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Across the street from the Hotel des Invalides and within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower
Hotel de l’Empereur is located on the corner of a small street overlooking the Hotel des Invalides, an imposing building from the 1670’s and home to Napoleon’s tomb. Its magnificent golden dome is one of the most recognizable sites in Paris after the Eiffel Tower, which is also within walking distance of the hotel. The metro is a block away.
The 7th Arrondissement is a mainly residential neighborhood, with beautiful architecture, impressive homes, and lots of restaurants. Major tourist sites such as the Musee d’Orsay, Quai Branly, Saint-Germain-des-Pres Boulevard, and even the Champs Elysees are all within a 20-minute walk of the hotel.
The Hotel de l'Empereur is a 31-room boutique with jaw-dropping views of the imposing Hotel del Invalides. Elegant rooms are tastefully decorated with patterned wallpaper and dramatic drapes. This hotel was renovated in 2010 and now offers modern bathrooms with walk-in showers, as well as air-conditioning. Some rooms have balconies, and all have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The wonderful location is within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, and the breakfast room has some outdoor seating. While there are no minibars, and breakfast isn't included in the nightly rate, the location, views, and classic decor make this hotel a solid mid-range pick.