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
We arrived today for a couple of nights. The staff was over the top helpful. We were upgraded at no cost. The room is super clean. The bed is comfortable. So well located is the hotel. Place to plug in my iPad even. Well laid out room. Love the hotel bar too ad it is very classy. Highly recommended.
It is all about senses; exceptional design, delicious food and drinks, a warm welcome by concierge and front desk, superior service. Impressive mix of the old, traditional luxury hotel with modern comfort.
My parents got married at the Lutetia back in 1954, and it was with a lot of emotion (and some expectations therefore) that we offered them a stay at the renovated Lutetia to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.
It has been an immensely positive experience: for me interacting with the team, Claire initially and Nathalie then to prepare their stay. For them then, from the quality of the Suite to the very personal welcome they received. I could thank enough the hotel staff for their constant but discrete attention : from the Champagne in their room, the rose petals on their bed, the picture of their chidren in the room, the fresh fruit and chocolate they found coming back from their dinner. You clearly lived up to their incredible memories and allowed them to build some more, to the same level. This beyond-standard luxury experience make me very confident for your future, it is up to the worldwide standard for luxury, with this hard-to-define Parisian touch that made your contact so nice and natural. Thank you, sincerely.