It’s one thing to take a walk to the Eiffel Tower, but it’s a whole other thing to watch the sunset over the Eiffel Tower from your balcony. It’s one of the iconic symbols of Paris, so why not enjoy its twinkling lights from your hotel room?
Most hotels also have a great rooftop terrace with a restaurant with a panoramic view of the city. Check out my blog post on restaurants with a view of the Eiffel Tower for some recommendations.
The cherry on top? Having a photo shoot in Paris, either at your hotel or anywhere else around this beautiful city.
This beautiful, family-owned boutique hotel is located across the river in the 8th arrondissement, in a quiet area that’s just a few streets away from the Grand Palais, Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe. It has several suites with a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower.
I had the privilege of shooting a bridal editorial in one of their suites.
Address: 12 Rue Jean Goujon, 75008 Paris
Right across from the Eiffel Tower, the Pullman Paris is a popular hotel for people that want to get up close and personal with the Iron Lady. Half of the hotel’s rooms face the Eiffel Tower and their rooftop restaurants doesn’t disappoint either! Their balconies are a great place to start your photo shoot in Paris before making our way to Champ de Mars.
Address: 18 Avenue De Suffren, 75015 Paris
Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg
There are several Sofitel hotels around Paris, but this particular is located a stone’s throw from Place de la Concorde, with views of the Eiffel Tower in the distance. In the heart of the Faubourg Saint Honoré, where you will find luxury boutiques ranging from Cartier to Louis Vuitton, the Sofite Paris Le Faubourg is also close to the Louvre and Tuileries Gardens.
Address: 15 Rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris
One of Paris’ most prestigious hotels, the Peninsula offers amazing views of the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. This 5-star hotel also has a large terrace, spa and six restaurants and bars, all opulently decorated.
Address: 19 Av. Kléber, 75116 Paris
Another luxury hotel in the heart of Paris, Le Meurice is across the street from the Tuileries Gardens. Its restaurant is led by the world-renowned Alain Ducasse and the hotel’s luxurious décor makes you feel like you’re in Versailles.
Address: 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
The Plaza Athénée has seen a variety of A-list clients walk through their doors, including celebrities and even royalty! This hotel has the most famous view of the Eiffel Tower with its iron balcony, red flowers and matching red overhang. Their Eiffel Suite also overlooks the Eiffel Tower and is sumptuously decorated. You’ll also want to visit one (or all) of the hotel’s five restaurants during your stay.
Address: 25 Av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Balzac Eiffel Tower
Named after the legendary Honoré de Balzac, this boutique hotel is located near the Arc de Triomphe. Its historic interiors give a glimpse of days gone by, adding a touch of romance to the venue. The rooms offer a peak of the Eiffel Tower in the distance, past the iconic Parisian rooftops.
Address: 6 Rue Balzac, 75008 Paris
One of the most luxurious hotels in Paris, the Shangri La has one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower as it sits on a small hill across the river. It’s located in a mansion that is official a Palace and the interiors match that status perfectly. Their reception halls are often used for opulent weddings and events, and the rooftop terrace is a great place to unwind while watching the Eiffel Tower lights turn on in the evening.
Address: 10 avenue d’Iéna, Paris 16
Not far from the Shangri-La is the Hotel Raphael, with a stylish rooftop restaurant and bar overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Its rooms have a more historical feel, with beautiful paintings and antiques.
Address: 17 Avenue Kléber, Paris 16
The Hotel Regina is an elegant hotel located next to the Tuileries Gardens with an excellent panorama of the city. Unlike other luxury hotels with Louis XIV-style interiors, this hotel has some beautiful and unique Art Nouveau décor.
Address: 2 Pl. des Pyramides, 75001 Paris