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Romantic hotels in Paris

The cream of the crop for canoodling in the City of Love

By Elsa Pereira and Megan Carnegie Brown
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When plotting the perfect romantic getaway, you’d struggle to do better than a weekend in Paris. They don’t call it the City of Love for nothing and many of the hotels will bend over backwards to make your stay as passionate as possible. From rose petals scattered on the bed to heart-shaped waffles, these gorgeous lodgings have it all. Whatever your budget, trust our tried-and-tested selection of the best romantic hotels in Paris for an extra special stay.

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The top 15 romantic hotels in Paris

1. Déclic Hotel

Hotels 18e arrondissement

Shoot into outer space with a stay here. Every room at Le Déclic is decorated uniquely by “atmospherist” Sandrine Alouf with space age, futuristic touches. In one room even has a telescope within reach of the bed and, for the more adventurous, there’s a photo studio for guests to make use of. When you’re ready to leave your room, explore the area (Montmartre) and wander the 600 meters up to Sacré Coeur.

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2. Hôtel Da Vinci

Hotels Saint-Germain-des-Prés

The famed Mona Lisa hotel celebrates the master of the Renaissance. Nods to Leonardo are everywhere, from the entrance to the rooms – 204 for example includes the indigo found in ‘Madonna with the carnation’ and the angelic sweetness of ‘The Virgin on the rocks’. Exposed beams and antique lamps in each fragrant room give the place a romantic atmosphere of the Paris of yesteryear.

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3. Alba Opéra

Hotels Pigalle

This hotel particulier in the heart of Pigalle is swathed in deep sensuous colours, with touches of ’50s style. The tone is fun and creative, and more than a little tongue-in-cheek. Think: vintage kitsch. The rooms, corridors and even the lift are all small, but it more than makes up for that in character.

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4. Arès Eiffel

Hotels Boutique hotels Grenelle

Located in the quiet area of La Motte-Picquet, just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, the Champ de Mars and the bustling Rue du Commerce, this is a hotel with all the advantages of the capital (without its inconveniences). The 1913 building has been restored but its precious period cement tiles continue to entice travellers from the world over.

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5. Seven Hotel

Hotels Boutique hotels 5e arrondissement

The Seven Hôtel, located in the middle of the Latin Quarter, is sure to wow with its originality. The different universes created by a bevvy of French designers, architects and decorators will take you to seventh heaven. 

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6. Five Hôtel

Hotels Boutique hotels 5e arrondissement

Opened in 2006, the Five Hôtel was the first boutique hotel in the French capital and its reputation has blossomed, thanks to the creative and passionate team behind it. 

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7. Hôtel Amour

Hotels Boutique hotels Saint-Georges

Since opening ten years ago, Hotel Amour has enjoyed a reputation for being a stronghold of Parisian trendiness. Located in the heart of SoPi (South Pigalle), just a few streets from Pigalle and its sex shops, this boutique hotel is love and eroticism-themed, an old-school recipe that seduces couples (especially the fashionable ones), to discover the side of Paris for lovers. 

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8. Le Pradey

Hotels Boutique hotels 1er arrondissement

With Opéra on one side and Tuileries on the other, the four-star Le Pradey offers 28 bright and well-appointed rooms recently renovated by architects Vincent Bastie (who also worked on the Burgundy and the Costes). 

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9. OFF Paris Seine

Hotels 13e arrondissement

This hotel was the final piece of the jigsaw for the Seine. It has its clubs, barge-restaurants and other cruise ships moored on its banks, but now it finally has its own floating hotel at Quai d’Austerlitz. Opened in June 2016 and designed by Gérard Ronzatti, Off Paris Seine is drawing the crowds to its enormous wood, zinc and glass structure. 

10. Le Narcisse Blanc & Spa

Hotels Invalides

Majestically located in between the Eiffel tower and Les Invalides, the Narcisse Blanc Hotel-Spa watches the city through its windows, but remains far from the hustle and bustle of the city, in absolute calm. Never flashy, always discreet and luxurious, the rooms play upon delicate, light, cream-coloured tones. Art Deco, Art Nouveau and modern furniture come together in perfect harmony with ravishing fabrics like velour, tweed or silk. 

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11. Hôtel Montmartre Mon amour

Hotels Boutique hotels Montmartre

This is a corner of paradise for lovers, thanks to the subtle decor by Sandrine Alouf. With 24 bedrooms, this chic and intimate hotel is perfect for romantic getaways. Staircases, lifts, walls, leather – red is a recurrent theme here. It plunges the place into sensual universe, just like the rooms: “Paris mon amour,” “Secrets d’amour” and “Stolen kisses” –even their names are an invitation. 

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12. La Maison Favart

Hotels Grands Boulevards

La Maison Favart might be as close as you’ll get to heaven on earth. Nestled in the confines of the 2nd arrondissement, on the discreet rue Marivaux, the hotel has been neighbours with the Opéra-Comique since 1824. Staff are warm and smiley, while decor is clean without being puritanical, refined and elegant with its pastel tones and plaid carpets. 

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13. Maison Souquet

Hotels Saint-Georges

This hotel’s past is certainly colourful. This former brothel is hidden away from the world and keeps the Belle Epoque Pigalle of yesteryear alive – at least in spirit. Once you’ve acquainted yourself with its risqué history, you can plunge into the other dazzling commodities: a bar serving delicious cocktails and the spa, complete with a swimming pool you can rent by the hour. 

14. Hôtel Jules & Jim

Hotels Boutique hotels Le Marais

Until a few years ago, 11 rue des Gravilliers, in the 3rd, was a precious metals factory. Now there is nothing left of that but the skeleton of the old house, which is now home to the bar and duplex rooms at the discreet Jules & Jim Hotel. Concrete, wood, stone, glass – these simple materials make for a super refined aesthetic. 

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15. First Hotel

Hotels Boutique hotels Necker

Ideally placed in the 15th arrondissement, opposite Cambronne metro station, First Hotel will seduce you with its chic monochrome style, comfort and proximity to the Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars (only fifteen minutes on foot). Its modern design rooms (complete with cosy bedding) offer stunning views of the famous Parisian roofs, and for some –the Iron Lady.

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