Paris with a view: the best hotels near the Eiffel Tower

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Considered an eyesore by Parisians when first built for the Exposition Universelle of 1889, Gustave Eiffel’s iron tower is now the ultimate emblem for the French capital. With its elegant latticework and twinkling lights, it still has the power to take the breath of even the most cynical of visitors.

If you opt to stay in one of the 7th arrondissement’s hotels closest to the Eiffel Tower, you will find elegant architecture, grand monuments and artistic addresses, but in such an iconic area, it can also be tricky to find a hotel that packs authentic charm as well as great location. To help you along, we’ve made a selection of the best hotels near the Eiffel Tower, from boutique boltholes to palaces. 


How we review

Every hotel in this curated list has been visited by one of our expert reviewers, who are usually hosted on a complimentary basis. They stay for a minimum of one night, test at least one meal and trial other experiences that the hotel might have to offer. 


At a glance, the best hotels near the Eiffel Tower

 

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Paris, France

8
Telegraph expert rating

Set in the one-time mansion of Prince Roland Bonaparte, great nephew of Napoleon, the Shangri-La is a Parisian pied à terre on a palatial scale. Arguably one of the most enviably located hotels near the Eiffel Tower with a balcony, its glittering illuminations are visible from 60 percent of the rooms. The Palais de Tokyo and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris are less than five minutes’ walk down the road, while it’s 20 minutes to the Champs-Élysées and plenty of fine dining. For all its polished marble and twinkling chandeliers, the atmosphere is surprisingly low-key, and service is near faultless. It is a 15-minute walk to the Eiffel Tower.


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1,298

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Le Cinq Codet

Paris, France

7
Telegraph expert rating

Behind the striking wrap-around façade of a converted 1930s telephone exchange, this calmly luxurious hotel near Les Invalides is an easy walk to the Eiffel Tower (17-minutes), and a daring addition to an upmarket part of the 7th arrondissement that is surprisingly short of luxury hotels. Designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel, interiors bedecked in natural woods with clever lighting and original paintings and photos are quietly luxurious, though it’s perhaps a little too self-consciously stylish. Many of the rooms are seductive duplexes. Four suites have huge terraces, with views of Les Invalides and/or the Eiffel Tower.


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362

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Hotel La Bourdonnais

Paris, France

8
Telegraph expert rating

From its white façade strung with red geraniums to the chocolate-canopied entrance and big Eiffel Tower views, La Bourdonnais screams Paris. Set on a wide avenue, the hotel is a hop and a skip from the classical 18th-century École Militaire military training school – and nearby metro station and brasseries – at the southern end of the Parc du Champ de Mars. Inside, curios evoking the globetrotting life of an 18th-century naval captain add vintage glamour to a modern décor. Rooms cover several floors; those at the top offer great views, and – unusually for a top-end hotel – single rooms are available. It is a 12-minute walk to the Eiffel Tower.


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£
177

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Hotel du Champ de Mars

Paris, France

8
Telegraph expert rating

This pristine budget-boutique hotel with enchanting steel-grey paintwork and flower-filled window boxes is brilliantly placed on a pedestrian street teeming with atmospheric café pavement terraces and small food shops in the smart, predominantly residential 7th arrondissement. Iconic next-door neighbours include the Eiffel Tower (a 15-minute walk away) and the café-laced market street of Rue Cler. The 25 classic rooms soothe the soul with pretty toile de jouy walls, French country-style curtains and enchanting quilted bedspreads. In the biz since 1995, hotels like this are something of a dying breed in millennial Paris.


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166

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Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

Paris, France

8
Telegraph expert rating

Languishing dramatically at Mademoiselle Eiffel’s steel-webbed feet, this is one of the sleekest and largest hotels with a view of the Eiffel Tower from many of its rooms. The four-star hotel is big for Paris – and feels it. It was originally designed by Pierre Dufau and Raymond Loewy as a Hilton in 1965, and received a smart makeover when the Accor’s Pullman chain took over. Expect light-filled spaces, contemporary furnishings, exemplary business facilities, and a stylish Franco-American brasserie serving produce fresh from its ‘potager’ (veg patch). The Eiffel Tower is a three or four minute walk away.


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292

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La Comtesse

Paris, France

8
Telegraph expert rating

This is a relaxed boutique address with sensational Eiffel Tower views from every room in the 19th-century house. Décor evokes the literary salons of 18th-century Paris and the hotel café and salon de thé serves all-day coffee, cakes and light meals. It’s in an 1870 townhouse on a reasonably busy road in the posh 7e arrondissement, a 10-minute walk from the wonderful Musée Rodin where Auguste Rodin’s pensive figure The Thinker (1902) holds sentry in the art museum’s romantic sculpture-peppered gardens. The École Militaire metro station (line 8) is next door.


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304

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Contributions by Eleanor Aldridge, Natasha Edwards & Nicola Williams

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