One of the world's most legendary hotels, The Ritz has been synonymous with luxury since it first opened its doors in 1898. In the 1920's, literary expats like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway frequented the hotel and later referenced it in their works (Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises and Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night). Today the hotel even boasts a bar named for Hemingway, who was said to have 'liberated the Ritz' after the War.
15 Place Vendôme
It was in Room 16 of this legendary Left Bank hotel that Oscar Wilde quipped from his deathbed: "I suppose I shall have to die above my means". Today the hotel highlights this literary connection with the Oscar Wilde Suite, which features the author's unpaid hotel bill mounted on the wall.
Wilde would be glad to know that the wallpaper he so famously disliked ("My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.") has been replaced. In fact, the entire hotel has undergone extensive renovations in recent years, making it one of Paris' most luxurious boutique hotels.
13 Rue des Beaux Arts
Tucked away at the edge of Montmartre, this elegant hotel is a local favourite thanks to its rooftop bar with Eiffel Tower views. The Terrass also boasts an unlikely literary claim to fame: it was here that Hans and Margeret Rey began the children's stories that would later become Curious George.
12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre
The Pavillon Des Lettres
Though somewhat lacking in literary credentials, this four star hotel near the Champs Élysées offers a piece of bohemian Paris in one of the city's wealthiest neighbourhoods. With each room named after a famous author, The Palvillon pays tribute to literary greats, from Anderson to Zola. All around the hotel, you'll see quotes and famous passages from their books and subtle nods to literature
12 rue des Saussaies