Paris, France

Hotel California

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Why We Love It

  • Art Deco hotel favored by Elizabeth Taylor & Clark Gable
  • Quiet location, just off the Champs Elysées
  • There’s a leafy courtyard for alfresco dining (April-October)
  • The elegant bar has 200+ varieties of whiskey


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 favorite 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 Elysees, it's only a 10-minute walk to the Arc de Triomphe and a block to the upscale 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, which has a lovely mosaic fountain (from April-October). There’s also an elegant bar dressed in red velvet and polished wood, with a list of more than 200 different whiskeys 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 two-story Duplex Suite to revel in antique furniture and 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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. 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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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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