9 hotels for a romantic break in Paris
Some say French is the most romantic language, France is the most romantic country, and Paris the most romantic city. So now you know where to take your other half on a loved-up trip for two.
Paris is known by many names: the City of Fashion, the City of Cabaret, and the City of Light. But above all, Paris is the City of Love. So it stands to reason that there’s no better place to take your sweetheart on a romantic trip than the French capital.
While there you can indulge in some shopping, enjoy some fabulous cuisine and treat yourself to a little extra luxury. But whatever you do, be sure to take a look at these romantic hotels, perfect for your sojourn for two in Paris.
Boutique hotels in Paris
1. Relais Christine
Relais Christine is a 5-star boutique hotel, which can be found just a short stroll from the Notre Dame. The hotel is housed in a mansion dating back to the 1600s and has retained the style of the era.
The location is ideal for a short break, as when it comes to trendy restaurants and cafés, you’ll find everything you need in the near vicinity.
And should you wish to cosy up in the comfort of this luxurious locale, you have free access to the spa facilities, complete with a whirlpool bath and sauna, without having to pay extra. A variety of spa treatments is also available for a surcharge, of course.
Choose a room with direct access to the gardens, or perhaps one with a private balcony for an intimate breakfast.
Tip: Want to know the etiquette surrounding leaving a gratuity in French hotels? Check out our post on How to tip in France.
2. Nolinski Paris
Nolinski Paris is another 5-star option in the French capital. It’s only 500 metres from the Tuileries Garden and equally as close to the shopping precinct of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
In the garden you can stroll hand-in-hand down the tree-lined avenue between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde.
Treat yourselves at the spa, which has a pool, sauna, Turkish bath and massage room, before heading for a romantic dinner at the hotel restaurant. You could also dine out at the nearby gourmet restaurant, Palais Royal, which boasts a Michelin star.
Romantic luxury in Paris
Only the best is good enough for the one you love, and there’s plenty of luxury for you when on a romantic trip to Paris.
3. The Peninsula Paris Hotel
The Peninsula Paris hotel can be found in the heart of the city, just off Avenue des Champs-Élysées and only 400 metres from the Arc de Triomphe.
With a chic design inspired by Haute Couture, this exclusive hotel has 200 rooms and 86 suites.
Amongst other facilities, this hotel has a spa, and a restaurant on the roof where you can enjoy 360° views of Paris. You can also relax by the 22 metre-long pool.
All rooms are embellished with works of art and elegant furniture, and have spacious walk-in wardrobes.
4. Maison Albar Hotel Paris Le Pont Neuf
Maison Albar Hotel Paris Le Pont Neuf offers you the chance of an extra-luxurious getaway to Paris.
This contemporary boutique hotel promises a tailor-made, 5-star experience, so feel free to ask the staff for any magic touches to make your romantic weekend that bit more special.
This Art Deco-style hotel has bespoke furnishings in the rooms, amazing views of Paris and an unbeatable location in Les Halles. And as with most other luxury hotels, there is a spa with treatments available, as well as a pool.
Don’t forget to try out the hotel’s restaurant, Odette, which has a casual feel but presents guests with sophisticated, locally and market-sourced dishes.
5. Le Bristol Paris
Le Bristol Paris has 1,200 square metres of traditional French gardens, a rooftop pool overlooking the Eiffel Tower, and a variety of signature suites with spectacular terraces and balconies. The award-winning Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie is also a part of this Parisian beauty.
All of the spacious, elegant rooms are uniquely furnished and some even have pieces in the Louis XV or Louis XVI style.
Romance on a Budget in Paris
As long as you’re together, nothing else matters, right? If you’re coming to Paris on a budget, then you might prefer to book a room at one of these hotels offering fantastic value for money:
6. Hotel Fontaines du Luxembourg
Hotel Fontaines du Luxembourg‘s location is absolutely top-notch, with only a stretch of 50 metres to cover before reaching the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue de Champs Élysées.
The neighbourhood dates back to the Napoleonic era and is located near the Luxembourg Gardens. In the 1700s it was home to the king’s stablemen, and the poet Paul-Marie Verlaine spent his final years here towards the end of the 1800s.
7. Mob Hotel
Mob Hotel Paris les Puces is a veritable home away from home. The hotel is located in the north of the city, not far from Paris’s biggest jumble sale and the Moulin Rouge.
The building emanates urban style. Here you’ll find relaxing designer rooms, a trendy music bar, an ecological farm-to-table restaurant and a terrace garden full of activity, day and night.
After dark, films are screened here, or there may be readings, barbecue evenings or concerts – perfect for a date night. The hotel also offers two rooftop sunbathing facilities and a vegetable patch during the summer.
Something completely different
Fancy taking a break from the norm and going for something a bit more ‘out-there’? You might have already seen our tips on unique hotels to add to your travel bucket list, or how to live like royalty in a castle hotel, but here are a few hotels in Paris with a difference for your romantic break:
8. Maison Souquet
Maison Souquet takes you to back to La Belle Époque in the Montmartre area of Paris. The building dates back to the period from the late 1800s up until World War I.
La Belle Époque is considered the Golden Age of France, dominated by beauty, invention and peace between neighbouring countries. It was an era when people had the time and opportunity to indulge themselves at so-called “houses of ill repute”, which is what Maison Souquet once was.
So the walls here have borne witness to all sorts of goings-on. Today, the building has been restored to its original interior style, although the indoor activities are now quite different!
9. Hôtel Les 3 Poussins
Hôtel Les 3 Poussins is a charming oasis just by the Sacré-Cœur, Opéra Garnier, and Gare du Nord. All the rooms are unique, painted in warm colours and decorated with illustrations portraying the Parisian lifestyle of the hotel’s “trois Poussins”, or three chickens.
The hotel is situated in the middle of all the action, so whether you’re seeking entertainment, cuisine or shopping, you’ll have everything at your doorstep or just a few minutes by metro, including many of Paris’s greatest sights and landmarks.
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