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Hotel Motte Picquet
Ranked #184 of 1,804 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 10, 2013

My husband and I chose Hotel de la Motte Picquet based on the recommendation in Rick Steves' Paris guide book and it was a great choice! The staff at the hotel were very knowledgeable about restaurants, attractions and tours, although we ended up using Rick Steves' guide to plan most of our days (the hotel has all of his Paris-related books).

We had a room with a queen bed on the second floor of the hotel facing the street. Noise wasn't a problem for us at all. The room was quite small, but this wasn't a problem either as we spent almost all of our time in Paris out and about. The only thing we didn't love about the room was the shower, which was constructed about a foot off the floor so the step up was a bit tricky when getting in and out. Not sure if all the rooms have similar shower set-ups, but I would suggest requesting a room with a more accessible shower if this was a concern.

The location was the most fabulous part of this hotel. The metro (Ecole Militaire station) was about a block away (2 minute walk) and was extremely easy to use. We could get all over Paris from this station and transfers to other lines are quick and easy. Within easy walking distance was the Eiffel Tower, the Army Museum, Napoleon's Tomb and the Seine River. We walked to/from the Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe a few times - a longer walk but still doable.

The restaurants in this neighborhood are amazing! The hotel is located on the corner of Rue Cler which has lots of cafes, sandwich and crepe stands. Some of our favorite restaurants in the neighborhood were Le Florimond, Cafe le Bosque, Le Terrasse du 7eme, Creperie Ulysee en Gaule and Cafe Constant. We opted to wake up early and take advantage of the hotel's complimentary breakfast (croissants, baguettes, fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee, etc.).

Overall a great stay. We'll stay here next time we're in Paris.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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picquet, Responsable réception at Hotel Motte Picquet, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Dear guests,

The whole staff of the Hotel de la Motte Picquet join me to thank you gratefully for having write such a nice review about us !
We are more than satisfied to discover that you had a fantastic time in Paris and made the most of your stay to really explore this incredible city and its treasures : monuments, culture and food. It is a pleasure to read that you liked the hotel, your room and our breakfast : we all do our best to propose a clean and elegant setting and a large scale of choices for your comfort. About the shower, there are different configuration of bathroom so next time you will be able to ask for a shower or a bath as you prefer. We work hard to deserve your trust and the recommandations made by Rick Steeve !
Be sure that we will be very happy to welcome you again in the Hotel de la Motte picquet : Paris is so large and rich, there is always places to discover ! Even we wo live there, we have surprise every day !

Sincerely,

Mo

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

My family and I traveled to Paris over December and stayed at Hotel Motte Picquet. Although the rooms were small, which I understand is normal for Europe, we were all comfortable and happy with the facilities. The staff were very friendly. I was in contact with them regularly months before our trip and they happily answered all my questions and assisted by booking all of our tours for us (I really recommend you do this if it's your first trip to Paris). Our traveling party consisted of my parents, my sister and brother-in-law, my husband and our 2 children aged 2 & 4. We had no problems getting around, the Eiffel Tower is a short walk away, there are a few bus stops along the road outside the hotel and you are very central to everything. We loved this hotel and would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone traveling to Paris. Our only regret is that we stayed such a short time in Paris as we had a fantastic time and are already planning another trip.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank LeepeeM
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picquet, Responsable réception at Hotel Motte Picquet, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Dear guests,

How could we forget your (large) family ? We were all very happy to read your comment this morning and see that you all had a great time in Paris among us at the Hotel de la Motte Picquet !
We do our very best every day to make our guests feel like home and do love when families share wonderful moments together, different generations united in the City of Light ! You are right it is a good idea to organize the whole trip in advance so that when you arrive everything is well set up and you can just relax and enjoy. So be sure we will again help you with all the bookings (tours, cruises, restaurants, shows, shuttle) if by chance you would come back with us!!

We wish you all the very best,

Take care ;-) !

Mo

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

The hotel is located near many tourist attractions and the metro. Rue Cler is just around the corner and is surrounded by many good restaurant and supermarkets. The owner took efforts to decorate the place especially the rooms. The staffs are generally friendly. Very likely to return for longer duration on very visit.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Kelc32
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picquet, Responsable réception at Hotel Motte Picquet, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Dear guests,
What a pleasure to read your comment about your stay at the Hotel de la Motte Picquet ! You seemed to like our great location by the main places of Paris and we are honored that you were sensitive to the charm of our decoration : we do our best to make you feel like in family while in an elegant decorum. We wait to see you back with impatience !

Best regards,

Mo

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Nice and clean hotel, well decorated. Helpful and friendly staff especially kind Madam at the reception. Good location near Rue Cler, suitable for dinning and shopping. Eiffel tower within walking distance, almost ten minutes walk. Bus stops near hotel with good accessibility to Louvre museum.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the street are noisy at night.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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picquet, Responsable réception at Hotel Motte Picquet, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Dear guest,
Let us thank you for the time you took to write such a nice review about the Hotel de la Motte Picquet. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed our central location and the good restaurants that surround us ! We hope to see you soon in Paris !

Cordially,

Mo

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

This hotel was absolutely perfect for our 2 1/2 day visit to Paris. It's location near the Eiffel Tower and Rue Cler made it easy for us to walk everywhere. The room was clean, small but charming, nicely decorated and the bed very comfortable. Vanessa at the front desk, was friendly and charming and went out of her way to answer our questions (in very good English) and help us map out our routes. We would highly recommend this hotel to other travelers to Paris.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Michelle56Rivers
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picquet, Responsable réception at Hotel Motte Picquet, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2012

Dear guests,

First let us thank you for your nice review. We are very happy to read that you spend great 2 and a half days in Paris, at the Hotel de la Motte-Picquet.
There are so many things to discover in Paris, we do hope, you will come back when you can, a bit longer, to see some of these treasures. Be certain that we will be there to welcome you like family and give you the keys of the City. We love so much the Capital ourselves that we know it by HEART ! Don't hesitate. We look forward to see you !

Cordially,

Mo

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We booked this hotel for one night on a quick trip from London. This small hotel is located near to the metro, the Eiffel tower, shops, and restaurants. The accommodations were nice but what made this stay exceptional was the personal attention from Maurice (Mo). This was our first time in France and we were expecting to encounter the stereotypical French attitude towards Americans. Mo checked us in early and extended the best service we have ever received in any country. He helped us plan our sightseeing trips, recommended transportation, and provided literature. The night of our stay, we purchased some wine and cheese from a local shop and came back to the hotel to get a knife. Mo grabbed and opened the wine bottle and then produced a serving tray with little snacks, plates, glasses, and napkins. He extended exceptional service in every way possible and was one of the highlights of our brief stay in Paris.
The rest of the people we met in Paris, were usually very nice and did not live up to the bad reputation.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms have a limited view of the Eiffel Tower.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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picquet, Responsable réception at Hotel Motte Picquet, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2012

Dear guests,

Thank you so very much for all the sweet things you write about the Hotel de la Motte-Picquet and the staff ;-) ! We are aware that a lot of Americans have the feeling not to be loved in France and we are very happy to show you that, on the contrary, your good temper, great smiles and friendly and simple attitude make our work a pleasure. Is there a lot of work where we can meet wonderful people from all around the world, at the best time of their life when they are decontracted, happy, curious and have the opportunity to share with them about life ? I don't think so. Such a work is precious and we learn so much with every meeting ! Besides, we love France and want to share its beauty with the world!! You have to know that your message makes my week :) !!

Take care,

Sincerely,

Mo

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Hotel de la Motte Picquet is exceptionally well located near the Eiffel Tower and around the corner from Rue Cler, the wonderful epitome of a Paris street. The staff were knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and very well informed. The rooms were charming, clean and well appointed, the baths perfect. I hightly recommend Hotel de la Motte Picquet for an authentic, French experience.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Michael S
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picquet, Responsable réception at Hotel Motte Picquet, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Dear guests,

Thank you for your nice review about the Hotel de la Motte-Picquet. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay among us in the Beautiful Paris. It is satisfying to read that you loved your room we do our very best to propose cosy, warm, adorable bedrroms where you can rest after your long walk at the discovery of the treasures of the Capital : monuments, museums, shops, cafés...
We really hope to see you back soon at the Hotel de la Motte-Picquet !

Cordially,

Mo

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Address: 30 avenue de la Motte Picquet | 7th Arr., 75007 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#65 Family Hotel in Paris
#106 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $139 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Motte Picquet 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel de La Motte Picquet, a hotel of Charm, is a very well groomed and well renovated hotel, lying in a unique district: the 7th district, near the main business centres, a short walk from the Champ-de-Mars, the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadero, the Invalides and the Rodin Museum. It is an oasis of peace in the heart of Paris, with many transport opportunities which make it easily accessible. Its location is outstanding: at the corner of Rue Cler. ... more   less 
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