For The Best, Most Welcoming Hotel Experiences In And Around Paris

The hotels on this list have been curated expressly for their luxury, their warmth, their convenient locations and gracious amenities and, above all, for that safe haven they afford you and your loved ones during your stay in Paris, the City of Lights. 

Paris is the city that coined the term Palace for its ultra-luxury hotels, of which there are now more than a handful. But rather than pack this list exclusively with Palace Hotels, I've included only two and for the rest on this list you will find a range of 5-star hotels, like the Hotel Banke 5*, to luxury boutique hotels. The five-star luxury hotels are becoming more numerous each year, with the biggest slice of the Paris pie still taken by the three- and four-star hotels. Those have felt competition recently  from the burgeoning vacation apartment rentals to be found in the city. The trend of rent-your-spare-room-to-vacationers has quickly become the hottest thing in Paris, too, as the city's tourism trends follow global trends.

The range of quality accommodations you can find in Paris is staggering; From dens of luxury and opulence to cosy little apartment-like dwellings. The city offers beautiful accommodations whether you are visiting on business, leisure or for family reasons. You can also find hotels with babysitting services and activities designed for the kids for that date-night with your spouse or the afternoon at the spa.

A wonderful gem to keep in mind is the Auberge du Jeu de Paume located in Chantilly, which is halfway between Paris and Charles de Gaulle airport. This makes it a super convenient stay for a relaxing few days on your way into or out of the city. The idyllic setting, full of chateaux, grand stables and equestrian culture will make you feel to the manor born. 

All of these hotels on this list have flawless service and amenities such as WiFi and other standards the international traveler has come to expect. The classic hotels often have a dedicated breakfast room where you can sneak a peek at your fellow travelers. Business and leisure travelers may opt for a hotel with a good concierge, for those must-have dinner reservations or concert tickets. Paris... there's nothing like breakfast in bed of croissants and café au lait while overlooking the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré Coeur or the Jardin de Luxembourg from your top-floor balcony. 


16ème Arrondissement


Ideally located few steps away from the Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe, the Raphael Hotel is a peaceful haven on the Avenue Kleber. Each room and suite provide a magical blend of traditional modernity and sumptuous, welcoming simplicity....  Read More

1er Arrondissement
Le Ritz Paris
Photo courtesy of Vincent Leroux for Ritz Hotel Paris


Located in an extremely upscale neighborhood, the Hotel Ritz Paris also places guests within easy walking distance of some of the most popular attractions and destinations of the city. The shopping of the Galeries Lafayette, the art of the...  Read More

7ème Arrondissement
Hotel Montalembert
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The luxury boutique Hotel Montalembert is ideally situated in the heart of Saint Germain-des-pres in the famous Left Bank. It was the first "boutique" hotel to open in Paris 25 years ago, though first built in 1926. Its 50 rooms and 10 suites...  Read More



There are those rare hoteliers that get it just right. Because getting it just right in the hospitality industry is an art. It starts with the location and extends to the finest details like fresh flowers and a welcoming hello. This little...  Read More



Chantilly has more than just cream, lace and famous castles, it also has this sumptuous five-star Luxury hotel that pampers, soothes and cocoons. Gracious service, warm and friendly staff and now a 1-star Michelin restaurant helmed by Chef...  Read More

3ème Arrondissement
Hôtel du Petit Moulin
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Nestled in the trendy Marais district of Paris, nearPlace des Vosges square, the New Boutique Hotel du Petit Moulin is quite a unique Paris venue. When booking a stay at the hip 4-star Paris Hotel signed Christian Lacroix guests will literally...  Read More

Hotel Banke
Photo courtesy of Banke Hotel 5*


This 5* property is housed in a former bank just steps from Paris Opéra Garnier and chic luxury shopping district. A perfection of discretion, its exterior whispers not a word of the opulence of its gilted interior decor and the original glass...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement


A dedicated butler sees to your every whim, round-the-clock, from the moment you check-in. Amenities also include one of Paris's largest hotel swimming pools, which adjoins the one-of-a-kind Shiseido USpa. Upon arrival, children are gifted a...  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

1er Arrondissement


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


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