Paris’s roofs, monuments, and lights … A specificity of Paris is that the buildings are usually not very high. So when you manage to get some floors atop the others, the view is just amazing. Do not miss such a view from your hotel room, and you will see the city with a new eye. When you book your room, ask for one on the last floor; that is the trick! We’ve selected hotels for all kind of budgets with the best view ever over Paris. Be aware that not all the rooms have a view in those hotels.
1) Hotel the Peninsula Paris ***** – Top of the world
Area: Trocadéro – Passy
Views : over Paris including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Montmartre
Peninsula Paris hotel
19, avenue Kléber, 75016 Paris
The Peninsula hotel is a tall Haussmannian building worthy of a king. After a few years of renovations, the hotel opened again in April 2015, as if it were brand new. Modernity, elegance, and style were designed together to create a luxury jewel you will not want to leave.
The rooms and suites are spacious (from 30m² to 318m²) and give you a choice between 10 different categories. The first categories are luxurious enough, since they include a big bed, a private bathroom with a shower or a bathtub, long distance phone, and other digital accessories to help you out in your daily activities
The suites also include a dressing room and many shelves and a living room with digital tablets to have easier access to the hotel’s numerous services. The marbled bathrooms are very bright and the bathtub very comfortable. If you yearn for more luxury than ever, try the Historic and the Peninsula Suites, which are the most comfortable and large enough to feel like home. The latter is equipped with a piano, a dining room, and a roof terrace with a wonderful view over the city.
Other suites can offer an amazing view over Paris with the comfort of a terrace or a private garden on the roof. The Garden suite is the best to enjoy the view over Paris’s monuments and roofs. Its private garden has a view all around the hotel, something you do not want to miss!
After you have enjoyed the view from your suite, go see how it looks from the nearby restaurants. The Lobby serves French and international foods, the Terrasse Kléber is the café with the largest terrace in Paris, the Bar Kléber serves wines, champagne and cocktails, and the Lounge Kléber is a bar and a cigar specialist, and, finally, the restaurant L’Oiseau Blanc is ready to welcome you too. The latter proposes, under the transparent roof of the Peninsula, traditional meals with a new menu each day depending of the market’s products. There are also a wine waiter and a pastry chef to make sure you will not forget this restaurant. The outdoor terrace has quite a view over the monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, and Notre-Dame.
When you tire, do not hesitate to enjoy the hotel’s spa, equipped with everything you need to relax in this 1800m² space. You can access the swimming pool in a warm light (it feels like sunlight), a sauna, and many other personal services, according to your needs and fancies.
What we like: Depending on the rooms, you can have a car at your disposal.
What we love: The terraces over the suites’ roofs.
2) Hotel Balzac ***** – An open book
Area: Champs-Elysées – Madeleine
Views : over the city and the Eiffel Tower
6, rue Balzac, 75008 Paris
The house was built in the 19th century and bought by the French writer Honoré de Balzac in 1846. He lived here 4 years before he died. Balzac is a novelist and a playwright; he funded Realism and let his soul impregnate the house, now full of his works. They kept the 19th century style of this boutique hotel so that you may feel close to Balzac during your stay.
They are 69 rooms, sumptuously decorated with luxurious tones and fabrics. They are almost royal rooms. Most of the rooms have a living room to relax in like a prince or a princess after a long day of visits. All the suites (except for the Junior) have a living room but also a dining room to eat in the calm and comfort of one’s own home.
The Presidential Suite and the Royal Suite, on the last floor, promise the most astonishing view over the Eiffel Tower and the French Capital. If you want to quietly enjoy a view over Paris, the Presidential Suite gives access to a terrace where you can settle at nightfall and enjoy Paris by night.
After so many visits and wonders, you will be tired … and hungry. The hotel’s restaurant has three stars and deserves them. It is run by Pierre Gagnaire and proposes revisited traditional meals where he wants us to see a kind of art. You can also enjoy the bright lounge bar and the most comfortable sofas ever.
What we like: The three-star restaurant, one of the best of Paris.
What we love: That you can ask to have the last floor for yourself and enjoy the two suites and a better view still.
3) Le Cinq Codet **** – Beside the river
Area: Invalides – Eiffel Tower
Views : over Les Invalides and/or the Eiffel Tower
Cinq Codets hotel
5, rue Louis Codet, 75007 Paris
The Cinq Codet hotel is in an ancient building from the 1930s. It has been entirely designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel, the famous interior designer, and it has become a unique and exceptional place. The spacious rooms are adorned with paintings and photos and, overall, the hotel was very careful to include, in every room, the latest technologies.
Modernity, space, and comfort were the master words when the rooms and the suites were designed. You may choose from 18m² to 83m² rooms depending on whatever you fancy. The rooms were imagined for two, with a minibar and a living room part. The private bathrooms are equipped with a walk-in shower or a bathtub and Fragonard samples. If you travel with your family, they thought about everything. A family room is available with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living room. Depending on availability, you may even have the most beautiful view on the Dome of Les Invalides.
Want a better view of the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides? Take a suite. They all have an astonishing view over Les Invalides and/or the Eiffel Tower. The Prestige and Superior suite enable you to revel in the view from the private Jacuzzi on the terrace.
After such a marvelous view, the hotel puts at your disposal the lounge bar so you can have a drink and appetizers. To go on with the gastronomic tour, the hotel’s restaurant makes every necessary effort to change its menu and surprise you with very exquisite courses.
Gastronomy seems really important in this hotel, as the breakfast is a true revolution for a luxurious hotel. It is served as in a table d’hote where the chef meets the guests. Moreover, cocktails classes are dispensed every Thursday to improve your talents.
After you have eaten, who could dream better than some relaxation in the hotel’s spa? You have access to the hamam, the double massage rooms, the selection of herbal teas, and the outdoor Jacuzzi. For athletes, the gym is equipped with the best machines.
What we like: The chef’s experiments.
What we love: The view over Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower from the private Jacuzzi.
4) Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel **** – A real tower
Area: Eiffel Tower
Views : over the Eiffel Tower
Paris Pullman Tour Eiffel
18, avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris
Located in one of the most wanted districts of the capital, the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel hotel proposes to you the best surroundings to make your stay unforgettable. The Eiffel Tower is only 300m away and you can enjoy the location to visit, day and night, the most famous places of Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, of course, but also Le Trocadéro, Les Invalides, Le Champ de Mars … Bir-Hakeim station (line 6 and RER C) enables to access further monuments, such as the Arc de Triomphe or the Place de la Nation.
The hotel was built like a tower and has a very large surface area divided into 430 rooms and suites. Most of the floors have an astounding view of the Eiffel Tower and Paris, and, depending on your room, you can also see the garden or Le Trocadéro. All rooms include a desk, a minibar, an iron, and a bathroom with everything you need. The suites are bigger with a living room, to watch the movies of the hotel, and a furbished balcony to watch the Eiffel Tower if you have not seen it enough yet.
The hotel’s restaurant is The Frame, with inspirations from both France and California. It is very modern, with its open kitchen, private spaces, its bar, and its vinoteca including selections from all over the world.
Pullman hotels are specialists of events’ organization and propose many services for your meetings, seminars, or private events. A team can help you organize it all, with a chef and employees to make sure everything goes well on D-Day. Do not miss this opportunity to celebrate with a view over Paris from the ballroom, the ground floor garden, or from one of the terraces.
If you feel in a sporty mood, try the gym to train with a fantastic view over the Eiffel Tower. You can use cardio and weight-lifting equipment.
What we like: Seeing the Eiffel Tower from almost every room.
What we love: Being able to organize private events with a helpful team in an experienced hotel.
5) Hôtel Splendid Etoile ****
Area: Palais des Congrès – Batignolles
Views : over the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de l’Etoile
Splendid Etoile hotel
1, Avenue Carnot, 75017 Paris
The Champs-Elysées is one of the most beautiful avenues in the world and one of the most perfect places to spend some time in Paris. The Splendid Etoile hotel is only two minutes away from the avenue and the Arc de Triomphe, a famous monument of Paris. It is also well connected to the transportation network in Charles de Gaulle station (lines 1, 2, and 6, RER A), with direct lines to Disneyland, Montmartre, and the Trocadéro.
Before you go strolling around in the neighborhood, you might want to enjoy a good night in the comfortable rooms of the hotel. The sober and refined decor will enable you to rest after your long journey. Most of the rooms are spacious, and all of them are equipped with a minibar, a bathroom with a bathtub, and product samples, so you can travel light. Some of the superior rooms have a private balcony with a view over the Arc de Triomphe, so do not miss this opportunity and ask for it when booking.
If you like luxury, indulge in a Privilege Suite. They include a small living room to relax in while watching TV or using the free Wi-Fi, and they have the best view over the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de l’Etoile.
This is a four-star hotel, so let’s relax and rely on the staff. They are available 24/7 and the Conciergerie Clefs d’Or can welcome you day and night.
The district is full of famous restaurants and pubs to discover and taste French food, but Le Pré carré, the gastronomic restaurant of the hotel, is closer and will serve you a dinner you will not forget soon. The chef imagined a menu mixing daily products with others more uncommon, to create exquisite meals at small prices.
What we like: The ideal location.
What we love: To eat the best meals for a reasonable price.
6) Hotel des 3 Poussins *** – On the heights of Montmartre
Area: Opéra – Haussmann
Views : over Montmartre and Sacré-Coeur
Hotel des 3 Poussins
15, rue Clauzel, 75009 Paris
Les 3 Poussins hotel is nested in the famous district of Montmartre, almost a village in Paris. Montmartre is a hill, with small streets and authentic houses, and you will feel as if you were in the Paris of yore. But, rest assured, Saint-Georges station (line 12) is not far and is your link to the 21st century and the rest of the city.
The hotel comprises 40 rooms and is impregnated with the omnipresent arts of Montmartre, although with a hint of modernity. You will be surrounded with warm colors and paintings of the Parisian life.
Most of the rooms are spacious and bright, with a pastel decor to help you relax. They are all equipped with Wi-Fi, a desk, and a wardrobe to make you feel at home. You can even choose whether you want a shower or a bathtub to keep your usual comfort. If you happen to travel with kids or teenagers, you can have two rooms to communicate.
If you want a view over Paris, you must choose one of the superior rooms, with a terrace and an amazing panorama. Those rooms are bigger and can bed up to three guests. From the Sacré Coeur room, you can observe the Basilica, but there is no terrace (either way, you do not need it when it is raining). This room can welcome 4 guests, which is ideal for a family stay.
The staff is pleased to oblige your requests during your stay and proposes laundry services, room service, baby beds, and umbrellas. Do not start your day with an empty belly; take the time for a breakfast in the hotel’s patio … we can assure you it tastes good.
What we like: Having one’s breakfast in front of Paris’s roofs, on a terrace.
What we love: The accommodations to travel with your family.
7) Elysées Ceramic *** – Retired
Area: Champs-Elysées – Madeleine
Views : over the Arc de Triomphe
Elysée Ceramic hotel
34, Avenue de Wagram, 75008 Paris
The Elysées Ceramic stands on one of the avenues leading to the Arc de Triomphe, more precisely on the Avenue de Wagram. But in the backyard, the patio is calm and seems far away from the turmoil of the city. Around the hotel and the Arc de Triomphe, luxury shops, restaurants, and bars go on as far as one can see.
The frenetic rhythm of the city can be tiring and make the patio rooms more attractive. But it would be a shame to miss the view over Paris and the Arc de Triomphe. In order to enjoy it as best as possible, ask for a room on the last floor, where it is both calm and splendid.
The decor is sober and elegant. All the rooms have the same services; the only difference is the surface area since some of them can welcome three or four guests. Wherever you are, you will have a minibar, a desk, and a bathroom with product samples.
If you have any questions or requests, the staff will be pleased to answer them. A baggage locker, a shuttle service, a booking service for shows, taxis or restaurants are at your disposal.
The buffet breakfast, in a bright room, includes breads, cheese, viennoiseries, etc. to give you enough energy for the day. You can also ask for eggs prepared the way you like best.
What we like: The patio to relax outside in a calm environment.
What we love: To have a very complete transportation network nearby.
8) Libertel Gare du Nord Suede *** – A good choice
Area: Gare du Nord – Gare de l’Est
Views : over Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris
Libertel Gare du Nord Suede
106, boulevard Magenta, 75010 Paris
Travelers, businessmen, and businesswomen, this hotel was designed for you. Close to the Gare du Nord and the Gare de l’Est, two of the main railway stations of Paris, 35 minutes away of Charles de Gaulle airport, you can stay here between two trips. The transportation network is also very dense, with three metro lines and three RER lines.
This hotel was recently renovated and can become your pied-à-terre in Paris. The comfortable rooms are decorated with warm colors to help you relax after your tiring journey. An interior designer imagined every room to give it a little bit more luxury than you would usually expect in a three-star hotel. They all include free Wi-Fi and everything necessary to your stay.
But what we are interested in is on the last floor. The Privilege room has access to a balcony with an amazing view over Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris, and every roof in the city. You can even have your breakfast up there if you ask the staff. If you travel with your family, you may not have such a view, but you will find a more spacious room welcoming up to three guests and including a fridge.
The breakfast can also take place in the modern and bright dining room. It is composed of numerous fresh products, juices, viennoiseries, marmalade, ham, cheese …
What we like: Having a complete transportation network nearby.
What we love: The Privilege room with a rare view over Paris.
9) Jardins de Montmartre *** – the four seasons
Area: Montmartre – Pigalle
Views : over Paris’s roofs
Les Jardins de Montmartre
131, rue Ordener, 75018 Paris
Are you in love with culture, authenticity, or green areas? The jardins de Montmartre hotel will satisfy you with all three. The decor is abundant and colorful, from a shamrock crop to a poppy field or a snowy forest. The hotel takes you away from Paris, its turmoil, and grey clouds for a night. But not only do you travel in space … you also travel in time because the decoration follows the four seasons.
The rooms all have a unique decor, but they offer the same services. They include a safe, a TV, and a private bathroom with toilets. The Superior and Deluxe rooms also include free Wi-Fi. If you are lucky, you can have a room with an astounding view over Paris’s roofs; it is worth it.
This small, three-star hotel proposes many services, such as a booking service for shows, a tour desk, and room service. A library is at your disposal to study or entertain yourself and you can ask for massages to relax and evacuate stress after your journey or your tours.
At the heart of Montmartre district, indulge in the privileges of this area. It is calm and safe from the agitation of Paris and its tourists, and it almost looks like a village of yore. Restaurants and pubs are everywhere and give a taste of the night life of the city.
By daylight, a fifteen-minute walk will take you to the most famous places of the neighborhood: the cabaret du Chat Noir, Montmartre’s vineyard, the Place du Tertre, and, of course, the Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur.
What we like: To be away from the tiring touristic turmoil.
What we love: To live in one of the most authentic districts of Paris.
10) Nadaud Hotel ** – A charming place
Area: Belleville – Ménilmontant
Views : over rooftops and a nice park
8, rue de la Bidassoa, 75020 Paris
The Nadaud Hotel stands in a calm street, next to the Père Lachaise Cemetery and near the Place Gambetta. Gambetta station (line 3) is 200m away from the hotel and can take you to the Place de la République, to the Opera, or to the Gare Saint Lazare. The district is lively with its several pubs, theaters, and restaurants in the hotel’s neighborhood to spend the most Parisian night possible.
The hotel comprises six floors (and an elevator) and 24 soundproof rooms for two, with a bright bathroom including a shower and toilets. The rooms also include a TV and free Wi-Fi, which does not happen so often in lower-priced hotels. When you book, ask for a room on the last floor (do it as early as possible, for there are not so many rooms), and you will have a nice view over Paris from your windows. You can even have your continental breakfast brought up every morning, or you can go down and take it downstairs.
The staff is always available and can take care of your pet (they are accepted in the hotel if you inform them when you book).
What we like: The hearty breakfast.
What we love: The view of the rooftops from the last floor.