With a prime location just steps from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées, the Four Seasons Hotel George V has been a landmark Paris hotel since its opening in 1928. Historic grandeur, decadent design and impeccable service make it one of the city's finest.
Les Jardins du Marais
A tranquil hotel in the fashionable Marais district, Les Jardins du Marais is set away from the bustle of the streets but just a short walk from the historic Place des Vosges and the impressive Picasso Museum. The four buildings that make up the hotel encircle one long central courtyard lined with elegant tables, white umbrellas and small gardens.
The contemporary hotel bar features bold purple velvets and quirky furniture, though you can chose to have breakfast or an evening drink outside in the courtyard in good weather. There are also plenty of delightful restaurants for the evening within walking distance of the hotel in the lively Marais district.
The elegant rooms offer all modern amenities, from flat-screen TVs to free Wi-Fi, with the addition of a special smartphone for each room, allowing guests to remain connected to the internet while walking around the city, or to call home to friends and family at no additional cost. There is also a modern gym and a chic spa where guests can receive treatment in peaceful rooms with exposed masonry.
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Rooms are simple but bright with high ceilings and windows, crisp white linens and contrasting prints on the soft furnishings. All room categories feature flat-screen TVs, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi as well as marble bathrooms, though only the highest room categories have a separate bath and shower. In addition, each room has a special smartphone that guests are able to use for the duration of their stay to remain connected to the internet throughout the city, find maps and directions, and even call home for no additional charge.
The Marais neighborhood is a fashionable district of Paris filled with restaurants, bars and plenty of designer boutiques. Close by you can find the delightful Picasso Museum, as well as Victor Hugo’s house on Place des Vosges, and the French Holocaust memorial. There is also a metro stop just a minute away for easy access to the rest of the city.
Food and drink
There is no restaurant on site, though there is a trendy cocktail bar with an extensive menu of French wines, sparkling champagne and signature cocktails. You can sit indoors in the contemporary bar or take a seat in the shade outdoor under one of the large white umbrellas in the courtyard. There are also countless restaurants and cafes, to suit all budgets, within walking distance of the hotel.
Facilities and activities
The hotel offers a sleek spa set in peaceful rooms that make a feature of the exposed stonework of the historic building. There is also a gym but the highlight of the hotel, however, is its expansive inner courtyard, featuring one of the largest private gardens in Paris. Among the trees and flowers are hidden nooks with sofas and chairs, the perfect place to relax with a glass of champagne.
The hotel offers disabled access as well as rooms adapted for those with disabilities.
We like this hotel for its long cobbled interior courtyard, quiet location and proximity to one of Paris’s best loved squares, the Place des Vosges in the fashionable Marais district. Rooms are contemporary and simple, but bright and comfortable.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Exuding a sense of old-world charm reminiscent of 17th-century Paris, Hôtel d'Aubusson is an elegant boutique hotel ideally located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, within close walking distance of some of Paris’s most notable sights.
With an ideal location in the lively left bank and close to many of the city's prime attractions, La Villa is a stylish, contemporary hotel with plenty of character. The chic, minimalist rooms are warm and inviting with a distinctive charm.
Well-located just off the Champs- Élysées, the Hôtel Lancaster is a great base to explore Paris from an intimate and welcoming setting. Rooms resemble stylish Parisian apartments with chandeliers and parquet floors, and the restaurant and bar are first-rate.
Simple yet charming, Hôtel Lorette is conveniently located close to some of Paris’s major sights and boasts bright contemporary rooms with traditional Parisian wrought-iron balconies.
Located in one of Paris's most famous bohemian districts, Hotel Montalembert is a historic five star hotel that exudes contemporary Parisian style. With sleek, designer interiors and exemplary service, it makes an ideal base for exploring the sights.
Ideally located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, within walking distance of the Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre, Hotel Verneuil is a chic yet intimate hotel with great charm and personality as well as excellent service.
Le Bristol Paris is a renowned landmark hotel in the heart of the city. Once a private manor house, it has achieved the coveted ‘palace’ distinction, has four Michelin stars between its restaurants, excellent service and a quintessentially Parisian style and sophistication
One of the first hotels to receive the coveted ‘palace’ distinction Le Meurice, located in the heart of Paris, offers accessible luxury in an artistic setting. Inspired by previous guests such as Salvador Dalí, the hotel is home to an impressive collection of modern art.
Exuding an intimate yet elegant atmosphere, Le Pavillon de la Reine is set among the old-world grandeur of the Marais, one of Paris's most engaging districts. The property boasts an extremely tranquil setting as well as a chic spa.
With all the trappings of a luxury hotel yet the warmth of a stately family home, Le Saint offers accessible grandeur in the heart of Paris's most chic and artistic district.
Welcoming guests since 1898, the Ritz Paris has long been the most prestigious address in the city. Its magnificent interiors, impeccable service standards and central location make it one of the city's very best hotels.
Terrass” Hotel expertly channels the artistic nature of the Montmartre district into its everyday design, offering contemporary luxury in one of Paris’s most thriving areas. It also boasts a first-rate rooftop restaurant and bar with commanding views over the city.
Transport yourself back to the 1920s when rail travel was in its heyday, journeying in Art Deco style on the Venice Simplon Orient-Express.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore a Paris food market like a local, chatting to the stall holders, learning about Parisian shopping habits and food provenance, and choosing fine cheeses for a paired wine-and-cheese tasting at the end of your tour.
For an overview of the Paris landscape and its main sights, this fast-paced tour offers an introduction to the city's history and geography taking in the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées as well as Notre-Dame, the Sacré-Coeur and the fashionable Marais.
Learn about the secrets, traditions and strict rules behind the production of Champagne on a guided tour that offers the opportunity to meet local producers, visit vineyards and historic chalk pits, and sample some of these renowned sparkling wines.
Explore the vast and extravagant palace of Louis XIV, the ‘Sun King’, on the outskirts of Paris. This lavish chateau is surrounded by seemingly endless formal gardens, while inside, no expense was spared in decorating its opulent rooms.
Monet's house and beloved gardens at Giverny, just north of Paris, offer a delightful insight into the Impressionist painter and his works. See his studio and home and wander through the gardens that so inspired his opus.
Learn to make the classic French delicacy of macarons on a half-day course hosted by a professional chef. In a small group you're taught how to craft these much-loved treats with traditional techniques and classic fillings.
Explore the very heart of medieval Paris on this guided tour, which takes you to the Gothic glories of Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle, and to a quiet residential island in the Seine River.
Learn about the history of the former royal palace of the Louvre before enjoying a guided tour of the museum's vast collection of art. Then cross the river to the Musée d'Orsay to browse Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterworks by Renoir, Gauguin and Van Gogh.