While the lobby decor at this comfortable, family-run hotel hasn’t changed since at least 1982 (think Almodóvar movies), it is impeccably clean and shiny, as are the relatively spacious rooms. There’s nothing frumpy or musty about these crisp lodgings. The owners simply haven’t felt the need to update the shiny white ceilings in certain rooms, or the square black headboards in others. However you feel about beige walls and chocolate carpets, you should be pleased with the generally high level of comfort here and the excellent location around the corner from the Madeleine and a short stroll to the Champs-Élysées and the Place de la Concorde. The owners are art fans, and the paintings hung throughout the hotel belong to their private collection; not surprisingly, the clientele includes a lot of people from the art world.
- Margie Rynn