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What better way to truly experience Paris than to stay in a hotel with an incredible view? The very best views in the City of Lights include the Eiffel Tower, of course. The good news is that you’ll have quite a few options whether you’re looking to splurge a little or a lot. In Paris, if you’ve got money to burn there are practically an endless number of luxurious ways to spend it.
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A five-star property located on prestigious Avenue Montaigne renowned for Parisian Haute Couture, Plaza Athenee is only steps away from the River Seine and the Eiffel Tower. Its Classic Eiffel Suites are typical of 19th-century Paris and provide jaw-dropping views of the city’s most iconic landmark. Suite 750 is a duplex apartment with a terrace that has unrivaled views of the city, including the majestic Iron Lady. Guests can also enjoy dining at five restaurants and a bar, each with a different atmosphere, while the property’s Dior Institute offers an extensive selection of body treatments and facials.
Shangri-La is one of the most recognizable names in worldwide luxury. Paris’ Shangri-La Hotel features an idyllic location with fabulous views along the Seine. It was once the palace of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte, built for the Parisian elite. Guests enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower along with an elegant interior with murals, bronze wall reliefs and mosaics made of gold and bronze. Two Michelin-starred restaurants are located onsite, L’Abeille and Shang Palace, and you’ll be able to walk to popular attractions nearby like the Museum of Modern Art and Palais Galleria.
This posh five-star property housed within an 1858 mansion is nestled between Avenue George V and Montaigne, just 20 walking minutes away from the Eiffel Tower. A quintessence of Parisian elegance, the hotel not offers incredible views that include the Eiffel Tower but a host of upscale amenities and numerous attractions nearby including designer shopping at places like Cartier, Gucci and Chanel. It hosts a private movie-screening room and a great onsite restaurant that services classic French dishes with an Asian twist as well.
Hotel Raphael offers another iconic Paris hotel room view which includes both the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. A five-star hotel, it opened its doors in the 1920s and is just a few blocks from popular museums in Paris and some of the top fashion boutiques in the city. It features a wonderful rooftop terrace on the top floor that provides unparalleled views over Paris. The “17” bar and lounge offers afternoon tea as well as being a great place to sip a refreshing cocktail, and its upscale restaurant serves a French lunch and dinner menu. Some rooms have a private terrace with views of the Eiffel Tower for dining alfresco with a fantastic tower view. All are extraordinarily spacious for this city and include lavish decor and high ceilings with nearly equally tall windows.
Just seven minutes from the Tower is the Napoleon Paris, a hotel with such romantic history that it makes for an especially idyllic couples’ retreat. A classic spot for lovers in the City of Love, it’s within walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe which can be seen from its gorgeous terrace. Guests can enjoy a menu of body and beauty treatments at the spa which also includes a seventh-floor fitness center with cardio machines for a workout while taking in endless views of Paris rooftops. Rooms are lavishly decorated in classic Empire-inspired style, some feature canopy beds.
This authentic Parisian boutique offers an elegant space that’s only a 15-minutes walk from the Eiffel Tower. Eco-friendly, it boasts original engravings by Picasso and Matisse and opulent rooms with a distinctly French flavor. Many include balconies – book the Eiffel suite if you want to gaze out at the beauty of the tower from your room. The top suites even include a whirlpool tub. Look forward to champagne-tasting events at the city’s first-ever Champagne bar, which includes 240 different types of Champagne and wine.
Located in the heart of Paris in one of the most desirable residential areas of the city, this hotel sits in a renovated, historical building only steps away from the Eiffel Tower. It boasts what may be the very best view of the tower up close and is a true architectural treasure. The central location means you’ll be within walking distance of many of the city’s top sights, including the Army Museum and the Bir-Hakeim Metro Station, which leads directly to the Arc de Triomphe. It features self-contained apartments with high ceilings, fireplaces, balconies and pretty much all the comforts of home, including fully-equipped kitchens with a coffeemaker, toaster and dishwasher as well as a washing machine and dryer. Free Wi-Fi access is provided as well as satellite Television and a Blu-Ray player.
Built in the 19th-century and purchased by French writer Honoré de Balzac in 1846, Balzac lived here for four years before he died and today it’s still filled with his works. The property has remained in the style of the period, with most suites extra-spacious, featuring a living room and dining room. On the top floor are the Presidential Suite and the Royal Suite which offer jaw-dropping views over the Eiffel Tower and the entire city. The Presidential Suite features a terrace for enjoying the capital all lit up after dark. Guests can also look forward to the sumptuous French cuisine of acclaimed three Michelin-star head chef, Pierre Gagnaire and browsing high-end boutiques nearby along Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George.