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The most stylish hotels in Paris for a stylish escape to the French capital
A trip to the French capital is always a good idea – especially when you can stay in the best hotels in Paris.
From walks along Canal Saint-Martin to shopping on the Champs-Élysées, Paris is the city to soak up culture (try Louis Vuitton Foundation and Musée Picasso), glorious gardens (don’t miss our favourite, Parc des Buttes Chaumont) and gourmet dining scene.
The romantic city may be home to some of the grandest hotels in the world, but there are some new favourites in town, too – such as Sinner, a buzzy boutique retreat with a seriously naughty side.
The Louvre’s post office is now Hôtel Madame Rêve, which has far more going for it than just an incredible setting. Beloved Italian brand J.K. Place has brought its inimitable style from the motherland to Paris, in the form of a stylish townhouse where guests are treated like friends.
Or head to Grand Powers, a Haussmanian hotel in the heart of the city’s Golden Triangle, where you’ll be able to see the Eiffel Tower from your balcony in some of the rooms and many of the major sights are a short stroll away.
Monsieur George is the Parisian pad for you if you love homely hotels – and Anouska Hempel-designed interiors.
Here’s our edit of the best hotels in Paris for 2022…
Grand Powers is in the eighth arrondissement and within the Golden Triangle of avenues Montaigne, George V and des Champs-Elysées. The Haussman building was recently restored, with its original mouldings and marble fireplaces preserved, and velvet sofas and colourful fabrics added into the mix.
Most rooms have huge windows and high ceilings, but book carefully to ensure you can spy the Eiffel Tower from your balcony. Café 52 serves up delicious vegan dishes, but for those in search of more classical French food, the Parisian institution Fouquet’s is just around the corner.
On a namesake street famed for its antique shops and art galleries, Hôtel Saint-André des Arts is also opposite the Cour de Commerce and its ancient alleyways and eateries. The 17th-century building has housed a hotel for more than half a century, but its newest incarnation is shiny and new: a tribute to all things Sixties, with mirrored bedside tables, Verner Panton lights and tables with flower-power legs all lovingly sourced by the antique-loving designer.
It’s right by the banks of the Seine, for Rive Gauche rambles – and don’t miss a trip to the oldest café in Paris over the road, once frequented by Rousseau: Le Procope.
If you’re going to sin, you may as well do it in style – and there’s no place better than the wicked and wonderful Sinner in the Marais. The mood may be dark and decadent, but the design is bright and playful, with patterned rugs, colour-block sofas and white panelling.
It won’t come as a surprise to hear that the buzzy bar feels like a club – there are live DJs most of the time and the cocktails keep coming. Guests don’t need to worry about the parties getting out of hand though, thanks to a prudent use of soundproofing.
The Italian brand’s first foray outside of its homeland, J.K. Place Paris brings the effortless style of its earlier editions in Rome and Capri to the French capital. Guests are treated like friends, especially at the garden-facing Casa Tua during convivial suppers or several glasses of wine.
The signature mix of marble busts, coffee-table tomes, high-gloss floors and inviting places to sit has made it to France, as has the chic monogramming of the slippers and dressing gowns, so you can proudly proclaim to be in JK’s club.
Hôtel Madame Rêve has revived the Louvre post-office building from the 19th century into one of the hottest new hotels in Paris today. There’s some competition with interiors this slick, but the sky garden on the rooftop takes the prize, for its views of the city as well as its sunset-spying and sunbathing possibilities.
There’s endless glossy wood throughout, on panelling, cabinets and ceilings, with earthy tones forming the full spectrum of the colour palette. Some areas embrace a more historic side of France, too, with chandeliers, gilt-edged mirrors and mosaic floors.
A château-toting family estate in the 16th arrondissement, Saint James brings the French countryside into the city, with organic gardens supplying the restaurant, grand staircases, velvet drapes and chandeliers to be found even in the gym.
It won’t feel like it when you’re within the estate’s borders, but the hotel is a 20-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. When this really was the outskirts of the city, the grounds were the site of the first ascendent hot-air balloon, or globe aérostatique as the pioneering Montgolfier brothers called them back then.
With all of Paris on your doorstep, Le Roch Hotel & Spa does a good job of trying to convince guests to stay within its four walls, thanks to its fireplace-enhanced library, lava-rock pool with a hammam, courtyard garden and the Codage spa, where treatments include radiance-bestowing facials and soothing rituals for shopping-worn feet.
The 37-room hotel is between the Place de l’Opéra and the Place Vendôme in the first arrondissement, steps from the Jardins des Tuileries. There’s a hidden terrace that changes with the seasons, transforming into a cosy chalet in time for winter to bring the Alps (and raclette) to the city.
Before it headed south to Bordeaux and across the Channel to London, Mama’s first shelter was here in Paris East. The hipster-approved hideaways, which have recently reached Rome, all have the hit formula of well-designed but affordable rooms and scene-y places to eat and drink.
Here on Rue de Bagnolet, there’s an island bar with live DJs, a terrace and a rooftop with ping-pong tables and banquettes for stargazing, as well as a pizzeria for more sensible sorts to line their stomachs first and, for the uninitiated, those legendary Mama Shelter brunches every Sunday.
Another hit for the acclaimed interior designer Anouska Hempel, whose other stylish hotels include Blakes and the Franklin in London, Monsieur George is a Haussmanian hideaway close to the Champs-Elysées. The interiors feature the designer’s signature mirrors and marble, with panelled walls and lots of velvet.
Your imaginary host (Monsieur George himself) has impeccable taste, with a cellar stocked with Bordeaux’s finest, trinkets from his travels and a restaurant dedicated to his love of all things Eastern (especially the food of Japan and Indochina).
This 17th-century residence is on Place des Vosges, the oldest square in Paris and once the address of Victor Hugo. The landmark building houses Cour des Vosges 12 rooms and suites that overlook the neighbouring slate roofs and pink façades of this magical part of the Marais.
It’s Paris and so there’s no shortage of bakeries nearby, but guests won’t have to travel far for patisserie perfection – the hotel has its own, with a pastry chef once crowned Meilleur Ouvrier de France. The restaurant also serves French favourites such as croque-monsieur and beef Bourguignon out on its heated terrace, beneath the arcades of the historic square.


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