No doubt that the Chateau Frontenac Paris strong point is the location. Rue Pierre Charron is very close to Avenue des Champs Elysees and Avenue George V and is a top stop for shopping, sightseeing and restaurants.
The first impression with the hotel is positive as the lobby and the bar are elegantly decorated and stylish. But start looking further and things rapidly change. The elevator is extremely narrow and obviously outdated. Wood-paneled walls and carpets in corridors try to give an impression of elegance and style but fail to do it. The same comment applies to my room and the bathroom.
Ii seems that too little money has been invested in the renovation. What the hotel needed was not just replacing carpets and furniture. It was a complete refurbishment addressing issues such as corridor width, lay-out of the floors and replacement of bathroom windows. As long as it doesn't happen the Chateau Frontenac - although a comfortable place - cannot be considered as a 4-star hotel.
Breakfast is good but not so different from 3-star hotels breakfasts. Free wi-fi in the room is a nice feature, not so frequent in Paris and in France. I was not very happy with the service at the front desk with staff lacking the courtesy and the extra smile that you could expect in a 4-star hotel.
Overall the Chateau Frontenac is a good option for those who stay in the George V / Champs Elysees area but there are certainly better options for those looking at a true 4-star hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Chateau Frontenac Hotel
- Chateau Frontenac Paris
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Château Frontenac, 104 rooms and suites, in the heart of the Golden Triangle, combines a very Parisian charm with high comfort, which now bring it among the best hotels in this area.The hotel was entirely renovated in 2009, and the huge renovation works have brought to date the magnificent glass roof from the 20’s. Our property is now reviving its original Art Deco style…This magnificent building dating back from the end of the 19th century, benefits from a unique location. ... more less
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