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Paris is among the most visited cities in the world. With a multitude of things to do, travellers are drawn to historic buildings, renowned museums, first-class restaurants, and much more. It will take you several days to fully experience the French capital, so consider spending the night in one of the famous historic hotels in Paris.  Housed in spectacular old-world buildings, many feature exceptional amenities and have hosted celebrated guests. While many come with a whopping price tag, some are geared to budget-conscious guests.

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Historic Hotels in Paris Arranged by Arrondissement

1st Arrondissement

The Ritz Paris *****

The famous Ritz Paris hotel
The Ritz Paris, one of the most famous hotels in the world. Image by Caribb on Flickr

15 Place Vendôme, 75001, Paris
+33 (0) 1 43 16 30 30

The Ritz Paris is considered one of the world’s most famous hotels. Founded by César Ritz in 1898, this luxurious hotel has welcomed guests including Ernest Hemingway who often frequented the hotel bar which now carries his name, Coco Chanel, Charlie Chaplin, Marcel Proust, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Recently renovated, the Ritz offers 103 lavish rooms and 56 stunning suites. Guests can enjoy dining at the 2-star Michelin restaurant L’Espadon and nightly tastings at The Champagne Bar.  The hotel’s health club, the Ritz Club Paris is equipped with state of the art fitness equipment and an incredible swimming pool. Wellness coaches, nutritionists and spa services are also available onsite.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from €1,000
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Hotel du Louvre *****

Hotel du Louvre
The Hotel du Louvre which is one of the most famous historic hotels in Paris

Place André Malraux, 75001, Paris
+33 (0) 1 73 11 12 34

Constructed in 1855 across from the Louvre, the Hotel du Louvre is one of the most famous historic hotels in Paris. Originally the Antiquarians Louvre, the building became the first luxury hotel in France in 1887.

The Hotel du Louvre is currently undergoing a major makeover which is expected to be completed early 2019.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: No

Nightly rates from €349
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Le Meurice *****

228, Rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 58 10 10

Since 1835, Le Meurice has been known as one of the most famous hotels in Paris. Famous guests include Queen Victoria, King George VI, Tchaikovsky, Rudyard Kipling, Orson Welles, and Elizabeth Taylor, to name a few. Eccentric artist, Salvador Dali also spent quite a bit of time at Le Meurice where he formed unique bonds with the hotel staff.

Recently updated by decorator Philippe Starck, Le Meurice offers 160 elegantly styled rooms complete with marble bathrooms and waterfall baths. There are two restaurants within the hotel, the 2-star Michelin restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse, and Le Dalí, both of which serve exceptional gastronomic delights. Le Meurice offers luxurious Valmont spa services and personal training in their state of the art fitness centre.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from €808
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Hotel Regina Louvre*****

Hotel Regina Louvre
Hotel Regina Louvre, another famous historic hotel in Paris by LetoCarvalho on Flickr

2 Place des Pyramides, 75001, Paris
+33 (0) 1 42 60 31 10

Built in 1900 for the world’s fair, The Hotel Regina Louvre is situated adjacent to the Louvre museum. Famous for its appearances in over a dozen films, this Paris hotel is also known for hosting fashion shows by celebrated designers. An easy walk to many of the city’s great landmarks, the Regina Louvre is popular among couples, families, and business travellers.

Completely renovated in 2015, the hotel was returned to its former 19th-century grandeur. Featuring 99 guest rooms and suites, the Hotel Regina Louvre offers stunning panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Tuileries Garden. Within the hotel, The Boudoir Restaurant serves traditional French cuisine, and during the summer months, guests can enjoy a meal on the Garden Terrace. There is also an English Bar which features an extensive selection of teas, pastries, and whiskies.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from €321
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The Westin Paris – Vendôme *****

The famous historic Westin Paris Vendôme hotel
The historic Westin Paris Vendôme hotel, by Thomas de Leeuw on Flickr

3 Rue de Castiglione, 75001, Paris 
+33 (0) 1 44 77 11 11

Opened in 1878, the Westin Paris – Vendome was formerly known as the Hotel Continental. Built to welcome guests to the World Fair in Paris, this historic hotel has hosted renowned guests including Victor Hugo, Woody Allen, Colin Powell, and the Dalai Lama. Situated between the Louvre and the Place Vendôme, the Westin has one of the most desirable locations of all the famous historic hotels in Paris.

The Westin Paris – Vendome is an elegant 428 room hotel, which offers 80 impressive suites overlooking the Eiffel Tower, the Tuileries, the Louvre, or the Place de la Concorde. The decor combines contemporary and antique furnishings and there are modern amenities in each suite. Hotel facilities include a lovely spa and an impressive two-story fitness center. The highlight of The Westin Paris – Vendome is its marvellous restaurant, Le First, which serves typical French brasserie food with a unique twist.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from €485
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Hôtel de Vendôme *****

1 Place Vendôme, 75001, Paris
+33 (0) 1 55 04 55 00

Formerly the Texas Embassy from 1836 to 1845, the historic Hôtel de Vendôme is located within a stunning 18th-century Parisian mansion.

The Hôtel de Vendôme is currently closed for renovations and is expected to reopen in the fall of 2021.

Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Pet Friendly: No 

2nd Arrondissement

Hotel Westminster ****

The historic Hotel Westminster in Paris
The historic Hotel Westminster in Paris, by Vania Wolf on Flickr

13 Rue de la Paix, 75002, Paris
+33 (0) 1 42 61 57 46

One of the eldest famous historic hotels in Paris is the Hotel Westminster. Named after frequent guest, the Duke of Westminster, the hotel opened its doors in 1809. In the area surrounding the hotel, there are many designer jewellers such as Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef and Tiffany’s as well as several enjoyable restaurants. The Westminster’s convenient location between the Opera and the Place Vendome makes it a perfect base for exploring the city.

Completely restored in 2012, The Hotel Westminster offers 80 guest rooms and 22 suites. Rooms are individually decorated in elegant 18th and 19th-century style furnishings and feature all the necessary modern amenities. On the top floor, there is a small spa and workout center which overlooks the rooftops of Paris. The hotel is home to one-star Michelin restaurant, Le Celadon, which serves classic French cuisine, and the Duke’s Bar, which is popular in the evenings for cocktails, snacks, and live jazz music.

Wheelchair Accessible: No
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 260
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3rd Arrondissement

Le Pavillon de la Reine ****

Pavillon de la Reine
The historic hotel Pavillon de la Reine in Paris by Charlotte Chen on Flickr

28 Place des Vosges, 75003, Paris
+33 (0) 1 40 29 19 19

Located in one of the finest 17th-century mansions in Place des Vosges is Le Pavillon de la Reine, one of the most famous historic hotels in Paris. Named after Queen Anne of Austria who once lived in one of the wings, the hotel has welcomed famous guests including authors Victor Hugo and Colette.  

Guests can choose amongst 56 uniquely decorated bedrooms and suites. Designed by Didier Benderli, the hotel retains its historic ambiance with the perfect blend of antique and contemporary furnishings. The hotel’s facilities include the luxurious Spa de la Reine by Carita, which has two treatment rooms, a steam bath, a hot tub, and a small fitness centre. There is no full restaurant on site however guests are invited to breakfast on the hotel’s private outdoor terrace.

Wheelchair Accessible:  No
Pet Friendly: No

Nightly rates from € 369
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5th Arrondissement

Hotel Residence Henri IV ****

50 rue des Bernardins, 75005, Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 41 31 81

The historic Hotel Residence Henri IV is located in a 19th-century building between the Pantheon and Notre-Dame Cathedral in the popular Saint Germain des Pres district of Paris.  It sits adjacent to the former Ecole Polytechnique and across from a park on a quiet dead-end street just a few minutes from restaurants, cafes and shops.

The Hotel Residence Henri IV only has eight rooms and five two-bedroom apartments, but all accommodations are equipped with kitchenettes. Frequented mainly by long-stay guests, couples and families, the hotel offers basic amenities, but no restaurant or fitness center.

Wheelchair Accessible: No
Pet Friendly: No

Nightly rates from € 196
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Hotel des Grands Hommes ***

17 Place du Panthéon, 75005, Paris
33 (0) 1 46 34 19 60

The Hotel des Grands Hommes is conveniently located across from The Pantheon Paris in a historic 18th-century building. The birthplace of the Surrealist movement, the Hotel des Grands Hommes is where poets Philippe Soupault and André Breton penned Les Champs Magnétiques. Today the hotel appeals mainly to couples for its fantastic location, romantic atmosphere and classic decor.

The 31 rooms within the hotel are quite small, and the bathrooms are even smaller. Despite their size, they feature up to date amenities such as flat-screen TVs, free Wifi, safe, and minibar.  Junior Suites are equipped with Nespresso machines and deluxe rooms offer slippers and bathrobes. There is no full restaurant, however, breakfast is served on a daily basis.

Wheelchair Accessible: No
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 167
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6th Arrondissement

Hotel d’Angleterre ***

44 rue Jacob, 75006, Paris
+33 (0) 1 42 60 34 72

Dating back to the late 18th century, the Hotel d’Angleterre is one of the most famous historic hotels in Paris. Formerly the British Embassy, its garden was where the Treaty of Paris, the document ending the American Revolution, was prepared in 1783.  Located in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres district, the hotel has welcomed many celebrated guests including author Ernest Hemingway and pilot Charles Lindbergh.

The Hotel d’Angleterre offers 26 spacious guest rooms and suites. Some rooms feature unique architectural details including arched ceilings, exposed beams and even a stone wall. Decorated with vintage-style furnishings and luxurious common rooms, the hotel maintains its historical atmosphere.  There is no full restaurant, fitness facilities, or business center, and it’s important to note that there is no air conditioning or in-room Wi-Fi.

Wheelchair Accessible: No
Pet Friendly: No

Nightly rates from € 170
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Hotel d’Aubusson *****

A room at the Hotel d’Aubusson
The famous historic Hotel d’Aubusson in Paris by Escapio on Flickr

33 rue Dauphine, 75006, Paris 
+33 (0) 1 43 29 43 43

The Hotel d’Aubusson is a small boutique hotel located in a 17th-century townhouse. Over the years the hotel has maintained many of its historic aspects including exposed ceiling beams and an enormous stone fireplace. The Hotel d’Aubusson is best known for its bar, the Café Laurent, which opened in 1690 and was frequented by customers including Robespierre, Fontenelle, Rousseau, and Voltaire. Today the hotel bar is famous in Paris for hosting popular jazz nights and literary talks.

The Hotel d’Aubusson offers a choice between 49 rooms and suites, some of which have been recently updated. Rooms are equipped with minibars, safes, Nespresso machines, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and some even have balconies. Room service is available 24/7 and there is a fabulous spa with a swimming pool for guests to enjoy.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 495
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L’Hôtel *****

13 Rue des Beaux Arts, 75006, Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 41 99 00

Previously a boarding house known as the Hôtel d’Alsace, L’Hôtel is another one of the great historic hotels in Paris. It is the smallest of five-star star hotels within the city and it was here that Oscar Wilde passed away in room 16. Other notable guests include Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Salvador Dali. Located just one block from the Seine, L’Hôtel is close to shops, cafes and popular restaurants in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighbourhood.

Inside the hotel, an impressive spiral staircase leads the way to 20 guest rooms spread amongst six floors. Featuring most basic amenities, each room is uniquely decorated with lavish textiles and antique furniture. There is an onsite bar which serves a wide variety of cocktails and a romantic Michelin-starred restaurant serving authentic French cuisine. The highlight of the hotel is the underground Hammam spa and steam room which has a distinctive cave-like atmosphere.

Wheelchair Accessible: No
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 360
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Hotel Clement **

6 rue Clément, 75006, Paris
+33 (0) 1 43 26 53 60

The Hotel Clement was built in 1895 and has been operated by the same family for over 100 years. Located in a charming 5-story building not far from the St Germain food market, this historic hotel is a fantastic option for those seeking budget-friendly accommodations in Paris.

Hotel Clement is a small hotel has a selection of 28 rooms, each individually decorated in a classical French style. The rooms are simple yet functional with WiFi, flat-screen TV’s, and safes. Within the hotel, the lobby doubles as a lounge area which serves coffee and tea. (There are no coffee or tea making facilities in the guestrooms). The Hotel Clement also serves daily breakfast for an additional fee.

Wheelchair Accessible: No
Pet Friendly: No

Nightly rates from € 123
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Hotel Lutetia *****

Image by Arthur Weidmann on Flickr

45 Blvd. Raspail,  75006, Paris
+33 (0) 1 49 54 46 46

Opened in 1910, the luxurious historic Hotel Lutetia is said to be one of the most famous hotels in Paris. Located in the heart of the popular neighbourhood, Saint Germain-des-Pres, the hotel is known for its Art Deco architecture style. During the Second World War the hotel was occupied by the German opposition, and after the liberation of Paris, it became a relocation centre for displaced people, prisoners of war,  and German concentration camp survivors. Over the years this hotel has welcomed VIP’s from around the world including Picasso, Matisse, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Saint-Exupéry.

Renovated in 2018, the Hotel Lutetia was completely updated while still maintaining its architectural heritage. There are a total of 184 guest rooms and suites, all featuring Calacutta or Statuario marble bathrooms. Rooms are decorated with 1930s-style furnishings and are complete with high-end modern amenities. There are several fantastic dining options onsite, as well as a gorgeous spa complete with a 17m swimming pool.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 727
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Relais Hotel du Vieux Paris ****

9 rue Gît-le-Coeur, 75006, Paris 
+33 (0) 1 44 32 15 90

Located in the Latin Quarter of Paris, Relais Hotel du Vieux Paris occupies a historic building built in 1480. It was once a very popular hotel amongst American poets including Burroughs, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso during the 1950s and 1960s when it was known as the “Beat Hotel”.

The Relais Hotel du Vieux Paris has twelve uniquely styled rooms all of which feature lovely exposed wooden beams. Amenities include flat-screen TV’s, free WiFi, and air-conditioning. The hotel is equipped with a business center but lacks fitness facilities and a restaurant.

Wheelchair Accessible: No
Pet Friendly: No

Nightly rates from € 270
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Hôtel Louison ***

105 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006, Paris
+33 (0) 1 53 63 25 50

Built in 1856, The Hotel Louison, formerly called The Hotel Aviatic, is located in an elegant Saint Germain-des-Pres des mansion. Formerly home to the children of Louis XIV, this property is now one of the most famous historic hotels in Paris.

With 42 individually decorated rooms and one apartment, the Hôtel Louison offers a great balance of historical appeal and modern comforts. Guests will love the fantastic breakfast buffet available each morning and the upscale cocktail buffet in the hotel lobby each evening.

Wheelchair Accessible:  No
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 149
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7th Arrondissement

Hotel Verneuil ****

8 Rue de Verneuil, 75007, Paris
+33 (0) 1 42 60 82 14

Previously a 17th-century townhouse, the Hotel Verneuil was once home to philosophers Sartre and Camus as well as poets Verlaine and Rimbaud. Located on a quiet street in the Saint Germain-des-Pres area, the hotel is about a 10-minute walk from the Louvre, and 20 minutes from Notre Dame Cathedral.

The Hotel Verneuil is a quaint boutique hotel with 26 charming guest rooms which have been elegantly furnished in a modern style.  Featuring its original staircase and certain rooms with exposed beams and/or stone walls, the hotel maintains many reminders of its rich history.

Wheelchair Accessible: No
Pet Friendly: No

Nightly rates from € 157.60
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Hotel Duc de Saint-Simon ****

14 Rue de Saint Simon, 75007, Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 39 20 20

Completely updated in 2013, the Hotel Duc de Saint-Simon was a former townhouse in the 18th century.   Located on a quiet street off Boulevard St Germain, the historic building retains many of its original architectural features including a winding staircase and an impressive underground vault.

There are 34 individually decorated rooms and suites at the Hotel Duc de Saint-Simon. Each one is uniquely styled with antique furniture, warm colours and fine upholstery and is complete with modern amenities including safes, minibars, WiFi, and flat-screen TV’s. Breakfast is served daily in the original stone vault, however, there are no dining options onsite.

Wheelchair Accessible: No
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 217
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Hotel de Varenne ****

44 Rue de Bourgogne, 75007, Paris
+33 (0) 1 45 51 45 55

Set in a 19th-century mansion in central Paris, the Hotel de Varenne is classically decorated in Louis XVI and Empire style. The hotel maintains much of its original charm with fine antiques, panel moulding and marble floors. Not far from La Gare Montparnasse, the Hotel de Varenne provides convenient access to the main attractions in Paris via the Metro.

Hotel de Varenne is a 24 rooms hotel complete with modern amenities. The main feature at the hotel is the lovely private garden courtyard where guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or drink in the evenings. There are no full restaurant or spa services onsite.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: No

Nightly rates from € 178.50
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8th Arrondissement

Four Seasons George V *****

31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris
+33 (0) 1 49 52 70 00

The Four Seasons George V is located in the coveted “Golden Triangle,” just minutes from the Champs-Élysées. Built in 1928, this famous historic hotel is a pioneer of hospitality in Paris. It was the first hotel to have two bathrooms within some suites, fire alarms, an elaborate dumbwaiter system, and in-room telephones with lines for both inside and outside the building. Today, the Four Seasons George V is among the few “Palace” designated hotels in Paris.

Within the hotel Four Seasons George V, guest rooms are extravagant and spacious. All rooms feature Bose sound systems, espresso machines, Smart TVs, and minibars, and each bathroom is all marble with separate soaking tubs and showers. Some even TV’s embedded in the mirrors. Four Seasons George V has three restaurants onsite, with an impressive five Michelin stars between them. In 2018 the hotel unveiled its magnificent spa and a top-notch fitness center.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 1,050
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Hôtel Vernet *****

25 Rue Vernet, 75008, Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 31 98 00

The historic Hôtel Vernet lies just steps from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris’ upscale 8th arrondissement. Built in 1913, the hotels most impressive feature is the magnificent stained-glass dome overlooking the restaurant which was designed by Gustave Eiffel himself.

Renovated in 2014, the Hotel Vernet offers 50 rooms and suites featuring beautiful hardwood floors and exquisite Carrera marble bathrooms. Catering mainly to corporate travellers, the hotel is equipped with a business center but lacks a spa (although in-room massages can be arranged.)  There is also a restaurant which serves a combination of traditional French and international cuisine.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 416.50
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Hôtel Napoleon Paris *****

40 Avenue de Friedland, 75008, Paris
+33 (0) 1 56 68 43 21

Opened in 1928, the historic Hôtel Napoleon Paris is ideally located just minutes from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. Nicknamed “The Place”, this impressive hotel has welcomed famed guests including John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, Salvador Dalí, and Ella Fitzgerald.   

The Hôtel Napoleon has 102 guest rooms and suites which are decorated in a classical style and feature marble bathrooms. Some suites offer connecting rooms and others have Eiffel Tower views. The Bivouac Café within the hotel is known for its inventive cuisine and unique cocktail menu and there is also a spa and small fitness center for guests enjoyment.

Wheelchair Accessible: No
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 320
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Le Bristol *****

Le Bristol
The famous Le Bristol hotel in Paris by Chris Hutchins on Flickr

112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008, Paris
+33 (0) 1 53 43 43 00

Le Bristol is the most luxurious of all famous historic hotels in Paris. Formerly the American Embassy, Le Bristol is the first hotel in France to receive the prestigious “Palace” name. Since opening in 1925, the hotel has welcomed famous guests including Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Grace Kelly, Gwyneth Paltrow, and George Clooney. It was also been featured in the 2011 Blockbuster hit “Midnight in Paris.” Located on one of the most fashionable streets in the 8th arrondissement, Le Bristol is mainly frequented by well-off couples, families and business travellers.  

Le Bristol offers nearly 200 spacious guest rooms in 10 categories.  Tastefully furnished with Louis XV and Louis XVI period antiques, each room is fully equipped with modern amenities. Fantastic onsite dining options include the three-starred Michelin restaurant, Epicure and the one-starred Michelin restaurant Le 114 Faubourg. There is also a cafe and a bar which is said to be one of the best worldwide. The most impressive feature within the hotel is the lavish spa with its rooftop pool overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 935
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Le Royal Monceau *****

Le Royal Monceau
The historic hotel Le Royal Monceau in Paris by Loren Javier on Flickr

37 Avenue Hoche, 75008, Paris
+33 (0) 1 42 99 88 00

Le Royal Monceau opened in 1928 and quickly became a hotspot for artists, intellectuals and politicians in Paris. Famous guests have included Ernest Hemingway, Walt Disney, Aga Khan, Madonna, and Robert de Niro. Just five minutes from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées, the historic Royal Monceau hotel is perfectly located for exploring all that Paris has to offer.

Gutted and completely renovated in 2010, the interior of Le Royal Monceau is spectacular. It features 149 guest rooms, two Michelin starred restaurants, a lovely outdoor terrace garden, a 3D movie theatre, and the largest indoor hotel swimming pool in Paris. There is even a guitar in each room.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 753.75
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Hôtel de Crillon *****

Hôtel De Crillon
The historic Hôtel De Crillon in Paris by Ninara on Flickr

10 Place de la Concorde, 75008, Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 71 16 16

This impressive property at 10 Place de la Concorde was built in 1758 under the orders of King Louis XV. It stands next to the Place de la Concorde at the foot of the Champs-Elysees. Before opening as the Hôtel De Crillon in 1909, the building was the setting for important events in history such as the signing of the first French-American Treaty in 1778.

Restored 2017, the Hôtel de Crillon has 103 rooms and 44 suites which are fabulously decorated in a Louis XV style. The rooms are quite large and guests will love the luxurious marble bathroom complete with heated floors.  There are a wide array of dining options onsite as well as a lavish spa, a fitness center and a swimming pool.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 1,020
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9th Arrondissement

Hotel Chopin **

The historic Hotel Chopin in Paris
The historic Hotel Chopin in the 9th arrondissement of Paris by PATRICK BLEHAUT on Flickr

46 Passage Jouffroy – 10 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 1 47 70 58 10

One of the eldest historic hotels in Paris is the Hotel Chopin, which opened its doors in 1846. Located in one of the most beautiful shopping arcades in the city, the hotel not far from the Opera Garnier and the Galeries Lafayette.

Within the hotel, there are 36 guestrooms, some of which have been recently updated. Although the setting is unique, the accommodations are very simple. Rooms feature only the most basic amenities and there are no onsite dining options.

Wheelchair Accessible: No
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 145
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InterContinental Paris le Grand *****

InterContinental Paris le Grand
Famous historic hotel InterContinental Paris le Grand by Istvan on Flickr

2 Rue Scribe, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 1 40 07 32 32

Formerly the Crowne Plaza hotel, the InterContinental Paris le Grand is one of the most famous historic hotels in Paris. Built in 1862 for the Paris Universal Exhibition, the hotel overlooks the world-famous Palais Garnier. Since opening the InterContinental Paris le Grand has become a hub for actors, and artists, and has been the setting for several films.

The InterContinental Paris le Grand is a 55 room hotel featuring modern, stylish decor. The rooms are up to date with modern amenities and the bathrooms are quite impressive with sliding doors and Hermes toiletries. Within the hotel, Parisians, travellers, and famous celebrities flock to the legendary Cafe de la Paix which has been serving celebrated guests for over 150 years. The InterContinental Paris le Grand also features a lovely outdoor terrace, a small fitness centre as well as a spa.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 409
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Hotel Scribe Paris Opera *****

The famous historic Hotel Scribe Paris Opera
The famous historic Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Bernard Wee on Flickr

1 Rue Scribe, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 71 24 24

The Hotel Scribe Paris Opera is a historic hotel in Paris famous for hosting the world’s first cinema screening in 1895. Located in the lively 9th arrondissement, the hotel is less than 5 minutes from The Opera Garnier and a block from the Opéra Metro station.

The Hotel Scribe Paris Opera is currently undergoing renovations until Fall 2019.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 357
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Maison Souquet *****

10 Rue de Bruxelles, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 1 48 78 55 55

Formerly a brothel in the early 1900’s, the Maison Souquet is a small boutique hotel located in the Pigalle neighbourhood across from the Moulin Rouge. This all-butler hotel provides guests with their own private on-call butlers who cater to even the most ostentatious requests. The interior of Maison Souquet reflects its seedy history with sensuous decor and a seductive atmosphere.

Maison Souquet has 20 guest rooms, each of which is named after history’s greatest courtesans including Le Castiglione, Liane de Pougy and La Belle Otero. Although there is no full restaurant, guests can enjoy their evenings in the lavish hotel bar known for its creative signature cocktails.  The exclusive spa is the major highlight of the hotel with is its secret pool decorated with a celestial-themed ceiling.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: No

Nightly rates from € 340
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16th Arrondissement

The Peninsula Paris *****

19 Avenue Kléber, 75116, Paris
+33 (0) 1 58 12 28 88

One of the most famous historic hotels in Paris, The Peninsula (previously called Hotel Majestic), opened its doors in 1908 not far from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. Formerly a private palace in the 19th century, The Peninsula has since housed Nazi military commands, hosted the signing of the Paris Peace Accords and served as the UNESCO headquarters. Renowned guests of the hotel include Proust, Stravinsky, Picasso, James Joyce, and George Gershwin.

Fully restored in 2014, the 200 rooms and suites at The Peninsula are among the largest in Paris. Elegantly decorated in classic-chic decor, each room features an array of high-tech tablet-operated gadgets. There are six restaurants and bars within the hotel, the most impressive of which boasts panoramic views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Other amenities include a luxury spa, along with a modern fitness room and a pool featuring a waterfall. The Peninsula also offered chauffeured trips around Paris in its fleet of customized BMWs and Mini Coopers.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 935
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Hotel Raphael *****

17 Avenue Kléber, 75116, Paris
+33 (0) 1 53 64 32 10

Named after Italian painter, Raphael, the Hotel Raphael is located just steps from the Arc de Triomphe. Opened in 1925, the hotel was formerly a private mansion. It’s interior features large rooms, high ceilings, and old world decor. Over the years, the historic Hotel Raphael has catered to many famous clientele such as Walt Disney, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, John Malkovich, and Ingrid Bergman.

There are 47 rooms and 36 suites within the hotel, each of which harmoniously combines original features with modern amenities. Many rooms are interconnected, perfect for families or groups and some offer views of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. The highlight of the hotel is its fabulous rooftop terrace overlooking the Paris skyline. Renovated in 2018, Hotel Raphael is one of the most elite spots in the city. The terrace is open for dinner and drinks from May through September, and during the winter months, guests can enjoy dining in the lavish main floor dining room.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 306
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Saint James Paris

The famous Saint James Paris hotel
The famous Saint James Paris hotel by Charlotte Chen on Flickr

5 Place du Chancelier Adenauer, 75116, Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 05 81 81

The only château-hotel in the city, Saint James Paris, is located in a residential neighbourhood in the 16th arrondissement.  Built in 1892, the property is also a members-only club which operates as a hotel for its members and outside guests. Both the interior and exterior of the château are equally as impressive having combined eclectic decorative elements along with marvellous historic features.

Within the hotel, there are 49 guest rooms, each stylishly decorated in rich tones, plush fabrics and animal print carpeting. Amenities at Saint James Paris include a fantastic one-star Michelin restaurant, a luxurious library-themed bar, a Moroccan themed spa, as well as a swanky fitness center.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Nightly rates from € 380
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