It’s about time that I write a Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris review. We’re repeat guests of this 1928 Art Deco landmark, that rightfully earns its legendary praise from even the most discerning guests. It’s one of brand’s flagship properties for a variety of reasons including a location in the heart of the famed Parisian Golden Triangle of shopping.
You never know who might be in residence with you (celebrity sightings have been common during our stays). The sense of place, service, and luxury are why people book in. I firmly believe the extraordinary floral designs by Artistic Director Jeff Leatham, which compliment the 18th– and 19th-century French antiques and fine art throughout, are another strong draw.
You’ll dine in two Michelin-star restaurants while sipping on wine from the prized Le Cinq cellar that I have been inside of. The concierge team can arrange virtually anything and it’s a very family-friendly Paris hotel. But, there are definitely things to know before checking in which I have outlined below.
WHAT I LOVE
- Spectacular location just off of Champs Elysse and close to Avenue Montaigne
- Three-Michelin-Star Le Cinq restaurant and its wine cellar with 50,000 bottles including prized vintages dating back centuries
- World-renowned Artistic Director Jeff Leatham’s floral designs
- You never know who you’ll see there
- Sipping cocktails in L’Galerie in front of the massive Flemish tapestries
- Lunching al fresco at L’Orangerie amid dangling orchids
- Beautiful attention to detail everywhere
GOOD TO KNOW
- We stay in a lot of nice hotels — this one is truly special
- Pack so that you feel good amid other well-heeled travelers
- In-room dining includes dishes and wines from Le CinqSome suites have Eiffel Tower views
- It can be busy (we checked in during Fashion Week once when staff were stretched thin)
- Pay attention to occupancy limits (families of four may need two rooms)
Which Four Seasons Paris Room or Suite Should You Choose?
You will feel like you’re in Paris the second you step into your room or suite. Majilite, sycamore, crystal chandeliers and fine art add a classic touch to modern interiors. Soak in a tub in your luxurious marble bathroom after a long day of exploring the city and enjoy the view be it of the Eiffel Tower or the courtyard.
Expect five-star in-room amenities during your stay at the Four Seasons Paris including complimentary Wi-Fi, all-news cable network, Bose home audio speaker, CD/DVD library, Bvlgari bath products, and a Nespresso coffee machine. You can also choose services like 24-hour in-room dining, laundry, dry cleaning, and a multilingual concierge. The hotel hosts in-room bread toasting services too.
Pay attention to room occupancy limits, just as you would at any Paris hotel where it’s normal for maximum occupancy to cap at two adults and one child. Connecting rooms can be arranged for larger families.
Four Seasons Paris Rooms
If you are three people (two adults and one child), this is the lowest category of room that you can book here. We’ve stayed in it as a family and it’s quite nice. Our daughter slept on the sofa bed but they can also put in a rollaway bed.
Premier Rooms offer high ceilings and ample space as they range between 538 and 651 square feet. They’re decorated in the style of Louis XVI, with light, airy color schemes and have terraces that are perfect for sipping wine.
Deluxe rooms are some of the largest hotel rooms in Paris, ranging between 414 and 538 square feet. King beds or two twin beds sleep up to two adults (a crib can be placed in the room for a baby, but no rollaway) and floor-to-ceiling windows provide views of Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Avenue George V or the courtyard.
The 398- to 430-square-foot Superior Rooms have one king or two twin beds and sleep up to two adults. These are the entry-level rooms.
Standard suites provide more space and which you choose depends on how much you need. They all offer the choice of one king bed or two twin beds and can sleep up to two adults and one child (exceptions can occasionally be made for an additional baby or young child), with the exception of the Premier Suite which has a king bed and sleeps only two adults. Options include:
- Four Seasons Suite: 651–754 square feet
- Duplex Suite: There are only two of these suites on the hotel’s top floors and they’re 950–1,186 square feet with views of the Paris skyline including the Panthéon, Opera House, and the Grand Palais.
- Deluxe Suite: 850–1,084 square feet.
- Premier Suite: 1,186 –1,450 square feet.
Imagine starting your day on a private terrace overlooking the Eiffel Tower in the 1,630-square-foot Penthouse Suite with its 360-degree views of the city. This is the top specialty suite but there are six others to choose from including a 2630-square-foot Royal Suite which can be configured to have two bedrooms. The English Suite pays tribute to 19th century London and there are several others for those who prefer more space and the utmost luxury in one of the world’s most prestigious hotels.
Where You’ll Dine (in Style)
While visiting Four Season Paris, you can experience decadent dining without even leaving the property. The hotel hosts a three-Michelin-star restaurant, Le Cinq, with famed chef, Christian Le Squer in the kitchen. L’Orangerie also has a Michelin star rating, serving light plant and fished-based dishes.
Taste the flavors of the Mediterranean at the elegant Le George, open for lunch and dinner or take a break from the hustle and bustle at La Galerie, the hotel lounge complemented by 19th-century art and Flemish tapestries. Sample snacks and sip cocktails at the Le Bar, open until after midnight every evening.
Do you prefer a private meal in your room? The Four Seasons Hotel Paris will provide in-room dining around the clock including items from the Le Cinq.
Whether staying at the hotel or not, make a reservation at Le Cinq for the highest-level of fine French cuisine, as indicated by its impressive three-star Michelin rating.
Famed-chef, Christian Le Squer, brings the magic into the kitchen. Signature dishes include sea bass served with caviar and buttermilk or Parisian-style gratinated onion.
A visit to Paris wouldn’t be complete without some French wines, and the Le Cinq wine cellar, a former quarry whose rocks were used to build the Arc de Triomphe, holds over 50,000 bottles, some of which date back to the Second World War. If the hotel is offering wine cellar tours during your stay, do take one. It is one of their treasures that includes some rare and special bottles like a bottle of Madeira from 1759.
Menu items take a Mediterranean turn at Le George. The elegant dining room matches the sophistication of the surrounding city. Chef Simone Zanoni brings fresh flavors to the table with entrees designed for sharing. Make sure to try out signature dishes like taglioni with black truffle and Parmesan cream or Onion tarte Tatin complemented by Parmesan sage ice cream.
L’Orangerie has earned a Michelin Star for its refreshing plant and seafood-based cuisine. Whether you’re an overnight guest of Four Seasons Hotel Paris or not, break from shopping here. There are over 2200 types of wines and champagnes on the wine list, after all, to pair with light cuisine.
Or, to simply marvel at the orchids.
La Galerie is your all-day dining spot with its 19th-century art and Flemish tapestries adorning the walls.
Stop by to sip tea, perk up with a cup of coffee, or cool off with a summer cocktail. The food menu features international and local favorites all presented with beautiful Four Seasons Paris flair.
While at La Galerie, you can sample award-winning wines; sommelier Eric Beaumond promises hand-selected, world-class wines sourced from the Michelin Star Le Cinq’s wine cellar available to order at La Galerie.
Enjoy small plates paired with French wines at Le Bar in the Four Season Hotel. The intimate atmosphere invites you to take a break from a busy day. Le Bar serves breakfast daily from 10 a.m. to noon. Stop in for an afternoon coffee, unwind with something stronger in the evening, or pop by for a nightcap. Le Bar stays open until after midnight every evening.
Sometimes, in-room dining hits the spot. The Four Seasons Paris will prepare an exquisite breakfast spread, brought right to your room (included for two adults, if you’re a Four Seasons Preferred Partner guest).
Unrivaled cuisine can be delivered to your hotel room around the clock including steak and bottle of Bordeaux from Le Cinq, or course.
Spectacular Floral Design by Jeff Leatham
There isn’t a hotel in the world that spends more time, effort and money into its floral displays than Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. Over 12,000 blooms are driven in from Amsterdam weekly.
Artistic Director Jeff Leatham changes the theme every three weeks but his team works on refreshing the two dozen major floral displays and 150 smaller displays throughout the hotel each day.
You may see his work at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (another favorite of ours), but there is nothing like seeing it in this hotel. It’s truly spectacular. He even has a spotted purple orchid named for him called the Jeff Leatham Vanda.
Le Spa at the Four Seasons George V
Enjoy five-star relaxation at Le Spa at the Four Seasons George V. Facilities open bright and early at 6:30 a.m., so business travelers can fit in a spa session before embarking on a busy day. The spa facilities stay open all day until 10 p.m., so any guest can spend the day pampering themselves in the fitness center or the Parisian mosaic hammam baths or soaking in the 86-degree vitality pool.
The highlights though are the bespoke treatments designed for a discerning clientele and to deliver quick results.
Between baguettes and bottles of wine, you might feel the need to squeeze in a workout. Four Seasons Paris hosts a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with cutting edge cardiovascular equipment designed by Technogym for Le Spa. Machines overlook the swimming pool for added tranquillity while breaking a sweat.
Families at Four Seasons Paris
It may be an upscale hotel but Four Seasons Paris is actually very family-friendly and you’ll see plenty of well-heeled children in residence during your stay.
Kids arrive to their own welcome amenities (robes, slippers, bath amenities, treats) and kids’ menus can be requested in hotel restaurants. The concierge will happily arrange custom Paris itineraries for the whole family or private front and back house tours to show kids “behind the scenes” of the hotel.
The concierge team can set up babysitting through the hotel. Cribs are complimentary but, again, keep in mine occupancy limits as families of four will usually need connecting rooms.
Use the Concierge Team
This is one of those concierge teams that can make dreams come true. While they’re willing and able to help you source the perfect souvenir, if you have a Parisian dream… ask them about it. If you’re having a hard time with a reservation, ask them. We were unable to secure a Le Jules Verne reservation on our own but the concierge came through. They also arranged our private Seine cruise (which I would highly recommend).
You won’t be the only guests utilizing these experts so use the Four Seasons app in advance of your stay to arrange your itinerary or be patient at the desk. Waiting for assistance here was actually the only time I ever saw my husband star-struck — a football legend stood behind me while waiting for his wife to sort out her shopping itinerary. The team is dialed into the local scene and very good at what they do.
Golden Triangle Location
In terms of location, it doesn’t get much better than the Four Seasons Hotel Paris. Situated just a stone’s throw away from the city’s main attractions, this Paris luxury hotel is in what is called the Golden Triangle of Paris, a designer shopping district bordered by the Champs-Élysées, Avenue Marceau and Avenue Montaigne (where a less busy LV store is located should you want to buy a Louis Vuitton handbag in Paris).
Guests can walk to:
- Champs-Élysées (5 minutes)
- Ladurée (5 minutes)
- Place de la Concorde (22 minutes)
- Avenue Montaigne (5 minutes)
- Arc de Triomphe (15 minutes)
- Eiffel Tower (22 minutes)
- Seine (6 minutes)
- George V Metro Stop (6 minutes)
- Petit Palais (18 minutes)
The Best Way to Make Four Seasons Paris Reservations
The best way to book in is as a Four Seasons Preferred Partner guest. Through my affiliation with Cadence Travel, you have access to Preferred Partner benefits that include:
- Daily breakfast for two in the Hotel restaurant
- Hotel/Resort Credit* (based on room category booked):
• Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
• Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
• Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in**
- Welcome note at check-in acknowledging you and your travel agency and the benefits that are being extended
- Complimentary standard Internet in all guest rooms and premium Internet in all suites
*Hotel/Resort Credit may be applied to select incidental charges incurred at the Hotel or Resort. Must be used in conjunction with the initial stay and will be applied at check-out. May not be applied towards the room rate, taxes, resort fees, service charges, conference fees, or any charges from outside vendors. Exclusions may apply; contact the Hotel/Resort for more details.
When a suite is reserved in connection with another guest room or suite, the cumulative credit (based on room category booked) value applies.
The Private Retreats credit applies to Villas and Residences with a minimum average rate per night (before Resort fees and taxes) of USD 1,000.
**Category upgrade based on availability at time of check-in excludes Specialty Suites, Villas and the Private Retreats collection of Villas and Residences.
The Preferred Partner program is how I have been arranging my own Four Seasons stays for some time.