Sofitel Paris La Defense
What We Love
- The beds! A unique concept designed for Sofitel, the perfect night’s sleep combines a firm base with a duck down mattress topper and quality linens
- The fantastic view along Paris’s famous "axe historique," from the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre
- The elegance of the interiors, designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel
What To Know
- This is an intimate hotel, with 151 guestrooms, but it still attracts more business travelers than tourists
- Situated outside central Paris, in the shiny business district; it takes only minutes to get to the city center, but this is not a typical or a twee Parisian experience
- There is a private garage with valet parking
- Apple TVs available on request in every room
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
From the Paul Smith–inspired bands of color on the bedroom curtains to the refined pinstripe of the reception area’s carpet and the fresh orchids in every nook, this hotel has a sophisticated allure. A Monet-esque illuminated fresco welcomes guests to the private underground garage, while other works of art by contemporary French artist Ruddy Candillon in the hotel’s public areas bring pools of vibrant color to these otherwise sober surroundings and affirms the hotel’s commitment to modernity.
Bed and Bath
With 135 guestrooms, 15 suites and a Prestige Suite, this hotel feels both intimate and elegant. Few of the rooms have views, but the bathrooms are spacious and offer luxe Hermès products. The rooms are stylishly decked out, and the beds are heaven. Their secret lies in a firm base, a duck down mattress topper and the finest linens. As you might expect, every available mod con makes your stay here comfortable and convenient. Rooms are kitted out with flat-screen TVs, Bose sound systems, iPod docking stations and high-speed Internet connections.
L’Italian Lounge sits under enormous skylights and caters to both hotel guests and locals who come to enjoy the Mediterranean-inspired fare. Breakfast is a copious affair, with bacon and eggs on offer as well as lighter continental fare, such as croissants. Private dining is also available at La Tavola, which organizes business lunches and soirées. Enjoy a his-or-hers bespoke vodka-based cocktail in the hotel bar, where a DJ plays every Thursday night. You can work off all the excesses the next morning in the hotel’s fitness center.
In the Area
The pedestrian entrance to the hotel is steps from a fantastic view of Paris. The river Seine lies like a glittering ribbon between you and the city, with the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe in the distance. Before hitting the old town, explore the architecture and monumental contemporary art of the unique La Défense district. Work by artists such as Joan Miro and Alexander Calder is on permanent display. Check out Tour First, which at 757 feet is the tallest skyscraper in France. Climb up the Grande Arche de la Défense, perhaps the most famous of all of late President Mitterand’s “grands projets,” and make the most of the riverside sights with a trip on a Bateau Mouche. Then, finally, hop on the nearby metro and soar over the Seine to hit the Champs-Elysées’ countless boutiques, from the cheap and cheerful Etam Lingerie to the très chic Louis Vuitton.
How to Get There
A very pleasant hotel, with comfortable and clean rooms. The service from the Reception and other staff was excellent and they were very helpful. The hotel is conveniently located within La Defense business district.
We visited Paris primarily for the tennis, also sights. The Hotel was 5 minutes from metro, so no problem to get around. The rooms were comfortable and were stocked with Hermes Toiletries. Although in a quiet area for the weekend, you can cross the Seine and walk for plenty of restaurants and Bars.
In this hotel comfort and professionalism meet. Rooms are silent, clean and well organised and beds are comfortable. Staff is kind and I felt welcomed and cared. Close to the metro station and perfect for the proximity to the business centre at Le Defense.
Very personal and proffesional. I'm nearly every month for few days there. They take feedback to improve their service on regular base.
What I'm missing is a pool, but you don't get evrything in your life
Location is great, right in the middle of La Defense. Staff is polite and eager to help. Rooms are nice and functional but not luxurious. Breakfast is delicious, particularly the pains au chocolat ! Would definitely come here again.