7 Paris Hotels With Amazing Views

Jennifer Ladonne | February 01, 2018

We all want to take away the very best memories of our trip to Paris, and there's nothing quite as splendid—or memorable—as an unimpeded view of the city and its iconic monuments. No need to go the heights of Montmartre for a view (although that's nice too!), unlike most major cities, Paris's skyline is almost entirely devoid of skyscrapers, making the views over the rooftops all the more stunning. The hotels listed here offer wonderful, often surprising, views from rooms, rooftops, or terraces that you'll never have from the ground. All the better for memory-making.

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Hôtel Notre Dame Saint-Michel

Why it made the list

For a budget hotel in the heart of Paris, with stupendous views of Notre Dame cathedral and the Seine, this hotel can't be beat. A spirited decor by Parisian couturier Christian Lacroix accentuates the hotel's quirky and charming details, and if you don't get a room facing the cathedral, you'll still have the views over Notre Dame and the river from the bar-breakfast room's giant windows.

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Le Cinq Codet

Why it made the list

Tucked away on a quiet little street in the elegant 7th arrondissement, an an easy walk to the Musée Rodin and the Eiffel Tower, this elegant design hotel has made the most of views of the Eiffel Tower from corridors and stylish streamlined rooms. Best of all: terrace suites and duplexes put you so close to the gilded dome of the Invalides you can almost reach out and touch it.

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Grand Hotel du Palais Royal

Why it made the list

If you're looking to splurge on a special moment in Paris, we confidently recommend this chic five-star hotel behind the beautiful Palais Royal gardens. Besides its near perfect location a three-minute walk from the Louvre, close to some of Paris's best shopping, monuments and museums, vistas from the top-floor terrace suites are spectacular. With close-up views of both of Louis XIV's Paris palaces—Palais Royal and the Louvre—you'll also get the Eiffel Tower, the Tuileries gardens, and Sacré Coeur thrown in. Not to mention a fabulous luxury suite.

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The Peninsula Paris

Why it made the list

The vantage point from this sumptuous Parisian palace covering an entire city block near the Arc de Triomphe is one of its finest features. From your sprawling terrace suite you'll have all Paris at your fingertips, but if that's not in your budget, no worries, the top-floor bar and bistro offer stunning panoramic views for everyone to enjoy.

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Hôtel Tsuba

Why it made the list

We like this elegant, off-the-beaten-path hotel for its reasonable prices, amenities—including a pool, steam room, and sauna—and views. Not all rooms have them, but if you can snag a top-floor, street-facing room you'll be rewarded with lovely views of the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.

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Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Why it made the list

Set on one of Paris's most chichi avenues, in the heart of the upscale Triangle d'Or, this palace hotel offers beautiful views from its top-floor rooms (facing southwest), culminating in the two quintessentially Parisian Eiffel Suites, where the looming tower is framed by floor-to-ceiling windows, and, in case you're not near enough, a telescope for getting up close and personal.

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Shangri-La Hotel Paris

Why it made the list

Besides its status as one of the city's most sumptuous luxury hotels, if we had to sum up the Shangri-La, we'd say "beautiful views!" as more than half the hotel's 101 rooms come with the Eiffel Tower in sight from a terrace or window (or bathtub)--seriously, and the best of them put you pretty much right at the Iron Lady's sparkling feet.

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