Hôtel Le Meurice

228 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France
1st Arr. (Musée du Louvre/Les Halles)

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Hotel Description

Nicknamed “The Hotel of Kings,” the Meurice has played host to everyone from Queen Victoria and the Maharajah of Jaipur to the King and Queen of Spain. For more than a hundred years the Meurice has been, for many, the quintessential French hotel. Reflecting its uninterrupted attachment to the French art of living, Le Meurice is a magical, serene place, where the refined splendors of 18th-century architecture meet the latest in contemporary comfort and elegance. It was the place you went to for Brillat-Savarin-esque banquets and to sip tea in the red velvet salon.

And since its renovation, the Meurice has taken Frenchness to new heights. Waiters swish by with their noses in the air. If you order a simple piece of toast, expect it to come on an enormous silver trolley. Here, too, as the seasons pass, are born the creations of Yannick Alleno, the chef of the renowned restaurant, Le Meurice. Drawing his inspiration from the gastronomical treasures that abound in the Parisian region, this young French chef adds a daring touch to traditional dishes, creating a delicious, and whimsical link between past and present. The spa meanwhile offers treatments using grapeseed oil from nothing less than Château Lafite grapes.

Purists miss the slightly dilapidated elegance of its former incarnation but it's hard not to be impressed by the massive entrance across from the Tuileries and the marble interior with its chandeliers and priceless mosaic floors. The restaurant is one of the most beautiful in the city, three-tiered candelabras illuminating the heavy damask tablecloths and Limoges porcelain. And every room is packed to the gills with an excess of old master paintings, Oriental rugs, Louis XV, XVI and Empire furniture. Bathrooms are enormous and marble, with tubs that fill in the blink of an eye, and super-sized showers that sport high speed jets.

You’ll find that the Frenchness of the Meurice extends to the staff as well. Service is Gallic in both efficiency (very efficient) and in attitude (a fair bit). Doormen and porters who guard the door are intimidating figures who, with their inscrutable judgment, act as hotel bouncers, deciding who belongs to the Meurice and showing others firmly out. Meanwhile, the concierge will fetch your dry cleaning, fix your cellular telephone, and reserve your theatre tickets. Nonetheless, breakfast in bed at the Meurice is guaranteed to cure any ill. A white-sheeted trolley, a rose on the tray, a lot of silverware and truly ethereal croissants, while the daylight streams gently in. It's the ultimate Parisian experience.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 160 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

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    • 375 ft²/34 m².
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    • 430 ft²/39 m².
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    • 485 ft²/45 m².
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    • 560 ft²/52 m².
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    • 590 ft²/54 m².
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    • 645 ft²/60 m².
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    • 753 ft²/69 m².
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    • 807 ft²/74 m².
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

A credit card guarantee is required at the time of online booking. Your credit card will not be debited.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

12pm,

Check out:

12pm

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