Tucked away on the quiet but well-located street, Rue Frédéric Bastiat, Hotel Daniel is a place where you can hide away in luxury as a true Parisian. Just a stone’s throw from the lively Champs-Élysées and some of the best shopping on Rue Faubourg Saint Honoré, your home in Paris will allow you the ability to visit the important cultural attractions while still relishing in your proximity to neighborhood restaurants, pâtisseries and nightlife.
As a Relais & Châteaux property, you know there has been no detail overlooked. Upon entering, guests feel like they’ve stepped into someone’s well-appointed and private town home. You’re met by a discreet welcome where your check-in is expedited and you are shown to your room. The lobby stands as a social gathering place with elegant, classic furnishings, artwork and painted walls. Sitting just in the center of the room is a freshly baked tray of pastries for you to nibble-on while catching-up with email or reading the paper over tea.
In the rooms (mine was deluxe) you find there to be large windows facing the streets, all with good light pouring through. Ceilings are high and the walls are papered with a Chinese motif. Throughout my room, I found a sitting area, the bedroom, a good sized bathroom and a welcome of two French financiaers (small almond cake). I was more than pleased as the rooms at Hotel Daniel are a good size – especially for Parisian standards. They are comfortable and inviting.
The hotel offers a beautiful restaurant on site, Restaurant Daniel, and is headed by chef Jerome Bonnet. The kitchen features traditional gastronomic French fare, in a gourmet and elegant way. This, too, is where you may have breakfast. A dinner at the restaurant or even weekend brunch will allow you to engage with the staff and even learn their names through your decadent meal. They will personally escort you out of the hotel upon check-out, too, and send you off to your next destination with smiles and waves – as if they’ve been your friends for years. It is here where you can come and stay a while – in quiet, in solace, but with all that you need to make Paris yours.