This was my second stay in five years at the Hotel Monte Carlo in Paris, this time for eight nights in a street-facing Double room with en suite bathroom. I found the hotel still very cozy, clean, quiet and reasonably-priced for Paris. The windows have excellent glazing/soundproofing – our room faced the busy, noisy street below but we heard almost nothing once the windows were closed. As other reviewers have commented, the rooms are indeed quite small but they are well appointed thereby setting you up with everything you should need in a base for your Paris visit. The hotel is brilliantly positioned near the Metro, shops and many other conveniences. The Wi-Fi strength is fairly good, at least it was in our room. Also, as a North American used to a good, hearty breakfast every morning, I found the hotel had slightly better offerings in this regard than what could be found at a typical Paris sidewalk café.
The hotel staff are helpful and welcoming, especially Thomas. After a long and sleep-deprived transatlantic flight we arrived at the hotel about ten minutes too early to check in. Thomas was very gracious and welcoming, providing us with coffee and juice until the check-in time of 3:00 p.m. (they remain very firm here regarding a 3:00 p.m. check-in). Hotel service was quite good in general but on the second-last day of our visit our bed was not made up although the towels were refreshed - I found this a little unusual given the attentiveness of the staff up to that point. Additionally, the front reception failed to provide our requested early morning wake-up call on the day of check-out. The same thing happened on my initial stay here five years ago so, if staying at this hotel, I would advise bringing a dependable travel alarm clock if you have an early morning flight out of Paris. As a repeat guest, I still found the hotel décor charming but the eclectic look that seemed so fun and quirky five years ago when I first stayed here is now starting to look a little dated, tired and worn. The hotel needs freshening up in places: in our room, for example, there were several dings/scuffs on the walls, and the screws holding a heavy ceramic wall ornament had mostly pulled out of the wall, priming it to fall out at any moment.
Despite these last couple of shortcomings, though, I would still recommend the Hotel Monte Carlo if you’re looking for a clean, quiet, centrally located and affordable hotel for your Paris visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Monte Carlo in Paris benefits a central location in the 9th area of Paris between The Opera Garnier, Montmartre and Grands Boulevards. The most famous monuments and museums like The Eiffel Tower, Museum of Louvre, Notre Dame de Paris or L'Arc de Triumph are accessible easily by subway. Three subway stops "Le Peletier", "Grands Boulevards" and "Notre Dame de Lorette" are near the hotel and permit to visit all Paris. The nearest museums and monuments are Museum Grévin, L'Opera Garnier, Basilique Sacré-Coeur as well as grands magasins Galeries La Fayette et Printemps for shopping. The area of the hotel is a lively place with lots of antique stores as well as the auction house "Drouot", parisian cafes, restaurants, bars and the famous restaurant "Bouillon Chartier", supermakets and a small traditional market Cadet. The hotel interior was created by the designer Sofi Bollack-Klarwein. The hotel is a cosy place, done with love and taste where the owners welcome the guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monte Carlo Paris
- Monte Carlo Hotel
- Hotel Monte Carlo Paris