The Best Hotels in Paris, France
Le Meurice is one of most lavish options for a stay in the City of Light | Courtesy of Le Meurice – Dorchester Collection / Expedia
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 rooms in Paris, from the Champs-Élysées to Montmartre.
As one of the most visited cities in the world, Paris has a hotel for every traveller, ranging from ultra cool design hotels to grand, gilded palaces. Whether you’re looking for world-class gastronomy, well-being sanctuaries or just a stylish room to lay your head, these are the best hotels in the city – all bookable with Culture Trip.
Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's
4.6/5 (150 Reviews)
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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.
Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.8/5 (188 Reviews)
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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.
4.8/5 (170 Reviews)
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If you want to follow in the footsteps of Coco Chanel and Ernest Hemingway, then book a stay at the Ritz Paris. This legendary hotel 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.
4.8/5 (64 Reviews)
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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 colour ways, 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.
Le Meurice – Dorchester Collection
Restaurant with Rooms, French
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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.
Castille Paris – Starhotels Collezione
4.4/5 (989 Reviews)
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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.
Le Roch Hotel and Spa
Spa Hotel, Hotel
4.6/5 (142 Reviews)
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Located in the very centre of Paris in the 1st arrondissement, Le Roch Hotel is a boutique hotel which 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.
Hôtel Les Deux Gares
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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.
Monsieur George Hotel and Spa – Champs-Élysées
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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.
Hôtel Daniel Paris
4.7/5 (34 Reviews)
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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.
Jade Cuttle contributed additional reporting to this article.
These recommendations were updated on June 16, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.