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
- Handicap Accessible
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
Excellent hotel according to its name and fame...Amazing bar with great hosts. The restaurant is also nice, although the french fries that came with my burger were really really disappointing....;);) So please work on that!
I was there for 4 nights celebrating my 40th birthday this past week. Beautifully renovated hotel with excellent service. From details of a wonderfully scented lobby to the friendly staff, it is a hotel I would highly recommend. We stay at 5 star hotels all of the world and for a centrally located city hotel, this is one of the best!
The key position is a must but only an added value to the magnificence of the place and the kindness of the employees. We spent a wonderful week end pumpered by the service and with a wonderful view of the Tour Eiffel. Shopping areas, monuments, metro, all you need in Paris at walking distance