Top 3 romantic hotels in Paris
Welcome to Paris! The City of Light is known for being one of the most romantic cities in the world. So what better place to plan a special trip with your partner? Whether you’re planing your honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary or enjoying a romantic getaway, Paris is the perfect destination! In order to have the best romantic vacation in Paris, you’ll need a dreamy hotel to call home. There are so many beautiful hotels in Paris, but how can you choose the perfect place for your romantic trip?
In this article I’ll be sharing with you the top 3 romantic hotels in Paris. Your hotel should be comfortable, well-located and preferably have a stunning view of one of Paris’ gorgeous monuments. Whether you prefer classic luxury or a modern and artistic style, you’re sure to fall in love with one of these hotels. Read on to find out my hotel recommendations for the Paris vacation of your dreams.
1. The classic romance: Hotel Balzac
My first choice on the list of the top 3 romantic hotels in Paris is truly a hidden gem. If you dream in black and white and idealize the classic Parisian romance, Hotel Balzac is for you. Located in the glamorous 8th arrondissement, just minutes from the Arc de Triomphe, the Hotel Balzac exudes the sense of Parisian luxury. This hotel is actually a converted Parisian mansion! Legendary French playwright, Honoré de Balzac, for whom the hotel is named, occupied the mansion during the 19th century. This exceptional 69-room boutique hotel has managed to preserve the original charm and elegance; making it an excellent romantic destination.
From the moment you step inside this beautiful five star hotel, you’ll feel as if you’re living your own Parisian fairy tale. The rooms are all slightly different, each with their own unique 19th-century charm. Exquisite chandeliers, rich color schemes, impressive artwork and classical Parisian accents like gold leaf compliment the room’s ornate architecture. Many of the rooms also have an exceptional view of the Eiffel Tower, probably the most romantic view in the world! The Presidential Suite even has a private rooftop terrace with panoramic city vistas, the perfect place to take in a stunning Parisian sunset.
The Hotel Balzac is also home to one of the best restaurants in all of France. Chef Pierre Gagnaire has 3 Michelin stars and showcases his talents at the hotel’s Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire. If you want to experience the best of French fine dining, this is the place to do it! Tuck into their exquisite tasting menu for culinary works of art you’ll never forget.
The elegant romance: Hotel Plaza Athénée
The next up on my list of the top 3 romantic hotels in Paris is the luxurious Plaza Athénée. This hotel is one of Paris’ most famous, and for good reason! Ornate Parisian façades decorated with the Plaza’s iconic red flowers invite you to discover Parisian elegance. The hotel is situated amidst the height of Parisian luxury, on the city’s most prestigious shopping street, Avenue Montaigne. Whether you’re hoping for very own Carrie Bradshaw moment or simply want to enjoy a romantic Parisian vacation, you’ll find that dreams really do come true at the Plaza Athénée.
This hotel is also one of only four establishments in all of France to be officially classified as a palace! And the moment you walk through the grand entrance, you’ll see why. In the lobby as well as throughout the hotel, high ceilings are accentuated by marble accents and ornate fixtures. With a beautiful array of rooms and suites to choose from, you will definitely find your perfect match at the Plaza Athénée. The signature suites are decorated slightly differently, but all of them match the glamour and Haute Couture elegance of the hotel. Stunning vistas of the city and the Eiffel Tower, private balconies, and sumptuous decor await you at the Plaza.
Relax after a long day of sightseeing with a glass of champagne on your balcony and enjoy one of Paris’ most romantic settings. The hotel also has 3 fine dining restaurants, all of which have exquisite offerings from Michelin-starred chefs. There’s even an in-house spa, the Dior Institute which offers a variety of top-notch spa and beauty services for the ultimate relaxation.
The modern romance: Hotel Providence
The final spot on my list of top 3 romantic hotels in Paris goes to the charming Hotel Providence. Hotel Providence is actually a converted Parisian townhouse dating back to 1854! This lovely boutique hotel is located in the middle of Paris’ trendy 10th arrondissement and has been in the same family for 5 generations.
Offering a sense of intimacy and coziness amidst the busy city life, this hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway. Pierre Moissié, a renowned Parisian decorator, designed and furnished each of the hotel’s 18 rooms. All of the rooms are unique, and the decorations perfectly combine opulence and modernity. Artisinal fixtures are coupled with flea market treasures and traditional Parisian accents to create a modern yet romantic atmosphere. For the Parisian romance of your dreams, I recommend their suite. This penthouse room is complete with a private sitting area, an in-room cocktail bar, and a gorgeous Parisian bathtub from which you can enjoy views of Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur.
There’s plenty to explore in the surrounding area, and the quaint café life of the Canal Saint-Martin is just minutes away. If you want a quick and tasty bite to eat, you just have to go downstairs. The hotel restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch, which you can enjoy on their lovely terrace, Parisian style. The city is at your fingertips, and easy to discover from the hotel’s central location. They even provides bikes, so you can explore Paris easily.
So now you know my recommendations for the top 3 romantic hotels in Paris! In my opinion, Paris is the ultimate romantic destination. Because there are so many hotel options, it can be hard to choose the perfect one I hope that this guide has been helpful for you and that you’ve enjoyed discovering these hotels with me. Comment and let us know what your favorite romantic hotel in Paris. And as always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any more information.
See you soon in Paris!