Le Ritz Paris
What We Love
- Staying in a storied palatial building filled with museum-worthy furnishings and artworks
- Afternoon tea surrounded by rare books and gorgeous boiserie at Salon Proust
- Taking a pastry-making class at the on-site Ecole Ritz Escoffier
- Swimming in the turquoise indoor pool under a massive ceiling fresco simulating the sky
What To Know
- Prestige Suites are the hotel’s most unique quarters, named and decorated in honor of famous former guests
- Gardens and terraces, outfitted with retractable roofs and heated floors, are open yearround
- Small pets of up to 12 pounds are accepted
- There’s an underground tunnel used to usher in privacy-seeking guests
- The staff is multi-lingual
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
After four years of costly renovations, the 19th-Century Ritz Paris reemerged full of splendor. To the delight of regulars and history buffs, the hotel’s classic elegance- seen in treasured spaces like Bar Hemingway and stately suites awash in Louis XV décor- was not altered. On the contrary, architect Thierry W. Despont was tasked with restoring one of the most legendary and romantic hotels in the world to its bygone magnificence. But there are a few subtle changes, such as a bigger and brighter reception area, and contemporary additions that include a Chanel spa, a teatime parlor inspired by Marcel Proust, plus a host of discreet modern amenities: ultra-silent heating and cooling systems and television sets camouflaged as dark mirrors. If Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, or Coco Chanel came back, they wouldn’t miss a thing.
There are four room categories, starting with 375-square-foot Superior Rooms, outfitted with king-size beds and 18th-century style furnishings; they overlook quiet Rue Cambon or the leafy terrace outside Bar Vendôme. The rest are suites, including one-of-a-kind Prestige Suites named after illustrious former guests, and decorated in the style they preferred.
Eating and drinking at the Ritz is no ordinary experience. This is, after all, where Parisian high society gathered for tea before World War II, where Marcel Proust liked to dine alone, and where Hemingway got soused on dry martinis. Chief among the hotel’s five bars and restaurants is the 1921 Bar Hemingway, filled with memorabilia related to the author. A popular drink is the Serendipity, made with calvados, mint, apple juice, and Brut champagne. The Ritz Bar serves bistro food and a long list of wines. At Bar Vendôme near the entrance, fashionistas order steak tartare and café crème. L’Espadon is the formal dining room lit by Venetian crystal chandeliers.
Bordering the Place Vendôme in the First Arrondissement, just north of the Tuileries gardens and surrounded by boutiques like Balenciaga and Comme des Garçons, the hotel’s location is as exclusive as it gets.
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Service is very good, very prompt.
Ritz has great places to entertain: the restaurants, the bars. My favourite is the Hemingway bar where they have the most delicious mini-hotdogs in the world! And cocktails are fab!
I had a Junior suite however I did not like the layout of the bathroom.
All in all, it does deserve its name.
I took my wife to the Ritz for two days for her birthday. We arrived very late because of the weather disruption in the UK but the staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful, even at 1am. Our room was a deluxe "apartement" with separate living room, dressing foyer, bedroom and large bathroom. Very quiet courtyard room with antique furniture and upholstry. We had breakfast and dinner at L' Espadon - a two Michelin starred restaurant with excellent service and ornate decor. On the second day we had breakfast in the room, at no extra cost and again the service was excellent.
Because it was my wife's birthday the hotel provided champagne and petit fours for free in the room, and also gave her gifts at dinner and breakfast - they really went out of their way to make this special.
It's the little touches at this hotel which set it apart such as late check out for free, all the free birthday gifts, and the music in the swimming pool which you can only hear when you are underwater!
We've stayed in some nice hotels over the years but this hotel is the only one which I can honestly say was faultless. It's expensive but absolutely worth it!
One of the finest hotels I've stayed at. First of all the location of the hotel, on Place Vendome, is ideal. The interior is amazing, they have done an excellent job at renovating it, and it is one of the few hotels in the world where you feel like a king in a palace. Staff were excellent.
There is only one complaint I have: the late night room service was terrible. Sadly this is one of the worst I've had (and I'm also comparing to hotels of a lower calibre). Management, please do something about this. The pasta portion was tiny and both pastas were dry. Also the fries had very obviously been fried a couple of hours prior then reheated. This won't affect many people but I found it quite annoying!
We stayed for 3 nights
Beautiful rooms very comfortable beds
We used the stunning pool and visited the spa wonderful wonderful .
The garden was beautiful with it Christmas lights still twinkling .
We loved the experience of the Ritz .
You must have the French toast oh to die for 🥰
The recently refurbished Ritz Paris is an absolute delight! They have kept the old world charm of the hotel while ensuring that every 21st century convenience is available! The service is impeccable. The Concierge Desk, specifically Austen, made the stay extra special by arranging for the best exhibitions, restaurants, transportation. Our visit was a joy from our arrival at CDG and being met as we deboarded the plane to our departure- one seamless, fabulous experience. In short, if you want to spoil yourself and/or a loved one, this should be your destination! I have been fortunate to stay in wonderful hotels throughout my life and I do not hesitate to rank my recent stay at the Ritz Paris: Number 1, top of the list, the best ever!