Hôtel de Crillon A Rosewood Hotel
What We Love
- Fantastic central location on the Place de la Concorde
- Centuries of history; this is where Marie Antoinette took piano lessons
- Updated amenities including WiFi and flatscreens TVs
- Exquisite dining, including brunch at Les Ambassadeurs
- Ornate gilded style in the public spaces
What To Know
- Rooms can vary in size and decor
- This is a grand, traditional hotel; those looking for a cutting-edge scene are better served elsewhere
- This is a five-star property with five-star prices on site
- Free WiFi
The Hôtel de Crillon is Paris at its most majestic, a grande dame hotel that embodies traditional French design with white glove service to match. It’s impossible to ignore the historic feel of the place: one enters through a soaring with caramel-colored marble ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and massive urns of red roses. Everyone from King George V to the Dalai Lama and Madonna has stayed here, and Marie Antoinette took piano lessons in the ballroom that now bears her name. The 147-room Crillon has a certain lived-in feel but, refreshingly, was updated in 2004 from its 18th-century roots with modern amenities like WiFi and flatscreen TVs. Even in Superior Rooms, crystal chandeliers hang from high ceilings, walls are painted soothing shades of Wedgwood blue, stereos are set to classical, and many of the floor-to-ceiling window views are of a manicured courtyard. The hotel’s weekend brunches at Les Ambassadeurs restaurant are a highlight, attracting an international mix of stylish Parisians and hotel guests. While there are many historic sleeps in the City of Light, if you’re looking to explore more of Paris, the Crillon is the perfect place to start.
In the Area
The hotel is just a short walk from many of Paris’s notable landmarks, like the Louvre and Les Tuileries. Fight the lines and order a super-rich cup of hot cocoa at Angelina at 226 rue de Rivoli, equidistant between the hotel and the Louvre. For a heartier meal, secure a reservation at La Société, an art-sprinkled, ultra-chic restaurant designed by Christian Liaigre and tucked away in a 19th-century building at 4 Place Saint-Germain. Afterwards, you’ll find retro tunes, a fashionable crowd, and plenty of cocktails at Le Montana at 28 rue Saint-Benoit. Money still burning a hole in your pocket? Hit the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to pay homage to the world’s best fashion houses — Dior, Chanel and Hermes, to name a few.
How to Get There
Great hotel and great location. However we were stuck with a technical snag where our room didn’t open which was fixed. However once again and that too at night the snag reappeared and the entire engineering team looked totally clueless. Hotels of this stature must least have equipped persons on call.
As I understand it, this is a historically significant hotel that was gutted and restored several years ago. They kept all the right traditional touches and added some modern ones too. It is luxurious though pricey. For the high end traveller, it is well worth the price.
This was my long overdue return to Paris after many years and after much research I decided to stay at the DeCrillon for 2 nights.if you are looking for a deal or a bargain let me straightaway disabuse of that notion.This an extremely high end luxury hotel that delivers on looks , service , cuisine , lodging .
Place De La Concorde is in the heart of the city, the Tuileries Gardens are a stones throw away, the Eiffel a 5 minute ride which the hotel will gladly provide gratis in Mbenzs finest Maybach.The Rue San Honore , Paris’s finest shopping street is just behind the hotel.
Just imagine if King Louis IV gave Carte Blanche to his interior designer to modernize but maintain a French sensibility you would get the Crillon.The bars , restaurants, open air garden area are all a visual treat and are designed beautifully. A wonderful welcoming fragrance greets you the minute the doors open.Pool and spa area are also a visual treat.
These are referred to as apartments , ours was a two level high ceiling room , a huge king size extremely comfortable bed overlooking the courtyard.oodles of closet space , fresh fruit , candies are replenished everyday. The bathroom was just gorgeous, the doors of the shower and toilet are just marvelous and could belong in a bank vault .its a given that all the linens are the best that the French can offer.
Aah!the toiletries !! My favorite ! Buly the extremely high end Parisian perfumer has provided these and I had to purchase some in the gift shop, the packaging is exquisite and the fragrance Devine.Refills are generously provided .
We had the seafood platter in the open area restaurant, my Gf said it was the best lunch she ever had! Breakfast was nothing but superb. I was chatting with our waitress about French wild strawberries and how tasty they are and voila! She manufactured a bowl filled with them.
I’ve saved the best for last, the Crillon defines what outstanding service is all about. I have to extend to the GM about his fine team of employees and their dedication that the guest experience is nothing short of superb. Every request of yours was graciously complied with a smile. Our butler Matthieu was a example of perfect service.
A delightful and expensive candle from Buly was our parting gift.
The Crillon! Cest Magnifique!!
Love this hotel. This Hotel is simply stunning. Received a upgrade upon my arrival, check in and check out was very personalized and private ,service is impeccable and personalized , location is great, room is pure luxury , bed is extremely conformable and very plush. No doubt my first choice in Paris. My only complain is the concierge that was not very helpful but overall a amazing experience.
If you are looking for a opulent , decadent and extremely luxurious hotel this is the place to go.
From the moment we arrived, we were warmly greeted with a welcome drink and asked to take a seat to complete our check in; a really nice touch, as we were a little tired after arriving by plane. Since it was my 21st birthday the following day, we were offered an upgrade to a suite and given a platter of mango (our favourite fruit) and a delicious chocolate dessert. Upon checking in, we met our butler, Matthew, who very kindly offered us a full (historic) tour of the hotel, since it was our first time. When we entered the suite, jazz (our favourite genre) was playing subtly in the background.
We decided to have lunch at the hotel's Jardin d’Hiver, which was exquisite in every way. The portion sizes were reasonable and the food was delicious. My boyfriend has a gluten intolerance and I am vegetarian, which we thought might be a problem. However, the hotel handled this perfectly and remembered our preferences every time, advising us and changing the menu to suit us where they could.
One part of our stay, which differentiated Hôtel de Crillon from every other five star property we've stayed in, was the service, which was impeccable throughout. Each porter, butler and member of staff greeted us personally by our names — this was incredible attention to detail, which we really appreciated. On the day of my 21st birthday, two members of staff were waiting outside our suite to wish me a 'happy birthday' on our way down to breakfast. When we arrived at the hotel's Brasserie d’Aumont for breakfast, we were offered a glass of champagne and birthday cake to celebrate.
One final surprise awaited us; as we checked out, our butler very kindly handed me a birthday gift — a BULY 1803 Retour D'Egypte Scented Candle (worth €135) — and a handwritten birthday card.
We struggle to find anything to fault about our entire experience, which is an extremely rare occurrence. We strongly recommend Hôtel de Crillon, and we hope to return as soon as possible!