When in Paris, I usually opt for a 4-star hotel. Rooms tend to be a bit larger and bathrooms are better equipped. Here are our favorite Paris 4-star hotels, listed by Arrondissement.
4-Star Hotels in Paris’s 1st Arrondissement
The 1st Arrondisement is in the very heart of the city. It is walking distance to most tourist sites and therefore is more expensive. Some fabulous hotels are located here; but we have found a few less expensive gems as well.
The Hotel Cambon, is located near the Place de la Concorde, Vendome, Opera, Faubourg Saint-Honore, Louvre Museum and Champs Elysees. The elegant guest rooms in this 4-star hotel feature a customized design and a warm and friendly atmosphere. All rooms are soundproof and provided with modern hotel amenities, including direct dial phone, individually controlled air conditioning, safe, modem plug, Wi-Fi Internet connection, mini bar and cable TV.
Located in the heart of Paris, between Place de la Concorde and Place Vendôme, the Hotel Mayfair is a calm, luxurious property providing traditional French hospitality, courtesy, professionalism, and attention. Each room has direct dial telephone, cable TV, high-speed internet access, WiFi – Wireless Internet on request, mini bar, breakfast, room service, hairdryer, air conditioning, and individual in-room safe. Family rooms are available at the hotel upon request. The English speaking staff in this central Paris hotel will do everything to make your stay comfortable.
Located in the heart of Paris, and facing the Louvre, the Regina is the grand dame of Paris hotels. There are 120 rooms at the Hotel Regina Paris, It has Garden Courtyard, an indoor/outdoor bistro, Le Pluvinel, an upscale restaurant, and a lounge area with a bar. This charming hotel features all the amenities you’d expect from a 4-star hotel, including a fabulous concierge to help you get the most of Paris.
Hotel Royal Saint-Honore
Located on Rue Saint Honore, the Royal Saint Honore Hotel is situated right in the heart of the historical district. The Royal Hotel Saint-Honore is decorated in the Louis XVI style, with air conditioning and sound-proof rooms, marble bathrooms and exquisite modern conveniences. The rooms can be quite small by American standards, some with no place for luggage. This central Paris hotel offers Wi-Fi internet connections and a reception desk that is open 24 hours a day. It is located within walking distance of the Opera and the Louvre Museum.
Hotel Louvre Montana
Location, location, location! This little gem is set near the Louvre, the Tuileries gardens, Rivoli street and the Orsay Museum. A small, charming hotel, the Louvre Montana has many modern amenities such as air-conditioning, sound-proofing, free Wi-Fi internet access and satellite TV. The staff is responsive and friendly.
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4-Star Hotels in Paris’s 2nd Arrondissement
The Second Arrondissement is in the heart of Paris close to everything including the Louvre, the gorgeous Opera Garnier, fabulous shopping and great restaurants.
This lovely hotel near the Paris Opera is decorated with refined, antique furniture. All bedrooms are charming and have private marble bathrooms, air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, and safes. Some rooms are on the small side, but all are 4-star quality. The hotel restaurant “Le Celadon” is renowned for its outstanding French cuisine. The staff is very friendly and efficient. We stayed here recently and found it a pleasure to return to our little piece of heaven after a full day of sightseeing.
Edouard VII Hotel
The Hotel Edouard VII has become a couture hotel, with different room sizes and styles for differing tastes. The location is perfect, with some rooms looking out at the magnificent Opera Garnier. Modern styled furniture and rich fabrics create a charming and luxurious ambiance. Guests staying at the hotel enjoy spacious and elegant surroundings and bathrooms with all modern amenities. The concierge and the care of the staff will make this Paris hotel one of your favorites.
4 Star Hotels in Paris’s 3rd Arrondissement
The Third Arrondissement is near the beautiful Place de Vosges and the nearby Marais district. It is busy and vibrant.
Hotel Petit Moulin
This boutique hotel is special in that each room is uniquely decorated by Christian Lacroix, the noted couturier. Each room has air conditioning, a personal safe, hair-dryer, WiFi Internet connection, LCD flat screen TV, mini-bar, and direct-dial telephone.
Situated in the heart of Paris trendy Marais district, the hotel is near the Picasso Museum, the Carnavalet Museum, the Place des Vosges and the Hotel de Ville. Comfortable beds and fantastic service are the hallmarks of this design hotel.
4 Star Hotels in paris’s 4th Arrondissement
The Fourth Arrondissement lies along the Seine and on the Ile St. Louis. It, along with the 3rd Arr.make up the area known as the Marais. Considered the arts district, it is also home to a sizable Jewish population
Hotel Villa Mazarin
Housed in a prestigious 1850’s Haussmann building, the Villa Mazarin is unique in its neo-imperial style, ambiance and warm welcome. You will enjoy the warm colors, superb black and white stone bathrooms, fine art in every room, air conditioning and large rooms. This was the first 4-star hotel in Paris to be completely non-smoking.
Facing the glorious Renaissance Hôtel de Ville and BHV, the famous “Bazaar” where shopping is an adventure, you are just a few steps away from cafés, terraces, chic boutiques and bars. This is a great central Paris hotel.
4 Star Hotels in Paris’s 5th Arrondissement
The fifth Arrondissement is located on the left bank (rive gauche) It is also known as the Latin Quarter because the Sorbonne where students studied Latin at one time is in this area. A colorful neighborhood, the Latin Quarter is made up of winding cobblestone streets lined with little shops and restaurants.
Relais St. Jacques
The Relais Saint-Jacques is near the heart of the Latin Quarter and close to the Luxembourg gardens and the Pantheon. This lovely left bank hotel is completely air conditioned with amenities such as luxurious bathrooms, bathrobes, hair dryer, trouser press, radio alarm, mini bar, wall safe, direct phone line, internet connection by WI-Fi in all rooms, modem data port, balcony in some rooms, and coffee maker in the Deluxe rooms .
If you are looking for a quiet hotel in a quiet area, but close to the action you will love the Relais St. Jacques.
4 Star Hotels in Paris’s 6th Arrondissement
The 6th Arrondissement is known as St-Germain-des-Pres because the church of that name is a landmark in the area. Great for shopping and dining, this area is lively and upscale. It also offers proximity to the glorious Luxembourg Gardens. Don’t even consider leaving Paris without a stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens.
The elegant d’Aubusson Hotel is housed in a former 16th century mansion that has d’Aubusson tapestries displayed in the salon. All rooms are spacious, well insulated against noise, and fitted with individual air conditioning systems. Each room is equipped with a private bar, work desk, 2 telephone/fax/modem points, a flat screen LCD television / DVD player with satellite connection, an alarm clock, a hair dryer, a towel rail, an American wall socket, a magnifying mirror, luxury traditional-style taps, its own safe, and a magnetic access key card.
With a wifi connection covering the whole building and a 24 hour room service, everything has been planned for the comfort and pleasure of their guests. This Paris Latin Quarter hotel is one of our favorites.
21 rooms, 1 suite
All rooms are spacious and meticulously appointed with original wood beams, priceless fabrics, antique furniture and marble bathrooms.
Every room has air-conditioning, sound-proofing, a safe, mini-bar, cable TV and direct dial telephone. Breakfast is included. The famous restaurant, Le Comptoir, is next to the hotel; it is a brasserie by day, and a petit-gastro restaurant by night. This is a great Paris Latin Quarter hotel.
We enjoyed our stay at the stylish, boutique hotel, Le Madison. The hotel offers free wifi and rooms at Le Madison Hotel offer a mini bar, an iPod docking station and with free tea and coffee making facilities. The location is ideal since it is steps to the St Germain des Pres Metro Station and a short walk to the Musee du Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay and Jardin du Luxembourg. We partook in the hotel’s ample breakfast bar, but there are many other dining options in the area. The Hotel is situated on the busy Boulevard Saint-Germain, but our room was blissfully quiet.
4 Star Hotels in Paris’s 7th Arrondissement
The Seventh Arrondissement is known as the Invalides because it is home to the gold-domed Invalides, a former hospital. The area hosts military museums Napoleon’s tomb, the D’Orsay museum and the Eiffel Tower.
K and K Cayre
Set in the heart of St-Germain-des-Pres, it is walking distance to the Latin Quarter, Invalides, the D’Orsay and Rodin museums,, The K andK Cayre is a luxurious boutique, hotel combining modern design and state-of-the-art technology with individual charm. When we stayed here, our room had a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower.
Individually adjustable air-conditioning, sound-proof windows, satellite TV with international channels, ISDN direct-dial telephone with voice-mail, safe, mini-bar, coffee & tea making facilities, free Internet access in all rooms, electronic door lock, and working desk in most rooms makes it perfect for leisure or business guests. The fully equipped, luxurious black marble bathrooms with hair-dryer and underfloor heating are what won me over. Non-smoking rooms are available.
Hotel Le Tourville
A Town House nestled between the Dome of the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, the Hotel le Tourville is located on a quiet avenue, set off by beautiful lighting and landscaping.
It offers a charming and elegant atmosphere with all rooms equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, marble bathrooms with a bathtub, telephone, soundproofing, hair dryer, and WiFi. This is a serene and elegant 4-star hotel with excellent service at a reasonable price.
4 Star Hotels in Paris’s 8th Arrondissement
The beautiful and expensive eighth Arrondissement in on the right bank (rive droit,) and hugs the glamorous Champs Elysees. Many of the great hotels of Paris are here as well as the famous couturiers and “Grands Magasins” (department stores) This is Paris at its most chic.
Replete with charm, this 4-star hotel in Paris with its chinoiserie style and lush fabrics will make you feel pampered from the moment you enter.
There is a 24 hr concierge and many other amenities that will make your stay enjoyable. Comfortable beds, superbly decorated rooms and modern well-stocked bathrooms recommend this central Paris hotel to very discriminating travelers.
Hotel Napoleon Paris
The quiet elegance of the Hotel Napoleon is enhanced by all the modern comforts of a grand hotel. The rooms in this central Paris hotel are air-conditioned, soundproofed and the bathrooms are well designed and comfortable.
All rooms have a telephone with direct international line, safe box, executive bureau, bed-side room control panel, satellite and cable television, mini-bar, courtesy tray, hair dryer and bathrobe. Some rooms with balconies or terraces have a wonderful view of the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower. Located less than a block to the Arc de Triomphe and close to Metro line one, it is convenient to all of Paris.
A luxurious and comfortable hotel, the Francois 1er sits on a very quiet street, right in the center of the Champs-Elysées district, a few steps from the avenue Georges V and the avenue Montaigne (the privileged “Golden Triangle” of business, entertainment, shopping and high fashion).
This truly Parisienne style hotel will be your next home away from home while in Paris All of the well appointed rooms have marble baths and modern amenities. One of our favorites!
This lovely design hotel pays homage to Voltaire along with 25 other French and international writers who were the inspiration for the decor of this small hotel. Shades of grey, brown and tan provide a calming refuge from the bustle of Paris.
Accommodations are the first in France to have dedicated iPads, each with daily installments of Le Figaro news and a service app created just for the hotel.
You will be well taken care of at this the beautiful, well-located hotel.
4 Star Hotels in Paris’s 9th Arrondissement
Home to the over-the-top baroque Opera Garnier, the ninth Arrondissement is a mixture of business and pleasure. The financial district is here as well as some wonderful restaurants and touristic sites.
A stone’s throw from Boulevard Haussmann and the Galeries Lafayette, the Hotel Banke will pamper you with plush furnishings and welcoming service. The stunning lobby hints at the luxurious and spacious rooms to come. Sparkling bathrooms are modern and well appointed. A former bank, the Hotel Banke will make you feel like you won the lottery!
4 Star Hotels in Paris’s 11th Arrondissement
The 11th Arrondissement is set near the place de la Republique and the Bastille. It is close to the Marais and is still considered central Paris.
Crown Plaza Hotel Paris Republique
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Paris Republique situated in an architecturally protected neighborhood right on the place de Republique. hotel features modern guest rooms, which include 30 executive rooms and seven suites, all equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, safe, mini bar, hairdryer and modem connection. All executive rooms overlook the 1500-square-metre Napoléon III-style courtyard, which enhances the new modern comfort of this international hotel.
4 Star Hotels in Paris’s 16th Arrondissement
The 16th arrondissement, located on the Right Bank hosts the famous Avenue Foch which is the widest street in Paris. This arrondissement hosts a large number of international embassies as well as the wealthy residential districts of Auteuil and Passy.
Hotel Duret 4-Star Hotel
Just steps from the Champs Elysées and the Palais de Congrès on a quiet street, the Duret is an elegant yet intimate hotel. The air-conditioned rooms are modern and well decorated, each having high ceilings and stone bathrooms bathed in natural light. Guests will enjoy all the amenities and services of an outstanding 4 star hotel in Paris at a reasonable price. Guests will feel like true Parisians coming home to their neighborhood after a long day of sightseeing. We enthusiastically recommend the Hotel Duret.
Hotel Elysees Regencia
The Hotel Elysées Régencia offers charm, refinement and tranquility with a distinguished decor. A short walk from the Champs-Elysées, Place de l’Etoile and the Arc de Triomphe, and close to the Embassies. The newly redesigned rooms in three shades, blue , fuchsia , and aniseed are modern and fresh. Most rooms have a small lounge. Rooms are air-conditioned, and have a safe, satellite TV, a mini bar, and a hospitality tray with tea and coffee. We love the look and the fabulous service at this hotel and it is priced fairly. Highly recommended. Rated number 1 hotel in Paris by Trip Advisor.
Situated close to the Arc de Triomphe in a beautiful neighborhood, the Hotel Bassano offers a warm welcome with the colors of Provence throughout.
Air conditioned rooms all have sound-proofing, mini-bars, personal safes, multi-language TVs, and fully equipped bathrooms. Non-smoking rooms are available. This is a very nice central Paris hotel at very reasonable prices.
Located conveniently near La Defense and Porte Maillot, Villa Maillot features a conservatory restaurant, and rooms with marble baths and Art-Deco style furnishings.
4 Star Hotels in Paris’s 18th Arrondissement
The eighteenth arrondissement, best known for Montmartre which was the center of the flourishing artist community from around 1907 to 1914. Picasso, Dali, Duchamp, Toulouse-Latrec, and others lived and worked here. The 18th is also the home of a thriving ethnic community in the east and a seedy red-light district along Boulevard de Clichy near Place Pigalle.
Recently re-opened ofter a dramatic renovation, the Terrass Hotel is a beautiful, modern oasis. Positioned on the very renowned ‘Butte Montmartre’, this 4-star hotel is just 15 minutes from the Opera and the Champs Elysees. Nearby, the famed Sacre Coeur Cathedral, the Moulin Rouge, and the shopping center are within walking distance. The top floor has been completely transformed to make way for a restaurant, an indoor bar and a landscaped outdoor terrace with panoramic views of Paris. Each room has air conditioning, Mini bar, hair dryer, room service, laundry and dry cleaning service, satellite TV, screen messaging and pay TV. If you want to stay in the Montmartre area, this is a great choice.
Written by Terri Fogarty for EuropeUpClose.com