Clichés aside, we know why Paris is on our travel wish-list: it’s a city with a burgeoning art scene to fuel creativity, luxury shopping streets to work out your credit card and even a growing café scene. It’s also considered the capital of romance, and the perfect opportunity for a budget-friendly romantic weekend away.
Splashing out on a weekend in Paris doesn’t need to break the bank, with luxurious boutique hotels actually being very affordable – if you know where to look!
Near the Gare du Nord and Eurostar terminal
Cool, calm and collected: Mademoiselle is the perfect hotel for winding down after a busy day out in the Parisian streets. With rooms decked in sterling silver and monochrome accents, the décor is minimalistic but effortlessly sophisticated.
The facilities are fashioned with guests’ comfort in mind: each room is fitted with a luxurious micro-down mattress topper, whilst the hotel’s spa is complete with a sauna, steam room and massage room, as well as a range of Eastern beauty treatments. Afterwards, guests can slip into a comfortable bathrobe and re-hydrate with a selection of herbal and detox teas.
Near the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs–Elysées
Classically beautiful, Monceau Wagram is the prime choice for anyone looking for an authentic Parisian experience. Soft colours, soothing drapes and ornate wallpaper create a romantic atmosphere, whilst the balconies in every room provide a spot of calm overlooking the bustling city, the hotel garden or patio.
Monceau Wagram is only a stone’s throw away from the famous Arc de Triomphe as well as luxury shopping street the rue du Faubourg St Honoré – so there is plenty to see and do right on your doorstep. Be sure to treat yourself to the hotel’s organic buffet breakfast, complete with fresh pastries, jams and cheeses to start your day.
Mercure Paris Montmarte Sacre Coeur
Near Montmarte and the Sacre Coeur Basilica
Ideal for leisure, the Mercure Paris Montmarte Sacre Couer offers luxury in the heart of the city of love, with views towards the Sacré Coeur. Here, guests will feel immediately at home in the hotel’s baroque-inspired design – the room décor is complete with crisp white linen, while mauve accents and matching wall-art liven up the space.
Each suite is equipped with WiFi, a satellite flat-screen TV and a minibar, ensuring maximum comfort. And for those wanting a truly continental experience, the hotel even provides a bike hire service – so you can maneuver your favourite boutique shops like a local.
Near Montmarte and just feet away from the Moulin Rouge
A manor of modern times, Le Squara is nestled in the heart of Montmartre, neighbouring the Moulin Rouge – the hotel is even known to have secret passageways connecting to the backstage sections of the famous cabaret. As such, it’s only fitting that Le Squara boasts every ounce of luxury: original stone walls adorn the rooms, while the luxurious bronze and gold palette, with red and mauve accents and silk textures, create a warm and sensual atmosphere.
The hotel also offers top-notch creature comforts, with free and unlimited WiFi, bathroom speakers and pure cotton and linen blend towels.
Hotel Etoile Saint Ferdinand
Near the Arc de Triomphe
The traditional decor of Hotel Etoile Saint Ferdinand is for the Parisian at heart, with its baby blue drapes, floral motifs and creamy striped wallpaper. Elegant yet homey, the hotel also offers a range of services to keep guests at ease, with free and unlimited WiFi, 24 hour reception and complimentary late checkout at midday.
Hotel Etoile Saint Ferdinand is within short distance of the Arc de Triomph, the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées, perfect for those wanting to combine sightseeing with shopping, cafe-hopping or visiting the theatre.