There is certainly no shortage of hotels in Paris, so picking the perfect place to stay can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task. French Side Travel has put together a list of our favorite hotels in Paris. All of these hotels have been visited and tested by our team of locally-based travel experts. Be sure to book with French Side Travel to receive special perks, amenities, and upgrades among other benefits.
Our Favorite Hotels in Paris
This palace hotel is housed in a mansion that dates from 1854.
Behind its ruby red doors, the hotel offers guests a world of Haussmann charm and rooms with stunning views of Paris’s finest landmarks. The elegant and stylish decorations illustrate the mansion’s Belle Époque history.
The hotel has 26 suites and 14 rooms that seamlessly combine tradition with modern technology and all provide exceptional comfort for the prestigious clientele. It is also worth noting that it is the first palace hotel to offer a personal butler service for every room. This special attention makes guests feel as though they are staying in a private home.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the world’s most beautiful avenue, this discrete and spacious hotel also has a private library and a smoking room. Other exclusive amenities for guest include a gym with a personal trainer, a steam room & spa with Nescens-Swiss products, and an indoor pool.
Pavillon de la Reine
This hotel is an incredibly romantic hideaway in the heart of Le Marais. Built in 1612 by King Henry IV of France, this 17th century residence was converted into a 5-star hotel. The property is tucked away from the galleries and shops in the surrounding area.
Set just behind the Place des Vosges, often referred to as the most beautiful square in the world, this hotel is a true haven. Privately owned and family-run, it offers the understated sophistication of a private home with all the service, charm and elegance of a grand palace.
The historical setting can be felt throughout design, with a brilliant mix of rich, contemporary interiors and original antique furnishings including oil paintings. The distinctive façade and a private courtyard garden, awash with greenery, enhance hotel’s 56 bedrooms and suites.
The fine dining menu from the Michelin-starred restaurant celebrates seasonal ingredients from carefully selected producers. The lounges have the feeling of a private library, with intimate seating, antique furniture and open fireplaces. Boasting a brilliant mix of chic interiors, they are a cozy hideaway where guests can relax and unwind.
Private Seine River Cruise with Champagne
The experience offers you a unique, tailor-made private cruise down the most beautiful waterway in the world, Paris’ Seine River. Sit comfortably on a leather-covered banquette in the private salon, with tinted windows to respect your privacy. The cruise includes one bottle of champagne.
During this cruise, you will discover the historical center of Paris including Notre Dame, the Musée du Louvre, the Tour Eiffel and more. This is sure to be an amazing and unforgettable moment on any Paris trip!
This 5-star hotel centrally located in the first arrondissement is a design lover’s dream. The hotel is a tribute to the Parisian art de vivre and is a combination of three buildings that date back from the 17th and 18th centuries.
The 32 rooms are the epitome of elegance and comfort. Each room contains bespoke headboards, handcrafted details, solid oak wall lights, fringed velvet, and manor-style woodwork. Each element adds to the setting, evoking an almost Gothic, angular and poetic Paris.
Discover a reinterpreted French cuisine at the restaurant. The chef combines local produce with modern culinary skills to create intricate delicacies. Here, the dining experience permeates the art de vivre through even the smallest details.
The spa features a sauna as well as a heated pool where guests can relax on a heated day-bed.
Hôtel San Régis
Tucked away in a charming and secluded street at the heart of the ‘Golden Triangle’ in Paris, this 5-star hotel is ideally located to enjoy the lively Champs-Elysées district, Avenue Montaigne and the Grand Palais. This hotel was built in the 19th century and has been owned by the same family since 1923. Today, two sisters own and run the family property.
Each of the 30 bedrooms and twelve suites has its own distinctive style, furnished with sumptuous fabrics from the finest houses that complement the antique and period furniture. The rooms in the hotel are spacious and offer large closets. They are all equipped with modern facilities: large beds, a LED television with multimedia services, high speed WiFi, mini bar, and courtesy tray.
The restaurant, under a glass roof, serves continental cuisine as well as à la carte options. Guests can also enjoy drinks in the bar.
Hôtel Bel Ami
This boutique 5-star hotel is located on the Left Bank of the Seine River. When you stay here you’ll be right in the heart of Paris’s famed Saint-Germain-de-Prés and neighboring Latin Quarter.
The hotel’s atmosphere is modern and warm. Onsite you can enjoy a buffet breakfast or weekend brunches. A spa, sauna, and fitness center are provided for your comfort. The onsite bar serves creative cocktails and is a great place to unwind with a snack and a drink. For travelers arriving in the morning, a relaxation room is at your disposal. Take a shower or change your clothes before beginning to discover the city.
This property is perfect for anyone interested in the food, culture, and art offerings abundant in Paris’s sixth arrondissement. Steps away you’ll discover the two most famous cafés in the city: Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots.
Pavillon Faubourg Saint Germain
Joining our list of favorite hotels in Paris is this newly renovated 5-star hotel. It was formerly a favorite haunt of artists in the 20th century. You’ll feel the strong history of the location but enjoy modern comforts. The hotel is a perfect base for discovering the City of Light.
The rooms are elegantly designed in harmony with modernity. They are spacious, luxurious and perfectly equipped. Indulge in absolute relaxation and unwind in the lounge bar, or cozy up by the beautiful stone fireplace. The hotel’s restaurant serves delicious brasserie dishes made from fresh and seasonal produce. A chance to savor a plethora of culinary delights! Experience the ultimate in well-being with the wide range of spa services offered at the hotel.
Built-in the 19th century by Lord Egerton, this 4-star hotel was one of the first hotels in Paris. Offering a sublime view of the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower, the hotel is in an ideal location.
The individually decorated rooms come with antique furniture and exude an elegant and refined Parisian charm. The hotel offers amenities like free Wi-Fi, a TV, a minibar, hairdryer, safe, telephone, bathrobe, and slippers. Decorated with fabrics by top brands and antique furniture, the rooms also comes with a Nespresso machine, a welcome tray, and a welcome kit from the Sothys brand. Half of the rooms offer remarkable views over Paris, from the Louvre on your left, through the Tuileries gardens to the Eiffel Tower on your right.
The traditional marble columns of the bar make it an ideal setting to enjoy a cocktail made by the mixologist. Enjoy a hot and cold buffet with the very best French products every day in the breakfast room. Upon request, the hotel also serves a continental breakfast to the room.
Paris Shopping Experience
Private Guided Visit and Shopping Experience at La Samaritaine
Over the past 150 years, Samaritaine has sparked fond memories for many Parisians – from climbing the theatrical steps that lead you to its renowned glass roof to shopping for unexpected gifts in the company of loved ones.
Graced with state-of-the-art architecture and exquisite historical features, the gloriously reimagined landmark fuses original Art Nouveau and Art Deco details with contemporary newness. Located in the beating heart of the city close to many of our favorite hotels in Paris, this iconic landmark will become a must-visit destination for locals and travelers to indulge in what is quintessentially the Parisian experience.
In this tour, your guide will tell you all about the history of La Samaritaine, its architecture, the recent renovations, and also what’s in store for La Samaritaine in the near future. You will also have a chance to visit the VIP shopping apartment where you can work with a stylist.
Hôtel de Sers
This five-star property is housed in a beautiful 19th-century mansion. You’ll love the historical charm of the building, the fine architectural details, and the luxury amenities. The location is perfect, just a short walk from the Champs-Elysées. Many of the suites include balconies with fantastic views of the surrounding city and the Eiffel Tower.
Spa treatments are available for your comfort. The contemporary bar features inviting décor including wood paneling, jazz, cocktails, and snacks. The restaurant serves fine cuisine on the shaded patio or in the dining room.
Pets are also welcome at the Hôtel de Sers.
The 5-star Hotel Nolinski is a recent entrant into The City of Light’s burgeoning hotel scene. It is located just a stone’s throw away from the Louvre Museum and the Opéra Garnier.
The hotel, with unique character, blends contemporary aesthetics and classical prestige. Hues of blue and emerald green, precious materials and custom-made furniture and furnishings intertwine to orchestrate harmonious ensemble. The usage of noble materials, iconic pieces, moldings, and ceramics give the rooms the look and feel of private apartments. Some of the rooms and suites have step-out balconies overlooking the city.
The restaurant with its warm-toned environment and a touch of the seventies style serves an array of gastronomical French cuisine with a modern twist. The spa features an indoor pool, a hammam, and a sauna, with a full menu of luxurious body treatments, massages, and facials. It invites its guests to experience a moment of serenity in an intimate setting.
Hôtel des Saints-Pères
The hotel’s classical façade was built in 1658 by Daniel Gittard, the chief architect of Louis XIV.
Fabrics from the best designers adorn each of the differently decorated rooms, along with period furniture and paintings. Most rooms offer a view over the patio, offering the guests a oasis of tranquility in the middle of the buzzling quarter of Saint Germain des Prés.
Breakfast is the chance to share a touch of the French lifestyle that is so important to French people. Every morning, in the breakfast room decorated with antique moulding, you will find a hot and cold buffet with a selection of the very best French products.
This five-star hotel is located in one of Paris’s favorite neighborhoods. You’ll be just off of the Champs-Elysées and close to the Arc de Triomphe.
The rooms, recently renovated and refurbished, will make you feel like in an oasis of tranquility after a day well spent wandering around the city. The noble materials used, such as the wood, mixed with touches of colors and modern furniture create a perfect bubble for you and your loved ones.
The restaurant is a must, featuring fine cuisine and a surprising glass dome ceiling by Gustave Eiffel. Spa treatments and fitness equipment are available for your comfort. Enjoy private onsite parking with a valet service and a 24-hour reception.
We hope this list of our favorite hotels in Paris helps inspire a future trip. If you’d like to give the gift of France this holiday season, don’t hesitate to contact French Side Travel to create a custom itinerary to surprise your loved ones. Some of our favorite destinations include Paris, Bordeaux, Normandy, and Southern France.