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
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Just minutes from the Louvre, this Palatial hotel minutes from the Louvre, with elegant period-style furnishings and a two-star Michelin restaurant
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
In one's life there are, I find, a few places ('spots of time') the memory of which renders one especially inspired, fully satisfied, at peace. For me as boy growing up in 1950's affluent West L.A., it was my great Uncle's summer home on a pristine lake near Charlevoix, MI: mentally year 'round I never left this lake which I personified and called to mind whenever troubled. Later it would have been the memory of coming into Newport harbor from an ocean sail, the dusk sunlight flecking the waters surrounding Lido Island, the smell of diesel and sea water. Later still at school, it was the early evening clock punctuated silence of the upper reading room of Oxford's Bodleian Library, where one read in the company of P. B. Shelley, et al. But for a long time now, the Proustian moment has been early morning in the Meurice, my wife of 50+ years of marriage still asleep in the bedroom, me pulling the living room curtains back just a bit, sipping my diet Coke ('with lots of ice') and looking out over the Autumn dressed Tuileries to glorious Paris beyond. Every morning now wherever I awake and want briefly to slip from the Purgatory of habit, of daily routine into Paradise, it's the Meurice that does the magic. The Meurice is a hotel which, more than any other I have ever known, that returns your love for it tenfold. I have only to think of our favorite person there, the inimitable concierge Anouck, to be reminded that one has only to start making a request of any staff member to notice in a flash a smile saying "yes, of course we will make that happen for you". There are many handsome buildings, lovely rooms, beautiful symmetries and colors in Paris, but none that offer one, in its location or aesthetics, or services the little glimpse of heaven as does that of the Meurice.
I enjoyed so much staying in this wonderful hotel.
The suite i was on has a balcony with incredible view and easy to see the Eiffel tower.
Everything was more than i expected. The comfort of the bed, walk in closet and the free complimentary cookies, dates/figs and fruit plus juices. Very quiet hotel and relaxing. I strongly recommended staying in this hotel :)
We stayed at Le Meurice with our family, 6 adults and 5 children to celebrate my husband and my 50th anniversary. The only negative was the first room we were given was not in line with the rate we were paying. But after that was sorted out our stay was perfect.
I especially want to mention that most of my family are gluten free, due to celiac disease. In addition one of my grandchildren has severe peanut allergy. The hotel were wonderful in handling this and hence we felt very comfortable dining very frequently in the hotel during our 8 day stay.
The staff were friendly and helpful and the beds very comfortable. The bathrooms were great and it was very clean throughout the hotel. The breakfast room is exquisite and the food perfection.
Le Meurice is grand, historic and the perfect location. All in all fabulous.