Top 10 hotels with stunning views of Paris, the Eiffel Tower and other monuments
The twinkling lights, the romance in the air, the beautiful architecture … Paris is a magnificent city and it is famous for its beautiful Parisian roofs. This means that once you climb a flight of stairs you are treated on a beautiful view and a romantic panorama.
Can you imagine having these romantic views from the comfort of your beautiful hotel room? Imagine waking up, opening your curtains and being greeted by the Eiffel Tower.
Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
I have gathered a selection of hotels of different (price) ranges with the best views of Paris. Be careful, not all rooms in these hotels have a view so you need to book the right one.
The tall Parisian Haussmann building that houses The Peninsula Hotel is like a beautiful royal castle.
The rooms and suites are all spacious (from 30m² to 318m²) and there are more than 10 kinds of rooms you can choose from. Even the most standard room offers a luxury experience, a private bathroom with shower or bathtub, free wi-fi, and when you are lucky a nice view.
When you choose a suite you also get a dressing area with plenty of storage space, a seating area and digital tablets for easier access to hotel services. The marble bathrooms are an absolute delight and the bathtubs are to die for.
For absolute luxury, you can choose the “Historic” and “Peninsula” suites that are designed to be a cocoon of comfort and space big enough to live in. The Peninsula suite also offers a piano, a dining room and roof terrace with an exceptional view of Paris.
Other suites offer a breath-taking view of Paris with a terrace and / or a private garden on the roof. Imagine drinking a glass of wine or champagne with a panoramic view over Paris!
The “Garden” suite has a private garden with a 360 ° view of Paris: a view to die for.
The hotel also houses a number of great restaurants. You can dine in the Lobby (French and international dishes), the Terrace Kléber (café with the largest terrace of Paris), the Bar Kléber (cocktails, wines, champagnes), the Lounge Kléber (cigar cellar and bar) and the restaurant. ‘White Bird’.
The White Bird offers a nice view of the Eiffel Tower through the glass roof. The restaurant serves traditional dishes with a new bistronomic menu every day according what the local market offered. A sommelier and pastry chef will help you to choose wine and bake you amazing little pastries. The outdoor terrace also offers spectacular views of monuments in Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre or Notre-Dame.
After a long day of walking through Paris you can enjoy a treatment at the hotel’s spa. They have a massive 1800m2 relaxation area, and as a guest you have access to the beautiful pool, the sauna and a variety of personalized treatments.
Area: Trocadéro – Passy
View: throughout the whole of Paris including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Montmartre
Beautiful Eiffel Tower Views at Hotel Balzac
Built in the 19th century, this house was later bought by Honoré de Balzac in 1846. This renowned French author lived there for four years before dying a few years later. The style of the 19th century has been preserved in this Boutique hotel so that you spend a stay in the skin of the legendary writer.
The 69 rooms are beautifully and delicately decorated, with luxurious materials and fabrics. Most rooms have a seating area to relax after long days of sightseeing. The suites (except the junior one) are also decked out with a dining room so you can eat in the comfort of your apartments.
You can get a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower and over the rooftops of Paris in the Royal Suite and the Presidential Suite.
The hotel has a 3-star restaurant run by chef Pierre Gagnaire. He runs a traditional kitchen in which he creates little pieces of culinary art. There is also a lounge bar where you can sip a glass of wine or an expertly crafted cocktail.
District: Champs-Élysées – Madeleine
View: on the Eiffel Tower and on the rooftops of Paris
Marvel at les invalides from your private jacuzzi at Le Cinq Codet
Le Cinq Codot is located in a beautiful 1930’s building designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel. Nuel was a renowned interior designer that created this exceptional and unique hotel. The large rooms all carry beautiful paintings and photographs and are equipped with the latest technologies.
At Le Cinq Codot, marries modernity, space and comfort in its rooms and suites. The rooms and suites are between 18m2 and 83m2 with a minibar and seating area even for the most basic room. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers or bathtubs.
If you are travelling as a family, you can book the family room. This hotel room consists of 2 separate bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sitting area. Some of the family rooms offer an amazing view of the Dome des Invalides.
Want an even better view of Dome des Invalides or even The Eiffel Tower? All the suites have a breath-taking view of Les Invalides and/or the Eiffel Tower. If you are lucky enough to rent out the Superior and Prestige suites you can enjoy your view from a private jacuzzi on your terrace.
Enjoy an aperitif at the lounge bar or have a meal at the impeccable hotel restaurant. The breakfast at Le Cinq Codot is considered to be groundbreaking and a once-in a lifetime experience. The breakfast is served as a table d’hote, which means you are in direct contact with the chef.
Every Thursday you can take part in cocktail workshops.
Le Cinq Codot also has a wellness centre where you will have access to the hammam, the massage rooms, the tearoom and the outdoor jacuzzi. There is also a fitness room with everything you will need for a good workout next door to the spa.
District: Invalides – Tour Eiffel
View: on the Eiffel Tower and on the Dome des Invalides
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel for the best view on the Eiffel Tower
Located in one of the most popular areas of Paris, the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel offers an exceptional view on the Eiffel Tower. As the hotel lies only 300 metres from the Eiffel Tower, you are guaranteed one of the best views of Paris’ most famous monument.
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel might look a bit like an old 60’s apartment block from the outside, but don’t let this fool you. The hotel offers 430 rooms and suites and most floors sport a breathtaking view on both the Eiffel Tower and the rest of Paris.
Depending on the room you pick, you will have a view on the Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, the garden or the rest of Paris. Rooms are spacious with a desk, a minibar, an iron and an en-suite bathroom.
If you go for a suite you will also get a seating area and a balcony overlooking the Eiffel Tower.
The Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel also has a restaurant called The Frame with open kitchen, private spaces and even a bar. If you are a lover of fine wines, don’t hesitate to ask them for a private wine tasting.
If you are looking to relax you can make use of their spa or even their gym. The gym has an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower!
District: Tour Eiffel
View: on the Eiffel Tower
Hotel Splendid Etoile for an unobstructed view of the Arc de Triomphe
The Champs-Élysées is one of the most beautiful avenues in the world and is the ideal place to stay during a trip to Paris. Splendid Etoile is located on Avenue Carnot, just a 2-minute walk from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe. You will also have great access to public transport such as busses and metro stations. The metro station and RER Charles de Gaulle-Etoile (line 1, 2, 6 and A) will allow you to easily get to Disneyland Paris, Montmartre or the Trocadero.
Enjoy a good night’s sleep in one of the many comfortable rooms offered by Hôtel Splendid Etoile. The rooms will standard come with a minibar, an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and a variety of complementary toiletries.
When you book a superior room you will have a private balcony with a view of the Arc de Triomphe.
If you want to indulge yourself, book a privilege suite which offers a small seating area and an unobstructed view of the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de l’Etoile.
In the area you will find many cute and romantic restaurants and world-class brasseries to discover and taste the French cuisine. The hotel also houses a gourmet restaurant called “Le Pre Carre”. The chef has created a beautiful menu with popular French ingredients.
District: Palais des Congrès – Batignolles
View: on the Arc de Triomphe and Place de l’etoile
Hotel des 3 Poussins with a view of the Sacre Coeur
Hotel Les 3 Poussins is nestled in the famous district of Montmartre that could be described as a small Parisian village. Located high above Paris, with small streets to explore and amazing little cafes to sip coffee at, this is the perfect place for the hopeless romantic. Montmartre is well-connected by metro and it is easy to hop onto the tube to go and explore the rest of the city.
This 40-room hotel brings out the artistic side of Montmartre with a touch (and even a bouquet) of modernity. You will be surrounded by warm colours and drawings depicting scenes from Parisian life.
The rooms are, for the most part, spacious and bright with a few tints of pastel which helps you relax. All of the rooms come with Wi-Fi, desk space and storage to make you feel right at home. You can even choose between a shower and a bathtub depending on which you feel most comfortable. You can also connect 2 rooms which is great when travelling with family or kids.
If you want that picture-perfect view over Paris you can upgrade your room. The best rooms have a terrace and a panoramic view over the city. The room “Sacre Coeur” offers a view of the Sacre Coeur but has no terrace. The room can accommodate 4 people, ideal for a family holiday.
Staff is very helpful and are happy to assist you with laundry service, room service and other things such as cots or umbrellas.
District: Opéra – Haussmann
View: the roofs of Paris and the Sacre Coeur
Elysees Ceramic for a view on the Arc de Triomphe
Elysées Ceramic is located on one of the big roads – or arteries – that feeds the hectic Place de l’etoile on which the Arc de Triomphe is planted. The facade overlooks Avenue Wagram but the back of the hotel overlooks a furnished patio, very quiet, far from the bustle of Paris and yet so close. A few minutes from the hotel, the Arc de Triomphe is looming and you can visit the many luxury shops and little French cafes in the area.
Although the bustle of the streets can be tiring booking a room with a view on the Patio makes you miss out on an exceptional view of the Parisian roofs and the Arc de Triomphe. To make the most of this view, you must request a room on the top floor where you will have the best view and the noise of the streets won’t reach you.
The rooms are elegantly decorated in a simple yet modern style. All rooms come with a minibar, a desk, a bathroom and complimentary toiletries.
Staff will be at your beck and call. They are happy to arrange luggage storage, a shuttle service, tickets or reservations for drivers, restaurants and events.
Tired after seeing all the amazing sights in Paris? Ask for breakfast to your room and get cheeses, breads, pastries and eggs delivered to your door.
District: Champs-Élysées – Madeleine
View: the roofs of Paris and the Arc de Triomphe
Libertel Gare du Nord Suede with a view on the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and the Notre Dame
Are you travelling to Paris on business or just passing through? Then this hotel might be the one for you. In direct proximity of Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est and 35 minutes from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport this hotel is perfect when you need to get out of the city quickly. But even when you want to take your time to discover Paris, this Libertel is a great base is there is a great choice of public transport, RER and metro stations around.
This hotel has been recently renovated. The rooms are comfortable and decorated with soft colours which are very relaxing. Even though the hotel only has 3 stars, the rooms feel very luxurious. All of the rooms come with free wi-fi, a mini bar and a seating area.
The top floor, however, boasts the most amazing suites and rooms. The Privilege room has a beautifully furnished balcony with amazing views over Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame and the rooftops of Paris.
The hotel also serves breakfast in your room when requested. This way you can enjoy a perfect Parisian pain au chocolate with a view over these cute little French roofs.
District: Gare du Nord – Gare de l’Est
View: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Montmartre
Jardins de Montmartre for a perfect view over paris
Do you love culture and greenery? Then you will like staying at Jardins de Montmartre. The hotel is decorated with the 4 seasons in mind with art reminding you of a romantic winter or an adventurous summer.
The rooms are all decorated in a unique style and all boast a TV, a safe, and a private bathroom. If you choose to book the “superior” and the “Deluxe” rooms, you will have more space and if you are lucky a breath-taking view over the Parisian rooftops.
The hotel has 3 stars and is small. Don’t let this hold you back as it means the staff can focus on making your stay a pleasant one. The hotel offers concierge services, room service and housekeeping. There is a library where you can drink a cup of coffee and read a book – or you can get a massage to chase away those sore muscles after a day of walking and exploring Paris.
Jardins de Montmartre is located in the heart of Montmartre but out of the way of the hordes of tourists. You are never far from the hustle and bustle of Paris or the great restaurants and bars of Montmartre.
District: Montmartre – Pigalle
View: The Parisian Rooftops
The Shangri La for that picture perfect Eiffel tower view
Although staying at the Shangri La can be quite expensive, my list of hotels with a great view would not be complete without it. This legendary hotel is one of the largest luxury hotels in Paris and its rooms with exceptional luxury offer one of the most amazing views of the Eiffel Tower.
The hotel once belonged to Prince Roland Bonaparte, which partly justifies why it became a historical monument in 2009.
The hotel is ideally located in the heart of the 16th arrondissement and offers easy access to the main Parisian tourist sites. But with three Michelin-starred restaurants, a spa, a bar, and most importantly, this amazing panorama offered on the tower, it’s a safe bet that you will not really be in a hurry to leave!
View: The Eiffel Tower