A stay at a 4 star hotel in Paris is the perfect way to stay in the City of Light; experience the unalloyed romance that lingers on all the long boulevards and skinny alleys of this magical place with quick access to the top sights, museums, and cafes. Millions of visitors flock to the French capital each year to climb the Eiffel Tower, visit the Louvre, and taste some of the world’s finest cuisine — 4 star hotels are a standby for all travelers after a classically noble, perfectly magnificent establishment with a comfortable atmosphere.
Where to stay at a 4 star hotel in Paris? Top neighborhoods at a glance:
1st Arrondissement – Louvre and Eiffel Tower: Sightseeing in old Paris
© Hotel Thérèse If making the trip to Paris, why not stay in the heart of it all in the historic 1st Arrondissement and have all of the city’s top sights at your fingertips, among them the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Picasso Museum, the city hall of Paris, the Centre Pompidou, and more. The 4 star hotels in the area strike the perfect balance between modern design and traditional French style and add something special to your trip, for example, lavish breakfast buffets on patios with a view, roaring fireplaces, and cozy dining rooms. The streets that crisscross the 1er emanate a potently romantic energy — begin a day of love with a slow stroll through the Royal Squares, the once stomping ground of royalty, and then head straight for the Louvre, where you can see the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa, among many other amazing pieces. The Eiffel Tower exceeds even the wildest expectations; the first glimpse of this monstrous structure is literally breathtaking — its sheer grandeur and interrupted fortitude is unlike anything else, especially when cast over the unparalleled classical beauty of the city skyline. A 4 star hotel with a view of the tower is where you want to be, and is the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the magic of the historic city center.
Belleville to Montmartre: Authentic Parisian flair & endless romance
© 25hours Hotel Terminus Nord Encompassing the 10th, 11th, 19th, and 20th Arrondissements, Belleville affords visitors a lovely blend of youthful nightlife around Oberkampf, where the clubs go all night, a generally artsy vibe, and the opportunity for family-friendly stays on the eastern outskirts. Belleville also boasts a wide range of international cuisine — in case you’ve somehow bored of French food — including Chinese, Vietnamese, North African, and Middle Eastern. Located just east of the Louvre and the historic center, this dynamic neighborhood was the birthplace of Edith Piaf and is home to some lovely green spaces like Parc de Belleville. The 4 star hotels here are perfect for those looking for an authentic impression of Paris, maybe unlike that experienced in other more touristy districts, but filled with wonderful moments of discovery and fantasy. A perfect place for love birds, settle in for an intimate stay infused with a classic Parisian energy and prepare to waste long days wandering, sipping fine French wine, and taking in the sights. Just north of the 10er is Montmartre, perhaps one of the most romantic places in Paris — it’s like a fairytale land sitting up on the eponymous hill and boasting a village-like atmosphere replete with cute cafes and lush parks. The Sacré-Cœur basilica is a true masterpiece; it’s loyalty to a black and white palate can be seen from the entire city and inside you’ll find France’s largest mosaic. A 4 star hotel around Montmartre promises a perfect balance of class and local flavor.
Champs-Élysées: World-class shopping
© La Villa Maillot The Champs-Élysées may be the most famous shopping street in the world and is definitely one of the most beautiful: stretching two kilometers from Place de la Concorde to the iconic Arc de Triomphe, this fantastic street is lined with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Guerlain, Tiffany & Co, as well as a suite of Michelin-star restaurants and cabaret & nightlife venues. The area surrounding the Champs-Élysées is nonstop beautiful, nonstop Paris. 4 star hotels around the 16th Arrondissement strike the perfect balance between Parisian opulence and enough economy that you’ll still have plenty of cash to blow on shopping. These establishments come equipped with relaxing ambiances befitted for unwinding after a day of exploring, spacious rooms, and special touches like babysitting services, tour organization, and/or wellness centers. Elsewhere in the neighborhood, soak up the spirit of old Paris with walks on the Seine, through beautiful residential neighborhoods, past the Art Deco Théâtre des Champs Elysées, and into one of the many French eateries which are sure to exceed all expectations: don’t miss your chance to taste the Croque Monsieur, Boeuf bourguignon, French onion soup, and Foie gras if you’re feeling especially decadent.
Le Marais: Nightlife in the hippest arrondissement
Marais is known for its LGBTQI*-inclusive establishments, top clubs and bars, and for hosting some of Europe’s finest museums including the Pompidou Centre and the Musée Picasso. Another neighborhood with a rather village-y feel, Le Marais is situated in the 4th arrondissement and was once Paris’ Jewish Quarter. The streets of this bohemian neighborhood are sure to enchant, and a 4 star hotel in Le Marias will take the experience to the next level. These establishments are très romantic, totally luxe, and have secured some of the best locations in town — just a minute’s walk to the city’s oldest and trendiest streets and businesses. An energy of youth and vivacity radiates through this part of town, best experienced with a foggy glass of Pastis or a short glass of cognac and a view. Don’t miss the Pompidou while in Le Marias — if anything for the fantastic postmodern architecture — and check out some of the world’s best in modern and contemporary art. After an enriching morning there, head back out to the streets of Marias for some first-rate shopping at all the many vintage boutiques, innovative concept stores, cavernous bookstores, capping it off with a craft-cocktail at one of the local haunts of French movie stars. There’s no better to end a day spent like a real Parisian than back at a cool and deluxe 4 star hotel.