Hotel California

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Why We Love It

  • Art Deco hotel favoured by Elizabeth Taylor & Clark Gable
  • Quiet location, just off the Champs-Elysées
  • There's a leafy courtyard for al fresco dining
  • The elegant bar has 200+ varieties of whisky


Map & Directions

The hotel is 30-45 minutes by taxi from Charles de Gaulle Airport and about an hour by public transport. Take RER B to Chatelet and switch to Metro line 1 for George V, five minutes' walk from the hotel. From Orly International Airport it's a 25-minute journey by taxi, although it can take longer during rush hour. By public transport (Les Cars Air France) it's an hour to Charles de Gaulle Etoile, a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Dating back to 1923, the art deco Hotel California was once a favourite with American superstars Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Orson Welles and Clark Gable and is still a smart, central option.

Located in a quiet but swanky area just off the Champs Elysées, it's only a 10-minute walk to the Arc de Triomphe and a block to the upmarket boutiques on Avenue George V. Equally handy is the Metro station (George V) just at the end of the street, providing easy access to sights like the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral.

The chic Le Cadre d'Or Restaurant serves a full American buffet breakfast from 7am and a traditional French dining menu later on in the day. Meals can also be taken in the leafy courtyard (open April-October), which has a lovely mosaic fountain. There's also an elegant bar dressed in red velvet and polished wood, with a list of over 200 different whiskies and a wide selection of French wine.

The bedrooms have been recently renovated and either overlook the street or the central courtyard. Standard rooms can be on the smaller side, but all feel airy and come with free low-speed Wi-Fi. Upgrade to a Deluxe Premium Room for a private terrace, or a 2-storey Duplex Suite to revel in views from the seventh floor.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Facilities for guests with special needs


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: One child under 2 stays free of charge when sharing parents’ room (on request). There is no extra bed; infant's cot/crib available on request, maximum one per room.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: 25€ per stay.

Pets are allowed on request. Charges will apply.

Fees: City tax not included in the total price: 2.48€ per person, per night, payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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