Editors Picks: Hotels near the Eiffel Tower

by Gareth Jones  |  Published December 13, 2022

Paris’s reputation as Europe’s most glamorous city is justly deserved. Needless to say that the city’s hotels pull out all the stops to ensure that reputation is upheld.

Hotel Eiffel Trocadéro, Paris (Photo:

The French capital’s airy boulevards, dreamy bridges and chatty café terraces need no introduction. Neither does its truly outstanding arts, culinary and fashion culture. For centuries it has been visited by tourists who flock to the city itching to witness its stunning monuments – none moreso than the Eiffel Tower. Here’s our pick of the best hotels near this Art-Deco wonder based on quality, comfort and customer reviews. Hotels are listed in order of proximity to the Eiffel Tower.

Hotel Eiffel Trocadéro

Set in an 18th-century building in the buzzing Trocadéro district, Hotel Eiffel Trocadéro is an eco-friendly hotel that overlooks the Gardens of the Trocadéro. Rooms each have a unique character with sumptuous period furnishings. Some rooms offer magical views of the Eiffel Tower, which is just a seven-minute stroll away. An organic and fair-trade breakfast is served every morning in the breakfast room, and the hotel has an atmospheric bar area for evening aperitifs. Trocadéro has a wealth of great restaurants to choose from, and has no shortage of bars and clubs for those who fancy a bit of night-time action. Rooms from €158.

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Cler Hotel

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Set amidst the bustling heart of Paris’s 7th arrondissement, Cler Hotel is slap-bang in the middle of a deli-and-bistro-strewn street, with the Eiffel Tower looming above. Each room has a unique contemporary style, and some of them have retained the original features of the building, such as the ancient stone walls. They are beautifully designed and clearly have comfort in mind. Staff here are very relaxed, and are keen to ensure your stay is memorable. Breakfast is served each morning from 07:30 to 10:30. Guests can also dine in one of many fabulous French restaurants that populate Rue Cler or Rue Saint Dominique. Rooms from €119.

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Derby Eiffel Hotel

Conveniently placed to take advantage of some of Paris’ most historical and iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower, this model townhouse hotel has a distinguished air. With dark-wood panelling and leather upholstery in the reception and bar area, the Derby Eiffel retains the character of an old Parisian hotel. Though when entering the guest rooms, it morphs into a more modern style with colourful, clean and simple designs. If you really want to accelerate the sophisticated Paris experience, upgraded rooms are available with a whirlpool and glorious views of the Eiffel Tower. Rooms from €140.

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Saint James Paris

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Perched imperiously among rolling gardens and a grand courtyard with a glistening fountain, Saint James Paris is a 19th-century chateau that oozes old-world glamour. Being ushered into the grand foyer is like entering the abode of an eccentric aristocrat. Shining marble floors and columns lead the eye to stuffed zebras mounted on the walls; sweeping staircases whisk you up to suites decorated with leopard print walls, poppy-red bedspreads and golden chandeliers. Suites also afford guests with living rooms and lavish bathrooms with soaking tubs. The antiquated restaurant area segues effortlessly into the bar, where guests can recline on leather chairs while freshly concocted cocktails and fine wines are served by the bar staff with true flair and panache. Rooms from €500.

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Hotel Residence Foch

Located within the Haussmannian splendour of Paris’s 16th arrondissement, Hotel Residence Foch sits in the enviable position of being just a 15-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées. A calm, quiet and modest hotel, it offers comfortable accommodation with a relaxed bar and lounge. Rooms are understatedly stylish, and are extremely well maintained. Old style teak furnishings and light tones lend them a warm and cosy atmosphere. If you crave walks in green spaces, the hotel is adjacent to one of Paris’s green belts, Bois de Boulogne – a vast historic park with botanical gardens. Breakfast buffet is served daily, and in the warmer months, the bar and breakfast area extend out onto an inner garden. Rooms from €90.

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