What's on in Paris in Winter 2012/2013
Our pick of the Ten Best Hotels in Paris offering rooms with a view


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Winter 2012/2013 Hotel Selection
Etoile area SPLENDID ETOILE

Thanks to an ideal location and exceptional views of the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées plus the Eiffel tower, several rooms (those ending in 07) and a panoramic suite (606) are regularly chosen for film location and TV shows. The rooms are quite large and offer classic Louis XV decoration as well as all modern conforts (including double-glazed windows), while the English-style bar is very characteristic. This hotel really lives up to its name: splendid.

Hôtel Splendid Etoile

1, Avenue Carnot, Paris 17 th.
Phone: 33 (0)1 45 72 72 00
Fax: 33 (0)1 45 72 72 01
Metro: Etoile
Rooms with view: 280 Euros
Suite 606: 375 Euros
Eiffel tower area
HILTON HOTEL

Situated right beside the 'Iron Lady', this hotel is perhaps a little too close to get an overall view, but the tower nevertheless appears breathtaking in its grandeur, especially from the panoramic restaurant on the 10th floor over Sunday brunch. The best rooms for a view of the tower as well as the Trocadero garden across the river and Paris rooftops are on the 9th floor (909-920 and 935-940).

Hôtel Hilton Paris Suffren

18, Avenue de Suffren, Paris 15 th.
Phone: 33 (0)1 44 38 56 00
Fax: 33 (0)1 44 38 56 10
Metro: Bir-Hakeim/Champ de Mars
Rooms with view: 330 - 640 Euros
Musée d'Orsay /
St-Germain-des-Prés area
HOTEL PONT ROYAL

The trendy eastern end of the 7th district is about as near to the center of Paris as you can get, and the view from any floor of this hotel, from the 4th onwards — and particularly from the panorama suite, 801 — is quite spectacular: famous monuments and rooftops as far as the eye can see. Moreover, the hotel boasts a fabulous restaurant (l'Atelier) as well as everything that you may need to make your stay comfortable.

Hôtel Pont Royal

7, rue de Montalembert, Paris 7th.
Phone: 33 (0)1 42 84 70 00
Fax: 33 (0)1 42 84 71 00
Metro: Solférino/Rue du Bac
Junior suites: 570 Euros
Suite 801: 1,000 Euros
Musée d'Orsay/
St-Germain-des Prés area
HOTEL DU QUAI VOLTAIRE

Located right beside the river and overlooking the Louvre and the Pont des Arts foot bridge, this hotel is great not just for its fabulous views but also for its many famous former guests — from Oscar Wilde to Pissarro — and its value for money.

Hôtel du Quai Voltaire

19, Quai Voltaire, Paris 7 th.
Phone: 33 (0)1 42 61 50 91
Fax: 33 (0)1 42 61 62 26
Metro: Rue du Bac
Double rooms: from 118 Euros
Latin quarter / Notre-Dame area LE NOTRE-DAME HOTEL

Not only situated right beside the river and the Ile de la Cité, some rooms (especially those ending with 2 and the 6th floor duplex rooms) even have a delightful view over them. Ideal for those who wish to study — or even immortalize — the facade of Notre Dame, the hotel also offers tasteful furnishings and all modern comforts. Not to be confused with Hôtel de Notre-Dame, located nearby on rue Maître Albert, that has no view over the Seine.

Le Notre-Dame Hôtel
1 quai Saint-Michel, Paris 5th
Phone: 33 (0)1 43 54 20 43
Fax: 33 (0)1 43 26 61 75
Metro: Saint-Michel
Single Rooms: from 199 Euros
Duplex: 244 Euros

Latin quarter / Notre-Dame area
HOTEL LES RIVES DE NOTRE-DAME

If you are a romantic, this small hotel is a true love-nest offering a view over the Seine, Notre-Dame cathedral and the historic city center from the 2nd floor onwards. Its charming Tuscan decoration and warm welcome enhance the feeling of coziness while catering to all your needs.

Hôtel Les Rives de Notre-Dame

15, quai Saint-Michel, Paris 5th.
Phone: 33 (0)1 43 54 81 16
Fax: 33 (0)1 43 26 27 09
Metro: Saint-Michel
Double Rooms: from 237 Euros
Tuileries /
Rivoli area
HOTEL REGINA

Located just off the bustling Rue de Rivoli, a few steps from the Tuileries garden and the Louvre, this hotel offers exceptional views of old Paris, especially from the suites. Its rooms are full of antique charm and character, with all the necessary conveniences for a comfortable stay.

Hôtel Regina Paris

2, Place des Pyramides, Paris 1st
Metro: Pyramides/Tuileries
Phone: 33 (0)1 42 60 31 10
Rooms: from 314 Euros
Suites: 520-800 Euros
Opera area HOTEL EDOUARD VII

Situated on the elegant Avenue de l'Opera in a luxurious Haussmann building, this hotel offers superb views of the Opera as well as the Sacre Coeur as a backdrop (from the 5th to 7th floors). In addition, you can enjoy all modern comforts as well as the famous 'Delmonico' restaurant.

Hôtel Edouard VII
39, Avenue de l'Opéra, Paris 2nd
Phone: 33 (0)1 42 61 56 90
Fax: 33 (0)1 42 61 47 73
Metro: Opéra/Pyramides
Rooms from 350 to 485 Euros

Montmartre area TERRASS' HOTEL

Not only situated in the heart of Montmartre (the highest place in the city, but also one of the most attractive culturally), some rooms — and especially suites 605, 703 and 802, and the terrace of the restaurant — have a truly magnificent panoramic view over the city. Ideal for those who wish to mix an authentic historic address and the comforts of modern life.

Terrass' Hôtel

12 rue Joseph-de-Maistre, Paris 18th
Phone: 33 (0)1 44 92 34 14
Fax: 33 (0)1 42 52 29 11
Metro: Abbesses/Blanche
Rooms from 256 Euros
Suites: 311 Euros

Porte Maillot area HOTEL CONCORDE LA FAYETTE

This hotel is located just behind the Palais des Congrès on the busy Place Porte Maillot to the west of the city and a short ride from the Champs Elysées. It affords one of the most impressive panoramic views of the entire city from the 12th to 33rd floors (especially rooms ending in 07 or 15). With it's luminous rooms and fabulous panoramic bar on the top floor, as well as the luxurious new 'Club La Fayette', it provides all modern facilities—including WI-FI access— as well as helpful and courteous service.

Hôtel Concorde La Fayette

3, Place du Général Koenig, Paris 17th
Phone: 33 (0)1 40 68 50 68
Fax: 33 (0)1 40 68 50 38
Metro: Porte Maillot
Rooms: from 195 Euros
Suites: from 400 Euros

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