Paris Insiders Guide to 7 Luxurious, 5-Star Hotels

On a fashionable stretch of Rue St-Honoré, between Place Vendôme and the Jardin des Tuileries, lies a magical corridor with some of the most desirable hotels in the world.

These hotels are either inside that corridor or scattered along either side of an arc that runs along Rue St-Honoré and then loops down towards Avenue des Champs Elysées. You might think of it as a golden arch. (Take a look at our map to the 5-star hotels of Paris »)

It is in these seven hotels that guests are transported from the bustling streets of Paris to leafy courtyard gardens, Michelin-starred dining experiences, lavish spas and…well, the lap of luxury.

In this guide to seven of the very best 5 Star Hotels in Paris, we present to you the crême de la crême of the city that invented the concept of luxury accommodations and remains the world leader.

1. George V Hotel

George V Hotel Paris

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8th Arrondissement

With its timeless elegance, its faultless service, the George V remains one of the top 5-star hotels Paris.

Located in an 8-storey historic building , "Le Cinq" has 244 luxury rooms with an extensive art collection scattered around the hotel.

The Four Season George V Hotel
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2. Hotel du Louvre

Hotel du Louvre Paris France

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1st Arrondissement

The grande dame of luxurious 5-Star hotels in Paris, the Hotel du Louvre was built in the 1850s, when Paris was expanding and blooming, and was anointed with five stars in 1887, the first hotel to hold that honour.

Even today the Hotel du Louvre retains its elegance and uncommon luxury.

Hotel du Louvre
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3. Hotel Lancaster

Hotel Lancaster Paris

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8th Arrondissement

Although very near the most famous Champs Elysées, Hotel Lancaster is located on the quiet Rue Berri.

Set in a handsome 19th-century townhouse, this first-class hotel has an atmosphere more like a private home than a grand hostelry, with personalized service to match.

Hotel Lancaster Paris
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4. Hotel Plaza Athénée

Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris

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8th Arrondissement

Choose between two different styles — Louis XVI and Regency style on the first six floors, or Art Deco on the top two floors.

Plaza Athenée trivia — the last episode of Sex and the City was filmed here. They say that the hotel spends more money on flowers for their lavish bouquet arrangements than for electricity!

5. Regina Hotel Paris

Regina Hotel Paris

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1st Arrondissement

Facing the Musée du Louvre, overlooking the Tuileries Gardens, and a short walk from the Orsay Museum, the Regina Hotel possibly has one of the best locations of all the 5-Star hotels in Paris.

6. Hotel de Crillon

Hotel de Crillon Paris

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8th Arrondissement

At the crossroads of history, art and fashion, is the Hotel de Crillon Paris.

It started life as a private mansion and is now one of the most famous 5-star hotels in Paris, in one of the most famous locations in the city — Place de la Concorde at the foot of the Champs-Elysêes and opening onto the Jardin des Tuileries.

7. Hotel Bristol

Hotel Bristol Paris

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8th Arrondissement

Practically across the street from the Palais de l'Elysée presidential palace, Le Bristol presents manicured French gardens in surprisingly large and sunny interior courtyard.

You'll also find Eric Frechon's superb 3-star restaurant, a stylish bar, a spa with a Turkish bath, and even include a rooftop pool with a view of Paris!

Map to the 5-Star Hotels

Use our handy map to to find your way as your explore the Golden Arch and these seven superb hotels are located.

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