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“Nice low price hotel in safe area” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel George Sand
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18 Avenue Marceau, 92400 Courbevoie, La Defense, France   |  
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Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Courbevoie
Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Nice low price hotel in safe area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We had been recommended to stay at George Sand as we had a budget and city centre hotels were too expensive at the time of booking.

GS has a 3-day package for €205 which is great!
It is located a bit off La Defense, but the walk to the hotel took maximum 10 minutes, and even late at night the area felt very safe. And the metro trip from La Defense to all the sites in Paris would be 10-20 minutes.

Hotel rooms are quite small, but bathrooms a good size and nice. the bed could have used a top mattress, but we slept comfortably. If you are sensitive to noise, bring earplugs, but it didn't bother us even though we had the room (201) right next to the elevator.

The area is a bit quiet, so not much to do - a few restaurants, a good bakery etc. On a Sunday night we couldn't find anything decent open, even though we wanted to try to eat in the area, so plan to spend most time in Paris Centre.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, CA
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22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We spent 3 nights there and the rooms are small. The employees were very helpful but the interior of the hotel and rooms was outdated. The main plus was the 2 min. walk to the Courbevoi station and 15 min walk to La Defense station.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Antwerpen
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I spent 2 nights in this 3* hotel, in room 407 (back side) which was small but clean, good for a quiet sleep and a good shower...
Of course you can hear the elevator (not a disturbing sound) and of course you hear the floor squeeking a little, but that is normal for a small hotel of this age, it didn't really bother me. The frequency of the foreign sounds is very low.

The breakfast was OK, the variety of the food was limited and the bread not so fresh, but the croissants were OK and so was the thee/coffee. You are staying at a 3* hotel, remember !?
The breakfast room is charming, but soon overcrowded, when all guests come down for breakfast at the same time...

The personnel is quite friendly and they do their best, nothing to complaint for !
The access to Paris from here is a positive thing: either by train or by car to the nearest metro station ( La Défense ), with lots of paying parking facilities.
Visiting the La Défense area is a thrill !! Few people know about this "State of the Art" part of Paris, with an impressive Esplanade !

For me, this hotel constitutes a good alternative for spending a weekend in Paris, at a reasonable cost , in a fairly quiet atmosphere.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

We did not deliberately book this hotel but instead thought we were booking the more central hotel in Paris of the same name. A good lesson learnt about booking hotels in a hurry!!

We chose to stay here anyway, and it was ok, definitely could have been worse. It's 2 mins walk from a train station that is only 12 minutes to Gare D'Est so it was more convenient than we anticipated. You can also catch the metro to and from La Defense.

The room was tired, clean but the fridge had a horrific smell. Bathroom was small but not abnormally so for Europe and was a very awkward layout. The entire decor was a bit much, very dark, lots of stripes, floral and fabric on the wall...

Breakfast was ok with the usual continental fare. Wifi was good and the service from the staff was generally good and answered any questions we had.

We wouldn't stay here again due to the location but generally it was ok.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Hotel manager very helpful and welcoming , 3 stars no way

Entered room turned on light switch it did not work, door closed and then left groping around

finally found bathroom light and there was relief
mentioned to hotel staff but nothing happened during my one day sojourn

The expresso machine in the breakfast room was a nice plus

Room Tip: Do not stay in room 101 next to large very noisy airconditionner
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

Good choice for a good price, though not in Paris Center. It's a 10 minute walk from metro/RER station La Defense. Nice and safe neighbourhood. The beds are very confortable and the bathroom has been renovated. Some bathrooms have a bath, others only have a shower. The room decor is a bit retro, but the room was very clean. The breakfast is expensive, so we decided to go to the bakery across the street. The hotel has free wifi, a flat TV and the staff is nice. There are many grocery stores and restaurants nearby. There is also a big shopping center at La Defense. I would go back for the price, but I would prefer a hotel in Paris if I can find one for the same price. The hotel was not noisy. There is a hotel with the same name in Paris 9e. This one is in Courbevoie.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Fremont, California
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

George sand is a quaint little french hotel that is tucked away in a residential neighborhood of Paris.Its about 10 minutes walk from La Defense station where there is a plethora of trains to pretty much any where you want to go in Paris. We got a great internet deal of 3 nights for 60 euros a night!
The room itself is a little on the smaller side so if you have a lot of luggage might be a little hard to walk around the room. The room is sufficient to sleep in after a long day of sight seeing paris.The front desk is helpful.The breakfast is a good spread but 12 euros per person is a little expensive.I wish the front desk had mentioned that it was not free when they mentioned the morning breakfast.We also had free wifi which is always a good thing. Overall loved it and we will definitely be back if and when we go back to Paris

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 18 Avenue Marceau, 92400 Courbevoie, La Defense, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Hauts-de-Seine > La Defense > Courbevoie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Courbevoie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel George Sand 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming family manor house was entirely refurbished in 2007 and much care was taken to preserve its fine mosaic façade. A quaint 19th century Romantic museum awaits you through the wrought iron gates. Chopin’s music welcomes you to this luxurious yet homely location, only 3 minutes walk from the CNIT and the Grande Arche of La Defense and a mere 10 minutes travel time from both Paris Saint Lazare train station and Versailles Castle. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Paris
Best Western Courbevoie
Courbevoie Best Western

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