Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe
What We Love
- Cutting-edge design courtesy of Putman Studio, with all the modern amenities
- Central location: The Sofitel is in the 8ème, perfectly situated for shopping and culture in the heart of the French capital
- The attention to detail, from melt-on-the-tongue breakfast patisserie to luxe Hermès bathroom amenities
What To Know
- There's an on-site restaurant, bar and fitness center
- This boutique hotel has 124 guestrooms
- Less than a 10-minute walk from the bustling Champs-Elysées, this hotel has the advantage of a quiet side street location
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe bears the signature style of the late French interior designer Andrée Putman, who was behind such landmark designs as the Air France Concorde, Morgans Hotel in New York and the Guerlain flagship store in Paris. From the spacious reception area to the funky back-lit bar, from the intimate salon to the dramatically flanked walkway, spaces seem to open and merge into one another. Traditional fittings such as parquet floors and bistro tables are revisited in innovative materials. With checkerboard motifs, subdued tones, contrasting materials and harmonious spaces, the hotel reflects the spirit of minimal modernism that underscores all Putnam designs.
Bed and Bath
With 124 rooms, accommodations range from Superior Rooms to Prestige Suites. Bedrooms are havens of peace and harmony in muted tones where the central focus is the wonderful Sofitel MyBed experience — duck down mattress toppers and duvets. The furniture is inspired by the bold Modernist curves of the 1930s; leather banquettes are adorned in silk cushions bearing prints of old maps of Paris, while the attention to detail is most evident in the spacious bathrooms, with their rainfall showers, island bathtubs and lavish Hermès amenities.
Les Cocottes de Christian Constant restaurant is in the inspired hands of chef Christian Constant, who pursues the hotel’s imperative of perfection in simplicity by using fresh seasonal ingredients in modern French cuisine. The bar has an extensive list of cocktails and a menu of tantalizing nibbles available until 1 a.m. But leave space for a cake from the patisserie counter, where French classics such as the Paris Brest or the tarte au citron are given a makeover by top patissiers.
In the Area
A ten-minute walk down Rue Balzac will take you straight to the throbbing heart of the Champs-Elysées. While you peruse the shops, make sure you stop at the Ladurée tearooms for a taste of their legendary macarons. Head down the Champs in the direction of the Grand Palais, where you’ll find wonderful exhibitions ranging from 20th-century artists such as Georges Braque to the history of Cartier jewelry. Just next door is the aptly named Petit Palais, also host to temporary shows as well as a rich permanent collection that spans painting from the Renaissance to the 19th century. At the entrance to the Jardins des Tuileries you’ll find the Musée de l’Orangerie, with its focus on 20th-century art. If you’re feeling peckish, stop off for an Italian bite at the Tuileries’ Café Renard.
How to Get There
I was staying in Paris for a couple of nights and the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe really was a fantastic and beautiful hotel. The hotel is SO close to the Champs D'Elysee and L'arc de Triumph, it really was a perfect location for me and I was able to walk all over and safely return to the hotel without any issues. There are tons of great restaurants and shopping in walking distance to the hotel and I just felt very safe and secure in the area. The rooms are beautifully decorated as you would expect with any Sofitel hotel and they had a nice little gym in the basement. My room had a cute little balcony and I would love opening the French doors and listening to the sounds of the city. Let me tell you, the onsite restaurant was so amazing, I think that might have been my favorite part of the hotel. The breakfast was so delicious with so many amazing options and the dinner menu was just as good. I was also really impressed with the service in general. The service at the restaurant was amazing, the concierge at the front desk were so helpful and courteous and they really helped me successful plan all of my excursions. There was one front desk staff in particular that really elevated my experience at the hotel, I can't remember his name but he was tall with blonde hair and he was so nice and helpful. My only qualms with the hotel is that I expect certain things from a 5 star hotel. When I came back to the room one night I found that there were no wash rags in the bathroom. When the girl from room service came to my room she handed me a hand towel. I told her that I asked for a wash rag and she proceeded to tell me that they did not have any wash rags left and instead gave me a loofah. Another issue I had is that the shower head had some clogged openings so it was spurting water in all types of directions. I told the front staff about this issue every day but ultimately it was never fixed. As part of my stay I was supposed to receive fresh fruit or macarons every morning but this was not done every morning either. I forwarded these complaints to the manager and he was extremely apologetic and he did everything in his power to rectify the situation asap, so I really appreciated that. I would definitely stay at this hotel again even given the small issues I had because they were trivial when it comes to an amazing time spent in Paris!
It has become difficult to find a great 5 star hotel in Paris at reasonable prices. I have been trying a lot in the last 3 years. None had answered my expectations in terms of rooms, service, amenities, location etc. I may have found it.
Excellent service from doormen, concierge and reception. Comfortable modern rooms. Hermes toiletries ! Great in-house restaurant for dinner and breakfast. Walking distance to Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees.
I visited Sofitel with my wife for New Year’s Eve celebrations, lovely setting and a short distance walk from Arc de Triumph , the meal was lovely and well worth the money . Staff were excellent and helpful
The hotel is located within walking distance to Champs Elysees and Arc de Triompe which makes it very convenient to travel around City center. Shopping is very closed by with many restaurants in the area.
Hotel ground is small, with a small lobby, and a small breakfast area.
Rooms is modern, clean, stylish and well-equipped. Size is small but that's what you will find in Paris city center. A good business hotel.
Staffs are very friendly, polite, helpful, and handy.
Breakfast is simple Parisian style.