Known for its art, culture, fashion, and gastronomy, Paris is a city that attracts all types of travelers. This beautiful city is home to many iconic sights including the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and Notre-Dame. You also have the River Seine cutting through its city center.
As you might expect from a major European city, Paris has a plethora of points hotels. Heavily populated cities like London and New York City have countless points hotel options to sift through, and the great news is that we’ve done the leg work for you.
For this article, we analyzed 28 hotels across the 4 major hotel brands of Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott. We use a cents per point value to show the return that you can receive with your points. At Upgraded Points, we assign values to each program’s points to show the comparison of values across loyalty programs.
Best Value Paris Hotels
Now that we have run through our methodology and goals of this piece, let’s cover the 10 best Paris hotels that you can book with your hotel points.
In the 2nd arrondissement and a short walk from Place Vendôme square is where you will find the Park Hyatt Paris – Vendôme. This hotel has 3 restaurants including the 1 Michelin star Pur’ – Jean-François Rouquette, a bar, and a terrace, spa, salon, and gym.
35,000-45,000 World of Hyatt points per night books you an award stay at the Park Hyatt Paris – Vendôme. Cash rates during the peak travel months average more than $900 per night, resulting in a over 2 cents per point in value.
Hyatt Points Required: 35,000-45,000
May-July Rate: $911
Points Value: 2.3 cents per point
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Hôtel du Louvre is located across from the Louvre in the 1st arrondissement. Amenities available to guests include a restaurant with a terrace overlooking the Louvre, a jazz bar, and a gym.
This hotel averages $474 per night during the peak travel months. An award night can be booked with 25,000 World of Hyatt points per night, resulting in nearly 2 cents per point in value.
Hyatt Points Required: 25,000
May-July Rate: $474
Points Value: 1.9 cents per point
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An 18th-century building houses the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, a Small Luxury Hotels property in the 1st arrondissement. The property has a French restaurant, a lounge/bar, a spa, and a 24-hour gym.
Hotel guests should be able to receive nearly 2 cents per point in value as this hotel averages $529 per night during peak travel dates. An award night can be booked with 30,000 World of Hyatt points per night.
Hyatt Points Required: 30,000
May-July Rate: $529
Points Value: 1.8 cents per point
Although Marriott has dropped its award chart in favor of dynamic pricing, through the end of 2022 most hotels will feature caps on pricing. The 9th arrondissement is where you will find the W Paris – Opéra. This hotel is in an 1800s building and has a restaurant, a lounge with a bar, and a 24-hour gym.
You can book the W Paris – Opéra from just 60,000 Marriott points per night. Cash rates during peak travel dates average more than $600 per night, which means your points are worth right at 1 cent per point.
Marriott Points Required: From 60,000
May-July Rate: $613
Points Value: 1.0 cents per point
Just off Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement is the Paris Marriott Champs Elysees. The hotel amenities include a gym, a bar, a French restaurant, and an international restaurant on the terrace.
The Paris Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel can be booked starting at 60,000 Marriott points per night or by paying $568 per night during peak travel dates. As a result, you should be able to receive nearly 1 cent per point in value.
Marriott Points Required: From 60,000
May-July Rate: $568
Points Value: 0.9 cents per point
The Prince de Galles, part of the Luxury Collection, is a 1920s-era hotel close to the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe. On property amenities available to guests include a fine-dining restaurant, a 1920s-style bar, gym, and spa.
Cash rates during the peak travel month of May to July average more than $750 per night. If you want to use your Marriott points, it’ll start at 85,000 points per night books you an award stay. This means your points will be worth nearly 1 cent per point in value.
Marriott Points Required: From 85,000
May-July Rate: $763
Points Value: 0.9 cents per point
The 9th arrondissement is where you will find the InterContinental Hotels Paris – Le Grand (one of the best Intercontinental hotels for points redemptions). This 1800s-era hotel has a fine-dining restaurant, a bar, a spa, a gym, and a steam room.
The InterContinental Hotels Paris – Le Grand can be booked with as few as 67,500 IHG One Rewards points per night. Guests will receive 0.7 to 0.8 cents per point in value as cash rates average more than $520 per night during the peak travel months of May to July.
IHG Points Required: 67,500 to 70,000
May-July Rate: $523
Points Value: 0.7 to 0.8 cents per point
The Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera is an IHG hotel in the 9th arrondissement. As a hotel guest, amenities include a terrace restaurant, a wine bar, and a 24-hour gym.
You can book the Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera with 55,000 IHG One Rewards points per night. Peak travel cash rates over the summer average more than $450 per night resulting in your points being worth 0.7 cents per point.
IHG Points Required: 55,000
May-July Rate: $457
Points Value: 0.7 cents per point
A short walk from the Arc de Triomphe is the InterContinental Hotels Paris – Avenue Marceau. Amenities available to guests include a fine-dining restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a gym.
The InterContinental Hotels Paris – Avenue Marceau averages nearly $350 per night during peak travel dates. An award night can be booked by redeeming 45,000 to 60,000 IHG One Rewards points per night. This means that your points are worth up to 0.8 cents per point.
IHG Points Required: 45,000 to 60,000
May-July Rate: $346
Points Value: 0.6 to 0.8 cents per point
Just off the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement is the Maison Astor Paris. This Curio Collection by Hilton hotel offers guests a gym and a French restaurant/bar.
Cash rates at Maison Astor Paris average more than $300 per night. 70,000 Hilton Honors points per night books an award stay at this hotel. This means that your Hilton points will be worth 0.5 cents per point.
Hilton Points Required: 70,000
June-September Rate: $329
Points Value: 0.5 cents per point
Earn Hotel Points to Use in Paris
With our list of the best Paris hotels laid out, we feel it’s equally important to walk through how to earn the points that you will need. We have 4 programs to cover, so let’s begin with the World of Hyatt program followed in short order by Marriott Bonvoy, IHG Rewards, and Hilton Honors.
World of Hyatt
The World of Hyatt Credit Card
One of the best hotel credit cards that you can hold is the World of Hyatt Credit Card. It’s a $95 annual fee card loaded with benefits and perks that both Hyatt elites and road warriors will find value with.
Not only is the Hyatt credit card ideal for road warriors and elites, but it’s a card that offers value to the casual traveler, too. As you’ll see below, the card benefits clearly outweigh the annual fee.
New cardmembers receive signup bonus mentioned above, as well as:
- Up to 9x points at Hyatt — 4x points per $1 at Hyatt plus 5x base points per $1 as a Hyatt member
- 1 additional free night at a category 1-4 property after spending $15,000 during your cardmember year
- 1 free night at a category 1-4 property after your cardmember anniversary
- 2 additional elite night credits earned with every $5,000 spent on the card
- 5 elite night qualifying credits
- Discoverist status as long as you have the card
As mentioned earlier, the benefits allow you to offset the $95 annual fee. By redeeming the category 1-4 certificate at a hotel that costs more than $95 per night, you will come out ahead. And that doesn’t even take into account the other benefits of the card.
Unlike other hotel credit cards, the Hyatt Credit Card is one that you’ll want to put your spending on if you’re after elite status. With every $5,000 that you spend, you’ll earn 2 elite night credits, which goes a long way towards earning top-tier Globalist status.
In addition to the elite night credits earned through spending, cardmembers can also earn an additional category 1-4 free night certificate with $15,000 in spending in a cardmember year. That’s potentially 2 category 1-4 certificates to redeem by putting your spend on this card!
Hot Tip: If you’re a small business owner, you may also want to check out the World of Hyatt Business Credit Card, which offers big earning potential and an easier path to Globalist elite status.
World of Hyatt Award Chart
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Other Ways to Earn World of Hyatt Points
The easiest way to earn World of Hyatt points is through Hyatt Credit Card spending where you’ll earn up to 9x points at Hyatt — 5x points as a member plus 4x points from the Hyatt Credit Card.
Another way to earn Hyatt points is to transfer Chase points directly to Hyatt. Hyatt is a Chase travel partner whereby Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer 1:1 to Hyatt.
There are 3 Chase credit cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points that can be transferred directly to Hyatt. These cards are the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve®, and Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card.
You can also convert cash back into Chase points if you also hold an Ultimate Rewards card (i.e. a Chase card that has an annual fee). Cashback earned from the Chase Freedom Flex℠, Chase Freedom Unlimited®, Ink Business Cash® Credit Card, and Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card can be converted to Chase points.
Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards
There are 4 co-branded Marriott Bonvoy credit cards that you can apply for. Unlike the Hyatt Credit Card, these are not credit cards that make sense to put your spend on. With that said, here is the current lineup of Marriott credit cards:
Other Ways to Earn Marriott Points
The easiest way to earn Marriott points is through credit card spending and Marriott hotel stays. Marriott Bonvoy members earn 10 points per $1 spent. As a Marriott Bonvoy elite member, you will earn 10-75% bonus points during your stay.
Another way to earn Marriott points is to transfer American Express and Chase points to Marriott as Marriott is a travel partner of both programs. While this transfer is an option, we recommend that you transfer Amex and Chase points to their high-value airline (and hotel with Hyatt and Chase) partners instead.
IHG One Rewards
IHG Credit Cards
There are 3 IHG credit cards, all of which are issued by Chase and are subject to the infamous Chase 5/24 rule. Before applying, we recommend reading our Chase 5/24 rule that has everything you need to know.
The IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card (no longer open to new applicants) is now the IHG® Rewards Premier Credit Card. IHG is currently offering a massive signup bonus, which is great if you need IHG One Rewards points. 3 reasons to apply for this card are to obtain IHG elite status, the 40,000 points per night annual certificate, and a reward night free on an eligible award booking.
There’s also a business card, the IHG® Rewards Premier Business Credit Card that offers similar benefits.
The second personal Chase IHG card is the IHG® Rewards Traveler Credit Card. Three reasons to apply for this card are to earn additional points at IHG properties (in addition to bonuses on monthly bills, gas stations, and restaurants), and earn IHG Silver Elite status.
IHG One Rewards Award Chart
IHG’s award pricing structure is now 100% dynamic, similar to Hilton Honors, and as a result, it no longer publishes an award chart. You will need to run an award search to know the number of points required to book a room, as the amount fluctuates.
Other Ways to Earn IHG One Rewards Points
Spending on IHG credit cards and staying at IHG hotels are the 2 easiest ways to earn IHG One Rewards points. You can also transfer Chase points directly to IHG to earn IHG One Rewards points. We recommend that you redeem Chase points with its more valuable airline and hotel partners instead of transferring Chase points to IHG.
Hilton Honors Credit Cards
Substantial signup bonuses, elite status, and free weekend night certificates for a standard room are the reasons to apply for Hilton credit cards.
The premium card in the Hilton portfolio is the Hilton Aspire card. In addition to the weekend night certificate, cardmembers receive complimentary top-tier Diamond status and a $250 Hilton statement credit.
Another way to earn a weekend night certificate is to spend $15,000 in a calendar year on the Hilton Surpass card. That’s in addition to the massive amount of points you will earn from the signup bonus.
Business owners should check out the Hilton Business Amex card. Cardmembers can earn a weekend night certificate after $15,000 in spending in a calendar year. A second weekend night certificate can be earned after $60,000 in spending in a calendar year. Another perk is that you can earn top-tier Diamond status after $40,000 in spending in a calendar year.
Hot Tip: Check out our article on Amex Hilton Honors credit cards to learn everything you need to know about which card is right for you.
Hilton Honors Award Chart
The Hilton Honors program uses dynamic award pricing in lieu of an award chart. This means the number of points will change depending on the day. A way to estimate the number of points that you’ll need is to use the Points Explorer tool.
To use the Points Explorer tool, enter your destination in the Where do you want to go? search bar. Next, enter the number of points that you want to spend in the How many Points per night are you working with? scroll bar. You will then see how many points you will need to book a hotel in that area.
Other Ways to Earn Hilton Honors Points
Putting your spending on Hilton credit cards is a great way to earn Hilton Honors points. Hilton credit cardmembers can earn 3-14x points on spending categories like airfare, grocery stores, Hilton purchases, and restaurants.
Cash stays at Hilton properties, Lyft rides, and American Express point transfers are other ways to earn Hilton points. The American Express airline partners are more valuable than Hilton, and for this reason, we recommend that you do not transfer Amex points to Hilton.
Hotel points are a great way to reduce your cash spending in expensive cities like Paris. From our analysis of Paris hotels, you can receive between 0.5-3.0 cents per point in value. For your next trip to Paris, rest assured that you have plenty of options to put your hotel points to use to receive value.
The information regarding the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card and Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
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