My trip at the Plaza Athenee in Paris, France was absolutely amazing! I’m so excited to share with you my recap and photo diary of my time spent at this charming hotel. Everything about the hotel was top notch, from the food to the people, and it was an experience I will never forget.
I stayed at the Plaza Athenee for 5 nights in the month of October. Before I begin reviewing the hotel, first let me tell you a bit about the hotel.
Fast Facts: The Plaza Athenee is a 5-star hotel located on Avenue Montaigne in Paris. The elegant hotel was established in 1913. Since then, countless celebrities, politicians, and members of royalty have stayed in the glamorous suites on their trips to Paris. The Plaza Athenee has 154 rooms and 54 suites. I was in awe at the sheer beauty of every single part of the hotel.
The hotel has 6 restaurants and bars, as well as an amazing spa called the Dior Institut. Although there aren’t endless activities, the Plaza Athenee is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of exploring the city.
The Room: Our room was absolutely gorgeous. When you book your room, you can select whether you want a French Regency or Art Deco room. We chose the French Regency, and our room was decorated with deep red and gold colors. It looked like the room of a French queen. The Art Deco design is more modern, and equally as beautiful. Our room had a sitting area with sofas and chairs, as well as a desk. I was surprised by the size of the gigantic closet, which was located adjacent to a minibar and the gorgeous marble bathroom.
However, the best part of the room wasn’t the room itself. It had a very small wrought-iron balcony, that can fit about 2 people at a time. Red flowers were draped over the edge to each balcony, and to our right was a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower. It was like a scene from a movie. Every morning, I would open the curtains, step onto the balcony, and enjoy the view. The balcony also provided a perfect view to see the Eiffel Tower light show at night.
Dining: The dining at the Plaza Athenee was exquisite. Some of the restaurants are seasonal, and because our trip was in autumn, we didn’t get to dine there. However, we had amazing experiences at both restaurants that we ate at. The first is La Galerie, a chic cafe in one of the main hotel hallways. La Galerie is a great place to go for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. The atmosphere is beautiful, with crystal chandeliers lining the hallway, a live harpist playing, and a pastry cart from which you can select eclairs, macarons, or chocolates. We ate here nearly every day, stopping for baguettes, bread baskets, coffee or desserts.
The other restaurant we dined at was Alain Ducasse, which was voted the 13th best restaurant in the world. We ate breakfast there every morning, and my personal favorite food was a light, airy bread that was injected from the bottom and filled with chocolate. The restaurant’s atmosphere is too gorgeous to describe. Can you believe those sparkling chandeliers?
Spa: The spa, called the Dior Institut, was fabulous. It was peaceful and serene. I chose to get a manicure, which was extremely luxurious. All of the nail polishes are Dior. At the end of the appointment, I was given a Dior makeup bag for free and I was allowed to keep the nail polish that I had chosen for my nails. The overall spa experience was amazing.
I can’t say enough good things about the hotel. Staying at the Plaza Athenee was an unforgettable experience! As I packed my bags to leave, my only complaint was that I wish I could’ve stayed longer. Nevertheless, I have fallen in love with the Plaza Athenee and fallen in love with the city of Paris. I hope to come back soon!
Now I want to hear from you! Has anyone ever stayed at the Plaza Athenee?