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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The three-star Hotel Crayon offers 26 rooms, each decorated with their own particular primary color scheme. The location just a short walk from the Centre Pompidou, the Opera, and Forum des Halles makes it an ideal, if not-so-cheapo, spot close to major attractions including the Louvre.
Pros: Renovated rooms. Cheerful staff. Bright, colorful décor. Central location. Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel.
Cons: Can be pricey. The touristy neighborhood isn’t for everyone.
The Hotel Crayon’s Amazing Technicolor Dream-rooms feature richly painted walls with framed prints and retro furnishings found in Paris’ famous flea markets. Note the red, yellow, and purple-themed rooms, further decorated with seemingly-scribbled drawings on the walls above beds, in corners and on doors. The higher-end rooms start mixing in patterns: paisley, printed wallpaper, silver panels. Hand-drawn illustrations done in crayon (naturally) may be a bit too loud or kitschy for some. Each room at the Crayon is equipped with air conditioning, TV, telephone and safe. They're also soundproofed, and all are non-smoking. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel and all rooms.
Bathrooms, which feature either shower or bathtub, are similarly stylish and colorful, with fanciful mirrors, glass shower doors, bright-and-happy tiling and a collection of globally-inspired toiletries. While compact, the rain shower will help you feel clean and refreshed after each daily adventure. All bathrooms are equipped with a hair dryer.
Guests can also choose their own personalized aromatherapy for their room, meaning the room will always smell exactly how you’d like.
Metro: The hotel is easily accessible by several Metro stations, including Les Halles, Louvre-Rivoli or Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre.
Airport: From either airport, the RER B train will stop at Châtelet-Les Halles for an easy walk to the hotel.
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.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
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About the Hôtel Crayon by Elegancia neighborhood
Located to the west of Châtelet, the area surrounding the Louvre museum is an art lover's playground. The quarter boasts grand Haussmann-style boulevards leading to the gold dome of the Opéra and the banks of the Seine. The quarter's biggest draw is the Louvre museum and the Seine-side Jardin des Tuileries.