Take a look at the best luxury hotels in 8th Arrondissement (Champs-Elysees).
The 88-room Hotel Le Bristol opened its doors in 1925 during the Roaring Twenties, and today is still one of Paris' best-known luxury hotels. It offers impressive amenities for its small size, including a sunlit indoor pool (a rare find in Paris); a three-Michelin-star restaurant, Epicure; and a lovely spa with three floors featuring a Turkish bath and playroom for kids. Families are welcome in this posh environment: There's a dedicated Children's Programme, and little ones may appreciate the fact that there's a resident cat roaming the hotel. Rooms are elegant, aside from the dated comforters, and vary in size and price. The hotel -- located on one of the most high-end shopping streets in Paris -- is steps to the Hermes flagship store, as well as avenue Montaigne and Champs Elysees.
The smallest hotel in Paris with a “Palace” distinction, La Reserve Paris offers intimacy and luxury in a meticulously restored Hausmannian mansion. Its 40 exquisite, butler-serviced rooms and suites display damask silk wall coverings, oak herringbone parquet, velvet drapes, period artwork, and stunning Carrara marble bathrooms. Other highlights include its Michelin-starred restaurant, cozy library cocktail lounge, and top-notch spa. La Reserve has an enviable location off the Champs Elysees, and travelers who want to paint the town can consult the Clef d’Or concierges for restaurant reservations, opera tickets, and exclusive recommendations. However, all this white-glove service could feel a bit stuffy to some travelers; those seeking luxurious accommodations with a more relaxed atmosphere may prefer Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, which has an excellent location across from the Louvre.
The upscale Hotel Bradford Elysees - Astotel, in the 8th Arrondissement between the Champs Elysees and the Faubourg Saint Honore, is close to several good restaurants, bars, and shops, yet it's calm and quiet, thanks to its location on the quaint Rue St. Phillipe du Roule. Its 50 rooms, some of which have balconies and decorative fireplaces, retain the classic elegance of Haussmann-style details while adding such modern amenities as iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and minibars with free soft drinks. The hotel has an open honor bar in the afternoons, with free soft drinks and snacks. A full breakfast buffet is served every morning for an extra charge. Travelers could also consider the Hotel Le 123 Elysees, another Astotel property, with similar amenities but slightly lower rates.
Location is a huge plus for the upscale Hotel Le 123 Elyees - Astotel -- it's only two blocks from Champs Elysees in the heart of Paris. The hotel is surrounded by fine dining and upscale shops in every direction, and a metro station is only a two-minute walk away. Its 41 rooms are clean and comfortably sized, with excellent amenities that include free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges stocked with free water and soft drinks, safes, coffeemakers, and robes/slippers. There's a bar and an extensive breakfast buffet, but no other meals are served on-site. However, free snacks and soft drinks are offered in the afternoon. Rates are competitive for its central location and category, but there are plenty of similarly priced four-pearl properties nearby, such as the boutique Hotel Mathis Elysees Matignon.
The 208 rooms at the luxury Hotel Plaza Athenee embrace either classic Parisian or glitzy Art Deco style. The Christian Dior-appointed spa, five restaurants overseen by Michelin-star chef Alain Ducasse, and haute couture-inspired event spaces set this Avenue Montaigne property apart from the pack. But it's the small touches -- like fresh orchids throughout the marble interiors, pillow and linen menus, and personalized minibars -- that make the property memorable. Wi-Fi and parking come with hefty fees, and the hotel's exclusive air won't suit all guests. Travelers might want to also check out The Hotel Fouquet's Barriere, on Avenue Georges V, which has free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool.
Le Royal Monceau is a seriously luxe hotel a stone's throw from the Arc de Troimphe. A Philippe Starck renovation -- finished in 2010 -- brought a heady mix of art and design, which extends to every corner of each of the 149 rooms, to this already high-class hotel. Facilities also go above and beyond most five-star standards, from Michelin-star dining to a guitar in every room, to bespoke art collections and a digital 3D theater on-site. Unsurprisingly, rates are eye-wateringly expensive -- probably the highest in Paris -- so this resort is only to be considered by those with very deep pockets.
Located on the Champs Élysées, the Fouquet's Barrière is one of the most famous and exclusive luxury hotels in Paris. It has a slightly modernized Haussmann-style exterior, while interior design combines baroque, surrealist, and classic style elements with contemporary flair. Sophisticated rooms start at 400 square feet, and black marble bathrooms have separate showers and tubs as well as TVs in the mirrors. The extensive features include three restaurants (one Michelin-starred), an upscale spa, and a gorgeous indoor swimming pool. The hotel deserves its five-star status, but this level of luxury comes at a very high price.
Located in one of the most chic neighborhoods in Paris, the Prince de Galles Hotel is luxury property with a well-executed vintage style. Interiors are elegant, blending modern furnishings with Art Deco touches. Its 159 rooms and suites are sleek and refined, and are outfitted with modern comforts like large flat-screen TVs with media centers, Nespresso machines, and marble bathrooms. Higher-category rooms have huge terraces, living rooms, and Eiffel Tower views. The hotel has three restaurants and a bar, including a snazzy Michelin-starred French restaurant. Spa treatments are available and there is an attractive fitness room. The nearby Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris offers more features like a pool and 3D theater, but rates will be higher.
Housed inside an 1858 mansion, the 50-room Hotel Marginan Paris is one of the few privately owned, five-pearl hotels in the City of Lights. Architect Pierre Yovanovitch -- who draws on Nordic, American, and French motifs -- reimagined the space and filled the common areas with swirly, custom-made furniture and hand-picked art pieces. Room design draws from the Scandinavian tradition, with its clean, minimalist lines. Bathrooms are similarly styled with plenty of smooth marble and ceramic surfaces. The hotel's on-site restaurant adds Asian touches to classic French dishes. A private movie-screening room is available, and the hotel's location off the Champs Elysee puts it within easy distance of several top attractions. Travelers seeking a luxury hotel with a more traditional aesthetic should consider the Hotel Lancaster, which is nearby.
This luxury hotel in Paris’ posh 8th Arrondissement merges the tradition of an 18th-century "hotel particulier" with neo-Asian design. On a small, quiet street off the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, famous for designer boutiques and haute couture, the hotel has 56 rooms that embrace an Asian-inspired dark and sexy design ethos with plenty of modern perks. The trendy restaurant continues the French-Asian blend and its bar, Le Qu4tre, is a destination for hotel guests and locals as well. The small fitness center includes and spa with a hammam and massage rooms. For an upscale option with a more overtly historic character, travelers can check out Hotel de l'Abbaye Saint-Germain, which has similar rates in the swank Saint-Germain neighborhood.
The 31-room Hotel Monsieur is an upscale boutique hotel situated in the city’s popular 8th Arrondissement, walking distance to the opera, upscale shops, businesses, and the Gare Saint-Lazare. Like other Paris hotels in this category, it’s compact but makes good use of space. There’s free espresso and an honesty bar in the lobby, a breakfast area where a daily breakfast is served (for an extra fee), and a basement wellness area with a gym, hammam, and couples' treatment room. Rooms, which range from tight doubles to spacious suites, are individually decorated with stylish, high-end decor and theater-inspired details, like rich red velvet drapes. Minibars, flat-screen TVs, and electric kettles come standard. As an alternative, travelers could also consider the New Hotel Roblin La Madeleine, which also has a restaurant but no wellness facilities.
The luxury Hotel Napoleon has 51 rooms and 51 suites, and a restaurant bar and lounge. The spa offers a menu of body and beauty treatments, and massages, and the seventh-floor fitness center offers views of Paris rooftops from the cardio machines. The Art Deco- and Empire-inspired rooms are well-appointed, some with canopy beds and all with fresh flowers and serious Napoleonic art, yet exude coziness. Within walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, and the Charles de Gaulle-Etoile metro station, which connects to lines 1, 2, and 6, and the RER, the location is good for getting around Paris. The La Defense business district is six metro stops away.
Hotel Daniel is an elegant boutique located between the Champs Elysees and Rue du Fauburg Saint-Honore, two of the most famous streets in Paris. With an abundance of silks, rich fabrics, furniture from around the globe, and hand-painted wallpaper, this small property has charm to spare. The 26 rooms are decent-sized for Paris, and come with great amenities including luxurious bathrooms with big soaking tubs and striking antiques. The restaurant is outstanding (but expensive), and service is top-notch, but there’s little in the way of amenities. Extras -- such as valet parking and breakfast -- are quite pricey.
Hotel Mathis is an upscale boutique property with an enviable location in Paris's posh 8th Arrondissement, just one block from the Champs-Elysees. The hotel is suitably swish both inside and out, nowhere more so than its 23 individually styled guest rooms, many of which feature pretty street views. Rooms have comfy beds, air-conditioning, and excellent soundproofing, and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, minibars with free soft drinks, digital safes, and free Wi-Fi, but they lack kettles. Personal and impeccable service also scores highly, though guests will find very little in the way of on-site facilities. The legendary, in-the-know Bar Mathis brings some star quality to what is already a very chi-chi offering. The hotel's charm and level of luxury are comparable to those of the nearby Hotel Daniel, but prices are often better here (though still not cheap).
The Rochester Champs-Elysees Hotel is a sophisticated, upscale property about 10 minutes' walk from its famous, namesake street. The 106-room hotel has a small spa with a Turkish Bath, a British-inspired cocktail bar, and a small gym in a vaulted cellar. Each morning, and until early afternoon, an incredible breakfast buffet is available for a fee. Corporate travelers may appreciate the large business center and meeting room with glass ceiling. Many guest rooms are spacious -- a rare luxury in Paris -- and all have DVD players. While there is plenty of shopping and dining within the immediate area of the hotel, the Saint-Philippe-du-Roule metro station is around the corner for easy access to the rest of the city. As an alternative, the Secret de Paris hotel is pricier but offers rooms with jetted double tubs.