Hôtel Ecole Centrale
3 rue bailly, Paris, France star
Doubles from: $217 to $258
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Ideally located along the northwestern edge of the Marais, near the Musée des Arts et Métiers (one of our favorite museums under the sun), the three-star Hôtel Ecole Centrale glows with a celestial, eternal holiday vibe. Immediately upon entering its spacious lobby, we found ourselves humming “Blue Skies.”
Pros: Well-equipped rooms. Fun art-deco look. Lively, movie-set decor in lobby. Friendly management.
Cons: Rooms can be very pricey.
The hotel’s 22 small rooms are brightened with vibrant sponge washes in orange, yellow and lavender, and the funky, art deco-inspired furniture is accentuated by hand-painted contrasting wall stripes. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen television, phone and free Wi-Fi. Rooms on the first three floors have higher ceilings supported by exposed wooden beams. A sixth-floor deluxe suite offers a Jacuzzi bathtub, slanted ceilings and skylights (but you’ll have to take the stairs up from the fifth floor to get there).
The renovated bathrooms shine on with new fixtures. Bathtubs (and bathrooms with a view!) are available (ask ahead).
Downstairs, the lobby and adjoining café are whimsically decked out in pulsating hues, potted palms and posh wicker, along with wall murals and scattered wrought iron grilles. It’s very much a “movie-set feel” and reminded us of “Rick’s Café” from “Casablanca”—and, perhaps, an Italian palazzo, too.
The breakfast room’s balcony and the “Phantom”-worthy crystal chandelier hovering above the reception desk are equally swoon-worthy, and the management and staff are friendly and helpful.
Breakfast is available for a rather steep €15.
Reviewed by: Theadora Brack, 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
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Fax Machine
- Free Newspapers
- Historic building
- Luggage Storage
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Office Center
- Reading room
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Room Service
- Shuttle service
- Tourist information
- Wake-Up Service
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
- DVD player
- Hair Dryer
- Internet Access
- Rooms with view
- Soundproofed Windows
- TV – flat screen
3 rue bailly
Marais, Paris, France
About the Hôtel Ecole Centrale neighborhood
Stretched between Châtelet and the Place de la Bastille, the Marais is the trendiest neighborhood on our list. Its narrow, winding streets are full of funky boutiques, boy bars, and tiny bistros. The Marais is home to the city's historic Jewish quarter and is the center of gay Parisian life. It’s a safe and lively area for nightlife, particularly around the Rue Vieille du Temple.