It's one of the most famous monuments in Paris – and possibly all over the world. And what better way to revel in the glorious Eiffel Tower than to stay right next to it? Check out our selection of the best hotels within walking distance of Gustave Eiffel's Iron Lady, with some even boasting a view straight onto it. It doesn't get more Parisian than that.
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Based on the novel ‘Lost Horizon’ by James Hilton, the splendid Shangri-La Hôtel Paris (which was once upon a time Prince Roland Bonaparte’s hotel particulier) is in the perfect location on avenue d’Iéna. The book tells of an English diplomat and his companions, who fall victim to a road accident and are taken in by Tibetans. Their refuge, a Tibetan convent, is simply named “Shangri-La”. Over half of the rooms – elegantly and carefully decorated by renowned craftspeople – have breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine.
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 building has been restored but its precious period cement tiles continue to entice travellers from the world over. The cosy lounge could be straight out of an interior design magazine, with its zebra carpets, alphabet mugs and leather sofas.
Perpendicular to Avenue Montaigne, this four-star hotel is nestled in a Haussmanian building which was entirely renovated in 2015. And it is a true match to the luxury of its surroundings: classic and ostentatious are the keywords here. To comply with the demands of their clientele, there are five bedrooms on offer: from the standard to the junior suite. Five of them boast a terrace from which you can glimpse the Eiffel Tower.