The best 1st Arrondissement Paris hotels put you right at the center of historic Paris, with a huge number of famous attractions, wonderful dining, and excellent shopping within easy reach.

Staying in Paris's 1st District gives you easy access to explore the huge Louvre Museum, relax in Tuileries Garden, gaze at the magnificent stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle, stroll along the Seine River, and discover all the other fascinating places in this famous district known as "Royal Paris" which French kings and queens once called "home."

But you'll also find lots of other treasures among these top hotels in Paris's first arrondissement: luxury boutiques near Place Vendôme and Rue Saint-Honoré, the hidden garden behind Palace Royal, and treasure-filled culinary shops around Les Halles and (mostly) pedestrian-only Rue Montorgueil market street.

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Our 1st arrondissement hotel recommendations range from affordable 3-star boutique hotels to 5-star luxury "palaces."  You're sure to find a place you'll love - a place you may even think of as your own "home in Paris."

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Hôtel Crayon    ★★★

Vibrant graphic design meets mid-century furnishings in the chic Hôtel Crayon lobby in Paris's 1st Arrondissement
Vibrant graphic design meets mid-century furnishings in the chic Hôtel Crayon lobby in Paris's 1st Arrondissement

The 3-star Hôtel Crayon, a colorful and popular hotel in Paris's 1st arrondissement, exudes bohemian chic from its convenient location on a quiet side street between Palais Royal and Les Halles.

The Crayon's artist-owner scoured Paris antique shops and flea markets to furnish the 26 rooms, and created eye-popping original art and designs with a nod to 1960s-era "color block" pop artists to weave it all together. 

Although the decor may not be for everyone, if you love its charming colors and eclectic style, this hotel will make you smile.

You'll be within easy reach of top nearby attractions such as the Louvre, Palais Royal, and Sainte Chapelle - but take some time to explore the immediate neighborhood as well. 

This quiet corner of the 1st arrondissement is home to several excellent small wine bars, bistros, and boutiques. 

Galerie Véro Dodat, one of Paris's famous 19th century covered shopping arcades, is only a block away.

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Chateau Voltaire  ★★★★★

Chateau Voltaire, overlooking Rue Saint-Roch in the 1st arrondissement
Chateau Voltaire, overlooking Rue Saint-Roch in the 1st arrondissement

55 Rue Saint-Roch, 1st arrondissement

Understated luxury, 32 spacious-to-huge guestrooms large enough to contain a sofa along with the bed, superb service, and an excellent location between the Louvre Museum and Palais Garnier Opera House make Chateau Voltaire stand out among the recent bevvy of new 5-star Paris hotels. 

The hotel also offers wonderful amenities:  an indoor pool, a spa, and an excellent restaurant and bar popular where you're just likely to see Parisians along with hotel guests.  In your guestroom, you'll have a real espresso (not Nespresso) machine. 

The hotel is owned by Thierry Gillier, founder of the French fashion house Zadig & Voltaire, known for its chic but timeless designs, luxurious high-quality fabrics, and comfort.  You'll see that same aesthetic reflected in his hotel.

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Renaissance Paris Vendôme Hôtel   ★★★★★

Place Vendome - Photo credit: Leo Serrat/Unsplash
Place Vendome - Photo credit: Leo Serrat/Unsplash

4 Rue du Mont Thabor, 1st Arrondissement

Located only one block from Place Vendôme, Tuileries Garden, and Matisse-filled Musée de l'Orangerie, the elegant 5-star Hôtel Renaissance Paris Vendôme offers its guests 77 rooms and 20 suites plus an ideal location for exploring all the famous attractions - the Louvre, Champs Elysées, Rue Saint-Honoré boutiques, the Paris Opera House - in this historic heart of the city. 

After a multi-million dollar renovation, the hotel exudes inimitable French style. 

You're also sure to love the luxurious indoor pool and spa as well as the well-equipped fitness center.

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Maison Albar Hôtel Paris Céline    ★★★★

23-25 Rue du Pont Neuf, 1st Arrondissement

If you love modern Parisian design and decor, take a look at the new 5-star Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline located at the former site of the Céline fashion house in the Les Halles neighborhood and a 2-minute walk from the La Samaritaine luxury department store,. 

The Louvre, Seine River, Palais Royal gardens, Les Halles shopping complex, Picasso Museum, and Rue des Lombards jazz clubs are all within an easy 5-10 minute walk from the hotel.

With 60 rooms and guestrooms, Maison Albar Céline Hotel combines luxury materials such as velvet, leather, brass, beautifully-grained wood, and satin with modern furnishings to create a serene cocoon of understated elegance.  At the end of a busy day in Paris, you'll especially appreciate the luxurious spa and indoor pool, onsite restaurant, and well-equipped fitness room.

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Hôtel du Louvre  ★★★★

Hotel du Louvre, across Rue de Rivoli from the Musée du Louvre
Hotel du Louvre, across Rue de Rivoli from the Musée du Louvre

172 Rue de Rivoli, 1st arrondissement; a Hyatt property

The luxurious 5-star Hotel du Louvre received a spectacular makeover of its 164 guestrooms, including 58 suites and other public spaces including the elegant bar with its beautifully-restored 19th century glass roof.

Situated in an ideal location directly across the street from the Louvre Museum, Hotel du Louvre's superb 1st arrondissement location also puts you close to the Paris Opera House (Opéra Garnier), Tuileries Garden, Palais Royal, and the Seine River. 

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Le Cheval Blanc  ★★★★★

8 Quai du Louvre, 1st arrondissement

One of the most luxurious and newest 5-star hotels in Paris's 1st arrondissement, Cheval Blanc Paris, features the work of 600+ painters, furniture makers, textile designers, and other artisans in the Art Deco building formerly home to the storied La Samaritaine department store. 

Owned by luxury brand LVMH headed by contemporary art patron Bernard Arnault, the hotel's 72 guest rooms and suites showcase the work of French designers and craftsmen who have combined luxurious materials with beautiful design and comfort. 

Le Cheval Blanc is rumored to be a top candidate for a future coveted "Palace" hotel designation, and for good reason. 

Located in the historic heart of Paris almost adjacent to the Louvre Museum, the hotel's private balconies give you sweeping views of the Seine River, the Ile de la Cité, and even the Eiffel Tower. 

You can relax in the hotel's Dior Spa, and dine on exquisite cuisine in the onsite restaurants.

If you're considering hotels where the "cheapest" rates start well above $1,000/night, you'll want Chevel Blanc on your short list.

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Hotel Regina    ★★★★★

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Hôtel Regina

Located at an ideal 1st District address directly across from the Louvre and Tuileries Garden, 5-star Hôtel Regina is one of the "grandes dames" Paris hotels in the 1st arrondissement.

The hotel's 99 rooms and suites, tastefully decorated in charming classic French style, offer you plenty of choices, including interconnecting family rooms.  Many of the guestrooms give you sweeping views all the way to the Eiffel Tower and beyond.

With the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Musée de l'Orangerie, and Palais Royal at your doorstep, you'll find plenty to do.  A short stroll across the Pont Royal bridge over the Seine brings you to Musée d'Orsay, packed with Impressionist masterpieces.  

Explore the nearby art galleries and antique stores in the Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood, and then walk along to the river to Paris's famed Latin Quarter.

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Why Stay in Paris's 1st District?

The attraction-packed 1st arrondissement of Paris offers so much to see & do:  Da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa (and lots more) in the Louvre Museum, the soaring stained glass of Sainte-Chapelle, Marie-Antoinette's prison in the medieval Conciergerie, spectacular gardens, fantastic shopping, and hundreds of wonderful restaurants.  All of this is at your fingertips when you choose a 1st arrondissement hotel - plus multiple metro lines make getting everywhere else in the city super easy.

Hôtel Konfidentiel    ★★★★

61 Rue de l'Arbre Sec

The exquisitely decorated 4-star boutique Hôtel Konfidentiel, one of the most intimate hotels in Paris's 1er arrondissement, is tucked away on a quiet, charming street in an increasingly trendy neighborhood between the Louvre and Les Halles.

With only 6 rooms and suites, one per floor, you'll feel like a guest in an elegant although hip mansion.  You'll need to book as early as possible to get your favorite guestroom.

Spectacular murals in several rooms pay homage to previous neighborhood residents and events - King Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, Molière, the French Revolution - and crystal chandeliers, wood-beamed ceilings, and touches of gold give a chic flair.  

The 2-floor Eiffel Tower Suite is especially cool.  Luxurious amenities and attentive service will add to your comfort here.

You can easily walk over to the Louvre, Palais Royal, Notre Dame, and Beaubourg (Center Pompidou) from the hotel, but also take time to explore some of the lesser-known neighborhood gems - the magnificent Renaissance-Gothic Saint Eustache Church, all the cafés and food shops along Rue Montorgueil, and the Les Halles shopping complex.

If you like conceptual art, do not miss the Pinault Collection at the nearby beautifully restored Bourse de Commerce.

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Le Burgundy   ★★★★★

6 Rue Duphot, 1st Arrondissement

The sophisticated 5-star Le Burgundy's location on a quiet street between the designer boutiques along Rue Saint Honoré, Place de la Madeleine, and Place Vendôme put you right in the middle of the 1st Arrondissement's legendary haute couture shopping district. 

An elegant blend of lush fabrics, color, and art make the 59 rooms and suites especially appealing.  You'll easily fall in love with this luxury hotel's wonderful spa and pool, onsite Michelin-starred restaurant, customized service, and special range of amenities for families.

When you're not shopping, stroll over to Jardin des Tuileries, just 3-4 minutes away, and admire Monet's lush waterlily paintings in Musée de l'Orangerie.  Explore the nearby Louvre and Palais Royal.  Need to do more shopping?  Head over to the famous Champs Elysees and the Golden Triangle, also near your hotel.

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Hotel Madame Rêve  ★★★

48 Rue du Louvre, 1st arrondissement

Even if recently-opened 5-star Hotel Madame Rêve weren't in an ideal location - which it is - you'd still want it on your "best place to stay in Paris" bucket list because of its exceptional views, breath-taking public spaces, 82 luxurious guestrooms and suites, excellent service, and rooftop garden terrace.  

Within just a short time, Hotel Madame Reve has come to be considered one of the best hotels in Paris.

Whether you're visiting Paris for a romantic weekend, treating yourself to a solo get-away with lots of quality time in the onsite spa, or staying with your family in one of the suites that sleep four, you'll find so much to love here.

Once you step outside the hotel, you'll quickly appreciate Madame Rêve's superb location in the 1st arrondissement. 

The Louvre Museum, Tuileries Garden, Saint-Eustache Church, and the Pinault Collection featuring contemporary art are just steps away, and the dazzling newly-opened La Samaritaine department store is just around the corner.  

Île de la Cité, with Notre Dame and Sainte-Chapelle, is a 2-minute walk across the Pont Neuf bridge.  And on the other side is the arty part of the Saint-Germain neighborhood where you can spend hours exploring the art galleries and design studios. 

Pro tip:  Almost all guestrooms and suites feature wonderful balconies and terraces - be sure to request one!

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Le Relais des Halles    ★★★

The charming 3-star Le Relais des Halles hotel occupies a beautifully restored 17th century Parisian building overlooking one of the small pedestrian streets near Les Halles.

Each of the boutique hotel's 19 rooms and suites is individually decorated with jewel-like colors and many luxury touches.

You'll enjoy exploring nearby market street Rue Montorgueil, lined with many small cafés and bakeries, artisan boutiques, and culinary shops.  You can easily walk to Beaubourg (Centre Pompidou) and the Marais neighborhood in just a few minutes, and an 8-10 minute walk will bring you to the Louvre, Palais Royal, designer shopping around Place des Victoires, and Sainte Chapelle on Ile de la Cite.

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Hôtel Thérèse    ★★★★

Elegant 4-star Hôtel Thérèse overlooks a quiet 1st Arrondissement lane lined with 17th and 18th century townhouses between Palais Royal's hidden jewel-like garden and Rue Saint-Anne, renowned for its many excellent Japanese restaurants.  

Luxurious fabrics and a mid-20th century aesthetic define hotel's 40 comfortable rooms.  A wide range of room sizes and rates give you lots of choices.

If you stay here, you'll be surrounded all the 1st Arrondissement's top attractions.  A short walk or Metro ride will bring you to the Paris Opéra and Paris's famous department stores, Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps.  Check out the high-end offerings along avenue de l'Opéra as well - some are surprisingly affordable.

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La Clef Louvre - Apartment Hotel  

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La Clef Louvre

A cross between a luxury hotel and apartments, the serviced suites at La Clef Louvre occupy a gorgeous 1908 Art Nouveau building next to Comédie Française and just two short blocks from the Louvre and Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

Like an apartment, La Clef Louvre's suite includes fully equipped kitchenettes and tableware; most have washers and driers.  But like a high-end hotel, La Clef provides breakfast, 24x7 concierge services, a fitness center, and other services.  You get the best of both worlds.

Staying here puts you at the heart of classic Paris, surrounded by all the 1st District's famous attractions.  Enjoy exploring the city to the fullest - but no matter how busy you are, take advantage of La Clef Louvre's location and stroll over to the Louvre at twilight to see the Pyramid in Cour Napoleon glowing with lights - it is magical!

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