When In Paris, Celebrate Romance At Any of These Exquisite Hotels

As a destination, Paris is always a good idea for a romance. Ahhh. Romance. That elixir we all deserve now and again and Paris is the place for it.

This city has seen dozens of new hotel openings in the past year alone. Many of the older hotels that were formerly 3-stars are now being bought out by new blood and refashioned into 4-star and 5-star Luxury properties that offer the enticement of an experience. Two of these hotels that you'll find here on this list are Hotel de JoBo (JoBo standing for Josephine Bonaparte, the woman who symbolizes French romance) and Le Roch Hotel & Spa. Each property has opened in the past 6 months (at time of writing) and each offers a cocoon-like experience of what you expect when you book a hotel getaway. 

For a palatial feel, there is no topping La Reserve Hotel & Spa's complete package. The sumptuous rooms designed by Jacques Garcia, the 2-star Michelin restaurant, the bar that is just adjacent to the sitting lounge replete with fireplace, the cigar room, the interior courtyard garden and the spa, a haven unto itself that has been designed for exclusive enjoyment and which offers indulgent spa treatments for couples (or singles). 

For Left Bank chic, stay in the famous 5-star hotel just near the Ecole des Beaux Arts where Oscar Wilde spent his last days. The restaurant here, Le Restaurant, has recently been bequeathed a Michelin star and the bar, in which still hangs pictures of former regular clients such as Johnny Depp and Mick Jagger, gives you that not-so-subtle reminder of only in Paris. 

Other highlights here include the Indigo Hotel Opera, tucked away in a little pedestrian cul-de-sac just a twirl away from the Opera de Paris and then of course there's the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Paris whose bridal suite is one of the world's best. 

4ème Arrondissement
Hôtel de JoBo
Photo courtesy of hotel de jobo

One of the first things that strikes you when you enter this in-the-heart-of-the-Marais hotel is the replica painting of Josephine Bonaparte wearing a pair of dark sunglasses as she lounges insouciantly. The Bambi Sloane interior also makes full...  Read More

Hotel Particulier Montmartre
Photo courtesy of Hotel Particulier Montmartre photo by Jefferson-Lellouche

Known as the very particular 'hotel particulier' this rambling 19th c. mansion tucked away along a private gated pathway toward the top of the Butte Montmartre transports you to some secluded hillside in Transylvania the instant you're ushered...  Read More

6th Arrondissement - Rive Gauche

This hotel is the Left Bank's little secret. It has been the favorite spot of not just literary giants like Oscar Wilde fleeing his torrid past, but also fullfledged rock stars like Mick Jagger and rockstar-like film icons such as Johnny Depp....  Read More

9ème Arrondissement

To find a quiet oasis of a hotel property in Paris' ultra-chic Opera district, look no further than this class-act contemporary hotel. The decor draws on its proximity to the Palais Garnier, home to Paris' opera and ballet troupes for the last...  Read More

Hotel Le Six
Photo courtesy of Christophe Bielsa for Le Six Hotel

This utterly comfortable and welcoming 4-star hotel situated strategically in the Left Bank's chic 6th arrondissement places you just between the fabulous shopping of Montparnasse and the quiet relaxation of the Jardin du Luxembourg....  Read More

6th Arrondissement - Rive Gauche
Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette
Photo courtesy of Hotel La Belle Juliette

Immerse yourself not just in a lovely and buzzing little area of Paris' upscale 6th arrondissement, but also into the fascinating pages of history of Madame Juliette R????camier, the namesake of Hotel La Belle Juliette. The couple who...  Read More

1er Arrondissement

East meets Europe at the Mandarin Oriental, Paris - one of the top 5-star & luxury hotels in Paris ideally situated from the city's top fashion houses on the rue Saint-Honore. 99 rooms and 39 suites are perfect for those seeking ample space,...  Read More

7th Arondissement - Eiffel Tower and Invalides
Hotel Thoumieux
Photo courtesy of Hotel Thoumieux

This private boutique hotel within minutes' walking of the Eiffel Tower was splashed onto the scene several years ago by none other than interior design maven India Mahdavi. It remains a favorite with celebrities and other incognito-types...  Read More

1er Arrondissement

Her name might not be famous yet across the Atlantic but interior designer Sarah Lavoine has gotten off to an impressive start with this, her first hotel design. The midnight-blue that greets you in the lobby opens up into a naturally-lit dining...  Read More


This is Paris' newest Palace hotel and one that stands fully apart from the others. When you're looking for a notch above 5-star, real luxury connoisseurs know to seek out a Parisian palace hotel. Until now, the properties in that class were all...  Read More


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