Hotel Du Louvre Rating: 4.0 Pearls
1st and 2nd Arrondissements (Louvre and Palais Royal), Paris, Ile-de-France

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Pros

  • Amazing location, right across the street from the Louvre Museum and close to shopping on Rue Saint Honore
  • Near several metro stations
  • Clean, sleek bathrooms are bright and modern
  • Flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi
  • Rooms have nice floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Suites available with large living areas
  • Restaurant features cozy outdoor cafe-style seating
  • Swanky hotel bar
  • Small but useful fitness center
  • 24-hour business center

Cons

  • Hotel needs renovations -- old staircases, scratched furniture, and tired decor
  • Fee for parking (both valet and self, nearby)

Bottom Line

Built in 1855, this beautiful building was originally the Louvre des Antiquaires, and in 1887 became France's first luxury hotel. The building itself features tall, thick columns and wrought-iron railings. Inside, the style is classically elegant, if a bit drab -- some renovations would make it feel a bit more vibrant. The rooms actually quite bright, though, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. The bathrooms are clean and modern with sharp lines; for Europe, the space is fairly big, and towel warmers in each are a comfy perk. The hotel features a restaurant, Le Louvre Brasserie Restaurant, which is a nice place to people-watch while dining outside. In the world of luxury hotels here, the Hotel du Louvre's main selling point is its location: across the street from the Louvre Museum, and right on Rue Saint Honore, close to cafes, restaurants, and designer shopping.

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 Scene

Historic luxury property that's not quite as grand as it once was

Hotel Lobby
Hotel Lobby

The Hotel Du Louvre offers plenty of historic charm. At night, the hotel glows with romantic lights, a nod to Paris' most famous nickname -- City of Lights. The former antique marketplace, turned luxury hotel in 1887, was featured in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" novels.

But the decor is underwhelming for a luxury property of this level, and could use refurbishment to restore it to its former grandeur. The staircases, for example, are old and adorned in dusty red carpeting, and narrow, dim hallways lead to the rooms.

The central location right across from the Louvre Museum is a huge plus, however. The Louvre and Tuileries Gardens are just steps away, and nearby metro stations will transport visitors to places like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

 Location

Across the street from the Louvre museum, within walking distance of many other attractions

Located in the heart of the city's fashion district, Hotel Du Louvre is just a few minutes' walk to local restaurants and cafes. Its central locale allows for easy access to iconic attractions, like the Louvre, which is right next door to the hotel, as well as the Tuileries Garden and the Eiffel Tower. Take in a show at the Opera Garnier, or stroll through the Jardin du Palais Royal before catching a play at Théâtre du Palais-Royal -- it's all easy to do from this hotel.

Paris is one of Europe's most densely populated cities, and is currently one of the world's most important business and cultural metropolises. Known as "The City of Lights" for its growth during the Age of Enlightenment, Paris is home to some of the world's most luxurious fashion (Hermes, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent), iconic museums, and structures, as well as major media and business outlets.

  • 27-minute drive to Le Bourget Airport
  • 31-minute drive to Charles De Gaulle Airport
  • 1- to 3-minute walk to several metro stations
  • 1- to 6-minute walk to cafes, restaurants, and shops
  • 4-minute walk to the Louvre Museum
  • 5-minute walk to Jardin du Palais Royal
  • 5-minute walk to Théâtre du Palais-Royal
  • 11-minute walk to Tuileries Garden
  • 14-minute walk to Placa de la Concorde
  • 7-minute drive to Notre Dame de Paris
  • 8-minute drive to Avenue des Champs Elysées
  • 9-minute drive to Esplanade des Invalides
  • 10-minute drive to Arc De Triomphe
  • 11-minute drive to Opera Garnier
  • 12-minute drive to the Eifel Tower

 Bottom Line

Built in 1855, this beautiful building was originally the Louvre des Antiquaires, and in 1887 became France's first luxury hotel. The building itself features tall, thick columns and wrought-iron railings. Inside, the style is classically elegant, if a bit drab -- some renovations would make it feel a bit more vibrant. The rooms actually quite bright, though, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. The bathrooms are clean and modern with sharp lines; for Europe, the space is fairly big, and towel warmers in each are a comfy perk. The hotel features a restaurant, Le Louvre Brasserie Restaurant, which is a nice place to people-watch while dining outside. In the world of luxury hotels here, the Hotel du Louvre's main selling point is its location: across the street from the Louvre Museum, and right on Rue Saint Honore, close to cafes, restaurants, and designer shopping.

Things You Should Know About Hotel Du Louvre

Address

  • Place Andre Malraux, 75001 Paris, France

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Superior Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 182
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: 1st and 2nd Arrondissements (Louvre and Palais Royal), Paris
Address: Place Andre Malraux, 75001 Paris, France
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