What are the best hotels in Paris? An estimated 1,800 hotels in the City of Lights (La Ville Lumiere) should satisfy all budgets and expectations.
But Paris is also an expensive city. There are many of the most beautiful hotels in the world, but at prices unfortunately unaffordable for most ordinary people. Many establishments with a Parisian charm are prohibitively expensive and it is not always easy to choose the same one in this variety.
That’s why Besthotels has chosen some of the best hotels in Paris for you: historic palaces, charming locations and trendy boutique hotels.
Luxurious hotel in the most bourgeois XVI arrondissement, between residential avenue Foch and rue Victor Hugo. The Saint-James is unique: housed in a beautiful neoclassical mansion from the late 19th century, it is a castle hotel. Passing through the grill and view of the fountain and the façade of the building will allow you to immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of this exceptional place, both a hotel and a private club.
On sunny days, the terrace becomes even more beautiful. Its balloon decorations are reminiscent of the past of this place: the first Parisian airfield, from where the famous balloons flew.
Luxury that remains affordable, the hotel offers amazing value for money for this unique location.
The Four Seasons George V, one of the most famous palaces in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, is regularly cited or voted as the best hotel in the world in various ratings.
We must say that the hotel has many advantages: hyper luxurious rooms in Louis XVI style, decorated by Pierre-Yves Rochon, magnificent spa center with a small swimming pool (9 meters), exceptional gourmet restaurant — le Cinq d’Eric Briffard — with two Michelin stars, a tea room offering a selection of exceptional pastries and teas. It has an exceptional geographic location right in the Golden Triangle. Service is exceptional as always at Four Seasons.
Lovers of classic luxury will be in paradise, Four Seasons George V.
On the banks of the Saint-Martin Canal, in this now hyper-fashionable X arrondissement, there is located the Citizen Hotel. The boutique hotel has 12 rooms. It is decorated in casual luxury, keeping with the spirit of the area: dominant wood, clean design and a little twist — all rooms have canal views.
Almost the Prince de Galles Palace is another legendary hotel in the VII arrondissement, located a stone’s throw from the equally legendary Four Seasons George V.
Opened in 1928, it has hosted Marlene Dietrich, Winston Churchill, Elvis Presley and many other famous guests. It has a very sophisticated style that can be found throughout the hotel, from elegant rooms in beige and brown tones to a luxurious lobby with ebony furniture and sparkling chandeliers. The hotel is impressive right in the moment you enter it.
The hotel is rich in historical events that took place within its walls: Ho Chi Minh stayed there for 7 weeks in 1947, Israel’s Declaration of Independence was agreed upon by Ben Gourion and Golda Meir in 1948. It is traditional luxury without concessions to modern design, from the lobby to the suites and standard rooms. Details such as guitars lying casually behind a bed or crystal chandeliers are striking.
The Clarins Spa is, in itself, a reason to stay at Royal Monceau: 1,500 square meters of luxury dedicated to relaxation and wellness and a 23-meter pool, the largest pool ever built in Paris.
Between Avenue Junot and Rue Lepic, in the chic and artist-popular Montmartre, is an 1891 mansion, a bold and exclusive hotel with just five suites. Each is unique and elegantly decorated by contemporary designers or artists. A large private garden and a charming living room with a cozy atmosphere is the ideal place for those tired of traditional hotels.
Since its opening in the late 1920s, this prestigious and luxurious hotel has attracted the impeccable classicism of its Empire-style rooms, as well as its strategic location — from the hotel to go on an excursion to the Triumphal arch, literally two steps.
Ernest Hemingway, Salvador Dali and many other famous guests have stayed at this inconspicuous hotel. Who has a romantic history — a wealthy Russian businessman Alexander Pavlovich Klyagin presented this institution to a young Parisian student, with whom he fell in love, in order to give her the opportunity to receive members of high society of that time.
SHANGRI-LA — the best hotel in Paris*
Thoroughly renovated former Roland Bonaparte mansion of Napoleon’s grand-nephew. Opened in 2012, Shangri-La has an undeniable competitive edge: stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, especially from the suites. The most prestigious suite offers a stunning 100 square meter terrace with views of the Seine and the famous monument.
But Shangri-La is not just views from the windows — it is also an incredibly luxurious lobby, magnificent rooms, by the way, one of the largest in the city, tastefully decorated in a combination of the Empire style and the minimalist luxury of Pierre-Yves Rochon. A very luxurious spa with pool, and two star gourmet restaurants L’Abeille and Shang Palace.
* Forbes named it the best hotel in Paris.
In the famous Place des Vosges (fr. Place des Vosges), there is a charming hotel with enchanting luxury, where the future Queen of France Anne of Austria stayed before her marriage to Louis VIII in 1615.
In summer, guests can relax in their rooms overlooking the charming shady garden in the hotel’s courtyard. In winter, enjoy the Royal Spa — 250 square meters dedicated to wellness and relaxation.
The perfect getaway for a romantic time for two.
Mama Shelter Paris is not a hotel like the others. This is one of those hotels that create trends and change habits. Don’t let it bother you that the hotel has only two stars.
Rather than relying on location or standard amenities to achieve famous stars, the owners have created a modern hotel. Attuned to the next generation of travelers disposed towards design and a certain amount of comfort, who consider luxurious bedding and an iMac 27 ‘indispensable in every room, but are not ready to sacrifice hundreds of euros for a hotel night.
Meurice is a legendary hotel, undoubtedly one of the flagships of the Parisian hospitality industry and the pinnacle of traditional luxury. Today it is appreciated by many celebrities: Kanye West and Jay-Z recorded their famous song “Niggas in Paris” here, Eminem always stays in the Belle-Etoile suite, Justin Bieber was kicked out of the hotel in 2013.
Luxurious lobby with unsurpassed gilding. Spacious rooms and hyper-comfortable suites with the most luxurious views of the Tuileries Gardens.
After several years of work in an art deco building from the 30s, the Mandarin Oriental opened in Paris in 2011. In the heart of Parisian fashion, just a few steps from the Tuileries Garden.
Magnificent inner garden decorated with modern sculpture. Luxurious lobby and modern bar. Mandarin Oriental has quickly established itself as the benchmark for hospitality among visitors.
Parisian Palace, Mandarin Oriental — 138 rooms and suites among the largest in Paris (no rooms less than 40 square meters), a spa of over 900 square meters, offering a 14-meter pool. A stellar restaurant with one of the trendiest French chefs at the moment.
A very beautiful hotel with a rich past: Salvador Dali, Frank Sinatra, Princess Grace of Monaco and Elizabeth Taylor stayed at L’Hôtel, and Oscar Wilde died in room 16 in 1900.
Each of the 20 rooms has all the modern conveniences and luxury. The restaurant is awarded with a Michelin star. The suite on the top floor has a private terrace overlooking the rooftops of District VI, overlooking the bell tower of Saint Germain des Prés.
After entering the front door of the Park Hyatt, a specially designed scent for the hotel will transport you to an urban oasis and instantly disconnect you from the madness of the city.
Lots of showbiz stars like Sting and Johnny Depp come to recuperate by the magnificent fireplace in the lounge in winter or in the hotel’s inner garden in summer.
The Park Hyatt is the epitome of excellence and the pinnacle of elegance: spacious rooms with bright décor, a luxurious spa, impeccable service and a star-studded restaurant (le Pur’) perfect for a lover’s dinner.
The hotel is located in a mansion from the second half of the 18th century, a stone’s throw from the Elysee Palace. Le Bristol has been one of the flagships of the Parisian hospitality industry since its opening in 1925.
In addition to rooms of impeccable luxury, the hotel has a large 1200 square meter private garden (the largest in a Paris hotel), a 3-star gourmet restaurant, a magnificent pool with panoramic views of the rooftops of Paris, and a spa that is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the capital of France.
Woody Allen has directed many scenes of the film Midnight in Paris and often stays privately at the hotel.