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
2 min walk from Les Champs-Élysées you find this hotel.
It's 4 stars and it deserve them. Good service, clean and good location. Because it's in a side street, you don't have much noise at night.
If you want to be central, this is the place to be. No parking, so grab a UBER from the airport (45 EUR)
The reception was very prompt and efficient. Room was very clean and well stocked with all amenities. breakfast was awesome. The staff were very helpful. very close to the Champs de Elysee. It was a wonderful trip
A charming boutique hotel 656 feet from the Champs Elysees. Small but elegant rooms, a delicious breakfast buffet each morning, and a truly wonderful staff. We especially love Francois ( who really runs the place) and the gentleman in the breakfast room who laughed at my French each day This is Paris!