Paris’ Left Bank Luxury: Hotel Lutetia


When it comes to luxury hotels, Paris certainly wasn’t lacking any. On the right bank of the Seine, you’ll find dozens. Which is why the Hotel Lutetia is so unique: it’s the only one settled on the left. It’s like in one fell swoop, there’s a hotel that meets the discerning traveler standards and has made the Left Bank the place to stay.

A History of Celebrities

It is no surprise that Hotel Lutetia is that it’s always been celebrity-approved. Hotel Lutetia has hosted the likes of James Joyce, Earnest Hemmingway, and Samuel Beckett. More of an art fan? You’re still in good company. Even Picasso and Matisse lived there for a short time. More recently, though, celebrities like Mandy Moore have spent their time here while visiting the City of Lights.  

The Saint Germain is Now a Place to Stay for Luxury

Nestled in the historic Saint Germain, the Hotel Lutetia is even enough to impress Parisians—and that’s saying a lot. The good news is that the Saint Germain quartier is undergoing a well-needed renaissance. Over the past few years, it admittedly became a little too appealing for its own good (which is a nice way of saying “too damn tourist-y”). But more recently, it’s rightfully reclaiming some of its authenticity, and locals are spending more time in the neighborhood.

Another Win for The Set

The hotel itself is impressive, to say the least. It has the classiest bars with stunning Art Nouveau fresco decorating the interior – the perfect backdrop for martinis with friends.

Plus (and this should go without saying for a luxury hotel in Paris) the food is incredible. Lutetia Brasserie is headed up by 3-star Michelin chef, Gerald Passedat. Save room for the soufflé à la réglisse (licorice soufflé), but be warned: you’ll miss out on this dessert unless you order at the start of your meal.

A Destination Spa

Beyond the food and drinks, you have the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, boasting 7,500 square feet. There is a state-of-the-art gym, a 55-foot pool, and an original spa treatment derived from air, water, fire, and earth. Is it any wonder why Parisians are so stylish and beautiful?

And although we feel a little bad about spoiling one of Paris’ best-kept secrets, it’s probably worth it. We just helped add another item to your bucket list. And, your next trip to Paris is certainly accounted for.


Q: Is the hotel close to Parisian landmarks? 

A: Hotel Lutetia is is 2 km (1.2 miles) from the Louvre and Notre-Dame cathedral. There are views of the Eiffel Tower too!

Q: When are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Lutetia? 

A: Check-in is at 3p.m., and check-out is at noon.

Q: When is the Akasha Spa open for appointments? 

A: The Akasha Spa is open from 7a.m.- 9p.m. daily.

Q: Where can one read up on the different dining options?

A: The dining section of the hotel website details Brasserie Lutetia, Le Saint-Germain, Bar Joséphine, and the in-room dining options.

Hotel Lutetia Information

Address: 45 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris, France

Phone number:   +33 1 49 54 46 00


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