Our goal and challenge was to find room near the major sites that would accommodate a family of 4. (2 adults and 2 kids ages 14 and 10) This is not an easy find in Paris. We stayed in the Executive Room 504 for 3 nights. I'll list the Pros/Cons to help other families decide if this hotel will work for them:
- Extremely friendly front desk staff
- Excellent location. Metro stop close and can walk to Champs Elysees
- Clean room
- Quiet room
- Quiet street
- Room was 429 Euros, which is a bargain for 4 beds.
- King bed with two twin fold outs, which meant the kids had their own beds.
- small mini-mart across the street to buy more water for the room and snacks. We were only given 2 bottles of water at check in.
- large enough room that we all had our "section" for our luggage.
- comfortable bathroom with 2 sinks and toilet/shower separated by a door.
- Lift was shaky and very slow so we took the stairs down every time. On our last night, it was broken (5 flights up and then 5 flights down in the morning WITH luggage :(
- No coffee for the coffee maker, ever. Even when we asked at night
- only 2-3 towels, consistently, for a family of 4. Since we'd arrive back late in the evening, the friendly front desk staff was gone and it was a scramble to try and get a 4th towel from the one person on duty. We quit trying and shared.
- No washcloths given, ever. Bummer considering the extreme heat and dust and dirt in the city
- Breakfast is very expensive for what you get. Best to go off site.
- AC only blew from near the bathroom and our room was basically the attic space, so the room had hot and cold areas.
- Executive room is NOT a room with a living room so the only privacy is the bathroom or a large curtain that can cover the wardrobe side of the room. May not be a con, but something you need to know if you are looking for more privacy you may need two rooms.
- the hotel/lobby is spartan, no ambiance. Utilitarian comes to mind.
- hallways and stairs are not Air Conditioned.
All in all, I knew this was pretty much what I was going to get for the price point and the need for 4 to a room. The broken lift, poor AC circulation in the room and hot hallways were a downer. Paris is unusually hot right now and by the time we got to the hotel at night, we were tired of sweating. For 3 nights, it was adequate. The computers were down when we left...so they couldn't close out my bill.
Hope this helps!!
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- New building built in the 90s, the Holiday Inn Paris Elysées will attract you with its location, sobriety and contemporary design.Fully refurbished in 2011, the hotel with its 43 rooms, is a key place for business men and families who want to enjoy Parisian life style.Warm colors, contemporary furniture, natural material, hood, marble or even glass are mixed to create a smooth and graceful set. ... more less
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