The hotel is pretty rundown, although I will say the reception area is clean. No coffeemaker in the room! Virtually no amenities. Skip the breakfast, it's pretty bleak, and not quite as good as you'd expect from a 3 star, in my experience and the throbbing euro techno is pretty unpleasant pre and post coffee. My bathroom had a pretty bad mold problem though the room was overall very tidy. The staff are very nice and the location is good for walking, just 10 minutes walk to the Louvre. There are a lot of street closures in the area as it's a little tiny alley often blocked by construction and delivery vehicles, so getting an uber or car can be difficult. If you're paying less then $150 a night and want to walk, then it's a decent deal. Safe and reasonably clean overall.
We stayed for 5 nights and was really disappointed that the room was noisy since its just by the street and had many ppl hanging downstairs smoking. Doors are thin so u can also hear ur neighbours opening and closing the doors. We could even inhale the second hand smoke from outside since we left the window ajar to let the cool air in. The worst was that the door was faulty & couldn't be locked and the aircon can't change mode from heater to wind so the room gets hot and stuffy. We were told rooms were full so we just had to stay in it & it shd b OK since front desk will verify the ppl coming into the hotel. The saving grace is the room cleaning service where the cleaner made up the room nice n clean each day.
We booked six nights at the Hotel Icone for our week in Paris and were very much looking forward to it. We arrived after a long train journey and the gentleman at the front desk could not have been nicer. He was very kind and helpful and gave us our room key and we were on our way! Imagine our devastation upon check in to discover a very dirty and quite run-down room. The bathroom in particular was a disaster. There were cracks in the paint, significant bubbling on the walls from previous water damage, black mould in the shower/bath and hairs from the previous occupants. I've included photos. We have issues with asthma so black mould is very dangerous to our health. The room itself had a mouldy smell and the closet was quite gross. Flat, uncomfortable pillows, no fridge as promised, etc. The door to the room also didn't close securely. When my husband inquired about this and requested a different room, we were told we could upgrade to a suite on the ground floor for an additional cost of 40 euros per night, but not until the following day. We were even shown that suite. This was shocking as the stock photos of the rooms look 100% different from the actual suite we were assigned. We reached out to the third-party website we made our reservation through and they negotiated with the Hotel Icone to offer us the upgraded suite at no additional cost, but we were so soured by our experience thus far that we opted to stay and pay for the first night before being refunded for the remainder of our trip and finding alternate accommodation. If the suite we were given wasn't clean, why should we believe that the others are? We spent our first night in Paris scrambling to find a new place to stay, which was disappointing and wasteful. Of note: the elevator is not for tall people. Also, their free wifi was horrendous and wouldn't work in the room. There is also zero sound-proofing and you could hear everything going on outside. There were very few outlets for plugging in electronics. The location of the hotel and the staff are lovely, but the praise ends there.…
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights, and then returned a week later for one more night. The staff were very pleasant and they remembered us at our return and we were warmly welcomed. They helped aquire taxis for us and in general were exceptional. Although rooms were small, they were clean and well furnished. The breakfast buffet was sufficient but nothing too fancy. Definitely European! We will certainly return.
Great cosy hotel , basics catered for, aircon , nice warm showers , Clean and compact. Breakfast pricey , there is a fantastic pastry place literally 1 minutes walk away near to metro entrance or a mcds within 3 mins of you want a Euro breakfast Hahahaha. All in all , Great place to sleep and explore from.