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For the finest vantage point in Paris, these hotels all have incredible Eiffel Tower views
It’s the City of Lights’ most iconic sight – and luckily for fans of huge steel structures, there are lots of Paris hotels with Eiffel Tower views.
Some of the best hotels in Paris are situated to perfectly showcase the much-loved landmark. Of course, there are other sights in the French capital to enjoy, but the Eiffel Tower is a good place to start – and by staying at these hotels, you won’t even have to leave your room or the terrace to enjoy it.
There are lavish suites in Paris with unforgettable panoramas to be admired from the comfort of their sweeping terraces, such as the Belle Etoile room at the Dorchester Collection’s Le Meurice.
At the Pullman near the Gare Montparnasse, Parisians and visitors both clamour for a space up on the lofty rooftop, where the sundowners come with an incredible vista.
For pinch-me views delivered straight to your balcony (and to channel Carrie Bradshaw in the final episodes of Sex and the City), book a stay at Hôtel Plaza Athénée.
Or for something a little more old-school, check in to Hôtel Raphael, which is perfect for Francophiles. Here are the best Paris hotels with Eiffel Tower views…
Le Meurice is one of two hotels by the Dorchester Collection in Paris and it has official Palace status, decreed by the government and its special certification for especially grand hotels. There are vast suites with leafy terraces showcasing the Eiffel Tower – these include the Belle Etoile suite, pictured.
The hotel has had an illustrious past, hosting a wedding banquet for Pablo Picasso and also providing stylish shelter to Coco Chanel, Salvador Dalí (once a fully fledged resident), Bob Dylan and Jean Cocteau over the years. Dalí now has a restaurant named after him – plus the frosted mirrors he created are still on show.
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The best Eiffel Tower views at this hotel in Montparnasse can be enjoyed with a drink in hand up on the hotel’s spectacular terrace, where you’ll find the highest rooftop bar in Paris. At weekends, lots of people want to join in on the action for sundowners with a skyline view.
Unsurprisingly for a building that’s almost 400 feet high, there are panoramic views of Paris from many of the guestrooms, which feature art deco lighting and contemporary decor.
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Immortalised ever since Carrie Bradshaw checked in for the final episodes of Sex and the City back in 2004, Hôtel Plaza Athénée is opposite the Eiffel Tower, with many rooms overlooking it. The view from Carrie’s balcony made her gasp, and there’s a lot more to astound guests other than those unforgettable views, including a Michelin-starred restaurant and a Dior spa.
The hotel is on leafy Avenue Montaigne, so you’ll be in good company – many of the finest French fashion houses have flagships here. The façade is graced by 1,900 red geraniums, which only add to the backdrop.
The art deco George V is another certified Parisian Palace, an accolade reserved for only the most opulent hotels – and this one certainly lives up to expectations. Several suites are positioned for prime views of the Eiffel Tower. It’s in the Golden Triangle, which means you’ll be well-placed for exploring many of the major sights, with the superb Le Spa ready to soothe sore limbs afterwards.
This is a Paris hotel for foodies, since the George V’s assorted restaurants have no fewer than five Michelin stars between them.
Almost half of the guestrooms at Shangri-La Paris have a view of the city’s most iconic landmark and many of them are enhanced by a balcony or terrace, so you can enjoy the panoramas even more. The hotel, which was once the residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte, has some blow-the-budget options overlooking the Eiffel Tower, such as La Suite, pictured.
There are plenty of French fine-dining establishments in the city, of course, but if you’re in search of Michelin-starred Chinese food, the hotel’s Cantonese restaurant is where to head.
This hotel particulier in the 7th arrondissement has wonderful views of the Eiffel Tower. There are 40 rooms and suites in this Haussmannian building, each with captivating views of the tower through their French doors.
It’s designed to be like a literary salon in the 18th century, so guests can relax with a book or share their enlightened thoughts in a conversation in the ground-floor café, which, of course, will serve up delicious French delicacies to accompany the proceedings.
The Paris edition of the luxe Peninsula brand is on Avenue Kléber in the 16th arrondissement, so you’ll be able to stroll over to many of the attractions. For the best views of the Eiffel Tower, head up to Le Rooftop, a leafy sanctuary within the city that’s perfect for sunsets with an iconic view.
More views of the most famous steel tower in the world await at the Michelin-starred L’Oiseau Blanc. Other dining options at the hotel include the Chinese LiLi and La Terrasse Kléber down at street level, which is perfect for stylish-Parisian people-watching.
In what was once the Louvre’s post office, Hôtel Madame Reve has transformed a 19th-century building into a buzzy hotel. The decor mixes the historical with the new, with mid-century accents, earthy tones and lots of glossy wood-panelling joining chandeliers, mosaic-lined floors and gilded mirrors.
There are plenty of rooms with mesmerising views of Parisian monuments – including several that look out across to the Eiffel Tower. Some have bath tubs placed next to the sloping windows to enjoy the vistas as you soak.
For a memorable experience in Paris, book Brach’s Suite Henri, which has an Eiffel-facing hot tub on its terrace. You’ll also be able to enjoy the impressive views from the hotel’s terrace, which is especially enjoyable after nightfall when the famous light show starts up.
The hotel, which is in the 16th arrondissement, is also home to a patisserie by one of the best bakers in France, as well as a creative cocktail and tapas bar, where the team make the syrups in-house.
Close to the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre, Terrass was built in 1911 as a 120-room hotel with a roof terrace offering some amazing views of the French capital. It has hosted artists and writers, such as Colette, and there’s still a library for literary guests to enjoy today.
The neighbourhood is one of the most authentic in Paris, with traditional bakeries and grocery stores, galleries and shops with historic façades. For yet more panoramic views, climb the 222 steps up to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
The unabashedly extravagant Hôtel Raphael, built in the 1920s, is ideal for fans of classic French opulence and old-school glamour. The elaborate façade sets the tone for what’s inside: antique furniture, murals, polished black and white floors, brocade curtains and carved wood-panelling. Views of the Eiffel Tower await up on the rooftop and on the terraces of some of the rooms.
The 16th arrondissement stay, which has been run by the same family for four generations, is steps from the Arc de Triomphe – and the Les Clefs d’Or concierge will be able to point you in the direction of all of Paris’s best-kept secrets.