With the well-heeled fashion crowd descending upon Paris for Haute Couture Week as we speak, you may feel a bit of FOMO kick in – but maybe more for the pain au chocolat than the precious couture gowns? Making travel plans generally starts with sorting out your accommodation and, since expectations vary greatly from person to person, Savoir Flair has curated a comprehensive list of the best hotels in the City of Light. Scroll through the gallery, below, to see what they are and what you can expect.
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Hôtel Plaza Athénée
This five-star hotel located in the 8th Arrondissement isnot only ideally situated in the heart of Paris near the Eiffel Tower but is also one of the city’s most legendary establishments. Venture outside and you’ll instantly run into a luxury shopping district that boasts designer shops like Christian Dior, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton.
Fashionable women continue to flock to this luxury boutique hotel – not only because it was thoughtfully designed by Christian Lacroix, but also because it’s a stylish getaway that’s a stone’s throw away from the Musée d’Orsay and Louvre.
This hotel group has locations across the globe, but there’s no place on earth quite like the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris. It is located off the Champs-Elysées and in the heart of Paris’ luxury shopping district known as the “Golden Triangle”. A stay at this palatial hotel will have you feeling as royal as King George V himself. Of course, expect to pay handsomely for such luxury.
Competing with the beauty of Paris is hard to do, but Le Pavillon de la Reine is one of the city’s most beautiful four-star hotels. History buffs will love its location close to the home of Victor Hugo, while luxury lovers will appreciate the impeccable customer service and beautiful on-site spa.
Le Burgundy Paris is not your typical hotel. This charming Parisian townhouse serves as a must-see destination for lovers of the fashionable and the refined. Even if you don’t stay for a night, the bistro is a great place to people watch.
This beautiful hotel is only a two-minute walk from the Grand Palais and Avenue Montaigne, one of the most luxurious streets in Paris. Designed by the avant-garde Martin Margiela and filled with trompe l’oeil details, it’s an ideal place to rest your head thanks to its affordable price tag and minimalist, experimental décor.
Located in front of the Tuileries Garden, Le Meurice offers a luxurious respite to the weary traveler. This five-star hotel is so beautifully appointed that you may never want to leave! Further finery can be found when dining at the legendary Michelin-starred Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse or by relaxing at the Spa Valmont in the hotel.
It’s hard to say what’s more impressive at the world-famous Ritz Paris: the gorgeously palatial hotel setting or the view of the city from its beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows. If you’re looking for a spot that is both centrally located and completely luxurious, this is where you should book. The hotel recently reopened after a four-year renovation, and new features include the world’s first-ever Chanel spa.
This luxury hotel is packed with history. In the early 20th century, it was a favorite gathering spot for high-profile artists and creatives like Josephine Baker, Ernest Hemingway, and many others. Nowadays, the hotel offers world-class service, chic suites, plenty of opportunities to pamper oneself, and a stellar unpacking service that’s reason enough to stay there – we think.
If the W Hotels & Resorts chain prides itself on being hip and cool, it stands to reason that the W Paris – Opéra is the coolest of them all. Slick, upbeat interiors catch your eye upon entry, and the hotel has plenty of on-site amenities that never fail to impress. Located in the heart of the city, it offers a one-of-a-kind experience.