The Peninsula Paris
What We Love
- Located in a classic 19th-century Haussmann building
- Six dining and drinking venues, including a show-stopping rooftop restaurant with Eiffel Tower views
- The 19,000-square-foot spa and 65-foot-pool are generous for Paris
- The 16th Arrondissement is one of the city’s most romantic neighborhoods
- Chauffeured vehicles include a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, a fleet of BMW 7 Series sedans and several Mini Coopers
What To Know
- The property made its long-awaited arrival in April 2015
- The hotel’s awesome offers — like rooftop morning fitness classes — can be pricey but are worth it
- Kids are welcome and well-catered-to with fun activities and entertainment
- 200 spectacular rooms are decked out in tasteful color schemes of cream and gray, accented with lashings of marble, wood paneling and gold leaf
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
After six years of building breathless buzz, this posh property on Paris’s swanky Avenue Kléber finally opened its gilded doors to the world in April 2015. The look is classic fin-de-siècle Parisian architecture, with mansard roofs, ornate stonework and sweeping views from terraces of some of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. This late 19th-century Haussmann building, which once housed one of Paris’s “grands hotels,” is now home to 200 spectacular rooms decked out in tasteful color schemes of cream and gray, accented with lashings of marble, wood paneling and gold leaf. Head to the rooftop L’Oiseau restaurant, located beneath a glass atrium on the sixth floor, for truly breathtaking views of the skyline (yep, that’s the Eiffel Tower just over there). After a day out seeing the town — preferably from the plush back seat of one of the hotel’s chauffeured vehicles, which include a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, a fleet of BMW 7 Series sedans and several Mini Coopers — relax and recharge in the spa with a city detox facial or deep muscle massage followed by a dip in the 65-foot pool.
In the Area
Forget your bohemian Left Bank leanings for the time being: you’re on the Rive Droite now, so make the most of your tony surrounds. Skip the crowds jostling for a glimpse of the Mona Lisa and instead sign up for a fascinating “Treasure Hunt” of the Louvre with THATLou, during which you’ll search for various clues around the museum, each tailored to a specific theme. Next, get thee to the sweet-smelling Ex Nihilo, a fancy purveyor of perfumes, candles and other delicious things on Rue St. Honoré — they’ll even let you customize your very own scent. Bypass the lines at perpetually mobbed Le Chateaubriand — star chef Iñaki Aizpitarte’s award-winning nouveau bistro on Ave de Parmentier — for his more casual sister restaurant Le Dauphin next door, where you’ll get a taste of tapas Paris-style.
How to Get There
My wife and I were in Paris again on our way to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. While I have been in Paris frequently and have stayed in dozens of hotels, the Peninsula lived up to the combined standards of a Grand Hotel Parisian and its own impeccable style. The reception was welcoming, the room was lovely and the electronics easily navigated and the spa was everything you would expect. While the facility was fairly new- about five years since its renovation-it felt every bit as graceful as you would expect.
There were two slight blemishes on its otherwise five star standards. When we asked for a taxi, the doorman made a modest attempt and then rejoined his discussion with his colleagues and called for one. After about 10 minutes, walked out to the avenue and found one standing in the taxi rank ready to go. The other was one of the waiters at breakfast. He seemed (unlike the others) much more interested in selling us the expensive bread basket than serving us what we asked for. Both were slight departures and nothing to affect our desire to return.
The Hotel is a Place to be if you want to experience something fabulous !
The arrival was a big surprised as i got an upgrade to an amazing Suite (Big Thank You).
The Suite was mind blowing, combining Luxury with advance technology creating a unique experience.
The Food is a delight and the service excellent.
The Spa is a retreat in itself, the pool is amazing and the team lovely!
Thanks to Anne, Gerald and Brice from the Management Team.
Had an unforgettable Stay !
Strongly Recommended !
Prepare to be blown away! From the crystal snowflake artwork hanging in the lobby entrance to the exquisite rooms, we could not have asked for more. I felt like I was in a movie! The hotel itself is gorgeous. The Spa services were amazing (I had 4!). Service was impeccable. We dined on the rooftop for breakfast each day and enjoyed views of the Eiffel Tower. We also enjoyed a group dinner in the reception room and the catered meal was as wonderful as a fancy restaurant. Perfection. Meticulous. Five-Star all the way!
I cannot imagine a better hotel than this. The Peninsula Paris truly lives up to any expectations you may have of this wonderful hotel.
Everything about it makes it the most spectacular and special place to stay in Paris.
The hotel itself is gorgeous, every area is thoroughly planned and decorated. The lobby, the restaurants, the hallways and the rooms. Every. Little. Detail.
Light everywhere, you feel in a spacious and dreamy ambiance.
Besides the magnificent place there is a super important aspect that makes this hotel what it is: the people working in it.
The service at The Peninsula Paris is just as gorgeous as the hotel itself.
The attention to your needs, the smiles, the will to make the guests happy, at home, and just perfect.
We are here on our honeymoon, and it is definitely the best possible way we could think our honeymoon to end. They received us with a bottle of champagne, fruits and the most beautiful chocolate heart in the room.
Every day when they do the room they think in every possible way they could to help you and make your stay easier.
One of the little details (that makes a difference) is that we left our sunglasses out one day and in the night service they were on the table with a cloth underneath them! EVERY. LITTLE. DETAIL.
I truly think this is the most beautiful place you could stay in Paris, because not only is the hotel perfection but you get to stay in the heart of the city (amazing views from the rooftop) and L’Oiseau Blanc has without a doubt the most gorgeous view of the Eiffel Tower.
Overall 5 stars is the minimum this hotel could get, since it really is a perfect 10.
We stayed 5 nights in The Peninsula Paris and the hotel and staff were simply amazing. This is certainly a 5 star hotel and it was worth everything dollar we spent. Upon check in our room was available early and they upgraded us to a deluxe suite. This was essentially an apartment with two bathrooms a master bedroom and living room. Everything was automated using an IPad device from the lights, curtains, TVs, and even the awning outside. The staff was incredible and was available for every possible need to ensure you had a fantastic stay. We even had a tour of the Eiffel tour canceled but Max the concierge was able to quickly book us new tickets. Overall, this was the best hotel we've stayed at and I really felt I received great value for the money we spent. Thanks again to all the staff at The Peninsula Paris!