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Paris 5-Star Hotels: 26 Luxury Hotels in the City of Light

Last Updated on April 9, 2024 by Kelly

Staying in a luxury hotel is the perfect way to top off an unforgettable vacation to Paris. We recently stayed at a 5-star hotel in Paris, and it was one of the highlights of our trip! That got me thinking about the other luxury hotels in Paris. In this post, I’m sharing 26 luxury hotels in Paris that you have to add to your bucket list.

Our Stay at a 5-Star Hotel in Paris

We recently visited Paris and decided to splurge on a 5-star hotel. (You can read more about which one we chose below!) It was my 4th trip to Paris, and it was my husband’s first trip, so I wanted to make it extra special. I knew we would be super jet-lagged when we landed, so I wanted to make sure we had a comfortable place to stay as we acclimated to the time zone change. A luxury hotel was the perfect spot to recover!

We are normally budget travelers, but I have to say, staying in a 5-star hotel was worth the splurge for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. We gave ourselves lots of time to budget for the extra expense, and I’m really glad we had the opportunity to stay at one of the best hotels in Paris. The location, service, and amenities at our hotel really helped make our stay memorable. If you can afford to book a 5-star hotel in Paris, we highly recommend that you check out our list of the best 5-star hotels in Paris!

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris guest room
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How the Hotels are Rated

In France, hotels are awarded by Atout France, which is the France Tourism Development Agency. The most luxurious 5-star hotels are awarded by the government with the status of Distinction Palace. These hotels are in the top tier for their architectural design, cultural heritage, and excellent location. Hotels that receive the Palace designation go above-and-beyond the requirements for 5-star hotels. They’re literally a class in their own!

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The hotels that have been awarded Palace status in Paris are:

  • Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
  • Hotel de Crillon
  • Hotel Lutetia
  • La Réserve Hotel & Spa
  • Le Bristol Paris
  • Le Meurice
  • Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris
  • Mandarin Oriental Paris
  • Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme
  • Peninsula Hotel
  • Plaza Athénée Paris
  • Shangri-La Paris

If you stay at one of these hotels, you can rest assured that you will experience the City of Light in ultimate luxury.

Map of 5-Star Hotels in Paris

Below you’ll find a map of 5-star hotels in Paris. The map is a quick and easy way to see where each hotel is located. Some of the hotels are located closer to the Eiffel Tower, some are closer to the Louvre, some are in the Latin Quarter, etc. Each location has its own advantages!


Our List of the Best 5-Star Hotels in Paris

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

Address: 31 Av. George V, 75008 Paris, France

About: The Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris is housed within a building that was constructed in 1928 and has a classic art-deco style. The Four Seasons has been operating there since 1999. The hotel has a total of 244 rooms, 59 of which are suites. The interior is filled with classical French furnishings, and thousands of flowers are delivered to the hotel weekly from the Netherlands.

Location: The Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris is perfectly located in Paris’s Golden Triangle. (The Golden Triangle is an illustrious area of Paris that is framed by the following avenues: Montaigne, Champs-Elysées, and George V.) The hotel also happens to be located near one of my favorite patisseries in Paris: Ladurée.

Amenities: The Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris also features a swimming pool, spa, fitness center, business center, and courtyard. The hotel also offers some rooms with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

Dining: This 5-star hotel is also home to some of the best restaurants in Paris. Le Cinq by Christian Le Squer, which focuses on classic French cuisine, has continuously been awarded 3 Michelin stars. You can find excellent Mediterranean dishes as Le George, which has 1 Michelin star. Finally, you can find excellent plant-based dishes at L’Orangerie, which also has 1 Michelin star. 

See our post: How to Spend One Day in Paris

Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel

About: In 1758, King Louis XV commissioned the creation of this palace. Before it became a hotel in 1909, it was the private residence of the Duke of Crillon. As one of Paris’s most legendary hotels, it has hosted numerous members of royalty, heads of state, and celebrities. (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez recently stayed there on their honeymoon!) The hotel recently completed a 4-year renovation that had an estimated cost of $300 million. The Hotel de Crillon has been rated as one of the top 21 Most Iconic Hotels in the World by National Geographic. 

The palace-turned-hotel has a fantastic history. In 1778, Benjamin Franklin traveled to the palace in order to sign a treaty with the French government which officially recognized the Declaration of Independence. In 1919, the Covenant of the League of Nations was signed. Woodrow Wilson was a guest of the hotel when he was visiting France to sign the Treaty of Versailles.

Location: Hotel de Crillon is located directly across from Place de la Concorde, which is one of Paris’s largest public squares. The hotel is also just a short walk away from the Tuileries Garden.

Amenities: This hotel has numerous amenities, which include a 24-hour personal butler service. The bathrooms have heated flooring and televisions inset in the mirrors. One of the most beautiful aspects of this hotel is its swimming pool, which consists of thousands of gold tiles. The hotel also has a spa: Sense, a Rosewood Spa. 

Dining: The hotel is home to one of the most decadent bars in Paris: Bar Les Ambassadeurs. At this bar, you can enjoy craft cocktails while being surrounded in opulence. The restaurant L’Ecrin has a Michelin star. You can also enjoy the purple hues at Jardin d’Hiver.

Hotel Lutetia

About: Hotel Lutetia has a grand exterior that glitters with gold details. It has been in operation since 1910. The guest rooms have a light, more contemporary design with neutral colors. The hotel has 176 guest rooms and suites, and 8 signature suites.

Location: Hotel Lutetia is the only Palace-designated hotel that is located on the Left Bank.

Amenities: Hotel Lutetia has a spa, fitness center, pool, and sauna. 

Dining: The hotel has several dining options, including Brasserie Lutetia, Le Saint-Germain, Bar Josephine, and Bar Aristide. 

La Réserve Hotel & Spa

About: La Réserve Hotel & Spa is a dazzling hotel that is imbued with Parisian history and architecture. When you stay here, it’ll feel like you’re staying in a private mansion. There is no check-in desk. Instead, you’ll be taken to the richly-decorated Louis XV Salon where you will be attended to as you get settled in the hotel.

Location: La Réserve Hotel & Spa overlooks Square Marigny and is a short walk to Champs-Elysées. 

Amenities: The hotel features a large indoor pool, hammam (steam room), spa, and fitness center. If you’re traveling as a family, the hotel offers a soft stuffed animal to children. You can even request a biscuit personalized with their first name.

Dining: La Réserve Hotel & Spa also offers award-winning dining. Both Le Gabriel and La Pagode de Cos have been awarded 2 Michelin stars. You can also dine at the Duc de Morny Library and Bar Le Gaspard.

Le Bristol Paris

About: Le Bristol Paris first opened in 1925. Its red pin-striped awnings and classical elegance greet guests from around the world. The hotel even served as the American Embassy during World War II. The hotel has 190 rooms, which were recently renovated. This hotel is both classic and chic.

Location: The hotel is located on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, near many of Paris’s most luxurious shops.

Amenities: While many of the hotels listed here have below-ground swimming pools, Le Bristol Paris stands apart by offering a completely enclosed rooftop pool. The hotel has a spa (Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie), a large courtyard garden, and its own chocolate factory. 

Dining: The hotel’s primary restaurant, Epicure, has been awarded 3 Michelin stars. The restaurant 114 Faubourg also hold a Michelin star. You can also have tea at Café Antonia or a cocktail at Le Bar du Bristol. 

Le Meurice

Facade of Le Meurice in Paris, a 5-Star Hotel
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About: Le Meurice first opened in 1835. It’s been called the “Hotel des Rois” (Hotel of Kings) because many members of royalty have stayed there over the years. Even Picasso celebrated his wedding at Le Meurice. The hotel is now a Living Heritage Business.

Location: Le Meurice is centrally located in Paris. Right in front of the hotel is the Tuileries Garden. The hotel is steps away from the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. We think it has one of the best hotel locations in this list.

Amenities: The view from the rooftop is breathtaking at this hotel. Le Meurice also has a spa. The hotel does not have a pool.

Dining: Restaurant Le Dalí serves local French cuisine, and was named after the artist Salvador Dali (who was a frequent visitor to the hotel). The hotel’s primary restaurant, Restaurant le Meurice Alaine Ducasse, has received 2 Michelin stars. Guests can also have a cocktail at the wood-paneled Bar 228. 

Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris (facade)
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About: Beautiful red glass covers the entrance to Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris. The hotel features a more modern and contemporary design. The hotel first opened its doors in 1928.

Location: The hotel is located steps away from the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

Amenities: The hotel has a swimming pool with a dreamy spa.

Dining: Il Carpaccio serves Italian food and has a Michelin star, La Cuisine serves buffet-style meals, and Matsuhisa Paris serves Japanese food. There’s also Le Bar Long.

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris guest room
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Mandarin Oriental Paris

Mandarin Oriental hotel room in Paris luxury hotel
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About: The rooms at the Mandarin Oriental Paris are in an art deco style with a contemporary feel. The hotel has 135 rooms.

Location: The Mandarin Oriental Paris is located across from the Jardin des Tuileries, which is adjacent to the Louvre.

Amenities: An inner garden is a quiet oasis from the city. There’s also a spa, indoor pool, and fitness center. The spa has been awarded Best Unique Spa Experience and Best Luxury Hotel Spa at the World Luxury Spa Awards.

Dining: The hotel is home to Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx, which has 2 Michelin stars. Guests can also dine at Camélia or grab a drink at Bar 8. 

Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme

About: The Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme has classic architecture and is located in the heart of the city.

Location: This hotel is located near Place Vendôme, which is a square in Paris known for its high-end jewelers.

Amenities: The Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme has a spa with a whirlpool, hammam, and a hair salon.

Dining: Guests can dine at Café Jeanne, La Terrasse du Café Jeanne (a beautiful terrace), or Pur’ – Jean-François Rouquette (which has a Michelin star).

Peninsula Hotel

About: The Peninsula Hotel is inspired by Haute Couture and contains 200 rooms. (93 of those rooms are suites!)

Location: The Peninsula Hotel is located steps away from the Arc de Triomphe.

Amenities: The hotel has a spa, pool, and fitness center. The swimming pool is flanked by a floor-to-ceiling water cascade.

Dining: One of the best parts of this hotel is L’Oiseau Blanc, which is a rooftop restaurant encased in glass with views of the Eiffel Tower. LiLi serves Chinese cuisine with opulent decor, Le Lobby features French and international cuisine, La Terrasse Kléber serves food on the terrace, Le Rooftop is the perfect place to grab a drink before dinner, and Le Bar Kléber serves cocktails as well. (If you’re a history buff, this is the bar in which the Paris Peace Accords were negotiated to end the Vietnam War.)

Plaza Athénée Paris

About: Plaza Athénée Paris first opened in 1913. The hotel has been an integral part of Paris’s fashion history. Christian Dior was a regular at the hotel, and he held numerous fashion shows at the hotel. The hotel has the distinction of being a Living Heritage Company.

Location: This hotel is located directly on the famous Avenue Montaigne.

Amenities: One of the best amenities at this hotel is the Dior Spa.

Dining: The hotel has numerous restaurants and bars. The Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée restaurant has one Michelin star. Guests can also dine at Le Relais Plaza, La Galerie, La Cour Jardin, La Terrasse Montaigne, and Le Bar.

Shangri-La Paris

About: The Shangri-La Paris hotel was once home to Prince Roland Bonaparte. This hotel has some of the best views of the Eiffel Tower. In addition to its Palace status, it’s also a Monument Historique. The hotel has over 100 guest rooms. The hotel’s unique name was inspired from the book Lost Horizon (1933).

Location: The hotel is about a 15-minute walk away from the Eiffel Tower. It’s one of the closest luxury hotels to the Eiffel Tower.

Amenities: Shangri-La Paris has a fitness center, elegant pool, and spa.

Dining: Shang Palace serves Chinese cuisine and has a Michelin star. La Bauhinia serves Southeast Asian cuisine. Guests can also visit Le Bar Botaniste and Les Lounges.

**The hotels listed below are 5-star hotels in Paris, but have not been awarded Palace status, as of this writing.**

Hotel du Louvre

Hotel du Louvre, a 5-star Paris Hotel

The Hotel du Louvre is the 5-star hotel that we stayed at when we visited Paris! After a lot of research, we chose this hotel because it had the perfect location for us. We added a separate section titled “Our Review” below. For a full complete review of our stay at the Hotel du Louvre, with more photos, click here!

About: The Hotel du Louvre has 164 guest rooms, 58 of which are suites.

Location: The Hotel du Louvre is located right next to the Musee de Louvre. It took us less than 5 minutes to walk to the Louvre. We were able to visit the Louvre twice because it was easy to access it. We first visited in the early evening and took photos outside its famous glass pyramids. We visited the second time and purchased entrance tickets. After seeing famous works such as Winged Victory and the Mona Lisa, we were able to easily walk to the Jardin des Tuileries.

Amenities: The hotel has a fitness center.

Dining: l’Officine du Louvre is located in the center of the hotel under a truly spectacular glass ceiling. The Brasserie du Louvre serves classic French cuisine. We ordered the in-room service dining, and we were very pleased with the meal.

Our Review: We were so glad that we stayed at the Hotel du Louvre. The staff took excellent care of us. When we arrived jet-lagged and our daughter woke us up in the early hours of the morning, we went downstairs in search of an open cafe or restaurant. Upon learning that nothing was open near us, the front desk offered us a bag full of complimentary treats and snacks to hold us over until breakfast. Our room was small, but it was well-styled and had excellent views of the adjacent square. We loved the location, and we would definitely recommend this hotel to others looking for an excellent hotel in Paris.

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We’ve included some photos of our stay at Hotel du Louvre below:

Hotel Grand Powers

About: The Hotel Grand Powers has been located within Paris’s Golden Triangle for over 100 years. The hotel is a bit more intimate, with just 50 guest rooms. The rooms are painted in pastel shades of pink, green, or blue.

Location: Hotel Grand Powers is located near the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées.

Amenities: Hotel Grand Powers is home to Spa Thala, hot tub, sauna, and a hammam. Several of the room options have balconies with gorgeous views of the city.

Dining: Guests can dine at Cafe 52.

Hotel Regina Louvre

About: Hotel Regina Louvre is impeccably decorated in classic Parisian style. This luxury hotel began operating in 1900, and it underwent an extensive renovation in 2015. The hotel has 98 guest rooms and 32 suites. 

Location: Hotel Regina Louvre overlooks the Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries. The hotel is also very close to Opera Garnier and Orsay Museum. 

Amenities: The hotel has a sauna, hammam, and fitness center. Some of its rooms have views of the Eiffel Tower.

Dining: There are options for dining in the wood-paneled English Bar or outdoors in the Terrace.

Maison Souquet

About: Maison Souquet is located within a mansion that was previously a pleasure house during the Belle Époque. Today it has been transformed into a luxurious hotel. Each of the hotel rooms are richly decorated in silk and velvet textiles.  

Location:  Maison Souquet is located a bit further north than many of the hotels listed in this article. It is located extremely close to Sacré Coeur de Montmartre, the famous Parisian basilica. 

Amenities: The hotel has a spa and hammam. There’s also a 10-meter pool with a ceiling above it that sparkles like the evening sky. 

Dining: Maison Souquet has a bar on-site.

Hotel Raphael

About: Hotel Raphael was built in 1925. It has a beautiful stone facade. The guest rooms have traditional Parisian decor. 

Location: Hotel Raphael is one of the closest hotels located to the Arc de Triomphe. (Also located within steps of the famous Champs-Élysées.)

Amenities: The rooftop garden has panoramic views of Paris, and it includes a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. (Open seasonally.)

Dining: The hotel has a restaurant and an English bar. 

Fauchon L’Hotel Paris

About: The Fauchon L’Hotel Paris is a boutique hotel with a much more contemporary vibe. (Many of the rooms have hot pink accents.) 

Location: This hotel is located just a bit north of Place de la Concorde. 

Amenities: The hotel has a beauty spa.

Dining: Guests can dine at Le Grand Cafe Fauchon. 

Hotel de Berri Champs-Elysees, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris

About: This Marriott hotel has many works or art displayed from private collections. 

Location: The hotel is located near Paris’s Golden Triangle. 

Amenities: The hotel has a fitness center and in-room spa options. 

Dining: Le Schiap features French-Japanese cuisine. Guests can also dine at Le Bizazz Bar. 

Sofitel Le Scribe Paris Opera

About: Known locally as Hotel Scribe, the guest rooms have a light and contemporary feel. 

Location: The hotel is steps away from Opera Garnier.

Amenities: The hotel arranges private walking tours of the city. The hotel has a fitness center, a hammam, and a spa.

Dining: Guests can dine at Shorelines (Mediterranean cuisine), Cafe Scribe, and The Scribe’s Bar. 

Le Narcisse Blanc Hotel & Spa

About: The hotel was inspired by Cléo de Mérode, a famous actress and dancer of the early 1900s. Her nickname was the “pretty little narcissus”, hence the name of the hotel.

Location: The hotel is located about a kilometer east of the Eiffel Tower.

Amenities: The hotel has a swimming pool (13 meters long), hot tub, steam room, sauna, and fitness room. 

Dining: A restaurant on-site serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Saint James Paris

About: The hotel is located within a neoclassic building that previously served as the Thiers Foundation for students in the late 1800s. The hotel feels like a sophisticated retreat from the city. 

Location: Saint James Paris is located a bit further west than most of the hotels on this list. 

Amenities: Guerlain Spa has treatment rooms and a swimming pool. There’s also a whirlpool, hammam, and sauna. 

Dining: Restaurant Bellefeuille has one Michelin star. There’s also a Terrace and Library Bar.

Hotel Bel Ami

About: The hotel has a contemporary feel with bright cobalt accents in the guest rooms. 

Location: The hotel is located on the Left Bank. 

Amenities: The hotel has a spa, sauna, and fitness room. 

Dining: The hotel is home to Restaurant les Mots Passants and the Bel Ami Bar. 

Hotel Elysia

About: The guest rooms and lobby are decorated in metallic hues. 

Location: Hotel Elysia is located just south of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

Amenities: Hotel Elysia has a fitness center, sauna, hammam, and spa. 

Dining: Guests can dine at Le Bayadère bar and restaurant.

Grand Hotel du Palais Royal

About: If you have seen the hit TV show Emily in Paris, then you might be especially interested to stay in the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal. In the show, Emily’s office is located right across from this famous hotel. The hotel has bright rooms with classic French touches. 

Location: The hotel is located between Jardin du Palais-Royal and the Louvre. 

Amenities: The hotel has a spa, hair salon, hammam, and fitness center.

Dining: Guests can dine at Cafe 52. 

Hotel San Regis

About: The Hotel San Regis is one of the most upscale hotels in Paris. The hotel is housed in a former private mansion that was built in the 19th century. It’s an exclusive hotel with only 30 bedrooms and 12 suites.

Location: The hotel is located in the heart of Paris, with a central location that is walkable to many famous sites. It’s situated right in the center of the illustrious Golden Triangle.

Amenities: The hotel has 24-hour room service. 

Dining: Restaurant “Les Confidences” is decorated as a winter garden beneath a glass roof. Guests can also dine at Boudoir, which is a private salon. 

Hotel Recommendation Near Charles de Gaulle Airport

Review of Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

If you’re looking for a hotel near Charles de Gaulle Airport, we can definitely recommend the Hilton Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport. Although it’s not a 5-star hotel, it’s located right next to the airport. We decided to stay there for our last night in Paris, because we had an early international flight the next morning. The hotel was spacious and very clean. It was very easy to get to the airport from the hotel. (Just a 5-minute drive!) If you’re also looking for a hotel near the Paris airport, we’d definitely recommend this one. 

Review of Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris
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Frequently Asked Questions 

What 5-star hotels in Paris have views of the Eiffel Tower?

There are many hotels in Paris that have views of the Eiffel Tower. Some 5-star hotels that offer rooms with views of the Eiffel Tower include: Four Seasons Hotel George V, Hotel de Crillon, Hotel Lutetia, La Réserve Hotel & Spa, Shangri-La Paris, Hotel Grand Powers, and Hotel Regina Louvre.

Which 5-star hotels are best for families?

If you’re traveling with young children to Paris, we especially recommend that you consider the Four Seasons Hotel George V and Le Bristol. 

Where should I stay in Paris?

We recommend booking accommodations near the Louvre. The Louvre is in the center of the city, so it’s very walkable to most of Paris’s most popular sites.


Experiencing Paris in a luxury hotel is most certainly a bucket list vacation. When we travel, we think that location is one of the biggest factors in choosing a hotel. We recommend staying near the Louvre, because then you can walk to most attractions in Paris. If you’re fortunate enough to consider a 5-star hotel, you’ll have no regrets! 

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Hi, I’m Kelly!

After studying abroad in Spain, I became passionate about international travel. Since then, I’ve traveled to 6 continents and 36 states within the United States. When I’m not travel blogging, you can find me hiking, reading books in Spanish, or playing cribbage. I hope my blog inspires you to see the world!