Paris, as you know, has so many hotels in all budgets (but mostly high) that it becomes mind-boggling to even know where to begin to look for the best hotel for your plans. That was what I faced when planning this trip. We were traveling France for 1 month and ending up in Paris. We decided to stay for 4 nights only, and needed a good location to complete these plans.
I found that Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais was recommended in several travel guides and was rated very highly by TripAdvisor and Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais is just as lovely as all the pictures, however do note that it is a very small and compact hotel....but charming nonetheless. Located in the heart of the Marais section of Paris, it offers an easy walk to Notre Dame, the Seine River, Sainte Chapelle, the Pompidou Center, Place des Vosges, Place de la Bastille, Il St. Louis, the Latin Quarter, plus many other smaller historical places. Restaurants abound on every corner and shops are everywhere too. Metro station is a quick 5 minute walk and will get you everywhere else you want to go.
While our room (in the back of the house) was small, it actually allowed space for our suitcases to be stashed without having to move them every time you walked around the room/bed. There were 2 closets, one for my husband and one for me, a cute table if you wanted coffee in your room, TV, a very compact but modern bathroom with lovely amenities including terry cloth robes.
The breakfast offered was really too much for one person, so we shared it the one day we enjoyed breakfast in. So, you can share the breakfast if you need to eat first thing when you get up. There is an elevator in the hotel, so you don't have to worry about carrying your bags up (we were on the 6th floor). I think there are only about 18 rooms in the hotel.
All staff members were extremely well mannered and very accommodating, offering restaurant suggestions and making reservations if we wanted. When my husband and I travel, we always try to find clean, good value hotels (which tend to be 2-3 star hotels in Europe which are usually less expensive), rather than spending our money on the typical American-type hotels.....we have more money to enjoy our touring, shopping, food and wine! So, when I find a hotel that goes beyond what one would expect from a 2-3 star facility, it it worth noting.
We made our return reservation to the airport through the hotel for van service, but when the day came to leave, the van never showed. A very apologetic general manager said that the van service is not reliable, but was quick to get us a cab and even offered us some money to help defray the added cost.
My husband said he would definitely return to this hotel, so even with all the frou-frou of this hotel, which usually pleases us women, your man will enjoy his stay too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A charming boutique hotel with antiques in Paris historical center, Le Marais. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caron De Beaumarchais Paris
- Caron De Beaumarchais Hotel