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 have booked a Eifel tower view suite for a romantic weekend together and to visit some feiends. The choice in the hotel was due to the view and the lack of our normal hotel due to the Batimat Exibition (fair) were Eifel tower views were scarce, as were good rooms. We booked the Sofitel Baltimore hotel long in advance via the Accor portal. One day before our trip I checked that all is in order, since I wanted to surprise my wife with this suite. At the day of arrival I received an email if I would like to check in. Sadly, due to a tight work schedule I did not do it. Picking my wife after work, we drove to the train station to take the TGV to Paris. We were so excited, me disconnecting from work, my wife having a nice weekend just us two. In the train I received a phone call I could not take due to bad reception.
Arriving at the train station we took a taxi to the hotel. Arriving at the hotel, we went to the concierge desk to check in.
Monsieur, you do not have a reservation... Shocked, I asked what was wrong. The friendly but not competetent receptionist told me that they sold our suite an hour ago since we did not have a credit card disposed in their system. After explaining that my credit card is in the Accor system they were sorry but they can not access it. They tried calling (the train) and sent emails on the 12th October. Since the email wasn't via Accor portal it went directly into my spam. They did not have any rooms with view and asked us to go to another hotel for a day, then migrate back to them for the last two days. I did not understand why that happened and why they could not respond via the portal I booked with (their group portal) or call several days before, not 2h before arriving. Especially when all things were signaling green (booking confirmation, speedy check-in for silver/gold members...). Due to the Exibition, it took us 1h to find an expensive alternative in their hotel lobby, where they offered us still water and condolences. It took us 2,5h in total to get to the new hotel, missing our dinner reservation in our traditional restaurant. 50€ cab ride, 25€ reservation fee and a ruined day later, we arrived at the Lutetia Hotel, where we just ate some mini bar nuts and fell to bed. This situation hung over us like a dark cloud and kost us almost double the hotel costs we wanted to spend. A bad momory...
I surprside my wife for her birthday with a short visit to Paris, we stayed at the amazing Sofitel Paris Baltimore... from the moment you enter the hotel you're greated with a warm welcome. The staff are all extremely helpful. We were treated with a room upgrade which had veiws looking out to the Effiel Tower! Couldn't have asked for more.
Location is perfect as it's a short stroll to the tower and easily accessble by public transport.
Whilst we love to explore different cities and hotels, this is certainly one we'll be coming back to again.
We stayed in this hotel during our 5 day visit of Paris. It was a clean nice hotel with friendly staff and great location near subway and Eiffel tower. Beds were comfy and room service was great. I would definitely stay here again.