One of the most frequently asked questions I get is “where should I stay in Paris?” and there are so, so many hotel and apartment options in Paris so it is hard to narrow down. As the founder of Paris, Perfected I spend a lot of time in Paris and I personally vet the hotels I recommend to clients. I’ve had a lot of great hotel experiences and some really bad ones. I help my Paris, Perfected clients navigate the landscape of where to stay and I can also provide VIP perks at a variety of properties. So if you need help planning your trip to Paris, I’d love to help! You can visit ParisPerfected.com to begin your order.
Where to Stay in Paris
I want to quickly caveat that I think staying in a Parisian apartment is a lovely choice for longer stays but when I do that I prefer to work with a smaller company like Paris Perfect Rentals or Haven in Paris because their level of service is far superior to what you get with Airbnb.
The AirBnB situation in Paris has gotten rather out of control and units with proper beds and a good address can run you pretty much what you’d pay for with a hotel so I’d caution you to consider that when doing research.
This boutique hotel in Paris’ 1st arrondissement is my all time favorite and has been for years. I’ve stayed here multiple times and always had a great experience. (And have heard from several readers who have loved it as well – YAY!) It has all the modern amenities you would want and the property is cozy, charming and so chic.
With touches like heated towel bars (oh.my.god do I need one of these in my next home! Makes getting out of the shower a divine experience), the most delicious in-room petit dejeuner, great closet space, free WiFi, comfortable beds, kind staff and even a wine and cheese hour in the afternoon. The best part? The location. It is tucked away on a quaint street and is walking distance to the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, Palais Royal, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps and so many other sites. I cannot recommend the Hôtel Thérèse enough.
Or, if you book with me via Paris, Perfected – I have a special code that will provide you with complimentary breakfast and a welcome gift!
Just a short drive away from their sister property Hotel Therese and located in the 9eme, Hôtel Adèle & Jules is tucked away on a little alley and offers wonderful service and rooms with beautiful details like pink headboards (!) and beautifully tiled tubs. (I took a bath every night while staying there #heaven!) You are around the corner from L’Appartement Sezane and a short walk from all the shopping your heart could desire at Printemps and Galeries Lafayette.
Or, if you book with me via Paris, Perfected – I have a special code that will provide you with complimentary breakfast and a welcome gift.
If you are looking to stay in Saint Germain this location cannot be beat. You can easily walk to Le Louvre, the Tuileries, the Seine and loads of good shopping and you’re just two blocks from the famed Cafe de Flore and Deux Magots.
While a bit on the pricier side – you’re paying for the location – this hotel offered great service and an amazing breakfast spread every morning. The rooms are comfortable with bright + cheery accents and feature beautiful marble bathrooms (with Rituals spa products) that are some of the nicest I’ve experienced in European hotels.
This property opened in the Fall of 2018 and I stayed there for my birthday weekend in June 2019. I absolutely loved this hotel. The room is spacious and cozy (the bed was so comfortable!). And the bathroom was one of the largest I’ve ever had in a European hotel. Isn’t it beautiful, too? Above and beyond the room, the hotel is extremely focused on wellness. You can book massages and facials at the hotel and they even have heat baths. A steam room, and a salt wall which can promote better breathing and healing.
Truly the lower level of this hotel is like a sanctuary! I’d love to go back and take advantage of all of the treatments they offer! It is meant to be modern yet elegant. Another thing I loved? It is literally right around the corner from the Arc de Triomphe!
There’s also a big Metro station right there with loads of train options. So I was able to zip over to any neighborhood seamlessly.
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Each of these properties I will no doubt be visiting again on future trips to Paris. But I also have so many other properties I recommend to my clients depending on length of stay, whether they’ve been to Paris before, the size of their party, their location preference and more.
Want even more recommendations of where to stay in Paris? Book with me at Paris, Perfected! You’ll get the best rates and potentially even special VIP perks like complimentary upgrades, welcome gifts, spa credits and more.
(Also I want to take a moment to caution you against staying at Hotel Panache. While it looks beautiful on their website and on Instagram, never before have I experienced such a horrible hotel stay in all my years of travel.)
Hope this helps if you’re planning a trip to Paris! Have a hotel you love and think I should check out on a future trip? Leave a comment below!
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