Plot your perfect city break to Paris with the help of our guide to the city’s most romantic pieds-à-terre. From rose petals scattered on the bed to heart-shaped waffles, these gorgeous hotels have it all. Whatever your budget, trust our tried-and-tested selection for a very special stay in the City of Love.
The top 15 romantic hotels in Paris
In the heart of Montmartre, it’s possible to dream with your eyes wide open. Design hotel par excellence, the Déclic functions on its own originality. This unique establishment plunges you into visual fireworks for an overnight stay. Design by Sandrine Alouf – an “atmospherist” who combines decor and stories to take visitors on a motionless journey – is truly magical.
If Leonardo Da Vinci were to have a Parisian hotel, it would undoubtedly be near the Seine and a hop, skip and a jump from the Louvre. So it’s no surprise that Hotel Da Vinci is on the famous rue des Saints-Pères, close to Saint-Germain and a few metres from Ile de la Cité.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.