As with everything, the best Hyatt hotels in Paris will largely depend on your personality and what you hope to get out of a hotel. I’ve had great stays at all of these Hyatt properties, and I can wholeheartedly recommend them, each for different reasons. As a disclaimer, I have not made my way through the Small Luxury Hotels that partner with Hyatt yet. I have my eye on them though, and I’m determined to try them out! 😉
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Booking Hyatt Hotels in Paris with Benefits
With the Olympics headed to Paris in 2024, it’s safe to say a lot of people will be traveling to Paris. Hotel prices are expected to soar with demand. If you’re really lucky, you might be able to snag a room using your Hyatt points or save money with an advanced member rate. I will say that I’ve been really impressed with our experiences with Hyatt in France. We stayed at FirstName Hotel in Bordeaux in December. It was a great value for a truly lovely stay. (Bordeaux in December is really lovely, by the way.)
I’m a globalist with Hyatt, so we often get free room upgrades, free breakfast, early check-in/late-check out, and other fun perks. I also receive suite upgrade awards that I love to use in Paris. As a luxury travel advisor, I can book many of the same (and sometimes more!) benefits for you at most Hyatts in Paris, so please let me know if I can check rates for you! I’m always happy to see what Hyatt Prive perks may be available for your stay. In the mean time, keep reading to sort through the Paris Hyatt hotels to choose which hotel might be best for you.
Park Hyatt Paris Vendome
Let’s start with the Hyatt in Paris that I’ve stayed more than 80 nights at – the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome or PHV, as it is abbreviated on some message boards. The Park Hyatt Vendome is a Palace hotel. This means it’s been vetted as a 5 star hotel that presents exceptional characteristics such as geographical location, historical interest, a spa, a multilingual staff, and a concierge. There are only 12 Palace hotels in Paris. Park Hyatt is Hyatt’s luxury brand, and the Park Hyatt lives up to luxury. Much to my husband’s chagrin, the Park Hyatt is definitely one of my favorite Hyatt hotels in Paris.
The Park Hyatt Vendome Experience
When you arrive, you’ll walk through the lobby to the reception desk. If your room isn’t ready, you’ll be offered a drink, to have your luggage stored, and a personal phone call when your room is ready. When your room is ready, they will escort you to your room and your luggage will appear, if it hasn’t already. If you’re a globalist or booked through a travel advisor (like me!), you’ll likely find a welcome treat in your room. We usually receive something to eat and something to drink. Lately, they’ve been matching savory and sweet snacks to the wine.
The rooms at the Park Hyatt Paris are very similar. (This is very different from the St Regis Florence where no two rooms are exactly the same!). You can expect that your room will be large by France standards, have a nice-sized work area, and a sitting area of some sort. The bathrooms are huge with dual sinks, a soaking tub AND a walk-in shower, and plenty of closet space. Standard suites, which you can use your Suite Night Awards on, are generally a bit larger. They mostly mirror the Park rooms, they are just larger. We’ve never had a bad room at the Park Hyatt Paris though.
They offer service twice a day, including turndown service. Your Evian water bottles will be refilled. Slippers will appear. The lights will be turned down. Blackout shades will be lowered. It’s cozy and romantic, even in the summer time when the days are so long.
What Makes the Park Hyatt Paris Special
The staff. In 2023, we met the new Globalist manager. He seemed genuinely interested in ensuring our stay was incredible. He was extraordinarily kind. When we visited with my in-laws last year, we had a situation that needed urgent laundry care. The hotel manager saw to the situation himself and ensured that we were taken care of completely. He even asked the laundry team to run everything by him.
The bathrooms are a true delight at the Park Hyatt Paris. I LOVE the deep soaking tub and separate walk-in shower. The towels are rich and fluffy. It’s the perfect way to pamper yourself after a long day of walking through Paris.
Speaking of long days, the electronic blackout curtains are my absolute favorite thing ever. I need them in my house. They completely blackout all the light, even when the sun doesn’t set until late the summer. They also mitigate most noise. If you’re a light sleeper, ask for a quiet room. The interior courtyard facing rooms are very quiet and some offer terraces!
Le Spa, the Le Mer spa on the lower level of the hotel is one of my favorite hotel spas in Paris. It has a jacuzzi, a large sauna, a steam shower, and body and face treatments. Many of their treatments use La Mer products. (Gabriel is my favorite.) I’ve had a lot of incredible massages and facials here. I love that they don’t try to upsell anything. It’s just pure pampering in a very calm setting.
Who Will Love the Park Hyatt Paris
The Park Hyatt is the one of the best Hyatt hotels in Paris for couples looking to escape for a romantic weekend. The quiet rooms, the cozy spa, and the location makes it perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, and other special occasions. (Our introduction to the PHV was on Valentine’s Day trip to Paris!)
If you love Paris at Christmas, it is magical to stay at the Park Hyatt. If you’ve never been to Paris during December, put that on your list. I think the Christmas lights in Place du Vendome are more beautiful that the Champs-Élysées. And, as much as we love dining at Le George, the Christmas lights around the Four Seasons Paris are no match for Vendome.
Hotel du Louvre
Hotel du Louvre is special. It’s part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection of hotels, Hyatt’s boutique brand that allows hotels to maintain their individuality and personality while offering guests a luxury experience. Hotel du Louvre is one of our favorite hotels in the heart of Paris because of its location. If we’re going to Paris to sightsee or museum hop, Tom wants to be at Hotel du Louvre.
The Hotel du Louvre Experience
What I love most about Hotel du Louvre is that it doesn’t feel like a Hyatt hotel. It feels like a boutique hotel in every possible way. Every time we check in, the staff is warm and friendly and ready to be as helpful as possible. Their hospitality comes through in every interaction from check-in to check-out, and it’s just really lovely. It’s clear that they want to know their guests and take care of everything.
The rooms are beautifully appointed with clean lines, beautiful pops of color, and luxury amenities. Again, this doesn’t feel like a standard Hyatt hotel room. The entire guest experience is thoughtfully designed and the rooms are beautifully curated. We’ve had rooms that look directly into the Louvre, and we’ve had rooms where we could open our windows and hear the musicians in front of Palais Royale. It’s a lovely experience if that’s what you’re looking for in a Paris hotel.
The bathrooms at the Hotel du Louvre are less lavish than the Park Hyatt Vendome, and we’ve only had walk in showers in our rooms. They are large and have great water pressure and plenty of hot water, which is the most important thing in a hotel bathroom (I think). If you’re looking for a bathtub, you’ll want to check with the hotel to see if it’s possible or book one of the suites where you can confirm a tub.
What Makes Hotel du Louvre Special
Not to be cliche or repeat what I said about the Park Hyatt, but the staff. The more I travel, the more I appreciate true hospitality. Not just making you feel welcome when you check in, but ensuring that feeling continues throughout the experience. We felt like the Hotel du Louvre staff went above and beyond trying to connect with us – asking about our experiences in Paris, offering gentle recommendations as they got to know us, and going above and beyond to secure us a cab when we were running late to the airport.
The hotel bar and restaurant aren’t your standard run-of-the-mill experiences either. The hotel bar, l’Officine du Louvre, is cozy and intimate with a distinctive personality. The cocktail menu is creative. It’s different and fun. The restaurant, Bocuse Brasserie du Louvre, is stunning with beautiful views of the surrounding architecture. It a classic French brasserie with a focus on staying local, and by local, I mean French. French food and curated French wine list.
Who Will Love Hotel du Louvre
Hotel du Louvre is a great hotel for couples who want a romantic trip to Paris but don’t want to splash out on the Park Hyatt Paris. (I know the Park Hyatt Paris is not in everyone’s budget, nor is it everyone’s style.) HdL is perfect for couples who want a boutique hotel experience and want to the in the middle of everything.
If it’s your first trip to Paris, you’ll probably love Hotel du Louvre. It’s perfect for museum hopping, sightseeing, and shopping. The proximity to metro line 1 makes it easy to explore most of Paris and get around easily. Tom loves it for its proximity to both the Jardin des Tuileries and the Louvre. It’s the perfect place to get the most out of your Paris Museum Pass.
Since this blog is mostly focused on couples travel, I can’t speak to all the benefits of family rooms at the Hotel du Louvre, but it is one of the few hotels in Paris that has family rooms available for adults traveling with children. I think they’ve done a lovely job making the hotel welcoming to families through some of their family suites, and it’s not all that common to find these benefits.
Last thing, the Hotel du Louvre is perfect for travelers who have a Hyatt category 1-7 certificate that they want to use.
Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile
If you’re looking for one of the best Hyatt hotels in Paris with an Eiffel tower view, look no further than the Hyatt Paris Etoile. For me, this was the biggest selling point and why we booked this hotel. We booked it to be able to watch the Bastille Day fireworks from our room. (Don’t judge me. I was wrapping up a week of classes at the Ritz Paris Escoffier where my French and my pastry skills were tested daily.) It did not disappoint.
What Makes the Hyatt Paris Etoile Special
Our experience booking the Hyatt Etoile was a bit of an adventure. We were staying at Hotel Dress Code for 10 days and trying to decide what to do for Bastille Day. I really wanted to see the fireworks, but I was exhausted. We discussed booking the Hyatt Regency to try it out. While I was at class, Tom headed over to the hotel to see a few rooms and figure out if they truly had an Eiffel Tower. He was able to see a few rooms, confirmed it was what we were looking for, and we booked it.
Most hotel rooms with the Eiffel Tower view are expensive, often prohibitively expensive for most people, and most hotels only have a small number of these rooms. Due to the sheer number of rooms this hotel has, as a skyscraper and a conference hotel, you can confirm a room with an Eiffel Tower view fairly easily and at a relatively decent price. We opted for a deluxe room, which was on a higher floor and offered a better view. If having an Eiffel Tower view is important to you, reach out to the hotel for assistance. We found them to be extremely hospitable and helpful. They really did want to ensure we were happy with our room once they knew what we were doing.
We really enjoyed the Windo Skybar at the Hyatt Etoile, but the executive lounge offers the same view. While I am not personally going to Paris to eat in the executive lounge, it was really nice on Bastille Day when we just wanted to hang out, enjoy an aperitif, and rest up for the fireworks.
Who Will Love the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile
If you really want to have a hotel with a view of the Eiffel Tower, this is the hotel for that. There is not another Hyatt hotel in Paris that offers this same view. Obviously, if you’re going for the instagrammable Eiffel Tower breakfast on a balcony, this is not the hotel for you. None of the rooms have balconies or terraces, but they do have lovely views of Le Tour. We enjoyed it so much that we’re already thinking of spending another Bastille Day here. (It’s far less chaotic than trying to find a spot to watch the fireworks on the Seine, though I highly recommend doing that at least once.)
If you’re visiting Paris on a smaller budget or have Hyatt category 1-4 certificates to use, this is an OUTSTANDING redemption. Before staying here, we thought the location was a bit far, but it is truly only 15 minutes on the metro from the Tuileries and Place de la Concorde. It’s actually very easy to use this hotel for doing things in Paris, you just have to know that it’s not going to have the same luxury feel as Hotel du Louvre or the Park Hyatt. It’s a large Hyatt hotel that accommodates many conferences and tour groups, so sometimes the hotel feels more frantic than the area around it.
Hyatt Paris Madeleine
Traveling back up the Seine is the Hyatt Paris Madeleine. This hotel is a combination of the Hyatt efficiency of the Hyatt Etoile and a bit of luxury from the Park Hyatt Paris. It’s also one of those hotels where you can open your windows and feel like you’re in Paris because of the views it offers. I hate the term quiet luxury, but it does have a bit of that vibe. You can tell it’s special when you check in. The rooms are comfortable with great bathrooms. It doesn’t feel over the top. It’s a boutique hotel without the personality of Hotel du Louvre. Comfortable – it’s extremely comfortable.
What Makes the Hyatt Madeleine Special
I think one of the things that makes the Madeleine special is just how unassuming it is. It’s approachable. The staff is superbly friendly. The rooms are modern and updated with beautiful marble bathrooms and luxury amenities. I loved that it had a soaking tub and a huge walk-in shower. The rooms also have unexpected details, like coffee table books in the room dedicated to art, fashion, and design. Small design touches pull the room together beautifully – the trim on the lamp matches the curtains without looking contrived. The clean lines make the room relaxing yet polished. With high ceilings and large windows, the rooms we’ve stayed in have been bathed with natural light. It’s French chic without even trying.
If you’re trying to decide between Hotel du Louvre and the Hyatt Madeleine, which are often at similar price points, the deciding factor may be the sauna. While not as large as the spa at the Park Hyatt Paris, the Madeleine does offer a sauna, which is a lovely way to relax after a long day of walking Paris.
Who Loves the Hyatt Madeleine Paris
The couple who wants to be in the heart of Paris but not in the chaos that can be right in front of the Louvre all the time will probably love the Madeleine. While Boulevard Malesherbes is a busy street, it doesn’t see the same amount of foot traffic as Hotel du Louvre or event the Park Hyatt. The entrance to the Hyatt Madeleine feels a bit discrete than some of its other peers.
We found it very central to various metro lines and easy to navigate Paris on foot from the Hyatt Madeleine, but I think it’s true of the Vendome and Hotel du Louvre, too. It’s great for sightseeing, though you might have to change metro lines occasionally. Luckily, there are plenty of lines within a 5 minute walk from the hotel, so you’re never too far from anything.
Other Hyatt Hotels in Paris
It’s highly unlikely that I will ever review the Hyatt hotels at CDG unless we have connecting flight that requires a layover. One, this is a luxury travel blog and those hotels aren’t super aligned to my content right now. Two, we find it to be so easy to go into Paris via the RER, and we definitely prefer walking around Paris to staying at the airport.
Hyatt x Small Luxury Hotels in Paris
The Small Luxury Hotels in Paris partnered with Hyatt change a lot. One of the ones that I’m currently most excited about staying at is Le Narcisse Blanc Hôtel & Spa. Narcisse Blanc is on the left bank and is the closest Hyatt hotel to the Eiffel Tower. The decor looks inspired, and the spa looks absolutely gorgeous. It’s near the Hotel des Invalides, Rue Cler, and my favorite wine tasting in Paris.
Across the Seine from Le Narcisse Blanc is the Hotel San Regis, which boasts traditional French decor with heavy brocades and antique details benefitting its location surrounded by the Champs-Elysées, Avenue Montaigne and the Grand Palais. The hotel is a former mansion, and the experience reflects that level of personal touch and taste. It’s housed alongside some of the most exclusive shopping in Paris, so if that’s your thing, maybe it’s your hotel!
The last Small Luxury Hotel is Hotel Raphael, which is a stone’s through from the Arc de Triomphe. This area can be really quiet (compared to the more busy areas of Paris), and there are a lot of luxury hotels that cater to business travelers in this area. It’s a short walk to Trocadero and crossing the Seine will land you at the Eiffel Tower. Like the San Regis, the Hotel Raphael has more traditional French decor with gilded finishes and heavy fabrics to finish off the rooms. It reminded me a lot of our room at Chateau d’Audrieu in Normandy. Beautiful, but it may not be your style.