I have stayed in a number of hotels in Paris and know my place around the city fairly well having stayed in Paris for a month and visiting on numerous occasions. But Mercure Paris is probably the better Mercure branded hotels in Paris. It's location is good because it is only a 2 minutes walk to Metro Ternes and 8 minute walk to Metro Charles de Gaulle – Étoile. The Air France Le Cars bus from CDG airport stops beside the Arc de Triomphe which is less than 10 minutes walk to the hotel. This is quite important because it saves you time/effort and/or money to haul your luggage through the metro or transfer from metro to cab to your hotel.
The room is quite large, one of the largest room I've stayed in Paris with very comfortable beds and large rain shower, a separate WC! (wow in Paris a 4 star hotel!). I have stayed in the superior double room which seems like to be recently renovated (maybe within a few years) which is quite good in Paris. Many hotels in Paris are quite old and the interior as well, just like the city I guess.....
Hotels get less expensive as your move away from the center of Paris (Cite), and being less than 10 minutes to the Arc the Triomophe is not bad being that Arc the Triomphe is about 10 minutes Metro ride to the center of the city, Notre dame etc. Mind you there is not much around Arc the Triomphe other than the Arc the Triomphe....and the Champs elysees but to be honest why walk down a big 10 lane street when you have so much to do in Paris!
The outside and the lobby looks a bit shabby and the elevator is a bit on the small side but you will be pleasantly surprised when you get into your room. (mine a superior double, so I do not know about the other ones) I did not have breakfast in the hotel so I cannot comment on that but why pay for breakfast when you have cafes all around Paris. There is a "Paul" bakery just across the hotel and why not buy a croissant and coffee there in the morning. Paul is a chain bakery around Paris but good quality stuff!
And BTW there is a gentlemen's club beside the hotel but it is not noisy at all just some noise from the street, Avenue de Ternes, in the morning from the garbage and street cleaning trucks. If it helps, this is a high end gentlemen's club so nothing bad with a few range rovers parked in front and a bouncer beside your hotel every evening..actually you would't even noticed it is one....
I will not hesitate at all to stay in this hotel again in my next visit to Paris.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stone's throw from the Champs Elysees (at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe) easily accessible by Metro (lines 1, 2 and 6) and RER A, the Mercure Paris Arc de Triomphe Etoile hotel is ideal for your shopping trips. This hotel has been renovated to meet high quality, environmentally-friendly standards. All rooms combine the principles of color therapy with modern and elegant decor. ... more less
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