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If you're going to be bold enough to call yourself the "Hotel Paris France," then you'd better live up to your name. Happily, this “Paris France” is one reliable pick, offering comfortable air conditioned rooms, a central perch near République, and relatively low rates.
Pros: Very well-run. Elevator. Air conditioned. Great views, especially on higher floors.
Cons: No courtyard (all rooms face street). Rates not always cheap.
The Paris France is a polished, even slick spot, looking all gussied up with Belle Époque touches from the street (the somewhat busy Rue de Turbigo, just south of Place de la République). Inside, the reception is a class act, with efficient, though friendly service, and period furniture on hardwood floors.
Up the glass elevator, the hotel’s 46 rooms are papered in attractive bright colors, and beds are topped with fluffy white duvets. Other furnishings, like headboards and wardrobes, are standard hotel fare, and less exciting.
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, television and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms have big white tiles, hair dryers and either a tub or shower.
There isn’t any courtyard at the Paris France, so all rooms have street views. Notably, however, rooms on the seventh and eighth floors have great neighborhood views, and some look out toward the Eiffel Tower. (Note that getting to the eighth floor requires walking up one flight of stairs.)
Breakfast is offered for a Cheapo-friendly €6.
The hotel’s rue de Turbigo location makes it very easy to get around, as you’re a very quick walk up to the République Metro hub. (By the way, this major square, for years a hot mess, has been completely reconceived and reworked into a shockingly pleasant place to hang out, complete with a trendy new café.)
We’ve placed the hotel in the Marais neighborhood, but it’s really right on its western border, meaning that you can easily walk east to the center of the Marais or west toward Les Halles and, beyond that, the Louvre.
Side note: Really a two star?
At the risk of overstating the point, I’ll reiterate that the hotel looks and acts like a three-star hotel. After all, rooms have AC, there’s an elevator, and the whole place is just polished. So, why hasn’t it upgraded? I posed the question to the receptionist. “In fact, we’d rather remain a very nice two-star hotel than become just another three-star.”
So yes, add “unpretentious” to reasons why we like this place.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
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About the Hotel Paris France neighborhood
Spanning the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, from Châtelet to the Place de la Bastille, and from République to the Seine, the Marais is one of Paris’ most popular and desirable neighborhoods for locals and tourists alike, a vibrant, fashionable hub that combines history, culture, nightlife and shopping in equal measure.