Which Marriott property would you recommend for a 9 night stay in Paris? TIA
I stayed at the Marriott Champs-Elysees for a week and I have to say, it was worth every point I used. The hotel is centrally located, we walked everywhere we went in the city and found transportation (cabs/buses/trains) within very easy reach for trips out of that area of the city. The hotel out by the airport is nice for the night before an early flight but its pretty much out of the way for seeing the city. The subway is good and the Paris North station isnt far if you are going to do day trips into other cities (London, Brussels, Cologne, etc).
Even though the Champs-Elysees hotel is a hefty point cost, the service there is top notch and I will be returning there again this spring. If you have the points, reward yourself and stay there. If you get lucky, maybe you can get into the Champs-Elysess suite...VERY NICE.
Thanks--going to CE for the holidays--glad we are staying there
So well put!
It is worth every point or declining dollar!
My mini movie of a recent trip to the Marriott CE in Paris might show you something of the hotel and area.
"My mini movie of a recent trip to the Marriott CE in Paris might show you something of the hotel and area.
C'est tres bien. Thank you for sharing your experience of the Marriott CE.
The movie is great!
This is the way to go!
CE is so special.
THE Paris Marriott on the Champs Elysee is an exciting place to walk around the center of Paris, but last time I was in Paris I stayed at the less expensive, Paris Colombes Court Yard becuse I had rented a car and they have a secure parking garage for self parking. See my posting on http://www.elitepro-travel.com<</a>/p>
They have a nice restaurant at the hotel and plenty of food stores in walking distance. I particularly enjoy the french bakeries to have a snack late at night when I am jet lagged and hungry when restaurants are not open. The hotel also features a 24-hour food market. The Courtyard Paris Defense West-Colombes is close to the largest European International Business Centre (La Defense and CNIT Congress Centre) and a direct train ride to the opera in the heart of Paris. It ia a modern business hotel. Have wine at Oleo Pazzo Mediterranean Bistro.
What was it that you didn't like about
It is a very nice hotel!
Really nice if you want to spend time at The Louvre, Notre Dame, Left Bank, or shop on Rue St. Honore.
Great places to dine, and I really like the hotel. I have been going with 1st timers and know how much they enjoy the CE, so I tend to stay there.
You can't go wrong!
Anyone but Courtyard Paris Neuilly. Bad service!
I made reservation last week and change my mind but they refused to refund my money back and being very impolite. My reservation is for the end of July but they collected my money this May. They told me there will be no refund no matter what. I am in the U.S. not able to fly to France so what is the point of holding on to the hotel and have to pay for. they told me I made reservation with Marriott but they are private own so Marriott did not care for. It is a scam from the hotel and the bad part of the Marriott to take someone that is not honest in to be part of the hotel.
Just returned from 5 nights at Marriott C/E. I have to thank Jerry Coin for his passionate recommendations of this property especially for a first visit to Paris. We couldn't have been more pleased with the hotel accommodations, service, and location. Also enjoyed a wonderful meal at Chez Andre anoth JC reco.
Saw posting elsewhere on the 'rudeness'rating of the French. They were wonderful hosts without exception.
Thanks Jerry for your continued 'advice'.
Want to again thank-you for your comments!
Please keep us in mind for your future posts and travel advice,
We just retunmred from a seven night stay at the Rive Gauche Hotel in Paris using points We had somc concerns as a few very negative posts about the hotel were made but it was one of out best stays. When we arrived we were greeted by Sabime as Platinum members and were upgraded to a suite without even asking. the hotel was busy with a few tours and also conferences but the service could not be better. The executive lounge is open 7 days from 6 to midnight on week ends breakfast in the hotel dining room is complimentry afternoon tea with nice sweets and evening snacks with beer and wine also has a large staff that keeps things full and clean.It also has 4 computers and printer at no cost. It is two blocks to the metro and about 3 to the off on bus. We are pleased that we did not pay too much attention to the negative posts
I agree, the Courtyard in Colombes is a reasonable alternative but I have not been that impressed by the food last time I stayed there. For business purposes and if you have a car, it's ok (Interessante Alternative am Rand von Paris - Essen verbesserungswürdig - Courtyard by Marriott Paris La Defense West - Colombes, Colombes Bewertungen - TripAdvisor).
I've stayed at the CE several times but it's time for me to move on. As I get older I am less enthralled with the hustle and bustle of the Boulevard. But as I've said many times before, it's one of Marriott's premier properties.
We'll be heading to Paris next summer (2013) for my daughters high school graduation gift. I'm thinking of the Renaissance La Defense if for no other reason to save on points because I'll need two rooms for a week. Being one Metro stop away from the action doesn't bother me. I'm also thinking of the Rive Gauche hotel as well.
That is exactly how I am feeling.
Am in Paris now at the Renaissance AdT, and am considering doing something different on my next trip. With the cost now being introduced in addition to my using points to get an upgraded room, there will have to be other options.
By the way, I have always enjoyed Renaissance La Defense for its transportation ease, CL, and nice rooms. It is usually a lot less pricey on week-ends as well.
My next trip this Fall, I am considering going back to Euro-Disney and enjoying the Marne Valley, and The Loire Valley as well as RER'ing into Paris for a couple of dinners. It may prove to be more well rounded and a lot less expensive.
I much prefer the area of the Ren Vendome to the more touristy and commercial neighborhood of the CE. The Vendome also has a superior location for most tourists. The Vendome is more like a French version of a smaller American boutique hotel, whie the CE is more like a huge American business hotel. I would also consider the underrated, but very nice, Ren Trocadero, with the indoor and courtyard Alain Ducasse restaurant on premises. To each his/her own, but I would not consider La Defense unless I was in Paris on business. When I visit Paris, I have no desire to stay in a neighborhood of high-rise office buildings.
Well said, and no-one would argue your point, But, having stayed at La Defense many times, many of the people I have been there with enjoyed it greatly. They really would not have sacrificed the comfort, CL, and proximity to transportation to sights that this hotel offers. Likewise, when you are on tight budget, or traveling on points, "What's 15 minutes of travel" to save thousands of dollars?
I am sitting at Renaissance AdT right now and like you always want to see, "Is this a good deal" so here's what I found out checking prices on the Marriott web-site (Rack rates). Here is a pricing breakout for the next six nights(Per night in Euros):
As you can see, we all have our limits on what we want and can afford. These prices can fluctuate greatly, but I am leaning toward a recent post by Mike. He posted his desires for a location have changed and I can say the same for me.
Thanks for your post.
jerrycoin, enjoyed your post also. I would say that at the prices you posted, Vendome is a far superior choice than CE or AdT. As to LaDef, it's not so much the time to travel to a tourist site, it's the feeling of being in Manhattan or business London rather than Paris. When I'm in Paris, I want to feel like I'm in Paris with Parisians. Walking the streets of LaDef is quite a different experience from walking the streets around Vendome. I noticed you didn't post prices as to Ren Troc which I think is underrated. I guess I said that above.
Again it all depends on your budget and location needs. I was happy to save thousands on staying at La Defense and then use that money to take 15 minutes to get to C-E, and 20 to the Louvre. Again, we all have our choices, but here is the prices now, ONE DAY LATER!
Vendome: 489 Eu
Rive Gauche 394
La Defense 314
Disney N/A, must be Sold-out
Now you see why I emphasize, book early! Today, Paris was total pandemonioum, with the new President taking over and an influx of gov't people from all over the world here. They had all streets re-routed and it rained which also made a mess of things. I was lucky and had not big plans, but I couldn't figure out early today why there were was no traffic in front of hotel, till I say they had the road closed in front of the hotel. It was a real traffic jam!
Selecting a Paris Marriott can be a difficult decision, especially for a first time visitor. As such, I am very glad that this post has been ressurected from the past. I think it would be an excellent featured post, as there is a lot of terrific feedback posted right here with regards to almost every Marriott property in Paris.
I am with you and Jerry. The C-E is magnificent and will always be special to me, but I enjoy trying out different properties. I am staying at La Def in a couple of weeks, though mainly because we needed a larger room and could not afford the 1319€/night for a junior suite at the C-E. Jerry says nice things about the property, and I am truly looking forward to trying it for something new and different (and affordable). I think I would also enjoy the Vendome, as it is a nice property and the location probably gets first prize for Paris Marriott properties (the C-E loses by only a nose hair), but I like the luxurious decor and atmosphere of the C-E over the Asian decor of the Vendome. It's truly just a matter of personal preference, and so for the money (or points), the C-E has won out twice now, although IF I continue to return to Paris enough times, I think the Vendome will be a part of my future. I'm with Jerry, I yearn for the Bailly-Romainvilliers village, and that will probably be my Marriott next year. Also since I like a little adventure (and unless it gets bad reviews between now and then), I will probably try out the new Marriott Courtyard Bologne, just because I enjoy immersing myself into different neighborhoods and inner city micro-cultures. If one returns often enough, why not try them all out (although I did not enjoy the Rive Gauche, where as there are others who did), but what's life without a little adventure?
Jerry, exciting! You must chat up the locals (and perhaps hotel staff) and find out what they think of their new President! That's exactly what I plan to do when I get there. The French really enjoy their politics!
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