Paris

Hotels in Paris

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.

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.

Small and opulent (when Oscar Wilde died here in 1900, legend has it that his final words were, “I am dying beyond my means”), L’Hôtel sports 20 rooms, each with a different theme—leopard, Italian Baroque, Japanese pagoda—but all tastefully over-the-top.

Located in the Marais area of Paris, the Hôtel du Bourg Tibourg features 30 guest rooms, including one suite. The rooms are small, but they are known for their lavish décor courtesy of designer Jacques Garcia.

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

Hotel Concorde La Fayette caters mostly to business travelers, with its easy access to Porte Maillot, La Défense, and Palais des Congrès.

Philippe Starck’s public-space redo of this Paris institution, adjacent to the picturesque Tuileries gardens—including the bar and three-Michelin-starred restaurant—brought surreal new touches like a refrigerator-cooled mirror that’s literally frosted, and three-legged tables dressed in fancy sho

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.

Decorated by Philippe Starck–trained Christophe Pillet, the new, 27-chambre Hotel Sezz is phonetically named after the 16th Arrondissement it calls home.

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.

Paris hotels are famous for charging luxury-hotel rates for tiny rooms best described as shabby-genteel. Not so the Sofitel Paris La Defense, with a location in the La Defense business district (a 15-minute metro ride from the Louvre).

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.

For classic French luxury with a hint of Italian swagger, look no further than the stylish Castille Hotel, steps from the haute-couture houses of Dolce & Gabbana and Hermès.