Hotel du Champ de Mars
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So So but good location
I had reservation for a triple room at 96euro. What I got was a regular (very small) room at 76 euro. The room was small but very clean. The bed was made out of cement I'm certain. The location was great. You can take a bus or metro to anyway. The staff wasn't real friendly and night staff barely spoke English. I was in room 15 which the bed light and safe didn't work. Definitely bring 2 converters, an extension cord and a wash cloth. Didn't stay in the room that much so I guess having the smaller room was acceptable since it was cheaper.
I stayed at the Champ du Mars for 6 nights in very chilly February, and found the hotel a warm and safe-feeling temporary home. I had a 5th-floor room overlooking the street, and could see the Eiffel Tower from my window! I didn't take breakfast at the hotel, as it could be had at any of 5 cafes within walking distance for less money; plus, there are 2 excellent bakeries very close by if you want to eat your croissant on the way to the metro. The staff (including the owners) were cordial, if not gushy. There were 3 channels in English on the TV.
My partner and I stayed here in March 2003. Overall the hotel is very nice, our room was clean and we requested a back room which was quiet.
The owner/receptionist lady wasnt the friendliest I have come across on my travels but she wasnt rude either. It was rather odd that she did ironing in the reception area though! We didnt take breakfast at the hotel so I cannot comment on what it was like, I would recommend that you buy a fresh pain au chocolate from one of the patisseries just around the corner. The market at the end of the street is just excellent for that taster of real Parisienne life and the street sellers there make great crepes! For the price this hotel cant be beaten.
Terrible reservations -- so I can't rate the property!
I have tried to make a reservation at this hotel for over month. First, they could not take my reservation because their books were not open, so I was to try again later. I inquired again -- at the time they specified -- and got no response. I sent another inquiry a week-and-a-half later -- again, no response. It may well be a nice establishment, but we'll never know. If you can't get past their reservations process, how good can the rest of the staff (or property) be? [We have since promptly booked our reservation at a nearby property with no problems!)]
A Good Choice
I stayed at this hotel for four nights in a small room for one person.
The room, decorated in cheerful blue and yellow, was completely adequate with plenty of storage. The bathroom was spotless. As a single woman traveling alone in Paris, I felt completely safe. Rue Cler is up the street, a marvelous pastry shop is on the corner, and it's within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, restaurants, etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel property to anyone traveling on a budget.
This is a great place although a little overun with other Americans.
Rooms are nice, with double pane windows to keep out city noise. Rue CLer is marvelous, the wine shops are great, cheese stand in the street is great. Can't wait to go back
I stayed at the Hotel du Champ de Mars, in the 7e arrondissement, in Oct 2003 and would highly recommend this hotel. It was 74 euros a night. The room was clean, bathrooms were clean and renovated and was a given a room at the top level, overlooking the street. It is very charming. Since the hotel is located near Marche rue Cler, you have access to a myriad of stores, cafes. The metro, Ecole Militaire, is a 2 minute walk away. It was also located in a very safe area. The only problem staying in this area that you have access to only one metro line which means that at times you to make some transfers which might add a few more minutes to your journey. Otherwise, I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for budget accommodations.
A nice hotel
A nice hotel with lovely decorations. Central location, close to a market where you can get fresh fruits and other goodies. Room was nice but TV wasn't working properly, and we found one towel with some stains. Overall, a nice hotel for its price.
We had never booked on-line before and we were absolutely delighted (and relieved) when we saw our suite. Location was excellent. 10 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower or to the nearest Metro stop (situated in the Swiss Village). We were delighted at the cleanliness of the room and en-suite 3piece bathroom. The decor was pleasant and the kitchen very well equiped (small fridge, microwave oven, cooking and eating utensils) for our 3 days stay. It pays to stay in a renovated hotel property!
As quaint as described
Conveniently located for sightseeing, strolling, dining, the Hotel du Champs de Mars was exactly what we wanted for the ambiance of a small, private, room with the feel living in Paris. The staff was very pleasant and the room was delightful, though small as most are in Paris. There were wonderful neighbors in local shops and excellent restaurants within walking distance. I would make this my first choice if I were going back.