My family of five just stayed here for six nights over Easter break. The numerous hours I spent looking into different Paris hotels on Tripadvisor and guidebooks paid off! We arrived by London/Eurostar into Paris' Gare du Nord and decided to take the Metro to the hotel, instead of a cab or their offered car service. We all just had a rolling carryon. We took a combination of Lines 4 and 8 (I believe) to get there. Lots of stairs up and down in the Metro so you have to have limited luggage and be willing to do this! I wanted to be a real Parisien right from the beginning. We walked from Ecole Militaire stop, down Aves Bosquet, to Rue de Grenelle to Rue Augereau, the street the hotel is located on. We arrived at hotel after about 6-7 minutes and were greeted by Arnaud. We had booked 2 rooms for six nights (a triple and a double) and they were able to accomodate us by having the rooms right across from each other.
Arnaud sat us down in the small, lovely lobby and assisted us in planning our Parisien adventure. He gave us a map, circled and pointed out different sights in Paris, offered help with tours, etc. He then showed us to our rooms, #101 and #102 which were across the hall from each other, behind the breakfast room. (I was slightly worried that we would be awakened by noise from the breakfast set-up or guests from upper floors passing our room) The triple had 3 twin beds, desk with chair, another chair, closet, armoire with hangers, safe, and empty refrigerator for our use. The updated and modern bathroom was small (as expected from previous reviews) but was super clean, had ample towels and L'Occitane toiletry products. The other room had a double bed, reading lights, desk with chair, similar closet/armoire configuration. We found the beds to be comfortable - fairly firm, with a nice blanket, not a goose-down comforter that higher-end hotels always have that make you boil in the middle of the night! We all slept well and didn't hear noise from other guests or the breakfast area.
The staff at the hotel were all friendly, helpful and spoke English well. The area that the hotel is located in is wonderful. There are shops, cafes, restaurants, and boulangeries on every road. You are 5 minutes to the Eiffel Tower, to the RER (to Versaille), to Napolean's Tomb and Army Museum. Only 6-8 minutes to one of two Metro stops. We also took a couple of buses to/from hotel - Bus #69 to Louvre, Bus #92 from Champs Elysees area. There were also a few supermarkets in the area so easy to stock up on water bottles/soda and keep them cold in the fridge. The area is an upscale residential area so a wonderful place for a trip to Paris. We sampled a few of the area restaurants, Cafe Constant (recommended in both Fodor's and Rick Steves, high on Tripadvisor's list of Paris' restaurants) was superb and reasonable! Highly recommend this hotel for good value, friendly service, comfortable accomodations, and a great location! Found this hotel in Rick Steves' guidebook, was also praised in Alistair Sawdays, and Karen Brown. And by the way, also enjoyed the Rue Cler area that Rick Steves' critics attack as too American!
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