Hotel Crayon is one of most unique yet comfortable and inviting hotels I have ever visited! We are an engaged couple (both 26 years old) on our first European vacation! Paris was our second stop after London and from the moment we arrived at this hotel we were in LOVE! The employees at the front desk were very inviting and spoke great English. When we walked in they greeted us warmly and got us setup in our beautiful room on floor 5! We were assigned the orange and blue room that you see on their website. The lift is very small so we had to take separate trips up to floor 5! Our room was not as small as I had expected (from all the reviews I read). To be honest, we came from the Hyatt Regency in London which had large rooms and though the Crayon had much smaller rooms, it was not a huge shock! We had a nice full size bed with 2 nightstands, an armoire, and a desk. The bed was SO comfortable with a wonderful comforter! We both slept so well. Each morning, noon and night, the staff at the front desk was so inviting and welcoming! They always offered us good advice on where to eat, where to find a small store to stop for a bottle of wine, etc. During our trip we decided we wanted to visit Versailles but didn't want to wait in the ticket line when we arrived there. We purchased tickets online and the front desk was happy to print them out for us! HOW NICE! The Hotel Crayon offers FREE WiFi for all guests and has a great honest bar in the lobby! I would reccommend this hotel to anyone visiting Paris. There are many cute restaurants close by and you are VERY close to Les Halles station which is very convenient for transportation within Paris as well as international rail stations (we came in from London and left Paris and went on to Amsterdam with NO problems!). You can literally walk to the Louvre in about 5 minutes from this hotel!
Overall, I would give this hotel an A! Only downfall is that the rooms do not have enough lamps/lighting when it is dark out which makes it hard to get ready in the morning or at night and our shower only had a handheld shower head so that made showering a bit more of a chore. Not big problems for us! Thank you Hotel Crayon!! We can't wait to come back!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This comfortable hotel has more of a guest-house atmosphere with its colourful pop art decor and designer style. The Crayon is a special sort of guest-house: the residence of a Parisian artist who invites you to enjoy a very colourful stay! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Louvre Forum Hotel
- Louvre Forum Paris