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Luxury Hotels Paris

Luxury Hotels in Paris

For many, vacation is a time to open the checkbook and spend freely. There is nothing quite like the experience of a luxury hotel on a Paris vacation. Breath taking views, close proximity to monuments, and fine restaurants are just part of what you get when you choose to stay at a luxury hotel in Paris. Many offer pools, concierge service, art galleries, and large rooms. Amenities that don’t come without a hefty price tag.

How to Choose a Luxury Paris Hotel

Finding a luxury hotel is far easier than choosing what to see first in the City of Lights. In fact, many make their hotel decisions based on proximity to local attractions and restaurants. Like many metropolitans in Europe, visitors to Paris can easily explore many of the fantastic monuments on foot. The Latin Quarter, La Marais and Champs Elysees and Boulevard St Germain are the most talked about streets in Paris. A visitor can find endless cafés and brasseries in these areas as well as gorgeous parks such as the Jardin des Tuileries which offer a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Besides proximity, there are a several things to remember when choosing a hotel in Paris: location, price, and style.

Essentially anything within the city limits is accessible by the Métro or bus, therefore you should be able to get anywhere in Paris in 30-40 minutes under normal conditions.

If you are not fond of public transportation, or plan to make your hotel a base-camp where you will return often throughout the day, it’s best to stay in the 1st, 4th, and the north end of the 5th and 6th districts which are located closest to the Seine. Other hotels in the 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th and 9th are also relatively close to the center.

The further you are from the center of Paris (Ile de la Cité), the less expensive and less touristy the neighborhood will be. It is important to know exactly how close the nearest Métro station is, and whether it’s on one of the main lines 1, 4, 7 or 8 so to avoid multiple changes to get to the center.

A general rule of thumb is, the shorter your trip, the less time you’ll want to spend traveling back and forth to your hotel, so stay in a central location. For longer stays, save money and get to know the real Parisian atmosphere by staying outside the center.

Each neighborhood offers its own style and atmosphere. Many enjoy the Latin Quarter, but prefer to sleep in a quieter neighborhood. If activity and bustle is your thing, consider a hotel on a busy market street with chatty stall vendors and entertaining street musicians, or in a luxury hotel where you can see the Eiffel Tower or Opéra Garnier from your window.

If you crave the nightlife and plan on going out every night past the closing of the Métro (12:45am), you may want to choose a hotel close to your preferred nightlife area such as Le Marais,  Grands Boulevards, Champs-Elysées or Oberkampf.

For €200 you will likely have all of the above, with additional space, larger beds, quality breakfast service, a separate concierge desk, possibility a restaurant or bar, and extras like a business center, fitness center, possible views of major monuments.

Spending an extra €275 and you can have all of the above in a designer luxury hotel; larger rooms with bigger TVs, larger beds, upscale bathrooms, 24-hour room service, a restaurant, bar, fitness and/or business center, baggage handler, hotel parking, meeting rooms, currency exchange, no-smoking facilities.

If the sky is the limit, starting at €400 you will get into the best hotels in Paris where you can expect Michelin restaurants with trendy bars, swimming pool and spa services, the utmost respectable service and the luxurious or contemporary decor and amenities.

With all of this in mind, eParis has assembled a list of the best Luxury Hotels in Paris!

Le Bristol Paris

112 rue du Faubourg Saint Honore | 8th Arr., 75008 Paris, France

Hotel Le Bristol is a unique place for its exemplary service and refined atmosphere. Le Bristol Paris is located on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, which is considered the heart of the arts and fashion district. Le Bristol has been welcoming guests since 1925 and offers 188 spacious rooms and suites, decorated with bright elegant 18th century style. Guests can enjoy exceptional cuisine in the onsite gastronomic restaurant.

Services

  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Guest Management
  • Florist
  • Security
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access

Rating Summary
Sleep Quality – 5
Location – 5
Rooms – 5
Service – 5
Value – 4.5
Cleanliness – 5

Traveler Rating
Excellent – 837
Very good – 97
Average – 21
Poor – 3
Terrible – 5

What’s Nearby

The hotel is located on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré at the heart of Paris’ arts and fashion district. Other nearby attractions include the Marais district which was the home of Victor Hugo’s. The Montmartre district is well known for viewing spectacular Basilica of Sacré-Cœur. The Seine River located on the Left Bank is can be enjoyed for a casual stroll. Exploring the winding and majestic streets of Paris make this area a wonderful place to visit.

REVIEWS

Guests find themselves coming back when their travels bring them to Paris. The staff are well spoken, the rooms are fresh and clean, and offer an elegance of luxury. In addition the hotel offers a superb dining experience for the food connoisseur. One thing to consider that while the hotel offers spacious elegance Wi-Fi can be a bit expensive as it is not included with your room fee.

 

Le Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris

37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France

Le Royal Monceau is closely located near the Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. The Raffles is considered a top notch 5-star luxury hotel in the City of Romance, which combines chic with sophistication. The Raffles Paris offers 149 luxury rooms and suites, a 99-seat cinema and art gallery touting a private art collection. The onsite spa offers an escape for complete relaxation. Le Royal is known for having one of the longest swimming pools in a local hotel. Dining at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris’ restaurants is a truly memorable experience.

Services

  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting

Rating Summary
Sleep Quality – 5
Location – 4.5
Rooms – 5
Service – 5
Value – 4.5
Cleanliness – 5

Traveler Rating
Excellent – 541
Very good – 70
Average – 13
Poor – 6
Terrible – 3

What’s Nearby

The area is near the Louvre  and the modern business district, leading the visitor to the strongly elegant Arc de Triomphe. embassies and other impressive offices and palaces. Architecture from 19th century enthrall visitors when exploring this neighborhood.

 REVIEWS

The Raffles Paris has been reviewed as the ultimate hotel for a romantic get away. The Raffles is described as a Parisian palace of design and history. The suites are spacious and luxurious yet modern. Staff have been rated as being very helpful especially the concierge who will assist in making bookings for outings. Some reviews thought the hotel was too expensive and did not enjoy the wait required to obtain a table at meal times as they open their services to the general public to share in the experience of fine dining.

Citadines Suites Louvre Paris

8 rue Richelieu | 1st Arr., 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)

After a year of full renovations in April 2013 Citadines Suites Louvre welcomes guests to luxury space. Located in a historical part of Paris, opposite the famed Comédie Française theatre and the Louvre and just a few minutes journey from the Rue de Rivoli and the Opéra Garnier. The Citadines Suites is a   luxury boutique decorated in Art Deco, as well known for its exceptional location. Services include a fitness center, concierge service, a living area with a sate of the art LCD TV and a computer with free Internet access. In the lounge savor an delightful buffet breakfast made from fresh local products or relax with a refreshment from the honesty bar.

Services

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Kitchenette
  • Pets Allowed (Dog / Pet Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus service
  • Suites
  • Wheelchair access

Rating Summary

Sleep Quality – 4.5
Location –5
Rooms – 5
Service – 4.5
Value – 4.5
Cleanliness – 5

Traveler Rating
Excellent – 165
Very good – 31
Average – 8
Poor – 3
Terrible – 3

What’s Nearby

Near the Louvre and the Palais-Royal, this neighborhood is known for luxury. Place Vendôme is occupied by fine jewelry stores where the visitor can spend hours shopping in haute couture establishments. Chic eateries line the boulevard along with other artful events one can participate in.

REVIEWS

The location and size of the hotel are particularly attractive to visitors. Suites are clean and spacious and some offer a small kitchen and separate living room area which is attractive. The staff are noted as friendly and helpful. The hotel is conveniently located minutes from a Metro station, the Louvre as well as many other attractions. Some felt while the location was convenient it was a bit noisy in the rooms.

 

W Paris – Opera

4 Rue Meyerbeer, 75009 Paris, France

The W Paris – Opéra is a cross between the energy of New York and the twinkling lights of Paris. The W Paris has 91 guestrooms and suites decorated with an avant-garde design. More than half of the rooms offer views. The restaurant Coquette provides a fun experience of French cuisine. Located near the Opéra area, the W Paris is an 1870s era building situated between infamous department stores and boutiques.

Services

  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Pets Allowed (Dog / Pet Friendly)
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Rating Summary
    Sleep Quality – 4.5
    Location –5
    Rooms – 4.5
    Service – 4.5
    Value – 4
    Cleanliness –4.5
  • Traveler Rating
    Excellent – 323
    Very good – 138
    Average – 60
    Poor – 20
    Terrible – 9

What’s Nearby

The neighborhood around the Opéra is considered a belle époque consisting of grand boulevards,  arcades, and entertainment. Brasseries, theaters, and cinemas line the street next to French bistros. The area is famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and pristine department stores.

REVIEWS

Centrally located with a quick 5 minute walk to the Metro. The concierge is very helpful and great a recommending restaurants and things to do as well as making reservations. The rooms are noted for being rather large for Paris standards. The hotel offers a beautiful yet contemporary style and exceptionally comfortable. Some visitors felt the lobby was a bit small, making it difficult while waiting for service and check in.

Hotel Da Vinci

25 rue des Saints Peres, 75006 Paris, France

The Hotel Da Vinci was once occupied by Leonardo da Vinci for a few days in August 1911, where one of the rooms held one of the most famous painting in the world, the Gioconda. Two rooms are dedicated to the work of Da Vinci, the Mona Lisa Room celebrates the work, while the Adoration Room shows the key of events that link the work to the Hôtel Da Vinci.  Hotel Da Vinci is a five star hotel offering 24 rooms. The hotel’s decoration is based on the heart of the Renaissance, with much of the theme surrounding Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci’s mark on the history of France is indisputable. Leonardo made his mark in another, rather unexpected way on Hotel Da Vinci as it is here that, for a few days in August 1911, one of the rooms housed the most famous painting in the world, the Gioconda. The “Mona Lisa Room” celebrates the legendary work, while the “Adoration Room” provides the key to the events that link the work to the Hôtel Da Vinci.  This five star hotel with 24 rooms opened in June 2014. The hotel’s original decoration takes you on a journey to the heart of the Renaissance, with the period’s most iconic figure, Leonardo da Vinci, as its theme throughout. The entire hotel pays tribute to the man who, under the protection of the French King, Francis I, made a major contribution to the advancement of the cultural and intellectual influence of Europe in general, and France in particular.

Services

  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed (Dog / Pet Friendly)
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Reduced mobility rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • Free High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting

Rating Summary

Sleep Quality – 4.5
Location –5
Rooms – 4.5
Service – 5
Value – 4.5
Cleanliness –5

Traveler Rating

Excellent – 72
Very good – 17
Average – 1
Poor – 0
Terrible – 0

What’s Nearby

The surrounding neighborhood is in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The boulevard is occupied with cafés, haut-couture shops, fine restaurants. Art galleries surround the area along with small museums. The neighborhood’s famous church is one of the oldest in Paris where it hosts talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens is close by where one could spend the afternoon people watching from a café or brassiere.

REVIEWS

The hotel has rave reviews for the friendliness and gracious help offered to visitors for suggesting what to see and how to get there. Conveniently located with an easy walk to the Louvre and the Musee D’Orsay makes for a pleasant location. As with most reviews of hotels, the rooms were noted as being small and issues were experienced with Wi-Fi.

 

“Traveler Rating” and “Rating Summary” are supplied courtesy of TripAdvisor.com.

Photo by  Escapio // Flickr

 

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