I've been to Paris on several occasions; this was my first time staying at this hotel. Normally, I don't write reviews, but we liked this place a lot.
The location is perfect, right near Boulevard Saint-Germain, Place Saint-Michel, the Odeon Metro stop, famous brasseries and cafes, as well as moderately priced ones, all within walking distance.
We stayed here for a week in mid-February and were extremely pleased with just about everything.
We were in Room 405, a standard double room, away from the street, facing the back, which we had requested; we slept like logs. We had a partial view of Notre Dame, also requested, and paid a special reduced price by booking well in advance. Yes, the room was not very big, but the bathroom was fine and clean. And this IS Paris......and on the hip Left Bank.
We found Lorette and Fanny very friendly and especially helpful; the night staff was pleasant, too. All were very courteous to us.
It didn't matter what we asked for, Lorette and Fanny had an answer for everything.
Need directions on how to get somewhere on the Metro or RER: ask Lorette or Fanny.
Need a suggestion for moderately priced restaurants nearby: ask Lorette or Fanny. They know many; they also willingly called and made reservations for us......no problem.
Need a suggestion for a nice brunch: ask Lorette or Fanny.
Need to know how to walk to this place or that place: ask Lorette or Fanny.
Need to know how to get to Versailles: ask Lorette or Fanny.
On a cold day, we came back to the hotel and Lorette offered us tea; we were not charged for it. The next day was also quite cold: this time, the tea service was waiting for us in our room. No charge.
We thought the breakfast buffet was very good; for 12 euros it would be hard to find something comparable nearby. This IS Paris and the Left Bank location is not cheap. If you want cheap, you'll probably have to stay somewhere less hip....and will probably get "cheap."
The hotel also arranged the airport shuttle for us on arrival, with hardly any advance notice; it worked quite well. Going back to the airport was the same. No problem. So what if you first have to drop off a couple of people on the way in from the airport; we were brought right up to the hotel. The return shuttle was fine, too. And both trips were moderately priced.....Remember: this IS Paris, so it's not going to be cheap and a taxi is always going to be expensive.
All in all, we can surely recommend this hotel. We've both been to Paris before -- on business and for pleasure -- and would stay at this hotel again......and probably will on our next trip....
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- Best Western Hotel Paris
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