The roofs of Paris, the City of Lights… With its small buildings, Paris has a clear view, something quite rare for a capital city. Don’t miss out on this stunning view; settle down in a hotel where you will be able to enjoy it from the comfort of your room. Here is our own selection of hotels offering the best views over the French capital.
1) Hotel The Peninsula Paris ***** – A 360° View
District: Trocadéro – Passy
View: on the whole capital, the Tour Eiffel, Notre-Dame and Montmartre.
Hôtel The Peninsula
19, avenue Kléber, 75016 Paris
The hausmanian styled The Peninsula, is a big building with castle-like attires. After a few years of work, the establishment reopened its doors in April 2015, for the greatest joy of its regular customers. Between modernity, chic and elegance, The Peninsula is a luxurious place you won’t ever want to leave.
The “Jardin” suite offers a luxurious decoration and a private garden on the roof of the building. From there, you will be able to enjoy a 360° view on the City of Lights.
To enjoy the show a little longer, stop by the restaurant “L’Oiseau Blanc” to have a drink and relax under its glass roof.
What we like: having a car available, depending on your room.
What we love: the terraces on the roof.
2) Hôtel Balzac ***** – An Open Book
District: Champs-Élysées – Madeleine
View: the Eiffel Tower and the roofs of Paris.
6, rue Balzac, 75008 Paris
Built in the 19th century, this house used to be one of the many places the famous French writer Honoré de Balzac used to live in. Nowadays, the building has become a high-end hotel, but has kept its initial baroque style.
The “Royale” suite, located on the top floor, will let you enjoy a stunning view on the Eiffel Tower and the roofs of Paris. The “Présidentielle” suite is also located on the roof and has its own terrace to be able from which you can enjoy the city’s lights, once the sun has set.
What we like: the three-stars restaurant, one of the best of the city.
What we love: being able to privatize the last floor and merge the two suites into a single, bigger one.
3) Le Cinq Codet ***** – Feet in the Water
District: Invalides – Tour Eiffel
View: the Invalides and/or the Eiffel Tower.
5, rue Louis Codet, 75007 Paris
Le Cinq Codet was built in this building from the 30s. Every room offers a modern style, space and comfort as well as the latest technology. All suites have a breathtaking view on the Invalides and/or the Eiffel Tower. To be able to make out the best of your trip, choose the “Supérieur” or “Prestige” suites with their rooftop terraces and private hot tubs.
What we like: the chiefs culinary selections.
What we love: the view on the Invalides and the Tour Eiffel from a hot tub.
4) Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel **** – Another Tower
District: Tour Eiffel
View: the Eiffel Tower
Pullman Tour Eiffel
18, avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris
Located in one of the most prestigious districts of the capital, the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel offers an exceptional setting to make your trip unforgettable. Situated only 300 meters away from the Tour Eiffel, you will be able to look at the most beautiful monuments of Paris, be it by day or by night.
The Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel is a real tower which allows for most floors to have a view on the Eiffel Tower and the entirety of Paris. Depending on the room you are in, you will get a gorgeous view on the garden, the Trocadéro or many other Parisian monuments. The suites are spacious and have their own balconies.
What we like: being able to enjoy a view of the Eiffel Tower from almost every room.
What we love: the opportunity to organize private events in the hotel.
5) Hôtel Splendid Etoile **** – Everything Near
District: Palais des Congrès – Batignolles
View: the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de l’Etoile.
1, avenue Carnot, 75017 Paris
The Champs-Elysées is one of the world’s most beautiful avenues; it is the perfect place for a fantastic trip to Paris. The Splendid Etoile’s rooms offer a refined and sophisticated atmosphere where you can relax after a day spent visiting downtown Paris. Some rooms on the upper floors have their own balcony with a view on the Arc de Triomphe. They all have their own mini-bar and bathroom with a proper bathtub.
If you want to have a meal or a snack, the district is home to many renowned restaurants and breweries. The perfect way to discover more about the world-famous French cuisine.
What we like: the perfect geographic location.
What we love: eating gourmet food at lower prices.
6) Hôtel des 3 Poussins *** – Spread Your Wings
District: Opéra – Haussmann
View: on the roofs of Paris and the Sacré-Coeur.
Hôtel des 3 Poussins
15, rue Clauzel, 75009 Paris
The Hôtel des 3 Poussins is nested in the well-known Quartier Montmartre which looks like a little village isolated in the big city. This 40 rooms hotel brings out the artistic charm of Montmartre with a hint of modernity.
The rooms are bright and spacious with a pastel decoration, which makes them perfect for relaxation. However, to get the best view on Paris, you will have to pick a higher-class room. The “Sacré-Coeur” room will let you admire the famous eponymous French monument.
What we like: being able to enjoy breakfast from the hotel’s terrace.
What we love: the bigger rooms to be able to travel with your entire family.
7) Elysées Ceramic *** – A Comfortable Shelter
District: Champs-Élysées – Madeleine
View: the roofs of Paris and the Arc de Triomphe.
34, avenue de Wagram, 75008 Paris
The Elysées Ceramic settled down on one of the streets leading to the Arc de Triomphe. The facade is situated on the Avenue Wagram while the back of the hotel opens up onto a calm patio that seems to be far from the Parisian turmoil.
To get the best view of Paris, its roofs and the Arc de Triomphe, you will have to ask for a room on the last floor. Up there, it is so quiet that you can hear the birds sing.
Before starting your visit to the capital, come enjoy a buffet breakfast in a bright and large room.
What we like: the patio to take a bowl of fresh hair.
What we love: the nearby transportation network.
8) Libertel Gare du Nord Suede *** – A Special Place
District: Gare du Nord – Gare de l’Est
View: on Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower and the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Libertel Gare du Nord Suede
106, boulevard Magenta, 75010 Paris
Whether you are a traveler or a businessperson, this hotel is made for you. Located just next to Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est and only 35 minutes away from the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, you will be able to come and go visit Paris and the nearby cities as you please.
This recently renovated hotel will let you settle down in comfortable rooms decorated with soft colors.
The “Privilège” room, on the last floor, has its own balcony and a view on Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower, and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Enjoy your breakfast or relax in the evening admiring the best sights Paris has to offer.
What we like: the nearby transportation network.
What we love: the“Privilège” room offering a beautiful view of Paris.
9) Jardins de Montmartre *** – The Four Seasons
View: on the roofs of Paris.
Hôtel des Jardins de Montmartre
131, rue Ordener, 75018 Paris
Do you like culture? How about authenticity and greenery lover? Located in the middle of the Montmartre Area, the hotel “Jardins de Montmartre” is perfect for you. The decoration will have you travel from clover to poppy fields and snowy forests. Among these unique rooms, some of them offer a great view of Paris.
This three-star hotel also offers a service which includes an area where you can buy tickets and maps for a better trip in the French capital.
What we like: getting away from the city’s frenzy.
What we love: being close to one of Paris’s most popular districts.
10) Nadaud Hotel ** – A Lovely Place
District: Belleville – Ménilmontant
View: Paris and the nearby square.
8, rue de la Bidassoa, 75020 Paris
The Nadaud Hotel is located ion a calm street, next to the Père Lachaise Graveyard and at just a two-minute walk from the Place Gambetta.
In a six-story building, there are 24 spacious and modern two-person rooms to pick from. When it’s time to make a reservation, ask for a room on the last floor. It will offer you a beautiful view on Paris. Every morning, you will be able to enjoy breakfast in your room or the common room.
What we like: the fulfilling breakfast
What we love: the view on the roofs from the upper floors.
Mona knows Paris like the back of her hand. Its bars, its restaurants and above all, its hotels, whether you want to sleep, eat, party or just take a walk in Paris, Mona knows them (nearly) all. Follow her lead, she will gladly give you all her good tips!