When it comes to spending points on hotel stays, I like to choose hotels I would never get to stay at otherwise. I think my husband would sooner stay in a tent in a parking lot then spend hundreds of dollars per night on a hotel. So if I want to stay someplace nice, points it is! The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is one of those aspirational hotels that’s on the bucket list of many points and miles enthusiasts. It even spurred a new term: vendoming. It’s been reviewed to death, but I can’t not give my take on it. So here’s my review of the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme.
Booking the Park Hyatt Paris with Points
The Park Hyatt Paris is a category 7 property which is bookable for 30,000 Hyatt points per night. Depending on availability, you’ll have the option to select a Park King room or a Park Twin room. We booked four nights in a Park King room for a total of 120,000 Hyatt points worth $3,099.89. You will have to pay five euro per person per night in city tax, but that’s a drop in the bucket compared to the nightly rate. To earn the points, my husband and I both opened the World of Hyatt credit card from Chase. At the time, we were able to earn 60,000 points from each sign-up bonus. I then transferred my points to his account to complete the booking.
Park Hyatt Paris Location
The Park Hyatt Paris is located down the street from Place Vendôme, a square in the 1st arrondissement just north of the Tuileries Gardens. The hotel is located on Rue de la Paix which is home to every luxury watchmaker you can think of! We found Paris to be quite walkable from this location. Most of the main attractions were within a 2-mile radius of the hotel. While the Eiffel Tower was a little bit farther at 2.3 miles, the Louvre was less than a mile away. You can click here to see how far the hotel is from the main attractions in Paris.
Dining and Amenities
The Park Hyatt Paris as a 1 Michelin star restaurant called Pur’ – Jean-François Rouquette which is open nightly for dinner. There is also a more casual breakfast and lunch restaurant called Sens. I say casual lightly because everyone dining there was impeccably dressed. The hotel also has Le Bar for cocktails and Le Cheminée for breakfast, afternoon tea, light snacks, and tapas. All restaurants are located on the main floor near the lobby.
On the lower level of the hotel are the spa and fitness center. The spa features saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpool baths. The hotel also offers hair services provided by John Nollet where a hair cut will set you back 200 euros. There is also a full-service business center near the front desk.
Last but not least is the concierge service. I contacted them well in advance to see if we could get a reservation at Septime, but unfortunately, they were unable to secure a spot.
Lobby and Check-In
The lobby and front desk area of the Park Hyatt Paris is somewhat small and not particularly grand as you might expect.
I think this is mainly due to the fact that the first floor is largely occupied by the restaurants and courtyard.
The check-in process was quick and someone was available to assist us immediately. We arrived in the early afternoon so our room wasn’t ready yet. We were offered a complimentary drink at Le Cheminée while we waited for about 30 minutes. The hotel also upgraded us to a King Deluxe since we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. The deluxe room is slightly larger at 30-40 square meters compared to 26-30 square meters for a Park King. Despite the upgrade, I think we got one of the deluxe rooms closer to 30 square meters since it felt quite small.
Park Hyatt Paris King Bed Deluxe
When heading up to our room, I was surprised by the darkness and brown coloring of the hallways. It didn’t seem to match the rest of the hotel’s vibe.
The room definitely felt similar to the Park Hyatt Milan but with less purple and more statues of naked bronze men. If I had to describe the room in three words, I guess I’d say dark, moody, and elegant? When entering the room, the bathroom was to the right.
Once inside the room, there was a TV and long desk opposite the bed. To the left of the desk was a small seating area with one chair.
To the right of the desk was a coffee and tea station. The room had a lot of mirrors which made taking photos difficult but helped make the room feel larger.
The drawer below the Nespresso machine pulled out to reveal coffee cups, coffee pods, and tea bags.
The king bed was super comfortable. I liked how there were outlets and nightstands on both sides.
Our room looked out onto the courtyard with a juliet balcony.
You could enter the bathroom by the entryway or at another entrance to the right of the bed.
We were happy to see the Toto toilet! After falling in love with them in Japan, it’s nice to get to use one every so often.
While the room felt small, the shower certainly didn’t. I’m not real sure why they gave up so much real estate for the shower. It didn’t have a door so it ended up feeling cold and drafty. Surprisingly, the bathroom did not have a tub.
The toiletries were branded after the hotel’s address, 5 rue de la Paix. The loofah in the shower was a nice touch.
To the left of the shower and toilet was the sink. For such a large bathroom, I was surprised to see only one sink.
On the vanity were more toiletries including a comb, sewing kit, shower cap, and mouthwash.
Across from the vanity was an open closet with drawers and a few hangers.
Last but not least, you can see the other entrance to the bathroom by the main entryway.
We had a nice stay at the Park Hyatt Paris, but I was a little underwhelmed with room. This may be due to the fact that I kept comparing it to the Park Hyatt Milan, which I liked more as it felt lighter and more welcoming. Also, the ratio of bathroom to actual living space didn’t make sense. Was it a great hotel stay overall? Absolutely. But I think the Park Hyatt Paris can get played up a little bit by bloggers. I don’t look back at it as fondly as some truly aspirational hotel stays like the Conrad Maldives or Al Maha. Nevertheless, I can confidently say it’s one of the nicer city hotels I’ve stayed in and definitely a top choice for Paris. The location was excellent and we loved coming back from a long day of exploring Paris to a beautiful room.
What are your thoughts on the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme?