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Hotel Francois 1er

4.0 of 5 7, rue de Magellan | 08 Arr., 75008 Paris, France
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful, personal friendly staff. Very clean, personable nice hotel. Nice decor. Very convenient location to Metro George V (easy to transfer to any part of Paris), Champ Elysee & Arc Triomphe. If you like high-end shopping, this is your hotel (Louis Vutton & Armani next door. Hermes on the other side of George V). Staff is very accommodating & helpful... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i had a blast staying in this cozy hotel , i loved everything about it and it wasn't my first time it was my third time accommodation in francois premier the rooms are very warm and cozy french style and very clean and tidy i recommend this hotel to everyone here

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 3rd stay at this cosy boutique hotel in the heart of Paris. Excellent service (a special thanks to Stephanie) warm comfortable rooms (lucky enough to get an upgrade) all within 2 minutes walk of the Champs Elysees. Can't beat it, we will be back!

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Menifee, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I picked this hotel because of the location. The staff were very helpful and friendly. One day, we skipped breakfast because we had to leave early for the Loire valley, they packed sandwiches for us to go. We needed hot water at night, and it was brought up to the room, we also received chocolate in the evening. Overall I... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Fantastic location, within minutes of the Champs Élysées and George V Avenue. Classically French - rooms are a comfortable size and fine for short stays. Decorated smartly enough to suit the culture expected. The small bar and lounger were a welcome rest area. The staff were all tremendously helpful, very willing to help, especially with last minute tour bookings/sight seeing... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My family and I recently returned from staying here 4 nights. The hotel is very cozy, charming, and welcoming! It is absolutely lovely. The staff are a large reason why. They go out of their way to make you feel like a valued guest. The location of the hotel is ideal. There are great restaurants within walking distance, in addition... More 

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KepplerManager, Directeur général at Hotel Francois 1er, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much having stayed with us and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and we wanted to let you know that we are currently renovating the rooms. The carpets will be changed everywhere and some of the rooms will be completely different. Our decorator Pierre Yves ROCHON... More 

Holyoke, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I returned to the Francois Premier for the fifth time (each time for one week or longer) in July 2014. I think that in itself speaks volumes. As has been so often stated, its location is ideal. The staff is very helpful and accommodating (beginning with our first stay or we would not have returned). The breakfast... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

First off, let me say the good things about this hotel. Cute little place in a FANTASTIC LOCATION. Walking distance to Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe. We knew these things when we booked this particular hotel. That's why we chose it. The rooms were cute, old, but clean. Housekeeping opens the windows when they clean the rooms and the... More 

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KepplerManager, Directeur général at Hotel Francois 1er, responded to this review

Dear Guests, First of all thank you very much for having chosen our hotel for your stay in Paris. We deeply apologize for all the inconveniences! That week was a NIGHTMARE because of the AIR FRANCE STRIKE. We didn't know anymore where to send old & new clients because plenty of guests were desperate to stay and we weren't sure... More 

Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I stayed there for a few nights, and the service was very bespoke and friendly. Rooms were big for Paris size and very comfortable indeed. Near George V station which is also convenient for the high end shops and Arc. Lost my phone and asked for a report by them when I got back to the UK, and they supplied... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This has been my third visit to francois 1er. I've always loved how it's both minutes away from the busy atmosphere of champs elysees, and yet located in a quiet district for a good night's sleep. However, unlike my previous perfect stays, I'm not sure what's going on with the hotel recently. They have obviously changed their housekeeping staff in... More 

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KepplerManager, Directeur général at Hotel Francois 1er, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for being a regular guest of our hotel and for sharing your experience on the TripAdvisor. I am so extremely sorry for the maids behavior. We did have lots of extra personnel in May and June because some of our maids were in training. I have already informed the company and all of our... More 

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Address: 7, rue de Magellan | 08 Arr., 75008 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Champs-Élysées
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Francois 1er 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
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Francois 1er Paris
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#97 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#116 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#252 Business Hotel in Paris
#397 Family Hotel in Paris

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