La Maison Champs Elysées
What We Love
- Great location behind the Champs-Elysées – perfect for shopping and culture
- Breathe in the surreal humor and sophistication of the Maison Margiela fashion house
- Elegant town house setting
- A grown up experience, from the hushed voices of helpful staff to the magnificent Couture guestrooms
- Trompe l’oeil decor and high tech trimmings
What To Know
- Only 17 of the 57 hotel rooms are by Margiela – Boutique Rooms are standard guestrooms
- The Cigar Bar is heaven for smokers
- The restaurant has a terrace for alfresco dining
- Free amenities include an iMac, WiFi access and movies
- The restaurant is closed for lunch and dinner from August 5 to 19, 2012
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at La Maison Champs Elysées, you’ll be centrally located in Paris, steps from Palais de la Decouverte and Grand Palais. This 5-star hotel is close to Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower.
Make yourself at home in one of the 57 guestrooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Computers, complimentary wireless Internet access, and cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Pamper yourself with onsite massages or take in the view from a rooftop terrace and a garden. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Paris? This hotel features 10760 square feet (1000 square meters) of event facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
How to Get There
This is NOT a 5-star hotel. Overall vibe is a little off, the black and white decor doesn’t come off as chic but rather cold and uninviting, the room was tiny, and the outlet in the bathroom didn’t work, BUT the location was excellent- just about a 20 min stroll to pretty much anywhere worth seeing. The hotel is right around the corner from the street that hosts all the luxury brands, about 10 min from Champs Elysees, and only a 5 min walk to the metro.
Arrived early in the morning before 7am and although it was too early to get my room, the doorman and reception gave me a warm welcome despite the -3 degrees cold outside.
They made the effort to try to make my room available to me sooner, and it did.
I only stayed one night and had a busy schedule going in and out the hotel and each time, whoever was on duty, both the reception and doorman always greeted me with a smile. They were proactive and always trying for ways to help. Just a delightful experience.
The rooms are good sized and I believe were recently renovated and comfortable. The only thing was the lobby which I though could be more comfortable and made up. Instead, all furniture was covered with white cloth and walls were damaged. I think this is the only area letting the experience down and therefore a 4 star instead of 5.
Despite that, I would recommend this hotel for the great service and would definitely stay again if had the chance.
The hotel was well appointed. The nice people at check-in, the concierge, the restaurant and check-out were always happy and helpful. Our room was beautiful, modern decor, clean, with nice extra amenities like a warm robe, Nespresso coffee, bottled water and chocolates. The location was fantastic, we walked to nearby restaurants, shopping and sites; it was also near a metro station so we could easily get across the city.
Firstly the location and staff here are superb. But the rooms are 3 star despite having reasonably good amenities. There are a few real drawbacks, including lukewarm water at best -
Firstly, the hallways including the ceilings are painted completely black. Completely. And the carpet is almost black. It is weird, ugly, spooky and .... unsettling. The management should fix the surfaces, wallpaper if needed, and banish this bat-cave like situation immediately. At one stage, when a light didn’t come on, I was groping around in pitch dark.
Secondly, there’s a weird room off reception with white covered chairs. Get some sofas, and some nice lamp tables, light the fire, and turn this into somewhere welcoming.
Thirdly, fix the bad painting and rough surfaces such as strange Plywood doors in the rooms. Put up curtains not made of calico. Fix the broken light I experienced.
Lastly, fix the wonky elevator and put in a new hot water system.
Then you might deserve four stars or more.
I had high hopes for this hotel given the great area (imho you are already 50% of the way there if the location is great).
NO hot water on the last day during our stay. I actually got sick the rest of my trip from a cold shower. Originally I thought it was just our room, but when we went down in the morning the hot water was still down and everyone was calling. There was nothing the front desk staff could offer. They told us people were coming to fix it later. This is not what you’d expect from a ‘5 star’ hotel.
As a result, also NO HEAT! Paris was 20-30 degrees around christmas time and was so cold. I was sick the day after the cold shower and no heat debacle.
Grout in bathroom all came off in a disgusting black filth when the hand held shower hit the floor. Really gross—probably recently grouted but honestly no one wants to step in that.
Not really any. Like other reviews stated the nespresso pods were only filled once during checkin and they never gave us more. Looks like that problem has not been addressed despite multiple reviews stating the same. Really cheap service for what we paid.
Staff should have notified all guests there was no hot water instead of just having unsuspecting guests take cold showers.
Also went downstairs to ask for restaurant recommendations and were dismissed to look online.
Really just stay elsewhere if you want hot water and heat in the winter. Maybe even a local inn.