Hotel Plaza Athenee Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Nothing says romance like a view of the Eiffel Tower from your luxurious suite, and that's just what you get at the iconic Hotel Plaza Athenne. The world-renowned luxury hotel -- a part of the Dorchester Collection -- is synonymous with Parisian elegance and good taste, and is the perfect spot for a romantic jaunt to gay Paree! The 146 rooms and 45 suites are decorated in classic Art Deco style -- picture draped curtains, gilded wall panels, and crystal chandeliers -- with modern touches like flat-screen TVs and marble baths. And the top-notch Dior Institute spa features tons of couples treatments. Finish the day with a romantic meal at one of the six distinct restaurants. Though Hotel Le Bristol comes at a close second, Hotel Plaza Athenee surpasses it with it's uber-luxe rooms and it's outstanding views.
Hotel Le Bristol Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Hotel Le Bristol opened its doors in 1925 during the Roaring Twenties, and today it upholds its reputation as one of the most luxe -- and most romantic -- hotels in Paris. Everything from the marble lobby to the gorgeous three-Michelin-star restaurant is upscale and elegant -- including the hotel's coveted address on one of the most high-end shopping streets in Paris. Not only does feature a sexy, sunlit indoor pool (a pool at all is a rare find in Paris), but there's also a lovely spa with three floors, including a Turkish bath and multiple treatment rooms. And though the rooms can't rival those at Plaza Athenee, they are elegant -- with antique-like furniture and marble bathrooms. Some suites even have french doors that open up onto small balconies.
Saint James Paris Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This luxurious boutique is a great spot for those looking for a quiet, romantic retreat while still being close to the major sights of Paris. With a sweeping private entrance surrounded by verdant green lawns and an impressive fountain, the upscale Saint James is a rare find in Paris -- in fact, the 19th century manor is considered the only chateau-hotel in the city. The 48 rooms and suites are large by Paris standards, and are over-the-top lavish, with plus fabrics, gilded headboards, and crystal chandeliers. Bxcellent romantic features include the luxurious spa, with treatment rooms and steam rooms, and the terrace -- a beautiful spot for lunch on a nice summer day. The spa may be a bit smaller than those at Plaza Athenee and Hotel Le Bristol, though.
Pavillon de la Reine Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Located in the upscale, historic Place de Vosges -- the oldest planned square in Paris, built by Henri IV starting in 1605 -- the Pavillon de la Reine embodies a quintessentially Parisian elegance and charm. Each of its 53 rooms is uniquely decorated in a style that ranges from classic French (four-poster beds and toile wallpaper) to contemporary (tufted, upholstered headboards in bright hues) and some rooms feature Juliette balconies that overlook the lovely topiary- and ivy-clad grounds. Every room comes with the same high-end amenities, including flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, with the highlight being the spacious and modern marble bathrooms. There's no restaurant but the hotel features a wonderful, romantic spa by Carita Paris with exclusive treatments.
Hidden Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Hidden Hotel -- as its name suggests -- is tucked away on a quaint side street within walking distance to L'Arc de Triomphe and the Charles de Gualle metro station. The intimate hotel has only 23 rooms, and incorporates handmade craftsmanship and natural materials that give it a contemporary and Zen-like vibe. Room types come in different levels (some include balconies and terraces) and are small in size, but functional. Beds -- dressed in organic cottons, of course -- are canopy style, and bathrooms have an open design with granite finishes and rainfall showerheads (some have big soaking tubs). Though breakfast has a fee, it is a healthy spread using local ingredients. In the evenings, the cozy bar is a great spot for pre-dinner drinks and appetizers, and during the day a barista serves up delicious cappuccino (and other coffee treats) in the chic setting.