The Best Hotels to Book in Paris, France

Le Meurice is one of most lavish options for a stay in the City of Light
Le Meurice is one of most lavish options for a stay in the City of Light | Courtesy of Le Meurice – Dorchester Collection / Expedia
Nicola Leigh Stewart

The French capital has one of the finest, most diverse hotel scenes on the planet. Take your pick from our curated collection of the best accommodation in Paris, from the Champs-Élysées to Montmartre, and book your stay with Culture Trip.

As one of the most visited cities in the world, Paris has a hotel for every traveller, ranging from chic, design-focused boutique stays to grand, gilded palaces and even affordable accommodations for those travelling on a shoestring. Whether you’re looking for world-class gastronomy, well-being sanctuaries or just a stylish room to lay your head, discover our guide to the best hotels in Paris.

1. Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's

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Stylish and spacious queen room at Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquets Paris.
Courtesy of Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris / Expedia

Located right on the Champs-Élysées, Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s is perfectly situated in the heart of Paris’s Golden Triangle. The hotel is particularly famous for its restaurant, Fouquet’s Paris, which has seen many celebrities pass through its doors to dine on fine French cuisine, overseen by Michelin-star chef Pierre Gagnaire. The lesser-known private terrace, Le Joy, also makes a pleasant spot for an al fresco drink in summer.

2. Maison Souquet

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

The bar of the Maison Souquet Hotel in Paris, elegantly furnished with plush pink lounge furniture and regal bookcases.
Courtesy of Maison Souquet / Expedia

Housed in what was once a “pleasure house” during the Belle Époque, Maison Souquet has retained its sensual spirit by tapping renowned interior designer Jacques Garcia to decorate its 20 guest rooms and suites in lavish fabrics and jewel-tone colours for a romantic stay at the foot of Montmartre. The secluded bar is as opulently furnished as the rooms, but perhaps the real highlight is the subterranean spa, where you can swim in a low-lit midnight blue room under the gold-painted celestial ceiling.

3. Ritz Paris

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The serene indoor swimming pool with a staircase and sun loungers at the Ritz Paris Hotel
Courtesy of Ritz Paris / Expedia

If you want to follow in the footsteps of Coco Chanel and Ernest Hemingway, then book a stay at the Ritz Paris. This legendary city centre hotel in Paris oozes glamour with opulent rooms decorated in an 18th-century style, views of the beautiful Place Vendôme, designer shopping and Michelin-star dining. Don’t miss the chance to experience thé à la française in the Salon Proust, imagined by World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019 François Perret. Alternatively, sip on cocktails in the iconic Hemingway Bar.

4. Grand Powers

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An elegant queen room with regal decor and a private balcony at the Grand Powers Hotel in Paris.
Courtesy of Grand Powers / Expedia

This smart boutique hotel combines a 1920s facade with contemporary interiors. Guest rooms have been designed to feel like you’re in your own Parisian apartment and come in one of three chic colourways, powder pink, celadon green or blue, with bespoke furniture in luxe fabrics such as velvet and silk. The hotel’s Thala spa, which has been furnished in head-to-toe marble, comes with a hammam, jacuzzi and treatments from beauty brand Dermalogica.

5. Le Meurice – Dorchester Collection

Restaurant with Rooms, French

The regal bar and lounge at the Le Meurice Hotel in Paris.
Courtesy of Le Meurice - Dorchester Collection / Expedia

With its lavishly decorated rooms and world-class service, it’s no surprise that Le Meurice holds the coveted “palace” distinction in France, placing it above even the most luxurious five-star hotels. It’s also a destination for gourmands, with the two-Michelin-star Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse housed inside a gilded gold dining room. Make sure to order one of the desserts whilst you’re there, which have been created by the hotel’s imaginative head pastry chef, Cédric Grolet.

6. Castille Paris – Starhotels Collezione

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Spacious and modern suite at the Castille Paris Hotel, decorated in gold and white furnishings.
Courtesy of Castille Paris – Starhotels Collezione / Expedia

If you’re in Paris for fashion, then a stay at the five-star Castille Paris puts you right on Rue Cambon and next door to Maison Chanel, the flagship boutique of the design house and where Coco herself used to present new collections. You can also browse the many other designer shops found on the nearby Rue Saint-Honoré as well as the world-famous jewellery stores on Place Vendôme.

7. Le Roch Hotel and Spa

Spa Hotel, Hotel

Light-filled and contemporary double room with stylish furnishings, including a desk at Le Roch Hotel and Spa in Paris.
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This city centre hotel in Paris, located in the city’s 1st arrondissement, manages to pack in some impressive facilities. In addition to 37 stylish rooms and suites, which have been overseen by Parisian designer Sarah Lavoine, the hotel also has an equally fashionable restaurant, bar and a leafy outdoor terrace. The strong wellness offering includes a swimming pool crafted from black lava – large by boutique standards – and treatments courtesy of French brand CODAGE.

8. Hôtel Les Deux Gares

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An eclectically designed hotel lounge area with plush furnishings at Hotel Les Deux Gares
Courtesy of Hôtel Les Deux Gares / Expedia

Tucked away just behind the Gare de l’Est, Hôtel Les Deux Gares is the first hotel project for British artist Luke Edward Hall. The designer and illustrator has drawn upon English and French style influences to create the quirky boutique address, combining traditional Toile de Jouy wallpaper and Parisian antiques with prints of Queen Elizabeth and David Hicks-inspired abstract prints. Across the street, Hall has also put his stamp on the Parisian bistro Café Les Deux Gares, which serves up French fare to both guests and locals.

9. Monsieur George Hotel and Spa – Champs-Élysées

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A lavishly decorated double room at the Monsieur George Hotel and Spa in Paris Champs-Élysées
Courtesy of Monsieur George Hotel and Spa – Champs-Élysées / Expedia

At Monsieur George, designer Anouska Hempel has redesigned a typical Hausmannian property with a chic Paris apartment in mind. Rooms have been luxuriously furnished in a rich colour palette and plush fabrics, whilst some come with views of the Eiffel Tower. Downstairs, you can indulge at Le Spa by Le Tigre – a cult name in the Parisian world of wellness – with massages, yoga classes, a gym, sauna and steam room.

10. Hôtel Daniel Paris

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Cosy and charming lounge at the Hôtel Daniel Paris.
Courtesy of Hôtel Daniel Paris / Hotels.com

The globetrotting owners of Hôtel Daniel took inspiration from their own worldly travels to create this charming four-star hotel, found just by the Champs-Élysées. The duo tapped British designer Tarfa Salam to redesign the hotel in an 18th-century French Orientalist style before adding their personal travel souvenirs as the finishing touch. The hotel also prides itself on its gourmet offering, which includes afternoon tea with desserts from acclaimed pâtissier Philippe Conticini, as well as a weekend champagne brunch and a cocktail bar.

Looking for more places to stay? Top-rated hotels are abundant in every corner of the city, from the 1st arrondissement to the Latin Quarter. For unbeatable Paris vistas, book a room at one of the best hotels with a view, or check into one of the top hotels with a balcony. Rub shoulders with stars at one of the most famous hotels or the most luxurious hotels in Paris. Those wanting a taste of the city’s gastronomic delights will love our guide to the best hotels in Paris for foodies. For a relaxing stay, check out our pick of the best spa hotels in Paris, France, bookable on Culture Trip.

Jade Cuttle contributed additional reporting to this article.

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