Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
What We Love
- Unbeatable location right on the Champs-Elysées
- Classic details, such as gilt-framed oil paintings, are a constant reminder of the hotel’s illustrious past
- All suites come with fully equipped kitchens
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $4 (€3.30) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- An ideal base for families or friends
- There is a breakfast room and a patio, but no restaurant or room service
- The property was renovated in 2013
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
With an imposing façade dating from the early 1900s, Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs Elysées occupies some prime Paris real estate right on the Champs-Elysées, and it can count the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles as former guests. Inside, the handsome lobby is decorated with fresh flowers and velvet armchairs and leads through to a tranquil courtyard. The spacious rooms are apartment-style suites and provide an ideal base for families and friends to explore the City of Light.
Bed and Bath
Decorated with geometric carpets, beige curtains and giant photo murals, the suites are light and bright, and all feature full kitchens with dishwashers. They appeal as much to business travelers (work desks, free WiFi) as weekenders (large flat-screen TVs with international channels, DVD players); some have Nespresso and washing machines. The bathrooms are lined with green marble floor tiles emblazoned with the Claridge crest and are stocked with L’Occitane products.
Breakfast is served in a dining room on the ground floor, and on fine mornings you can eat alfresco on the large patio. Free coffee is available throughout the day by the reception desk. There’s no spa, but there is a small fitness room, and the killer location makes up for the lack of an on-site restaurant. There are dining options aplenty right on the doorstep.
In the Area
A walk down the Champs has to take in at least a handful of designer boutiques: Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Guerlain, to name but a few. For a Parisian pit stop head to Ladurée’s tea room to fill up on their world-renowned macarons. Rub shoulders with the city’s movers and shakers at the iconic Fouquet’s, one of Paris’s best-known restaurants. For a spot of history, the Arc de Triomphe offers fabulous views of Paris as well as being the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War. Just down the Champs from the hotel, the Grand and Petit Palais host fabulous temporary art exhibitions as well as rotating their own outstanding collections of French and European paintings.
How to Get There
Avoid this hotel at all costs. We were traveling with family (total of 6 people) and needed two rooms. We booked a 1 bedroom deluxe suite and an additional deluxe suite. The 1 bedroom provided with the duplex (with the spiral staircase to the 2nd floor). This was less than ideal for our travel needs but was afraid if we complained we would be provided with an even less desirable room. Both rooms were to have a view, the deluxe suite absolutely did not have a view. The furniture is of poor quality, falling apart, cigarettes on our balcony (despite being a non smoking room) that stayed there for our entire stay - evidence that they didn't actually clean, you must pay for coffee pods (absolutely ridiculous for the the price of the room), the beds were uncomfortable, the sofa is actually rubber (felt like we were in a nursing home), chairs were stained, carpets were cheap and worn, balcony chairs were broken and would cut you, bathroom had smooshed dead bugs on the wall, holes from someone ripping off the toilet paper holder, towels were like cardboard, no robes or slippers, no turndown service (things you would expect of a 5-star hotel). The photos online are NOT representative of the actual hotel. Check-in took way too long. We had called the hotel in advance to arrange travel to Versailles and back for a day, that was not done and on the day of, we were left scrambling in Versailles to find transportation for 6 people back (2 of which were older and really not suited for train travel). I would never recommend this hotel. If you are set on staying on that area, there are several other hotels that would most likely provide much better services and amenities for that price point and location. Keep looking.
The hotel Le Claridge was awesome, great rooms, awesome views, fantastic food and great location. Sadly I was under pressure to get to evening function on the river and our check in was shocking. I was sent up to three rooms ..... which were all occupied by other guests. I was late for the evening dinner and had to change in foyer after day at the Ryder Cup and went to the dinner without being able to shower.
The staff seems unable to make decisions without a manager who was not there. Very sad for a 1st world top class hotel.
All other experiences at hotel were positive.
An enjoyable trip to Paris, A wonderful hotel in a fabulous location, if you want to be in the centre of Paris this is the ideal place to stay. My husband and I stayed in an executive suite on the second floor. and it was very spacious and very clean. The staff are very welcoming and helpful.
The lights in the rooms turned off every hour. Technician came and reset the light box every hour. Horrible experience for my family. First trip to Paris. Never stay in this hotel again. They refused to change the room.
As a business person living in London, UK i have travelled many countries and stayed only in 5 star hotels. But i have never seen very poor customer services from “so called 5 star hotel” like this.
My father booked/paid a 10 day stay at this hotel without knowing that it is non refundable as his English is not good. He booked it on booking.com. Unfortunately, due to unseen circumstances he was unable to travel and he asked me to contact the hotel management and inform them that he wishes to refund his booking. He paid around 6000 euros for this booking which they did not refund although the booking was cancelled.
When I spoke to the hotel’s front desk ( a woman called Lois) and the reservation manager both of them were very ARROGANT, Selfish and rude to me saying that they do not care whether it was a genuine mistake or the person who did not speak English they will not refund the money.
In the past, I had similar urgent cancellations with other 5 star hotels worldwide two times in 18 years and both of them were kind and as a gesture of goodwill they refunded the money to me.
I have also found a link on non refundable bookings refunds and all of these requests were refunded. Check this link - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g1-i12334-k9036759-How_to_cancel_a_non_refundable_reservation_on_booking_com-Holiday_Travel.html
To brief, very BAD customer services and strongly advice you to avoid this hotel due to poor customer relationship. I would never ever stay at this hotel.