While in Paris, John, George and I stayed at the Prince de Galles. We had a truly fabulous stay and thoroughly enjoyed our time at the hotel. The property is a part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection and is fresh off of a two-year, $100M renovation. The hotel is a stunning Art Deco masterpiece and my photos don’t do it justice!
When we arrived in Paris after a wonderful stay (and upgrade!) at the Park Tower Knightsbridge in London, we honestly prepared ourselves for the worst — a very small room with no extra space. Most Parisian rooms are small and cramped, so we weren’t really expecting much. To our delight, our expectations were exceeded and we were far from disappointed.
Location The hotel is located on Avenue George V, next to the Four Seasons Hotel in the 8th arrondissement. The hotel is a few blocks from the Champs Élysées and is within walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and many other popular tourist destinations. Needless to say, this is a high-end part of town with lots of luxury stores (ex. Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, etc.) and great restaurants nearby. There are also stores like H&M and Top Shop nearby, so it’s not super fancy everywhere you look. The Crazy Horse, an infamous Parisian cabaret, is just down the street so…there is something for everyone nearby the hotel. Ha! Ha!
Customer Service — Service at the hotel is fantastic. Aside from a strangely unhelpful member of the concierge staff, everyone at the hotel treated us professionally and with such warmness. We were consistently addressed by name and always asked if anything could be done to improve upon our stay. As I mentioned in my daily posts for this trip, the hotel also gifted us with several special treats during out stay, including champagne and chocolate upon our arrival.
Accommodations — The hotel has 115 rooms and 44 suites and we stayed in an Art Deco Deluxe room on the hotel’s 8th floor. Our room was the last room on our floor and we had unparalleled levels of privacy and silence. Our room was spacious and we had plenty of room for our baby gear, luggage, clothes and purchases that we made along the way. We also had enough storage space to keep all of our things out of sight. We stored our stroller in the room entryway – giving George plenty of space to explore the room without worrying about him tripping.
Amenities — Much like the Park Tower Knightsbridge, the hotel offered us a crib, high-chair, bottle warmer and baby bath tub at check-in. Needless to say, these complimentary amenities were welcomed by us and put to good use. The hotel has a great bar and casual restaurant, along with a more formal dining restaurant (La Scene). We only ate at the casual restaurant during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed our food. We also enjoyed the in-room dining service more times than I should admit. We did not use them, but the hotel also has a spa, a gym and a business center.
Member Recognition — As Platinum members, we were offered complimentary breakfast for two in the hotel restaurant, in addition to 500 points for our stay. The hotel generously extended this amenity to include room service, allowing us to eat our platinum breakfast in our room.
Family Friendliness — The hotel is very family friendly, as shown by the many families at the hotel during our stay. In addition to offering many child-related items during our stay (including the baby products they placed in his crib), hotel staff went out of their way to make sure that George was taken care of and looked after.
We will gladly stay at this hotel in the future and readily recommend it to family and friends.