Paris Hotel Choices (Peg's TOP Picks - G)

Director: Emmanuel Gamez
5, rue des Capucines
75001 Paris
Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 61 50 28; Fax : 00 33 (0)1 49 27 97 44

I can’t say enough good things about Hotel Mansart.  I have lost count the number of times we have visited Paris, but there are only 3 hotels we have patronized thru the years, and Mansart is currently are favorite.  Why you ask?  I am a real estate broker, and in my business ‘location, location’location’ are paramount.  The hotel Mansart is ideally located at the corner of the prestigious Place Vendôme, just a few step from the business and arts neighborhood: department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, the palais Garnier Opéra House, the Madeleine, the Louvre Museum and the Jardin des Tuileries.

The renovation was conceived in memory of Louis XIV ‘s great architect, Jules Hardouin Mansart (1646-1708), who notably designed the Place Vendôme, the Palace of Versailles and the great Invalides dome. The decoration of the lobby is inspired by the famous drawings of the French-style gardens.
The 57 rooms decorated with antique furniture have all preserved the charm of an old Parisian residence, made of elegance and refinement. They are fitted out with flat screen satellite television, free Wi-Fi access, mini-bar, telephone and air conditioning. A DVD player and kettle with drinks are available on request.

Hotel services include;

  • Continental breakfast served in the stained glass window room or in your room
  • Room service offered from 6pm to 2am
  • Laundry service
  • Complimentary national and international newspapers
  • Free Internet corner and printer
  • Parking nearby
  • English, Italian, Spanish and German spoken
  • Check in starts at 2pm. Check out by 12pm.
Rooms include:
- chambre Mansart - A Mansart room
    Room size: 50 sqm
    Lounge corner
    Large bed (160cm minimum)
    Bathroom with bathtub, shower, television and bathroom scales
    Assorted bathrobes and slippers
    Toiletries and hair-dryer
    Satellite TV and DVD player
    Free Wifi Internet access
    Non smoker
-Vendôme room
    Room size: between 25 and 35 sqm
    Views on Place Vendôme
    Large bed (160cm minimum)
    Lounge corner
    Bathroom with bathtub
    Assorted bathrobes and slippers
    Toiletries and hair-dryer
    Free Wifi Internet access
    Satellite TV
    Non smoker
- Superior room
    Room size: between 30 and 40 sqm
    Lounge corner
    Twin beds (large bed upon request)
    Free Wifi Internet access
    Satellite TV
    Non smoker
- A Classic room
    Room size*: between 20 and 30 sqm
    Bathroom with bathtub
    Free Wifi Internet access
    Satellite TV
    Non smoker
- Club room
    Room size: about 15 sqm
    Can accomodate 1 person
    Free Wifi Internet access
    Satellite TV
    Non smoker

The district was designed by Jules-Hardouin Mansart in 1699, in Louis the XIV’honour, the Place Vendôme is lined with splendid buildings, that give priority to symmetry and sober elegance. It is also today synonymous of luxury, with its trade names of jewelry, world wide famous, and the vicinity of the rue de La Paix.
A stone’s throw away, the grands magasins or department stores, theatres, brasseries create a lively atmosphere, around the Opera Garnier, where the lovers of ballet will appreciate the brilliant programme alternating innovating and classical performances.  An area where, during the XIXth century, Baron Haussmann, prefect of the Seine, opened large avenues ; on these « grands boulevards », many banks set up their head-office.

221, Rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris - Ile de France – France

Just a few steps away from Place Vendôme, Louvre Museum and Opera, the Hotel Royal Saint-Honoré****is ideally located in the very heart of historical Paris, luxury boutiques and fashion district.
The Hotel Royal Saint Honoré**** welcomes you with elegance and tradition in its 67 rooms and 5 Suites tastefully decorated offering you up-to-date facilities such as individual air-conditionning, minibar, safe, Pay TV, international channels, complimentary internet access.
You can enjoy a buffet breakfast in an original wood panel Louis XVI settings. The Café 221 welcomes you in a cosy atmosphere to relax over a quick lunch, a cup of tea or a cocktail.
The Concierge « Clefs d’or » will open you the doors of the City of Lights.
To check availability and the Best Available Rates, please fill the reservation form and you will receive a reply from our reservations department. This is far more accurate than the result you get checking online with a booking engine, because they work on allotment (usually one room / day) and when the allotment is gone the system automatically shows "sold out", which is not true.
Rooms: 67; Suites: 5
Air Conditioning:  Handicapped Rooms
Restaurant Open All Year
WiFi system is free of charge during your stay
Child Policy: FREE of charge up to 12 years of age
-Classic single room
The classic single room can accommodate one person. It is equipped with a large bed for added comfort.
-Superior room
The Superior room can accommodate two people. The decor combines elegance and tradition. It has the option of a double bed or 2 single beds.
-Deluxe room
The Deluxe room is spacious and decorated with refinement. It can accommodate 2 persons and is equipped with a double bed or 2 single beds for your convenience.
Our charming suite has two bedrooms and two bathrooms: a Deluxe room with double bed or two single beds with two convertible sofa beds available. It is ideal for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.

Rather than publishing fixed rates, we prefer to work on what is commonly known as BAR, which means that at the time of receiving your inquiry/request for a reservation, you will be quoted the Best Available Rate for the dates you intend to come.
9 rue du Sommerard - 75005 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 43 54 22 66
Fax: +33 (0)1 40 51 03 36
Manager : Brigitte BAUCHET

In a quiet street in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the BEST WESTERN LE JARDIN DE CLUNY is the ideal location to discover Paris : Saint Germain-des-Près, the Louvre and the Cluny Museum, Notre-Dame de Paris are very close.

Elegant, peaceful and full of light, entirely renovated, the 40 rooms at the BEST WESTERN LE JARDIN DE CLUNY provide calm and comfort, in a refined decor with warm and colorful materials.

Choose your room :
• Classic room – 1 double bed
• Superior room – 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
• Privilege room – 1 king size bed
• Junior Suite – 1 queen size bed or 2 twin beds

For your comfort, all rooms are non-smoking and air conditioned.  We sincerely look forward to assisting you and to making your stay in Paris as pleasant and memorable as possible.

44, rue de Bourgogne
75007 Paris - France
Tel.: 33 1 45 51 45 55

Our stay here wasn’t long enough. The location could not be better, and to experience silence in the heart of Paris was amazing yet the charm was instant and everlasting.  The staff gracious, helpful and our room overlooking the garden was lovely even though a bit on the small side. We cannot wait to return.
Hotel de Varenne enjoys a very special location, right in the heart of Paris' historical district, in the calm and safety of rue de Bourgogne.
Enjoy a relaxing moment in our private garden, bedecked with ivy, green plants and flowers. The perfect place for a serene breakfast experience or to have a drink.
Services & Facilities Include
·         Reception 24h/24
·         Luggage
·         Concierge
·         Babysitting
·         Laundry
·         Press
·         Private and secure car park 30€ per day (with free charging point for electric vehicles)
·         Bike rental
·         Non-smoking
·         Accessible to people with reduced mobility
·         Free high speed Wifi connection (dedicated optical fiber 50 Mb/s)
·         Elevator
·         Scanner / Photocopy
·         Safe for laptops
·         Bar
·         Breakfast Room
·         Air conditioned

Walking distance to most anything is quite painless and located in a more residential area but close to everything including pharmacy, grocery store(s), and more.  There is no parking here but place to load and unload your luggage.  
11 Rue d'Astorg - 75008 Paris | Tel. +33(0)153050505 Fax +33(0)153050530 | VAT FR68453600181 |

History - Tradition

Lord Astor's visit to Paris was a good example of cooperation between France and England. During his stay in Paris' Rive Droite, which, at the time of Marcel Proust's belle epoque housed the French intelliectual elite , Lord Astor fell so in love with Rue D’Astorg that he had the eponymous Hotel Astor Saint-Honoré built there in 1907.
The English style of this historical Parisian hotel is evident in the knowledgeable touch of the renowned interior designer Frédéric Méchiche, who, during renovations, reinterpreted the hotel's Regency style.
Hotel Astor Saint-Honoré is located near the spectacular Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the treasures of the Louvre, the suggestive Church of the Magdalene, the Opéra Garnier, and the Department Stores.
This artistically historical context surely helps in understanding Lord Astor's enthusiasm.

The infinite facets of Paris are also reflected in the luxurious and quiet atmosphere of the 130 rooms at the Hotel Astor Saint-Honoré, which offer a melange of timeless beauty and harmony.

Distributed over 7 floors, individually conceived in every detail of the furnishings and color palette, our rooms will surely capture your senses. Three variations of color schemes convey elegance and glow. Tapestry accents in pearl grey, white and purple, together with aqua carpets with motifs in lilac create an atmosphere of glow and fragrance. Violet carpet with blue motifs and cream-color accents generate a seductive effect.

From the welcoming Classics to the fabulous Suites with private terrace and breathtaking view over Paris, each of the 130 rooms is sure to completely meet your needs.
At your disposal to provide true 4-star comfort: air conditioning, free wi-fi and, in select rooms, 32" flat-screen TVs, Hi-fi Systems with CD players and welcome trays.

For availability, pricing and features visit their website. 

Basic Room Details:
-Classic: Warm mahogany furnishings inspire refinement and relaxation. Wi-Fi Internet access, air-conditioning, hair-dyer, clock-radio, Satellite TV, mini-bar and safe. Double. View of the internal patio. Max. 2 guests, 18 m².
-Superior - -Elegant: You will recognize the Frédéric Méchiche furnishing by the elegant simplicity of its sea-green, sky-blue, violet and lilac tones. Services available: Wi-Fi Internet access, air-conditioning, telephone, radio, Satellite TV, mini-bar and safe. King or queen-size bed. View of the patio or Rue d’Astorg. Max. 2 guests, 20 m².
-Deluxe--Spacious: 25 m², air-conditioned, king-size or double bed. Overlooking the quiet, internal courtyard or Rue D’Astorg. Conveniences: Wi-Fi Internet access, radio + CD player, safe, mini-bar, Satellite TV and courtesy kit. Max. 3 persons.
-Junior Suite:  Relaxing: 35 m² with sitting room, lounge-style furnishings, airy, quiet, view of the patio or the roofs of the city. Radio + CD player, safe, mini-bar, Satellite TV and courtesy kit. Max. 4 persons.
-Executive Suite: Decisively Parisian: from the tender intimacy of the bed, with its curtained alcove to the light and airy mansard rooms on the top floor through to the extraordinary Terrace Suite, with a 360-degree view of the city. The large sitting room with desk and accessorized private bar is ideal for relaxing with friends. King-size bed, large Satellite TV, Wi-Fi Internet access, safe, courtesy kit. Max. 3 guests, 35 m².
- Governor's Suite: Sitting room overlooking the city: the two refined and very comfortable suites with panoramic terrace on the top floor include: courtesy kit, large 32” Satellite TV, CD player, mini-bar, safe and Internet access. Max. 3 guests. Comforts include:
    • 24-hour room service
    • Radio Alarm Clock
    • Accessibility for mobility-impaired guests
    • Direct telephone line
    • Safety deposit box
    • Minibar
    • Welcome tray
    • Free Wi-Fi and ADSL
    • SAT TV and LCD screens
Contributing a touch of originality to your stay and going beyond to the usual experience is achieved by the presence of a few unique factors that make of the hotel Astor Saint-Honoré 4 stars a truly unique place. Although located in the heart of Paris' Rive Droite, the Astor hotel is unusually quiet. Upon arrival, you will immediately feel surrounded by the elegant and luxurious ambiance of its interiors.
Experience our meeting halls, the Hemingway library, elegantly furnished with antiques, our restaurant run by chef Nicolas Clavier, our bar, which, in honor of its founder Lord Astor, will remind you of a British clubhouse, and our fitness room, to reinvigorate at the end of a long day...
Outside the hotel, pamper yourself with a tiny item from the historical boutique by Hermès, located just steps away on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. In close proximity to the hotel, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Louvre, uncover new artistic perspectives in the Jardin des Tuileries, enjoy some shopping, or have a drink on the terrace of a café along Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Go ahead: you deserve it.


• Air conditioning
• Gym
• Meeting Facilities
• WiFi free and fax
• Porter
• Valet Service
• Restarant and Bar
• Library
• Tourist information, reservations for guided tours and excursions
• Transfer and limo service (upon request)
• International Periodicals
• Concierge
• Ironing and Laundry Service
• Non smoking areas
• Business center
• Private parking
• Pay per view
• Safe

Hotel Astor Saint-Honoré, is located in the Rive Droite of Paris on Rue D’Astorg, an extraordinarily tranquil street, nestled in the grandeur of Paris. You would never guess how close you are to Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, a street that features luxurious shopping in the golden triangle of the haute couture (maisons of Cardin, Yves St. Laurent, Guy Laroche, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Christian Dior, Louis Féraud, Hermès, Chanel...)

In close proximity to the Hotel Astor Saint-Honoré, you will have access to the Élysée Palace, numerous art galleries, Place de la Madeleines and its famous gastronomic establishments, Fauchon and Hediard, Opéra Garnier, department stores such as Galeries Lafayette, Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Élysées, the Louvre with its glass pyramid and the Mona Lisa, and the Eiffel Tower...

All of Paris' main attractions will be at your fingertips.  Let the show begin!
Director: Françoise Salmon
65, rue des Saints-Pères
75006 Paris
Tel : 00 33 (0)1 45 44 50 00
Fax : 00 33 (0)1 45 44 90 83

In the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, you will be charmed by the Hotel des Saints Pères, located in a 17th century mansion that has preserved its history. Welcome…
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The Hotel des Saints Pères**** is located in the street of the same name, very close to Le Bon Marché luxury department store, the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church, the mythical Café de Flore and many créateurs shops. Louis XIV’s architect’s Daniel Gittard built the beautiful classical front in 1658. It was the beginning of a rich history for the hotel that has always accommodated famous artistic figures including the painter Francis Bacon.
What are the reasons of this success? Just enter the hotel and you will understand it: despite the bustle of the street, the quiet atmosphere conferred by the enlightened and green patio will surprise you.
Most of the 38 rooms of the hotel overlook the patio. Each of them is uniquely decorated with a portrait that creates its personality. In the room #104, the “Little girl with a bird” confers a soft atmosphere while “Aunt Odile” watches over room #303. They are fitted with a flat screen satellite television, free Wi-Fi access, mini-bar, telephone and air conditioning. Kettles with drinks are available upon request.
- How to present the hotel des Saints Pères without mentioning the room #100? The ceiling is decorated with a more than 300-year-old fresco, painted by the Ecole de Versailles. It represents “the Virtue” and “the Goodwill” under a cherub’s protective look. You will feel very unique under this beautiful curiosity rediscovered during the hotel refurbishment.-

Hotel services

  • Continental breakfast served in the breakfast room or in your room (15€)
  • Bar
  • Room service offered from 6pm to 2am
  • Laundry service
  • Parking nearby
  • Complimentary national and international newspapers
  • Baby sitting service upon request
  • Free Internet corner
  • Airport transfert (extra cost – reservation required)
  • English, Spanish and Italian spoken
  • Check in starts at 1pm. Check out by 12pm.

Volumes and beams, elegant fabrics and old masters, an inner garden and period furniture…
You are at the Hotel des Saints Pères that keeps alive “the spirit of the place”…

La chambre à la fresque, à l'Hôtel des Saints Pères****
The Fresco room
    Room size: 35 sqm
    Ceiling painted with a 17th century fresco
    View on the garden
    Bathroom opened on the room
    Free Wifi Internet access
    Air conditioning
    Toiletries and hair-dryer
    Satellite TV
    Non smoker

A Suite
    Room size: 38 sqm
    View on the garden
    Free Wifi Internet access
    Air conditioning
    Bathroom with bathtub and shower
    Toiletries and hair-dryer
    Satellite TV
    Non smoker

Une chambre à l'Hôtel des Saints Pères****
A Deluxe room
    Room size: between 23 and 26 sqm
    View on the garden
    Free Wifi Internet access
    Air conditioning
    Toiletries and hair-dryer
    téléviseur avec chaines satellite
    Satellite TV
    Non smoker

Une chambre à l'Hôtel des Saints Pères****
A Superior room
    Room size: between 20 and 23 sqm
    View on the garden
    Free Wifi Internet access
    Satellite TV
    Toiletries and hair-dryer
    Non smoker

A Classic room
    Room size: between 15 and 20 sqm
    View on the garden
    Free Wifi Internet access
    Bathroom with bathtub
    Toiletries and hair-dryer
    Satellite TV
    Non smoker

Saints-Pères - une chambre club
A Club room
    Room size: between 15 and 20sqm
    Free Wifi Internet access
    Air conditioning
    Satellite TV
    Bathroom with shower
    Toiletries and hair-dryer
    Non smoker
228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 44 58 10 10

At Le Meurice, opulence and comfort are not confined to the hotel's public areas alone. Every room and suite is a spacious, peaceful oasis of calm, providing guests with the ultimate in luxury. Each of the seven floors has a distinct style, with 160 beautifully appointed rooms decorated in a style redolent of Louis XVI. All rooms feature exquisite marble bathrooms with shower and bath. Each room is soundproofed and has air conditioning, wifi, multiple telephone lines and cable television. The hotel has five especially adapted rooms for disabled guests with full facilities, as well as a special entrance in the hotel lobby. Non-smoking rooms are located on the third and fourth floors of the hotel and are available upon request. 
All the rooms and suites feature:
  • A private entrance and sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Seasonal arrival amenities
  • In-room safe
  • Private bar with refrigerator
  • Daily selection of local and international newspapers
  • Oversized en suite marble bathroom with separate shower and bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Custom bath products by Penhaligon's and other personal accessories
  • Twice daily maid service, including evening turndown
  • Complimentary traditional shoeshine service, or John Lobb shoeshine kit 
  • Deluxe bath robes and slippers
  • Personal scales
  • 100% cotton oversized bath towels
  • Non-allergenic pillows
  • Duvets available
  • Air conditioning adjustable by remote control
  • Connecting rooms
  • Cabled and wireless Internet access (rates on request)
  • TV Internet connection with cordless keyboard
  • Multi-line telephones, including one in the bathroom, all with voicemail
  • Private fax number assigned
  • DVD player, hi-fi stereo, laptop computers and fax machines available in all bedrooms on request
  • Digital interactive television entertainment system (more than 120 channels, 390 movies), a juke-box with 1500 titles, radion international channels and many videogames
  • iPod radio-alarm clock

Pet Policy

Le Meurice has always been very welcoming to pets. During the renovations from 1905-1907, the workers took in a stray greyhound that had been living on-site. Hotel personnel then adopted the dog, and it soon became the mascot and inspiration for the Meurice’s emblem today – a pair of Greyhounds. Also, when Salvador Dali one of the Meurice’s regular guests, checked out, the hotel staff had to completely repaint the Suite Royale because his two tame ocelots particularly loved the carpets! 
  • Complimentary pet basket (for cats and dogs) available,
  • Custom-designed bowl with the name of the pet can be easily arranged in advance,
  • Name tag with the name of the pet,
  • Specific menus and food options available,
  • The grooms are pleased to walk dogs in the Tuileries Garden.

History of Le Meurice

The history of the hotel begins in 1771 in Calais, where upper-class British travellers on their way to Paris would arrive after crossing the Straits of Dover. There, an enterprising regional postmaster, Charles-Augustin Meurice (1739-1820), welcomed them to French shores, putting them up in his Calais coaching inn and arranging rides to Paris aboard his coach service. It was a 36-hour trip, and Charles-Augustin Meurice built a second coaching in Paris in 1817 to welcome the weary travellers upon arrival. The Hotel Le Meurice moved in 1835 to its present site, one of the most fashionable locales in the city, overlooking the historic Tuileries Garden.

Over the years, the Paris hotel developed a reputation for lavish entertainment, with dinners lasting from eight in the evening until eight the next morning. One guest recalled a luncheon where they only served hard-boiled eggs from the rarest birds, ranging from partridge eggs to swan eggs.

The hotel’s fame grew during the century. A newspaper clipping from 1855 mentions that Queen Victoria stayed at the Hotel Le Meurice while in Paris. Russian composer Peter llitch Tchaikovsky stayed at the Hotel Le Meurice when giving a concert nearby. Toward the end of the century, the hotel’s regular clients were the elite aristocracy. A limited liability company named the “Hôtel Meurice” was formed in 1898 to own and operate the hotel. Arthur Millon, who headed the new company, and his director, Mr. Schwenter, responded to the expectations of their privileged guests by providing luxurious facilities and by undertaking a major renovation of the property in 1905.

The extensive two-year renovation and enlargement gave the property its modern day appearance and amenities such as individual private baths. The renovation cost 8 million francs – a princely sum for the time. The investment clinched the hotel’s appeal to a privileged clientele, however.

During the renovation, the workers took in a stray dog, a greyhound. It was adopted by the hotel’s staff and thus became its mascot. A second greyhound was added to accompany the first, forming the emblem of the Hotel Le Meurice that is still the symbol throughout the hotel today.

The King of Spain, Alphonse XIII, was one of the first people to book rooms at the Hotel Le Meurice after the completed 1905-1907 renovation. He stayed regularly in Suite 106-8, bringing his own furniture. The King of Montenegro, the Prince de Galles, King George VI, French President Doumergue, the Sultan of Zanzibar, the Maharaja of Jaïpur, and the Grand Duchess of Russia also were regular guests of the hotel, which came to be called the Hôtel des Rois (Hotel of the Kings).

While dining on the 18th of October, 1908, King Alphonse XIII and his queen enjoyed this menu:
Consommé Viveur
Turbotin au Champagne
Cassolettes de Queues d’Ecrevisse
Coeur de Filet de Boeuf La Vallière
Cailles aux Feuilles de Vigne
Salade Française
Soufflé Tolédo

The crème de la crème of Parisian society would gather on the seventh floor of the hotel to dine in the Roof Garden restaurant, or to bask in the natural light streaming through the glass roof of the Louis XVI lounge. The hotel also organized theater performances inside the establishment, such as “Cyrano de Bergerac” in 1912.
During World War I, the hotel closed for several months and it served for a time as a hospital for wounded soldiers. 5

At the beginning of the 1920s, the Hotel Le Meurice’s international reputation sparkled. Media were impressed by the hotel’s elaborate Louis XVI décor. Mr. Schwenter advertised abroad, helping to develop tourism in France. He was rewarded in 1923 when he became Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, and in 1931, an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur. Picasso and his wife Olga Koklova selected the Hotel Le Meurice to host their wedding dinner. In 1925, there was no hesitation as to which hotel King Albert would choose. Stylish ads from the 1920s showed a conspicuously upper-crust clientele dining and dancing in the Meurice’s rooftop garden, overlooking the glamour of nighttime Paris.

A number of rulers have found comfort at the Hotel Le Meurice after leaving or being forced from their seats of power. In 1931, after Alphonse XIII was dethroned, he took refuge at Le Meurice under the name of the Duc de Tolède with all of the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor also retreated to Le Meurice. The King of Montenegro checked in after being chased from his kingdom, and the Shah of Iran was actually dethroned during his stay at the Hotel Le Meurice!

Until the 1950s, the Parisian press regularly chronicled the comings and goings of aristocracy from countries ranging from Austria to Zanzibar. Famous guests have included President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Dukes and Duchesses of Windsor, Kent, York, and Marlborough; the Baron de Rothschild, Sir Anthony Eden; and the rulers of Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Iran, Italy, Serbia, Montenegro, Jordan, Romania, Russia, and Thailand.

During its long existence, the Hotel Le Meurice has known four major renovations: the first from 1905 to 1907, the second from 1947, the third in 1998 and the last one in 2007 with Philippe Starck. Each of these stages has represented a progress in the modernisation and the embellishment of the hotel.

After an extensive two-year renovation, completed in 2000, the Hotel Le Meurice is restored to its original splendor as a classic French Palace, and more than ever the Parisian pied à terre of the privileged. Today it is the Parisian home to a number of internationally known celebrities and performers who favor the rooftop suite with its panoramic views of Paris. It changed hands several times during the past three decades, and is today a member of the prestigious Dorchester Collection (owned by the Brunei Investment Agency), which includes The Beverly Hills Hotel, Principe di Savoia in Milan, The Dorchester in London, Plaza Athénée in Paris, 45 Park Lane in London, Coworth Park in Ascot and the New York Palace.

The Hotel Le Meurice has been around for over two centuries, and its current clientele as well as its historical patrons speak for its significance in Paris.

Because so many British travelers stayed at the Hotel Le Meurice where all the staff spoke English, by the 19th century the hotel was nicknamed “City of London.” English author W. M. Thackeray once wrote, “If you don’t speak a word of French, if you like English comfort, clean rooms, breakfast and maîtres d’hôtel; if in a foreign land, you want your fellow countrymen around you, your brown beer, your friend and your cognac - and your water - do not listen to any of the messengers but with your best British accent cry heartily: “Meurice! and immediately, someone will come forward to drive you straight to the rue de Rivoli.”

In 1947, the Hotel Le Meurice undertook another restoration, and, once again, attracted the international clientele that it had before the war.
In 1965, the Salon Louis XVI was transformed into the Salon des Quatre Saisons; its glass roof was replaced with a painted ceiling that represented the vault of heaven and four statues symbolizing the seasons were installed.

One of the hotel’s most outrageous guests was the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, who spent at least one month per year at the Hotel Le Meurice. His behaviour could also be surrealistic: once he demanded that a herd of sheep be brought to his room, and upon their arrival, Dalí took out his pistol and shot at them. Luckily, the gun was filled with blank bullets. Another time, he requested a horse. Yet another time, he asked the staff to capture flies for him in the Tuileries Garden, paying them five francs (around one euro) per fly.

Dalí was a regular at the Hotel Le Meurice. He became close to certain members of the staff, whom he would give autographed lithographs of his work as a Christmas tip.

Florence Jay Gould
In the 1970s, Florence Jay Gould (wife of railroad magnate and financier Jay Gould) lived at the Hotel Le Meurice and organized literary luncheons there. She created two literary prizes and developed the hotel’s reputation as a magnet for the literary set, which included André Gide, François Mauriac, and the young Roger Nimier. The hotel maintains its connection with leading writers today.

Notable Guests
Artists, writers, musicians, and intellectuals who have stayed at the Hotel Le Meurice include Giorgio de Chirico, Rudyard Kipling, Walter Lippmann, Yehudi Menuhin, Liza Minnelli, Seiji Ozawa, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and Placido Domingo. Past guests also include film stars and directors such as Orson Welles, Franco Zeffirelli, Fernandel, Mike Todd, Eddie Fisher, Ginger Rogers, Yul Brynner, Elizabeth Taylor, and Richard Burton. The Meurice’s sumptuous décor has also been a setting for several films, including Mata Hari and Julia, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Jane Fonda. The hotel’s salons have hosted many of high society’s celebrations, including Coco Chanel’s glittering receptions in the 1930s. Parisian houses of haute couture including Chanel and Guy Laroche have staged receptions and fashion shows in the Meurice’s salons.

Celebrity royals prefer the Hotel Le Meurice today, a testament to the hotel’s continued status as the accommodation of choice in the City of Lights. Its tradition of unsurpassed beauty, attention to detail, and excellent service sustains its popularity and prestige.

In 2007, the Hotel Le Meurice came to a new embellishment phase with famous French designer Philippe Starck who revamped the public areas.

In December 2008, Franka Holtmann asked Charles Jouffre, creator of the sumptuous drapes and hangings of the Grand Foyer at the Opera Garnier, to imagine a new and warmer atmosphere for Le Meurice’s guest rooms. Attentive to the desires of a discerning and cosmopolitan clientele, he brought a new touch to the specificities of a palace Hotel whose intention is clearly to do different. The hotel’s rooms take on the air of an elegant eighteenth-century home, where past and present meet with humour and glamour.

3, rue Rouget de Lisle
75001 Paris
Tel .: + 33 1 42 60 38 14 Fax: + 33 1 40 15 04 78

A most charming hotel across from the Tuileries Gardens off of Rue de Rivoli.  We enjoyed an oversized large room with 2 sets of double doors to a small balcony large enough to stand on and sip your morning coffee, or champagne with a partial view of the gardens and also.  The location could not get any better. This was view from our room.

From their website, the Hotel Mayfair Paris is a four star boutique hotel located in the business, luxury and fashion area of Paris; nested between two Royal Places: Place de La Concorde and Place Vendôme.

You will stay in a 19th century Haussmann style building. We will welcome you with courtesy and attention.

Each of our 40 rooms & 7 junior suites has its own personalised decoration. Our categories: Single, Classic, Superior, De Luxe, Junior Suite, Family Room. Connecting rooms are available on request.

• Reception 24-7 - Réception 24-24
• Buffet breakfast - Petit-déjeuner buffet
• Continental breakfast - Petit-déjeuner Continental
• Bar-Lounge - Bar-Lounge
• Room Service - Service en chambre
• Concierge - Conciergerie
• Porter - Bagagerie
• Elevators - Ascenseurs
• Reception safe - Coffre à la réception
• Change - Change
• Dry cleaning (external) - Blanchisserie (externe)
• Private car park on request - Parking privé à proximité
Multimedia - Multimédia
• Wireless Internet - Wifi – Internet sans fil
• Telephone - Téléphone
• International TV channels - Télévision par satellite
• Flat screens - Radio - Ecran plat LCD – Radio
• Hi-fi (in De Luxe & Junior Suite category) - Chaine Hifi (De Luxe et Junior Suite)
• Daily international news summary in 15 languages - Résumé quotidien d’informations en 15 langues
Room Service - Service en Chambre
• Continental Breakfast - Petit-déjeuner Continental
• Room Service till 10.45PM - Room service jusqu’à 22H45
• In-Room Spa: massage and beauty care in your room - massages et soins en chambre
Comfort - Confort
• Non-smoking rooms - Chambres non-fumeur
• Smoking rooms - Chambres fumeur
• Air conditioning - Air conditionné
• Working desk - Bureau de travail
• Laptop safe - Coffre personnel
• Mini bar - Mini bar
• Slippers - Chaussons
Family - Famille
• Cot, baby bathtub, high chair, changing table, child bed, baby-sitting on request
Lit bébé, baignoire bébé, chaise haute, table à langer, lit enfant, baby-sitting sur demande
• Connecting rooms, connecting Junior Suites - Family Rooms, Junior Suites, chambres communicantes
• Outdoor play area 25 meters from hotel (Tuileries Garden) - Aire de jeux au Jardin des Tuileries

36 Rue Pierre Demours Paris, 75017

Hotel Waldorf Arc de Triomphe & Spa is located in Paris's Arc de Triomphe - Palais des Congres neighborhood, close to Espace Champerret, Arc de Triomphe, and Palais des Congres de Paris. Nearby points of interest also include Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum.

Hotel Features.
Recreational amenities include an indoor pool and a sauna. Spa amenities include spa services, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and body treatments. This 4-star property has a business center and offers business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves full breakfasts each morning (surcharges apply). Concierge services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, express check-in, and express check-out. This is a smoke-free property.

44 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel Waldorf Arc de Triomphe & Spa feature minibars and espresso makers. Bathrooms feature showers with handheld showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, bathrobes, and slippers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers and safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Flat-panel televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Rooms also include ceiling fans, hair dryers, complimentary toiletries, and clock radios. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.

10 Deluxe Rooms
14 Superior Rooms
21 Classic Rooms
Contemporary-style rooms in neutral tones and rich-coloured plaid blanket are individually styled furnishings. It includes all up-to-date high-tech items.

Air conditioning, heating system self-controlled, LCD screens, free wifi internet access, work desk, private bath, bathrobes, in room movies, in room safe, mini-bar, bathrobes, hair dryer, non-smoking rooms.

The Champs Elysees avenue specially deserves its nickname of "most beautiful avenue in the world" for its lower section, starting Place de la Concorde and ending at Grand Palais. The rest of the avenue mainly features shops and restaurants. Walk to the Arch of Triumph, at the top of the avenue, and visit the 50-meter high structure built to commemorate Napoleon's victories.

At the western end of the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe suggests an ancient Roman arch, only it's larger. Actually, it's the biggest triumphal arch in the world, about 49m (161 ft.) high and 44m (144 ft.) wide. To reach it, don't try to cross the square, Paris's busiest traffic hub. With a dozen streets radiating from the "Star," the roundabout has been called by one writer "vehicular roulette with more balls than numbers" (death is certain!). Take the underground passage and live a little longer.
Notifications and Fees:

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

Popular Amenities
        Business Center
        Fitness Center
        Internet Access Available *
        Kitchen or Kitchenette *
        Pets Allowed
        Restaurant On-site
        Room Service
Know before you go

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Check-in: after 3 PM.
Check-out: before noon.
OTHER Policy Info:
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

202 Rue De Rivoli Paris, 75001

Located in central Paris, Saint James & Albany Hotel - Spa is a business-friendly hotel within walking distance of Saint-Roch Church, Place Vendome, and Louvre Museum. Additional points of interest include Place de la Concorde and Place de la Madeleine.

Hotel Features.
Saint James & Albany Hotel - Spa's restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The property's full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 4-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, a meeting/conference room, and limo/town car service. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Paris property has 700 square meters of event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is limited, and available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.

200 air-conditioned guestrooms at Saint James & Albany Hotel - Spa feature minibars and safes. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high-speed Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer phones. Televisions have pay movies. Rooms also include windows that open. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, hypo-allergenic bedding, and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.

-    In the heart of a vaulted cellar, a 15-metre-long Indoor swimming pool.
-    A fitness centre dedicated to form and well-being.
-    A 500 sq. m newly renovated and extended Spa for your comfort.

Notifications and Fees:
    Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
    There are no room charges for children 2 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

Pets allowed Check-out time is noon Check-in time starts at 3 PM


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