The Plaza Athénée Paris – Hotel Review

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: August 9, 2018

The Plaza hotel in Paris

Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris’ 8th Arondissement.

For over 100 years, the Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris has defined the Parisian luxury hotel experience. One of Paris’s eight officially-designated “palace” hotels – a distinction given only to the most esteemed 5-star establishments, the Plaza Athenée exemplifies the crème de la crème of Parisian high life: from its location on genteel Avenue Montaigne to its Louis XVI and art deco-style rooms done in damask and silk, to its acclaimed (3-star Michelin) restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, with its suspension of Swarovski crystals that float over the dining room. Its great central location makes for easy walks to some of Paris’ most iconic sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Grand Palais, and Tuileries Gardens.

Plaza Athénée Paris – The Basics

  • Location: Central 8th arrondissement location right on Avenue Montaigne, the epicenter of luxury shopping in Paris. Walkable to many of the best sights: Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, and Paris Museum of Modern Art.
  • Ages: All ages are welcome. Kids receive child-sized romes and slippers, as well as a teddy bear in the hotel’s signature red. There is an on-site ice rink in the winter, kid-centric activities like Easter egg hunts,a family concierge during common school holidays, and kids menus. There are many connecting rooms, and rollaway beds can be added for €100/night. Babysitting services can be arranged in advance through the concierge.
  • Pet Policy: One dog up to 13 lbs is allowed for an additional fee of €100 per stay, plus a one-time €100 cleaning fee. No cats.
  • View: Great city views from many rooms of Avenue Montaigne and the Eiffel Tower. Many rooms overlook the hotel’s courtyard garden.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Parking: Valet parking is available for €45/night.
  • Nice Perks: Seasonal ice skating rink. Complimentary newspaper. In-room iPad control. Guerlain bath amenities. Packing and unpacking service available on request. Private tours of the hotel’s wine cellar that houses over 35,000 bottles of wine.
  • Phone: +33 (0)1 53 67 66 65
  • Email: [email protected]
  • When To Book: Book months in advance, especially for high travel periods of late spring through early fall, late December, and school holidays.
  • 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.

Plaza Athénée Paris – Amenities

  • Pool: No swimming pool.
  • Spa: The Dior Institut au Plaza Athénée Spa has five treatment rooms (one double), a manicure/pedicure suite, steam room, sauna, and relaxation room; it offers face and body treatments, massage, and microabrasion. Open dailiy 10am to 8pm.
  • Fitness Center: The spa’s excellent fitness center includes cardio machines, free weights, and a boxing machine. Personal training is available on request. The fitness center, sauna, and hammam are open to hotel guests from 7am to 10pm daily.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Royal Suite features private steam rooms and Jacuzzi tubs.

Plaza Athénée Paris – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: The Plaza Athénée has five great restaurants. Alain Ducasse at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée boasts three Michelin stars, and offers a menu centered around fish, vegetables, and grains in a stunning surrounding. Le Relais Plaza is a traditional Parisian brasserie with monthly live music events. La Galerie serves an elegant breakfast, brunch, and afternoon tea – to the accompaniment of live harp music. La Cour Jardin is a charming outdoor courtyard that’s open seasonally for lunch and dinner. La Terrasse Montaigne is an outdoor terrace restaurant that serves lunch and dinner right on posh Avenue Montaigne – open seasonally from March to October.
  • Lounge/Bar: The hotel bar has an elegant modern design, inspired cocktail menu, and often a live DJ. Open 6pm-2am.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. Served in a breakfast room of the main restaurant (or in your room) from 7-11am, or in La Galerie restaurant from 8-11:30am daily. Sunday brunch is served from 11:30am to 2:15pm.
  • Room Service: 24-hour room service.

Plaza Athénée Paris – Rooms

  • Room Types: Classic Single Room • Superior Room • Deluxe Room • Deluxe Room with Avenue Montaigne View • Junior Suite • Junior Suite with Avenue Montaigne View • Deluxe Junior Suite • Prestige Junior Suite • Superior Suite • Deluxe Suite • Prestige Suite • Presidential Suite • l’Appartement • Duplex • Eiffel Suite • Haute Couture Suite • Signature Eiffel Suite • Royal Suite • List of all rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Non-smoking rooms available by request.
  • Best Room: The Royal Suite includes 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 drawing rooms, office, kitchen, steam room & jacuzzi, and balconies that offer incredible views of avenue Montaigne and the Eiffel Tower.

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