Hotel Francois 1er - Paris 4 star hotel
This boutique style 4 Star hotel situated in the 8th Arrondissement close to the Champs Elysees Avenue has rooms and suites, is family friendly offers business facilities and a meeting room, lounge, private bar, concierge services, etc, plus you may be pleased to know that this is a pet friendly hotel in Paris.
About the Hotel Francois 1er
Luxury and sophistication are two words that spring to mind with the decor of the Hotel Francois 1er, which was completely redesigned by the legendary Pierre Yves Rochon to provide charm and French elegance combined with modern and contemporary touches.
Classed as a boutique hotel in Paris, it is situated within a townhouse in an area often referred to as the Golden Triangle, where you are within walking distance of numerous classy shopping areas including the Avenue Montaigne and the Avenue des Champs Elysees.
Written as Hotel Francois 1st in English, here you will find a 24 hour reception with luggage hold service and multilingual staff able to help you and answer questions in different languages including English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese.
With a concierge service they are also able to organise airport shuttle transfers, book tickets for tours and shows, make reservations at numerous restaurants in Paris, organise babysitting services, and much more to make your stay run smoothly.
Laundry and dry cleaning are other services offered, plus there is a business centre and a private salon for small meetings, lunches, cocktail receptions, etc, not forgetting that room service is also available between the hours of 6pm through to midnight.
Breakfast at the Hotel Francois 1er is served within the attractive breakfast room as an American buffet style providing a choice of hot beverages, fresh fruit juices, a great variety of French breads and pastries along with accompaniments, crepes and pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit and fruit salad. You could also enjoy a variety of different cheeses and cold cuts, plus smoked salmon and eggs are also on offer, to provide a truly enjoyable and filling start to your day.
There is also an elegant lounge bar where you can relax in front of the fireplace during the cooler months, sit and read one of the International newspapers, enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail from the bar, or just sit gazing out of the large picture window looking over the luscious greenhouse garden. In addition, there is also room service available between 6pm and midnight.
Rooms at Hotel Francois 1er
This is a small elegant 4 Star boutique hotel with a variety of different types of rooms to choose from with the Double Classic Rooms being the smallest at an approximate size of 16 to 17 metres squared, yet some of the rooms even have a balcony and each comes equipped with sound proofing and air conditioning, plus this is also a pet friendly hotel in Paris.
In each room you will find a desk, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV with Satellite channels, free WiFi, a personal safe, mini bar and a trouser press, not forgetting the en suite bathroom that has a bath with shower, make up mirror and a hairdryer along with complementary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.
The Double Classic rooms are decorated with a rich red and damask wallpaper along with period furniture, whereas the Standard Rooms, measuring between 18 and 20 metres squared have a more regal decor with gold panelling outlined by red and dark wood period furniture and a slightly larger double bed.
Superior Rooms at the Hotel Francois 1st have an elegant look with pale lemon damask fabrics and wallpaper enhanced by richly printed drapes and period furniture that provides a classy contrast to these rooms that come with a 170m wide double bed and an overall size of between 25 and 28 metres squared.
We mentioned earlier that this is a family friendly hotel and therefore there are family rooms at the Hotel Francois 1er, which they call an Executive Room and at approximately 33 metres squared with traditional red damask decor or in light, modern materials, they have 1 large double bed and a single bed or a 3 single bed configuration.
You will also find that a baby cot is available upon prior request and children under the age of two stay completely free of charge, providing this is within the accommodation booked and organised at the time of booking.
However, the ultimate in luxury at this 4 Star hotel in Paris are the Suites, with there being two in total that measure approximately 50 metres squared and have a separate living room that can accommodate a third person. With a large double bed at 180cm wide, these suites provide home from home comfort and luxury combining a decor of soft pastel colours with elegant period furniture, plus a separate TV in the lounge, and you will even find an umbrella in the wardrobe for those not so nice days.
Access to Hotel Francois 1er
Located in the 8th Arrondissement, when it comes to getting to the Hotel Francois 1er via public transport in Paris, you will find that the nearest Metro station is the George V stop serving line 1, which is situated in a northerly direction approximately a 4 minute walk from the hotel on the Avenue des Champs Elysees.
Whereas a little further walk in an easterly direction and you have the Franklin D. Roosevelt stop serving lines 1 and 9, or westerly you have the Kleber stop serving line 6.
If you are travelling into Paris by train, then you will find the nearest RER train station is the Charles de Gaulle Etoile stop serving the RER A line, and located at the Place Charles de Gaulle, this is also a metro station serving lines 1, 2 and 6.
Alternatively, the Paris bus lines 22, 30, 31, 32, 52, 73, 92 and 341 along with the Noctilien Night Bus Service via lines N11, N24, N53 and N153 will also get you within walking distance of this family and pet friendly 4 Star hotel.
In addition, if you have not already organised an airport shuttle service, you may be pleased to know that Les Cars Air France, now called Le Bus Direct, also have a stop right by the Arc de Triomphe at the Avenue Carnot, where you can catch a bus to go direct to Orly Airport or Charles de Gaulle Airport.