As you get in the queue at the train station getting off the Eurostar, you start the "did I pick the right area to stay in? Is the hotel all the web site says it is? Can the taxi driver actually get me there?" First always carry the name and address of the hotel in both your coat and purse. Make sure your companion does the same. Before you go, read what you can about the different areas of Paris and try to figure out by reviews which offer you what you are looking for. Access to transportation should be a consideration. Places to eat another.
If I had relied on the reviews, I may have missed this fabulous hotel.
First the reception was extremely welcoming. Sebastian was exceptional! The concierge had a great sense of humor and many guests bent his ear each morning, but noted that we left right after breakfast-don't miss this-great food and the service is first class, and returned in the evenings. The hotel is located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris-in other words the place where the very rich enjoy. Yes, just up the street the Bourne series was filmed. If you look to the left from the hotel front door you can see the Champs d'Elysees and the right the Trocadero. This neighborhood is about the safest in Paris. This was a private home that Gustave Eiffel built. Lord Baltimore was their first big client when it became a hotel. Our room was on the third floor. It was quiet, roomy, put your clothes in the closest and suitcases away to have more space. Lock the patio door to keep out early morning street noise-not the hotel's fault. The beds were very comfortable. The bathroom facilities very fancy. No bathtub, large walk in shower, but we wouldn't have had any time-very nice toiletries, especially the extras for ladies. The maid services both for morning and turn down were outstanding. The room was spotless. The bar cozy to have a nightcap in evening. Next A+ was location. It couldn't have been better for buses, subway, and hop on hop off bus-across the street or up one block. We used public transportation to go everywhere, except Versailles.
As I explained our stay with the examiner at Costco, we were more than happy with our choice and highly recommend this hotel -especially if you take the recommended one jump upgrade- for the future. The staff ,especially, are what make this a five star hotel-by Paris ratings.
Sadly my only regret is that this experience has completely spoiled my sweetheart who will hold every hotel hereafter to Hotel Baltimore's standards. Best experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Baltimore Paris Hotel, a member of the MGallery Collection, is located in the most beautiful area of Paris, near to the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. This elegant building was transformed into a luxury hotel in the 1920s and took the name of its famous first guest, Lord Baltimore. The distinctly Parisian charm of this hotel is ideal for experiencing the French way of life with its Champagne bar, fine dining, library and fitness center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor Paris
- Sofitel Paris