Hôtel Francois 1er
What We Love
- Golden Triangle location, a block from the Champs-Elysées
- Private residence feel
- Afternoon tea served in the bar overlooking the winter garden
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Breakfast served daily and staff can recommend area restaurants for lunch and dinner
- Smoking is permitted in some rooms
- A city tax of approximately $2 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, this 19th-century Haussmanian building in a coveted “Golden Triangle” location just off the Champs-Elysées is as haute as the clothes and bags in the famous French fashion houses just down the street. The look is pure Paris chic and captures the artsy energy of the Left Bank and the aristocratic elegance of the Right. Gilded portraits hang on deep red walls in the sumptuous lounge, and the bar features a winter garden — a perfect spot for afternoon tea.
Bed and Bath
The 38 guestrooms and two suites are classic and stylish, done up in royal color schemes — intense poppy-red, lemondrop-yellow, deep spun gold — with striped silk wallpaper, plush bedspreads and thick brocade curtains. In the marble bathrooms, fuchsia orchids sit by oversize tubs. Robes and slippers, umbrellas and nightly turn-down service come standard.
From the impeccable service to the handmade cornices and luxe fabrics, the entire place exudes an air of intimacy that makes staying here feel a lot like staying in a private residence. Sip a cocktail in the colorful lounge bar by the cozy fireplace overlooking the winter garden, or enjoy breakfast in the intimate dining room decorated with floral prints. There’s no restaurant on-site, but you’re perfectly positioned to explore the bistros and bars of the 8th Arrondissement.
In the Area
When it comes to shopping, there is no better place to indulge than the “Golden Triangle” formed by the Champs-Elysées, Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V. Here you’ll find all the famous French fashion houses, including Dior, Chanel, Hermès and Louis Vuitton. From the hotel it’s a delightful quarter-mile stroll down the beautiful, tree-lined Champs-Elysées to one of Paris’s most recognized landmarks, the Arc de Triomphe. A Paris institution, the Crazy Horse Cabaret has been a popular night spot since opening in 1951. One of the most eccentric bookstores you will ever visit, Shakespeare & Company has three rambling floors crammed with secondhand books. Thoumieux, the Old World brasserie, has a new lease on life thanks to Thierry Costes and star chef Jean-François Piège, who have transformed it into one of the hottest spots in town.
How to Get There
I came for work and have to say I was blown away by the hotel and the service and amenities of this hotel. Bath and bathroom products great. Bed super comfy, staff was attentive and professional. Breakfast was downstairs and was one of the best breakfast buffets I’ve ever seen.
Stayed here for one night with my bf on our weekend trip to Paris. It's literally 2 mins walk from the Louis Vuitton store at the champs elysee and metro. So convenient. Bed was very comfortable, although it was a little warm at night. Perhaps we didn't adjust the temperature properly. Toilets is clean and nice, only thing is there's no shower curtains so gotta be slightly careful when showering otherwise the bathroom floor will be wet. The shower made a weird loud noise as well when it's not properly turned but once it's turned correctly the sound goes away. Staff there are so friendly too, Cambodian man helped us with our luggages to our room and spoke mandarin with me. We had a really comfortable stay and hope to go back there next time! Sm
This hotel is all about the location. It’s right in Paris’ golden triangle, so if luxury shopping is what you want, this is your place.
The entire lobby area & ground floor is gorgeous & beautifully designed in a contemporary way.
When I checked in, the woman was on the phone the entire time - I was not impressed & it wasn’t a great start. She didn’t cut my room key properly so it did t work.
There’s a cute bar on the ground floor where drinks before dinner work well.
Be aware some rooms have been updated, and are lovely & new. Whereas many are in the old red & yellow style & feel tired.
Dogs are allowed in the hotel and guests seem to be allowed to leave them alone in their rooms when they go out - a huge issue for neighbouring guests trying to sleep!
Nothing to rave about but certainly has something going for it.
We stayed a few days including the New Year Eve and definitely would recommend and would back again. Splendid interior, newly refurbished room and helpful personnel. The location is 12 out of 10! The heart of the city but not noisy champes. We were impressed with welcoming attitude, got a nice choclate bar surprie in new year eve and complimentary 2 glasses of champagne upon arrival. Breakfast was great, fits all tastes, always fresh and tasty, the tables were even decorated with fresh flowers.
Rooms clean and neat, nice bar interior. Definitely recommended. Thanks to the hotel team.
When the receptionist found out we just got married he immediately offered a glass of Champagne. The location of the hotel is unbeatable. You can walk pretty much to anywhere. Our room is nice, impact but with big windows. Great interior designs with stories of King Francois throughout the hotel. Lovely bartender with selections of drinks. Breakfast was decent. Nothing superb but nothing bad. We enjoyed our stay there. The staff were lovely and very professional.