The 6 Paris Hotels with the Best Views in the City of Lights

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Envision waking up to the sight of the sun casting its first rays on the Eiffel Tower, or enjoying a twilight hour where the city lights start like a constellation against the Parisian skyline: these moments are not just captured through postcards but can be a lived experience from the comfort of your hotel room in our curated list of hotels with the best views in Paris.

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Where to stay In Paris

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Hôtel San Régis

A discreet 42-room hideaway housed in a 19th-century mansion with impeccable service and a keen eye for tasteful details.

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  • $50-$100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa

An unforgettable stay in a Haussmann mansion just off the Champs Elysées, with a spa and two-Michelin-starred restaurant.

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Hotel Raphaël

In the heart of the 16th, this classic stay has a traditional style, best-in-class concierge and Arc de Triomphe views.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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Things to do In Paris

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Paris, often hailed as the City of Light, is not only renowned for its cultural richness and historical significance but also for its breathtaking vistas. In this context, hotels in Paris with a view offer an experience that goes beyond mere accommodation; they provide a window to the heart of this vibrant city.

Our top six selected hotels in this guide have been meticulously chosen not just for their exceptional service and amenities, but also for their unique ability to offer unparalleled views of Paris's iconic landmarks (the best in Paris!)

From historical opulence in the grand suites of Shangri-La Hotel to the elegance of La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa, each offers a different perspective of the city, whether it's a rooftop view of the sprawling avenues and monuments or a serene scene of the Seine meandering through the cityscape:

1. Hotel Raphael, Paris

  • Location and History: Hotel Raphael is situated in the prestigious 16th arrondissement of Paris, known for refined architecture and proximity to landmarks. The hotel reflects the elegance and romance of Paris.

  • Architecture and Design: Tribute to classic French elegance with Louis XV and Louis XVI influences. Interiors feature hand-carved wood paneling, antique furniture and hand-painted murals.

  • Rooftop Terrace and Dining: Breathtaking 360-degree views of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Ideal for a romantic dinner or enjoying panoramic city views.

  • Amenities and Services: Exceptional service, fine dining options, fitness center, and concierge services.

2. Hotel La Comtesse, Paris

  • Charming Location: Nestled in the seventh arrondissement, offering an intimate Parisian experience with major attractions within walking distance.

  • Elegant Design and Decor: Mix of contemporary chic and historical influence. Stylishly decorated rooms with a modern twist on classic French aesthetics.

  • Rooftop Terrace: Highlight with breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower. Perfect for meals or drinks while enjoying the stunning Parisian landscape.

  • Personalized Service: Boutique hotel with attentive staff dedicated to ensuring a memorable and enjoyable stay.

  • Culinary Experience: Restaurant providing authentic French cuisine with a focus on regional flavors.

3. Hotel San Regis, Paris

  • Location and Heritage: Prestigious location in the eighth Arrondissement, known as the "Golden Triangle" of Paris. Built in 1857, transformed into a hotel in 1923.

  • Luxurious Interiors: Exquisite Parisian style with elegantly furnished rooms and suites providing a peaceful retreat.

  • Exclusive Views: Luxurious rooms with Eiffel Tower views, particularly enticing for watching the sunrise. Private terraces in Junior Terrace suites.

  • Proximity to Attractions: Ideal location near Champs-Elysees, Trocadero and the Grand Palais for exploring the cultural heart of Paris.

  • Amenities: Focus on providing a serene and luxurious experience with spacious marble bathrooms and refined in-room dining.

4. Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

  • Historical Significance: Once the private residence of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, steeped in history with aristocratic and intellectual gatherings.

  • Architectural Grandeur: Opulent interior reflecting aristocratic past, grand architecture and luxurious decor.

  • Eiffel Tower Views: Renowned for stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, providing a majestic backdrop for a romantic setting.

  • Luxurious Accommodations: Rooms and suites designed for utmost comfort and elegance, curated to enhance the guest experience.

  • Gastronomic Excellence: Dining options committed to luxury with exquisite culinary offerings catering to diverse palates.

5. Hôtel de la Place du Louvre - Esprit de France, Paris

  • Prime Location: Centrally located near the Louvre Museum and the Seine River, serving as an ideal base for exploring Paris.

  • Intimate and Cozy: Small, comfortable rooms offering a cozy atmosphere with excellent shower facilities and comfortable beds.

  • Cultural Proximity: Conveniently situated near metro stations for easy access to Paris's rich cultural scene and historical landmarks.

  • Charming Aesthetics: Classic Parisian charm reflected in the hotel's design with tasteful decor and attention to detail.

6. La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa, Paris

  • Exclusive Setting: Located in the eighth arrondissement near the Champs-Élysées, offering a luxurious and intimate setting with only 38 suites and rooms.

  • Butler Service: Each room and suite comes with a dedicated butler service, ensuring personalized attention and a bespoke experience.

  • Stunning Views: Overlooks famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais. Specific suites offer panoramic views and terraces.

  • Modern Amenities: Equipped with contemporary amenities like free Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations, blending modernity with luxury decor and fabrics.

  • Wellness Focus: Features a wellness center and spa, providing a tranquil space for relaxation and rejuvenation, complementing the overall opulent experience.

Places to eat & drink In Paris

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Paris is renowned for its exquisite dining experiences and several restaurants stand out not only for their culinary excellence but also for the breathtaking views they offer in some cases. These establishments provide a perfect blend of taste and visual splendor, making dining in Paris an unforgettable experience:

  1. Monsieur Bleu - Located in the artistic hub of Palais de Tokyo, diners can enjoy a sophisticated atmosphere with an exceptional view of the Eiffel Tower. The restaurant's terrace is a highlight, particularly in the summer, offering a delightful setting for brunch or an evening meal. The menu here reflects a commitment to fresh, seasonal ingredients, making every dish a celebration of contemporary French cuisine.

  2. Georges - Perched atop the Centre Georges Pompidou, offers a unique dining experience with its modern, minimalist design and panoramic views of the city, including the Eiffel Tower. The restaurant serves contemporary fare, focusing on light, creative dishes that are as visually appealing as they are delicious. Dining at Georges, especially during sunset, is a visual and gastronomic journey.

  3. Les Ombres - Nestled atop the Musée du Quai Branly, presents a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower, complemented by its modern architectural design featuring expansive glass walls. The menu offers a modern take on traditional French cuisine, served in a setting that beautifully melds light and shadow. It's an ideal spot for a romantic dinner or a serene escape from the city's hustle.

  4. Café De L’homme - With its prime location at Place du Trocadéro, provides a stunning backdrop of the Eiffel Tower. This bistro is known for its friendly service and excellent French cuisine. Its outdoor terrace is particularly inviting, offering one of the most picturesque dining settings in the city.

  5. Ciel de Paris - Finally, for a dining experience quite literally above the rest, Ciel de Paris in the Tour Maine-Montparnasse offers unparalleled views of Paris from its 52nd-floor location. The restaurant's ambiance is matched by a menu that spans from delightful breakfasts to sophisticated dinner options, each dish adding to the memorable experience of dining above the City of Light.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out my guide on Fora, Rive Gauche in Paris: Our Favorite Hotels.

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