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Hotel California Champs-Élysées
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Why Stay At Hotel California Champs-Élysées
At this elegant, 158-room Belle Époque hotel, you'll sleep just steps away from the Champs-Élysées and Paris's best shopping.
Don't let the name fool you: the Hotel California is all about Paris, particularly the chic Eighth Arrondissement where the 158-room upscale hotel is located. Founded in 1925, the hotel, set between the Champs-Élysées and boutique-filled Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, still features an elegant Belle Époque façade, but interiors are filled with modern amenities, from the sleek, black marble bathrooms to wireless Internet and an up-to-date fitness center. Downstairs, Le Cadre d'Or Restaurant serves nouvelle French favorites like foie gras with figs, coquilles Saint Jacques, and filet de boeuf, while tapas dishes are on the menu at Spanish-inspired La Rouge Marine Bar, off the lobby.
Order mojitos and tapas in the central courtyard, complete with a tiled fountain and umbrella-shaded tables.
The hotel doubles as a modern art gallery, with works by Pablo Picasso and Bernard Buffet on display. Ask the concierge for an impromptu art tour.
Arrive at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle International Airport (CDG) which is approximately 30 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 30 - 45 minutes of travel time.16 Rue de Berri, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Fitness Center
- Business Center
- Multi-lingual Staff
- Wifi Access
- Air Conditioning
- Work Desks
- Individual Safes
- Mini Bars
- Marble Bathrooms
- Piano Bar
- Live Musical Entertainment
- In-Room Dining
- All taxes and hotel fees
Why We Love Paris
Arguably the most posh part of Paris, the Eighth Arrondissement is home to upscale shops and restaurants, especially along the area's celebrated thoroughfares such as the Avenue Champs-Élysées, the Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, and Boulevard Haussmann.
Place Charles de Gaulle. $12 per person.
Where to Eat: Around the corner from the Hotel California, the two-Michelin-starred restaurant Apicius (named after an ancient Roman gourmand) lures the Parisian crowd for updated takes on traditional French dishes such as pan-fried foie gras. 20 Rue d'Artois. 011-33-1-4380-1966
Dinner for two $500.
Where to Shop: Just a five-minute walk from the hotel, the massive Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Élysées is the brand's flagship. In addition to a boutique, the complex also includes the Espace Culturel, where exhibits, artist talks, and workshops take place.
101 Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Where to Drink: Set on a quiet street near the Arc de Triomphe, the cozy two-story Flûte l'Étoile is one of Paris's best champagne bars, serving two dozen types of bubbly and creative cocktails such as the Champagne Mojito and Rossini-Tini. 19 Rue de l'Étoile
Drinks for two $23.
Why Go Now
February 5 - 9, 2014
Discover a century's worth of racing machines plus more than 300 cars, motorcycles, boats, accessories and collectors' toys. Admission €16.
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
March 2, 2014
Carnaval de Paris
A cheerful procession traditionally led by the Boeuf Gras (Fat Cow) continues a French custom in place since 1274. Begin at Rue Le Vau or Place Gambetta and meet up at Town Hall.
March 7 through June, 2014
Festival of the Imagination
Celebrating music and art from around the globe, the events aim to grant insight to other cultures.
Maison des Cultures du Monde: 101 Boulevard Raspail, Paris and other venues.