Rooms & Suites: 82
An exclusive hotel, with a 'secret society' atmosphere, relying upon word-of-mouth rather than traditional advertising.
The decor is rich, warm, and redolent of Napoleon's Second Empire with deep colors and sumptuous fabrics.
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"Since opening in 1996, the Hôtel Costes still draws the film, fashion and media jet set. The interior, awash with maroon and mahogany, is lavish Napolean III as conceived by designer of the moment Jacques Garcia. There's an Italianate courtyard overlooked by Roman gods, and a fitness club and swimming pool. The restaurant is for people-watching, as the din means you certainly can't converse, and the waitresses seem chosen for their looks rather than efficiency." - CN Traveller
"Hotel Costes is this strange, really unique hotel. I'll go there, check in, pull down my e-mail, and if I have time, sit for an hour and people-watch, because you'll always see someone you recognize from television or a magazine or the stage there. The staff is incredibly friendly. They serve food late, too, and have the best sole I've ever had. And they have an awesome bar with great music. In fact, you can buy their CDs there. Hôtel Costes was one of the first hotels to have a deejay [Stephane Pompougnac] who created a soundtrack specific to the hotel. It kicked off this worldwide trend of places putting out CD compilations of music that they enjoy." - Michael Stipe, R.E.M.
Culture, Romantic Getaway, Shopping & Fashion
• Celebrity owners, celebrity designer, celebrity guests: The cult of the celebrity is taken very seriously at Hôtel Costes. Guests have included Yves Saint Laurent, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, and Johnny Depp.
• The staff is young and trendy; and the ambiance befitting its beautiful clientele.
• For ultimate luxury, ask for one of the duplex suites with split-level layouts.
• Gorgeous Swimming pool, fitness on premises.
Tuileries Gardens - 1 block
Place Vendome - 2 blocks
Musee du Louvre - across the Tuileries
Musee d'Orsay - across the Tuileries
Opera Palais Garnier - 0.5 miles (800 m)
Avenue des Champs-Elysees - 0.5 miles (800 m)
St-Germain-des-Pres - 1 mile (1.6 km)
Centre Pompidou - 1 mile (1.6 km)
Notre-Dame Cathedral - 1 mile (1.6 km)
Eiffel Tower - 2 miles (3 km)
Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)
22 miles/35 km/40 minutes
May through October