It’s hard to argue with the notion that Paris is an ideal spot for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. No matter what time of year it is, it’s the kind of city where you can easily imagine walking hand-in-hand with that special someone from cozy cafe to historic church to corner creperie to timeless view. So even if your wedding was 20 years ago, or you’ve no plans to wed the person you’ve been with for a decade, if you’re looking for a hotel that’ll make you feel like you’re on your honeymoon in Paris then any one of these hotels is a good bet.
Because the idea of a honeymoon hotel isn’t entirely about its location, these places are scattered all over central Paris. What qualifies them all for this list are things like the amenities offered, the level of service, and attention to detail. You’re unlikely to be spending your entire trip inside your hotel, but if for some reason you wanted to do that, in these hotels you could probably justify it.
You’ll find each of the hotels listed in this article marked on the map below, so you can take into account their locations as well as all the other things they have going for them. To learn more about each one, you can click on the icon on the map or you can scroll down to read the brief description about each underneath the map. And if these honeymoon hotels don’t feel like a perfect fit for your special trip, there are many more hotels in Paris where these came from.
Romantic Hotels in Paris
Honeymoon Hotels in Paris
The Hotel Raphael is a boutique property located on the Right Bank, and was built in 1925. Remodeled in 2006, the hotel retains its old-world charm with all the modern amenities you’d expect from a top-notch hotel. There are 86 suites and rooms, an on-site restaurant and bar, a rooftop terrace (where you can take meals if you like), and even a fitness center if you feel like working out.
The decor is luxurious, and although each room is unique you can really wow your loved one with a stay in the Eiffel Tower Suite – it features, as you might expect, a view of the famous Paris monument. Several of the rooms have balconies or terraces, which are an added romantic touch. A lovely breakfast is offered at Hotel Raphael, but isn’t included in the price of your room.
Another property with the same kind of old-world charm is the Hotel Regina, a hotel opened in 1900 (or the World’s Fair) and located near the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre Museum. There are 120 rooms and suites, some of which offer stunning views overlooking some of Paris’ most famous attractions.
The Hotel Regina has an on-site restaurant and “English Bar,” and in nice weather the private courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Especially for honeymooners, the hotel offers a “Romance Suite” which is decorated all in white and features a balcony with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Breakfast is available at the hotel, but costs extra.
Hotel Relais Christine
If the idea of a little bit of history thrown in with a lot of romantic character suits your Paris honeymoon dreams, then perhaps a stay at the Hotel Relais Christine is in order. Located in the St. Germain des Pres neighborhood, this beautiful hotel was once an abbey. It was turned into a hotel in the late 1970s, and although it still has plenty of visible history it’s also outfitted with all the modern conveniences.
Each of the Hotel Relais Christine’s 51 rooms and suites is individually decorated – often with antique furniture – and there’s even a suite with its own private garden outside. There’s an on-site bar and lounge for relaxing in, and a spa if you need more assistance in the relaxation department. For extra romance, you can order things like flower or champagne delivery to your room to surprise your sweetie.
Another St. Germain des Pres hotel is the Hotel Lutetia, located on the Boulevard Raspail across the street from Le Bon Marche department store. The hotel was built in 1910 and has more than 230 rooms spread out over seven floors. There’s an on-site restaurant as well as a more casual brasserie and a lounge where they serve “American-style” buffet brunch on Sundays.
Some of the rooms at the Hotel Lutetia overlook an internal courtyard, while others look out over the city’s streets and a nearby public park. The hotel’s decor is Art Deco in style, but modern amenities are available – even including free WiFi. And if you need more proof that the Hotel Lutetia is a good honeymoon hotel in Paris, look no further than the fact that the esteemed General Charles de Gaulle honeymooned in this very hotel.
Hotel Pavillon de la Reine
Although a view of the Eiffel Tower from one’s hotel window is certanly romantic, the Marais neighborhood – and particularly the Place des Vosges – has got to be one of the most picturesque and romantic areas in the city. So the fact that the Hotel Pavillon de la Reine is located on the Place des Vosges itself means it’s definitely a great honeymoon hotel. It’s located in an historic building, but the hotel itself didn’t open until 1986 and was remodeled in 2008.
The Hotel Pavillon de la Reine has 56 rooms and suites, each one individually decorated with rich colors, comfortable furniture, and luxurious fabrics. There’s an on-site bar and lounge in which you can enjoy a drink or just a quiet moment with your loved one. Breakfast is available at the hotel for an extra charge.
Hotel Concorde Montparnasse
Unlike the other hotels on this list, the Hotel Concorde Montparnasse isn’t about historic charm – it’s a sleek and modern-looking hotel built in 2004 with more than 350 rooms available. Despite the contemporary appeal of the hotel’s architecture, the interior has been decorated with rich fabrics and dark woods to make it inviting and comfortable. And there’s no denying you’re in an historic city, especially if you get one of the rooms that boasts a view of the Eiffel Tower.
The Hotel Concorde Montparnasse’s on-site restaurant and bar are good choices if you don’t feel like going too far for a meal or a drink, although the Montparnasse neighborhood is full of great dining options – from small cafes to fancy restaurants – and the hotel staff are happy to make recommendations and reservations for you. Internet and WiFi are available for free, and the hotel’s private patio makes an excellent spot for breakfast.
By the way, if going to Paris is the treat in itself, and a luxury hotel is not in the budget, there are hundreds of affordable hotels in Paris that are all over the central part of the city. When you’re truly in love, you create the magic, the elegance, the luxury of being together.
photo by Karl Blackwell