Art Hotel Lafayette
98, rue d'Hauteville, Paris, France star
Doubles from: $123 to $165
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located just minutes by foot to either the Gare du Nord or Gare de l’Est, the three-star Art Hotel d’Hauteville is convenient, trendy and sometimes affordable. Its rates are a bit too high for us to consider it an “Editor’s Pick,” but we’re still mentioning it, as it sometimes presents a good value.
Pros: Newly renovated rooms. Cool contemporary design. Lots of amenities and free Wi-Fi. Near train stations.
Cons: Rates fluctuate wildly. Not close to many sights.
The Art Hotel d'Hauteville, including all 27 rooms, was completely renovated in 2011. They went for “boutique,” meaning that rooms have that tell-tale smart style. We’re talking about recessed overhead lighting, décor that uses an earth-tone palette (lots of olives and purples going on), and an embrace of dark-stained woods. The effect is attractive.
All rooms, which vary in size from moderately spacious to a bit tight, are equipped with a flat-screen TV, telephone, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning (individually controlled). Rooms facing the street have double-paned windows, which is helpful for keeping out street noise, especially for lower floors. (We’d request a higher floor—don’t worry, there’s an elevator.)
We were impressed by the bathrooms, some of which are spacious (by Paris standards) and have large walk-in showers. All are equipped with a hair dryer, modern square sink and upscale toiletries.
The Art Hotel is located all the way up rue d’Hauteville at the Place Franz Liszt, which boasts a church and a traffic circle. It's picture-postcard cute.
More importantly, the area’s two important railroad stations (Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est) are close by. This is certainly a convenient plus, and the hotel will be practical for those arriving late or leaving early. Otherwise, though, we’d probably opt for a hotel a bit more central.
A note on rates
Rates seem to fluctuate wildly at the Art Hotel d'Hauteville, depending on season and availability. We’d consider rates in the €90-100 range to be a good value.
Breakfast is served for a (not-so-cheapo) €10.
Reviewed by: Tom Meyers, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Extra Charge
- Concierge/Booking Services
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Fax Machine
- Free Newspapers
- Groups welcome
- Luggage Storage
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Safe at reception
- Wake-Up Service
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Hair Dryer
- Internet Access
- Soundproofed Windows
- TV – flat screen
98, rue d'Hauteville
Gare Du Nord, Paris, France
About the Art Hotel Lafayette neighborhood
Located in the 10th arrondissement, the Gare du Nord is the grandest of the city's 19th-century train stations. The area has little to offer on the cultural or historical front. It does, however, boast an abundance of transportation options, budget hotels and exotic shops.