Information. 2. HOTELS.
The most fashionable hotels are to be found chiefly in the im¬
mediate neighbourhood of the Place Vendome, within the district
bounded by the Place de rOpe"ra, on the N., the Tuileries Gardens
(Rue de Rivoli), on the S., and the Avenue de l'Opera, on the E.
The hotels in and near the Champs-Elysees are pleasant, but rather
far from the centre of attractions, though that inconvenience is now
mitigated by the Metropolitain (p. 28). Outside these fashionable
quarters there are many other excellent hotels.
To facilitate a choice we have arranged the hotels mentioned
below in various groups. Though the largest and most aristocratic
houses have been named first, it has been found impossible to follow
any strict order of merit in the arrangement of the list. Thus many
hotels in the later sections might with equal propriety appear in the
earlier ones; while there are doubtless many deserving houses left
No hotel can be recommended as first-class that is not satisfactory
in its sanitary arrangements, which should include an abundant flush of
water and a supply of proper toilette paper.
Hotels of the Highest Class. *HdlebBristol and *H6tel du Rhin,
Place Vendome 3 and 4 (Plan, Red, 18; special plan 7/t), two long
established and aristocratic houses, patronized by royalty; suites
of rooms (dining-room, drawing-room, 2-4 bedrooms, and bath)
40-120 fr., dej. or D. 12 fr. or a. la carte; pension for servants 9 fr.
— *H6tel Ritz, Place Vendome 15 (PI. R, 18; II), admirable cuisine
and cellar, with 100 rooms and 70 bath-rooms, R. from I6V2 (with
bath-room from 26y2), B. 2y2 ft., de'j. & D. a. la carte. — *H6t.Ven-
dome, Place Vendome 1, similar in style to the Bristol and the Rhin,
with 70 R. from 10, B. 2, de'j. 5, D. 8, pens. 15 fr. — *Elysee Palace
Hotel (PI. R, 12; I), Avenue des Champs-Elyse'es 103, with 300 R.
from 8, B. 2, dej. 6, D. 7, pens, from 20 fr. — *H6t. de I'Athenee,
Rue Scribe 15, near the Opera House (PI. R, 18; II), a favourite
Tesort of English and Americans, with 150 R. from 8, B; 2, dej. 4,
D. 5fr. — *Hot. Continental (PI. R, 18; 71), Rue de Castiglione 3,
corner of the Rue de Rivoli, Opposite the Garden of the Tuileries,
with 600 R. from 5, B. 11/2, dej. 5, D. 7 fr. (incl. wine). — *Grand
Hotel (VI. R, 18; II), Boulevard des Capucines 12, adjoining the
Opera House, with 1000 R. from 8, B. li/2, dej. 5, D. 8, pens, from
18 fr. — *H6t. Meurice, Rue de Rivoli 228 (PI. R, 18; II), long
frequented by British and American travellers, with 170 R. from
6, B. 2, dej. 5, D. 7, pens, from 16 fr. — *Hot. Regina, Place de
Rivoli 2 and Rue St. Honore' 185, with 250 R. from 6, B. 2, de'j. 4,
D. 6, pens, from 14 fr. — *H6t. Chatham, Rue Daunou 17, to the S.
f For explanation of references to Plan, see end of the hook, before
the index of streets. The italicised Roman numerals (//) refer to the
special or district plans. The streets parallel with the Seine are numbered
from E. to W., while the numbers of the cross-streets begin at the end
next the river; the even numbers are on the right, the odd on the left.