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What We Love

  • Lavish decor inspired by Empire style but infused with a postmodern sense of humor
  • Helpful and smiling staff
  • Cozy breakfast room with stone walls and marble fireplace
  • Central location just off the Champs-Elysées
  • Tranquility – despite the roaring traffic beneath the windows

What To Know

  • This is a good place to start if you want to explore Paris on foot — and if you want to venture underground: The metro stop (Étoile) is served by a multitude of lines
  • If you want a room with a bath rather than a shower, make sure you make the request upon booking
  • Each floor has its own color scheme, so if you’re allergic to blood-red carpets and curtains, you’ll have to go up or down for more moderate hues


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

This spanking new hotel still has the smell of fresh paint after a total renovation in late 2011 overseen by architect/interior designer Alexandre Danan, which has transformed the building from a run of the mill three star to a lux boutique. Its six stories offer sophisticated comfort and luxury on an intimate scale – there are just 35 rooms and five suites here.

The paintwork has been conceived to evoke the unbridled opulence of the French Empire style. The corridors are painted in shades of gold, silver and copper, while black marble and rich fabrics bring flamboyance to the bedrooms. However, the potential formality of tradition is offset by such postmodern touches as the oversize images from 19th-century paintings above the beds, where white paint leaves decorative drips down black walls. Heavily patterned carpets, velvet drapes, ceiling mirrors and colorful contemporary Murano chandeliers come together to create a lavish cocoon.

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In bathrooms without a bath, a spacious shower with both handheld and rainfall showerheads is adequate compensation. Along with a well-stocked minibar, you’ll find bathrobes, slippers, phones, laptop-compatible safes and windows that open. And if you make the request upon booking, you can even opt for a room with a balcony so you can step out onto the façade of this historic Haussmann building.

How to Get There

Maison Albar Hôtel Paris Champs Elysées – formerly Mac Mahon
3 Avenue Mac Mahon
Paris, 75017 France


Beautiful boutique hotel, lovely staff

Beautiful boutique hotel, lovely staff! Great location. Interesting modern decor. Felt very welcomed and offered chocolate marshmallows and coffee. Would definitely stay there again! Thank you very much!

Very nice stay

Fantastic location staff very helpful especially shaymaa she was amazing, the breakfast buffet was good different options to have and service was good, the facilities in the room were excellent especially the shower room and the Japanese toilet

Staff make this the best hotel in Paris

We have stayed in many hotels and the staff at this hotel are simply amazing, all smiling, kind and do a fantastic job, and makes this a very special place to stay to enjoy Paris. This also makes it stand out from bigger chain hotels.

The location is excellent lots of restaurants and cafes and a short walk down the champs-Elysées. The room we had was very comfortable however the temperature of the room is very warm the lowest the air con goes too is 16 degrees and we needed to open the window., however we did have a great sleep as very quiet. We would highly recommend this hotel as it makes your stay in Paris extra special.