The City of Love, The City of Lights, the French Capital, and The Fashion Capital of the World; call it what you may, Paris is a bounty of luxury like no other. If you’re on vacation in this place of sophistication and elegance, consider splurging on an expensive hotel for the ultimate luxury experience.
With aesthetically designed, spacious rooms, splendid views, three-star Michelin restaurants, and exclusive, luxury services, here are some of the most expensive hotels in Paris.
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(They are not in order of preference!)
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Four Seasons Hotel George V
Who hasn’t heard of the Four Seasons? Located in the prime location of the Golden Triangle of Paris, between the Champs-Elysées, the Avenue George V and the Avenue Montaigne, this grand five-star hotel is all about sophistication and impeccable services.
Within this 1928 Art Deco landmark is 244 rooms and suites that provide the feel of luxurious Parisian apartments. From the incredibly soft 1000-thread Egyptian cotton sheets on the king-sized beds to the gorgeous flower arrangements throughout the hotel, it is indeed the epitome of luxury.
Three restaurants with five Michelin stars, a prized wine cellar with 50,000 wines, an exotic spa including steam room and sauna, an indoor pool, a fitness center, and more; you’ll feel well-pampered all the way.
The star of The Four Seasons Paris is its 8th-floor Penthouse Apartment with its views of the Eiffel Tower. It’s beyond luxury; it’s almost heavenly.
: The flowers here are divine! Try and be here during Christmas as the tree is one of the most beautiful in Europe!
- Four Seasons Hotel George V, 31 Av. George V, 75008 Paris, France
What was once a late 19th-century Haussmanian building is now one of the most luxurious hotels in Paris. You’ll fall in love with this hotel right from the moment you step into the marble lobby, with its grand piano and crystal chandeliers.
Each of the 200 rooms in the Peninsula is tranquil yet modern, with marble bathrooms, crisp bed linens, free Wi-Fi, and even coffee makers. The 20-meter lap pool is the highlight of the serene spa at the hotel.
The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of world-famous monuments, luxury shopping districts, and museums.
If you can afford their Peninsula Suite, you get a complimentary three-course dinner, airport transfer, and a private city tour in a Rolls-Royce. La dolce vita indeed!
- Peninsula Paris, 19 Av. Kléber, 75116 Paris, France
With its panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River, what was the home of Roland Bonaparte, Emperor Napolean’s grand-nephew, is now an icon of elegance and style.
The Shangri-La Paris has one of the largest pools in Paris and the only Michelin star Chinese restaurant in France – Shang Palace. The 65 rooms and 36 suites have an old-world elegance, with incredible craftsmanship and plenty of natural light.
A vision of luxury and charm, the building’s decoration includes classic moldings and stone facades. It blends prestigious Parisian culture with modern surroundings.
The jewel of this hotel is their La Suite Shangri-La, a 5,382 square-feet private apartment with four bedrooms and a 1,076 square-foot furnished teak balcony.
- Shangri-La Paris, 10 Av. d’Iéna, 75116 Paris, France
Hôtel De Crillon
It took four years of restoration to convert the structure built in 1758 into the illustrious Hôtel De Crillon we see today. Overlooking the Place de la Concorde, this Rosewood hotel has 78 rooms, 36 suites, and 10 signature suites. It’s a few minutes about from Paris’s shopping hub: the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré as well as the river Seine. Plus the Louvre is just a few minutes walk.
Chanel’s creative director was hired to design two designer suites, which led to jaw-dropping results. The hotel stands as a delicate balance of transformation and conservation, with modern amenities and traditional French Style!
The beautifully designed fine-dining venues take you on a sublime gastronomic journey. Their indoor swimming pool has a uniquely designed fireplace area, and their award-winning Sense Spa provides the most relaxing massages and beauty treatments.
The ultimate royal suites are the Grands Appartements, which have velvet upholstery, baldachin beds, and a Carrera marble bathtub.
- Hôtel De Crillon, 6 Pl. de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France
Mandarin Oriental Paris
Quite evident from the name, The Mandarin Oriental is an elegant blend of Oriental decadence and contemporary Parisian style making one of best hotels in Pairs. It’s been bestowed the coveted ‘Palace’ status, fitting to its gorgeous, timeless elegance.
You’ll be a stone’s throw away from the Louvre, the fashionable Place Vendome, and Rue Saint Honoré. With Art Deco designs, the 99 rooms and 39 suites are all-white, with windows that let in plenty of natural light, and are pretty spacious.
A 14-meter pool, the Sur Measure restaurant with a chef specializing in molecular gastronomy, and a 900-square-meter vast tranquil spa are some of the luxuries to indulge in at The Mandarin Oriental.
The ultimate indulgence is their Royale Mandarin suite with a private gym, jacuzzi, and terrace with the Eiffel Tower’s view.
- Mandarin Oriental Paris, 251 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
Hôtel Plaza Athénée
Conveniently located in the heart of haute couture is Hôtel Plaza Athénée, an uber-luxury hotel with exceptional services. The structure is an eclectic mix of modern Art Deco and 17th-century décor.
The hotel’s highlights include Europe’s only Christian Dior health-care institute and the hotel’s kitchens overlooked by world-renowned Alain Ducasse. The courtyard is an ice rink in the winter and is perfect for outdoor dining, surrounded by red shades of the geraniums.
I’ve saved the best bit of information for last – the spa is free! You don’t have to pay for their spa services, if you are staying there.
If you desire to live like royalty for a couple of days, their Royal Suite is the pick for you. With four bedrooms and interiors with damask silks, antique mirrors, and Regency-style furniture in jewel tones, you’ll never want to leave.
- Hôtel Plaza Athénée, 25 Av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
Probably one of the most famous hotels in Paris, the Ritz has been home to many of the world’s movers and shakers since it was built. Not only is it does it have the most expensive hotels suites in town, but their luxurious hotel in Paris with the lavish 18th-century elegance and modern, fancy décor makes for spectacular opulence.
The 71 rooms, 71 suites, and 15 Prestige suites have exquisite woodwork and delicate pastel hues, with marble bathrooms and fabulous works of art hanging on the walls.
You can rejuvenate at the Ritz Club Paris spa, indulge in classic cocktails at the famous Hemingway Bar, and shop for specially curated collections at their Concept Store.
These are just some of the many amenities and services they offer. If this didn’t suffice for the grandeur, their Suite Impériale is the next level. Modern, yet with a 19th-century feel, the gold details, antique furniture, and outstanding interiors are a near-exact replica of Marie Antoinette’s bedroom at Versailles. It’s even got a pink marble tub. Talk about a decadent bath!
- Ritz Paris, 15 Pl. Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France