Fodor's Expert Review Grand Hotel du Palais Royal

4 rue de Valois, Paris, Île-de-France, 75001, France Fodor's Choice

Despite its splashy name, this gracious five-star hotel, housed in an 18th-century mansion just steps from the Palais Royal gardens, keeps a surprisingly relaxed profile, its focus less on flagrant luxury and more on the essentials that make a hotel truly grand—service, quality, comfort, refinement, and quiet. From the magnificent wrought-iron staircase to panoramic views of Paris from the rooftop terrace, the bright, spacious rooms—many with private balconies—feature a classic-modern decor in pleasing pale hues with ample marble bathrooms. There is fine dining in the lovely winter garden, a cozy cocktail bar, and a full-service spa.

PROS

  • Wonderful seasonal cuisine (including vegetarian options) indoors and out at Café 52
  • An island of quiet and calm in a bustling neighborhood
  • Great location steps from the Louvre and Palais Royal

CONS

  • Not all rooms come with balconies
  • No pool
  • Small fitness room

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01–42–96–15–35

HOTEL DETAILS

68 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals