Stay in a hotel overlooking Paris’ most famous icon: the Eiffel Tower. The city of love is the perfect destination for a vacation filled with romance. Return from a day of exploring the Louvre and shopping in Parisian boutiques, to gaze on the steel structure that has for so long symbolised everything we love about the city.
Whether it’s your first visit to Paris or it’s your top European city, being steps away from this icon always adds a certain je ne sais quoi to your trip. Here are some of our favourite hotels near the Eiffel Tower.
An exclusive boutique hotel near the Eiffel Tower
In a peaceful location on the Left Bank and with just 23 rooms, the Hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel offers an exclusive haven. Yet it’s still only a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, the Seine and the Trocadéro.
After a busy day at Paris’s art galleries and museums, dipping in and out of Parisian cafés (the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac is just moments away), it’ll be time to relax in your spacious room before dinner. Wrap yourself in one of the fluffy bathrobes, play some music on the Bose sound system and recline on a sumptuously soft bed. In an Eiffel Suite, you can even take your Nespresso coffee out onto the balcony as you watch the famed landmark’s lights come on and sparkle.
The hotel’s brasserie FRAME, combines fresh Californian cuisine with a French twist, so you don’t even need to step outside to go on a culinary adventure. Warm, vibrant colours, scattered cacti and an open kitchen create an exciting yet informal atmosphere here. Try the octopus carpaccio with poached pineapples in red wine, accompanied by a sparkling mimosa.
A sophisticated hotel near the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées
Situated in Paris’s ‘Golden Triangle’, Hotel Claridge mirrors its grand surroundings with elegant, gilded interiors. Chandeliers drip from the ceiling and textured fabrics drape over sumptuous beds: this is the place to soak up the city’s sophisticated and stylish spirit.
As the hotel is just one block from the Champs-Élysées, a short stroll takes you to many of the most celebrated sights in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower itself. Spend an evening walking along the lamp-lit bridges of the River Seine, climb the Arc de Triomphe or stroll serenely through the manicured Tuileries Gardens.
In your room, make yourself a cup of tea and kick back on Louis XVI-style furniture as you watch all of Paris (or so it seems) go by from your window. The decadent style is reflected in every aspect of the hotel, from the breakfast room with its leather-backed chairs and floor-to-ceiling windows to the sumptuous, wood-panelled bar complete with library.View Deal
An exquisitely restored hotel near the Eiffel Tower
The refined Peninsula perfectly encapsulates the grandeur and heritage of Paris, having reopened in 2014 after a meticulous restoration, this is one of the city’s original grand hotels. Every experience exudes luxury – dine with a view of the glittering Eiffel Tower at night from the L’Oiseau Blanc rooftop restaurant, or sample authentic dim sum on the largest terrace in Paris.
After you’ve taken in all the culture the city has to offer, treat yourself at the hotel’s spa, the most extensive in the capital at a sprawling 1,800 square metres. All that space is filled with six treatment booths, two private suites, two vitality pools, experience showers, saunas and hammams. It fuses Asian elements such as a tea lounge with French grace, all in marbled surfaces and light colours. Indulge in a soothing massage or hydrating facial, take a dip in the pool or pamper yourself with a hair treatment at La Suite.
When the day is done, retreat into your deluxe room or suite, decked out in soothing grey and cream hues. Take an invigoratingly powerful rain shower, view a complimentary HD movie on the cutting-edge audio-visual system, or just recline on a king size bed surrounded by rich varnished wood and a fabric headboard for a luxe yet cosy feel.View Deal
A historic hotel with a contemporary twist near the Eiffel Tower
It may be located in a historic house in the grand 8th arrondissement, but the Hotel Marignan Champs Élysées truly represents 21st century Paris. The 45 rooms and five suites were created by the designer Pierre Yovanovitch in his signature blend of clean lines, subtle plays of light and tactile materials such as wood, bronze and marble.
The hotel is located in the heart of the action, near the Seine, the boutiques of the Champs Élysées and some of the world’s greatest restaurants such as Alléno Paris at the Pavillon Ledoyen. But why leave when the hotel’s own bar and eatery, Limon, awaits you? Choose whether you want to savour the bustle of street life on the terrace or unwind inside on ultra-modern furniture by the fire. On the menu, classic flavours combine with exotic influences: try an Old Fashioned with tonka beans, cinnamon and tea syrup or snack on a truffle croque monsieur.
Rooms aren’t just elegantly styled, they’re well-equipped too: wake up to your favourite tunes with the clock-radio iPhone dock and use the in-room machine to make an aromatic espresso. Upgrade to an Eiffel Tower prestige room for tower views and a private, Art Deco-inspired balcony.View Deal
A lavish hotel near the Eiffel Tower
Nestled at the end of a peaceful street in the 8th arrondissement is this former private mansion, whose understated facade only hints at the refined ambience within. The 19th-century building has been lovingly and faithfully restored with genuine artworks, antiques and resplendent fabrics.
Each of the 30 rooms and 12 suites features its own distinct style. In the Terrace Junior Suite, begin the day with a complimentary Nespresso as you gaze at the view of the Eiffel Tower across the rooftops. Or take it easy in the tranquil courtyard-facing position of a Prestige Room, with a genteel country house feel created by a cosy fireplace and wood panelling.
This sense of refinement also extends to the restaurant and bar, Les Confidences, which is styled after a winter garden. Take your seat among living walls of vegetation, bronze light fixtures and a symphony of verdant hues to enjoy zucchini spring rolls with crab and grapefruit, accompanied by a crisp glass of cold Chablis.View Deal
An iconic hotel with a fascinating past near the Eiffel Tower
There aren’t many hotels in the world which can claim Coco Chanel, Marcel Proust and F Scott Fitzgerald as their past clientele – but they all considered The Ritz as their “second home”. The unparalleled opulence on display, from gilded chandeliers festooned with crystals to the manicured linden trees in the Grand Jardin, is a reminder of the hotel’s origins in the Belle Époque.
At the hotel’s spa and fitness centre, the Ritz Club Paris, its association with Chanel comes to the fore. This brand’s expertise in skincare is combined with individualised treatments and a blend of Western and Eastern massage to leave skin glowing. Alternatively, refresh your style at the hair salon with one of David Mallett’s ultra-natural looks, or take a dip in the intricately tiled pool surrounded by classical pillars.
The apartments and suites at The Ritz are sanctuaries in which to escape the everyday world. Each is unique, but all are united by their delicate pastel tones, plush upholstery and grand neoclassical elements. State-of-the-art technology is seamlessly integrated, with a mirror concealing a television in the Italian marble bathroom. For an unforgettable indulgence, choose a suite with a private terrace and sip the hotel’s signature Earl Grey blend while looking out over the hotel’s pristine gardens.View Deal
A fashion-inspired hotel near the Eiffel Tower
The interiors of the elegant Hotel Le Derby Alma take inspiration from Parisian couturiers. Using photography, luxurious fabrics and sleek lines, they evoke the innovation and creativity of one of the city’s haute couture workshops. Inside your room, you’ll discover a refined sanctuary distinguished by a neutral colour palette with accents of jewel-toned brights. Thoughtful extras abound, such as indulgent toiletries, the loan of a smartphone and even a shower that dispenses soothing essential oils. In an Eiffel Tower View room, you’ll wake up to the morning sunlight settling over the Iron Lady and the surrounding sloping rooftops.
Before stepping out to get to know Paris a little better, start your day with a classic breakfast of delicate, buttery French pastries and rich coffee in the hotel’s restaurant. When you return, the barman at the sophisticated, low-lit Derby Alma bar will be waiting to prepare a creative cocktail for your nightcap.View Deal