4.0
Very Good 508 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Hotel Balzac, you’ll be centrally located in Paris, steps from Lido and minutes from Arc de Triomphe. This 5-star hotel is close to Eiffel Tower and Galeries Lafayette.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 69 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and tour/ticket assistance.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include limo/town car service, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

How to Get There

Hotel Balzac
6 Rue Balzac
Paris, 75008 France

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 508 Reviews
Epitome of Old French elegance
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So whilst this is not a modern 5 star hotel it is the epitome of old French elegance at it’s best. Everything about this hotel lends itself to classic French chiq. The decor is exquisite, the staff perfectly mannered and stay extremely comfortable. Set just off the Arc De Triomphe end of the Champs Elysees it’s surprisingly quiet and a calm oasis in a busy city, the perfect spot for this very walkable city yet just around the corner is a metro stop if needed.

Great stay in the heart of the Champs Elysees
Reviewed 1 month ago

Stayed here over the weekend for an anniversary. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Room was picturesque with a great view of the Eiffel Tower. The location was perfect. It's just behind of Champs Elysees. The concierge helped us with finding restaurants and planning day trips out in Paris. We stayed for 3 nights, very satisfied with the service. Thanks for the great stay.

Too much wear and tears for a 5 stars hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

This place is a paradox. So much potential, and yet... You will leave this hotel unimpressed and more likely disappointed.

The good:
-Great Location: 3mn from the Avenue des Champs Elysees
-Friendly staff, always willing to help
-Rooms are nicely designed
-Pierre Gagnaire Restaurant located within the hotel
-Spa service available (didn't get to try it this time)

The Bad:
- A lot of maintenance is needed especially regarding the bathrooms (clogged sink, bad water isolation, etc..) and carpets
-The restaurant was unfortunately closed during our stay
-No fitness area available (but it's a small hotel, so we will excuse this absence due to the lack of space)
-Too much wear and tears which lead to thinking you are in a 3 stars hotel, not a 5.
-It was sometimes hard to communicate in English, you would expect a 5 stars hotel to have its staff completely bilingual
-Service/staff presentation could be better

In conclusion, this hotel might have been great in its early years, time has passed and you can literally feel it. You will have a decent stay if you are not too exigent. If you are looking for a true 5 stars experience you might set yourself for disappointment.

The frustrating part (from a hospitality professional point of view) is that this hotel has so much potential and could do so much more, with little improvements.

A pleasant stay at hotel balzac
Reviewed 2 months ago

We had a great vacation at paris, we stayed in hotel balzac. The service was great and very warm. We were helped with everything we needed by Christofer, very polite and Resourceful, he helped us pass the day of the catastrofe 8/12/18, find a driver and recommend us with useful ideas. Thank you Christofer.

Romantic, classy, elegant hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

The hotel and room were so elegant and classy.
I loved the atmosphere!
The room was not so big but it was fine to stay for 2 persons.
The bed was comfortable and heating system worked well.
My room had Eiffel tower view and it was amazingly beautiful :)
All staff were very nice and friendly.
The location was really great. It's just behind of Champs Elysees. Georg V station was very close, it took me 5 mins by walk to reach the station.
While I stayed at the hotel, there was a protest at Champs Elysses. Because of the protest, we couldn't use metro or take taxi from the hotel. Concierge helped us to find a way to reach my destination.
Also, even the protest was happened near the hotel, I didn't feel it's very dangerous, thanks to the hotel staff.
I stayed for 3 nights and I felt very comfortable and satisfied with the service.
I would like to stay if I go to Paris again.
Thanks for the great hospitality.