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
From the moment we walked into our hotel room we fell in love.
Room was spacious, we upgraded to the king size bed which I would recommend, super comfortable.
The decor was recently upgraded, first class.
Buffet breakfast was very good, croissants best in Europe.
Staff were brilliant could not have been more helpful along with a smile.
Thank you Sofitel Arc de Triumph we will be back soon, love Paris.
The staff at the Sofitel Arc de Triomphe made our stay very enjoyable. They were uniformly eager to help and called customers by name. The property was very clean, the room comfortable, and the location, five minutes from the Champs des Elysees and Arc de Triomphe, was perfect. The only complaint was the breakfast, which felt somewhat skimpy, with plenty of pastries (delicious) but not enough other things. This is partly based on a prior experience with the hotel (about two years ago), when the breakfast included an abundance of vegetables as well as berries, which were absent this time. Plus, there is now an extra charge for boiled eggs, which makes no sense at such an expensive property. It made for some unhappy mornings for some of us, I'm afraid. Other than that, a well-managed property.
Love this place and would like to come back and stay here again and enjoy all the luxury facilities. Room was nice, simple elegant and luxury style, outlet restaurants quite ok but a bit taste too French if I might say but overall is ok. Service level efficient and really European style. Worth to come back again. Location wise nearby from point of interest.
I am a gold member of that hotel chain and stay at a Sofitel almost every week, generally in Paris.
Once in a while I stay here when the location suits my business meetings or when my preferred hotels are full.
Irrespective of the time of the year or the occasion, this place fails to deliver on brand standard service. As a gold member, we are entitled to room upgrades when available. They never give it and when reminded, they start by saying that they could not do the upgrade. It’s only when reminded that we can see available rooms on the booking app that they proceed reluctantly to an upgrade.
They then always forget to hand out the welcome drink. Every time. So consistent that it is beyond coincidental.
In other hotels of the same chain, i ask for the drink to be brought to my room as i generally arrive late. All hotels are happy to oblige except this one, who wants to charge room service delivery for that. Please bear in mind that today is a bank holiday, the place is empty and they are really not busy - wouldn’t hurt them to try to please a client.
They never offer help with luggage or to bring you to your room.
General negativity/lack of engagement is all over the place. Probably why it is one of the cheapest sofitels in town - at least my repeated business here is kept to a strict minimum (and to be honest I am going to actively try not to come back here).
It is a pity as the property itself is well kept and rooms, although very very small, are pleasant. But the overall bad attitude lets the place down.
Try the scribe when refurb works are over - although from the same hotel chain, it puts this place to shame.
This is a post about this remarkable hotel we are staying in. A hotel can have all the bells and whistles but without the people who give it a soul, even a palace is nothing.
No words can describe the way every single person who works in this beautiful establishment has made us feel. Our first stay was lovely but upon returning today we were greeted like old friends!
They went out of their way to give us an upgrade to one of the most beautiful rooms we have ever stayed in - in fact the main room is bigger than our living room at home!
We went out for a while and upon our return we found beautiful treats given to us with a personal hand written card!
We are deeply touched and we extend our most grateful and sincere thanks to the entire team at Sofitel Arc de Triomphe! You are a crown jewel in the Accor group of hotels!