Staying by the Arc de Triomphe :: Sofitel Hotel

Paris is one of the most popular destinations to visit in the world and therefore, it has no shortage of luxury hotels. However, if you want to ensure your visit to Paris is filled with not only the comforts of a five star hotel, but also captures the authentic charm of Paris, then I highly recommend staying at the Sofitel Arc de Triomphe. We loved how close this hotel was to not only the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, but also to a major metro line. And to say the service was incredible would be an understatement.

In true five star service, the doormen grabbed our suitcases as we hopped out of our taxi and brought them directly to our room. We then entered the lobby {which had the most beautiful floral arrangements}, checked in and were quickly brought up to our third floor {fourth by US standards} luxury room which had a European king size bed, a Nespresso machine, Hermès bath products, plush robes and a proper sitting/dining area. The modern room design helped maximize space and was lit up by the large iconic Parisian windows, which were complete with wrought-iron detailing and white curtains. Yes, my heart did skip a beat when I first saw the windows and the view.

After settling in we headed downstairs for lunch. Normally I stay away from hotel restaurants {especially in Paris where there are so many incredible places to eat}. However, when we learned the restaurant was opened in collaboration with Chef Christian Constant {from Top Chef} we had to make a reservation. Truly, it was one of the best meals I have ever had. If you are planning a trip to Paris you must make a reservation at Les Cocottes- you will thank me later. I was actually shocked by how many locals were dining in the restaurant. We went for lunch, enjoyed a three course meal and left convinced we needed one of his cookbooks. The food, service and wine were all divine.

Each evening we returned to the hotel to find a beautiful selection of sweet treats and clementines in our room. So naturally, our first night we ordered a bottle of wine and a selection of cheeses from room service. It became our nightly routine to relax while enjoying our treats and discuss our plans for the next day. It was always the perfect ending to the day.

We also started each morning with breakfast at the hotel. You know it is going to be a great day when your morning starts with your own French Press of coffee, a full selection of pastries, eggs, cheeses, meats, yogurts, fruits, crepes {with homemade Nutella} and a few different freshly squeezed juices {my favorite was the grapefruit}. They even had an array of gluten free pastries set aside for anyone who felt so inclined.

The Sofitel Arc de Triomphe was the perfect home base for our time in Paris and I would return in a heart beat!

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***Thank you AccorHotels &  Sofitel Arc de Triomphe for hosting our stay!

 

 

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22 Comments

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    Emily
    April 10, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I just got back from Paris a month ago and I stayed close to The Louve! It’s so nice being close to landmarks, especially because metros are all around it! It looks like a beautiful hotel, thanks for sharing!
    Xoxo, Emily
    CarefreeBlonde.com

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      Chloé
      April 10, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Ahh so fun Emily! Couldn’t agree more- it is so nice staying near landmarks! When you plan your next trip to Paris, be sure to keep this hotel in mind. I stayed near the Louvre on our previous trip and loved it, but it is fun to change up locations every now and then for a new perspective! xox

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    Jenny
    April 10, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Looks like a beautiful hotel! We normally rent an apartment, but might need to check this out!

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    Taryn
    April 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

    This is saw awesome Chloe!!

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    Lauren
    April 10, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Beautiful hotel! We just went to Paris but stayed in a different area. I’ll definitely look into this option if (when) we go back!

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    Dominique
    April 10, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Great shots! I stayed near this hotel which also stocked their bathrooms with Hermès goodies! I sweet-talked the maid into giving me a box of the Hermès Orange verte shower gels! HAHAHA! Lovely shots!

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    Candace
    April 10, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I always look for comfort, great breakfast, convenience to sites and cleanliness when searching for a hotel. From these pics and your description, this one seems to have all of the above. I definitely get some Parisian vibes from the looks of this hotel. Those pastries sure look yummy too :)

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    Candy
    April 11, 2017 at 9:32 am

    This place looks like heaven! I have never been to a hotel with Heremes amenities either. Super luxe :)

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    Taylor Mobley
    April 11, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    This is incredible!! Paris is my favorite place in the entire world and staying somewhere lovely can only make it that much better! Beautiful photos!

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    Stephanie
    April 11, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful experience. I go to the Met Museum in NYC just to check out their floral arrangements. Everything about the sofitel looked perfect and you looked so cozy in your robes!

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    Eulanda
    April 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Your stay looks divine! I don’t think we’ve ever had a ‘good’ stay at a sofitel property. They’ve all been ‘incredible!’ We’ll make sure to put Les Cocottes on our to visit list!

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    Jenny Burk
    April 12, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    This hotel looks amazing! I love the design. It’s beautiful. The food looks so scrumptious too! I can’t wait to go to France now.

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    Nayna Kanabar
    April 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    What a beautiful hotel, it sounds really lovely and I like the idea tat you were left all those lovely sweet treats in the room too.

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    Julie
    April 12, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Looks like a delightful escape! If you’re going to go to Paris, you might as well do it right!

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    Alaska
    April 12, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Looks like a really lovely stay in Paris. I imagine it would have been extra romantic with the service and delicious food on top of it all. Nice!

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    Maegan
    April 12, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Wow that place looks fancy! Like y’all were a king and queen!

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    Leslie
    April 12, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    The view from your room is absolutely breathtaking! I also can’t believe the size of that buffet spread. I will definitely check out this stunning hotel next time I visit this beautiful city.

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    Nuraini
    April 13, 2017 at 9:12 am

    If it’s my personal travel I look for authenticity/history, laidback friendliness, and/or location – which one comes first depends on the destination :)

    I feel hungry after reading this review haha

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    Meghan
    April 13, 2017 at 9:32 am

    The food alone makes this place worth a stay! Looks delicious! Also, the location and decor inside make it a lovely spot. Informative review and info. Thanks!

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    Haley
    April 13, 2017 at 10:29 am

    what a lovely hotel and your photos are gorgeous! That breakfast looks amazing! & then even have gluten free options! count me in!

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    Chrissy
    April 13, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I’m in love with everything- including your blog!! This makes me even more excited to visit Paris someday. <3 x

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    Parampara
    April 13, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Everything else aside, that breakfast spread won me over!

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