The Best Luxury Hotels in Paris

The Hotel Lutetia offers views across Paris from its charming rooftop terrace
The Hotel Lutetia offers views across Paris from its charming rooftop terrace | Courtesy of Hôtel Lutetia / Expedia.com

Paris has long been home to some of the most beautiful hotels in the world. From palatial addresses with opulent guestrooms and gilded decor to gourmet destinations offering fine dining and first-class service, the French capital does luxury like few other cities. Here’s our pick of the most luxurious spots for a truly unforgettable stay.

Ritz Paris

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4.8/5 (170 Reviews)
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Famously the last home of Coco Chanel and beloved by Hemingway, the Ritz Paris is perhaps the city’s most iconic hotel. The lavish guest rooms have been furnished in an ornate 18th-century style and deliver sweeping views over Place Vendôme. Facilities include two Michelin star restaurants, designer boutiques, a huge pool with a Chanel spa, and the Salon Proust where afternoon tea is overseen by the former World’s Best Pastry Chef, François Perret.
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Le Bristol

Luxury, Spa Hotel
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One of the few hotels in Paris with palace status, which sets it above the five-star standard, Le Bristol delivers luxury on every level. Home to Eric Frechon’s legendary three Michelin star restaurant Epicure, Le Bristol also offers one Michelin star dining at 114 Faubourg and a decadent afternoon tea at Cafe Antonia. If you’re looking for some me-time, there’s a rooftop swimming pool and spa treatments courtesy of Swiss brand La Prairie cult natural skincare brand Tata Harper.
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Fauchon L'Hotel Paris

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4.8/5 (103 Reviews)
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Definitely one for gourmands, Fauchon L’Hotel, just off Place de la Madeleine and steps from the former Fauchon flagship store, is the first hotel from the legendary French pastry house. The hotel’s fun guestrooms have been inspired by the brand’s bold black and pink packaging, with monochrome accessories and huge pink fridges packed with Fauchon treats. The restaurant delivers well-executed French cuisine, including of course desserts, and guests can pick up Fauchon goodies in the hotel’s boutique.
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Nolinski Paris

Luxury, Spa Hotel
4.8/5 (193 Reviews)
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This boutique hotel is tucked away on the bustling street right in the centre of Paris, just a short walk from many of the city’s must-see sites, such as the Louvre and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Despite the busy location, everything about Nolinski feels like a peaceful retreat – from the tranquil rooms decorated with bespoke furniture and plush fabrics, to the atmospheric spa and pool hidden underground. Next door you’ll find a hidden cocktail bar and a restaurant overseen by Michelin-starred Chef Philip Chronopoulos.
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Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

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5/5 (7 Reviews)
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Located in Paris’ well-heeled 8th Arrondissement, also known as the Golden Triangle, the Four Seasons Hotel George V is just a short walk from the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, as well as the designer shopping street Avenue Montaigne. The hotel is well known in Paris for its impressive culinary offering and holds a total of five Michelin stars. There’s also a cosy cocktail bar and an outside terrace decorated with floral arrangements designed by Artistic Director Jeff Leatham.
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Hôtel Lutetia

Suite Hotel
4.6/5 (63 Reviews)
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The Hôtel Lutetia was built in 1910 in the Art Nouveau style, the only grand hotel on the Left Bank of the Seine. Having attracted the likes of Pablo Picasso, Charles de Gaulle and James Joyce, the legendary landmark counts a huge wellness centre as its most distinguished feature. Offering an array of sophisticated treatments and massages, there’s also a Jacuzzi and 17m (56 feet) swimming pool, complete with a sauna, steam room and plunge pool beside a large fitness area.

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Prince de Galles

Suite Hotel
4.7/5 (122 Reviews)
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The Prince de Galles hotel delivers an authentic Parisian experience that will definitely not disappoint. Another legendary jewel of the Parisian Art Deco movement, one that has impressed visitors since 1928, the Prince de Galles hotel is a beacon of grace. One of the main reasons this hotel is so sought after is because it boasts an unbelievably stunning location, just a stone’s throw away from the Champs-Elysées and Avenue Montaigne. The palace offers 44 suites bursting with opulent charm. Bag the right room and you can gaze out across monuments like the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais from your bedroom window.

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Hôtel de Berri

Suite Hotel
4.7/5 (18 Reviews)
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If you prefer to relax surrounded by plentiful greenery, then Hôtel de Berri is for you. Not many places in Paris, even the most luxurious, can offer the verdant expanse that Hôtel de Berri can – a rare asset in the busy centre of Paris. Behind the hotel lurks an expansive private park dotted with century-old trees, creating an unexpected haven of calm. Step back inside the building itself and the ambience is just as relaxing. There’s a range of wellbeing and relaxation options on offer at the hotel’s spa, including two Carita treatment rooms, a tropical shower and two hammams, one exclusively for women. The fitness centre is open 24 hours and is equipped with state-of-the-art weightlifting and Technogym machines.

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  • Le Meurice

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    Le Meurice is a five-star hotel with a prime location in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, tucked away between the Place de la Concorde, the Louvre, and the gorgeous Tuileries Garden. Its dreamy interiors whisk you back to the Louis XVI era and have been dazzling the luckiest visitors for centuries. Part of the esteemed Dorchester Group, there is a three-Michelin-star restaurant, an on-site spa and numerous surprises fusing a classic style with modern amenities – peek behind the paintings and you’ll most likely find a huge plasma television. What makes this place unique are the subtle winks to artist Salvador Dalí, with one of the hotel’s restaurants named in his honour.

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    Le Royal Monceau, Raffles

    Suite Hotel
    4.7/5 (87 Reviews)
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    There are five-star Parisian hotels, and then there are officially named Parisian palaces, which represent an even higher level of elegance. Le Royal Monceau, Raffles, is one of those rare venues, boasting five floors of first-class suites for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The interiors have been refurbished by world-renowned designer Philippe Starck, whose impeccable eye for detail has laboured over every last stitch of upholstery, leaving no aspect of design uncared for. With an Italian Michelin-star restaurant in the quarters, flaunting a Sicilian Baroque style with an extravagant shell decor on the walls, you can expect the food to be just as high-end.

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    The Peninsula Paris

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    4.8/5 (224 Reviews)
    The Peninsula Paris
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    The Peninsula Paris is another impressive hotel endowed with the palace distinction, the highly prestigious title reserved only for the most luxurious five-star hotels. As far as location goes, not many hotels rival The Peninsula Paris, as it is within walking distance from the Arc de Triomphe, with many rooms gazing out over the landmark. Having enjoyed notoriety as a hotspot for famous names back in the 1920s – novelist Marcel Proust and composer George Gershwin both stayed here – the hotel continues to attract celebrities today.
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    Shangri-La Hotel

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    The Shangri-La Hotel is a five-star palace offering a slice of the good life. You can start the day in true Parisian style by asking for fresh croissants to be delivered to your room, then finish off the day with a pampering session at the spa. The best place to soak up the splendour in this hotel is from one of the highly coveted Eiffel Tower suites, which are located so close to the monument you can practically touch it. The hotel’s restaurants are just as spectacular, with dinner best followed by a mature cheese sharing platter and a bottle of champagne.
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    Jade Cuttle contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on May 19, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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