Skip to main content

As one of the world’s most visited and most elegant cities, it’s no surprise that Paris has a fabulous range of luxury hotels. Many of these are near the Champs Elysées, which is an area we don’t normally recommend staying in as it lacks local life, but, if you’re going to live it large, this part of Paris is ideal for that. We’ve brought together the best of these, as well as amazing options in other areas of the city, here on our list of the most luxurious hotels in Paris.

*Some of the links in this article will earn a small commission if you click them and then purchase something. Thanks in advance for your support!

(WA = Wheelchair Accessible)

This is an image of a fancy hotel room in Paris.

Image Courtesy of

Cheval Blanc Paris

The most centrally-located of Paris’s luxury hotel occupies the Seine-facing side of the historic Samaritan department store. Opened in 2021, the Paris outpost of this luxurious hotel group stayed true to the building’s origins with an Art-Deco-inspired decor. If you can, treat yourself to a room with a river view which spans from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower. After your day of visiting the nearby Louvre Museum or a shopping spree in the Samaritaine, return to the hotel for dinner at one of its two restaurants: Le Tout-Paris, which has one Michelin star and a stunning panorama over the city, and Hakuba, which serves refined Japanese cuisine.

Book The Cheval Blanc Paris on | 1st Arrondissement

This is an image of a fancy hotel room in Paris. The window looks out on to other Parisian buildings and the accent colour for decor is navy.

Image Courtesy of Expedia 

Royal Monceau Raffles

Definitely among the cooler luxury hotels in Paris, the interiors of this prestigious hotel near the lovely Parc Monceau were reinvented by star designer Philippe Starck. A meeting point of artists and writers during the Roaring Twenties, Starck created a modern space that gives you the impression of staying in a sleek Parisian apartment. You’ll find guitars, mid-century design items, and even a contemporary art gallery. Its exceptional indoor pool, tranquil courtyard garden, private cinema, bar with weekly live music, and elegant residential area around the hotel make you feel even more at home. Your stay is made complete by the hotel’s excellent dining options, including its one Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, Il Carpaccio.

Book The Royal Monceau Raffles on Expedia or | WA | 8th Arrondissement

This is an image of a fancy hotel room in Paris. There is a mirror placed above the bed and big lamps to either side.

Image Courtesy of Expedia 

Hôtel Plaza Athénée – Dorchester Collection

Situated south of the Champs Elysées on the exclusive Avenue Montaigne, lined with haute couture shops, this elegant Belle Epoque hotel is popular with celebrities and the fashion crowd. Originally opened in 1913, the hotel has a glitzy decor with gilded mirrors and crystal chandeliers in both common areas and rooms. It also has a Dior Institute spa, a one-Michelin-starred restaurant, and a cocktail bar where you can enjoy an inventive cocktail and some star-spotting.

Book The Hotel Plaza Athénée on Expedia or | WA | 8th Arrondissement

This is an image of a fancy hotel room in Paris with a balcony that looks out on to the Eiffel Tower.

Image Courtesy of Expedia 

Hotel Lutetia

The Left Bank’s most prestigious hotel is set within a spectacular Art Nouveau building in the Saint-Germain neighborhood. Another popular hangout of Parisian creatives during the 1920s, the hotel’s recent restoration revives this era with an updated Art Deco look. Both the lounge and bar have soaring ceilings and a welcoming, refined feel. Bright and spacious, some rooms have private balconies, terraces, or Eiffel Tower views. It also has its own cool concept store, which you can pop into before perusing the chic shops in the surrounding streets.

Book The Hotel Lutetia on Expedia or | 6th Arrondissement

This is an image of a fancy hotel room in Paris with double folding doors that lead you outside.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Ritz Paris

It would be impossible to leave the original hotel of this famous group off our list of the most luxurious hotels in Paris. Synonymous with luxury, this opulent hotel occupies a section of the grandiose Place Vendome, home to Paris’s top luxury jewelry stores. By booking one of their classically elegant rooms, you’ll be following in a long line of famous guests, including Princess Diana, King Edward VII and Coco Chanel who lived at the hotel. Take a refreshing dip in its to-die-for pool, learn about la cuisine française at its renowned Escoffier cooking school, enjoy French-style high tea in the Salon Proust, or sip on a signature cocktail at its famed Hemingway Bar.

Book The Ritz Paris on Expedia | 1st Arrondissement

This is an image of a fancy hotel room in Paris.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Le Saint James 

Hidden on a quiet street in the chic 16th district is the only luxury hotel in Paris within a former castle, albeit a small one. Constructed in the 1890s, the chateau was converted into a hotel and gentlemen’s club in the 1990s and more recently redecorated by hot Parisian designer Laura Gonzalez in 2021. Refined rooms are found in the main building and larger apartments are in an adjacent villa, perfect for families. After a day of sightseeing, visiting the nearby Eiffel Tower or museums at Trocadéro, you’ll savor the peacefulness of this luxurious haven, enjoy a delicious nature-focused meal at their gourmet restaurant, or pamper yourself at its Guerlain spa.

Book Le Saint James on Expedia or | 16th Arrondissement

This is an image of a fancy hotel room in Paris with a bed, couch and coffee table.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Le Meurice – Dorchester Collection 

Another of the crème de la crème of top luxury hotels in Paris, this historic hotel has a prized central location across from the Tuileries Gardens. Rooms have eternal Parisian elegance and it’s certainly worth splurging on a room overlooking the graceful Tuileries, or – for the ultimate indulgence – the penthouse apartment which has its own rooftop terrace. If you really want to go all out during your stay, reserve a table at its amazing three-Michelin-starred restaurant under the helm of world-famous chef Alain Ducasse.

Book Le Meurice on Expedia or | WA | 1st Arrondissement

This is an image of a fancy hotel room in Paris with red colour accents.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Le Narcisse Blanc

This hotel is both the best luxury hotel near the Eiffel Tower on the Left Bank and a more “affordable” option than the others on this list. Nestled on a tranquil street in one of the few local areas close to the Eiffel Tower, the hotel is close enough to walk to Paris’s most famous monument, yet far enough from its crowds. Evocative of its name, a white narcissus flower, rooms are decorated in tones of white and cream with touches of gold. After climbing the tower, walking along the Seine, or visiting the area’s smaller museums, treat yourself to a massage in its excellent spa.

Book Le Narcisse Blanc on Expedia or | 7th Arrondissement

This is an image of a fancy hotel room in Paris with big French windows that looks out onto Parisian buildings.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa 

Intimate yet opulent, this hotel’s sumptuous interiors were created by renowned interior designer Jacques Garcia. Located on a side street a block from the Place de la Concorde, as soon as you walk through its doors you’ll be met with the perfect image of Parisian grandeur – regal portraits, carved marble fireplaces, and gilded antiques. In addition to its three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Gabriel, it has a sophisticated Bar Le Gaspard, and some suites have private terraces and sweeping views of the city.

Book La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa on Expedia or | 8th Arrondissement

This is an image of a fancy hotel room in Paris with a big chandelier and a sitting area alongside the bed.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Shangri-La Paris

Occupying the former mansion of Prince Roland Bonaparte, this is the best luxury hotel in Paris for views of the Eiffel Tower. And you’d hope it would, considering its prominent location right across the river from la Tour Eiffel. The views are indeed sensational, however, the area is a tad sleepy – that is unless the concierge has booked you a table at the neighboring trendy restaurants Monsieur Bleu or Girafe. Rooms are refinely decorated and if your budget allows for it, book the Prince Bonaparte Apartment, the original living space of the prince, and a classified heritage site.

Book The Shangri-La Paris on Expedia or | WA | 16th Arrondissement

This is an image of a fancy hotel room in Paris.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Hôtel de Crillon, a Rosewood Hotel

We also couldn’t forget this classic establishment, sitting regally on Place de la Concorde, on our list of the most luxurious hotels in Paris. A grand former aristocratic palace, its rooms have a more modern look, decorated with modern art and in a palette of whites and greys. Some rooms and suites have spectacular views over the vast square (Paris’s largest!), or beyond to the Grand Palais, Champs Elysées, and Eiffel Tower. Have a deluxe cocktail in the sparkling Bar des Ambassadeurs before a gourmet meal in their one-Michelin-starred L’Ecrin restaurant or a more casual meal in the Winter Garden.

Book The Hotel de Crillon on Expedia or | 8th Arrondissement

This is an image of a fancy hotel room in Paris with nice mood lighting.

Image Courtesy of Expedia

Nolinski Paris

Another slightly more reasonably-priced luxury hotel, this stylish new hotel is well-situated in the Opera District. And not just anywhere in the Opera district, smack dab on the prestigious Avenue de l’Opera, with the Opera Garnier at one end and the Louvre at the other. This makes it the perfect match for being able to walk to Paris’s top museums, shops, and other attractions. The decor is decidedly 21st-century chic, with cool designer lighting, geometric mirrors, and contemporary furnishings, all made with precious materials. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit, the hotel has an absolutely phenomenal indoor pool.

Book the Nolinski Paris on Expedia or | 1st Arrondissement

After you’ve scanned our list of the most luxurious hotels in Paris, you might be looking for more great insider travel tips. Read these articles next:

Pin this…

This is a Pinterest pin detailing 12 Luxurious Hotels To Stay In Paris.
Lily Heise

A long-time Paris resident, Lily Heise is a travel writer whose work has been in Condé Nast Traveler, Huff Post, Fodor’s, AFAR, and Frommer’s, among others. When she’s not uncovering the city’s best secrets, she can be found on a Parisian café terrasse or traveling the globe.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.