I arrived in Paris, excited, nervous and full of wonder. I’d originally wanted to take the Eurostar and have a day trip back in September, during my trip to London. Fate had its way, and I ended up taking a day trip to Brussels, Belgium instead.
So, when I decided to go to Paris for December, I knew I wanted to treat myself and stay at a place I could truly enjoy myself while I adventured. After a few hotel comparisons, based on status and upgrade potential, I chose the Hôtel Du Louvre, in the 1st Arrondissement.
A little under an hour of an Uber ride from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport later, and I was transported into another world. Paris was beautiful. Exactly how I remembered it: Historic, decadent and visually luscious.
When the car arrived to the steps of Hôtel Du Louvre, the first word that came to my mind was: “Yes”.
And – “WOW”.
Check in was a delight. I booked a King Terrance and was upgrade to a Junior Suite.
While my room was being readied, I enjoyed an exceptionally lovely welcome drink in the bar, L’officine Du Louvre. Once I received notification that my room was open for occupancy, I made my way to the 4th floor.
Immediately upon entering my suite, I felt at home.
Location wise, the Hôtel Du Louvre was perfect. I could hop on and off the metro to the most important stops in my daily itineraries.
Specific delights of the hotel
Checking in to the hotel with Pauline was an absolute pleasure. The uniforms were visually professional and trendy. Some of the absolute best front desk uniforms I’ve ever encountered.
Herve was extremely helpful in getting me a taxi, when Ubers from the hotel didn’t care to say yes to my ride requests. He was also helpful for getting me a taxi to the Charles du Galle. Apparently, Ubers are great getting into the city – but not around it.
When I was having trouble with my Metro pass, Ervin walked with me to the Metro station, spoke French with the Metro agent and assisted in getting my pass replaced. His hands on assistance in making sure that I was taken care of and my issue was resolved so that I could continue traveling was the absolute standard of care and service I expected and appreciated at Hotel du Louvre.
- A 2 Day Paris Metro Pass, covering Zone 1-3, is about 20€.
- Do not keep your two day pass next to your phone, your portable battery, or frankly, anything electronic. It will deactivate it. I had to get my pass replaced twice because of it.
When I returned to the hotel after a lovely night at Crazy Horse and enjoying the World Cup festivities. Grégoire, helped me with the late night room service menu. After I couldn’t find anything to suit my taste, he suggested that I walk 15 minutes to Au Pied de Cochon a local, classically French bistro, open 24 hours. It was an outstanding recommendation.
Turn down service was perfect. Why? Because of the nightly turn down chocolates, of course! At this hotel, it was the little details that made the difference.
Overall, my stay at the Hôtel Du Louvre was outstanding. From the hotel suite to the restaurant and the bar, it was a lovely experience. Even the service issues I had were address and compensated with Hyatt points for my inconvenience by management.
Simply put, this hotel is a great pied-à-terre in Paris.
Hôtel Du Louvre – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Place Andre Malraux
Paris, Île-de-France, France 75001