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Hôtel Plaza Athénée

  • 25 av. Montaigne Map It
  • $$$$
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, The Champs-Élysées

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée

  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, The Champs-Élysées

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée

  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, The Champs-Élysées

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée

  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, The Champs-Élysées

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée

  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, The Champs-Élysées

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée

  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, The Champs-Élysées

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée

  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, The Champs-Élysées

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée

  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, The Champs-Élysées

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée

  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, The Champs-Élysées

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée

  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, The Champs-Élysées

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée

  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, The Champs-Élysées

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Pros

  • Eiffel Tower views
  • Special attention to children
  • Dior Institute spa

Cons

  • Vast difference in style of rooms
  • Easy to feel anonymous in such a large hotel
  • Exhorbitant prices

Updated 05/15/2014

Fodor's Review

"Superlative" sums up the overall impression of this glamorous landmark hotel on one of the most expensive avenues in Paris, will reopen after a top-to-bottom facelift in August 2014. As part of its renovation, the hotel annexed two neighboring town houses and added six new guest rooms, eight suites, a ballroom, and two event spaces. Prime-time stardom as Carrie Bradshaw's Parisian pied-à-terre in the final episodes of Sex and the City boosted the glitzy image

of this 1911 palace hotel. The decor of the suites, led by Marie-José Pommereau, expertly places contemporary pieces and the tradition setting. Sumptous rooms enchant with designer furnishings and luxurious conveniences like remote-control air-conditioning, compact sound systems, and even a pillow menu. Relax in the trendy Le Bar, redesigned by the Paris-based designers Jouin-Manku—it's an ideal haven for perfectly blended cocktails and celebrity-spotting. In winter, there's an interior courtyard ice-skating rink.

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Hotel Award Winner | 2011

Hotel Information

Address:

25 av. Montaigne, 8e, Paris, 75008, France

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Phone:

/01–53–67–66–65; 866-732–1106-in U.S.

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 194 rooms, 46 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 05/15/2014

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By Doug

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Jul 19, 2006

Outstanding

I don't know why John and Michael had problems as we again found the hotel staff to be most accommodating(stayed at hotel July 2005). We booked directly with the hotel via email. Our stay was for two nights at the beginning of our trip and three nights at the end of our trip (we were in Amsterdam for two days). Both times we were upgraded to a suite without asking (my only request was that the room face the courtyard). Concierge staff could not have

been more helpful or polite. Only complaint is that the hotel charges for internet service.

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By Michael

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Jun 20, 2006

What is French for "I squash you like a bug"?

I agree with John - we also had an "upgrade" thru Amex that was not quite what we expected. We were insulted and condescended to in a hundred small ways including being asked to wait upon check in "for ten minutes" then forgotten about completely. Overpriced, irritating - would be a deal for the Ramada Inn but not what you'd expect for a grand a night. Beautifully appointed but the internet worked fitfully and the steam room not at all. Drop-dead

gorgeous courtyard including melodious birds to awaken you in the morning (just before room service ignores your "do not disturb" notice and walks in.) I suspect if we were famous we would have been treated much differently. A great place - for Carrie Bradshaw.

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By John

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Feb 26, 2006

Attitude problems

Booked through AMEX Platinum and the hotel didn't want to give me the upgrade. First they told me that the room they gave me was the upgraded room until I informed them that wasn't the case. Then they told me there weren't any upgraded rooms available, but I knew (through Amex) there were. Lying like this is unacceptable and the hotel manager, although apologetic, didn't do anything to rectify the situation. Paying these prices for lies and deception

is outrageous. I would never stay there again. Four Seasons is nicer anyway.

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By Bobby

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Dec 11, 2004

Very Nice, but what do you expect?

This hotel is ultra-luxurious, but at almost $1,000 a night, would you expect any less?

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