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10 best hotels with balcony: paris with a Glorious view

Published 7 April 2023 by Leyla Alyanak — Parisian by birth, Lyonnaise by adoption, historian by passion

Whenever I return to Paris, I look for different types of hotel in which to stay. The last time I visited, I decided to explore hotels with balcony views, and here's what my research found. 

It's no secret that Paris hotels are expensive, and Paris hotels with a balcony even more so. I admit to being shocked at the prices. I live in eastern France and of course prices are far far lower...

But a balcony means a view, and being able to lean against your private railing while gazing over the rooftops of Paris or the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower comes at a premium.

That world-class view is so special that it's worth experiencing, even if it's once in your life. I've done all the research, and now all I have to do is choose.

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Paris is a visual city, with beauty everywhere you look. It's a magical city in daytime, but even more glorious at night. Imagine going back to your room in the evening, throwing open the French windows and gazing upon one of the city's wonders: the scintillating Eiffel Tower. Or, why not the lovely rooftops which have played the leading role in so many movies?

It almost seems not to matter. Hotels with balconies in Paris aren't that common, but there are some stunning ones. Here are 10 of the best hotels in Paris with a balcony.


Here are my top 3 choices for hotels with balconies in Paris!

🎒 Budget option: Hotel Duquesne Eiffel - perfect location, near Eiffel Tower

🕶️ Upmarket option: Hotel Keppler - beautifully designed

🍾 Luxury option: Fauchon l'Hotel Paris - chic and woman-friendly

Prices are often high in Paris, but they don't always have to be and vary widely depending on when you go. For example, prices will be cheaper in August, November, February or March, and at their highest in May.

When I say there is a difference, it can be huge − some hotels will cost three times as much at certain times of the year. Special events also drive up prices, like fashion shows and special salons.

To rate hotel prices, a thankless task in Paris, I have awarded the following, based on the least expensive room in November, one of the lowest-priced months in Paris. Prices rise in other seasons, some by a little and others by a lot, so it is difficult to provide price ranges that are more specific:

$ - budget, or under USD 300 for some rooms
$$ - upmarket, up to USD 800
$$$ - luxury, mostly above USD 800

Here goes, the best hotels in Paris with balconies! 

1. Hotel Duquesne Eiffel

23 Avenue Duquesne, Paris 7

One of the hotels in Paris with balcony view of Eiffel Tower

Originally a small family pension, the Duquesne Eiffel is one of those Paris hotels with balcony that was completely refurbished in 1998 and again in 2009 and is located close to many of the best attractions in Paris. Bright, cheerful and contemporary, this is the perfect hotel for a family or business trip, quiet and ideally located.

🌟 Very Good 8.4/10 - $ 🌟
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Why choose the Duquesne Eiffel?

✔︎ 4 Premium rooms have a stunning Eiffel Tower view
✔︎ Soundproof rooms
✔︎ Connecting rooms for families
✔︎ Entire property is non-smoking

This cosy hotel is located near the Ecole Militaire metro station, a stone's throw from the Invalides and a five-minute walk from the Champs de Mars and the Eiffel Tower.

"The location of this hotel is great - we were able to walk all over town to different sites and great restaurants. The front desk staff was also great, always friendly and there at all hours of the day."
Jennifer, USA

"Perfect view."
Arman, Norway

"You can’t beat the location, it was in walking distance to the Eiffel Tower and many restaurants. The rooms were small but very comfortable."
—K., USA

"Everything was excellent!"
—Kristoffer, Finland

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2. Le 12 Hôtel

12 Rue de Vienne, Paris 8

View of the Eiffel Tower in the distance from a balcony in Le 12 Hotel in Paris

Modern on the inside, beautifully classic on the outside. Le 12 Hotel was renovated with style in 2021, with each of its 30 rooms decorated in a unique style but with a design feature that unifies them: a modern stained glass headboard, allowing the light to reflect – as you would of course expect in the City of Light.

🌟 Superb 9.0/10 - $ 🌟
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Why choose Le 12 Hotel?

✔︎ Wellness space with sauna and gym corner
✔︎ Several balconies with glorious Eiffel Tower views
✔︎ Connecting rooms available for families
✔︎ Take advantage of the co-working space for your business meetings
✔︎ EU Ecolabel toiletries, non-polluting and biodegradable

The hotel is located near the Gare St Lazare train station, where 4 Metro lines converge, putting you within easy reach of the best Paris attractions. 

"A Parisian delight!"
Dawn, USA

"Exceptional hotel, better than many 5-star hotels I have stayed in. Prime location and cleanliness is second to none. Five-star hotel at four-star price."
Firas, UK

"The staff were incredible, the room had everything in you could possibly need and it was so nice and comfortable. Lovely view from our balcony too! Would definitely return any day."
P., UK

"Our view from the room was the dreamiest view you could wish for. The room had a nice lay-out and a lot of plugs to use in and around the bathroom."
—Stuijvenberg Netherlands

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3. Maison Mère

7  Rue Mayran, Paris 9

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Maison Mère is almost like a home away from home, from the framed etchings and black & white photographs in the rooms to the plush leather chesterfield piled high with cushions.

🌟 Superb 9.1/10 - $ 🌟
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Why choose Maison Mère?

✔︎ This hotel is pet-friendly!
✔︎ Parking (paid) both in hotel and nearby
✔︎ Co-working space with high-speed wifi
✔︎ Blackout curtains and soundproofing

Note: Some of the rooms can be quite small by North American standards. But so worth it for everything else!

This hotel's 51 rooms are each unique and designed as though they belong in a family home – not surprising given that it is family owned. The hotel is right near Cadet metro station, in the midst of a typical Parisian residential neighborhood, away from the crowds.

"We stayed as a family of four in connecting rooms over the February school break. From start to finish, our stay at this beautifully appointed hotel was flawless. The staff were exceptionally helpful and attentive and the rooms are beautifully appointed with all mod cons and lots of personal touches."
Siobhan, Ireland

"LOVED how nice the employees were, making sure I had an amazing experience. Also loved the location of the hotel and the VIEW our room had!!! Really blessed with my whole experience and stay at the Maison Mere!"
Matthew, Canada

"Maison Mere was the perfect hub to explore the many delights of Paris!! The reasonable room rate allowed us to get multiple rooms for the many guests in our party."
Barbra, USA

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4. Drawing House

21 rue Vercingétorix, Paris 14

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Drawing House is more enchantment than living space, each floor decorated like a series of stories inspired by drawings, ideal for those with an artist's soul. The rooms and common areas are the work of artists, not industry, an exceptional doorway into an imaginary world.

🌟 Superb 9.0/10 - $/$$ 🌟
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Why choose the Drawing House Hotel?

✔︎ Swimming pool (rare in Paris), sauna, and small gym
✔︎ Private parking with electric vehicle charging points (fee)
✔︎ Accessible to people with reduced mobility
✔︎ Family rooms available
✔︎ Toiletries are vegan (What Matters) and Made in France 

The hotel has 143 rooms spread over nine floors, located in an area that was once the heart of Parisian artistic life, with two metro stations nearby. For breathtaking views of the famed rooftops of Paris, choose a Deluxe (with terrace) or Superior (with view) room between the 7th-9th floors.

"A lovely touch: on check-in, the front desk noticed it was my birthday the next day and offered us two glasses of champagne on the house the next evening."
Selina, Ireland

"Top service, modern and artistic."
Faisal, Saudi Arabia

"It is a stylish hotel, not a typical classic hotel and for the price, much better value than other boutique hotels."
Radu, Romania

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5. SO Paris Hotel

10, rue Agrippa d'Aubigné, Paris 4

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SO Paris is an avant-garde hotel when it comes to artistic flair, with ultra-chic bedrooms. You'd be forgiven for thinking it is at least as much art gallery as it is hotel, with a spotlight on fashion, art, architecture and forward-looking design.

🌟 Superb 9.0/10 - $$ 🌟
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Why choose So Paris Hotel?

✔︎ Some rooms have panoramic views
✔︎ Suites have separate bathtubs and wooden floors
✔︎ Pet-friendly
✔︎ Swimming pool, fitness and spa

This hotel has 162 elegant rooms, including 22 stylish suites, all directly located on the decks of the River Seine, between Île Saint-Louis and the Marais.

"Incredible room, beautiful views, outstanding service, delicious breakfast. It was superb!"
Laura, Ireland

"beautiful view from the room, even more beautiful from the restaurant and bar."
Ani, Georgia

"Great restaurants and super fast elevators (quite rare in Europe). Highly recommended! I know now where to stay in Paris !"
Olga, France

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6. Hotel Keppler

10 Rue Kepler, Paris 16

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If you dream of a stylish Belle Epoque building superbly decorated with a mix of classical and modern, the boutique Keppler Hotel has it all, its interior designed by none other than the world-famous interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon (of Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat and Georges V fame).

You'll love the opulent lounge skylight that looks up the patio, plush bathrobes, and American buffet breakfast.

🌟 Superb 9.2/10 🌟
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Why choose the Hotel Keppler?

✔︎ It has a fitness center, a sauna and a hammam
✔︎ Classical Hausmann building designed by renowned Pierre Yves ROCHON
✔︎ A few steps from the Champs-Elysées
✔︎ 2 superb top-floor suites with Eiffel Tower view from the balcony

The George V Metro station is located 450 m away, and you'll be enjoying the chic vibes of the exclusive 16th arrondissement from one of its 38 guest rooms and 9 suites.

"A calm oasis in the heart of Paris, with terrific service, great facilities and helpful staff who went above and beyond to look after us. We'll be back!"
Ewan, UK

"Wonderful location near the Champs Elysées. Excellent decor!"
Gary, UK

"Great value for money, lovely room with comfortable bed and bathtub. Slept very well. We stayed in a five-star hotel that was twice the price the night before, but we were much more comfortable in Hotel Keppler."
Kate, UK

—Steven, USA

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7. Fauchon l'Hôtel Paris

4 Boulevard Malesherbes, Paris 8

Fauchon l'Hotel, with a Paris balcony view

"Indulgence" is the byword for Fauchon l'Hôtel Paris, where your pleasure is their mission and which has won a plethora of awards as a "Best Hotel for Women", for its location but especially for its services. Its balconies and wonderful classic French exterior make this an exciting hotel destination.

🌟 Superb 9.3/10 - $$/$$$ 🌟
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Why choose Fauchon l'Hôtel?

✔︎ Prize-winning woman-friendly hotel
✔︎ Secured parking beneath the hotel
✔︎ Has a cultural running coach! And a beauty spa...
✔︎ Pet friendly, but also has pet-free rooms for those with allergies
✔︎ Several rooms have wonderful views - either the Eiffel Tower or the iconic Madeleine Church!

Located in one of the most wonderful neighborhoods of Paris, in the heart of the sophisticated 8th arrondissement, home to the Champs-Elysées and the Place de la Concorde – this is one of the best Paris hotels with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

For something even more unusual, get a room with a unique view of the Madeleine Church and its Corinthian columns.

"The facilities are amazing, the room was spacious and the king-sized bed was very comfortable. On top of that the staff is the most welcoming I've encountered and they made that stay unforgettable..!"
Aviv, Israel

"In over 30 years of international travel, this was the best service I ever experienced."
Pauline, Australia

"Very beautiful cosy property, comfortable stay, luxurious treats waiting in the room for guests, welcome at check-in with champagne and macarons."
Ioana-Catalina, Cyprus

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8. Manolita Paris

1 rue Lepic, Paris 18

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If Montmartre and Pigalle are Parisian neighborhoods you'd like to explore, the 10-room family-owned Manolita Paris is perfect for your stay. Newly refurbished, it is a cross between classic luxury and a Belle Epoque feel. Because of its size, expect a high level of personal attention from the owner-manager.

🌟 Exceptional 9.6/10 - $$/$$$ 🌟
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Why choose Manolita Paris?

✔︎ asoindson
✔︎ Close to the Moulin Rouge and Montmartre, but quiet despite the buzz
✔︎ Bathrooms have marble floors
✔︎ soinoind

Facilities disabled,family rooms nice old part of town so typical ‘french’ buildings

Deluxe and junior suites both have balconies in this location in the heart of Pigalle, near Montmartre, close to Pigalle metro station.

"Extremly comfortable bed, absolutely no street noise in the room. Beautiful design, great breakfest, the owner is at reception, a family business which we lack in big cities!"
Miljenko, Croatia

"The most authentic Paris experience you will ever get. Everything is within walking distance."
Christian, USA

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9. Grand Powers Hotel

52 rue Francois 1er, Paris 8

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The Grand Powers is luxury and style personified – brass, marble, silk, lacquer, oak, noble materials all. Because it is a classical period building, rooms are large by Parisian standards, the type of building you dream of when you think of Paris.

🌟 Superb 9.2/10 - $$$ 🌟
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Why choose Grand Powers Hotel?

✔︎ Chic luxury in the heart of Paris
✔︎ Thala Spa, jacuzzi, hammam
✔︎ Focus on wellness, including organic products, healthy menu, yoga mats
✔︎ Golden Key concierge service
✔︎ Some rooms have balconies and an Eiffel Tower view

Located since 1920 in what is called the Paris Golden Triangle (the area contained between Avenue Montaigne, the Champs-Elysées and Avenue Georges V), this 50-room hotel is an example of Art Deco Parisian chic, with the refinements of elegant moldings and antique fireplaces.

"I was so impressed by this hotel and the staff that I am already planning my next trip back there! Absolutely stunning large rooms with beautiful views. Perfect location in walking distance from shops and restaurants."
Ezinne, USA

"We will never stay anywhere else when we go to Paris. What I disliked? That I had to leave."
Dan, UK

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10. Hôtel San Regis

12 rue Jean Goujon, Paris 8

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When you read about the San Regis, the sentence will usually contain words like "one of the most exclusive addresses in Paris" and "one of the finest hotels in the world". The word "opulent" also comes to mind when you mention this exclusive luxury hotel.

🌟 Superb 9.0/10 - $$$ 🌟
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Why choose Hôtel San Regis?

✔︎ Excellent Eiffel Tower views from the Terrace Junior suites
✔︎ Large marble bathrooms, walk-in closets
✔︎ Hermès toiletries or Dyptique???
✔︎ Gold Key concierge and Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World

The 42-room hotel in the heart of the Triangle d'Or, or Golden Triangle, is a former mansion which many international stars call home while in Paris. 

"This hotel in the middle of Paris is incredible. The staff was friendly and helpful and the hotel and restaurant were incredibly beautiful."
Luckster, USA

"Our Room overlooked the Eiffel Tower and the view was amazing!"
Marc, USA

"An oasis of elegance. Our room overlooked the Eiffel Tower and the view was amazing."
Philippa, UK

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If Paris inspires you, a hotel with a balcony will elevate that inspiration even more. Our travels are made of memories and what better memories to leave with than that once-in-a-lifetime image of the rooftops of Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in the distance? Whether you're visiting for romance or business, this is an indelible vision you'll carry with you always.

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