What We Love
- A trendy neighborhood for shopping and dining
- Art Deco design touches and decor
- The Michelin-starred restaurant, Paris
- The lineup of impressive past guests
- Great people watching at Bar Lutetia
What To Know
- Some rooms have views of the Eiffel Tower
- Cigar aficionados have their own space, the Kitchen Fumoir
- Make dinner reservations; the restaurant has only 30 seats
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
There may not be a better symbol for the Lutetia’s enduring soul than the classical-themed frescoes accidentally uncovered during its latest makeover. It took 17,000 hours of meticulous brush and scalpel work to restore the Romanesque ceilings alone. The awe-inducing plasters now top the interiors of Bar Josephine, one of the recent additions to this 108-year-old property. Other infusions of modernity include an overhauled ground-floor brasserie, a bright courtyard lounge, a 75,000-square-foot spa, and nearly 200 updated guest rooms. Even the newer elements—mostly attempts to brighten up the interiors—contain whispers of the hotel’s high-profile past, which has hosted everyone from former French President Charles de Gaulle, who spent his wedding night here, to the Taittingers—the champagne titans who owned the property in the 1950s. Fortunately, a shiny new look hasn’t tampered with Lutetia’s legendary DNA.
In the Area
As the only five-star sleep on the Left Bank, a stay here puts guests in the center of Saint Germain des Pres, a perfectly Parisian blend of tony boutiques, monuments, and cobblestoned alleys. Hidden 6th arrondissement gems include a museum dedicated to renowned Romantic artist Eugene Delacroix, while Paris’s oldest church and the city’s most prestigious department store, La Bon Marche, make up the more obvious attractions. As a neighborhood that also once served as the unofficial headquarters for the area’s intellectuals and revolutionaries, iconic gathering places such as Le Procope (Benjamin Franklin was once a patron), considered the city’s longest standing restaurant, also call this former village home.
How to Get There
a beautiful building, newly refurbished, staff very nice, room very comfortable, nice Hermes toiletries, excellent breakfast with a good selection of newspapers offered, located in a nice part of Paris with large department store close by, within easy walking distance of St Sulpice cathedral etc
MAJOR SECURITY BREACH....during our stay. Our 10yr old accidentally dropped our room key down the side of the lounge in the library.
At 2:30am a very intoxicated man - who was not a guest at the hotel found the key down the side of a lounge. He came into our room. My husband had to forcefully push him out the door. He was resisting to leave..Extremely frightening.
The treatment by Management was disgusting, they watched the security video and admitted he was extremely intoxicated.
Total compensation offered was 50% off the room that night. Management argued it was our fault because we dropped the key.
We had a total of 5 nights and this occurred on our 3rd night..
We will never return to Hotel Lutetia and I will be sure to tell as many people possible about this.
No security in this hotel what so ever - it’s not safe!!!
The fact they allowed him to even enter the hotel ( not a guest) in this state is Outrageous and then serve him alcohol is irresponsible and ignoring the security of all guests.
When you $1500 AU per night this is not the level of service expected.....
Incredible 5 night stay at the Hotel Lutetia. First time in Paris and we choose the Left Bank and this hotel. The staff throughout the hotel, including the bartenders and hostesses who greeted us warmly each day were awesome. Our room was very nice, and our daily housekeeping services were perfect. Each suite is equipped with a digital control panel in room. Super easy to use, lights, temperature and service request options. And the TOWELS-- I mean who writes a review on the super soft amazing, hotel towels??? It's like they were brand new every single day!!!
The hotel was just reopened last summer. The stone work in the bathrooms are incredible. Did you know that they brought in large pieces of stone into each bathroom and hand carved each tub. Literally.
Breakfast each day was awesome--- lots of options. The eggs and butter were literally the brightest shade of yellow/orange that I have seen. When we'd request coffee with cream, they'd literally bring HOT cream. I mean who does that? Every single attention to details is considered.
We will be back, and enjoy afternoons again sipping coffee, or wine at the cute little outside bistro area.
Great area of town as well, we literally could have spent all 5 days in St. Germaine. The little side street shops and cafes were just like I'd imagined!
I stayed in this amazing hotel for one night towards in end of April. A very elegant and luxurious structure externally and as well in the interiors especially for some areas of the hotel such as the brasserie that has recently been renovated. the Bar Josephine is one of the places I preferred the most with the design and peaceful atmosphere for cocktails and aperitifs in good company. I had a room with a view of the Eiffel Tower and the Boulevard De Raspail and despite this the outside noise didn't cause any disturbance. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a high quality stay.
Excellent, still needs to work on execution. Pros: 1. Location, 2. Service, 3. Concierge, 4. Bar, 5. Outdoor seating, 6. Pool, 7. Gym, & 8. Spa. Cons: 1. Price exploitation. They don’t mention “price plus” events. E.g., we had early check-in, but they charged us for breakfast, they offered us a crepe choice and then charged us extras, when we asked for a “nice red,” I didn’t suspect it would cost me another night’s stay; 2. Wonderful bathroom, but leaky shower. 3. Even the Bon Marche sales clerk knew the food was bad. 4. Tell us the gym class schedule at check-in