Location! Location! Location! This historic Marriott hotel is located on the world famous Champs-Elysees, just a short walk from the Arc de Triomphe. Walking out the main doors, you step into the hustle and bustle of Parisians and tourists walking, drinking and eating at the sidewalk cafes and shopping at all of the high-end stores.
The entrance to the hotel is very narrow—only the size of 2 double doors. You could easily walk by it and not even recognize it as a hotel if you weren’t looking for it. A short escalator takes you up into an incredible, domed lobby with light pouring in from the glass-paneled ceiling. Guest rooms up above circle the lobby with windows offering views of the action down below. This small, elegant hotel has 192 rooms and suites.
Our room is spacious by European standards. Recently refurbished the room has been outfitted with a flat screen TV, ipod docking station and of course, a Revive bed. The bathroom has a large, separate shower and soaking tub, lighted make-up mirror, granite counters and modern Grohe shower faucets. All in all, the room is very comfortable.
There are only 15 guest rooms that overlook the Champs-Elysees and these rooms are an upgrade from the standard rooms. They are larger in size and have a small balcony that you can stand out on to watch the action below. Unfortunately, during our stay, the façade of the hotel is being refurbished so there is scaffolding covering the front of the hotel and all of the Champs-Elysees rooms are out of service.
Built in 1914, the building was originally the offices and manufacturing facility for Louis Vuitton of luggage fame. Marriott purchased the structure in 1995 and transformed the 4 buildings into a single hotel. When you stay here, I suggest you request a room overlooking the lobby or quiet courtyard and a room with a separate tub and shower.
There is a full-service restaurant in the hotel as well as a sidewalk café. But just outside the door of the hotel is a myriad of restaurants—French, Italian, Alsacian, Indian, etc. Just stroll the side streets and walk into any restaurant that looks busy. You can’t go wrong.
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