Our four person group found this hotel after arriving on our "freewheeling" visit to Paris on a Wednesday evening. I would advise against the freewheeling approach for those not experienced with Paris. Hotels with availability were disappearing from hotels.com before my eyes. After stopping at the Holliday Inn Gare-montparnasse only to be told rooms were available for only two nights instead of the three we wanted, I was nearing melt-down. We had endured a harrowing and frustrating drive into the city...another thing to rethink when visiting Paris is whether to bring a car...but we had one and it had to be accommodated. Desperation set in and price became less and less of a factor. We found this hotel online and we were fairly close so off we went. On arrival in the alley/street on which the hotel was located, I was pleased to see a very pleasant building. The staff at reception were very helpful. We were quoted a price and asked if we would like to see the rooms. They were quite roomy and nice and we got the last two rooms with king/queen beds. I gratefully signed up for my three day stay @ 295€/day. Breakfast was included. The selection was good and the staff very attentive. The hotel also had AC and garage parking (few spaces but we were apparently one of the few sets of drivers in the hotel). There were many places to eat and shop. Multiple public transportation stops were in the vicinity. This was a very nice hotel and very English speaker friendly. My only minor gripe is that I was quoted 28€ daily for parking but was charged 32€. When I questioned this the desk staff looked mystified. Not a huge deal and I did not argue especially because it was a very enjoyable stay. Varying the breakfast offerings might also be nice. There were a reasonable number of choices but they did not vary from day to day. These little things notwithstanding, we had a lovely time at the hotel. Montparnasse was a nice area with much to offer. One may find a better price but I would argue this hotel offers excellent value. I will stay here again if I return to Paris.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the Left Bank, near the pseudo-Bohemian and resolutely charming, trendy rue du Cherche-Midi, the Victoria Palace Hotel stands out amongst Parisian hotels by the size of its rooms, especially the 28 Junior Suites averaging 375 sq ft (35 m²) each. The hotel opened in 1913 and although completely renovated , the decor remains deliberately traditional and quintessentially Parisian. For those travelling by car, the hotel has its own garage. The hotel prides itself on its staff's ability to ease guests into a truly Parisian experience : local shops, local restaurants, local markets, etc. There is also a special welcome for children to help introduce them to Paris and the French language. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victoria Palace Paris