Classy Parisian hotel stay at Hilton Paris Opera

Paris is always a good idea right?! This saying was created for a reason, and one of the many reasons is that it’s one of the most diverse, classy and romantic cities in Europe. Having lived in Europe my whole life and as a big city trip lover, I have visited many European cities already. But Paris is definitely the city I have come back to the most. Although I have explored many of the arrondissements and streets of Paris already I keep finding new gems here.

In this blog I am delighted to share one of those gems, the most classy and certainly the most special hotel I have stayed in, until now in Paris: Hilton Paris Opera.

Classy Parisian hotel stay at Hilton Paris Opera

Now you can stay here for FREE as well, because I am happy to announce that I can give away a personal voucher for 1 free night stay for 2 persons, including breakfast, in this beautiful Hilton Paris Opera Hotel in the city of love!

To win this all you have to do is follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Sign up here Registration Hilton Paris Opera Hotel Contest to confirm you want to win this FREE night hotel stay,
  2. Like the page of AuthenticChica on Facebook and Hilton Paris Opera on Facebook and, or follow both AuthenticChica and Hilton Paris Opera on Instagram,
  3. Comment under this blog post or on social media that you followed all steps with your name and tag/mention at least 1 person in your comment that would be interested in this competition as well.

For bonus points you can also share this blog on Facebook and of course your partner or friends can join in too by following above 3 steps = more chances to win!!

The winner will be announced on Facebook and Instagram on the 13th of January,  good luck!

Now back to the hotel…

The history of Hilton Paris Opera is as grand and spectacular as its reputation today. The building was built as Grand Hotel Terminus at the end of the 19th Century, at the same time as the Eiffel Tower, as a new luxury hotel in Paris with 500 rooms to accommodate wealthy foreign visitors to the Great Exhibition of 1889, and was one of the first hotels with a telephoneline.


Since 2015 the hotel is owned by the Hilton Group who renovated and updated the hotel, integrating the monumental and imposing Grand Salon into the current hotel as a lobby and gathering space & bar. Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site this part of the hotel is a definite must visit during your stay, or just for lunch, dinner or drinks when you are not staying overnight.


The landmark building is situated in the heart of Paris in the 8th arrondissement amidst quaint Parisian cafes, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. And with the current 268 rooms in the categories Superior, Deluxe, Executive and Suite, with wonderful city views, and all the modern facilities you need, but at the same time with the design and interior of a classic mansion, this hotel was the perfect combination of Authentic Chic-ness to me!


If you want to stay in the city center near the famous sights, shopping streets and department stores, but also in a unique Parisian building filled with history, heritage and class, this is the perfect hotel for you too!

Let me show you what exactly makes the Hilton Paris Opera Hotel unique and why I can certainly recommend it to you as well, through many of my personal pics and a few of the hotel’s. 

Unique features of the Hilton Paris Opera Hotel:

  • Historic 4* hotel with an authentic façade and classy design,
  • Unique boutique hotel variation of the Hilton Group with many monumental features,

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  • The team is warm and welcoming, with a porter and valet service and concierges always eager to help with your city trip planning,
  • Stunning warm reception and lobby, especially beautifully decored around Christmas time,


  • The hotel is centrally located near many train and subway stations, with direct access to the Gare Saint-Lazare, just a 5 minutes’ walk from the buzzing Boulevard Haussman with the iconic Le Printemps and Galleries Lafayette department stores and very near the beautiful Opera building Palais Garnier,


  • The rooms are modern with all amenities such as free coffee and tea facilities, free WIFI, flat-screen TV, safe, mini bar and air-conditioning,

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  • The hotel offers 700 m² meeting space in 8 meeting rooms, an executive lounge and fitness center,
  • The monumental Grand Salon is stunning and can not be missed, open for snacks, lunch, dinner and lounge bar 7 days a week,


  • And together with Le Pain Quotidien they offer 2 perfect restaurant options on site,

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  • The hotel even has a secret bar: Le Petit Bar, with live Jazz music on Saturday nights and the best cocktails in Paris.


About lunch and dinner:

At the classy Le Grand Salon eating and drinking in style is possible all day long.
We loved the casual menu, especially in this lovely ambience with opulent and stunning details all around and beautiful decoration every season of the year!


But the new restaurant Le Pain Quotidien is definitely recommended as well. This franchise concept was added to the hotel in 2016 and is the first location of this Belgian chain inside a hotel. This restaurant-lunch room is situated next to the hotel with its own entrance but is also accessible from the hotel and open from 7 am until 10 pm.


Le Pain Quotidien is a unique new restaurant concept, literally meaning: the daily bread. They only use fresh ingredients and organic products to top their self baked breads. And serve several home-made treats such as soups, signature tartines, sandwiches, salads and of course many freshly baked sweets. All served in a casual but trendy atmosphere around communal tables in the wooden and rustic styled restaurant, including glass veranda seating with city views.


About the location in Paris:

If you like heritage, culture but shopping as well this is the right neighborhood for you! We were delighted to stay here in December as this is the perfect period to do some Christmas and window shopping in Paris. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Boulevard Haussman with the department stores Le Printemps and Galleries Lafayette, which are beautifully decorated and a must visit around Christmas time.

Did you know that both Le Printemps and Lafayette have a rooftop terrace with its own bar? These rooftop terraces are freely accessible and offer some of the best views over Paris! Also the interior of the largest Galeries Lafayette department store is iconic with its imposing atrium with glass roof, opulent design, monumental decoration, and stunning Christmas tree and spectacular window displays in December.

From here you can cross the street to the grand Opera building Palais Garnier, which is magnificent both from the in-as outside. And walk onto the Seine, passing by many other unique Parisian sights and neighborhoods. I just love to stroll around the Louvre, les Jardin des Tuileries and the classy Rue Saint Honoré & Rue de Rivoli, which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

Hereby a small gallery to show you the beauty this area has to offer:


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For more information about other Parisian hotspots you can also check my previous blogs from last year’s visit to Paris and my favourite authentic sights, cafes and restaurants.

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What do you think of this beautiful hotel and would you like to stay here as well? Just let me know why in a comment below!

About Authentic Chica

Traveler, wanderer and explorer from the Netherlands, with a special love for authenticity, while keeping it chic. With a passion for traveling, lust for exploring, heart for holidays and an eye for beautiful things. Find out about my tips on how to find the perfect traveling combination of authentic chicness.
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44 Responses to Classy Parisian hotel stay at Hilton Paris Opera

  1. Nathalie Klein Kalvenhaar says:

    I’m in, Ron Laan!! I have followed all steps for 1 free night stay for 2 persons


  2. Marieke says:

    This looks so pretty! Have been here once for dinner and felt in love with it! Would be nice to stay here for a night and feel like a princess!!! And to relax after a day of shopping and sightseeing!


    • Thanx Mariek, happy you like the blog and you know how wonderful this hotel is!!! Perfect location for shopping and sightseeing! Nice that your joining, routing for ya…
      Good luck! xx Naomi


  3. Floréanne says:

    My brother-in-law works at the hotel.
    Would be nice to sleep here.
    We often visit Paris, but never in such a nice hotel.


    • Hi Floréanne, that is a nice place to work and I hope he thinks I did the hotel justice:) Feel free to join the competition and follow all 3 steps! Just please let me know when you did and under which name, thank you!
      xx Naomi


  4. brownhandbag says:

    on insta as brownhandbag what a super treat and would take my fabulous husband xxx


  5. Claire Tucker says:

    I’ve followed all steps on IG I’m @Claire_harrill and on FB I’m Claire Tucker as I’ve remarried , I’ve tagged my friend Sharon Mead @Brownhandbag on IG


  6. Dawn says:

    Heading to Paris in March, could use a free night 😉


  7. Gabriela Nivela says:

    Gabriela Nivela,
    Followed all the steps and shared the post 😀 I love Paris!
    I would love to take my boyfriend or best friend ❤


  8. Ryna says:

    Ive followed all the steps and Im @miss_rhaine on ig and Ryna Rose Villoga on fb would love to win coz Ill be in Paris on my birthday on the 27th..xoxo


    • Hi Ryna, thanx for joining!! Happy u followed all steps, u will love this wonderful hotel! Just let me know who you want to take with you or share this blog to compete! Good luck! xx


  9. Holly Daquila says:

    Hello! I found you in the Girls LOVE Travel Facebook group. I registered and followed the steps on Instagram under the name @hollydaquila. My boyfriend and I are in the process of planning a trip to Paris (and another location TBA) at the end of May! Excited to explore your blog a bit more!


    • Hi Holly,

      Happy you found me and that you like the blog about this gorgeous and special hotel. This is such a romantic place to place with your boyfriend! Fingers crossed for you and remember your boyfriend can join in too, or you can share this blog on FB for more chances to win:)
      Good luck, x Naomi


  10. What a lovely hotel! I’m in!!


  11. This place looks so incredible and just like you said: Paris is always a good idea! My sister and I have been multiple times to Paris, so one more time would be awesome! 🙂 Especially if you can stay in such a beautiful building like this one!


    • Hi Jessica,

      You are so right and great place to stay and go sightseeing and shopping from with your sister! Fingers crossed for you and make sure to follow all 3 steps to compete:)
      Good luck, x Naomi


  12. cabernethy says:

    I signed and up! Cool!


  13. savourbytina says:

    Ohh Naomi, I’m living for this!! Would love to enter the contest , as I follewed all the steps to join.

    Seems like you’ve had a great time there too!

    Much love, Tina


    • Yes Tina, this really is the perfect hotel for you girl! You will love it here and the location is perfect!
      So nice that you’re joining again…3 more days…
      Fingers crossed for you, xxNaomi
      Fingers crossed, xxx


  14. Leni says:

    This hotel looks so beautiful! 🙂 I followed your steps (IG theblondejourney, FB name Marlene)
    Have a lovely day,


    • Heyyy sweet Leni,
      so nice to see you here too and that you are joining the competition!!! Just let me know who you would like to bring when you win and you can also share the blog on FB for extra chances to win:)
      Fingers crossed, xxx


  15. Florence says:

    hello ! My name is Florence Aouad and I followed all steps ! @julianasargi would be so happy to enjoy a night there as well !


  16. cornelia says:

    It looks really wonderful, so pretty and exclusive, it would be a dream to stay one nihgt there! In this wonderful rooms.. oh whow!!! A wonderful starting point for a sight seeing tour in Paris!
    Best regards, connie


    • Hi Connie, so happy to hear you like the hotel and blog, staying here was like a dream indeed!
      Make sure to follow all steps to join the competition and let me know who you would like to bring!
      Fingers crossed, xxx


  17. Melanie says:

    This is just another magical place to stay. WOW! Nothing beats Paris and staying there would be a dream. I followed all steps and would be so happy to win. ❤


  18. Hannah T. says:

    Looks sooooo good! What an amazing hotel.
    Would love to stay there with my boyfriend!
    Definitely joining! 😉
    x Hannah (The Adventurous Lifestyle Lab)


    • Ahh Hannah, so happy to hear you like the hotel and blog, and that you are joining the competition!!! Make sure to follow all steps and remember to share the blog on FB for extra chances to win:)
      Fingers crossed, xxx


  19. lisannevanbeurden says:

    Woop meegedaannn


  20. Annette Rosfjord says:

    I’m in👍 Amazing hotel💕💕 It would be fab to stay one night there💕


  21. Amy Wren says:

    All entered! Amy Wren & my bestie/ blogging sister Lizzie would love to win this to! xx


  22. James Shaw says:

    I’m in! Thank you. Terri Shaw would love to win too.


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