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
This was my second time at the Fraser suites, I usually stay at another hotel very close by.
The positives are that the check in staff are very nice and tried hard to make good of the issues I encountered. Also you get a free bottle of water, and the toiletries are good quality (L'Occitane). The rooms are a good size for Paris and the bed was comfortable, and the air conditioning was good.
The main issue for me was the fact it took 40 minutes to have an iron delivered to my room when requested, which meant I missed a business meeting. In addition, the WiFi stopped working and was not due to be fixed until after I left. Finally the coat hangers are fixed to the rail to stop people stealing them (small gripe I know, but this is supposed to be a 5* accomodation). Also the room I had was right next to the service corridor (C103) and there was a fair amount of outside noise. The gym was ok, but the machines were old and not working so well. Upon check in I asked to join the loyalty scheme on the check in form and this was not followed up at all. It is a shame as the location is perfect for me, but there is just too much risk for a business traveller for me to return.
Though we started our stay here on a different note due to some maintenance issue , the same was resolved promptly and we were compensated also generously for a technical snag, the operations manager Louise Petrakis is first rate and a true hospitality person , proactive and friendly willing to take personal charge and lead by example. Location is the best and connectivity cannot get better . Breakfast is also open till 11 am that helps the late night party animals , though more vegetarian breakfast options will go a long way and at least an eggs to order would be appreciated . Buta very satisfying experience worth repeating
Great location , in the heart of the Champs-Elysées, Paris , rooms are spacious, highly recommended specially with kids , high floor is recommended too . Unfortunately no room service for breakfast and lunch , only for dinner .
The location of this hotel is one of the best as it is located at Champs-Elysees. Champs-Elysees is alive until late night not like others areas in Paris wherein its normally close past 9pm. Check in was good and fast enough. Room upkeep and maintenance needs improvement. As we have reserve 4 rooms; one of our rooms have strong cigarette smoking smell despite it to be a non smoking floor. We saw that there a penalty of 250Euro if you smoke in the room but for some guests; this amount is not enough to scare them not to smoke. I suggest that the penalty from smoking will be double the room rate. We also got 1 bedroom suite which the layout ids 2 floors. This room is so inconvenient. The bedroom, toilet and shower is too small which already is uncomfortable. Noice from the street can also be heard inside the room.
its a nice hotel/apartment. kinda expensive though. perfect location at champs elysees. and best for sightseeing and shopping. Best for travelling with families. would like to commend flore for her excellent service and assistance.