Lodging Paris

Information about and reviews of hotels in Paris, including luxury hotels, 5-stars, 4-stars, 3-stars and budget hotels.

Paris’s Hôtel de Crillon Closes for Two-Year Renovation

Hôtel de Crillon, the palatial Paris hotel on Place de la Concorde, is closing on March 31, 2013, leaving little time for one last...

A Night in the Hotel Aviatic in the 6th Arrondissement

In which the author spends the night in the Hotel Aviatic in Paris's 6th arrondissement and the day exploring the area within a 3-minute-walk radius.

The Reawakening of the Hotel Lutetia: Living Large on the Left Bank

On April 14, 2014, the Hotel Lutetia will close for a three-year renovation. This article, written in early 2013, provides a "before" view of this historical hotel as its owners were seeking a new path to glory that eventually led to its closure for a major overhaul.

The Luxury Drug: High Tea at the George V with JP

In which the author takes high tea at the Four Seasons George V, one of the "palace" hotels in Paris, with senior marketing director Jean-Pierre Soutric.
Lobby of the Hotel Regina. The revolving door is in the far right. Photo David Grimbert.

Hotel Regina: Wine & Friends & Classic Paris Luxury

Refurbished in 2015 and a wine bar added in 2016, the 5-star Hotel Regina, across the street from the Louvre, has regained its place among the luxury hotels of Paris’s 1st arrondissement. Gary Lee Kraut nods to Joan of Arc then pushes through the revolving door for a visit and a glass of wine.

Sex and the Luxury Hotel

Most men manage to control the urge to sequester a chambermaid or baggage boy, but it’s only natural for a man to stumble upon a hot hotel employee fantasy when traveling alone.

Centennial Celebrations on Avenue Montaigne: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées & Hôtel Plaza Athénée Turn 100

It’s centennial season on Avenue Montaigne as two of the anchors of Paris’s most couture-conscious street celebrate their 1913 origins and moments in their illustrious histories: the ever-chic Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the ever-fashionable Hôtel Plaza Athénée. See how to join in the celebration.

“Gary’s Cocktail” at the Bar of the Hotel Lutetia, Paris

On April 14, 2014, the Hotel Lutetia will close for a three-year renovation. While awaiting its reopening, readers are invited to take a sip of this cocktail-laden travel tale and to meet Gilles Guyomarch, one of Paris's most experienced bartenders.

5 Days in Auvergne, Part IV: Château La Canière, a Luxury Hotel

Leaving Chatel-Guyon in the late afternoon I felt the call of the hill rather than the plain, in part because I’ve never associated Auvergne with the plain, in part because hills are more exotic to me than flatlands. But I also felt the call of a 5-star hotel, and Château La Canière, the only luxury hotel within many miles, stood out in the plain.

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