We stayed for free using platinum points from many other stays, so I can't talk about value.
From the train it was a less than 10 minute walk from the Laplace station. On the right there is a small convenience store that sells 1.5 liter bottles of Evian Water for 0.9 Euros one of the few inexpensive things in France, compared to the U.S..
The mall directly across the street was clean and had a Mcdonald's that had Egg McMuffins for about 1.5 Euro, an American way to get eggs in town. They were so slow, it took 15 minutes to get three McMuffins, with one other customer in the restaurant. I say this because getting the buffet for $18 each can get a little pricy everyday. The breakfast buffet had everything including scrambled eggs and the coffee was fine. The front desk was superb at helping us navigate the rail system giving us maps and explaining how to figure out where to go, and how to connect to other lines. Use the electronic boards on each track to know where and when each train is going (see photo). trains come every 4 minutes or so, so if you miss one another is on the way. Each time the board will light up the stops it goes to, it it is not lit, it will not stop there. We learned this the hard way the first day, going by the places where we wanted to stop, but since we had the Paris Visite Pass, 2 people for $40 Euro, it was just a hassle, not financial burden. To get to most anywhere it took between 15-30 minutes, I did not think this was to bad, considering if you wanted to stay in the popular areas, near Eiffel Tower etc., you would pay a bundle for a room. We stayed in room 517 on the 5th (top) floor facing the mall. It was very quiet, and with the fan on, very good for sleeping. We had a private porch, the Internet (for us) was free, and worked well. The bathroom was clean, but the glass shower panel only covered 50% of the length of the shower, meaning we had to run the water at about one third of the pressure, or flood the floor, really annoying. The bed was nice, there were plenty of outlets to plug into my computer. All in all I would hardily endorse the Arcueil if you can live with using the train and it cost everyday. The daytime front desk was exceptional, Emeli was a standout in information, patience and knowledge of the area.
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- The Courtyard Paris Arcueil is designed for the comfort of today's traveler, with spacious hotel rooms, modern furniture, fantastic beds, air conditioning, mini-fridge, safe and broadband internet. Enjoy a convenient access to Paris Orly and Paris Charles de Gaulle Roissy Airports by the RER B train (Laplace Station) and a direct connection to downtown Paris, France, with its world-famous shopping, attractions and museums. The multi-functional hotel lobby opens up onto the front desk, the Market and the business center. Connect to Internet anywhere in the hotel (for a fee) and enjoy free access to the fitness gym 24 hours a day. ... more less
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