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Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees
Ranked #463 of 1,804 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 18, 2014

This was a special birthday trip to Paris for my wife and I booked online (cheaper than Booking.com which was interesting!). I then had communication with Catherine at the hotel and boy did she do great. Our room was excellent - spacious, clean and nice & quiet. There was a glass of champagne for us and flowers for my wife. But it wasn't just that. The staff in general were just so helpful, pleasant and polite and couldn't help us enough. Also, being 200 meters from the Champs Elysee was an added bonus. All in all I would definitely return to the hotel and highly recommend it as excellent value for money.

Room Tip: Inside room was very quiet
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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CThiry, Directeur général at Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2014

Dear Ian and Beverly

Thank you for having chosen our charming hotel to celebrate such a special event, Beverly's birthday.

We are more than delighted that our accomodations and our services have been up to your expectations, and we truly would approve the opportunity to welcome you back.

Thank you for your compliments full of praise, that we proudly shared with all our helpful staff, and for recommending our hotel; we appreciate it !

With our best regards

Clarisse THIRY
Hotel General Manager

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Our room was modern, clean and while somewhat on the small side -- hey, that's city life!

We loved this hotel. My boyfriend (turned fiancé on this trip) and I stayed here in April 2013. Staff was very friendly and recommended excellent local restaurants. The bar downstairs is a nice place to relax.

A perfect Paris hotel close to all the sights! We would 100% stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank StephanieG615
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CThiry, Directeur général at Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Dear Stéphanie

Thank you for having chosen the Hotel California the last time you visited Paris, and for leaving such warmest compliments.

We are glad that you had a lovely stay with us, and we would sincerely appreciate the opportunity to welcome you back to our charming hotel, your fiancé and yourself, and why not for celebrating your honeymoon.

With our best regards and sincerest congratulations.

Clarisse THIRY
Hotel General Manager

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Business trip in Paris - Had a day of meetings at the California Hotel.

Helpful staff and rooms very neat and clean although somewhat small. Amazing location with an easy walk to Champs Elysees - a taxi stand a block away is a plus!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank AjayCha
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CThiry, Directeur général at Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Dear guest

Thank you for having chosen the Hotel California for your business trip and for taking time to share your nice experience with the travellers of Tripadvisor.

Our daily mission is to provide the warmest hospitality and all necessary support to our guest, we clearly succeeded in our mission, and thank you for your kind compliments.

Looking forward to welcoming you back in a near future

Best regards

Clarisse THIRY
Hotel General Manager

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

My husband and I, along with my sister and brother in law, met for several days in Paris. This was their second stay at this hotel (all of us having stayed in Paris several times). From the moment we arrived, the staff was very helpful, efficient and gracious. They all adapted immediately to English as needed. The rooms were clean and recently redone. The breakfasts were excellent. We had a great time in their bar as well, also with excellent service. Location is perfect as there are so many walkable sites from there or an easy taxi ride. We will definitely go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Meri J
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CThiry, Directeur général at Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Dear guest

Thank you for return visit to our charming hotel and for taking time to leave us such a generous review.

We are more than delighted that our accomodations and our facilities have still been able to meet your expectations, and that you appreciated our rooms's renovation.

We proudly shared your warmest compliments with all our staff, that made you feel specials.

Looking forward to welcoming you back again, your loyalty is our greatest reward.

With our best regards

Clarisse THIRY
Hotel General Manager

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

We enjoyed a two night return visit to the California and found it largely unchanged after 15 years. The hotel is well located - on the rue de Berri - between the N end of the Champs Elysées and the Faubourg St Honoré and is thus an excellent location for those focussed on the city's hi-end restaurants and stores.

The hotel is elegant in a traditional manner and has an interesting art collection of variable quality. Room size varies and many are quite small. Our ‘premium de luxe’ room was in fact a two-room suite (we may have been upgraded) which was small and somewhat awkwardly designed, with a shower-only bathroom. Clothes storage was poor. But overall the accommodation was ok for a short stay.

Slow WiFi is free throughout the hotel but wasn’t working during our stay. As a result, we were offered the hi-speed service for free. However, it was unstable in our room and would have been somewhat frustrating for someone on a business trip.

Breakfast was an adequate buffet with good staff support.

All the staff we met were professional and generally friendly.

We thought our pre-paid room rate of c. $375 per night including breakfast was quite good value by local standards, especially taking the location into account.

Overall, while our experience wasn't especially memorable, the California is a good choice for those who want to stay in its expensive area but don’t wish to pay the dizzy prices charged by the top-end luxury properties.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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CThiry, Directeur général at Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Dear guest

Let us first thank you for your return visit to the Hotel California, and for taking time to leave a kind review.

We are more than delighted that, even after 15 years, our accomodations and our facilities have still been able to meet your expectations, except our wifi service, that was not working properly and prevent you to work.

Some malfunctions appeared recently, that may be due to interferences between the low and high speed.
We assure you that our technicians , in close collaboration with our internet provider, are continually working to resolve those flaws, and to improve the quality of our connection.

We are glad that our professional and friendly contributed to the success of your stay and thank you for your kind compliments.

Looking forward to welcoming you back again in a nearest future.

Best regards

Clarisse THIRY
Hotel General Manager

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Reviewed April 7, 2014

I had occasion to stay at the Hotel for two nights recently. I thought the value was excellent, the room was clean, and the staff was great. The staff really was terrific. The front desk staff greeted me by name everytime I entered or left the hotel. Indeed, when I was coming back from the fitness center, they greeted me. They also found me two excellent places for dinner, which is important when traveling alone on business to feel welcome as a lone single diner. Also, the front desk clerks helpted me plan my walking / shopping pilgrimage. I would definitely stay at the hotel again. The location is pretty good, right near the Champs-Elysees, so what could be bad!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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CThiry, Directeur général at Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2014

Dear Helane

Thank you for having chosen the Hotel California for your recent visit in Paris, and for taking time to share your four stars experience on Tripadvisor.

We are more than delighted that our accomodations and our services have been up to your expectations, especially our pretty good location and terrific staff, that we are fortunate to have.

Our daily mission is to provide the warmest hospitality and all necessary support to our guests.
We are thrilled to have succeeded in our mission to make you feel special, and your loyalty would be our greatest reward.

Thank you for your generous review !

Looking forward to welcoming you back in a near future.

With our best regards

Clarisse THIRY
Hotel General Manager

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a great one night stay, great value (we stayed in february) room was clean, the staff was very nice. We had a rental car, we found it difficult to drop it off with the doorman/desk manager late on saturday night because people going to a club nearby had parked illegally on the space reserved for the hotel and nothing could apparently be done by the hotel staff to make the illegally parked vehicle leave. We double parked instead until a staff member retrieved our car and parked it for us.... Unfortunately we had to have a car for this trip...everything else was great.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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1  Thank BeeCL
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CThiry, Directeur général at Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2014

Dear guest

You recently stayed at the Hotel California, and we thank you for taking time to leave us such a generous review.

We are more than delighted that our accomodations and our services have been up to your expectations, and we would sincerely appreciate the opportunity to welcome you back in a near future.

Best regards

Clarisse THIRY
Hotel General Manager

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Address: 16 rue de Berri | 08 Arr., 75008 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Champs-Elysees
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#290 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#337 Business Hotel in Paris
#349 Family Hotel in Paris
#417 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $204 - $435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees 4*
Number of rooms: 172
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1925, this Haussmanian style building has been the favourite luxury hotel of the American press and Hollywood Stars. More than just a hotel, this is an authentic art gallery for all art lovers with its private collection of over 3000 oils and lithographs. With its fine sense of luxury, this 4 star hotel has been turned into a fine family mansion just a step away from the Champs Elysees and belongs to Les Hotels du Roy group. ... more   less 
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