Hotel du Louvre – An Iconic & Affordable Paris Opera Hotel

July 18, 2010 | By | Reply More
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Hotel du Louvre ParisWhen you dream of a trip to Paris, does your hotel have a iconic Haussmann facade, a bustling lobby with sweeping views down broad boulevards, comfortable rooms with plush linens and cream colored marbled baths?  If this sounds like your Parisian fantasy, look no further than the Hotel du Louvre to fulfill your heart’s dHotel du Louvre Viewesire. Even the name conjures a refined elegance; just imagine past generations ‘on the grand tour’ sweeping into the Napoleonic lobby, billowing silk skirts rustling – “shall we have an aperitif at Cafe Marlow across the street at the Louvre Palace, or stroll through the Tuileries Gardens?”  Ahhh, Paris I’ve missed you!

Hotel du Louvre roomLinda and I had a brief but wonderful stay at the Hotel du Louvre at the end of our journey and it left us wistful to return again soon.  The hotel has an ideal location for culture enthusiasts, aHotel du Louvre Bathrooms you can easily walk to the Musee du Louvre, the D’Orsay, the Garnier Opera House, stroll through the arcades of the Rue de Rivoli just outside the door, or  walk across the square to the Comédie Française Theater for an evening performance.  No matter which direction you wander you will be embraced by some of Paris’ most delightful neighborhoods.    We strolled through nearby avenues doing our last minute shopping and had dinner at the hotel’s outdoor cafe.  The cafe was our least favorite memory of our otherwise wonderful stay (service slow, food just okay).   But breakfast the next morning in the newly redectorated Brasserie was excellent.

Here are 10 reasons you should stay at the Hotel du Louvre – you’ll want to return time and time again:  Hotel due Louvre Defender Lounge

  • The hotel has recently gone through a major renovation.  Rooms are large and elegantly decorated with premium amenities.
  • Luxury marble bathrooms are comfortable and impressive.
  • Step into The Defender Lounge where the rich mahogany woodwork and deep red fabrics transport you back to an earlier age.  The lounge becomes a Jazz Club on Wed, Thurs and Fri evenings attracting a dedicated following of Parisians who drop in after Theatre.
  • Built for the 1885 World Exposition, the hotel has a grand and storied history which predates the Eiffel Tower.
  • The hotel staff is 100% fluent in English and the entire hotel is smoke free.
  • If you are a running enthusiast, be sure to request one of their jogging maps which charts routes past memorable Paris sites.
  • The hotel has wonderful views of the Louvre and the Garnier Opera House.  Numerous cafes, brasseries and boutiques are just outside the door.
  • The staff at the lobby Concierge Desk are charming and helpful.
  • Hotel du Louvre Brasserie RestaurantThere is a truly impressive breakfast buffet each morning in the Brasserie.  The breakfast buffet we encountered on Sunday morning wrapped around the 3 outer walls of the restaurant offering every morning nibble and indulgence you may have been dreaming of – exceptional.

You can stay at the Hotel du Louvre for surprisingly affordable rates.  The Hotel du Louvre is part of the Concorde Group of Hotels who are offering summer promotions – ‘Travel In Style’.  From June until the end of August guests receive discounts up to 30% along with extra promotional amenities.

  • Request a bathroom and room configuration to suit your needs – walk in showers are available if you cannot navigate stepping into a tub.

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