Hilton Paris La Defense is probably not on everyone's radar--but it should be. It's in the middle of the modern part of Paris, conceived by Georges Pompidou. The Grand Arche--just outside the hotel--provides a view down the Boulevard Charles de Gaulle, through the Arc de Triomphe, all the way to the Louvre. And the Metro station underneath the hotel provides a 7-minute trip to the Louvre. All trains--Metro, RER, and SCNF--run through that station, so La Defense is a good place to be out of the crush and still access all the sights conveniently.
The hotel itself is a clean, very well-appointed modern facility, with a staff that has to be second to none. This was our first trip to Paris, so we were "high-maintenance" guests. We had tons of questions about how to get around, the best ways to experience Paris, etc. Desk clerks, the concierge, the bell staff, even the people managing the breakfast, all took time to chat with us, to welcome us, and to help us have not just a good stay in their hotel, but an amazing experience in Paris.
Rooms are large even by American standards, and very well-equipped and tended. We felt pampered, in fact. One tip: about 2/3 of the rooms either face into the hotel lobby or into the shopping mall/office complex CNIT. Try to get on that faces outside.More