With more than 2000 hotels to choose from in Paris, it’s not easy so we’ve done the hard work for you. Tried and tested, enjoy our pick of the best hotels in the city of light…
Fabulous and chic in the Marais
The 5 Star MGallery Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet (above) is close to the Marais district in the heart of lively Bastille in a wonderful art deco building, which was once a wood storage factory, before becoming a theatre then hotel. They have the comfiest beds I have ever experienced, like sleeping on a cloud. Beautifully converted, lovely, luxurious rooms, great spa, swimming pool and fitness area and terrific bar. It’s within easy walking distance of Père-Lachaise cemetery and there are many great bars and restaurants close by.
Cool and classy in the 10th Arr.
Au Boeuf Couronné in the 10th arr. (top left) has a line 5 metro stop right outside. The hotel opened in 2017 and is next door to the restaurant of the same name, the oldest steakhouse in Paris. It’s right by the Philharmonic de Paris, Gare du Nord, La Villette and not far from Père-Lachaise cemetery. I am amazed this place is classified 3 star, I’ve stayed in higher starred hotels that were nowhere near as good as this. The rooms are big and the bathrooms are fabulous. It’s quiet and comfy and welcoming. It’s a bit of a steal as it’s not expensive at all (prices start from €80 for 2 people) though it looks like it ought to be. Location-wise, it’s terrific and it’s easy to get into the centre of Paris taking just 15 mins to Bastille from the Metro outside the front door.
Stylish & gorgeous near the Arc de Triomphe
The 4 star Hotel Balmoral (top right) is literally yards from the iconic Arc de Triomphe but in your room you’re cocooned in tranquillity. I arrived quite late and must admit I had had every intention of going for a moonlit walk to take photos but the lovely deep bath and comfy bed lured me in. It is a 19th century Haussman designed building that’s pure boutique, personal, luxurious and very welcoming. The rooms are classically Parisian, elegant, modern and luxurious; there are also suites and apartments which can take two couples (and a child). Internationally renowned architect Michel Jouannet was instrumental in helping to create the new look for the hotel, his work is known in Venice, Rio de Janeiro and all around the world but this Paris hotel has to be one of his best projects.
Chic and a stone’s throw from Gare du Nord
Hotel Mademoiselle is a comfy 4 Star hotel (top left) with a touch of luxury right by the Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est. It’s just a 15-minute walk to Montmartre, the metro stations are really close, Gare du Nord is a five minute walk as is Gare de l’Est and the RER line for Disney Paris. The road it is in is quite busy by day but a haven of tranquillity by night. Real Paris is just two minutes away. While one end of the road leads to the stations, the other end leads to restaurants and bars, pretty squares and churches and local life.
The rooms are stylish, there’s a lovely inner courtyard where taking your breakfast is an uplifting experience, plus spa facilities (book them in advance, they’re free but get filled quickly).
Discreet, refined luxury on the Champs-Elysées
The Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysées (top right) in an 18th century building a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées is pure luxury, from the entrance with its smart doorman to the dining room with its modern trompe l’oeil, bar with comfy chairs and a grand piano and rooms that are elegantly decorated.
Though it’s right in the heart of Paris, this is a little oasis of tranquillity and pleasure. There are rooms with a view of the Eiffel Tower, de-luxe suites and a fabulous restaurant.
Ultra-luxurious Louis Vuitton owned hotel
Hôtel du Rond Point des Champs Elysées, (top left) just a few minutes away from the Metro station Franklin D Roosevelt is this very elegant Louis Vuitton owned hotel in a 17th century building.
From the minute you walk through the doors of this hotel, you’ll feel utterly charmed. The staff are lovely and that’s key to having a great stay. The rooms are fabulous as you’d expect from a hotel owned by one of the world’s premier style companies. Some rooms have a view over the Eiffel Tower and the rooftops of Paris (ask when you book – all the staff speak English). Comfy beds, gorgeous striped wallpaper and very posh loos (all electric with warmed seats and all that jazz).
There’s a stunning swimming pool so – take your costume or you’ll really miss out.
Elegant and glamorous
Hotel de Sers (top right) in an 18th century, former nobleman’s mansion, a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées is next to the legendary George V and less than a mile from the Eiffel Tower has the location, the looks and the luxury without the massive price tag to go with them. It certainly isn’t a budget hotel but for the price compared to other 5 Star hotels in this part of Paris – it’s a real find. It is stylish and smart, the décor is elegant and inspired with a real touch of old school style glamour. The spa there is open to residents only, after a long day’s sightseeing, it’s a real pick me up to be able to have a sauna and a massage. Most of the rooms have terraces and glass conservatories where you can sit and look out over the roof tops of Paris whatever the weather; the top apartment has a big terrace with a view over the Eiffel Tower.