Stayed there alone for a few days of shopping on my way to a seminar. The hotel is located close to the Bastille, not on the most lively street (mostly motorcycle shops) but close to the action, so you get the best of both worlds: a good night of sleep and everything within a few minutes' walk. Efficient and courteous check-in, which pretty much sums up the quality of the service throughout my stay.
The room is surprisingly large for a Paris hotel, nicely designed and well appointed. And again, can't underline it enough, very quiet. I had breakfast in my room, it was a tasty continental breakfast.
There was only two things that bothered me during the stay and one of them wouldn't be a problem for most guests. 1) The smell in the common areas. As soon as I walked in the hotel, I felt a very strong, unidentifiable smell that really disturbed me. I think it may have been from recent renovation work in the common areas. Fortunately, my room didn't have such a smell, otherwise I would have had a problem. But I must admit, I have a very strong sense of smell and it's a real handicap. Just wanted to have it here, so others like me are informed. 2) The safe wasn't large enough to hold a computer. I locked mine in my suitcase, which fitted nicely in the cupboard (not bad for Paris!) and that was perfectly ok for me, but for some this may not be an acceptable solution.
Would I stay there again? Why not. I really had a good stay, felt welcome, slept well and had plenty of space. Usually I try to test new areas of the city whenever I am in Paris, but if I had to be close to the Bastille, I would definitely stay at the Marais Bastille again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally situated between the place of the Bastille and the Marais, Hotel Marais Bastille welcomes you in the peaceful peace of a warm house, in the sober and refined decoration. Its tonic colors, furniture Arty and chic give to this attractive den a determinedly contemporary tone. Just a step from the famous place de la Bastille, its Opera and at only a few minutes of Le Marais quarter and the Place des Vosges. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Agoda, Best Western FR, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., getaroom.com, Evoline ltd, Cancelon, Hotel.de and HotelQuickly so you can book your Best Western Hotel Marais Bastille reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Best Western Hotel Paris
- Best Western Paris
- Paris Best Western