InterContinental Paris le Grand
What We Love
- The hotel’s elegant Café de la Paix, which opened in 1862
- Thalassotherapy treatments and massages at the I-Spa by Algotherm
- The atmospheric lobby, with its painting of Belle Epoque actress Sarah Bernhardt
What To Know
- Families are welcome; ask at the front desk about the special children’s treasure hunt
- Some suites have ravishing views of the Palais Garnier opera house
- WiFi is $27 per day, but it’s free for IHG Rewards Club members
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Tradition rules at this graceful 19th-century grande dame near the Palais Garnier opera house. Its restaurants, the Café de la Paix and the glass-roofed La Verrière, exude a Belle Epoque opulence and provide a welcome respite from touring nearby sights like the Louvre. The guestrooms are suitably old-school, with luxurious window dressings and architectural prints in gilded frames. A total of 82 rooms overlook the opera house; the others peer into a courtyard. Book a Suite for romantic features like high ceilings, French windows and a balcony. The five-star amenities include a business center, a serene spa that offers high-tech treatments, and a VIP lounge for all-day drinks and snacks overlooking the opera house.
In the Area
The Palais Garnier, home to the Paris Opera, is steps from the hotel, and it stages major operas and ballets. It’s also the site of the famous Robert Doisneau photo The Kiss. The hotel is well situated for those eager to take in the sights of classic Paris, from the 17th-century Tuileries gardens and Notre Dame to the winding streets of the Marais, famed for its boutiques and quirky bars and cafés. Those with a day to spare will relish a trip to the gardens of Versailles.
How to Get There
Staying at Intercontinental Paris Le Grand during annual food and wine festival at Montmartre became our annual family tradition, and so we visited this hotel again.
Check in around noon was not a problem - available room in Opera wing was located. We were assured this was an "upgrade" although I would struggle to find any difference from rooms we stayed before, except one thing: This one was renovated recently.
If situation before renovation can be described as "over the top art deco" then the new design is more sterile and efficient. It is nice to see they dispensed of shower curtain at the bathroom, but it created different problems (see below) and it still leaks on the floor.
Room was facing internal courtyard so there was no view whatsoever except the opposite wall - good for privacy I guess, but nothing entertaining.
Problem with the shower stems from the same reason it always does - people just don't think designing these things. When one open shower glass partition and reach out to turn on the shower, it immediately starts flowing on your head and the floor. if room service left setting on cold, it can be quite "refreshing".
Other than that - still solid option to stay in central Paris.
I was traveling with all women. I wanted something not boutique. I wanted larger, convince, centrally located and French style. This was everything I wanted in a hotel. If I could give this hotel a 10 I would ! It so nice. The food is fabulous. The rooms are comfortable and beautiful. The bathrooms are large for Europe standards and very nice.
Thank you I will be back
The Intercontinental Le Grand Paris is probably the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at with the most courteous staff. We were recognized for being on our honeymoon as I informed IHG online and were upgraded being a Platinum Elite on my honeymoon. No other hotel brand recognized us during our honeymoon! They gave us a nice heart-shaped mousse cake and cookies. The bed was comfy and the bathroom was luxurious with marble and a clawfoot tub. We had a gorgeous view of the opera house with a little cute balcony. We even got 2 free drink passes for waiting on our room.