris district full of art galleries and high-end shops.

At these prices, luxury is a given; it’s the sincerity sans arrogance—and the prime Champs-Élysées location—that nudges this 21st-century newcomer ahead of other Parisian five-stars.

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.

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