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Hotel Crayon by Elegancia
Ranked #325 of 1,804 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Good location. Very small room and not a good value. Could only open one suitcase at a time and needed to stand in the room to open shower door. Mold on shower floor, nightstand light out needs a crayon or paint job on the walls for all the scratch on walls. seriously if was half the price would be ok, but paying $376 a night makes it not worth staying here.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Crayon for five nights during our European trip last month. What a wonderful experience. The location is incredible! You are five minute walk from the Louvre and the Palais Royale. There is a Metro stop right there by the Louvre and you can easily get to anywhere else in Paris by hopping on a train.

Hotel Crayon is a real boutique experience. There are only 20 or 30 rooms and each one is unique. As befits the name, there are drawings-- crayon and otherwise-- all of the place.

What really made our stay, however, is the staff. They are gracious, cheerful and tremendously helpful. Ask for Didier. He functioned almost as our personal tour guide, giving us advice on all the sites, when to go, how to get there and on and on. A real wealth of information.

I speak a little French, which helped, but most of the staff speak English so communications were not a problem. We will be back!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

There are so many good things I can say about Hotel Crayon. Let's start with the biggest one first. The staff is simply superb. Camille, Didier, and Melody were an absolute joy to deal with. They are never too busy to help no matter what your question is, and are always extremely friendly. It's the people that made my two and a half week stay so great. Based on this alone I would recommend this hotel to anyone, but there's more.
The location cannot be beaten. You are central to all of Paris. A short walk to the Louvre and to Notre Dame, as well as to a Metro stop which can get you anyplace else you'd wish to go. There's also a wonderful bakery up the street (Les Soeurs Sucre) that has amazing pastries, as well as cafes close at hand.
I had a double room (#401) and was perfectly happy with it. The housekeepers were always on point and the room was always clean. Oh and there was nothing quite as nice as seeing the large bottle of Evian on the desk after a long day of touristing. (A very nice touch).
All in all this small boutique hotel was so much fun. Definitely give it a try.
(Jerry - Room 401)

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights, and absolutely loved it. It was my first time in Paris with my dad & the staff was more than welcoming. Everyone who works there is incredibly nice & made us feel at home. The room we stayed in was clean & it had a wonderful decor. The location of the hotel is perfect. Close to the Louvre & only a short drive to the Eiffel Tower and L'arc de Triomphe. I cannot stress enough how nice everyone was at the hotel. They were so gracious & warm & were so kind to help with recommendations & even got us tickets to many of museums. Definitely a huge recommendation from me!

Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

I staid only for 1 night but I found it very cozy and elegant at the same time.
The receptionists were amazing. Every time I needed were helpful and quite friendly. They made me feel that they were taking care of me and try to do their best so I could have a pleasant stay
Will return for sure

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

situation good , young friendly trandy clean hotel , swift service as a Paris boutique hotel, small but clean , friendly ladies in the breakfast room .
rooms are small but clean , shower and bathroom is again small but clean . one of the best btq hotels in Paris

Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very central, slightly above budget prices, but not by much. Rooms were clean, well decorated and a bit quirky. Staff were great and very friendly and mostly spoke excellent English. The room had aircon which is not common in this price range and is a real boon in a small room in warm Paris weather.

Lift was a bit coffin sized, but this is fairly standard for central Paris hotels - I asked for and got a room on the first floor, given I didn't like the idea of being transported in such a tiny lift.

Breakfast was good and generous. Really nothing to complain about at this hotel. Highly recommended - go there!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Address: 25 rue du Bouloi | 1st Arr., 75001 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Louvre / Palais-Royal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#103 Family Hotel in Paris
#106 Business Hotel in Paris
#335 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $152 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Crayon by Elegancia 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This comfortable hotel has more of a guest-house atmosphere with its colourful pop art decor and designer style. The Crayon is a special sort of guest-house: the residence of a Parisian artist who invites you to enjoy a very colourful stay! ... more   less 
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