Le Bristol Paris – Hotel Review

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: August 21, 2019

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Le Bristol Hotel in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement.

One of Paris’s classic grand dames, Le Bristol Hotel is also the city’s most homey luxury property. Set in a prime location among the chic shops on Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré and steps from the Grand Palais, a stay here feels like a visit to a friend’s ornate country house, complete with resident feline – you’ll find the hotel’s Burmese cat, Fa-Raon, lounging by the fireplace or in the beautiful 1200 sq ft enclosed garden. There’s a great luxury spa and a delightful rooftop pool with sweeping city views. Le Bristol shares 4 Michelin stars (the most of any hotel in Paris) between the 3-star Epicure and their luxury brasserie 114 Faubourg.

Le Bristol Paris – The Basics

  • Location: Central and fashionable 8th arrondissement location, very close to the shops and restaurants of the Champs Élysées. One block from the residential quarters of the President of France, Élysée Palace.
  • Ages: Le Bristol is very kid friendly: Child-sized robes, slippers, kid-friendly bath products, treats, toys, and treasure hunts are offered for older kids. Baby cots are available for the littlest guests. There’s an adorable kids’ activity room adjacent to the hotel spa, and childcare is provided for parents while receiving treatments. The spa also has a special treatment room dedicated to parent/kid spa sessions. The hotel’s beautiful restaurant has a kids’ menu, and kids especially love the roofop swimming pool (fashioned to look like a boat) and the hotel cat. Babysitting can be arranged through the concierge.
  • Pet Policy: Pet-friendly. Le Bristol allows two pets of any size for a fee of €50 per pet, per night; pets receive a welcome pack that includes two bowls, mineral water, treats, and a small rug embroidered with the name of the pet. Pets are not allowed in the hotel bar or restaurant. There is a cat who lives in the hotel.
  • View: Guest rooms overlook the lovely hotel garden or elegant rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Some rooms have views of the Eiffel Tower, and there are amazing views of the city from the rooftop pool.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Wi-Fi is complimentary.
  • Parking: Valet parking for €55/day.
  • Nice Perks: Transfers and excursions are available via Mercedes E Class, S Class or V Class Limousines.
  • Phone: +33 1 53 43 43 00
  • Email: [email protected]
  • When To Book: Book months in advance, especially during the high travel seasons of spring, summer, early fall, and late December.
  • How To Book: Booking.com will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

Le Bristol Paris – Amenities

  • Pool: Smallish but fun rooftop pool that’s designed to look like a ship. Surrounded by windows that give panoramic views of the city, including the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, and Sacré-Coeur. Aqua-training and swimming lesson sessions (for kids and adults) are offered. Open 6:30am to 10:30pm daily.
  • Spa: Award-winning Spa The Bristol by La Prairie offers eight treatment cabins, including one designed for couples, and one for parent/child pairs. Massage, facial, and body treatments. Open 9am to 9pm daily.
  • Fitness Center: Small, but well-equipped with Kinesis latest machines. Personal training and personalized fitness programs (including yoga) are available on request. Open 6:30am to 10:30pm daily.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Jacuzzi Terrace Suite features an outdoor hot tub on its 120 sqm terrace that overlooks the hotel’s garden.

Le Bristol Paris – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Le Bristol features four in-house restaurants – Epicure is a 3-star Michelin, serving contemporary French cuisine in a romantic setting (jacket required), 114 Faubourg is a Michelin 1-star Michelin brasserie, Le Jardin Francaise is an elegant seasonal outdoor garden cafe, and Café Antonia is a casual spot that serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner.
  • Lounge/Bar: Bristol Bar is a casually elegant cocktail & tapas bar. Live DJ every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Open from 5:30pm to 2am daily.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. Served at Epicure from 7am to 10:30am, and at Café Antonia from 9am to 11am.

Le Bristol Paris – Rooms

  • Room Types: Upper Room • Deluxe Suite • Deluxe Garden View Room • Prestige Room • Junior Suite • Junior Garden View Suite • Junior Deluxe Suite • Junior Prestige Suite • Luxury Suite Saint-Honoré Suite • Presige Elysee Suite • Josephine Baker Suite • Terrace Suite • Jacuzzi Terrace Suite • Penthouse Suite • Panoramic Suite • Paris Suite • Royal Suite • Honeymoon Suite • Imperial Suite • List of all rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking is allowed in all guest rooms and suites. If a non-smoking room is preferred, notify the hotel when booking, and the room will be “desmoked” before your arrival.
  • Best Room: The Panoramic Suite sleeps three, and includes a private dining room, living room, kitchen, huge marble bathroom, and flowered terrace with views of Montmartre, Opera Garnier, and Sacre Ceour.

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Le Bristol – The Hotel

Le Bristol Hotel is located on Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris’ chic 8th arrondissement.

The Bristol’s grand lobby features ornate decor and larger-than-life floral arrangements.

There’s also a boutique shop that sells jewelry, books, and high-end souvenirs.

Beyond the lobby, however, the hotel’s common areas and restaurants have a more relaxed feel.

Past the marble pillars, the most casual of the hotel’s restaurants, Café Antonia, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea.

Le Jardin Francaise, a seasonal garden cafe, is located in the hotel’s outdoor courtyard.

114 Faubourg has earned a Michelin star for its upscale bistro fare. The Bristol’s fine dining restaurant, Epicure (not pictured), has earned 3.

Le Bristol Bar is located on the hotel’s ground floor, and open every day from 5:30 pm til 2 am. There’s a live DJ here on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6.30 to 9.30 pm and from Thursday to Saturday until 12:30 am.

Despite its fancy appearance, Le Bristol is very kid-friendly. There’s a children’s activity room adjacent to the spa, and an enclosed rooftop swimming pool that fashioned to resemble a yacht.

Le Bristol is a 9-minute walk from the Grand Palais.

It’s just 13 minutes to the luxury shops of Avenue Montaigne, such as Louis Vuitton…

…and Dior.

The Tuileries Gardens are a 17-minute walk east.

And the Arc de Triomphe is 23 minutes to the west.

For a unique fine dining experience outside of the hotel, try Le Laurent, A secluded 1-star Michelin in a former hunting lodge of Louis XIV. (6-minute walk.)

Or head to Le Cinq, the wonderful restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel, a 17-minute walk away.

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