At a Glance
The Grand Hotel du Palais Royal offers a small luxury boutique hotel experience on the Right Bank, just steps from the Louvre.
- The top floor suites with terraces and views of Paris
- The central Right Bank location
The Grand Hotel du Palais Royal was the first of its kind on the Right Bank: grand in its sophistication and style, but with only 68 rooms, small and intimate in feel. Located on a quiet street one block from the bustling square of the Palais Royal and the Louvre, this boutique hotel offers a quiet and residential vibe in a prime location. As an 18th-century landmarked building, classical fittings and original elements, such as banisters and moldings, are found throughout. Though the hotel is in need of a refresh, the style is elegant and understated. Velvet upholstered antique dining chairs provide elegance and history, while contemporary tables and a sleek bathroom keep the rather large spaces chic and modern. Touches of lime green accents and floral window treatments add a bit of flair.
Not to be missed are the two top floor suites. The Panoramic Suite offers incredible views of Paris from the large outdoor terrace, while the Palais Royal Suite peeks into the Palais Royal garden and across the rooftops of Paris. Both have private access from a keyed elevator.
While not a full-service hotel like the nearby palace properties, the hotel does have a small spa with a couple of treatment rooms, a fitness space with the essentials, and a lovely restaurant that feels like eating in a greenhouse. Best of all is the location, mere minutes from the Louvre, Tuileries Gardens and Palais Royal.
Written by Monique Brendel Thofte