Hotel Balmoral – Champs Elysees
What We Love
- The marble-floored lobby area doubles as a bar and serves free tea, pastries and beer
- Fabulous location: less than a five-minute walk from the Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triomphe
- Free bicycle rentals at reception
What To Know
- No on-site restaurant, but breakfast is available, and there are plenty of eateries nearby
- Free WiFi
- There are free iPads for guests to use, which come with international news apps
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
On a peaceful Paris street, moments from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, Hotel Balmoral is perfectly placed for exploring the city’s best sights. Located in a 19th-century Haussmann-style building, the hotel has plenty of period features, including wrought iron balconies and a small courtyard garden. The sleek lobby (which doubles as the bar) is a mix of elegance and contemporary decor; expect plush cream sofas, patterned cushions, a modern firepit and abstract sculptures. The spacious guestrooms are decked out in silky peach-cream tones, while bright scatter pillows (in oranges, yellows and sea-blues) keep things stylish. Descamps bed linens add a touch of luxury; opt for a higher category room for views of the courtyard and plush Egyptian cotton bathrobes.
In the Area
Hotel Balmoral is within walking distance of plenty of iconic Paris neighborhoods and sights. Climb the nearby Arc de Triomphe for an unparalleled view of Paris’s main axis, which runs from the courtyard of the Louvre to La Défense. Also close by is the Champs-Elysées, full of popular boutiques and stores; make time for some world famous macarons from the beautiful Ladurée patisserie. At night take your nearest and dearest for a meal at the celebrated Fouquet’s restaurant. A favorite with Parisian celebs, including the current president, it maintains the standards of its glorious past.
How to Get There
We stayed 6 nights. I can't say how much I enjoyed the staff. They were very helpful. The location was great. Ask for am omelette at breakfast and you won't be sorry. Quiet and relaxing atmosphere. You can open a window and get natural air, but the AC works fine. We made a reservation at Le Hide next door and had a very nice dinner. Wonderful stay.
The Hotel Balmoral is in the 17th arrondissement, near the Charles De Gaulle-Etoile metro stop on Line 1 (use exit 5). It's a very short walk to and from the metro and from there you can get to anywhere in Paris pretty quickly. The hotel itself is a comfortable 4-star property. The rooms are not huge, but well laid out and equipped. The bed was extremely comfortable and our room was very quiet. No street noise at all. Front desk staff were very courteous and helpful. There is free coffee and tea in the lobby along with free pastries during much of the day - a very nice touch! The only caveat is that, like many smaller Parisian hotels, it has only a single, tiny, slow elevator. If you're on the 6th floor (as we were), you may occasionally wait a while. But I would happily stay here again.
Stylish, quiet and very clean Hotel! Professional services, 24h front desk, great breakfast. We loved staying in the hotel Balmoral in the center of Paris near Place Charles de Gaulle-Étoille.
We will come back!