The Grand Café Americain has just been totally rennovated and brought back to its original Art Deco condition. Hopefully the waiters are not quite so rude these days. Upstairs are 174 rooms. Now part of the Eden hotel group which urges you to 'love city life'.
This hotel was built in 1902. Why American? Before that another hotel occupied the site. That one was designed by an architect who had studied in the US and covered the building with wooden figures of native Americans and murals of American landscapes. The name stuck.