The City of Love is well-known for its walkability. The ability to stroll with ease through green parks, over historic bridges, and past Gothic architecture (and maybe into a cafe for a croissant or two) is a major perk. But Paris is also a sprawling metropolis, and it may be tempting to stay on the outskirts and depend on public transportation to shuttle to and from the sights. We say, forget that and upgrade to one of these nine hand-picked hotels that are within a 15-minute walk from their front doors to the base of the Eiffel Tower. Strap on your Louboutin stilettos and be prepared to look tres chic in all your Eiffel Tower selfies; you'll be there in no time, without breaking a sweat.
Hotel Le Walt is a 14-minute walk to the Eiffel Tower. Beautiful rooms are decorated with enormous replicas of Renaissance oil paintings and some have views of the top of the Eiffel Tower, which are especially compelling at night when the tower is lit up. An outdoor terrace provides covered seating for an afternoon glass of Sancerre.
Hermes toiletries, fresh flowers in the bathrooms, and Juliette balconies off some rooms make the Hotel Le Marquis Eiffel a solidly French pick, just 11 minutes from the Eiffel Tower on foot. The cozy lounge has a fireplace, so it’s especially desirable spot for a wintry Parisian getaway.
Modern gray rooms at Hotel du Cadron are accented with pops of neon color. An on-site chocolate bar sells macarons, and breakfast is served in an cozy vaulted cellar with exposed brick walls. Take a cappuccino to-go for the 12-minute walk to the Eiffel Tower.
Hotel du Champ de Mars is a boutique hotel that’s easy on the budget. Pleasant rooms are decorated with striped or toile wallpaper and include little touches like candies and French toiletries. Maybe the owners will let you borrow their friendly Spaniel (dogs are the ultimate Parisian accessory) for the 12-minute walk to the Eiffel Tower.
For the true Francophiles with Euros to spend, the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel is everything. It’s just one block, a four-minute walk, from the base of the Eiffel Tower and most guest rooms (and even the fitness center) have at least partial views of the iconic structure, some from balconies. Other perks here include an open-kitchen restaurant and state-of-the-art technology.
Landscape photos of the Eiffel Tower hang over guest beds and are incorporated into bed runners, reminding everyone that the tower is a 14-minute walk from the Derby Eiffel Hotel. The brasserie-style bar and lobby serves wine and espresso. There’s a huge street map of Paris hanging on the wall, so guests can plan their best walking route.
Hotel Jardins d’Eiffel is located on the Left Bank of the Seine, a picturesque 13-minute walk to the Eiffel Tower. Privilege Rooms have both bathtubs and views of the tower from private balconies. We love the pretty indoor lounge and small outdoor patio, plus the curated selection of French wines.
If you’re planning on incorporating a visit to the Eiffel Tower (nine minutes away) with time spent at a mosaic-tiled pool, dining at two on-site Michelin-star restaurants, or pretending to be Marie Antoinette in a luxe suite with a canopy bed and gold fixtures, then you have to book a room at Shangri-La Hotel Paris. There really isn’t any other option.
Boutique Hotel Sezz combines Belle-epoque architecture and a Champagne breakfast buffet for wonderfully French results. Unexpected extras include free access to the steam room in the spa and rubber ducks in the bathrooms. Plan on a 12-minute stroll to the Eiffel Tower.
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