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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
Visited the hotel recently during some warm weather. The hotel coped with this perfectly and it was fantastic to be there in fantastic cooked areas
The location on place vendome is perfectly situated to see all Paris fantastic sites and walk the wide boulevards
They look after children perfectly and make the stay memorable after all they realise they are there future customers
The food was fantastic and wine served at perfect temperature. This is a must even if you only visit for one night and experience sumptuous luxury
I have stayed in the burj al Arab in Dubai all londonds major hotels and same in Madrid New York and San Francisco. This is the best and I will be back
This truly is the Grand Dame of Paris. The hotel has been impeccably restored to its original glory with finishings glittering and sparking unlike no other hotel. The service is designed to cater to the guests’ every request. It’s a unique experience which makes it a level above most of its competitors in the 5 star category.
I stay at the Ritz Paris every year. I usually book a luxury room for 2 nights.
This time was my second stay. I booked the room directly through the hotel reservation service.
When arriving at the hotel, the reception person indicated me I was double upgraded and they offered me complimentary breakfast and late check-out.
I was first led to the Marcel Proust signature suite. I found the decoration amazing but the bedroom's height was too short for me as I am tall. I called the client service department and they immediately proposed me a great suite, although the hotel was almost fully booked. The suite measured around 70 sqm and was decorated in the french classic style, I mean Louis XV style. This suite had a great level of finish, all the furnitures and decorations were fresh, the hotel always pays attention to quality and details.
To make a summary of what I experienced :
Decoration : uncompromised quality, good harmony, beautiful furnitures
Service : second to none. You are treated like a king, a VIP.
Food : excellent in all the restaurants. Exceptional in room dining menu which offers signature meals (risotto with truffles...)
Atmosphere : no other paris hotel can beat the Ritz. It's a true palace mixing modernity and legacy
Amenities, activities : top class, especially the pool which is truly amazing
The Ritz Paris is definitely the best palace hotel in the city and why not in the world. With this style and the perfection put on every aspects of your stay, it will surely remain at the top over the next 20 years.
Thank you to the Ritz staff. I spent an enjoyable and memorable stay. I will come back soon