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Hôtel Francois 1er

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were celebrating our five year anniversary and looking forward to this trip. We were disappointed with our stay at Hotel François considering we spent so much money per night. Maids walked in at odd hours (early morning) several times without warning. At times, hotel was noisy. Room were not clean for a four star hotel. Dust was noticeable, bathroom corners looked moldy and comforter had visible stains. Customer service was good (referring to Francois). He is the person responsible for getting ice, iron, etc. Everyone else had a nonchalant attitude. This hotel did not feel as luxurious as it advertised. Way too expensive for the little you get. However, décor was nice and location was good if you don’t mind restaurants and stores being on the pricey side. Lots to see on Champs de Elysee.

Everything about this hotel is great. It's around the corner from the Four Seasons (Hotel George V) and is decorated in a similar manner, one-sixth the price, and has just as great of service. Luxurious marble bathrooms, spacious bedrooms, great amenities, free internet, and a great location. My room was clean and nicely decorated in an updated traditional style. The neighborhood is quiet enough to sleep tranquilly with the windows open, yet steps away from the Champs Elysees, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Armani, etc. My only complaint was a vague smell of cigarettes in the hallways, which makes me think they need to separate the smoking & non-smoking floors. I'll be going back, if they're not sold out due to this review!

From the moment you approach, you know you're in for a lovely stay. y husband and I live in Europe and just stopped in Paris for a long weekend. The location is an ideal jumping-off point with the metro just a few blocks away. The hotel inside and out, is simply beautiful. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The standard room is small, with not much space beyond the full size bed, but that is typical for Europe. The decor is gorgeous and classic French luxury. The beds, pillows and sheets were very comfortable and the showers were also the nice rain showers. The brunch is okay - I might have done better just getting a roll and coffee at a nearby cafe - the brunch room is elegant. For a romantic weekend/getaway that feels luxurious, this is a great place to stay.

Location is central, yet on a quiet street. If you love walking you can explore many key points by walk. Rooms are small. So, get a "classic room" at the least. Room service was good, and so was the breakfast. I would certainly go back and stay at this hotel.

Nice hotel near the Champs Elysees with easy access to the metro. Hotel was quiet, clean and pleasant. We were upgraded to a larger room without our asking for it. Breakfast buffet downstairs was American style with plenty of choices. Had cocktails in the lounge and we were the only customers there, which was very relaxing.

Allowed us to both check in early and check out late. The concierge in particular was extremely nice and helpful, helping us make restaurant reservations, and other recommendations and suggestions during our stay. We stayed in the Classic room, which is the smallest, and were very happy and comfortable.

7 Rue Magellan Paris Paris

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Arc de Triomphe and Grand Palais
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center

Hôtel Francois 1er places you in 8th Arrondissement, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Arc de Triomphe and Grand Palais. This 40-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a business center. Also close to this Paris hotel are Eiffel Tower and Galeries Lafayette.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 40 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Phones are also available.

Property features

At Hôtel Francois 1er, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and express check-in. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include express check-out, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Executive Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Suite

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Classic Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 601 reviews