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Mercure Paris Arc de Triomphe Etoile
Ranked #872 of 1,801 Hotels in Paris
Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“December Getaway”
Reviewed December 15, 2008

We stayed in a double room on the night of December 12th 2008. This was our first trip to Paris and we wanted to be sure that we had booked a comfortable hotel.
We were very pleased with our choice in the Mercure Arc de Triomphe. The staff were friendly, professional and courteous and the room was very nicely furnished,comfortable and spotlessly clean. Extra pillows were available in the room and although there were no tea/coffee making facilities this was available at no charge from reception.
Check in and departure were flawlessly handled.
The hotel is around a 10 minute walk from the Porte Maillot centre and around 1 minute from the Arc de Triomphe itself.
You really couldn't get a more central location.
We paid extra for the continental breakfast. This took the form of a buffet and included a choice of hot items (scrambled egg, pancakes and sausages) as well as an extensive cold choice.
All in all an excellent stay.

Stayed December 2008
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed November 27, 2008

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights recently on a short break to paris. We arrived late off a Ryanair flight and walked to the property which we found after walking around in circles a lot first! I have to say that when I e-mailed the hotel to ask for directions from the Ryanair drop-off point, they werent too helpful. They just gave me the hotel's address again which didnt really clarify anything for me! Anyway, the hotel is only a 10 min walk from the Porte Maillot drop off point. My very first impresssion was Oh No we are right next to Stringfellows! I have to admit the strip club with like 5 bouncers on the door clouded my first impressions of the hotel especially when we got upstairs to discover no English TV channels but a host of hard porn entertainment (you need an access code to watch!).

The next day when we actually got a chance to walk around teh area during the day, i realised that its actually a fab location and not seedy at all! We were a 5 minute walk from the arc de triomphe and the end of the Champs elysees. Its very handy to be right next to a Monoprix also for supplies! Theres a bar just down the road too called Indigo or Indiana or somthing like that...great to go to for Happy Hour between 5 and 8, half price beer and cocktails in a city where beer can be very pricey!

Back to the hotel-the location is fab, the decor in the reception area is modern and nice and the hotel rooms are excellent. They are just like they look on the hotels website. The rooms are large by Paris standards, certainly larger than any other 3 star hotel ive stayed in the city. They are very modern, lovely large shower, big bed, mood lighting etc etc! There are tea and coffee making facilities too (no milk though!).

The one reason Im giving the hotel a 4 and not a 5 is that we booked a weekend package through the hotels website that included a guide book, bottle of water , bed and breakfast and a late checkout until 4. When we arrived, there was no mention of teh package, we were just given keys to our room. I had to specifically ask teh next day. The reception staff werent friendly at all. They told me to take a water from the minibar and said I couldnt have the room until 4, only until 2. That was dissapointing as we had a late flight home and the late checkout was the primary reasonh we booked this hotel. If there is no availability, surely you should be told apologetically upon arrival, instead of having to ask when its part of your deal.

Anyway...other than that, nice stay! If you can get the hotel at a good price, go 4 it but as always, i feel you spend so little time in your room that its not of so much importance on a short break. If I went back again, I would probably stay at Hotel Innova.

Stayed November 2008
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Vienna
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Reviewed November 7, 2008

New hotel, 5 mins on foot from the Arc de Triomphe, situated in a nice area, between the CDG-Etoile RER/Metro and the Ternes Metro stations.
Friendly staff. Did not try the breakfast buffet, as we found it overpriced.

Room was small but clean. Modern furniture. A plexiglas wall separated bedroom and bath, but bath and shower had no door, so share with someone you know. WC does have a door. TV, Safe, minibar and tea&coffee making facilities in room. Comfy bed.

Would choose this hotel again for a next trip to Paris.

  • Liked — Location, clean room, tea&coffee making facilities
  • Disliked — Small room, expensive breakfast buffet
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2007

We left for Paris on the freshly inaugurated Seattle-Paris Air France flight with little expectation. I had made last minute reservations through Priceline asking for a room for $120/night in the vicinity of Etoile for 2 nights. After getting off the Air France Bus in Etoile, we took a short stroll to the hotel. As we got closer to the hotel, I got increasingly nervous. We were approaching a very busy, loud, large street. It also did not help that the entrance to the hotel was understated and fairly small. Once in the hotel, I was comforted by seeing the posted rates behind the reception clerk listed as 305Er/night. I felt a hotel which is normally this expensive must offer good accomodations.
Entering the room was porbably the most rewarding experience throughout all my travels. The rooms are decked out in very nice modern furnishings and all sorts of mood LED lights that are the craze in all of France (ranging from toilet rooms to TGV cabins). I can not say enough about the noise control in the rooms. We could not hear even a bird chirp outside. The shower was very nicely designed. The bed was roomy and very comfortable. I am very particular about the linen used in hotels. In fact, I always back my own sheets and it is rare that I feel comfortable in hotel sheets (even at four seasons). Somehow, I felt entirely comfortable in their linen (did not smell like caustic detergent etc.). Additional the staff were hospitable. The hotel is located in a desirable neighborhood w/ all sort of metro stations nearby. I highly recommend this hotel, specially if you can get a good deal on it through Priceline.

  • Liked — Great Room
  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2007

Modern hotel, located on a main street about 4 blocks from the Arc de Triomphe & M1 Metro line (Charles DeGaulle Etoille stop).

Actual name of hotel is "Mercure Paris Arc De Triomphe Etoile", a 3-star on 27 avenue des Ternes.

Rooms aren't like the hotel's photos above--they're new and nicer. Think "IKEA meets Paris"...hardwood floors, comfortable beds with duvets, flatscreen TV. Rooms were clean and spacious, and large enough for 2 people with luggage. As the previous guest wrote, there's no door/privacy for the shower and vanity. (Plus, if you prefer a shower, be sure to request it, otherwise you'll get a bathtub with a hand-mounted shower nozzle 2 feet off the ground.) Front desk staff were very friendly, except for one night clerk who was a grouch.

The only thing I disliked is my room on the lower floor was noisy, even with soundproof windows. They were doing construction on the roof while I was there, and was awakened at 9am on Sunday a.m. by debris crashing into a dumpster.

You can take the Air France bus from CDG airport to the Charles DeGaulle Etoille bus stop for 20 Euros RT, which is very convenient and takes less than an hour from airport. The Termes Metro stop is less than 2 blocks from the hotel, and you can make an easy connection to the main M1 line.

On Saturdays and Sundays, there's a picturesque, local Parisian market just across Ave. des Termes near the FNAC electronics store, which sells bread, flowers, meat, seafood and wine. It's a great way to experience a true Parisian market, buy food for a picnic, or grab breakfast.

If you don't mind taking the Metro, this is a great location. For those who don't want to walk or navigate the Metro, you would want to stay closer to Notre Dame or Louvre area, although I thought this was a great choice.

  • Liked — Clean, new decor & linens
  • Disliked — Construction noise on Sunday a.m.
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
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london
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2006

Ideal budget place to stay for a short break in Paris.
Rooms are modern and very clean. Coffee/tea minibar(limited) in room. Beds new and comfy with duvets. Good aircon. Soundproofed windows but a bit noisy from floor above. Bathrooms no doors so only share with someone you know! Toilet does have a door.
Selection of toiletries is above average.
Very helpful and accommodating reception staff.
Didn't stay for breakfast but the selection looked good. There is a PAUL patisserie across the road and a Monoprix express next door.
Close to the Metro Ternes and Charles de Gaulle Etoile where the airport shuttle stops.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed August 10, 2005

I used to live in Europe, and have stayed at this hotel many times. It is in a great location, and it's always clean. Whenever I go back to Paris for vacation, I always check for availibility, but it is often full.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2004, traveled on business
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Property: Mercure Paris Arc de Triomphe Etoile
Address: 27 avenue des Ternes, 75017 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Champs-Elysees , Batignolles-Monceau
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#322 Business Hotel in Paris
#421 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#615 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Paris Arc de Triomphe Etoile 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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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