Taking in views of Paris’ famed Eiffel Tower is on most people’s travel wishlists. Originally built as a temporary installation for the 1889 World Fair, this magnificent iron tower quickly became the city’s most iconic landmark and today it continues to be one of the top reasons why people visit the French capital.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the best Paris hotels to enjoy splendid views of the Eiffel Tower from a unique vantage point.
The Peninsula Paris
The Peninsula Paris
Exceptional views of the famous French landmark can be admired from The Peninsula, a grandiose 5-star hotel in an enviable location for enjoying all that Paris has to offer. Behind its stunning Art Nouveau facade, the luxurious interiors are characterized by an enchanting blend of authentic splendour, comfort and tranquillity, with an imposing central staircase and a series of beautiful crystal leaves suspended in the lobby. Rooms exude comfort and luxury, with elegant touches of dark wood and splendid marble bathrooms. Seven restaurants and bars offer an eclectic mix of dining experiences to guests, who can also relax at the hotel’s exclusive spa and indoor pool.
19 Avenue Kléber I paris.peninsula.com
Hôtel San Régis
Hôtel San Régis
The San Régis has an exclusive address on a quiet street in the heart of the buzzing Golden Triangle, with the exclusive boutiques of the Champs-Elysées right on its doorstep. The Eiffel Tower is a leisurely 20-minute stroll away, but guests can admire it from the private terraces of the Deluxe Junior suites. Originally a private estate, the San Régis opened its doors as a hotel in 1923 and quickly became a favourite of the fashion industry, drawing an impressive crowd of designers, models and movie stars. Nowadays guests can bed down in elegantly furnished rooms and enjoy the many amenities provided by the hotel, including a delightful restaurant that resembles a romantic winter garden and a cosy bar and tea room.
12 rue Jean Goujon I hotel-sanregis.fr
Hotel Balzac is a beautiful 5-star establishment named after the great French novelist who spent his final days here. The hotel is centrally located near the Champs Élysées and offers some of the most enchanting views of the Eiffel Tower and the city’s skyline. Guest rooms are richly decorated with fine fabrics, bright colours, contemporary pieces, and boast fine marble bathrooms. One of the hotel’s biggest draws is the restaurant of three-Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire, who delights guests’ palates with his exquisite French cuisine. There is also a lovely glass-roofed lounge bar with comfy velvet sofas and an excellent cocktail list.
6 Rue Balzac I hotelbalzac.com
Hotel Le Walt Paris
Hotel Le Walt Paris
Le Walt is a refined 4-star hotel in a prime position between the Champ-de-Mars and the Esplanade des Invalides. Rooms on the top floors enjoy spectacular views over the glorious Eiffel Tower, which is within walking distance from the hotel. The décor draws inspiration from the world of art, with both common areas and guest rooms gracefully adorned with reproductions of the greatest paintings of all time. Rooms are cosy, yet theatrical, boasting warm tones, luxurious finishings and large paintings above the bed. Breakfast is served in a delightful hall or in the garden, then drinks and light snacks are available throughout the day at The Walt Bar. Guests can also book a variety of massages to be enjoyed in the privacy of their room.
37 Avenue de la Motte-Picquet I lewaltparis.com
Centrally located in the 16th arrondissement and only minutes from the Eiffel Tower, the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel offers some of the best views of the iconic “Iron Lady”. Once the royal residence of Napoléon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte, the hotel retains the grandeur of its illustrious past and draws inspiration from the previous owner’s love for Botanics and geography, as seen in the exquisite designs on the lobby ceiling and the unique spirits and cocktails served at the hotel’s bar, the Botaniste. Rooms and suites boast a chic mix of European Empire style and Asian touches, and guests can also enjoy three gourmet restaurants managed by Michelin-starred Chef Christophe Moret, a seasonal terrace and a superb spa offering exclusive beauty treatments, fitness facilities and an indoor pool.
10 Avenue d’Iéna I shangri-la.com
Located in the heart of Paris's Golden Triangle, the five-star Hotel Montaigne is the epitome of an elegant and sophisticated city hotel. The glamorous interiors designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon mix soft tones, marbles and nods to the theatre world, with black and white photos of actors and stars on the walls. The hotel offers several chic and comfortable rooms, with some opening onto a private terrace. Guests can also book a selection of beauty treatments in the comfort and privacy of their room. Open from breakfast to dinner, L’Entracte’s restaurant serves a selection of exquisite dishes and is particularly famous for its steak tartar, while the lounge bar provides a cosy and relaxed setting for drinks and light meals.
6 Avenue Montaigne I montaigne-hotel.com
Set in a magnificent 19th-century Haussmann building near the Champs-Élysées, Splendid Étoile is a luxurious 4-star hotel that provides gorgeous views of the Arc de Triomphe, as well as fabulous sights of the Eiffel Tower from its Suites. Rooms are fresh and bright, with a contemporary design and delicate tones accented by splashes of colour. French delights with a modern twist fill the menu of the Pré Carré restaurant, while the on-site bar serves exquisite cocktails from the afternoon to late in the night. What’s more, guests at Splendid Etoile enjoy complimentary access to the spa and fitness centre of the Rochester Hotel, located just 15 minutes’ walk away.
1 Avenue Carnot I hsplendid.com
La Bourdonnais is a 4-star boutique hotel named after the 18th-century French naval commander Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, whose adventures are the inspiration behind the hotel’s unique décor. Its central location in the Faubourg Saint Germain district puts the Eiffel Tower within easy strolling distance, offering guests excellent views from the top floors. The communal areas are furnished with antique globes, books and various travel-related memorabilia, while the generously-sized rooms feature warm colour palettes, floor-to-ceiling windows and exclusive complimentary products. A typically French breakfast buffet is put on every morning at the exotic Le Gloster Bar, which also serves innovative cocktails and premium spirits throughout the day.
111–113 Avenue de la Bourdonnais I hotellabourdonnais.com