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Reviewed 16 July 2012

It is a decent hotel at a good location with many busses and metro. Only 6 stops to most of the central locations. Staff is friendly and helpful. Rooms are adequate, free wi-fi and inexpensive French breakfast if you prefer one. There is a shopping center with a Carrefour in it just 500 meters to the hotel where you can buy anything (food, clothes etc) and also restaurants nearby and in the shopping center.

Room Tip: If you want a quiet room but ready to use stairs then go for room no: 241 or 242 :)
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank LeventIzmir
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

This hotel is a great find in a convenient neighborhood. Super small rooms and elevator (as is typical), cheapy with the soap and toilet paper....but who cares! Go to the store and buy those personal items. The hotel is clean, multilingual, and doesn't play games with your room very reasonable room bill.

You're right between two different Metro stops (Place d'Italie and Nationale) which are on two different lines. Buy a multi-day Metro Pass, because you can use it to get anywhere in Paris. Also, you're right next door to a great boulangerie (we hit that every day at least once).

But don't miss the opportunity to explore this neighborhood. Walk through the Salpetriere, walk to Gare Austerlitz, find the statue of Philippe Pinel. From Place d'Italie, walk down some of the other "spokes", like Les Gobelins and/or Place d'Hospital. There are food finds, shopping finds, old buildings, and friendly relaxed real Parisians going about their lives.

Room Tip: Front of hotel has nice treetop views of the tiny Place des Alpes greenspace.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Elephaba
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

I spent four nights at this hotel last week. A friend who had spent a week in this hotel recommended it to me and it was the cheapest en-suite room with free wifi I could find online.

Was the room small? Yes, and very basic. The bathroom? Yes, small. Clean? Well, yes, it was OK, but dated. Fresh towels everyday? Yes. Did I like the hotel? Not really, but it was inexpensive and the location was ok, with a metro station at Place d’Italie and plenty of shops/eateries nearby. Would I stay there again? I might, if I could not find a better alternative of comparable room price and facilities.

My room was on the third floor and faced the main streets. The floor landing was miniscule so it felt a bit inconvenient when getting in and out of the room. There was a French window in the room and as far as I could see no air-conditioning of any kind. During my stay the temperature was ok, but I wonder how it would feel during high summer. The square (des Alpes) itself was not noisy but the noise from the traffic (buses, trucks etc) on the adjacent boulevard was disturbing when the window was open. Obviously some of the rooms are at the back of the hotel as my friend told me that her room faced a courtyard and was quiet. I didn’t take breakfast in the hotel so don’t know anything about it.

Well, it was Paris. For what I paid (67 euros per night) I think it was OK.

I liked the restaurant opposite the hotel (called Assis au Neuf, a6o9) and had dinner there twice. The dishes were generous and tasty, the décor was nice, the atmosphere was relaxed and easy, and the waiters, though they spoke in French, made me feel I was welcomed (unlike some French servers who treated me like I was a pest/idiot). There was English on the menu so it was not difficult to choose what to order. I had their smoked salmon salad and liver salad and both were good (but do think twice about the cholesterol before you order the liver salad). Just remember to specify the type of wine you want so the bill won't surprise you.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Thank skyskylee
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

The Hotel de la Place des Alpes is a typical Parisian two star hotel which has a very good quality-price ratio.

It is extremely well located, in the 13th district which is a secure and quiet area, and 100m from the Metro Place d'Italie. It only takes 15 minutes door to door to reach the city center.

The rooms are not huge but sufficient; they have, along with the bathrooms, been recently renovated and are very pleasant and very clean.

The hotel is not owned by a big chain or a bank but is a traditional family run hotel -this is becoming very rare- so the service is very personalized and friendly. The staff is charming, helpful and dedicated.
The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant but only serves breakfasts; this is not an issue in a city such as Paris where you want to try a new restaurant every night!

The Hotel de la Place des Alpes is not a four star hotels with all the fuss etc... but it is an excellent tourist hotel which I recommend to those who want to visit Paris without breaking the bank while residing in a good, friendly, secure, clean and typically Parisian hotel.
I discovered the hotel by pure chance and after quite a few disastrous experiences, and will book there next time I have to spend more time in Paris researching for my site travelfranceonline[dot]com.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front facade has a lovely view over the small Place des Alpes.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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6  Thank TravelFranceOnline
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

This hotel is extremely well situated, in the 13th arondissement, 2 min from the metro place d'italie where there are 3 metro lines and 5 min walk from la rue de la butte aux cailles, where there are lots of restaurant and bars. Yes, the rooms are very small, the bathroom is a cupboard (when you sit on the loo, you have your head in the sink) but that is very Paris (you've got to remember that many people in Paris live in flats smaller than that). Overall, it is very cheap for a hotel in Paris, it is clean and staff is friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank aventurina
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