Rooms & Suites: 52
Once the home of the Marquis de Sers, the 19th century building was renovated in 2004.
A concierge is available and the multi-lingual staff can make arrangements for events or recreation. Guests with cars can use the secure parking facilities for an extra charge. The Champs Elysees is just 300 meters away; shopping on Avenue Montaigne 400 meters away; the Arc de Triomphe 500 meters; Paris City Museum of Modern Art 500 meters; and the Eiffel Tower and Louvre are both under 1 km (0.6 mile) away. "Even though it stands in the very grand shadows of the George V in the heart of Paris's "golden triangle" luxury district, the Hotel de Sers is no also-ran. In fact, it's frequently recommended by its posh neighbor when the latter is sold out. Originally the private residence of the Marquis de Sers (built in 1880), and most recently known as the Hotel Queen Elizabeth, this 52-room property was overhauled in 2004 under the aegis of Thibault Vidalenc (whose family has owned the place for three generations) and his architect-cousin Thomas. There's now a visual give-and-take between a certain Haussmanian elegance (a paneled lounge, a portrait gallery) and modern panache (dark rosewood furniture, a pearl-gray and plum color scheme). Well-bred extras run to Ladurée pastries on the breakfast tray and a steam room and sauna in the small gym. When booking, note that suites 75 and 81 have drop-dead views of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower and Sacré Coeur; 67 and 68 have terraces overlooking the courtyard garden." - Condé Nast Traveler
World Hotels Deluxe Collection
Culture, Romantic Getaway, Shopping & Fashion
Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)
15.5 miles/25 km/40 minutes
May through October