Le Meurice Paris – Hotel Review

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: November 20, 2018

Luxury Paris hotel in the 1st.

Le Meurice Hotel in Paris’ 1st Arondissement.

Since 1835, Le Meurice has exemplified Parisian luxury and refinement. Its distinguished clientele of royalty and nobility has also included artists such as Picasso and Salvador Dalí, who was a regular visitor for over 30 years. At first glance, the décor is not dissimilar from other palace hotels; done in mostly Louis XVI style, the rooms are tastefully outfitted in pastels and silks. However, this is where the similarities end. Look up: the ceilings play a prominent role in most of the public spaces and add a sense of surprising playfulness, diffusing what might otherwise come off as stuffy. At the Restaurant Le Dalí, you’ll dine under an enormous mural painted by Ara Starck, the daughter of Philippe Starck, who oversaw the hotel’s interior design. And then there’s the view: set across from the Tuileries Garden, the expanse of greenery spreads out before you while you dine at the twice Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Meurice Alain Ducasse. The Belle Etoile Suite, the property’s crowning glory, offers breathtaking 360-degree views from its rooftop terrace.

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Le Meurice – The Basics

  • Location: Central right bank location, directly across from the Tuileries Gardens and within easy walking distance of the Louvre Museum, Musée d’Orsay, Place Vendôme and the high-end European shops on Rue St Honoré.
  • Ages: Le Meurice welcomes families and children. Cribs and high-chairs are complimentary on request; child-sized robes, special bath amenities, treats, and welcome gifts are offered for older children. Video games and DVDs available on request. Kids menus are available. Excellent proximity to the kid-friendly Tuileries.
  • Pet Policy: Pets of any size are allowed for no additional fee. Bed, bowls, and treats provided; dog-walking is available on request.
  • View: Front-facing rooms have views of the Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and the Eiffel Tower (from higher floors).
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms.
  • Parking: Valet parking available at Place Vendôme for €50/day.
  • Nice Perks: Fresh flowers in guest rooms. Complimentary Alain Ducasse chocolates and mineral water. Penhaligon’s bath amenities.
  • Phone: +33 (0)1 44 58 10 10
  • Email: [email protected]
  • When To Book: Book months in advance, especially for high travel seasons of April through September, and 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 Meurice – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: Excellent Valmont spa has 3 treatment rooms (including 1 double), a steam room, sauna, and relaxation room. It offers facial and body treatments, massage, nail and hair care. Open 9am-8pm daily.
  • Fitness Center: Small but well-equipped gym with free weights and cardio-training machines by Technogym. Personal training is available on request for an additional fee. Open daily to hotel guests from 5am-12am.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Belle Etoile suite features a marble Jacuzzi tub overlooking Montmartre.

Le Meurice – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Two on-site restaurants. Le Meurice Alain Ducasse has two Michelin stars, specializes in French fine dining, and has a gorgeous Philippe Starck-designed interior. It is open for lunch and dinner, and is closed in August. Reservations recommended. Restaurant Le Dalí offers traditional French and Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and Sunday brunch in a slightly more casual (but still gorgeous) setting.
  • Lounge/Bar: Bar 228 is an intimate cocktail lounge, beautifully decorated in dark woods, leather, frescoes, Carrara marble, copper, brass, and stainless steel. Open daily from 5pm-1am.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. A la carte items and a breakfast buffet are served in Le Dalí restaurant from 8-11am daily.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours.

Le Meurice – Rooms

  • Room Types: Classic Single • Superior • Deluxe • Executive • Superior Junior Suite • Deluxe Junior Suite • Executive Junior Suite • Garden View Junior Suite • Superior Suite • Deluxe Suite • Pompadour Suite • Executive Suite – Tuileries Garden View • Prestige Suite – Tuileries Garden View • Presidential Apartment – Tuileries Garden View • Belle Etoile Suite • List of all rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Non-smoking rooms available by request.
  • Best Room: The four-bedroom Belle Etoile Suite on the hotel’s top floor features a marble bathroom with Jacuzzi overlooking Montmartre, living room, dining room, and rooftop terrace with 360-degree panoramic views of Paris.

Le Meurice – What’s Nearby?

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Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • Marché St. Honoré – Outdoor market selling fruit and vegetables, baked goods, fresh ready-to-eat dishes, jewellery, and clothes. 12:30pm-8:30pm Wednesdays; 7am-3pm Saturdays. 6-minute walk.
  • Monoprix – The biggest supermarket in the 1st arrondissement. Open from 9am-10pm Mon-Saturday. 8-minute walk.
  • Rue Montorgeuil – One of the best market streets in Paris. Produce, flowers, bakeries, cheese, wine, you name it. 21-minute walk.

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