Grand Powers Hotel in Paris

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Updated: April 12, 2022

• Location: In the heart of the “Golden Triangle” delineated by the Champs-Élysées, George V, and Montaigne avenues.
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• Hotel phone: +33 1 4723 9105
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Review of Grand Powers Hotel in Paris, France.

The luxurious pet and family-friendly Grand Powers in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement.

Grand Powers – Revamped historic hotel in the heart of Paris.

Grand Powers Hotel re-opened in late 2018 with a remodel that respects its early twentieth-century history but gives it a sublime modern feel. The result is a bright, spacious, six-story retreat that features molded wood-paneling, high ceilings, and marble bathrooms alongside mid-century modern, jewel-toned furnishings – all at one of the chicest locations in Paris. Many rooms have Eiffel Tower views, families and pets are coddled, and there’s a pervasive sense of comfort throughout. Relax in the laid-back, pastel-hued Café 52 on-site with a green juice, cocktail, or a fresh, light meal or find peace in the sauna and feel unpretentious yet very much on-trend. Service is kind and friendly while being exceptionally professional.

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Grand Powers – Location

Right in the heart of the “Golden Triangle” delineated by the Champs-Élysées, George V, and Montaigne avenues. This is one of Paris’s chicest areas and the center of high-end shopping. It’s a 15-minute walk (0.7 mile) to the Arc de Triomphe and 10 minutes (0.5 mile) in the other direction to the Grand Palais. Cafes, restaurants, and bars are all around.

  • Address: 52 Rue François 1st
  • Nearest Metro: Franklin D Roosevelt, George V, and Alma-Marceau.
  • Taxi: Airport taxis to central Paris are charged at a flat rate. Fare from Charles de Gaulle Airport is €55, fare from Orly Airport is €35.
  • Private Transfer: We use and recommend Welcome Pickups car service. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more than a taxi – about €61 from CDG and €57 from Orly, but can be worth it to avoid the long taxi queue and for the convenience of paying ahead.

Grand Powers – The Basics

  • Ages: Children are very welcome and given a Paris scrapbook on arrival with stickers for the major sites. 25 of the 50 rooms can connect with each other, so it’s a great address for families.
  • View: All the rooms on the third floor and above on the Rue Francois 1er side of the hotel have views of the Eiffel Tower. The higher up the room, the more tower you get in the view. The Rue Pierre Charron side of the hotel has nice views over Paris rooftops.
  • Parking: No parking on-site, but the hotel offers a parking concierge service to a nearby parking garage.
  • Extras: This hotel is very pet friendly and provides doggie cupcakes, pet beds, and water dishes for Fido.
  • When to Book: June is the busiest month, but the world has yet to discover this newly remodeled gem and you can still get last-minute bookings most of the time.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +33 1 4723 9105
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Grand Powers – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: The luxurious Thala Spa offers several treatments using Dermalogica products.
  • Fitness Center: Fully-equipped fitness center.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: There’s a beautiful jacuzzi, sauna, and hammam in the spa room.

Grand Powers – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Café 52 (7 am-9 pm) is designed to be chic yet laid-back and comfortable. Dishes follow suit with lots of simple yet expertly prepared healthy choices such as salads, poke bowls, and crowd-pleasing international options from croque monsieur to club sandwiches. Pastries are provided by the famous Master Pastry Chef Christophe Michalak. $$.
  • Lounge/Bar: There’s a full bar within Café 52 that serves excellent cocktails. Every Thursday night there’s live music and free tapas.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. Good buffet breakfast with a selection of hot dishes available between 8 am and 10.30 am; €23 per person.
  • Room Service: 24-hour room service available.

Grand Powers – Rooms

  • Room Types: Superior • Deluxe • Deluxe Executive • Junior Suite • Elegant Junior Suite • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Guests can smoke on balconies but not indoors.
  • Best Room: The Elegant Junior Suite has the best views of the Eiffel Tower and is by the far the most spacious, however, it doesn’t have a balcony.

Grand Powers – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • La Belle Ferronnière – Classic, large French corner bistro with plenty of sidewalk seating.
  • Bistro Marbeuf – Bustling bistro with classic food in a convenient location for shopping.
  • Restaurant Chez Andre – Traditional French Brasserie with crisp white tablecloths and an intimate, neighborhood feel.
  • L’Avenue – Popular, busy, international-inspired dishes and a good place to look for celebrities and people-watch.
  • Ginger – Beloved Indochina-inspired gem with indoor or patio seating and exquisite cocktails.
  • Le Boudoir – High-end patisserie that’s like a boutique of sweet style.
  • Substance – The best restaurant in the vicinity with gorgeous, modern décor and superb French gastronomy inspired by the chef’s Eastern French origins.
  • 86 Champs – Froufrou, elegant-modern patisserie serving amazing macarons.
  • Flora Danica – Danish brewery and restaurant, especially good for its Nordic style fish dishes. Lovely terrace seating in summer.
  • 24 Le Restaurant – Creative French gastronomy, very popular with locals. Service and food are excellent.
  • Mini Palais – Next to the Grand Palais, this is an elegant place for a meal or afternoon tea.

Best Nearby Cafes

  • Bert’s – Simple sandwiches, soups, and coffee are a nice change after eating rich food – light on the pocket book too.
  • Pret a Manger – Salads, espresso, breakfast sandwiches, and light meals to eat in or take-away.
  • Ladurée – Beautiful French Art de Vivre décor, amazing pastries, and a fabulous place for afternoon tea.

Best Nearby Bars and Breweries

  • Au Bureau – Friendly pub to stop aprés shopping for a beer and a burger.
  • Le Bar – Luxurious bar to see and be seen at the Four Seasons Hotel.
  • Gentlemen 1919 – Pass the barbershop to this dimly-lit cocktail bar that feels like a Speakeasy.

Nearby Clubs, Cinemas, and Live Music

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • Hermes – One of the longer-running Parisian fashion designers is still hot as ever.
  • Dior – Modern French high fashion with a great showroom that’s always fun to browse.
  • Givenchy – Find the latest pieces from the beloved Paris fashion house here.
  • À la Mere de Famille – Paris’s oldest chocolate shop founded in 1761 – beautiful décor and delicious sweets.
  • Chanel – Classic French style that never goes out of fashion.
  • Saint Laurent – The quintessential haute couture Parisian design house.
  • Barbara Bui – Paris designer with Japanese influence. This is one of her 3 Paris boutiques selling clothes, shoes, and handbags.
  • Cartier – For jewelry that inevitably goes with all the haute couture you just bought.

Nearby Attractions

  • Champs-Elysées – Paris’s most famous boulevard, choc-full of upscale shopping, restaurants, and cinemas. Many of Paris’s most important events take place here, including the finish of the Tour de France bicycle race.
  • Palais de la Decouverte – Science museum with permanent exhibits such as a glass man with colored veins and more showing the working of the human body, a planetarium, and a rat maze. Also lots of temporary exhibits. Great for kids.
  • Grand Palais – A striking, grand, and ornate building housing exhibits, an event hall, and an art museum. During the 2024 Summer Olympics, the taekwondo and fencing events will be held here.
  • Paris Museum of Modern Art – Stark yet beautiful building holding masterpieces from the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Petit Palais – Another outrageous building, just across from the Grand Palais with a museum containing elegant sculptures and historical art. And what’s amazing about it is that it’s free.
  • Arc de Triomphe – One of the best known landmarks in the city. Wander over to admire it from below or buy a ticket to go to the top for views over Paris.

Nearby Market or Grocery

Grand Powers – The Hotel

The hotel is located in an elegant district.

Grand Powers sits on the corner in one of Paris’s most elegant districts.

The service is exceptional.

Service is professional but exceptionally friendly and pleasant.

The lobby is very stylish, just like the hotel.

The lobby has as much style as the rest of the hotel and inspires lingering.

The lobby has a small well-stocked bar.

Sit at the tiny but well-stocked bar for a cocktail or glass of wine on your way in or out of the hotel.

Café 52 is a casual meeting place.

Café 52 is casual and easy to hang out in.

Rooms offer romantic Parisian views.

Even the street views are romantic, especially from a patio with a wrought iron railing.

Floors have different color themes.

Each floor has a different color scheme, from teal to maroon.

The top floor Elegant room offers great Eiffel Tower views.

The Elegant is a room on the top floor with a wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower.

Heritage decor is visible throughout the hotel.

The blending of the heritage features with mid-century modern works beautifully throughout the hotel.

The views improve as you go higher.

The higher the floor, the more of the Eiffel Tower you’ll see. This is from one of the lower rooms.

The spacious bathrooms are made of fine marble.

Bathrooms are fine marble, spacious, and incredibly luxurious.

Junior Suite Prestige rooms are spacious and bright.

The Junior Suite Prestige rooms range from 38 to 47 square meters and feel spacious and bright.

The small gym is well-equipped.

There’s a small but very well-equipped gym.

The spa is very dreamy.

Take a break in the dreamy spa area.

Excellent Philosykos bath products are in all the rooms.

Bathrooms feature gorgeously scented Philosykos bath products.

The Executive Deluxe rooms are very popular.

While each room in a certain category is similar, the change in color makes them feel dramatically different.

Even the small rooms are spacious.

Even the smaller rooms have more space and light than many Parisian hotel rooms.

The luxurious bathrooms have an art deco design.

Bathrooms blend art deco and modern for a luxurious style.

Drinks on the room terraces are very popular.

There’s nothing better than a drink on your terrace overlooking the streets of Paris.

Petit Palais and Grand Champs-Elysées are within walking distance.

You can take the quieter back street of Rue Francois 1er and its upscale boutiques to get to Petit Palais or the busy Grand Champs-Elysées. Both take about 15 minutes.

Mini Palais is great for tea or meals.

Take the same route to Petit Palais to get to Mini Palais for tea or a meal. Afterwards, the banks of the Seine are just across the street.

Theatre du Rond-Point features French plays.

Turn left on Rue Francois 1er just out of the hotel, then left on Ave Montaigne, and pass tons of upscale shops before getting to this theater at the roundabout.

L'Avenue is a charming corner restaurant.

Take a left out the front door and walk 4 minutes down Rue Francois 1er to the charming L’Avenue restaurant on the corner.

A Dior boutique is within walking distance.

Take a left out the front door, walk 5 minutes down Rue Francois 1er, cross the street, and find the fabulous Dior boutique.

Prêt a Manger is just around the corner.

Prêt a Manger is literally around the corner from the hotel, a 1-minute walk for a quick snack.

Bistro Marbeuf serves a classic menu.

One minute from the hotel on the corner of Rue Marbeuf is the classic Bistro Marbeuf.

Bert's around the corner is great for drinks.

Again, around the corner but this time turn right out the hotel door to find Bert’s, a perfect spot to grab a drink.

86 Champs is known for its amazing macarons.

Head up to the Champs-Elysées, cross over, and turn right to grab a macaron or bite to eat at 86 Champs, a delightfully pink and bubbly spot – 8-minute walk.

Au Bureau bar is close by.

The little Au Bureau bar is a 2-minute walk, around the corner on Rue Pierre Charron.

Ladurée serves great teas and pastries.

Three minutes from the hotel, right on the corner of the Champs Elysées, don’t miss a stop at Ladurée for tea and pastries.

Le Boudoir is a high-end patisserie nearby.

Craving sweets? The pastries at Le Boudoir almost look too good to eat. To get there, walk 7 minutes down Rue Marbeuf.

Galeries Lafayette is a popular shopping center.

It’s a 5-minute walk down Rue Marbeuf and just across the street on the Champs-Elysées to get just about anything at the Galeries Lafayette shopping center.

Gaumont theater is popular for watching the latest movies.

Walk 5 minutes down Rue Marbeuf, then left on the Champs-Elysées, if you’re hankering to watch a blockbuster film.

Flora Danica is known for its excellent Nordic menu.

For some good Nordic food, go down any street to get to the Champs-Elysées, turn left for a total walk of around 8 minutes, and you’ll arrive at the lovely Flora Danica.

Chez André close by is a traditional French brasserie.

The neighborhood brasserie, Chez André, is a 3-minute walk from the hotel, just around the corner on Rue Marbeuf.

La Belle Ferronnière is a classic Parisian bistro nearby.

Go out the door, turn right, cross the street, and you can hang out at a sidewalk table at the classic Parisian café, La Belle Ferronnière.

Arc de Triomphe is within walking distance of the hotel.

You can see the Arc de Triomphe from just about anywhere on the Champs-Elysées. It’s a 15-minute walk to the landmark from the front door of the hotel. Check rates and availability: Grand Powers

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