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10 of the best points hotels in France

Jan. 08, 2022
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Over the course of the pandemic, many cardholders have piled up points and miles while sitting home for more than a year. As travel slowly returns, now is a great time to think about redeeming what you've earned — and you might want to consider France for one of those big getaways.

With hundreds of incredible points hotels around the country, it could be difficult to pick just the right one. From luxury to quaint (read: splurge or budget) in Paris and beyond, here are some of TPG's favorites.

Related: France bans unvaccinated U.S. tourists: Here’s what to expect when you travel to the country

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Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris

A staple on the French hotel scene, the Prince de Galles has been open since 1929 and its Art Deco vibes contribute to its sophisticated French luxury design scheme. It is located near the Champs-Elysées and many of the hotel’s guest rooms feature balconies offering expansive views of the sparkling Parisian skyline. Read TPG's review of Prince de Galles.

Room rates at this Bonvoy property start at $903 or 70,000 Bonvoy points per night in January 2022.

(Photo courtesy of the Hotel Prince de Galles)

Hotel du Louvre, Paris

Reopened in June 2019 after an extensive renovation, Hyatt’s Hotel du Louvre features 106 rooms and 58 suites, all luminous, with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Design touches like a glass Mona Lisa art installation and a special suite dedicated to painter Camille Pissarro remind you that you’re directly across the street from one of the world’s most iconic art museums (if the name of the hotel didn’t already clue you in). Read our review of Hotel du Louvre.

Room rates start at $437 or 25,000 Hyatt points per night.

(Photo by Andrea Rotondo/The Points Guy)

The Niepce Paris Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton, Paris

Even though Hilton boasts a second Parisian Curio Collection property (the historic Maison Astor), the 52-room boutique-style Niepce Paris Hotel is truly the hidden gem. We can’t help but love a hotel dedicated to plastering the influential female photographer Janine Niepce’s stunning shots throughout — even on the ceilings.

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Room rates start at $263 or 69,000 Honors points per night.

(Photo courtesy of the Niepce Paris Hotel)

Hotel Berri, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris

Another Parisian Luxury Collection property, Hotel Berri, opened in 2018, is a sight to behold — think endless marble, a private art collection and handcrafted statues. With guest rooms featuring design elements like jewel-toned velvet settees, canopy beds and Diptyque amenities, a stay at Hotel Berri is an artistic and cosmopolitan experience.

Room rates start at $564 or 70,000 Bonvoy points per night.

(Photo courtesy of the Hotel Berri)

Hotel Grand Powers, a Small Luxury Hotel, Paris

Hyatt has several luxury properties in Paris, but the Hotel Grand Paris is decidedly Parisian chic. The property effortlessly gives off an intimate vibe that larger brand chain hotels are normally unable to offer, making for a one-of-a-kind stay. The 50 guestrooms and suites come in colors such as powder pink, celadon green or blue, while furniture and fabric choices are delightfully juxtaposed: marble with velvet, oak with brass, lacquer with silk.

Room rates start at $483 or 25,000 Hyatt points per night.

(Photo courtesy of Hotel Grand Powers)

Muse St. Tropez, a Small Luxury Hotel

One look at the sexy cabanas and relaxing loungers at the MUSE pool and you’ll be itching for a sun-filled summer holiday. The cream-colored, light-filled rooms and suites at this Hyatt Small Luxury Hotel inspire the perfect Saint-Tropez getaway — especially the suites that come with private plunge pools.

Room rates start at $458 or 40,000 Hyatt points per night.

(Photo courtesy of MUSE St.Tropez)

Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice

The recently refurbished Radisson Blu Hotel in Nice is set on the sun-soaked Promenade des Anglais. Many of the guest rooms have sea views and the property also has its own private beach. But the best amenity is the rooftop pool and terrace, a chic scene that offers incredible views and delicious cocktails and bites.

Room rates start at $145 or 70,000 Radisson points per night.

(Photo courtesy of the Radisson Blu Hotel)

L’Hermitage Gantois, Autograph Collection, Lille

A refurbished 15th-century property, this quaint hotel’s rooms feature design elements like fireplaces, wooden walls, geometric French ceilings and French tiling. Some rooms overlook the property’s beautifully manicured French gardens. The hotel features an indoor pool and spa, plus a cozy library for those looking to relax with a good book.

Room rates start at $264 or 25,000 Bonvoy points per night.

Further reading: Eat your way through Paris — all the croissants, cheese, chocolate and pastries you need to try

(Photo courtesy of L’Hermitage Gantois)
(Photo courtesy of L’Hermitage Gantois)

Waldorf Astoria Versailles Trianon Palace

Since you can’t spend the night at the Palace of Versailles, the Waldorf Astoria Versailles Trianon Palace by Hilton is the next best thing. The hotel, which is just a short walk away from Versailles, features artfully landscaped gardens, regal guest rooms (some suites even have private lifts and hidden staircases), an indoor pool and Michelin-starred dining options by Gordon Ramsay.

Room rates start at $300 or 64,000 Honors points per night.

(Photo courtesy of the Waldorf Astoria Versailles Trianon Palace)

Grand Barrail Cheateau Hotel, a Small Luxury Hotel, Saint-Émilion

No French hotel list would be complete without featuring a chateau (a French castle) — and this particular one, the Grand Barrail, is not only set on a beautiful vineyard but also home to a rejuvenating spa. Soak up the sun on the hotel’s beautiful patio or admire the opulent chandeliers and stained glass of the chateau’s interior.

Room rates start at $295 or 25,000 Hyatt points per night. Note that the hotel will be closed until March 1, 2022, for renovations.

(Photo courtesy of the Grand Barrail Chateau Hotel)
(Photo courtesy of the Grand Barrail Chateau Hotel)

Further reading: Second cities: The best destinations to add to a trip to Paris

Bottom line

If you’ve got a stash of points just waiting to be used, don’t let them just sit around. Instead, start planning a trip to France and use them to stay at one of these incredible points hotels.

Related: I didn’t get my French health pass in time for my trip — here’s what happened

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Earn 10x points on eligible hotels and car rentals booked through the Credit One Bank travel site
  • Earn 5x points on eligible travel, dining, and gas
  • Earn 1x points on all other purchases
  • Redeem your reward points for statement credits, gift cards, merchandise, flights, hotels, and more
  • With $0 Fraud Liability, you won’t be responsible for unauthorized charges
  • Free Online Credit Score and Credit Report summary, terms apply
  • If you are a Covered Borrower under the Military Lending Act, you may get a different offer
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