InterContinental Paris Avenue Marceau
What We Love
- The playful, eclectic decor throughout the hotel, care of French interior designer Bruno Borrione
- Nespresso coffee machines and Agraria bath products in the guestrooms
- Le M64, the hotel’s hip restaurant, helmed by Edward Uchiyama
What To Know
- The hotel is just steps from the Arc de Triomphe
- Some suites have private terraces overlooking the Paris rooftops
- There’s a small fitness center on-site
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Room Service
Forget everything you thought you knew about the InterContinental brand. With just 55 guestrooms, this boutique property features a playful design by Bruno Borrione, with funky wall murals, Pop Art–inspired throw pillows and wallpapered ceilings. At night locals gather at the low-lit restaurant, Le M64, which serves contemporary European dishes out of an open kitchen. There’s also a small fitness room where guests can request spa services, including deep tissue massages. And while the property doesn’t have grand public spaces or soaring views, its setting in a restored private mansion is quintessentially Parisian.
In the Area
Situated near the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées, the InterContinental is a wonderful jumping-off point for exploring the gems of Paris. It’s a short metro ride to the backstreets of the Marais, known for its one-off boutiques and restaurants as well as the newly refurbished Picasso Museum. Stroll the banks of the Seine in the early evening, watching the locals quaffing wine and eating bread and cheese. Or devote a day to take in the Louvre, then stare up in wonder at the Eiffel Tower, a charming cliché if ever there was one.
How to Get There
We stayed here because InterContinental Le Grand was sold out. Overall, the stay was pretty good, but I don't think I'd come back again.
Pros:The front desk staff was great. Our room was not ready at 3, so we had to wait around 15 mins which felt like forever after a long trip to get there. But he offered us a drink, which was nice, but did not arrive, so had to ask again.. Then he gave us a room on the street level when I requested one on the higher floor. People can see straight into our room and there is only blackout curtain with no lining, so either we let people to see us in the room or no natural light. Upon my request he switched the room for us and also allowed us to use the original room to freshen up, so that we don't have to sit in the lobby for another 30 minutes until the room is ready. That was really nice gesture and much appreciated. Sheets were comfortable and the layout of the room is efficient and it's got a high ceiling. Comfy robes & slippers.
Cons: I was surprised how tiny the room is. Rooms in Paris are all on the smaller side, but I expected a bit more space for a 5 star hotel. Air conditioning didn't work very well. I could not feel the air or the temp going down. The bed felt like a full size, not queen and definitely not king. We were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to stay at a 5 star hotel for our last night in Paris after traveling around, but we felt that the hotel did not meet our expectations compared to other InterContinental brand hotels we've stayed.
Location: I've only stayed around Opera before so I thought I'd give this location a try, There are too many visitors and lines of people for the ticket machines at the metro. Impossible to get Uber or Le Cab- They kept cancelling on me. The hotel is on the quiet street 5 mins away from George V metro station & arc de triomphe. If you are planning to explore the city, I'd recommend getting a place around Opera.
This is the smallest InterContinental hotel in the world (I believe), and perfectly located in Paris. The outside architecturally fits with the neighborhood, while the inside is very modern-luxury. It is an older building, so the layout is a bit complicated and some of the rooms are small, but the high standard of maintenance and excellent staff make it a wonderful place to stay. IC is generally more a high-end large luxury property brand, but this is more boutique luxury, but it's still an excellent property.
I particularly appreciated how the hotel handles Ambassador service and upgrades (Ambassador is a $150/yr membership, good only at IC hotels, which gives a list of benefits). They go out of their way to do great room upgrades, and the welcome gift is selectable and quite good. Every member of staff that I interacted with (doorman, front desk, front desk manager, and the restaurant) was friendly, professional, helpful, and spoke excellent English; as well, housekeeping was superb.
Overall, this is a great place to stay in Paris. Proximity to major cultural locations, a luxurious experience on property, and wonderful staff.
For a cozy, relaxing couple of nights away, this is the perfect place to be. The rooms are comfortable and the views are beautiful (it is only a few meters away from the champs élysées and you can look out onto the arc de triomphe).
The location is great. Just a few meters away from l‘arc de triomphe or champs elysees. Nice. Rooms in Paris are always small. But I would have guessed they’d be a bit more spacious in a five star hotel of intercontinental. They weren’t. The bathroom was tiny with probably the most uncomfortable toilet I’ve ever seen.
On the bright side - staff was very friendly, everything was clean and location as mentioned great.
I loved this boutique hotel since the minute I entered the cozy modern lobby with its special decoration; the staff is very friendly and helpful, the location is excellent within few minute walk from the Champs Elysees and from my little balcony overlooking the streets of Paris I could see the Arc de Triumph.
I recommend this stunning hotel next time you visit Paris.