Sofitel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel Hotel
What We Love
- Stellar restaurant with an impressive wine list
- Signature MyBeds (with ergonomic mattresses) in all rooms
- Cocktails in the buzzy but cozy Baltimore cocktail bar
What To Know
- No pool or spa, but there's a small fitness room
- Classic Rooms overlook the interior courtyard
- There's limited space in the breakfast salon; be prepared to wait in line when the hotel is fully booked
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In a 19th-century townhouse close to the Arc de Triomphe, the Hotel Baltimore Paris is a grand but understated hotel with an ageless feel that gives guests the privileged impression they are staying in a turn-of-the-century gentlemen’s club. The decor and furniture stay true to the building’s former life as a private mansion, with antique furniture, period paintings and a splendidly preserved iron balustrade designed by Gustave Eiffel. Along the corridors, framed monogrammed letters spell out Baltimore, the name of the English lord and early guest who gave the hotel its name.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are subtly decorated in muted colors offset by vintage black-and-white photos of Belle Epoque Paris scenes. Classic, Deluxe and Junior Suites feature similar amenities: iHome docking stations, tea- and coffeemakers, a huge flat-screen TV with 85 channels. The spacious bathrooms are stocked with fragrant toiletries specially created by Anne Semonin. Junior Suites offer classic Parisian views of the impressive Avenue Kleber, and depending on availability you can request a balcony in either the Deluxe or Junior Suites. Some bathrooms still have bidets, and one floor remains reserved for smokers.
The star of the show is La Table du Baltimore, a cozy dining room where chef Jean-Philippe Perol dazzles diners with dishes like quail stuffed with foie gras, and seabass cooked with lemongrass and endives braised in orange. Let veteran sommelier Jean-Luc Jamrozil take you on a tour of little-known vineyards, from Corsica to Morocco. Drop in first at the adjoining bar for a Baltimore cocktail (champagne, Cointreau, lemon and fresh strawberry juice).
In the Area
Don’t miss a hidden gem, the tiny Musée Dapper, which exhibits exquisite African art. Foodies should discover the creative Mediterranean cuisine of chef Jean-Louis Nomicos at his Michelin-starred restaurant Les Tablettes. Just five minutes from the hotel is the Esplanade du Trocadero; it teems with tourists but offers one of the ultimate “wow” views of Paris, across the Seine to the Eiffel Tower. The property is within walking distance of the Champs-Elysées and the Eiffel Tower, but just far enough to have that exclusive away-from-the-crowd feel.
How to Get There
We had a very nice weekend in Paris. We felt well cared for by the nice staff at the hotel. We were also pleased with the room which also had the Eiffel Tower as a view. We will be happy to return to the hotel.
Traveled with three generations, myself, my mother and daughter. We were all pleased with the level of service at this hotel. The front desk was consistently helpful with our inquiries on transportation, meals and information. Everyone was gracious and warm throughout our stay. Our room was perfect. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. The location was excellent as well; we walked back and forth to the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel throughout our stay. The Metro is close as well. All in all, this hotel is a great spot to stay when visiting Paris.
Lovely hotel, very pleasant staff, they make you feel very welcome. The hotel is in the perfect location, just a 5 minute walk away from from the Eiffel Tower.
Only 2 bad points, we ordered a drink at the bar on arrival. For one vodka and tonic and one vodka and orange juice it cost €44 which I thought was ridiculous.
The other bad point was the view from the windows. I do find it highly ridiculous to pay £310 for a room for one night and have the view as pictured.
Great service. Great breakfast. Cristopher, Toni, Carlos all helped American tourists feel at home. Comfortable room. Within walking distance of everything. Learn to say thank you in French as you will need it.
We loved our stay at the Sofital Baltimore. Clean rooms with one of the most comfortable beds that I have slept on. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the breakfast was delicious, it is located close to a Metro station and within walking distance of many of the sites in Paris.