We liked the hotel’s excellent location facing the Place de la Concorde, one of the more prominent squares of Paris. The staff we encountered were service oriented and friendly. We particularly liked our spacious first floor Presidential Suite which was pretty and well appointed (including complimentary high speed internet access and WiFi).
We also liked that within the hotel there were two restaurants to choose from including Les Ambassadeurs, its gourmet restaurant and an old favorite. There was also a cozy tea room, a business center, a top floor fitness center and a well stocked luxury boutique.
The Hotel de Crillon, on our short list in the City of Lights, provided a welcoming setting to celebrate the end of year holidays. We look forward to returning to the hotel for a holiday celebration or simply if we are in Paris.
Concierge Jean-François Tizané
General Manager Luc Delafosse
Handicapped Access Yes
Internet Connectivity In our suite there was complimentary high speed internet access and and WiFi. It worked well during our stay.
Location On the place de la Concorde
Owned And Managed Starwood Capital Group
Pets Welcome Yes
Size The 17,000 square meter hotel had 147 rooms and suites housed in five floors and a fitness center on the top floor.
Double wood doors led to the sleeping area decorated in gold tones. Two small beds set against a single wicker headboard that could make a king bed or two single beds were set against the rear wall with matching square shaped wood tables with lamps. There was also a phone on the left night table. A glass framed print hung above the bed. There was a mirrored wall in the back of the room next to the entrance to a large closet with an electronic safe. Across from the closet there was a minibar with chocolate bars, cold beverages including soft drinks, water, wine, fruit juices and Champagne as well as tiny bottles of whisky, Cognac, vodka and other alcoholic beverages. On top there were glass jars of pretzels, pistachios, cashews, mixed nuts, condoms, an adapter, and Annick Goutal 50 milliliter Brumisateur Rosee Splendides humidifier. Across the room from the mirrored wall there was a wall facing glass covered wood desk with a lamp (where we placed our laptop computer) and telephone on it and an armless wood and cloth chair. On the wall above the desk hung a rectangular gold framed mirror.
There was beige and khaki patterned wall to wall carpeting, a high ceiling with a chandelier, a lavender flower patterned love seat that faced a rectangular glass covered black marble table and two cloth and wood gold tone armchairs.
There were two entrances to the suite. Double wood doors marked the main entrance to the suite and a second door led into the closet of the sleeping area. In the living area and in the sleeping area each there were double wood and glass doors leading onto a narrow balcony facing a side street. Privacy was possible thanks to double curtains, gauzy curtains and gray decorative curtains that kept out any prying eyes at night and sunlight during the day. It was mostly quiet inside the room except for the occasional hotel sounds drifting in from the hallway.
From the sleeping area a door led onto a small hallway. To the left of the hallway there was a vanity with a mirror in front of glass and wood doors leading to the balcony. To the right there were identical closets with mirrored doors opposite each other. The entrance to the bathroom was behind double mirrored sliding doors.
Facilities There was a business center, two restaurants, a tea room, a bar, a boutique and a fitness center.
Fitness Center The 75 square meter large fitness center had 10 Technogym and Lifefitness machines.
Other The hotel was listed among the Travel & Leisure 2010 World’s Best Awards. The facade was undergoing renovations and some of the construction noise reached us in our suite.
Date Of Review December 2004 December 2010
Date Opened-Most Recent Renovation The hotel opened in 1909. At the time of our visit the facade of the hotel was being renovated.
Reviewers Article by Elena del Valle
Photos by Gary Cox
Service There was room service twice daily. During the evening turn down service in our suite at 9:30 p.m. the cleaning lady picked up garbage, tidied towels, added toiletries, left the next day’s weather forecast and made up the bed. The staff we encountered during our brief stay were service oriented. Constance at reception and Gabriel in the dining room stood out for their friendly demeanor.
Would You Stay There Again-Recommend It? Yes