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
After closing for a couple of years and going under major refurbishment, the hotel represents modern luxury. Gone are the outdated decor, stuffy feeling and in its place is a hotel with beautiful traditional unstuffy light decor. This historic building has an excellent location, around the corner from high end shopping, with its facade sitting majestically on Place de Concorde. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the doorman who immediately helped us with luggage and ushered us to the reception room. Even though we were early, our room was ready. I had booked a premier room on the hotel's website and was upgraded to a grand premier room. The room was a good size considering it is a Paris hotel and most rooms are small. There was plenty of closet space and a small sitting area with a mini sofa, a table and two chairs. The bathroom had double sink, a soaking tub, a standing shower and a separate toilet room. With a five star hotel in a cold city like Paris I would have loved a heated towel rack. The staff of the hotel was super helpful and room service was extremely quick and very professional. I had my breakfast in room a couple of days and they were quick, my coffee was hot and the display was pleasant. They did have plenty of gluten free items for me to select. The lobby area is cut into several different size nooks for private chats. The bar area while small, is excellent for drinks at night . We hung out with our friends several night by the bar. I did not have a chance to swim in the indoor pool, maybe next time. The staff was very professional and the concierge was very knowledgable and recommended excellent restaurants. All this luxury does not come cheap. Breakfast is extremely expensive. I wanted to try the spa however everything was super expensive. I give this hotel my GoldnAdvice seal of approval.
Excellent staff, attention to detail and attentive to the client.
Hôtel de Crillon is one of the biggest hotels in Paris, its lobby area is designed in a way that gives the place a sense of intimacy: every nook and cranny feels like a luxurious living room in a private home.
The space is both personalized and cozy, like a perfect love affair.
When you’re in the lobby, it’s absolute silence, yet you’re in the very center of Paris, at busy Place de la Concorde, steps from Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
What elevates Hôtel de Crillon above its peers is that every guest is treated with respect and with true French hospitality. This is certainly why stars and celebrities often choose to stay at the hotel and always come back for return visits.
Bar des Ambassadeurs at their main entrance is a must try, they have a live band and outstanding soothing voice every early evening during the week. Their cocktails and desserts are a must try :)
Friendly and knowlegable staff at your disposal. The concierge team is second to none and can find any tour/attraction/restaurant you wish. The whole team greets you by name. And the location is perfect for almost any destination in Paris at Place de la Concorde.
Word of caution. If you plan to arrive or travel around the City on a Saturday, please check to see if the yellow vest protests continue; it makes travel complicated and difficult.
My family and I had the most delightful time staying here last Thanksgiving. It was a luxurious experience with the most accommodating and friendly staff. There was a riot right outside the hotel and the staff ensured that we were safe and well informed through it all.
The bell and doormen were gracious and fun to talk to. The food was excellent so we ate at the hotel almost every night! Housekeeping was immaculate and detailed; and we loved our initials on the linen.
We can’t wait to go back and I highly recommend Hotel de Crillon to everyone!
Any Rosewood Hotel is fabulous and luxurious but Hotel de Crillon is SPECTACULAR from the moment you check in until checkout. Every detail in this hotel has been thought through. Comfort abounds.
The staff is wonderful and warm and will cater to your every need. The restaurants are super and so is room service. Stop by the lounge for live music and snacks and ask for Jose the waiter, He will take exceptional care of you and your guests. He knows the menu very well and will clue you in to the best items!
Of course the location of the property is excellent as well.
Go and enjoy yourself!