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The 20 best luxury hotels in Paris for a lavish European stay

Planning a trip to the City of Light? Take your trip to the next level with a stay in one of Paris’ most luxurious hotels.

Written by
Karim Merikhi
,
Houssine Bouchama
&
Elsa Pankeshon
Contributor
Alys Lloyd
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It's no secret that Paris consistently tops everyone's vacation wish list. With its cobblestone streets, iconic landmarks, mouth-watering pastries, and unbeatable coffee, the City of Light holds an irresistible allure that attracts travellers from every corner of the globe.

Now, when it comes to planning your French escape, there's one significant decision to make: where to rest your head. Luckily, Paris has you covered with endless luxurious hotel options. From reasonable to downright eyewatering, there's something for every budget.

In this handpicked selection, we've gathered our personal favourites among the city's luxury hotels. After all, when you find yourself in one of the world's chicest cities, your accommodation should match the city's style and sophistication. Welcome to the good life.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured below, we've based our list on top reviews and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Paris's best luxury hotels

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  • Louvre

A grand townhouse meets an opulent palace in this five-star gem. Think fairy-tale staircases and timeless facades. And the view from the hotel’s tall windows? Simply breathtaking – you can gaze out over the City of Lights, from Sacré-Coeur to the Eiffel Tower, via the Tour Montparnasse and the iconic Haussmannian rooftops. Inside the rooms and suites, you'll find a blend of linen, wood, marble, and classic furniture that really is comfort at its finest.

The mood? Just divine.
Location perks? Located in the heart of Paris, just 200 metres from the Louvre Museum and Tuileries Gardens.
Budget range? We’re not going to lie, this one’s pricey.

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  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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Located just steps from the Seine, L’Hotel boasts a captivating history. It was at this very address, 13 rue des Beaux-Arts, where Salvador Dali and Jean Cocteau once frolicked, where Serge Gainsbourg first played "Je t'aime moi non plus," and where Oscar Wilde resided for two years before his death. The hotel comprises 20 exquisitely designed rooms, with four on each floor. Among its features, you'll find an acclaimed restaurant that has retained its Michelin star since 2006, a cosy bar, and a hidden gem—a heated pool discreetly tucked beneath the arches. This pool can be privately rented by the hour, providing guests with an intimate retreat.

The mood? The world’s first boutique hotel and the last home of Oscar Wilde.
Location perks? Minutes from the Louvre and a 15-minute walk to the Orsay Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Budget range? A pricey hotel in a prime location.

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  • Chaillot
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This might just be the most luxurious hotel in Paris. Owned by The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotel company and opened in 2014, the creators really went all out when making this five-star masterpiece. As soon as you step inside, you'll be greeted by a pair of imposing lions that usher you into a grand hall reminiscent of Versailles. Every corner is adorned with handmade crystal glass, elegant mouldings, and exquisite marble and woodwork. Every detail exudes grandeur and infinite beauty.

The mood? The epitome of luxury.
Location perks? Did we mention the spa, 22-metre indoor pool, and rooftop restaurant with 360° views over Paris?
Budget range? Get ready to splash the cash.

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  • 8e arrondissement

With 149 rooms, a lavish spa, and two top-notch restaurants Le Royal Monceau really is the whole package. Art lovers will be in paradise here thanks to the bespoke concierge art service, an art gallery, and a breathtaking centerpiece in the lobby. The rooms themselves are unique, with super comfortable, mirrored bathrooms, and lavish dressing rooms. The spa even boasts one of Paris's largest swimming pools, and if you're a movie buff, there's a 99-seat cinema waiting for you. What more could you ask for?

The mood? Chic and sophisticated with endless amenities.
Location perks? You’re just 500 metres from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées.
Budget range? A luxury hotel with a price tag to match.

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  • Invalides

Paris is brimming with iconic sights, from the Tour Montparnasse to the Sacré-Cœur. Located between the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, the Narcisse Blanc Hotel-Spa allows you to peer out at the sights from a place of serenity, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Inspired by Cléo de Mérode, the 20th-century photo icon, dancer, and muse immortalised by the likes of Nadar, Degas, and even Proust, this hotel encapsulates her mysterious spirit.

The mood? Clean and bright with all the fancy facilities you could ask for.
Location perks? The Eiffel Tower is just a short 15-minute walk away.
Budget range? One to remember for special occasions.

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  • Champs-Elysées

Hidden between the Golden Triangle and Place de l'Étoile, Hotel Vernet has maintained its timeless splendour and sophistication for nearly a century. Upon entering, you'll be greeted by a vision of wood and glass, surrounded by exquisite stained-glass windows. The corridor leading to the rooms is bright and airy with light carpets and tastefully designed furniture, offering a taste of refined luxury. The apartments deliver a Zen-like ambiance, featuring Carrara marble basins, glass mosaics, and elegant brass fittings.

The mood? Contemporary décor with colourful touches.
Location perks? Enjoy Avenue Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe right at your doorstep.
Budget range? An opulent stay for families or friends.

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  • 16e arrondissement

The grand reopening of MGallery Molitor caused quite a splash. The renowned Art Deco swimming pool had remained dormant for two decades after closing its doors in 1989. However, after an extensive two-year renovation project, this legendary establishment was reborn as a luxurious complex, featuring a five-star hotel, restaurant, and spa. The transformation of this historically listed site by the MGallery group has certainly created something of a stir.

The mood? The best of Art Deco décor.
Location perks? Recharge and rejuvenate at this amenity-packed hotel, complete with a Clarins Spa, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and an indoor pool.
Budget range? A more reasonably priced stay at a five-star hotel.

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  • Opéra

The iconic Hotel Westminster on rue de la Paix radiates British elegance. Originally a private townhouse, it transformed into a hotel in 1905 and, after a stylish makeover in 2015, it now boasts 101 rooms, including 80 rooms and 21 suites. Esteemed designer Pierre-Yves Rochon has expertly preserved the spirit of the past with grand crystal chandeliers, elegant marble fireplaces, antique console tables, and vintage clocks.

The mood? Quintessential British class.
Location perks? Enjoy convenient access to public transport, including the Metro station Opera, just 160 meters from the hotel. This station leads directly to popular destinations like Chatelet, Bastille, and the Eiffel Tower.
Budget range? A hefty price tag.

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  • Chaussée-d'Antin

The Chess Hotel is all about blending unique style with luxury amenities. Their rooms are decked out with sleek modern furniture and come complete with complimentary toiletries, cosy slippers, plush bathrobes, a hairdryer, and even a heated towel rail. If you're in the mood for something fancy, consider booking a suite for a stunning view of the Opéra Garnier. The hotel also offers convenient facilities like a ticket service, a tour desk, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. And here's a cool perk – you can rent electric scooters right at the front desk for a small additional fee.

The mood? Original style with serious panache.
Location perks? You're in shopping paradise with the Galeries Lafayette department store a mere 150 meters away – ideal for your Parisian shopping sprees.
Budget range? A slightly more reasonable stay.

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  • République
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At the nine-story Hôtel Renaissance République, you'll enjoy a bird's-eye view of skaters and a direct vantage point of the Place de la République statue, now considered the heart of the city. The terrace is the perfect spot to raise a toast or savour breakfast while witnessing the sunrise. Its location is ideal too, situated just a stone's throw away from Canal Saint-Martin and the Grands Boulevards.

The mood? Enjoy celebrity treatment and world-class service.
Location perks? Less than a 5-minute walk from Place de la République. You can even bring your four-legged friend.
Budget range? A moderately-priced luxury stay.

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  • 1er arrondissement

The Mandarin Oriental dares to be different in the heart of Paris. Surrounded by high-end fashion boutiques and jewellers on rue Saint-Honoré, it draws inspiration not only from its chic neighbourhood but also from its Asian heritage. With hues of grey, purple, mauve, and ecru, adorned with sculptures and artwork by renowned artists like Nathalie Decoster, a ceiling adorned with golden leaves, and a garden that feels like a mini jungle-island oasis, stepping into this luxurious setting is a truly mesmerising experience.

The mood? Parisian elegance meets Oriental refinement.
Location perks? Just 150 metres from the Place Vendome, 250 metres from the Tuileries Garden, and a short 10-minute walk from the famous Champs Elysées.
Budget range? This one’s a splurge.

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  • 8e arrondissement

Take a stroll across the Champs-Élysées, pass by Saint-Philippe-du-Roule, and follow a little hidden street to discover Hotel Daniel. Inside, you'll encounter a delightful blend of Eastern and Western influences: Kazakh carpets, Chinese wallpaper, Syrian trinkets, Turkish silver platters, and ebony countertops create a harmonious fusion in this elegant cocoon. The 36 rooms are designed to resemble 18th-century Parisian apartments, and it's worth noting the breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower that certain suites offer.

The moodA boutique hotel with a unique décor that blends French style with oriental spirit.
Location perks? A prime location in central Paris, the Champs-Elysées is only a 5-minute walk away.
Budget range? One to save for.

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  • Boutique hotels
  • Champs-Elysées

The Plaza Athénée’s 2014 facelift brought a great deal of change – but it has not denied any of its roots. Quite the contrary in fact, it remains the most ‘haute-couture’ of the Paris luxury hotels, both in its proximity to the fashion houses and for its shared history with Christian Dior. This avenue Montaigne spot pays serious tribute to its heritage, codes, and spectacular past. All details are tasteful and tailor-made, thanks to the dream team of experts, each of whom excels at their specialty. 

The mood? Simply spectacular.
Location perks? A luxury palace with a Dior Institute spa, five restaurants, a cocktail bar and a seasonal ice-skating rink.
Budget range? The price tag might make your eyes water.

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  • 8e arrondissement
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A few minutes from the Champs-Elysées, Hôtel du Collectionneur regales the splendour of the thirties with pure art deco styling. Expect to be wowed as soon as you cross the threshold, as noble period materials are majestically combined with more contemporary fabrics. Across from the lobby, the magnificent garden designed by landscaper Olivier Riols is serenity distilled. At 800 metres squared, it is one of the largest hotel gardens in Paris. 

The mood? This place exudes class.
Location perks? Whether you're relaxing in the hotel's onsite spa or venturing out to explore Champs Elysées Avenue (which is only a 10-minute walk away), you'll never be short on things to do when staying at this hotel.
Budget range? A fairly expensive stay in the centre of Paris.

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  • La Madeleine

Located on Avenue Gabriel in the heart of the 8th arrondissement, this classic Haussmannian building is over 150 years old, with views of the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais. La Réserve Hotel and Spa is the absolute height of luxury, yet remains in keeping with the strict tradition of Michel Reybier’s other La Réserve hotels in Geneva and Ramatuelle. As is to be expected, the hotel's interior is a unique style of chic. 

The mood? Sophisticated rooms with epic vistas of Paris.
Location perks? The hotel is close to many points of interest, including Tuileries Garden, Arc de Triomphe, and Orsay Museum.
Budget range? You're paying for the views.

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  • Strasbourg-Saint-Denis

An uber-chic yet down-to-earth hotel in eastern Paris, brought to you by Pierre Moussié – the same proprietor behind Chez Jeannette, Le Mansart, and Le Sans Souci. This eighteen-room gem is nestled in Strasbourg Saint-Denis, just across from the Splendid and Petit-Saint-Martin theatres, on a surprisingly tranquil street for an area known for its vibrant nightlife. The impeccable decor graces both the interior and exterior and the building itself, dating back to 1850, boasts delightful, charming mouldings.

The mood? Expertly designed, with unique, individually decorated rooms.
Location perks? Centrally located in
 Paris' city center, close to Notre-Dame.
Budget range? Varying price tags depending on the room you opt for.

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  • Saint-Georges

This former brothel is hidden away from the world and keeps the Belle Epoque Pigalle of yesteryear alive – at least in spirit. Through the discreet frontage, don’t be fooled by Jacques Garcia’s Belle Epoque meets orientalist decor. It’s got a serious Arabian Nights vibe: 1895 Cordoba leather on the walls, Moorish earthenware, porcelain, copper, and bric-a-brac furniture – all of it is magnificent. 

The mood? Dark and moody.
Location perks? Centrally located near Blanche Metro Station (Line 2), which gives you direct access to the Champs Elysées and the Pigalle area.
Budget range? Let's put it this way, it's not cheap.

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  • 1er arrondissement

The city’s best hotels are easy to find. Known to Parisians and tourists alike, these well-known properties set off a frisson whenever their names are uttered. Hotel Costes is a prime example. Positioned in the middle of the famous rue Saint-Honoré, close to Concorde and the Jardin des Tuileries, it offers one of the capital’s trendiest, most elegant stays – a marvel of subdued lighting and powdery velvet drapings. 

The mood? The perfect blend of minimalism and opulence.
Location perks? Close to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Montmartre.
Budget range? A large price tag for one of Paris' most loved hotels.

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CARD Hôtel
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19. CARD Hôtel

In the heart of Paris, this hotel is perfectly situated near iconic landmarks like the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. For a cultural experience, don't miss a visit to the nearby Louvre Museum, Musée de l'Orangerie, and the Rodin Museum, all just a short thirty-minute stroll away. Inside, the rooms feature contemporary decor with splashes of colour and comfy bedding to ensure your comfort. You'll also find a personal coffee machine, minibar, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and a stylish work desk in your room.

The mood? Très chic.
Location perks? Indulge in a daily American-style breakfast buffet at the hotel's on-site restaurant, and if you're in a lazy mood, you can even request to have it delivered to your room.
Budget range? A good choice for those seeking luxury without the steep price tag.

Le Meurice
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20. Le Meurice

Le Meurice, a Parisian five-star gem, exudes glam at every turn. Situated across from the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre Museum, this place is so much more than luxury rooms and suites. There’s an on-site fitness centre and a spa operated by the prestigious Swiss brand, Valmont, a chic cocktail bar with an impressive selection of three hundred different drinks, and an on-site restaurant serving gourmet French cuisine in a grand dining setting. After exploring nearby attractions like the Champs-Elysées, just a quick five-minute stroll away, retreat to your 18th-century style, air-conditioned room adorned with Louis XVI furniture and a marble bathroom.

The mood? Live like royalty.
Location perks? Tuileries Metro station is 100 metres away, giving direct access to Bastille and La Defense.
Budget range? Prepare for a more expensive stay at one of the city’s five-star hotels.

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