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
Nice Hotel, loved the location. Every time we visit Paris we walk Paris and this hotel was very well located for doing just that. The rooms were cozy and equipped with everything we needed for a 3 nights stay. The staff was very friendly. We very much enjoyed our stay.
Hotel is trendy and nicely decorated. Although the hotel is a small boutique hotel, all 5-star services are covered. Concierge is excellent. Location is great near Champs Elysée. Prices are also reasonable compared to other 5-star and even 4-star hotels in the area.
Rooms are a bit small.
This advertises itself as one of the smallest hotels in the InterContinental but that does not necessarily mean boutique. The lobby area is pleasant enough and the location is excellent if you want to be near the Champs Elysée and the Arc de Triomphe, but the room itself was a disappointment. Many Paris hotels rooms are small, but this was an irregular white box, brightened by red curtains. The bathroom too was shaped like a wedge of cheese, appropriate enough for France I suppose, but not aesthetically pleasing. All the usual amenities were there, and the bed was large and comfortable, but it was not good value for money, especially as we went for a drink at the other InterContintal across the road from the Opéra Garnier. Now, there's luxury! Av Marceau IC is very much a Cinderella before she went to the ball, though can't fault the staff or the service.
Freezing rooms as the room thermostat is on energy saver at night and heating cannot be turned on until early morning hours (despite outside temperature of 3deg Celsius that night and super thin blanquet) and no extra banquet provided in room.
Paper thin walls - at least on the 4th floor I stayed on - mean you can hear everything the next door guest (and his partner) do all night....
Book yourself at the W if you value your sleep
Very nice and cozy hotel in walking proximity to the Arc and Tower. If lucky - you’ll be able to see them both from your window. Full and more than adequate recognition of IHG Elite and Ambassador status.
Tasty convincing breakfasts.
Rooms are clean and stylish, though not too spacious, beds comfortable. The only negative moment - sometimes they “forget” to provide bathroom amenities.