What We Love
- One of the best locations in all of Paris, right near the Louvre
- Looking out the windows onto the Tuileries Garden just across the street
- The public spaces and restaurants, refurbished in 2016, designed by Philippe Starck
What To Know
- There are thoughtful offerings for kids, including treasure hunts around the hotel and Le Petit Prince bath products
- The bathroom in the top-floor Belle Etoile Royal Suite has 360-degree views of Paris and its own Jacuzzi
- Prices for everything from breakfast to pet-sitting are high, even for a hotel of this caliber
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This Louis XVI–style hotel is the pinnacle of Paris hospitality, with views of the Eiffel Tower, top-hatted doormen, and the kind of services that go above and beyond, all the way to walking and babysitting your dog. Rooms are spacious, especially considering the prime real estate the hotel occupies, and are kitted out with regal period-style furniture and pastel silks as well as massive walk-in closets—the oversized marble bathrooms in particular are fit for a king. Other major draws include Spa Valmont, which offers Swiss treatments from customized facials to massages, and the two-Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse restaurant currently helmed by Jocelyn Herland. Its very specific décor style, inspired by the Salon de la Paix at the Château de Versailles but filled with white Eero Saarinen “tulip” chairs, exemplifies what the hotel does so well: old-school glamour with playful modern touches. Don’t leave without signing your name in the frosted mirror at the hotel’s entrance.
In the Area
Le Meurice might just have the best location of any hotel in the city, right on the the rue de Rivoli in between the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre. For easy access to other parts of Paris, there are two Metro stops within blocks. Shoppers can empty their wallets on the nearby rue St-Honoré (and earn their money back in the financial district, also within walking distance). Walk through the Tuileries and over the Seine to reach the Musée d’Orsay, home to the world’s largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces. For more modern art, stop at the Centre Pompidou, a walk of less than 30 minutes. For a dinner with a particularly Parisian quality, try the quirky Très Honoré, which has terrace seating for good weather and a cozy dining room for bad; afterwards, head down to the retro bar in the basement for a digestif.
How to Get There
All amenities and rooms were tip top,
Breakfast was super as was the lobby service and the concierge was always right in his recommendations.
The room was of perfect dimensions with two sets of wardrobes which my wife loved
The Spa took car of her exceptionally and the doormen always appeared when needed.
My husband and I stayed here for a blissful weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. From stepping out of our taxi upon arrival, to climbing back into a cab at the end of our stay, we could not fault the service provided by the wonderfully friendly, attentive, informative staff. We were made to feel genuinely welcome and valued and, literally, nothing was too much trouble.
As it was our first visit to this beautiful, iconic hotel, we were given a guided tour and told about the influence of Salvador Dali (who would sometimes reside there for several months) in the decor of the hotel. From the tented ceiling in the lounge area to the quirky light fittings, the appreciation of the artist is apparent.
Our room was grand, luxurious and comfortable, and the bathroom was equally as impressive and absolutely huge. A handwritten letter from the manager had been left as well as a bottle of Champagne, grapes and chocolates as an acknowledgement of our anniversary.
Unfortunately our journey to Paris had been severely delayed and we therefore missed our dinner reservation in the restaurant, however we availed of the bar on our first night and the service was faultless and the ambiance of the beautiful bar was wonderful.
Breakfast the following morning was an experience in itself! The pastries and jam were divine, the smoothies, freshly squeezed juices and coffee were delicious and I could quite happily have sat in that fabulous dining room all day! Cooked food options were available but I didn’t try any of them.
The riots in the centre of Paris gave us the perfect excuse to avail of the hotel’s facilities. The lounge area is an elegant, lively space to sit and people watch. The gym is small but adequate and the spa is a blissful retreat.
I can count on one hand the number of hotels where I have enjoyed my stay as much as I did at Le Meurice. In terms of location it is absolutely perfect, it is totally exquisite in terms of its decor and interior, but, for me, it was the wonderful staff that made our stay at this hotel so memorable.
I truly hope to return in the not too distant future.
This was my 2nd visit to the hotel in one year.
It continues to be as brilliant as before. Great luxurious rooms. Good sized bathrooms. Efficient reception and concierge. Best location in Paris.
However my only negtaive point is as before i.e. they still dont have a coffee or tea facility in room and one needs to keep ordering from room service at an exorbitant price. Coffee/tea facility in room is now basic and standard across the world and especially useful for business travellers short of time.
This hotel is simply grand!!! We went for breakfast simply and were very well served. But the best part was the hospitality of Souad, the Dali manager. She is a fantastic lady whom took the initiative to take us on a tour of the house even to the back area to see the cleanliness, professionalism and excellent way of working deployed at Le Meurice.
Big bravo and keep up the tremendous work.
We stayed here the first week in October 2018. This hotel is perfectly located for easy walking to so many places in Paris. Our room was beautiful and the staff could not have been more accommodating. Our museum passes were waiting at the front desk when we arrived, they let us know when our room was available, they made all of our dinner reservations for us and left us notes so we knew the reservations were confirmed. All in all an excellent experience. It was also fashion week and there was a pop-up store in the lobby with models drifting around wearing elegant gowns - so that was fun.