Hôtel Meurice

228 rue de Rivoli, 1er, Paris, 75001, France

Since 1835, the Meurice has welcomed royalty and celebrities from the Duchess of Windsor to Salvador Dalí—who both resided in the grande-dame establishment—and Paris's first palace hotel continues to please with service, style, and views. Le Meurice also appeals to art-history aficionados: contemporary sculpture, antique furnishings, and attractive murals are spread around the rooms, corridors, and sumptuous dining areas. Classic rooms have a gilded Napoleonic Empire style, with antique furnishings covered in elegant French and Italian brocades. The modern spa includes Swiss Valmont facials, Thermes Marins de St-Malo body treatments, and "By Terry" makeovers. If traveling with kids, expect children to be pampered with their own Meurice teddy bear called Pistache, tot-size slippers and bathrobe, and sweet treats. There's even a premium pet service that provides a VIP welcome for furry family members. The three-star Michelin restaurant run by famed executive chef Alain Ducasse serves gastronomic menus in one of the most beautiful grand siècle settings in the city.

PROS

  • stunning art and architecture
  • views over the Tuileries gardens
  • central location convenient to métro and major sites

CONS

  • popularity makes the public areas not very discreet
  • front-desk service at times unattentive

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -01–44–58–10–09

HOTEL DETAILS

154 rooms, 54 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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