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Ritz Paris vs Hotel des Grandes Ecoles

Both properties are rated highly by expert reviewers. Overall, Ritz Paris is preferred by most writers compared to Hotel des Grandes Ecoles. Ritz Paris is ranked #23 in Paris with approval from 13 sources such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Departures.

Ritz Paris
8 / 10
15, place Vendome, 75001 Paris
From $1,223 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"The Ritz is Europe's greatest hotel, an enduring symbol of elegance on one of Paris's most beautiful and historic squares." Full review
Concierge
"Is it really as ritzy as the name would imply? That's a definite yes—after all, the adjective itself derives from this 161-room hotel."
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Ask for the dusty-rose-tinted Elton John suite under the eaves.
DK Eyewitness
"A legendary address, the Ritz still lives up to its reputation, combining elegance and decadence."
Gayot
"Swiss hotelier César Ritz founded the Ritz Paris in 1898. The atmosphere was so luxurious that the word 'œritzy' was coined after him. The palace on the magnificent Place Vendôme, now..."
Fodor's
"In novels, songs, and the common parlance, there's not a word that evokes the romance and luxury of Paris better than the Ritz." Full review
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Hotel des Grandes Ecoles
7 / 10
75 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris
From $0 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Family Friendly
  • Accessible
  • Baggage storage
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Rough Guide
Star
"The rooms are pretty in a modest sort of way, with floral wallpaper and old-fashioned furnishings, and the welcome is homely and sincere."
Frommer's
"Few hotels in the neighborhood offer so much low-key charm at such reasonable prices." Full review
Fodor's
"Distributed among a trio of three-story buildings, Madame Le Floch's rooms have a distinct grandmotherly vibe with flowery wallpaper and lace bedspreads." Full review
Lonely Planet
"Spanning three buildings, this welcoming hotel just north of place de la Contrescarpe has one of the loveliest situations in the Latin Quarter." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"This hotel is a cluster of three small houses around a beautiful garden, where you can breakfast in good weather."
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