The Peninsula Paris – Hotel Review

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: December 13, 2018

Paris luxury hotel near the Champs Elysee

The Peninsula Hotel in Paris’ 16th Arondissement.

The Peninsula Paris sits in a peaceful location in the 16th, a short stroll from the Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe. Opened in August 2014, the Peninsula has a refined, contemporary air while incorporating state of the art technology. Each room comes with a custom Samsung tablet that controls everything from room temperature to TV to room service. Printer/scanner/copiers and electric nail dryers come standard in every room. Each room also has a “valet box” – a discreet compartment within the dressing area where you can place laundry (to be washed) or shoes (to be shined) and an attentive staffer will whisk them away through a special access panel. Morning newspaper deliveries are made in the same unobtrusive way. But the most amazing detail of The Peninsula is the view. Dining at the rooftop restaurant L’Oiseau Blanc, patrons will be treated to an incredible view of the Eiffel Tower while enjoying Michelin-worthy cuisine. Guests who are lucky enough to book the Katara Suite have their own private rooftop garden complete with sweeping views of all the major landmarks in Paris.

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The Peninsula Paris – The Basics

  • Location: Central 16th arrondissement location, in a charming, quieter tree-lined neighborhood two blocks from the Arc de Triomphe. Ten-minute walk to the Champs Élysées, 16 minutes to the luxury shops of Avenue Montaigne, and 23 minutes to the Eiffel Tower. The nearest Metro stop is Kléber (Line 6).
  • Ages: The Peninsula is family-friendly. Rooms are spacious, and there’s a great pool. Cribs, baby tubs, and baby bath products are provided for infants. Kids eat free (off the kids’ menu) when dining with their parents. Through the Peninsula’s “Family Time with Disney” Package, families can get an adjoining room at 50% off for kids under 12, which will be filled with Disney-themed toys, treats, and costumes. “Peninsula Academy” plans fun activities like chocolate making, fantasy football, and day at the Opera – though these are not complimentary. Babysitting can be arranged through the concierge.
  • Pet Policy: The Peninsula Paris welcomes pets. Well-behaved dogs stay for no extra fee, and receive a bed and personalized blanket, as well as a special welcome basket full of dog food, water, toy and a name tag.
  • View: The rooftop restaurant has 360° views over Paris.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Wi-fi is complimentary for all guests.
  • Parking: Valet parking is available in an on-site underground garage for €50/day.
  • Nice Perks: Chauffered limousines, a vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Mini Cooper S Clubman hardtops, and BMW 7 Series sedans are available for in-town transportation. The “Peninsula Academy” creates custom behind-the-scenes Parisian excursions and activites for adults and families (for an extra charge). Electric bikes are available to borrow. Tablet-controlled curtains, lights, and television; in-vanity nail dryers; Oscar de la Renta bath amenities.
  • Phone: +33 (0)1 58 12 28 88
  • Email: [email protected]
  • When To Book: Book months in advance for high and shoulder season travel, several weeks in advance for mid-winter.
  • How To Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.

The Peninsula Paris – Amenities

  • Pool: Beautiful 20m indooor pool with floor-to-ceiling waterfall. Open 6:30am – 10:00pm daily.
  • Spa: The Peninsula Spa has 6 treatment booths, 2 private suites, 2 hot tubs, saunas, hammams, and experience showers. Treatments are French/Asian blend, and begin in the Asian Tea Lounge. A healthy spa dining menu is also offered. Open 9:00am – 9:00pm daily.
  • Fitness Center: The Peninsula’s 24 hour fitness center features LifeFitness brand cardio and weight machines, medicine balls, personal training, and free weights. Yoga and coach-led classes are offered daily.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None

The Peninsula Paris – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Four in-house restaurants: Lili serves gourmet Cantonese cuisine for lunch and dinner, L’Oiseau Blanc rooftop restaurants specializes in seasonal French fine dining (lunch and dinner) and has amazing views – reserve in advance, Le Lobby offers French/International breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, and weekend brunch in a beautiful Belle Epoque dining room. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea are also served seasonally on the outoor Kléber Terrace restaurant. For €600/person (plus €150 a piece for wine pairings), guests can dine at the Secret Table, the ultimate private and romantic rooftop location with incredible Eiffel Tower reviews. The Secret Table must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Lounge/Bar: The Peninsula has three bars: the opulent Bar Kléber, the cigar lounge, and Le Rooftop, a beautiful rooftop cocktail bar with panoramic city views.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. Served in Le Lobby and on the Kléber Terrace from 7am-10:30am on weekdays, and from 7am-11am on weekends.
  • Room Service: 24 hour room service is available.

The Peninsula Paris – Rooms

  • Room Types: Superior Room • Deluxe Room • Junior Suite • Superior Suite • Deluxe Suite • Grand Premier Suite • Rooftop Garden Suite • The Katara Suite • The Historic Suite • The Peninsula Suite • List of all rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Non-smoking rooms available.
  • Best Room: The 6th floor Katara Suite sleeps 3 and features a 90 sqm terrace and a private rooftop garden with spectacular views. An extra bedroom can be connected to the Katara Suite to form a two-bedroom suite.

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The Peninsula Paris – The Hotel

The Peninsula Hotel’s main entrance is on posh Avenue Kléber in Paris’ 16th arrondissement.

Its grand reception area features design elements that are repeated throughout the hotel’s common areas, such as polished marble floors…

…wide, airy corridors…

…and stylish seating nooks.

There are also a few luxury shops on site, located just off the lobby.

The beautiful Le Lobby restaurant is located on the Peninsula’s main floor.

Its Belle Epoque dining room is accented with tall palms, and features an elegant marble bar.

Le Lobby serves traditional French and International breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea, as well as brunch service on Sundays.

The same menu is served seasonally just outside of Le Lobby, on the hotel’s Kléber Terrace, looking out over the wide avenue of the same name.

Also on the hotel’s main floor, their Cantonese restaurant, Lili, offers gourmet Cantonese cuisine for lunch and dinner.

In addition to its grand main dining space, Lili also features a smaller dining room…

…and intimate booth seating.

The Peninsula’s historic Bar Kléber is one of two bars on site. It is located on the main floor, and is open from noon to 2am daily.

Fun fact: the Paris Peace Accords were signed here in 1973, ending the Vietnam War.

To access the hotel’s second bar, take the elevator up to the 6th floor…

…to Le Rooftop, which serves cocktails, snacks, and sandwiches from noon to 1am.

Le Rooftop also features comfortable lounge-style seating…

…and panoramic city views.

…including peek-a-boo views of the Eiffel Tower.

Also on the 6th floor, but inside, find L’Oiseau Blanc, the hotel’s spectacular fine dining restaurant with its glass-domed atrium and spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower. (In the evening, the blinds are opened for unobstructed views.)

The aviation-themed L’Oiseau Blanc is named for an historic biplane, a 75% size model of which hovers next to the restaurant.

At Peninsula’s side entrance, on Avenue des Portugais, you’ll find valet parking attendants, as well as various luxury vehicles for chauffered guest transportation…

…including a vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom II.

Those looking for a more pedestrian way to get around will find the Kléber Metro station just around the corner, a 1-minute walk from the hotel.

The Peninsula Paris is located two blocks from the Arc de Triomphe, an 8-minute walk from the hotel to the Arc entrance.

The Trocadero’s amazing Eiffel Tower views are an easy 13-minute walk south.

Opposite the river from the Trocadero (crossing on the Pont d’Iéna) is a popular spot for catching Seine tour boats. This is one from Vedettes de Paris. (22-minute walk.)

Palais Galliera, the City of Paris Fashion Museum, is 14-minutes south of the hotel….

…with the Palais de Tokyo exhibition space just across the street.

From the hotel, a 15-minute walk southeast will take you to Avenue Montaigne’s luxury fashion houses like Louis Vuitton…

…and Dior.

For fine dining outside of the hotel, walk 11-minutes east to Le Cinq at the Four Seasons, which has earned 3 Michelin stars for its modern take on French cuisine.

Or for a more casual, yet still elevated option, head out for Wagyu beef hamburgers at Baagaa. 11 minutes south.

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