Of all the palace hotels in Paris, Le Bristol is the most discreet. The elegant limestone facade decorated with wrought-iron balconies overlooks the swanky rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, and from the minute you come through the revolving doors into the white-marble floored reception, all is luxe
, et volupte
. Rooms are spacious, immaculate, and cozy—their decor was done by Madame Oetker, the wife of the German owner, in attractive, traditional haute-bourgeoisie style.
112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 8th; 01-53-43-43-00; hotel-bristol.com