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Going to Paris is ALWAYS a good idea...

...Going to Paris during the holiday season is an ESPECIALLY good idea.

I had only been to Paris one other time and it was in the summer. Visiting in the winter I gained a new perspective on Paris. It was completely different and I would pick the winter over and over again. Hands down. 

The goal of my trip was to see the best hotels in the city but I also got to experience so much more which I’m looking forward to sharing with you. 

I've broken up my trip report into three sections: Hotels, Dining, and Activities.

First up: The Hotels:

Four Seasons George V 

If it’s your first time in Paris it’s an absolute must to stay at this beautiful Palace in the Golden Triangle. I honestly didn’t want to leave when it was time to check out.

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Why do I love this hotel so much? Let me tell you: 

  • It's extraordinary floral display designed by Jeff Latham consumes the main areas and they have stationed a fun rose mirror display you can go take pictures in (major photo op!). It’s just so well decorated.

  • The three Michelin star restaurants won’t disappoint either. I dined at La George and my taste buds were in Four Seasons heaven… the french onion with parmesan ice cream is divine. Also  Breakfast was a major highlight of the trip. The french toast is the BEST french toast you will ever have! The breakfast isn’t cheap but if you book with me, I’ll get it included for you!

  • They have a a wine cellar 45 feet below ground with 50,000 bottle of wine and is on of the true historic hidden treasures in the city.  The oldest bottle is a 1792 Madeira, and the most expensive is a magnum Petrus 1964, ringing in at 40,000 euros. They offer complimentary tasting 3 times a week that I would love to set up for you. Talk about amazing experience! 

  • They can setup tours for you as they did for me. We went on a Sidecar (a motorcycle with a sidecar attached) adventure throughout Paris. It was such a blast and they pick you up right at the resort and take you around. 

  • They have a pop up spa but come May 2018 their new spa will be ready and believe me when I say it's going to be unbelievable-- I was treated to a sneak peak at the pool and let me just say:WOW.  

  • The suites are where it's at (budget allowing of course!). Each is beautifully decorated and the penthouse has exceptional views 0f the Eiffel Tower.

  • Overall the service was by far the best of all I experienced in Paris. This is my first choice to send clients.

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Additional Amenities when booking via Jetset & Travel:

  • Save 15% when booking a month in advance

  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)

  • Spa credit of USD100 once during stay

  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in

  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms; complimentary premium Internet in all suites


I was absolutely blown away by this hotel and the more time I spent exploring it the more I wanted to see! It is newly reopened after a major renovation and every single detail was taken into consideration. Top reasons why I love this place:

  • Every room comes with tailor made 24/7 butler service (sign me up!).

  • The rooms are beautifully decorated with unique art pieces and details you won’t find at any other hotels. For example: a Hermes leather coffee maker (I mean is this real?!)

  • Location Location Location!  Talk about walking distance to the Louvre, Place de la Concorde and minutes away from other major & historical attractions in Paris.

  • The Sense Spa is absolutely breathtaking. The pool itself makes you feel like you're in a fairy tale! (Stay tuned for a post on the best Spas in Paris!)

  • They are host to a Karl Lagerfeld designed Grand Apartment that will blow your mind. It even has a bookcase that opens to reveal a secret huge closet.  It also has a separate room just for his cat! So adorable and I would personally just stay in this room to be at this hotel (it's more than nice!)


Additional Amenities when booking via Jetset & Travel:

  • Upgrade at time of arrival, based on availability

  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast for two daily, either in room or in restaurant, for duration of stay

  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay

  • (Early check-in, late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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This boutique property in the left bank feels like you're walking into your Aunts house. It's so cozy, inviting and perfect for those looking for a boutique property. Why I LOVE it:

  • With just 48 rooms and suites the thoughtfully decorated rooms are both charming and comfortable even down the the pillows on each bed are specially picked for that specific room.

  • The lobby/ great room is so well designed and doubles as the breakfast nook. You just want to sit here and read a book by the fireplace. For a very long time.

  • The Spa’s main room is filled with guerlain perfumes as if it was your personal pampering room.

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Additional Amenities when booking via Jetset & Travel:

  • Full breakfast included

  • Special VIP welcome  

La Reserve Apartments

This is not your typical hotel. It's as comfortable as if you're staying at a friend's apartment in Paris - but all the amenities one expects at a hotel. I surprisingly LOVED it. Reasons why:

  • The location is right outside of the Eiffel Tower and I mean right outside. You can see it from the patio which has amazing views at sunrise and sunset.  If you’re like me and enjoy getting a run in while on vacation than you’ll love this morning run. You can see the Eiffel tower with no crowds! Amazing! 

  • If you have a multi-generation family or a group of friends this setup is so ideal. We had a 3 bedroom plus a 2 bedroom and it was all together on the same floor so the doors could remain open and it’s one big condo! Just hanging out all together in the living room is a priceless experience.

  • Also my favorite part was having breakfast each morning together and having a personal butler come in and make you everything right in your PJ’s. You just can’t get this in a hotel. They even taught us how to make french eggs! They also setup a lovely dinner party in the evening

  • If you want a massage just snap your fingers and it can be set up for you! We were able to  experience this one of the perfect mornings. Do it! 

  • It's SUPER private with NO signs on the door so you have no idea its located where it is.. If you're a celebrity with Paparazzi or want to go incognito… this is the spot.. I know a few celebs that will stay here while in Paris ;)


Additional Amenities when booking via Jetset & Travel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Continental breakfast daily, freshly prepared and served by dedicated maid in guest apartment

  • A complimentary 50-minute massage for up to two people, per room, once during stay

  • Welcome bottle of Michel Reybier Champagne

  • For any stay of 2 nights or more - complimentary roundtrip airport transfers

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

I went to multiple hotels but if I had to pick my top, it would be the above. Other hotels that are on the top of my list that were also visited:


 Guest Room at Le Saint

Guest Room at Le Saint

Le Saint

Super cute boutique style hotel, located in the Saint Germain area. You can pick your flowers from the lobby to bring to your room!



Le Royal Monceau

Super trendy and stylish with veuve gondolas on display in the courtyard with fake snow they also have a large movie theater with movies continuously playing.  It’s a similar SLS hotel vibe.


Hotel Ritz Paris

Very traditional Paris hotel - this is where you'll find the  famous Hemingway Bar!
Also I can get you the VIP airport service complimentary with your stay!


Saint James

 This colorful country estate is great for travelers that want to think outside the box and want a something fun and a little wild (they even have a cheetah room).


Le Pavillon

 Boutique hotel in a great location for walking to the main attractions


Le Meurice

Absolutely LOVE the restaurant for breakfast- might be the best breakfast atmosphere in all of paris. Very classic feel and a grand spa. 


La Reserve

Small boutique hotel, luxe but cozy design featuring lots of romantic red tones. Love the living room bar to just sit and enjoy a cocktail. This was previously an old home that they renovated into a hotel.  La Reserve recently won best hotel in the world.



 Very fresh and traditional and they have the cutest christmas market currently outside the hotel which I loved!

Mandarin Oriental

 Very modern, clean and sleek with lots of White toned decor including a goose- down bedding.


If there is any hotel you're curious about that's not on this list, or you want to know more about the hotels that are, don't hesitate to contact me! Stay tuned-my next post is all about my favorite restaurants from this trip!