Staying at La Place de l’Étoile | Hotel Balmoral

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Staying in the Etoile Section Paris |Hotel Balmora

Happy Friday guys!  I’m finally diving into some Paris posts for you!  I’ll be sharing our favorite places to eat, what we loved doing, hotel reviews,  and more!

For most of our stay in Paris, we had the pleasure of staying in the ‘Étoile’ section.  The Place de l’Étoile, also known as the Place Charles de Gaulle, is where the Arc de Triomphe is located, a road junction where 12 roads meet, including the infamous Champs Élysées.  It’s located in the 17th arrondissement.

We loved staying so close to the Arc de Triomphe.  Walking by it each day as we walked to whatever event or sightseeing destination we had was a fun reminder we were in Paris.  Not to mention, like most Parisian architecture and landmarks, it’s magnificent and beautiful to look at!

Staying in the Etoile Section Paris |Hotel Balmora

We also loved how close it was to Champs Élysées.  Not only did Champs Élysées have a lot of great shopping, it also had a huge, gorgeous Ladurée and led right to Avenue Montaigne (a major shopping destination) as well as Place de la Concorde with the giant ferris wheel, Roue de Paris.Staying in the Etoile Section Paris |Hotel Balmora

 There were also plenty of great cafes & restaurants nearby, and we felt it was within relatively short walking distance of so many places we wanted to visit, like the Eiffel Tower, Seine River, Louvre, Grand Palais, and more.  The area also felt very safe! Even walking back from an event at the Ritz (which is near the Louvre) around 2am, both Ross and I felt comfortable and enjoyed seeing Paris by Starlight.

Staying in the Etoile Section Paris |Hotel Balmora

The hotel we stayed at in the Étoile area for the second part of our stay there was Hotel Balmoral, a charming little hotel tucked away on a quaint little street just a block or so from the Arc de Triomphe.  We were given a suite which had three rooms, a living room we walked into, bedroom, and bathroom.  I loved how much counter space I had in the bathroom, and we loved having a few tables to use for eating or working! I especially loved our view from the room!  We had three mini balconies with French window and they all overlooked the quaint little street the hotel is on. I loved opening the doors and sipping coffee in the morning while enjoying the view!Staying in the Etoile Section Paris |Hotel Balmora

Every morning we had a lovely buffet breakfast which boasted mini pastries, crepes, eggs, yogurt, fruit jars, cheese, and so many other things.  I particularly loved that we were given our very own coffee pot each morning at breakfast.  They must have known how much we needed coffee, haha!

Staying in the Etoile Section Paris |Hotel Balmora

 There was also a gorgeous little outdoor garden located in the center of the hotel, which made breakfast even lovelier on the days it was nice enough sit out there.

Staying in the Etoile Section Paris |Hotel Balmora

The staff were equally as lovely as the breakfast, always seeing to anything we needed and even trying to help me with my French and giving us information on things to do nearby.  One of my favorite things we did was visit Galeries Lafayette the last day of our trip, which was just a a 30-ish minute walk from Hotel Balmoral.   Galeries Lafayette is like a giant department store with everything you can imagine, from a Chanel boutique with exclusives to fun, budget friendly shopping for almost anything you could want.  I got this pair of Aquazurra shoes and couldn’t help but get a photo of them hanging from one of the balconies in our room!

Staying in the Etoile Section Paris |Hotel Balmora

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12 Comments
  • Lisa Autumn
    April 1, 2018

    You look so elegant here babe.. love it!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • bellebylaurelle
      April 1, 2018

      AW thanks girl!! <3

  • Sandy
    April 1, 2018

    I’ve been to Paris once but your post about Paris has brought back so many memories of wonderful experiences there – It is like re-living it all over again. Makes me want to book a trip back there soon. Hotel Balmoral looks so lovely and we will definitely check it out next time!

  • Sheree
    April 3, 2018

    This post about Paris is inspiring me to want to go, great post, I love all of the pictures, the hotel looks beautiful!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

  • Aurela
    April 4, 2018

    Oh, girl, I can’t wait to go to Paris for my honeymoon. Is my favourite city in Europe. You look like a Parisian beauty. I am gone check this Hotel Balmoral definitely it looks so ideal. Wish I could live there 🙂 I love that gallery too, I have so many amazing memories from Paris!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Aurela x
    http://www.aurelafashionsita.com

  • Open Kloset
    April 4, 2018

    Hey Darling,
    How are you?
    Ohhhh this hotel is a Dream:)
    The Photos are Amazing:)
    When I visit Paris definitely will check out:)
    Wish you Happy Week
    Love Kisses Karina

  • Jacqueline
    April 4, 2018

    I’m so jealous. This place looks so amazing. Thanks for sharing. Looks like a blast. I’m literally dying to go to Paris

  • Candace
    April 5, 2018

    Paris is definitely on my list to travel to one day and this post will be very helpful when planning! Hotel Balmoral looks like such a gorgeous place to stay and it’s amazing that it was so convenient to Arc de Triomphe. I’m sure you captured some great photos while there. Not bad either that such a yummy looking breakfast buffet was offered during your stay! 🙂

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  • Christina Gould
    May 15, 2018

    Wow, the food looks delish. I’d love to stay at the Place de l’Étoile. Thanks for posting!

    • bellebylaurelle
      May 23, 2018

      I’m still dreaming about this food!

      xo, Laurelle

  • Stephanie Z
    June 11, 2018

    Wow! This looks like such a nice place to stay. It is really nice that it is so close to so many things!

    • bellebylaurelle
      June 13, 2018

      It was such a gorgeous place! I highly recommend it if you visit!

      xo, Laurelle