Take a look at the best luxury hotels in 9th Arrondissement (Opera Garnier).
A former brothel across from the Moulin Rouge, Maison Souquet evokes the debaucherous history of Belle Epoque Paris. Stepping inside transports you to turn-of-the-century Montmartre, where ladies of the night waited for high society men to greet them in their boudoirs. Each area of Maison Souquet makes reference to its pleasure house history, and while the setting is always PG-rated, it certainly won't suit all tastes. Private butlers attend to each of the hotel’s 20 guest rooms, which feature sensuous, over-the-top decor and luxe amenities. The hotel’s surrounding neighborhood, Pigalle, can be a little seedy at night; travelers looking for a posh hood may prefer Hotel Da Vinci & Spa, located in St-Germain-des-Pres.
Les 3 Chambres is a gorgeous, upper-middle-range bed-and-breakfast in Paris's 9th Arrondissement. The miniature three-room property, housed in a 19th century building, has designer decor and a curated mix of details that oozes charm. Rooms are decked out with ultra-luxe furnishings, Nespresso machines, and iPod docks. High-end Aesop toiletries are stocked in the sleek bathrooms, but narrow stall showers are a down point. An excellent breakfast spread is served daily, and guests say the host is helpful and welcoming, although strict rules such as no food in rooms may be a deterrent for some. Another similar property to consider could be the Hotel Sacha by HappyCulture, which has similar decor and a slightly lower rate, but neither property is ideal for families with small children or business travelers requiring more flexibility and amenities.
The boutique Hotel R de Paris offers an upscale Right Bank location between the Opera, Pigalle, and Montmartre districts. The 41 chic rooms feature plush beds, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs, but some rooms are small (though not by Parisian standards). The hotel serves a generous breakfast buffet (for a fee), and has a steam room and sauna. The R de Paris is a good choice for travelers who want a stylish but not overly lavish and expensive hotel in a central location. Guests may also want to consider nearby Secret de Paris, which has stylish, artsy rooms at a similar price point.
The 29-room Hôtel Design Secret de Paris is an upscale boutique with Paris-themed interiors, located off the tourist trail -- but on the outskirts of the Pigalle nightlife hub. Rooms are geared towards romancing couples, with adjustable mood lighting and tubs for two, but some might be a bit too cozy (read: small) even for the loved-up. Rates are what you'd expect for Paris, and you get plenty of extras for your euros (sauna, steam room, fitness center), but for somewhere a little less gimmicky, try the similarly-priced Le Grey Hotel on the same road.
The 33-room Hotel De Nell is a luxury property in the 9th Arrondissement, about a 15-minute walk to the Palais Garnier Opera House. Common areas are chic and modern, with Japanese-inspired decor, a lobby bar and lounge, a standout restaurant and bar, and two massage treatment rooms -- but there's no fitness center, sauna, or pool. Minimalist rooms are spacious for Paris and include open-plan bathrooms with rainfall showerheads or rectangular marble tubs. Amenities include minibars, Bluetooth speakers, 38-inch LCD TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Guests rave about the personalized service, which also includes 24-hour room service. Travelers might want to also consider Castille Paris, which is close to the luxury shopping street Rue Saint Honore.
This upper-middle-range property delivers modern style in a traditional Parisian building. There are 17 apartments and studios, each with a chic bedroom and bathroom, and a small but smart kitchenette equipped with all the cooking equipment guests might need. It doesn’t have a restaurant or fitness center, but for travelers who like to do their own thing, Residence Nell is a stylish place to do it -- and in a central location. It’s particularly popular with families as the apartments are a practical choice for those on vacation with kids.
Le Grey Hotel is a stylish, upscale 33-room boutique hotel set on a quiet street in Paris' 9th arrondissement. The (in)famous Moulin Rouge is just over five minutes away on foot, while nearby metro stations connect to the rest of the French capital. There's a choice of breakfast services, but neither is included in the rate. Rooms are smart and very modern, with some featuring small outside areas. Those seeking a fitness center and wellness facilities should compare rates with the nearby Hotel R de Paris, while those with a bit more room in the budget might prefer the Maison Athenee, which is within easier walking distance of popular sights such as the Louvre.
Full of romantic and whimsical details, Les Plumes is an upscale boutique hotel with a theme of great writer romances. Many of the 35 rooms have playful details and 19th-century accents. Suites are named after specific scribes, such as Victor Hugo, and have claw-foot bathtubs. All rooms include minibars, safes, and flat-screen TVs. The common areas are equally atmospheric, with hallway doors resembling bookshelves; a little courtyard provides a small urban oasis. As with many small Parisian properties, features are fairly limited aside from breakfast service (for a fee) and free Wi-Fi. But the location is excellent, a 15-minute walk to the Palais Garnier Opera House and luxe shopping. Travelers should also check out the nearby Meyerhold Hotel & Spa, which has a few more amenities and a modern design for similar rates.
Situated in a former bank building, the 91-room Hotel Banke is an elegant luxury property conveniently located in the heart of Paris' Opera District, close to several attractions and well serviced by public transportation. The hotel features a beautiful lobby and a stylish restaurant and bar. Entry-level rooms are chic, with wood floors, minibars, and marble bathrooms, though they can be small. Suites offer more space and some have added features like original marble fireplaces, large baths, and custom-made furnishings. The hotel has a fitness area, but it's tiny and equipped with only a couple of machines, and though Wi-Fi is free, some guests complain that it's slow. Travelers could also consider the Castille Paris, a luxury option slightly closer to major attractions (two blocks from Tuileries Gardens), but decor is more subdued.
It’s almost all about eclectic design at this upscale hotel, which is housed in a pretty Haussmann-style building in the 9th Arrondissement. There’s Parisian charm and character in abundance, but with a modern industrial twist. The 66 rooms have stylish decor and comfy beds, plus extras like high-end bath products and free Wi-Fi (though it's spotty). Palais Garnier is within walking distance, as is the Gare du Nord. Rates are good for a four-pearl hotel and reflect the 9th Arrondissement location; guests won’t find many hotels of this quality nearby for the price. However, there’s a lack of facilities -- no spa or fitness center -- compared to its competitors. Alternatively, the nearby Hotel R de Paris adds a hammam and small fitness center, though you'll shell out far more.
The Hotel Scribe Paris is an upscale Haussmannian-style property dating back to the 19th century with an impressive cultural and historical heritage. Its 9th arrondissement location puts visitors in the bustling heart of the capital, with Metro stops a short walk away. A fine-dining restaurant, chic vintage cocktail bar, and traditional tea room add to the timeless elegance of the hotel. The rooms, however, can feel a little lackluster in comparison and are typically on the small side. For a similar luxurious vibe at more reasonable rates -- though with less history -- check out the nearby Hôtel Westminster.
Housed in a 19th-century Haussmann-style building, the W Paris is chic, hip, and luxurious. It's in the conveniently close to many of the Right Bank's best-known attractions, including the Palais Garnier, home of the Paris Opera. The 91 rooms are modern but can be small, dark, and a bit quirky, with minimalist decor and open-plan bathrooms. Features include a 24-hour gym, an on-site nightclub, and a trendy restaurant. For a youthful vibe with a more authentic Parisian feel, consider the lovely and slightly cheaper Hotel De Nell nearby instead.
The 44-room Hotel Pulitzer is a chic and sophisticated -- but still cozy -- boutique hotel, conveniently located in Paris’s 9th arrondissement, within walking distance of the Grands Boulevards and other popular tourist attractions. Rooms are small but clean and beautifully designed with a 1950s industrial-chic vibe, and the bathrooms are dark and stylish. Unlike many Paris hotels, the Pulitzer provides spacious and inviting common areas for socializing or working, and even offers a daily happy hour with free wine. A cooked breakfast is available in rooms or common areas, but there's no restaurant for lunch and dinner.
Somewhere between “Sherlock Holmes” and “Austin Powers” lies the inspiration for this upper-middle-range hotel’s kitschy and colorful decor. The 103-room Best Western Premier Opéra Faubourg is a pet-friendly, non-smoking hotel less than two miles (about 15 minutes via Metro) from major Parisian attractions including the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Moulin Rouge. The Opera neighborhood is alive with dining choices from around the globe and ample shopping. Guest rooms, while small, have expected comforts like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. Travelers may also want to compare this with Hotel Eugene en Ville, a smaller property with steampunk-style decor and slightly higher rates.