Hotels in Paris Near the Champs Elysee

by Joanne Thomas

The Champs Elysee is perhaps the best-known street in Paris, its name instantly evoking images of bustling cafes, grand architecture and stylish pedestrians. While there are ample lodging options within a short walk of the Champs Elysee, a handful of hotels are located directly on the street or within steps of it. These hotels represent some of the finest in the city.

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Hotel Fouquet's Barriere

Hotel Fouquet's Barriere, which boasts a coveted location at the corner of the Champs Elysees and Avenue George V, is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. Its exceptional hospitality includes personalized 24-hour butler service for every guest and state-of-the-art guest room amenities such as a scanner, printer and copier integrated into the work desk. A total of 107 guest rooms and 40 suites are available, all with plasma-screen televisions and a spacious dressing room. Guests have four dining options on site: the lounge-style Lucian Bar, which offers live music and appetizers with fine wines and signature cocktails; the sophisticated Restaurant Le Diane; La Galerie Joy, a tea room overlooking a formal garden; and Le Fouquet's, a cosmopolitan brasserie with a terrace bar.

Le Claridge Champs-Elysees

The 110-room Le Claridge Champs-Elysees, a Paris landmark built in 1914, counts Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald and Marlene Dietrich among its previous guests and presents an ambiance of nostalgic glamor. All of its accommodations are residential-style apartments and range from studio to three-bedroom options. Guest rooms offer views of the classical facades and rooftops of historic Paris or the manicured gardens of the Champs Elysees. Luxurious touches include spacious living rooms with plush sofas and satellite televisions, marble bathrooms and granite kitchen counters. Guests have access to a fitness suite, business center and laundry room. Taxi and chauffeur services are available.

Hotel Elysee Park

Hotel Elysee Park, set on a quiet street parallel to the Champs Elysees, is a 30-room boutique hotel. A tube station and several major tourist attractions are within walking distance, including the Arc de Triomphe. Guest rooms are bright and unfussy in decor, with cable televisions and mini bars. Room-only and bed-and-breakfast rates are available, with breakfasts served in a cozy brick alcove. Staff at the hotel's reception are happy to recommend local restaurants and attractions.

Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees

The seven-floor, 174-room Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees, which underwent an extensive renovation in 2009, is classically elegant in style. Its guest rooms and suites boast soft down bedding, marble-clad bathrooms, plush bathrobes, flat-screen televisions and iPod docking stations. The most spacious option is an 807-square-foot, one-bedroom executive suite with a separate living room and floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel offers high-end services and amenities such as foreign currency exchange, shoeshine, complimentary daily newspapers, a concierge desk and limousine service. There are two on-site restaurants: Le Restaurant, which offers gourmet French cuisine and indoor or outdoor seating, and the casual Marriott Square. There's also a bar in the grand atrium lobby.

About the Author

A writer of diverse interests, Joanne Thomas has penned pieces about road trips for Hyundai, children's craft projects for Disney and wine cocktails for Robert Mondavi. She has lived on three continents and currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is co-owner and editor of a weekly newspaper. Thomas holds a BSc in politics from the University of Bristol, England.

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