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- #1View all PhotosParis2.1 miles to city center#1 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (394)Free WiFiRead More
The 15 rooms and 25 suites at La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa are chicly decorated in a 19th-century Parisian style that includes brocade taffeta, velvet drapes, herringbone oak parquet floors, antique furniture and bathrooms made with both Carrara and Turquin marble. Modern amenities, such as interactive tablets that control each room's lighting, TV and temperature, and buttons that summon private butlers, are also provided in all spaces. If you desire Eiffel Tower views and extra perks like a balcony, two private bars and a wine cellar, consider upgrading to the Grand Palais Suite. Recent guests were floored by the personalized service offered throughout the hotel, stating that every staff member seemed ready and willing to go above and beyond to make their stays enjoyable. The two-starred Michelin restaurant, Le Gabriel, also received high praise from past diners for its seasonal French cuisine. Just be sure to make a reservation in advance since tables here fill up quickly. And Leaders Club members are in luck – as part of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property grants perks like welcome gifts and upgrades. The hotel's central address in Paris near the famed Champs-Élysées' high-end shops was another highlight for previous visitors.5.0-star Hotel ClassFree WiFi
- #2View all PhotosParis1.7 miles to city center#2 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (246)Free WiFiRead More
Reopening in July 2017 after undergoing an extensive four-year renovation, the Hôtel de Crillon – which sits by the Place de la Concorde in Paris' 8th arrondissement – impresses visitors with its French neoclassical details (think: Baccarat chandeliers and Coustou sculptures). In fact, one former guest called this historic property a "fairytale." But this Rosewood outpost's elegant interior is not its only standout feature. Many previous lodgers appreciated the hotel's "fabulous" service and comfortable accommodations. All 124 guest rooms and suites boast neutral tones and custom artwork, plus high-end touches like butler service, Nespresso coffee machines and beds dressed in Drouault duvets and Rivolta Carmignani linens. Standard rooms overlook the property's courtyard, while signature suites come with up to 3,768 square feet of space and offer breathtaking views of Paris landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Musée d'Orsay. Several recent travelers also heaped praise on the property's dining establishments. L'Ecrin serves modern dishes concocted by acclaimed chef Christopher Hache, and Brasserie d'Aumont features French fare made with locally sourced ingredients. Other amenities available here include a spa, an indoor swimming pool, a barbershop and a bar with more than 100 kinds of Champagne.5.0-star Hotel ClassFree WiFi
- #3View all PhotosParis2.4 miles to city center#3 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (838)Free WiFiRead More
Hôtel Plaza Athénée is the stuff of Parisian dreams, with chandelier-clad dining rooms, foliage-filled courtyards and elegant rooms, each decorated with crown molding and pops of bright pastels. Although the hotel exudes European charm, its quaint atmosphere doesn't mean amenities are few and far between. The property boasts five restaurants, ranging from chic and casual to downright fine dining, including the Roaring '20s-inspired Le Relais Plaza. The hotel also has a spa and 24-hour concierge service, in addition to on-call chauffeur-driven transportation. But travelers may find that a car simply isn't needed: Hôtel Plaza Athénée's location blocks away from the Seine puts lodgers within a 1-mile radius of the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées and the Louvre. And though the address and amenities left travelers in awe, it was the hotel's incredible service and attentive staff that made the biggest impression. Just note, all of these luxuries equate to sky-high room rates.
- #4View all PhotosParis3 miles to city center#4 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (971)Free WiFiRead More
If you're after quintessential Parisian digs with modern amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, tablets and dual-voltage electrical outlets, consider staying in one of The Peninsula Paris' accommodations. All 200 guest rooms and suites combine traditional details like spacious marble bathrooms and white crown molding with contemporary features like dark wood headboards and chrome light fixtures. Additionally, each space comes with one-of-a-kind amenities like LED touch-screen wall panels programmed in 11 languages, a nail dryer and a hidden valet box for laundry. But it's not just the hotel's guest rooms and suites that set this property apart. The Peninsula Paris, which is housed within a 19th-century Haussmannian building, is where George Gershwin wrote "An American in Paris" and where the Paris Peace Accords (the treaty that ended the Vietnam War) was signed. Plus, the property sits within walking distance of the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, and you'll find a metro station less than a block away to get you to other parts of the city. When you're famished, previous visitors recommend returning to the hotel for Cantonese-style bites at LiLi or traditional Parisian meals with an Eiffel Tower view at L'Oiseau Blanc.
- #5View all PhotosParis2.1 miles to city center#5 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (1894)Free WiFiRead More
This historic palace hotel has been a staple in Paris since its opening in 1925. Just north of the Champs-Élysées, Le Bristol Paris welcomes guests with elegant 18th-century decor, spacious accommodations and top-notch cuisine. Rooms feature pastel hues, antique furnishings, marble bathrooms and large windows that showcase views of the city streets or the hotel's garden. As far as amenities go, guests will find an on-site spa, a fitness center, a steam room and an indoor pool with views of the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and Sacré-Coeur. Past guests offered heaps of praise for this luxury property, citing their stays as "magical" thanks to the elegance of the traditional, Parisian-style rooms, the delectable dinner at Epicure and the staff's attention to detail. From the concierge's knowledgeable recommendations to the friendly demeanor of the bellhops, Le Bristol's employees consistently impress travelers. While many note that a stay here is certainly a splurge, most say it's worth it. And as a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property participates in the Leaders Club rewards program.
- #6View all PhotosParis2.6 miles to city center#6 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (2803)Free WiFiRead More
The Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris is situated just three blocks south of the famed Champs-Élysées in the western part of the 8ème arrondissement. But the prime location is just one of the property's high points. Once inside, you'll find 18th-century decor, warm hospitality and comfortable accommodations. Though some travelers note guest rooms and suites are a little outdated compared to other high-end properties, most praise the 244 accommodations for being clean and spacious. For views of iconic attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Palais Garnier, consider upgrading to one of the hotel's suites. No matter which accommodation you choose, you'll enjoy amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, espresso machines and minibars. Before you head off-site to explore Paris, grab a bite in one of the property's three restaurants; all three eateries have recieved Michelin stars and earn rave reviews from diners. If you can only make time for one venue, book a dinner reservation well in advance at the three Michelin-starred Le Cinq, where contemporary French dishes are served.
- #7View all PhotosParis1.4 miles to city center#7 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (612)Free WiFiRead More
Located in Paris' 1er arrondissement within walking distance of the Place Vendôme and the Palais Garnier, the historic Ritz Paris invites guests in with its top-notch service and upscale, 18th-century Parisian design. Guest rooms – or apartments, as they're called by this hotel – feature neutral color palettes with gold accents, chandeliers and fireplaces, while standard suites offer additional living space. If you desire views of the surrounding city, upgrade to one of the property's Prestige Suites. Each honors a Parisian landmark, time period or well-known individual. Noteworthy suites include the Suite Impériale, which is listed as a historic monument, and the Suite Coco Chanel, the former Parisian home of the famous designer. After settling into your accommodations, which were part of a nearly four-year renovation of the property that finished in 2016, previous guests recommend grabbing a cocktail in Bar Hemingway or a meal at L'Espadon. You can also take a pastry or gastronomy course through the hotel's cooking school. Or, if you'd rather lounge poolside or relax during a massage, visit the Ritz Club Paris spa. Part of The Leading Hotels of the World, the property participates in the Leaders Club loyalty program.
- #8View all PhotosParis2.8 miles to city center#8 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (1569)Free WiFiRead More
Blending European and Asian aesthetics in a nod to its moniker, the Paris iteration of the Shangri-La Hotel enjoys a prime location just north of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower. In fact, many of the rooms boast views of the iconic landmark. Recent guests suggest springing for accommodations with a balcony or terrace. Regardless of whether you choose a room or suite, you'll be greeted with a blue, ivory and white color palette and a marble bathroom with heated floors, plus a separate tub, a rainfall shower and double sinks. Amenities like free Wi-Fi access, an indoor pool and a spa were a hit with past travelers. The hotel is also home to a fitness center and various dining options, including two restaurants with Michelin stars. While most previous visitors raved about the location, decor and on-site amenities, reviews were split on the staff. Many cited prompt assistance when requested, while some noted that for a hotel of this caliber, they expected a bit more consistent service.
- #9View all PhotosParis0.9 miles to city center#9 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (962)Free WiFiRead More
This ornate hotel boasts one of the best addresses in the City of Light: it's just north of the Musée du Louvre and adjacent to Le Palais Royal. A smaller hotel with just 68 rooms and suites, the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal occupies an 18th-century building and receives praise from guests for its ideal location, accommodating employees and more affordable room rates compared to other nearby five-star properties. Accommodations feature showers or bathtubs (some are equipped with both), complimentary Wi-Fi access and 24-hour room service, and select rooms and suites include private balconies with Eiffel Tower, Louvre or Montmartre vistas. This property also houses a bar and restaurant and offers plenty in the way of relaxation, with an on-site fitness room, spa and Turkish hammam. Recent travelers were impressed by the attention to detail at this property, from fresh in-room flowers to tailored restaurant recommendations from the concierge and front desk employees.
- #10View all PhotosParis2.8 miles to city center#10 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (1452)Free WiFiRead More
Part hotel, part art gallery, this Raffles property impresses guests with its hospitable staff and art-inspired accommodations. Guest rooms and suites feature neutral color schemes with leather and wood accents, plus amenities like walk-in closets, complimentary Wi-Fi, international artwork and acoustic guitars. For more space and perks, visitors can upgrade to one of Le Royal Monceau's suites. Some include kitchens and private fitness centers, and the Lifestyle Suite even comes with a piano. When you've worked up an appetite, choose from the property's three restaurants. All venues – including the Michelin-starred Il Carpaccio – receive high marks from diners, but if you don't have time to try them all, grab breakfast at La Cuisine. Past travelers said the omelets and homemade pastries are some of the best you'll find in Paris. After filling up on Parisian fare, take a short stroll to must-see attractions like the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées.
- #11View all PhotosParis1.5 miles to city center#11 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (1969)Free WiFiRead More
The Mandarin Oriental, Paris is situated just steps from the Place Vendôme and the manicured Jardin des Tuileries. Equipped with a boutique spa, a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor lap pool, this Mandarin Oriental offers visitors ample ways to spend their time when on the property. The hotel's rooms and suites feature art deco interiors with varying views – some face the courtyard, some offer panoramas of the city's famous landmarks and some look out over Rue St. Honoré. Other in-room perks include Nespresso coffee machines, beds with goose-down bedding and entertainment systems. However, one point of disappointment among recent travelers was that the walls at this hotel seem to be thin, letting in noise from the bar and street. Some seasoned guests also noted that this Mandarin Oriental did not seem as grand as its sister properties worldwide. Recent visitors did offer praise for the staff members, the expert concierge team and the tasty cuisine and drinks served at the restaurants and bar.5.0-star Hotel ClassFree WiFi
- #12View all PhotosParis1.4 miles to city center#12 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (1287)Free WiFiRead More
Part of the exclusive Dorchester Collection of hotels, Le Meurice can be best described as an opulent and regal retreat. This grand hotel has been part of the Paris hospitality scene since 1815 and has hosted European royalty, celebrities and even renowned artists (Salvador Dalí often frequented Le Meurice). Boasting fine French dining at Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse (a Michelin-starred restaurant) and signature cocktails in a cozy bar, guests will be sure to enjoy the traditional Parisian culinary scene on-site. But it's this hotel's location – and the views from its rooms – that really wins over visitors. The hotel sits on Rue de Rivoli, near many of Paris' upscale shops and the Louvre, plus several of Le Meurice's accommodations overlook the Jardin des Tuileries. All rooms at the hotel include free Wi-Fi access, marble bathrooms and desks with reading areas, while some upgraded suites include separate sitting rooms and a complimentary bottle of wine or Champagne. Previous guests praised the staff's friendliness and the gorgeous decor at this historic property. One gripe among past travelers, though, was the high room rates charged for a stay in the property's compact rooms.
- #13View all PhotosParis1.4 miles to city center#13 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (2709)Free WiFiRead More
The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is set in the heart of the City of Light, putting guests close to the famous Musée du Louvre and the Palais Garnier. Previous visitors praised its ideal address and comfortable rooms, but many said the customer service left something to be desired. Decorated in a rich brown, beige and white color scheme, the hotel's 153 rooms and suites include limestone bathrooms with soaking tubs, rain showers and heated floors, plus complimentary Wi-Fi access and flat-screen televisions. Guests looking for fine French dining should look no further than the on-site Michelin-starred Pur' - Jean-François Rouquette. Featuring an open-kitchen concept, the restaurant serves a la carte and prix-fixe multicourse meals. The Park Hyatt Paris also features a tree-lined terrace and a dining room with a glass ceiling as other options for food and cocktails. If you're interested in a traditional afternoon tea service, visit La Cheminée for a variety of teas, pastries and tartines. Additional on-site amenities, such as a spa, a gym and several meeting spaces, are available as well. And thanks to its Hyatt ties, rewards members can earn or redeem points at this Park Hyatt property.
- #14View all PhotosParis2.6 miles to city center#14 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (991)Free WiFiRead More
A Parisian landmark since it opened in 1928, the Prince de Galles, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris has been visited by the likes of Winston Churchill, Marlene Dietrich and Elvis Presley. These days, visitors are impressed with the hotel's dedicated staff and prime address on George V Avenue, just steps from the trendy shopping and dining establishments found on the Champs-Élysées. The art deco hotel boasts 115 rooms and 44 luxury suites that offer custom-made furniture, Saint Laurent marble floors, large windows overlooking Paris, Christian Lacroix Eygalières toiletries and complimentary Wi-Fi access. While most former guests raved about their accommodations, many said that the fresh flowers provided inside and the pre-arrival amenity request service are what set this property apart. When you're ready to venture outside your digs, relax in the spa, break a sweat in the fitness center or grab a bite to eat in one of three on-site restaurants. The breakfasts served at the Michelin-starred venue, Restaurant La Scène, were especially popular with recent diners, though some thought the prices were a bit high. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn or use points here.5.0-star Hotel ClassFree WiFi
- #15View all PhotosParis3.6 miles to city center#15 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (1380)Free WiFiRead More
The Saint James Paris appeals to travelers who appreciate classic elegance and old-world charm. Housed within a 19th-century neoclassical building in Paris' 16th arrondissement, this former school and library now features 49 guest rooms and suites. All accommodations are individually decorated with period-inspired details like bold wallpaper, crown light fixtures and corduroy furnishings. Standard amenities include iPod docking stations, Nespresso coffee makers and free internet access, while upgraded spaces boast extras like hot tubs and kitchenettes. Plus, loaner iPads are available upon request. For health-conscious guests, the hotel offers a fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment. There's also the Guerlain Spa, which has two treatment rooms and two Turkish baths. For meals, travelers can choose from the Michelin-starred restaurant or the seasonal terrace. What's more, this property is home to a bar with various spirits and more than 12,000 books. Additional bars and restaurants can be found in the surrounding area, and the Arc de Triomphe is situated less than a mile away. Overall, previous visitors enjoyed staying at this "gorgeous" Relais & Châteaux hotel, although some cautioned that the room rates are expensive.4.0-star Hotel ClassFree WiFi
- #16View all PhotosParis1.3 miles to city center#16 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (1347)Read MoreThe 26 colorful and uniquely decorated rooms in this Left Bank hotel are almost as warm and cheerful as its staff. The chic Hôtel Signature Saint Germain des Prés boasts rooms with stunning views of the Eiffel Tower. The hotel's unique style and excellent location bring travelers back year after year. Although there isn't a fitness center on-site, endless opportunities to get steps in await: Guests can walk to many popular attractions, including the Luxembourg Gardens, the historic Saint-Sulpice church, the Musée du Louvre and the famous Café de Flore. The hotel's staff members also take pleasure in recommending sites, restaurants, shopping districts and other hidden treasures. Back at the hotel, guests can expect accommodations with contemporary decor, comfortable beds and 24/7 reception service. This hotel has everything from cozy standard rooms to deluxe rooms with patios, balconies and connecting rooms. Whether the Parisian family that owns the hotel is making calls to book you a reservation at their favorite dinner spot or brightening up the lobby with fresh flowers, your stay will feel personalized and homey. The family's second property, Hôtel de Londres Eiffel, also welcomes visitors who prefer staying closer to the Eiffel Tower.4.5-star Hotel Class
- #17View all PhotosParis2.2 miles to city center#17 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (841)Free WiFiRead More
The AccorHotels-affiliated Maison Souquet features traditional belle epoque decor dreamed up by famed French interior designer Jacques Garcia, who designed or refurbished parts of iconic buildings like the Musée du Louvre and Versailles Palace. All of the property's 20 guest rooms and suites are named after former members of various royal courts and showcase period-inspired details like rich color schemes and silk headboards. Standard rooms only offer 172 to 194 square feet of space but have smart TVs, Hermès toiletries and minibars. Suites, meanwhile, come with private entrances and more square footage. Outside the accommodations, lodgers have access to a bar and a spa with an indoor swimming pool and a Turkish hammam. When it's time for a meal, the on-site restaurant serves French-inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Overall, recent guests enjoyed their stays here, citing the "fantastic" staff, "excellent" cocktails and "sumptuous" room decor as highlights. Other pluses include the delectable breakfasts and its location in Paris' ninth arrondissement, a culturally rich neighborhood that's home to many of the city's theaters, including the Palais Garnier. Note: This property participates in Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program, but members can only earn points while staying here.Free WiFi
- #18View all PhotosParis2.6 miles to city center#18 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (770)Free WiFiRead More
The Hotel Lancaster may be defined by its location on the Champs-Élysées, but guests say there's a lot more to celebrate about this hotel aside from its address. Guests found the staff to be warm and welcoming, the rooms both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing and the food simply superb. Guests also really enjoyed the type of lodging experience the property provided, though others mentioned they could hear outside noise within their rooms. If you're looking to have a more intimate boutique-type of experience (the hotel only has 45 rooms and 11 suites), guests say you'd be hard-pressed to find anything better than the Hotel Lancaster. Rooms here are elegant and eye-catching, featuring fireplaces, classic artwork and sky-high ceilings held up by white walls with gold crown molding. In-room amenities are sparse, featuring only TVs, in-room Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations, but that didn't bother guests much. La Table Du Lancaster is the hotel's fine dining restaurant and despite the high price tags that come with meals, including breakfast, guests who chose to indulge in the experience said it was completely worth it. There is also a fitness center on-site too, but many guests didn't notice. With the Champs-Élysées just a block away, travelers preferred exploring Paris as their exercise of choice.5.0-star Hotel ClassFree WiFi
- #19View all PhotosParis1.4 miles to city center#19 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (202)Read MoreTucked away on a quiet street in Paris' 9th arrondissement (district), Parister Hotel is a hidden gem just a stone's throw away from the grand Folies Bergère music hall. Guests won't have to travel far to enjoy some of the city's best shops, art galleries, restaurants and cocktail bars in the surrounding neighborhoods. Plus, there are a few metro stops nearby if you'd like to reach the city's other top attractions. And if you need some guidance and on your Parisian fashion mission, the hotel offers personal shoppers to help dress you to the nines. The property features 45 rooms complete with rain showers, heated anti-fog mirrors, minibars and smartphones for guests to use. While some say the rooms are a bit snug, travelers praise the amenities outside the accommodations, such as the indoor swimming pool, the hammam, the fitness club with a variety of workout classes and the cocktail bar. What's more, the hotel houses a romantic dining spot with outdoor seating; guests recommend booking a dinner to enjoy the specialized menu.
- #21View all PhotosParis, 750.7 miles to city center#21 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (1058)Read MoreA member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this Parisian getaway in the 6th arrondissement (district) leaves travelers smitten. From the green gardens that accent the Relais Christine's outdoor entryway to the charming decor that differs from room to room on the interior, this hotel's diverse and unique style impresses travelers from around the world. Guests praise the hotel's convenient location, just a short walk (or ride by one of the hotel's complimentary bicycles) to the Musée d'Orsay, the Latin Quarter and the Seine River. After a long day of exploring this bustling city, guests can unwind at the hotel's Spa Guerlain; it offers a Jacuzzi, a sauna, an exercise room and a variety of spa treatments for both individuals and couples. A stay at Relais Christine costs a pretty penny, but visitors say the hotel's honesty bar (an unattended lobby bar), 24-hour room service, spacious rooms and breakfast spread make the price worthwhile. Thanks to the property's brand ties, members of the INVITED rewards program can earn and use reward nights here.
- #22View all PhotosParis, 751.5 miles to city center#22 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (3256)Read MoreRenovated in 2019, InterContinental Paris le Grand's 470 rooms emanate a fresh and chic look while still celebrating the property's traditional French features. The hotel provides a multitude of rooms and suites to choose from, many of which include views of the Eiffel Tower. Travelers say the courteous staff members are happy to help you book trips and tours to attractions and other nearby highlights, such as Palais Garnier, Place Vendôme and the theaters of Boulevard Haussmann. While the property's prime location enables travelers to explore some of Paris' best sites with convenience, guests also make time to enjoy the many amenities within the hotel. The InterContinental Paris le Grand Spa serves as one such perk, which pampers guests with a variety of soothing treatments, as well as a hammam, a sauna and a fitness center. The hotel also boasts a variety of palette-pleasing dishes from breakfast to dinner at its Café de la Paix. Guests can enjoy winter garden tea time at La Verriére and fresh oysters and seafood at the Oyster Bar as well. What's more, members of the IHG Rewards Club can earn and redeem points at this InterContinental Hotels Group property, saving some cash given the property's expensive room rates.
- #23View all PhotosParis, 752.8 miles to city center#23 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (441)Read MoreComfortable, contemporary rooms located steps away from the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe ought to inspire a stay at Hotel Vernet. A historic Haussmann building situated in the stylish 8th arrondissement (district), Hotel Vernet justifies its prices with near-groundbreaking levels of luxury. Perks include the possibility for in-room hairdressers, manicures and pedicures (upon request). Returning guests even rave that the in-house restaurant's dinner alone is worth a trip to the property, not to mention the attentive staff who cater to visitors' needs, both inside and outside the hotel. Travelers recall the hotel staff going above and beyond with complimentary sweets and thorough assistance in planning customized itineraries. Some previous guests experienced issues booking invalid deals via third-party websites, so travelers should keep that in mind. Nevertheless, guests who book through the site will receive a free breakfast, a welcome gift, free Wi-Fi access, early check-in and late checkout.
- #24View all PhotosParis0.9 miles to city center#24 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (386)Read MoreFrom complimentary cocktails at check-in to tasty treats at turndown, the thoughtful extras around every corner at Hôtel Esprit Saint Germain make guests feel special. This sleek boutique hotel has 28 intimate rooms, each designed with pops of warm color and rich fabrics. Modern amenities include flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access, minibars, coffee makers and workspaces. The property also offers complimentary laptops, as well as video game systems and CDs and DVDs, by request. Visitors praise the two self-serve honor bars in the elegant lounges. When you're ready to explore the city, the accommodating staff is available to help plan excursions in the area around the hotel. You'll at least need to venture out for lunch and dinner, as the hotel only serves breakfast on-site. The property's prime location in the 6th arrondissement (district) means guests can take a scenic stroll to the Luxembourg Gardens, the Saint-Sulpice church, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Musée d'Orsay.
- #25View all PhotosParis1 mile to city center#25 in Best Hotels in ParisTripAdvisor (760)Free WiFiRead More
This small boutique hotel sits in the heart of Paris, and its location is just one aspect travelers love. A stay at La Clef Louvre Paris puts guests near top sights, such as the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay, and numerous shops and eateries. The facade of the building is decorated in an art nouveau style; the hotel's interior is equally elegant. Rooms are outfitted in a regal violet, warm brown, light gray and white color scheme. The all-suite, apartment-style accommodations include workspaces, flat-screen TVs and kitchenettes equipped with a microwave, a toaster, utensils and a Nespresso coffee maker; some room types even include washer/dryer units and balconies. There are limited on-site amenities (the hotel offers a small fitness room and a daily buffet breakfast, but no full-service restaurant), though past guests didn't seem to mind. Visitors said the staff went above and beyond to make their stays wonderful, including recommending delectable restaurants and making reservations.Free WiFi
Neighborhoods in Paris
Paris is split into two halves – the Right and Left banks – by the storied Seine River. The city is further broken into 20 numbered arrondissements (or neighborhoods), which twirl clockwise from the centralized 1er (or first) arrondissement. Many of the city's top guided tours explore these neighborhoods in depth.
Accessible via Palais Royal Musée du Louvre, Louvre Rivoli, Tuileries, and Les Halles métro stops.
As its name suggests, the 1er should one of the first places to explore. This neighborhood, which lies on the eastern banks of the Seine River, is home to the enormous Musée du Louvre – a royal palace-turned-art museum, which contains more than 35,000 works of art, including the Venus de Milo and the "Mona Lisa."
The Tuileries make a perfect open-air retreat after hours of museum touring. Located right next to the Louvre, the gardens were designed by André Le Nôtre, the landscape architect who also designed the Gardens of Versailles.
Accessible the Réaumur - Sébastopol métro stop.
Rubbing up against the 1er arrondissement to the north, this district used to house Paris' Bourse, or the stock exchange. A collection of theaters, including Théâtre Musical Populaire, also fills out the 2ème arrondissement.
3ème and 4ème
Accessible via the Cité, Hôtel de Ville and Arts et Métiers métro stops.
Known collectively as Le Marais, the French word for 'marsh,' the 3ème and 4ème arrondissements make up one of Paris' oldest neighborhoods. (Located southeast of the 1er arrondissement, this area used to be a boggy marshland, hence the name.) The trademark Notre Dame Cathedral and the gorgeous gothic Sainte-Chappelle, or Holy Chapel, are both located in the south of Marais on the Ile de la Cité, one of two islands in Paris' Seine River.
Don't miss out on touring the Centre Pompidou, a contemporary art museum. And if you're hungry, stroll along Marais' main thoroughfare, Rue de Bretagne, and purchase some fresh fruit at the city's oldest market, Marché des Enfants Rouges. Then wander down to Place des Vosges and eat your snack in the city's oldest square.
Accessible via the Charles de Gaulle-Étoile métro stop.
Facing the 7ème arrondissement across the river, the 8ème is home to the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées. Though the Champs-Elysees has recently seen a decline in its once posh character, existing as more of a mirror of New York's Times Square than an emblem of Parisian glamour, it's still a Paris must-see. Be sure to bid bonjour to Napoléon's war tribute, the Arc de Triomphe. To get to the Arc de Triomphe, do not try and cross the busy streets of the roundabout; recent travelers recommend using the pedestrian underpass rather than risking a run-in with a fast-moving car.
Accessible via the Chaussée d'Antin-La Fayette métro stop.
These days, the resplendent Palais Garnier, which is the setting for the tragic "Phantom of the Opera," and Les Grands Boulevards, gives the 9ème district its elegant identity. Today, Les Grands Boulevards house two of France's favorite department stores: Au Printemps and Galeries Lafayette.
Farther north, visitors experience a lesson in contrast. Place Pigalle – nicknamed "Pig Alley" by Allied troops during WWII for its congregation of seedy nightlife options – is still filled with brothels, sex shops and questionable clientele after hours. Visitors should be on their guard when touring this area, which is located north of 2ème and east of 8ème – especially after dark.
Accessible via the Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est and Château d'Eau metro stops.
East of 9éme and north of 3éme, the 10éme neighborhood is one of the least desirable arrondissements for sightseeing, dining or otherwise. However, the nearly 3-mile Canal St-Martin makes for a lovely walk or boat ride along the canal's nine locks, through tunnels and under bridges.
11ème and 12ème
Accessible via the Bastille métro stop.
The 11ème and 12ème arrondissements sprawl to the east of the 3ème and 4ème arrondissements and contain the Place de la Bastille, or the site of the infamous storming of the Bastille in 1789. Today, the Opéra Bastille, rises from the ashes of this historic locale and has helped rejuvenate the area.
Accessible via the Rue de la Pompe métro stop.
Across the Seine from the 15ème, the 16ème arrondissement is where well-heeled Paris lives. But visitors should take a peek because this district is near the Trocadéro's sweeping views of the city, as well as the Bois de Boulogne forest, which affords a perfect retreat — though only in the daylight. After dark, it tends to be a home base for prostitutes.
Accessible via the Rome, Villiers and Malesherbes métro stops.
This district, located to the northwest of the city, is mainly residential and doesn't provide too much in the way of tourist attractions.
Accessible via the Anvers, Abbesses, Pigalle, Blanche and Marcadet Poissonniers métro stops.
The Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur) stares down from the highest point in Paris, in an area of Paris called Montmartre, located in the northern Paris' 18ème arrondissement. A brilliant white castle of a church, the Sacré-Coeur affords a fabulous view of the city below, but you'll have to work to reach it. A steep hill and dozens upon dozens of steps await all those who seek to tour it.
As you follow the cobblestone streets down from the Sacré-Coeur, you'll find streets lined with cabarets and strip clubs, including the legendary Moulin Rouge, made famous in the paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec and the movie-musical by the same name. You'll also run into another famed cemetery, the Montmartre Cemetery (Cimetiere Montmartre), in which impressionist painter Edgar Degas is buried.
Accessible via the Porte de Pantin, Laumière, Ourcq, Corentin Cariou and Danube métro stops.
East of the 18éme neighborhood, this district once contained Paris' meat-packing districts and, similar to other major cities, it has undergone revitalization. The formerly meat carcass-strewn district is now covered in green space — from the Park de la Villette, complete with canals and a Grande Halle that hosts live performances and films to the Promenade des Gardens, whose series of gardens are a favorite among youngsters (trampolines, slides and even a roller coaster). There's also the Parc des Buttes Chaumont.
Accessible via the Père-Lachaise métro stop.
Perhaps the most famous of Paris' many cemeteries is the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetière du Père-Lachaise), located in the western 20ème arrondissement. Home to a number of famous people — Honoré de Balzac, Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison — the cemetery is a work of art, too, with sculptured tombs and serpentine paths.
Accessible via the Saint-Michel or Cluny-La Sorbonne métro stops.
Situated on the Left Bank of the Seine, directly across from Le Marais, the 5ème arrondissement, also known as the Latin Quarter, is loaded with universities, including La Sorbonne, École Normale Supérieure and Collège de France, as well as little cafes and book shops ideal for studying. Sidling along the Seine, the Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore is a cozy shop stacked with books that is hugely popular among expats (dating back to the early '50s), as well as among English-speaking tourists today. Be sure to check out the Rue Mouffetard for a vibrant open market accompanied by accordion music. The 5ème also contains the historic Panthéon, a church that doubles as the final resting place of notables like Victor Hugo, Voltaire and Marie Curie, as well as the Roman-era amphitheatre, Arènes de Lutèce.
Accessible via the Saint-Suplice or Théatre de L'Odéon métro stops.
To the east of 5ème arrondissement is the 6ème, home to the beautiful and sprawling Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg). These formal gardens, in the shadow of the Palais du Luxembourg — which now houses the French Senate – also contain rose gardens, sports courts and a number of sculptures.
The city's oldest theater, Théâtre de L'Odéon and the historic churches — Église St-Suplice and the Église St-Germain-Des-Prés — are also located in this district. The Boulevard St-Germain, which slices through the 6ème district, used to shelter France's intellectuals in two classic cafes: the existentialists in Café de Flore and the surrealists in Café Les Deux Magots. Now, the boulevard is known for its high-quality eateries with comparably priced coffee and a bounty of shops and boutiques.
Accessible via the École Militaire or Bir Hakeim métro stops.
Located in the curve of the Seine River, on the Left Bank and directly east of the 6ème, is the 7ème arrondissement, home to what was once considered as a gaudy, assemblage of metal and is now a national symbol: the Eiffel Tower. A favored activity among young lovers, (friends and families, too), is to find a seat on the long tree-bordered Parc du Champs de Mars (Field of Mars park) and watch night fall over the Eiffel Tower.
Also in this area are the gold-domed Les Invalides (which contains Napoléon's grave), the outdoor-indoor Musée Rodin and the Musée d'Orsay (which houses an impressive amount of the world's greatest Impressionist works).
Accessible via the Tolbiac métro stop.
The 13ème arrondissement, which faces the 12ème across the Seine, is quite multicultural and it's known for its Chinatown. Also in this district, you'll find the National Library of France (Bibliothèque nationale de France) as well as the popular Place d’Italie, surrounded by cobblestone streets and a variety of restaurants and shops.
Accessible via the Raspail and Edgar Quinet métro stops.
Counted among its many allures are the extensive museums, the romantic neighborhoods, the divine restaurant scene, and amazingly enough, the cemeteries. In the 14ème arrondissement, which is situated south of 5ème and 6ème, is the famed Montparnasse Cemetery (Cimetière Montparnasse). If you're partial to any of the cemetery tenants, which include Jean-Paul Sartre, Charles Baudelaire, Simone de Beauvoir and Guy de Maupassant, among others, you can pay them your respects or otherwise enjoy a peaceful stroll among the statues and graves.
In the early 1900s, many of this area's cafes — especially along Boulevard du Montparnasse — played host to expat literati like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, as well as the French artists Marc Chagall and Marcel Duchamp. Sadly, only the faintest glimmer of this early 20th century intellectual center survives. Crowds and chain stores have all but erased its vibrant past.
Accessible via the Montparnasse Bienvenüe métro stop.
Located to the west of the 14ème, the 15ème arrondissement is mainly a business and residential district. However, if you're searching for a great photo opportunity, snap a picture from the top of the Tour Montparnasse, or the Montparnasse Tower, which rises 59 stories tall and offers a 360-degree photo opportunity. In this district, you'll also find a copy of New York's Statue of Liberty.
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