Romantic Places to Stay in Paris

by olivia hoffman


The City of Love is named so for the magnetic energy that reverberates through the cobblestone streets; for the gorgeous nature that is found in the parks and gardens; for the seductive smell that wafts out of the boulangeries. The City of Love is not only renowned for its influence upon romantic lovers, but for its inspirational ability to make anyone appreciate and celebrate life.


On a trip to Paris, the best way to maximize on romance is to immerse yourself in the charm of the city during the day, then retreat to a serene home away from home for daytime breaks and tranquil nights. Whether you prefer a home base on the Left Bank or the Right Bank, our roundup of some of the most romantic hotels in Paris will ensure those restful moments can be enjoyed to their fullest.

The Left Bank

Hotel Recamier

Hidden in a quiet corner of Place Saint Sulpice, Hôtel Recamier is one of the most secluded spots in a central location, minutes away from the magnificent Luxembourg Gardens. Boasting exquisite décor, collector’s items, and signature aromas, the hotel crafts an opulently intimate mood with its mindful attention to detail.

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Hotel Lutetia

A landmark of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Hotel Lutetia is the only hotel on the Left Bank with the luxurious Palace title. The interior of this leading design hotel has been carefully restored and reinvented to achieve a masterpiece bridging together Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Meriting its acclaim, the hotel also features two stunning restaurants and a posh cocktail bar inspired by the legendary Josephine Baker who regularly performed at this fine establishment.

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Hôtel des Saints Pères

A gorgeous 17th century classical façade conceals the charming Hôtel des Saints Pères. Each of the 38 rooms is individually decorated with antique furniture, authentic artworks, and carefully selected fabrics. Most rooms face a tranquil green patio, muting the buzz of the delightful shopping neighborhood near the Bon Marché. They also feature two rooms specifically made for people with reduced mobility.

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Hôtel Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas, author of The Count of Monte Cristo, is one of the most important 19th century French writers. A man who embraced adventure and travel, the hotel is meant to represent what this great thinker’s home may have looked like had he been working today, inviting guests to get inspired and dream. Enjoy the luxurious and exotic décor throughout the hotel, particularly in the renowned Rhum Bar inspired by the author’s Caribbean routes.  

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Relais Christine

A true symbol of the French art de vivre, the Relais Christine boasts timeless Parisian elegance in a grandiose home away from home. The location of this refined hotel offers guests close proximity to romantic activities such as a stroll along the Seine, a trip to the Musée D’Orsay, then an opportunity to return and unwind in their Guerlain Spa situated in the hotel’s historic caves which date from the 13th century.

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The Right Bank

Hôtel des Grands Boulevards

Hôtel des Grands Boulevards is a sumptuous space featuring 50 bedrooms, a restaurant and a rooftop terrace which the hotel describes as a “hidden Eden.” Built just before the French Revolution, the seducing interior “bridges the gap between romanticism & aristocracy with a gentle nod to the mischievous.” Explore Paris staples like the Palais Garnier and Galeries Lafayette nearby.

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Hôtel San Régis

Former hôtel particulier (private mansion) Hôtel San Régis is now one of Paris’ most exclusive addresses in the 8th Arrondissement while still preserving the atmosphere of a luxurious family home. Here you can achieve every Francophile’s dream to indulge in a croissant and coffee with a view of the Eiffel Tower before venturing on a shopping spree down the Champs-Elysées and Avenue Montaigne.

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Pavillon de la Reine

A hotel fit for a queen, the Pavillon de la Reine is nestled in the royally charming Place des Vosges in the Marais neighborhood. This luxurious hotel is surrounded by shaded gardens and ideally located in the fabulous shopping district with nearby access to museums like Musée de Picasso and the recently reopened Musée Carnavalet.

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Hôtel le Bristol Paris

This iconic Parisian address is très très chic. The Hôtel le Bristol was the first French hotel to receive the title of Palace, and provides luxury, comfort, and beauty. With outdoor treasures such as a lush courtyard garden described as “a jewel of serenity,” the hotel also features an iconic rooftop swimming pool to top it off.

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Hôtel Particulier Montmartre

This small, private hotel used to be home to the Hermès family and is located in the artistic neighborhood of Montmartre. Appropriately referred to as “a countryside in the heart of Paris,” Hôtel Particulier Montmartre is home to the largest hotel garden in the capital. This serene haven of greenery with a restaurant and cocktail bar in the iconic neighborhood of the famed Sacre Coeur is an excellent option for esteemed epicureans.

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