What We Love
- The hotel’s impressive art collection, which includes an original Turner painting
- The 16th arrondissement location, close to the Champs-Elysées and Avenue Montaigne
- A rooftop terrace restaurant with Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysées views
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The Raphael Restaurant is a splurge
- Breakfast isn’t included in the rate
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This grand family-run gem was built in 1925 and still maintains an allure that has made it a perpetual VIP magnet. Located two blocks from the Arc de Triomphe, the 83-room palace is filled with Renaissance-style artworks and artifacts from the family’s collections, along with Old World splendor in the form of Oriental rugs, wood paneling, hand-painted tiles, and trompe l’oeil walls. Don’t miss the rooftop garden terrace and restaurant, which offers tasting menus with wine pairings and knockout views.
In the Area
Skip the standard tourist monuments for a taste of contemporary Paris at the intriguing Palais de Tokyo, an “anti-museum” in the 16th arrondissement dedicated to avante garde modern art: there’s also a garden, bookstore and café. Stock up on some of Paris’s hautest labels on ritzy Avenue Montaigne, lined with every big name from Nina Ricci to Gucci, then sip tea and eat eclairs at the old school Café Carette, with its gilded mirrors, classic rattan chairs and superior views of the Eiffel Tower.
How to Get There
This hotel is in a very ideal location and the rooms are very spacious for Europe. With that said please know that his hotel is old world French. You won’t find anything modern or contemporary fixtures here.
Overall we had a great stay! The staff welcomed us from the moment we stepped into this property and each one of them is what makes this hotel what it is. Without them the hotel would simply be old.
There are some issues that I do want to bring up- the rooms are warm. Didn’t matter how cold I put the ac it just wasn’t cool enough. We were lucky that during our visit the weather was in the 50/60’s and we left the window open to cool down our room.
The rooftop terrace was closed for most of our stay (early June) but that didn’t deter us from enjoying the views. We along with a few others would simply take our own glass of wine and enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower. It also saved us a ton of money since the drinks are extremely expensive, even for Paris standards.
The shower is small! No room to move around comfortably. You are literally standing underneath the rain shower the moment you step in.
All this wasn’t a major issue for us. The staff was simply incredible. Questions, recommendations, you name it.
I’ve stayed at a few LHW properties - I’ve fond memories of the Royal-Riviera in St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat - but there’s something alienating about this hotel. The decor is not in disrepair as some reviewers have claimed (as can be seen from the pictures), although the walls are a bit thin. Housekeeping was helpful in getting an armoire fixed that had collapsed, and the porters are to be commended. Skip the breakfast, and go to L’Etoile Vénitienne across the street, where the bartender is very friendly and will serve you an omelette mixte with salad. It’s outrageous that it costs €39 for a mediocre cheeseburger called “Raphael” at the hotel when you can have a burger cooked to perfection at a restaurant like Clover Grill near the Louvre for less.
This is a beautifully located hotel virtually neighboring the L’Arc de Triomph. It comes at a price, but generally the service is good. Rooms are comfortable and warm. A truly excellent breakfast comes with the deal. But there are some downsides to watch out for. It is noisy. Not just from outside. You do also share in the neighboring rooms business. Avoid the overpriced and pretentious rooftop bar. And they seem to lose track of time in getting luggage to you on arrival.
I love that the hotel has kept its baroque historical style and not gone for the modern minimalistic style. Great food, super service and just one of those hotels that hasn’t lost its touch and identity like so many other hotels in Paris
It’s a 5 star hotel, old but it’s also what makes it unique and feel very french. The rooms are extremely big. It has a beautiful open terrace/bar in the last floor with a great view to the Effeil Tower and Triumph Arc.The only thing that we did not like, was that you hear are the door slamming of the rooms that are near yours.