This is full of history and historical monument of France. I must admit once worked here in finance dept. Part of the Intercontinental HOtels Group of Windsor, UK
It is what Paris is all about, let me tell you a bit on it. The hotel was built between 1861-1682 in time for the Universal Exposition of 1867. Exactly on May 5 1862 it was open at same time as the mythical resto next to it,and enjoyable as well the Café de la Paix with a great event that included music by Jacques Offenbach and in the presence of the Emperatrice Eugénie (Napoleon III).
From Victor Hugo and EMile Zola, to others like Maupassant, Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust, Marlène Dietrich to Jean Reno, from Nijinski to Patrick Dupont, from Tchaïkovski to the Black Eyed Peas,and myself lol! all have enjoyed this jewel of Paris.
It used to belong to a private French family from 1890; then the Intercontinental Hotels Group buys it in 1985; and I came to it in 2004 to 2006. The ICH chain renovates the hotel in a Second Empire look, from the bottom up. The décoration of its 470 rooms plus 72 suites are done with themes of the Opera, Music, and dance. The salon or banquet rooms are all monument historic done by the architect Charles Garnier, the same who did the Opera across the street.
Unique Quality: history, class, service, views, grand area, the ambiance, the people, all is the PARIS we all dream.
Directions: RER Auber is closest but right off Opera Paris.
Just come back from my stay in Le Grand Paris, where I took my wife for our 30th wedding anniversary. What a lovely hotel.
Just 1.5km from Gard de Nord and adjacent to the Opera Metro (which is cheap(€1.5 per trip), clean, reliable....) An ideal location for sightseeing Paris.
Hotel is very large, but thanks to the corridors having their own names, finding rooms is easy.
I used Priority points for my stay (40,000 per night) as I would never pay the rates the hotel are asking (€6 - 700 per night) even for my anniversary! The "Classic" room you get is more than adequate - clean, bright with a large bathroom. Maids are very good and carry out a turn-down service in the evening, at which they even change the towels.
Who would pay €37 each for a continental breakfast when there are numerous cafes within walking distance wher eyou can buy TWO breakfasts of similar quality for only €8??
Rue d'Italians has countless restaurants to accommodate any discerning palate. Plat de Jour at many may look good value, but quantity and quality is far less than main menu.
A great base for looking around Paris, watch out for the mad drivers/bikers and enjoy. Use Priority points unless you have a fat wallet!!
Well located hotel with attentive staff. The (upgraded) room was large and the bed great. The hotel was close to most all of the sights. I have recommended this hotel since our stay in Feb 2006
Unique Quality: A nice little bar off the lobby for an intimate drink. The Westin bed was great. The staff was responsive.
Can't go wring staying there... This hotel is like a palace. The service is amazing. The rooms are good size, the food is delicious. I ordered room service and they brought me a big plate of pastries complimentary. The onion soup was perfect. I went to the spa for a massage and it was very relaxing. It is also the perfect location, close to shopping, Opera, attractions, restos, and metro.
Directions: Opera, 8th
I work in travel, I have visited the hotel many times for the day on fam trips to Paris with my clients.
Compared to other so called 5 star hotels you would be hard pushed to find a better all round hotel for location, style and service.
I was lucky enough to stay the night this year and I can understand why my clients go back time after time, the rooms have a great French feel mixing very well with the state of the art TV/entertainment system the clients demand these days.
The Cafe de la paix is a must, breakfast was expensive but very very good, try and get yourself breakfast incl in your rate.
Unique Quality: The Atrium and the ballroom with the most amazing celling I have ever seen in a hotel
Directions: 10 minute walk from the Place de la concorde
Service: ***** Very professional and friendly.
Facilities: **** Recently had a BIG renovation (2003) Superb, but no gym at the moment.
Also pool would be nice.
Amenities: ***** Everything ya need and some.
Location: ***** Great central location. The airport bus, Roissybus, stops right outside the hotel across the street and costs around 9 euros per person.
Unique Quality: The Club level is 3rd floor, and in the 5th floor there is a unique 2-story club lounge for only the guests staying in club floor. There is always something to eat (gourmet-snacks etc), soft drinks, pastries, cocktails.. something all-day. If you can find a club room rate just a little higher than a normal room, get it. It's well worth it!
Directions: It's very easy to find the hotel when coming from CDG airport with the Roissybus. The trip takes about 1 hour. The bus stops in Paris only here and when you step outside, you see the hotel!
The old Intercontinental has been recently renovated to its former grandeur. The photo-collage shows the lobby and the magnificent ballroom. Cafe de la Paix is in this hotel. The lobby bar is a nice place to sit with a drink to enjoy the elegant ambience.
Unique Quality: I am partial to the lobby atrium -- although the ballroom should be visited if it is open.
If you want to stay in a convenient location here in Paris, you may wish to try the LE GRAND INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, located just opposite the Opera Garnier and a 1-minute walk to Galeries Lafayette, Mark's & Spencer and Printemps. We were very fortunate that we got a really good rate at this hotel. And what's more, we were upgraded (yes!) to a junior suite facing Boulevard Haussman! I guess that is the only thing that's 'inexpensive' and within our budget here in Paris....
Unique Quality: Everything else in Paris and especially at this hotel is VERY, VERY expensive!!!
For example, my girlfriend and I had to think TEN times whether to eat breakfast at the hotel (€25, I believe) or drink a cup of hot chocolate (€5). Don't even get me started on the cost of room service.
This opulent 100+ year old hotel is wonderfully and strategically located just next to the Opera Garnier. Even if you don't stay here, you must come at least once to marvel at the brightly decorated Belle Epoque-style lobby!
And yes - that's us (Shirley & moi) at the main entrance of the hotel. We were just about to leave the hotel to explore the city of Paris.
P.S. This is my girlfriend's first visit to Paris. Noticed the star-struck look on her face? ;-) (You know, I'm really gonna get killed for writing this).
Directions: Located directly opposite the opulent Opera Garnier House. The hotel is also a 3-minute walk to Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussman and the Metro subway. Very central.
Le Grand Hotel Intercontinental Paris
Le Grand Hotel Courtoisiere
Our daughter & family at Grand Hotel des Balcons
Is it a good place to stay?
I'm looking for a 5stars hotel with good location
You won't find a five star hotel in Paris as we only have four star hotels or four-star luxe which would fit what you are looking for. The location of this one is great.
Hotel Nuit Saint George - just a few steps from Champs Elysee
Try the Hotel Cambon, http://www.hcambon.com/ It is a nice and confortable 4 stars hotel located near The Concorde Place and The Madeleine place. From steps to the Louvre museum and the champs elysees avenue. A great location , in a calm street, neat the metro Station Concorde, in front of the Tuileries Garden. The hotel was recently fully renovated. The woman at the reception is a nice person.
I hope it will be helpfull
I assume you're asking for opinions on the Le Grand Intercontinental. I've stayed there and enjoyed it very much. The room could have been a bit bigger though. The interior of the hotel has been recently re-furbished and is very nice to say the least. The location is great as well with the Opera Metro station right there and it's a short walk to the Louvre, ect. However, Paris does have 4 star hotels that are considered better than this one, such as the George V and even Intercontinental's other Paris hotel which is closer to the Place de Concorde and the center of Paris. At the same time, I bet you can get a better deal on the rate with this one.
Have a look at Hotel Beau Manoir a very very nice hotel in the 8th, it is centrally located not far from Champs Elysees and from Opera...on the right bank of Paris.It is a 4 star but you will have a better idea by visiting the website of the hotel: http://www.hotelbeaumanoir.com
Enjoy your trip!
31 Av George V, 8th Arr., Paris
43 avenue Bugeaud, Paris
19 rue du Champ de Mars, Paris
28 Place des Vosges, Paris
Latest Paris hotel reviews
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
Address: 2, Rue Scribe, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75009, France