This review is for the bar only (although I am able to give the lobby 5 stars for insanely gorgeous flowers!!!) there is live music (piano and sax) which added a very sexy vibe! Our waiter(I wish I would have caught his name) was darling!! (Very personable and friendly!) the drinks were steep ($20 for non alcoholic, $20+ for cocktails) the presentation was awesome (warm nuts, cloth embroidered napkins) and all served in a "den like" setting with a fireplace and rich dark wood. 5 star all the way!!
Friends recommended staying here and it was perfection itself.
The rooms, the hotel, the food, the staff were in all regards flawless. We arrived at the hotel after American Airlines lost our luggage (never found!) and the staff knocked themselves out getting appointments for my wife and I to find clothing acceptable for Paris' finest restaurants. I cannot tell you what a magnificent job they did helping us and arranging for appointments to be fitted, and making certain that all our reservations were in order. Excellent staff!
We hated leaving this magnificent hotel.
You want old money creme de la creme of hotels in Paris? Your looking to spend silly money and make it rain? Then this is your spot.
Let's be honest it's a Four Season's Hotel - they had me at the words "Four Seasons". I'm not uppity, but I'm a girl, and I love hotels with fine linen and feeling like I am being spoiled beyond belief. Because that is what vacations are all about, but vacations in Paris should be just pure opulence ( in my ever so humble opinion).
Rooms are insane, but so are the prices. Service was top notch as it should be and their bar/lounge was beautiful, dark rich woods, good mixed cocktails. At the Le Galerie Lounge they have a fantastic afternoon tea. And the most beautiful fresh flower displays upon entering the hotel.
Even if your not staying at George V head here on a fancy night out for a cocktail or night cap!
This is as good as it gets! It was very hard to leave the hotel for sightseeing!
This hotel deserves 10 stars!
I wish I could give this place more than 5 stars. We had an awesome stay on the tail end of our trip to France this past June.
Everyone has said it, but I'll say it again.
Staff is unbelievable, from the check-in, to the restaurant, room service, even the electricians (yeah we blew a a fuse), just incredibly nice and accommodating.
The flowers are amazing. Huge colorful arrangements in the lobby. The restaurant just off the lobby has a tasteful waterfall with strings of purple orchids overhead and in the fountain. It was really lovely.
Perfect location. Quiet street, yet close to the Champs Elysees and the Seine (went for an easy morning run over the Seine to the Eiffel Tower.)
Stay here If you can afford it, you will love it!
Definetly the nicest hotel in Paris. Just walking through the lobby is an experience you wont forget. The flower arrangements are just amazing.
Staff is extrememly nice and accomodating and will do anything they can to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
High tea in the courtyard, or dinner at le cinq are divine and every detail is always perfect.
would highly recommend this place to anyone wishing to spend an amazing trip in paris.
I could not be happier with the service and amenities at this hotel. It is a very comfortable environment for our family and has yet to disappoint. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the location is terrific! We typically stay here when we are coming to shop or work and in both cases it fits our needs. I highly recommend staying here.
You say you have more money than you can count? That time stands still at your command? That you are free to move from country to country, realm to realm, experience to experience?
Okay, get a pen and write this down: Once, in your sweet, short life, you must stay at the George V. You will never forget, regret or stop talking about that one perfect decision. It was Eisenhower's headquarters during the liberation. The Beatles were photographed having their pillow fight here. For a few thousand dollars you can make your own memories here.
How many ways do they corner the market in hospitality? Is it that, once you've arrived everyone (and I really do mean every last single staff member) addresses you by name? Is it the volcanic displays of fresh cut flowers that greet you in the lobby every morning? (I'm getting kinda misty just remembering those flowers; I nearly rubbed my eyes, as you would if witnessing something that is not quite possible.)
For a "landmark" birthday, I took my wife here as a surprise. She knew we were going to Paris (that's a bit hard to conceal) but not that we were staying at the Four Seasons. I was asked during booking if we would like a car from the airport. Sure, I guess. Yeah, go ahead, pick us up. Well. A hotel representative met us at the door of the plane. Not at the curb. Not at baggage claim. On. The. Jetway. As the door opened, she greeted us (by name) and asked for our passports. We waltzed past the serpentine of arriving passengers waiting to clear customs; she handed our passports to the guard and we were at the car. (The first of several times rubbing my eyes in amazement...)
I had booked a room on the lower floors, as the upper floors are a mortgage payment per night; when the host took us in the elevator up, up, up, I panicked. I can't AFFORD the upper floors... "Oh, no, when we found we'd missed your wife's birthday by two days, we upgraded you to a suite." Okay, sure. That makes sense. And, sure, that cake you made for her? And the champagne? That's just common decency. Miss HER birthday? I think NOT.
Heaven. It is as close to living as a king or head of state, having a staff of hundreds at my beck and call as I'll ever get. I chose the George V over the Ritz, over Crillon, over everything. You should too.
Kate: Do you speak English?
Concierge: Of course, Madam. This is the George V, not some backpacker's hovel.
If you are a woman who was born in the late 70s or early 80s, I don't need to tell you that this was an amazing scene from the seminal classic "French Kiss". This is pretty much all you need to know about the George V. Also, you should know, unless you have like a ridiculous sum of money, you probably won't be staying here in Grand ol' Paris. I stayed here once, when one of my more decadent friends got married here. It was fan-bloody-tastic.
Here is a tip, though. They have the most gorgeous flower arrangements in the world. It is perfectly OK to go through the lobby of the George V, every tourist does it.
They also offer a great tea service, which goes without saying, is incredibly expensive, but if you want one little taste of the George V that has made it famous, I would experience it. The bar is also beautiful and international. It is certainly a must-see in Paris, and, if you get a HUGE bonus, by all means stay here.
We have always enjoyed excellent service at the Four Seasons George V but I guess success has gone to their head and not in a good way. We stopped in for lunch as we've done on several occasions in years past. Not only were we ignored until we managed to snag the attention of a passing waiter but when told there were no tables when there were many empty seats it was done without the usual Four Season's courtesy and accommodation. Even if they could not seat us they could have acted sorry not to do so and as though they were giving it every chance. What makes Four Season's Hotels and restaurants most special is the service. We will not return!
I have had the good fortune of staying here a few times and always with the same result - magnificent.
The attention to detail, elegance, service and refinement are really hard to explain or justify in a Yelp review. The flower arrangements in the lobby are amazing, done by a true artiste!
My favorite story about this hotel was when I was a kid, staying with my family. It was early morning and we were all getting ready. Now, before I proceed with this story, there is one thing to help you understand, in Paris the chamber service who clean your rooms will knock on the door, while at the same time inserting their key to unlock your door. This results in little to no time to let them know you don't want to be disturbed, if you happen to be in your room.
This particular morning my brother was changing into his clothes when we heard a knock upon the door literally as it was being opened. Both the maid and my brother were shocked as he stood their in his tightie whities. She immediately said in a rushed voice, "Excusez-moi" and quickly shut the door. My brother, incensed said, "How rude!" He thought she was being smart, as if she was saying " well, excuuuuuuuseeeee meeeeee."
We tease him about that to this day. It is one of my father's favorite stories...
This place is, as other yelpers have suggested,- the creme de la creme!
The flowers in the lobby are spectacular but at the prices for rooms,- let's face it,- that's "chump change"!
The bar area is a bit cramped and notorious for fabulous-looking escorts from all sorts of countries: Swedish, Russian, Asian...(American,- not so much!)
I prefer the "casual" dining area if you can call it that: a (Louis IV style) "living-room" of over-stuffed sofa's, generously spaced tables and a soft ambiance setting piano being played in the background.
If you're after the ultimate European luxury experience, you're going to have to pay for it: tea was $30+ (depends on the Euro)! Dinner will set you back a (high-end) car payment!
The highest dress standards are assumed for patrons since you never know what dignitary or celebrity you'll run into: Tom Hanks was there promoting "Charlie Wilson's War" when I was there a couple of years ago (see pic @ profile).
I don't even know how to review a four seasons, much less the four seasons on George V in Paris. It has to be as good as it gets. I stayed hear for five nights.
My motto for France in general but especially for this hotel is it is "wonderful, but over the top." If you like over the top...then its for you! From the people that greet you at the door, to the magnificent flower arrangements, the fountains outside, the rooms...its seriously one of the most beautiful places to stay. Though I don't have many four seasons experiences to compare it to, I think that it is uniquely parisian.
I had the pleasure of arriving at night, when it was already dark outside, and the lobby was lit up with hundreds of candles and flowers. The room is done in french country...not that crazy King Louis style...it had soft colors and was amazing but not pretentious. Actually the entire hotel has that feel...over the top but not pretentious.
The breakfast and room service are great here, though will cost you quadruple what you will spend by walking out your door...and honestly there are so many places within a few blocks that there isn't a whole lot of reasons to get all of your meals inside your hotel. The service is quick and efficient. The people that clean the room are attentive and detail oriented. And the spa was nice as well. Though I may be slightly allergic to fancy, because I got a rash from the nice bath products...
My favorite thing, when I got back one afternoon the maid had put a cute little four seasons paris book mark in my book where I had folded the corner on the page. It does't get much better than that!
After collecting my son at Oxford, we boarded the Channel Tunnel to Paris for a few days of R&R before returning to the States. While there, we had friends join us for an unsurpassed meal to celebrate my son's graduation. The accommodations are amazing and the attention to detail is almost shocking. Some may consider this hotel somewhat 'sterile' but for me it is a true expression of what a great hotel in a great city should offer its guests.
After a morning of shopping, we wanted to have lunch at George V, because we knew we would have not only a good meal but impeccable service, and we were not disappointed. Not only was the food fabulous, but the piano player played all of our favorite American songs. We felt right at home. At one point, I asked our server if we could request "The Way We Were". She asked the piano player, and it appeared he wasn't quite familiar with the tune, so he took a short break, Googled it, and came back and played it for us. Can you believe that? We also asked our server about a good pet boutique which he wasn't sure of, so he asked other hotel staff for recommendations and came back with the name of a fabulous place for us to visit. Oh...yes...the food was absolutely the best. I would say the best lunch we had in Paris. Yes, it was the most expensive lunch we had in Paris, but worth every penny. And although tipping isn't required at Parisian restaurants, we left a hefty tip for the server and the piano player because they were worth it.
And it was fashion week in Paris, so the Four Seasons had a beautiful display of dresses by Elie Saab in their lobby. Looking gorgeous and glamorous, as the Four Seasons should be, and always is. C'est Magnifique!
As the other reviews say, it is expensive. However, this may be the best hotel experience I've ever had. We paid for a 'premium' room, but as fate would have it we got complimentary upgraded to the Presidential Suite. I can't believe I didn't take a picture, but believe me it was amazing!!! Besides great rooms, this place has a great interior patio that is open, roomy, and just all around lovely. It is inconceivable to me that this place is not 5 stars on yelp.
Quite possibly the best hotel in Paris! This hotel is one of the highest Michellin rated hotel in Paris. It's not quite Cap Estel near Eze...or the Mandarin Osaka or the Oberoi Bangalore...but it's amongst the best hotels in the world none the less. If your on a budget, this hotel is not for you! Expect to spend $1000/night. I would rank this hotel in the top 5 hotels in the world....with Cap Estel being number one.
Creme de la creme!
I love Four Seasons. I've stayed in them from Montecito in Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and all over the world. The place LOOKS amazing. No doubt about that. But my last visit on business to Paris was disappointing. The staff was rude and unaccommodating, double charged my credit card (which on a 30 day trip can be a HUGE hassle when you NEED that money) and just tainted my experience. I go to Paris every September for work, and when I get to my hotel, ALL I want to do is relax. It was the opposite on this last visit. Nothing but stress. This September I might have to look for another place to stay. Especially for the price, I expect much better service.
The accomodations are absolutely spectacular. It is, without a doubt, one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in my entire life despite somewhat cramped space - but you are in center of Paris.
Mercedes is lined up in front of the hotel for your convinience, and the concierge offers spectactular recommendations for restaurants. Do keep in mind that the recommended restaurants are high-end so if you are looking for a local favorite, be sure to specify.
Without out a doubt one of my favourite hotels in the world.
Imagine everything you've always wanted in a luxury hotel and the Georges V is it. Attentive staff, perfectly appointed rooms, a great location, excellent cuisine. They have it all here.
Stunning world class hotel.
Had the pleasure to stay here for a quick weekend in Paris and couldn't have asked for a better time.
So close to all the great shopping of Champs d'Elysses and great restaurants too!
Walking distance to Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triumph
I love the Four Seasons George V for too many reasons to list. Geographically speaking, I love the 8th arrondissement, especially Avenue George V. It's a gateway between the ulta touristy Champs-Élysées to the more residential Paris along the Seine. You can start your day by taking a patisserie at Ladurée and then walk to Musée d'Art moderne. Late night, you can end up dancing at L'Arc or Le Baron. Crazy Horse is essentially right across the street from the Four Seasons in case it's one of those nights. I wish I could live at this hotel for the rest of my life. Also, ask for Macadamia nuts at the bar if they aren't offered to you - TO DIE FOR! I know it sounds silly, but once you try them you will forever be addicted. In conclusion, everything about the Four Seasons George V is amazing and I believe it is one of the best hotels in the world.
one of the best Four Seasons hotels in the world, IPHO (^(oo)^)v
impeccable service, excellent location, comfortable and well appointed rooms - what more could a little piggy ask for?
well, free hermès, i suppose, but that might be a bit much, wouldn't you say? (^(oo)~)
I made arrangements for a huge reception during the Paris Air Show and the attention to detail and service was incredible. All of the planning was done over the phone and I heard nothing but great reviews from my clients, the highlight? They saw Oprah in the lobby! As for me, I was 38 weeks pregnant so could not make the flight-but the staff is so good, I didn't have to be there! Looking forward to staying there as a treat next time I'm in Paris!
Do not waste your money!! My daughters and I went for tea in London and Paris.
They were all delightful experiences except at the George V.
1. environment-children in bathrobes would walk by us on their way to the spa
2. service-did not offer us sugar. the waitress did not stop by to see if we needed anything. we would have to find her to get service. she would tell us that she is busy with the large family across from us who came for tea after we did.
our tea was poured without allowing the tea to steep. we drank hot water.
3. my daughter did not like all of the sandwich choices and asked for 3 small additional sandwich pieces. It took 35 minutes to get the pieces. We did not know that there would be a significant additional charge.
4. at the end of the tea( after we procured the waitress again) my daughter asked for a glass of water. She came by with a large opened bottle of evian water and charged us 13 additional euros.
This is the first time that I ever telephoned management to recount a bad experience.
I was sent a letter to my home in California saying that they were taking my concerns seriously. They offered us a free tea for 2 (there were 3 of us) when we return to Paris someday.
There are so many wonderful places to go for tea; do not waste your money and have a bad experience like we did!!!! I hope that the hotel will make necessary important changes.
This hotel is exquisite! You kind of feel like royalty! Not really sure how there can be a better hotel. Hotel bar was very very cool.
5 star rating in a 5 star world. I had the privilege of basically living here on and off for close to ten years.They have always maintained the highest of all standards and will cater to your every whim. Perfectly located, excellent recommendations, well appointed rooms, excellent sheets and comforters. You feel at home here. My only complaint, Ive been to other Four Seasons which have paled in comparison. I cant wait to go back...
The best of the best. Often imitated, never equalled. They take care of your every need 24 hours a day. Whether for a romantic or a family visit, it's luxury and class all the way! And the little 24-hour place in the gallery packed with gourmet treats impossible to get enough!
Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris. Steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all Paris; 17th-century tapestries, lovingly restored; and a spirit that lives on in thoroughly reborn, highly advanced spaces, Four Seasons George V Paris redefines luxury service in the City of Light.
When you think of superlatives for hotels, George V defines them from the perspective of food, service, facilities and location. From the moment you arrive, you will know that you made the right choice. Everything that you eat during your visit in the best in class. Even the cheapest room is very nicely done.
Some of our favorites included:
The restaurant in the courtyard
High tea in the afternoon
Complimentary shoe shine service
Marble in the bathroom
THE most comfortable beds in the world
The french fries are the best in the world as is almost everything.
While it is a lot of money, you will never regret staying here.
Not as beautiful as the Ritz but still gorgeous and classy and all well heeled and well dressed and just the most pleasant atmosphere - and the teas and the food WOW! The rooms are not as beautiful as the Ritz but very comfortable
wow, the food was boring...one could fall asleep
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