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
I highly recommend access to the Club Lounge. The hotel REALLY makes this special with four "meals" per day and access to drinks any time. Ignazio was fantastic help as well! The rooms were great with wonderful mattresses AND pillows! We did have an issue with cooling one of our rooms but maintenance was aware and we were provided with TWO extra AC units! The bar area and restaurant have been reviewed separately but were also wonderful. Lastly, I also met the general manager, Christoph, who was a true gentleman! I will use this hotel AGAIN. FYI: the toilet is in a different room than the shower/bath which is different than most hotels and has advantages/disadvantages (but it is "IN THE ROOM").
The initial room they placed us in overlooked an internal courtyard that looked like a lay-down area for scaffolding and was really paint fumey.
Reception staff relocated us without much difficulty to a very good room, but unfortunately there was no real avoiding the fact that the hotel was being refurbished.
Staff were great and could not do enough for you, our room was only a few days old and looked like we were the first to stay in it. Hotel common areas are magnificent.
Just wish we knew they were under construction. First room we got was viewing a total square construction site. Very depressing. Brick on Brick. Second room was an ADA. Really????!!! That’s why the Poor grade.
Executive floor-great staff & lovely food. “A”
Concierges were all spot on. “A”
Great experience and stay in this hotel. The bar and the restaurant are amazing as well. The room is very nicely decorated. the bed is comfy and the amenities are very nice. I felt in very distinguishe place and secure although the street was messy cause of the works. Concierge is very efficient and proactive. I really appreciated the bar and musical atmosphere and also the fresh flowers
We stayed here in December 2018 - group of 14 people. It was a business and leisure trip. Location is excellent! Hotel is big and luxury. We loved our stay so much. Very professional staff - they handled really well all our group's requirements - helped to book restaurants, arranged vip pass tickets to Lido, etc - we had no problems at all. Thank you! We will definitely come back.