This Grande Dame of a Parisian hotel stands 1 block from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées. You can meander past the avenue's luxury stores and sidewalk cafés to the Opéra district. Or pick up the metro or RER at Charles de Gaulle–Etoile – it's 1 stop to La Défense.
You can picnic and people-watch at Parc Monceau, a 15-minute walk from Hotel Napoléon. You'll find 3 little-known museums in this upscale area: furniture and porcelain at Musée Nissim de Camondo, Chinese art at Musée Cernuschi, and decorative arts at Musée Jacquemart-André.
The stately 1920s hotel has been revamped in Napoleonic style, in honor of the emperor's triumphal arch. Think Empire-style armchairs, stripy fabrics, and portraits of Josephine. Cozy Bivouac Café serves gourmet breakfasts and lunches, then afternoon tea and cocktails till late.
The 102 elegant guestrooms keep up the Napoleonic theme, with romantic canopied beds and Empire stripes galore. Some have private terraces, while more spacious suites have salons with sofa beds. There's WiFi throughout, a business center, and room service 24 hours a day.