Hôtel Plaza Athénée
What We Love
- 24/7 room service ordered via iPad
- The fresh flowers in every room and all the public spaces
- The pillow and linen menus
What To Know
- Want those Eiffel Tower views through floor-to-ceiling windows? Book the Parisian Eiffel suites
- The hotel has strollers for loan, all made by Red Castle, painted in the hotel’s colors and branded with the logo
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Bring your best bling to this Parisian landmark, which exudes luxury from every one of its aged but perfectly tended pores. From the distinctive red awnings to the window boxes overflowing with geraniums, the Plaza Athénée leaves no room for doubt: this is the grande dame of the city’s hotel scene. A recent renovation by designer Marie-José Pommereau refreshed the rooms, which have either an Art Deco (the seventh and eight floors) or a Regency look and a flower-tone palette set off by the rich silks and damasks that adorn the windows, chairs, and beds. The Alain Ducasse restaurant, newly redesigned by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, is flat-out bonkers: with its glittering silver banquettes, bright white walls and massive crystal-drop chandeliers, it’s what decadent dining might look like on a luxury space station. Le Relais Plaza, meanwhile, is more relaxed with its brasserie menu and regular clientele of business people and diamond-encrusted ladies who lunch. Allow the staff to pamper you silly, with gifts and chauffeured limo rides, before going for a massage at the spa, which is—what else?—Dior.
In the Area
If you’re staying here, money is no object, so wander down the Avenue Montaigne and pick yourself up some fabulous fashion. Armani, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and other similar names are all within steps of the hotel. When you’re tired of shopping, you can stroll over to the Avenue des Champs Élysées, pausing first at the Asian-influenced and très chic Market, a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant, for an elegant brunch of eggs Benedict with pata negra or salmon sashimi. The stunning Grand Palais, one of the city’s most iconic buildings and home to excellent art exhibits and glorious gardens, is a ten-minute walk. Just around the corner from the hotel is La Maison de la Truffe, an elegant brasserie where the menu (and the stock in the adjacent boutique) is dedicated to the truffle.
How to Get There
The Hotel Plaza Athenée is the ultimate Parisian experience!
Having stayed in many hotels in Paris I finally found my perfect Paris Palace!! I just enjoyed my 2nd stay and again the hotel and team surpassed my expectations.
The warmth and friendliness of the team shines through from the moment you step into the hotel.
Kathie, the Gouvernante, graciously welcomed me as I entered my room to make sure she had not forgotten any of my preferences she had noted from my last stay.
The room was impeccable on every level. Thank you Kathie, Christine, Nadia, Salia, and all the Housekeeping team for your most appreciated service with excellence!!
The Concierge Team are not only extremely helpful but do so with genuine smiles. This is not always the case in 5-star hotels around the world. Thank you Vincent, Charles, Jerome, Mathieu, Laurent, Cyril, and all the Concierge Team for your world class service.
Thanks to a wonderful and professional In-room Dining Team, I enjoyed beautiful culinary & beverage service in my room on several occasions. Always discreet and kind, thank you George, Julian, Anjun, and all the Team for your fantastic service!
The Doormen & Bellmen made leaving and returning to the hotel a very pleasant experience by making sure we were headed in the right direction when leaving and that we arrived safely back at the hotel. Always with a warm and welcoming smile!
The Breakfast is one of the highlights of staying at this hotel. Surely not to be missed. Such a civilized and welcoming experience in the crystal-laden dining room. I absolutely love it that there is no buffet!!! I wish more hotels around the world would serve such a royal morning meal.
I always take time to visit the beautiful Dior Spa while staying here. My therapist Doriana was just amazing!!! I had asked for a customized treatment and she totally went above and beyond to create the perfect journey for me. Thank you to all the spa team!!
Checking out is not something I normally mention in a review but I remembered Eric from my previous stay and he made what normally is a very sad time to not seem so bad. I left thinking I definitely need to come back sooner rather than later.
Thank you Plaza Athenée Team for another perfect Parisian Séjour!!!
This hotel is beautiful and the service is outstanding. I've stayed at several of the hotels within the Dorchester collection and this hotel met my expectations.
They have a lovely courtyard that I suggest you try for brunch.
The Plaza Athenee is an excellent hotel that lives up to the sophistication and elegance of Paris. We choose this Hotel as its part of the Dorchester Collection and we were visiting London and Rome also and staying in their Hotels. The Hotel staff and service was excellent and Sherazade was such a pleasure and extremely attentitive. The Hotel is very elegant and the food is exquisite. This is a formal hotel and they know how to treat their clients. Rooms were large and extremely well maintained. The exterior of the hotel with the flowers in bloom was gorgeous. Our room looked into the courtyard and the views were amazing. Take a short walk down the street and you will get great view of the Eiffel Tower. The service staff for dining or general service was remarkable and this hotel deserves its 5 Star rating.
Usually we stay at another luxury hotel in Paris but thought we'd try Plaza Athenee this trip. We were beyond happy with all aspects of this hotel. Attention to detail and service are what make it special.
The bathroom in our Deluxe Junior Suite was not super large, but there was an elegant little glass table with shelves, a glass shelf above the sinks as well as a small stool with terry slipcover. Plenty of room for all our toiletries. (This is where many hotels fall short.) Dare I say I fell in love with the heated toilet seat? Yikes! Suite was large, pretty and comfortable. No view, so if that is important, check when you book.
Service was personal and over the top for all our needs. Everyone with whom we came in contact - check-in, concierge, door persons, dinning room staff - during our 3 night stay was super accommodating. Alex, a manager, even had a birthday cake delivered to our room. it was very yummy.
Great location. Highly recommend.
My husband and I stayed here 25 years ago on our honeymoon. We came back this year to celebrate. The level of service is unmatched. The hotel is in a wonderful location yet is still very quiet. they went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. They even arranged for us to have breakfast the day we left earlier than they normally open.