Here Are The Best Hotels In Paris

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by Georiga Aspinall |
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Heading for a romantic break in the city of love this summer? We're jealous! Just a two hour train ride from London, Paris offers the perfect escape for a weekend of shopping and culture. While most hotels in the jam-packed city are traditionally small, we've deep dived into the most actually spacious, more luxurious hotels Paris has to offer - because you deserve the best!

Here's the best hotels in Paris

Hotel Plaza Athénée

The legendary Palace hotel, located on the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, is steeped in rich history. It is an established Haute Couture address in Paris, with a close relationship with Christian Dior that goes back to its very beginnings. Christian Dior himself was a regular at the Plaza and in 1947, he opened his first boutique opposite the Plaza Athénée, quickly securing the hotel as the place to be for the Paris fashion set. This relationship with Dior has continued to this day, with the opening of the very first Dior spa at the hotel in 2008. The spa recently underwent renovations for the hotels 110th anniversary

The 154 bedrooms and 54 suites of the hotel are real Parisian apartments in classic or Art Deco style, offering the latest comfort in terms of technology. The Eiffel suites offer a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower, and the 450 square meter Royal Suite is one of the most spacious suites in Paris. Honestly, of all the Parisian hotels we’ve encountered, the elegance and luxury of these suits cannot be matched.

Our must visit part of the hotel is Le Relais Plaza, created in 1936, a chic brasserie that serves the most delectable food curtesy of Chef Jean Imbert who was appointed as director of all the kitchens in September 2021. With an iconic menu inspired by his grandmother, the dishes are among the most delicious available in Paris. Don’t forget to stop by the Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée either, which Imbert oversees, for a dinner you’ll never forget.

No one does seasonal changes quite like the team behind La Cour Jardin, a courtyard in the hotel offering the most unique place to drink, dine or relax in Paris. Landscaped by designer and garden entrepreneur Olivier Riols and decorated by Bruno Moinard and Claire Bétaille, La Cour Jardin turns into an ephemeral restaurant in the summer and becomes a real haven of peace with its geraniums, Virginia creeper and red camellias.

And in winter, the Cour Jardin is dressed in ice and hosts an ice rink of nearly 100 m2!

Prices start at 2,200 euros, subject to change depending on the time of booking.Check out more here.

Le Meurice

Ideally located between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre, with views of the Tuileries Garden, Le Meurice is a luxurious hotel with 160 rooms and suites decorated with 18th century style fine furnishings. You won’t find more spacious suites in Paris, nor a finer restaurant with the hotels fine-dining offering a must-visit alone.

Alain Ducasse supervises all the food and beverage served at Le Meurice with the expertise of Chef Amaury Bouhours, developing a concept themed around excellence and elegance.  Restaurant Le Dalí is too exceptionally unique, with gourmet farm to table dishes you’ll be thinking of long after your holiday ends. At cocktail time, guests can sip drinks in the hushed jewel box setting of the Bar 228. Deep, leather-covered Chesterfield-style armchairs are placed under a decorated ceiling as mysterious as the evening sky.

La Maison Valmont is Le Meurice’s spa and boutique with world class treatments available in a stunning setting and guests can buy cosmetics and fine fragrances. Their full body massage is truly exceptional experience!

Rooms start at 1720 euros depending on the time of booking. Check out more here.

Maison Proust

This quaint boutique hotel is a must for your next Parisian city break. If you’re looking for top-tier service, a quiet but central location and richly furnished décor steeped in Parisian literary history – look no further than Maison Proust. Historic, intimate and luxurious, this hotel is a hidden gem nestled in the back streets of Paris’ 3rd arrondissement.

Named after French novelist and literary critic Marcel Proust (1871-1922), expect elegant drapes, sparkling chandeliers and intricate 19th century museum-worthy portraits that decorate the walls of this six-story townhouse hotel. With only 23 suites, the maison feels personal and cosy – each room’s décor has been thoughtfully curated and inspired by a member of Proust’s inner circle, offering a glimpse into early 20th century Parisian high society.

Don’t be intimidated by the gilded walls and fancy art – the service at Maison Proust is exceptional. Friendly and helpful concierge staff are available to assist with any comfort – and knowledge about everything from Proust’s own history to the best museums and attractions in Paris.

The best part? Reserve some time for yourself with their private-access basement spa. Bookable before your stay, guests can enjoy exclusive use of a heated pool and steam room, as well as booking a massage in one of the three treatment suites available. With meticulously crafted Moroccan tiles, low-lit lanterns and subtle calming fragrances, the spa at Maison Proust will transport you into a whole new world. Check out more here.

Bulgari Hotel

Another luxury offering with extremely spacious suits, the Bulgari hotel has a more modern take than most on traditional Parisian décor. Located in the exclusive Avenue George V, between the Champs Elysees and the Avenue Montaigne, the hotel opened in December 2021 and offers 76 rooms (mostly suites) as well as a beautiful spa with a 25m pool. Their Bulgari restaurant and bar is a must-visit, as well as their charming courtyard garden, but one of the hotel’s most exclusive offerings is the Bulgari Suite, a spacious penthouse with a private rooftop garden with incredible views of the Eiffel Tower and across the city.

And here's the best things to do in Paris

Visit Ciel de Paris

There’s only one restaurant with the best view in Paris, and that’s the legendary Ciel de Paris. Standing on top of the Montparnasse tower, it offers unrivalled 360-degree views of the Eiffel Tower with its circular design and floor to ceiling windows. Whether you want a romantic dinner watching the sun set over Paris, or an early morning wakeup with breakfast on top of the world, it’s a must-visit.

For food, the restaurant offers an A La Carte or set menu, with reasonable prices for the luxurious experience. We’d recommend the beef fillet or rack of lamb, both delicious options as you sip on their fine wine. Staff are friendly and polite, with an upbeat atmosphere that will ensure a memorable experience.

Take a romantic horse and carriage ride

Go on a gourmet Seine River Cruise with dinner and a live singer

Travel to Versailles Palace and Gardens

Try a croissant baking class with a professional chef

Enjoy a guided tour of the Louvre Museum

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