- WHERE TO STAY
Sofitel hotels in Paris are at the very top end of the hotel market. Although part of the French Accor chain, these are not 'me too' chain hotels with common features, each hotel is unique with its own character.
Every 5-star Sofitel hotel in Paris is very different, the only common denominator is the offering of the the finest quality luxury accommodation.
Sofitel hotels in Paris tend to be more traditional luxury hotels in character buildings, showcasing more chandeliers and doormen than modern conference and training room facilities.
Sofitel are just as much aimed at the affluent leisure traveller as business people requiring the finest accommodation in Paris.
Four of the five Sofitel hotels in Paris are very close to one another in prime locations just a few minutes' walk from the Champs-Elysees, the Louvre and major department stores beyond Opera. These are traditional luxury hotels in sumptuous buildings.
The fifth Sofitel is out at La Defense, a major business district to the west of the centre, famous for its Grande Arche. This Sofitel is a modern block. However the Sofitel La Defense is only 10-minutes' ride on the Metro from the Champs-Elysees, and prices are much cheaper.
If you are looking for a 'straightforward' luxury business hotel, Accor also have the Pullman hotel chain.
The Pullman hotels in Paris, some of which were formerly of the Sofitel brand, are predominantly in the main business areas of Paris and are large modern purpose-built blocks with excellent business facilities.
This is an elegant 5-star hotel with fitness centre, decorated by Jean-Philippe Nuel. It is situated on the Esplanade, a 3-min walk from the nearest Metro station, just a few minutes from all the sites of Paris. Seasonal cuisine is served at the bistro, with its large glass roof. Air-conditioned and soundproofed rooms offer free Wi-Fi, bathrobe and slippers. A full buffet breakfast is served daily. Cocktail bar.
Rooms: Double/Twin & Triple Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Esplanade de La Defense 150m (Line 1)
Ideally located between Opéra Garnier, Madeleine, Louvre, Place Vendôme and the department stores, this luxury hotel, occupies a grand 19th-century building. You can enjoy a gourmet restaurant plus wellness centre. Elegant suites are available with facilities of an apartment. Rooms can be superiror or luxury with courtyard views; some have fireplaces.
Rooms: Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms & Suites
Location/ Nearest Metro: Opera 200m (Line 3, 7, 8)
In a top location, only a 1-min walk from Place de la Concorde and a 2-min walk from the Champs-Elysees, this hotel features an elegant bar, brasserie, terraces, private garden and a well-being centre with two hammams. Air-conditioned rooms and suites are decorated in the style of haute couture and offer free Wi-Fi. A gourmet restaurant overlooks a peaceful interior courtyard.
Rooms: Rooms & Suites for up to six people
Location/ Nearest Metro: Boiissiere 100m (Line 6)
Just 450m from the Arc de Triomphe and the luxury boutiques on the Champs-Elysees. Designed for relaxation, the guest rooms feature memory foam mattresses. Each offers mood lighting, coffee machine and a courtesy tray with teas from the deli Da Rosa. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and private parking on site.
Rooms: Double/Twin Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: George V 400m (Line 1)
Located in the capital of luxury fashion and culture; the Champs Elysées, the Grand Palais, the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens are all nearby. Enjoy French cuisine in the upscale restaurant with couture style spilling onto the terrace. You can relax in the hamman, the bar or private garden. Elegant, air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi. Breakfast can be taken in your room.
Rooms: Double/Twin, Triple Rooms & Suites
Location/ Nearest Metro: Concorde 100m (Line 1, 8, 12)