We reserved this hotel through Priceline for four days; we stayed for one hour. Since it was a name-your-price deal, we lost the entire reservation fee, even though we freed up the room early on the first afternoon. (We appealed this charge to Priceline but were rejected).
We have certain expectations about what a 3-star hotel is like; even if our room had been clean and everything (anything!) been working, it would not have rated more than one star.
We arrived exhausted from our overnight flight, and saw that the room was nothing like promised. It was very dirty, with a film of visible oily dirt all over the walls and mildew in the shower. We had requested a non-smoking room, but this had a heavy stench of smoke throughout everything.
The walls were thin, like some kind of fabric stretched over particle board; noises in the next room were easily audible.
The WIFI signal did not reach to the room; you would need to be in the hotel lobby to use it. It was a warm and steamy day, so we tried to turn on the AC; no response to any buttons we tried (yes, it was plugged in!) Tried the TV, again got nothing.
My French-speaking daughter went to the front desk, and came back with the reply that they would be willing to try to fix the TV, but had no intention of fixing the AC, and suggested we open the window instead. Also, we had communicated our need for two double beds; the room had only one queen-sized. They rolled in a cot for our daughter, which took up most of the short entryway.
I left my wife & daughter to get some sleep while I scouted the neighborhood. An hour later, we notified the front desk that we were leaving, and why. To their credit, they did offer to try to find us a room in a different hotel within their chain, but we no longer trusted their judgement.
We had a wonderful time in Paris! Just not at this hotel. We lost hundreds of dollars to Priceline, but found that preferable to ruining our vacation.
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