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
We enjoyed our stay in such a hotel with history. Excellent location! Opera, museums, shopping area, etc. Beautiful exterior and interior, the entrance of the hotel is glamorous, breathtaking view from the balcony (but the balcony requires a better cleaning). Very comfy bed, the bathroom has all amenities we needed. Delicious breakfast. Friendly and professional staff. We got a great support and full information about the city and the area. We will recommend hotel to our friends
We arrived about 9 am for check in. Our room was not ready yet, but the reception agents were very helpful and allowed us to use the spa to freshen up. We left our baggage at the hotel and left to join our tour. When we returned in the evening, our luggage had been brought up to our room. I had emailed the hotel manager ahead of time telling her it was my daughter's birthday and they had arranged a lovely tart, a gift and a birthday card for her. She was very surprised and impressed by this kind gesture. The room was lovely and the amenities were some of the best I have every had at a hotel. All the employees were courteous and helpful. The location was very central and easy to get to any of the tourist sights we wanted to see. Our experience at this hotel was excellent in every way!
In the city center, close to all the sights of Paris, extremely cozy hotel of a great big room good bar, nice beds and great staff!! As if we were another time, beautiful chandeliers, greenery inside the hotel!