Hotel La Bourdonnais
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel La Bourdonnais Paris
We stayed here for three days in May 2013. The hotel is less than a 10 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower, and the Ecole Militaire Metro stop is one street over. The hotel front desk was very accommodating in setting up a car to the airport on our departure.
We had a deluxe King room and it was bigger than we expected (for a Paris hotel room). Large bathroom too. The breakfast was fine, but only if it comes with the room rate. I don't think it was worth 15Euros p.p.
Plenty of cafes nearby and a grocery store next door. Recommend Tribeca or Café du Marche at the corner of Rue Cler and Rue du Champs de Mars, about 5 minutes walk. Both were reasonable prices with a varied menu, mostly locals, casual. We ate at Tribeca two nights.
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i wouldn't normally book a 3 star hotel, but i found paris to be over my budget...La Bourdonnais was so much better than i expected...very close to the Eiffel Tower, which is why i chose it, with a few restaurants nearby, a metro stop, and a stop for those gaudy (but convenient) hop on-hop off tourist buses...adequate breakfast, clean and quiet rooms...the staff aren't 'rude' but aren't really trained well for the tourist industry...if you don't ask for it, they don't care....but a smile goes a long way not matter where you are so a couple of days into it they got used to me...i would stay here again
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel La Bourdonnais Paris
Great location, great service
We stayed at the Hotel de la Bourdonnais for 3 nights in Jan. '04. We were pleasantly surprised when we got off the Ecole Militaire Metro stop and the hotel was one block away! After travelling all day, this was a great surprise. The three of us fit comfortably in the large room with 2 queen sized beds. There were french doors leading to a balcony facing the street where we could see the Eiffel Tower. You could not even hear any street noise. The bathroom was large with a double sinks, separate vanity, separate toilet, and tub/shower. The staff were very helpful. They speak English, but spoke French to us upon our request to practice our French. The Rue Cler neighborhood was cute with several shops, internet cafe, and a grocery store right next to the hotel. I will definitely stay here again.
We stayed at the Hotel Bourdonnais for six days in November, 2003.
Terrific location, larger-than-average rooms and bathrooms, good value, helpful staff that made gave us good restaurant recommendations and helped us access the internet from the terminal in the lounge. Rooms were quiet. The shower did that French now-it's-hot-now-it's-not thing, and the room and lounge decor were serviceable but uninspired. Would stay here again, but wish the feel were a bit more charmant.
Quiet - huge room
We stayed here in November 2003 for 4 nights. We booked a triple/quad room that pleasantly turned out to be was a suite. There was a small sitting room and a very large bedroom with two double beds. The beds were a bit uncomfortable. The bathroom was huge and very nice! The room also had a small fridge which was very conveninent since it's located next door to a grocery store. The room was very clean and nicely decorated. The location is near the Eifel Tower and the Hotel Invalides. The nearest metro station is about a 3 minute walk away - very convenient.The breakfast price is outrageous and not worth it, grab a pastry at the grocery around the corner. The location is quiet and a little far from many sites, but overall it was a very good stay, nothing fancy or extravagent, just plenty good enough.
Convenient, clean and safe hotel in wonderful neighborhood
I would say that the main selling point of this hotel is its location.
My family of four stayed here for 4 days and we were pleasantly surprised by its proximity to the Metro (ecole militaire), Eiffel Tower, Rue Cler, Champ de Mar, Seine River and many other attractions such as the Dome Church. There are many restaurants for your liking, french, italian, chinese within a short 5-10 minute walk. Rue Cler is also quite nearby where you can find outdoor cafes, restaurants and also some fruit stalls. A supermarket is also right next to the hotel which was great since you can buy your supply of Evian water there.
Brasseries and Patisseries (bakeshops) are every where so if you want authentic and freshly baked croissants and baguettes in the morning, I'd suggest to skip the hotel 10 euro/ person breakfast menu and head straight right to get those heavenly croissants. I also liked the neighborhood a lot - I'd say on the upscaled side. It is safe and we didn't feel at all scared walking around even past midnight. Unlike Le Montmarte or Le Marais areas where you feel that there's a thug right around every corner. Safety is my priority for my family and the 7th arrondisement (district) feels the safest. The hotel's staff is friendly, the rooms are much bigger than we expected, they're nice and clean although the decoration is sparse. The bathroom is also spacious with the actual toilet located on a separate small room. The elevator can only fit 4 people but there is always the stairs for those who feel claustrophobic. We'll definitely stay here again on our next trip.
I will stay here again
Stayed at the Hotel de la Bourdonnais Nov 1-5, 2003 and would definitely stay there again. Clean, quiet, well kept, nicely decorated. Its close to the metro, restaurants, bakeries and a market is just next door. The staff is 5 star. Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and yes, they speak English. If you have any questions, just ask. The front desk has the metro pass, museum pass and the double decker bus pass available for purchase. The staff is available to help you with recommendations, reservations, taxis, and to warn you to watch for pick pockets in the metro. We had no problems, but were careful anyway. When we asked about a room for 3 adults and the staff suggested a junior suite with two large beds in the bedroom, one living room with a convertible sofa and one private bathroom. When making the reservation we asked for a quiet room in the back. The room was perfect for our needs. The bedroom with two large beds was plenty big for two adults, or three for TV viewing. The living room was a bit small, especially when the sofa bed was opened up. The beds were comfortable, even the sofa bed. Our second story room windows opened to a nice sized court yard. At night we were able to leave our windows ajar without getting noise off the street or from noisy neighbors. The bath was large and easy to use. Typical small european elevator, nice bright breakfast room, comfortable sitting room with internet access available. Breakfast, 10 Euro, consisted of juice, milk, cereal, yogurt, croissants, baguet, honey, jams and butter with your choice of coffee or tea, is convenient until you get oriented. Upon arrival ask for a map and the hotel card (with address), just in case. If this is your first visit to Paris, consider the double decker bus, 24 Euro one day, 27 Euro second day. Its a fun way to see Paris and to become oriented. If you've been to Paris before, the metro is quicker and cheaper. Bon Voyage!!
Great For Our Family
Our family stayed at Hotel Bourdonnais in June 2002. If you have more than two or three people in your group the first challenge in finding a hotel room in Europe is finding a hotel that has room for four and doesn't cost a king's ransom. Well Bourdonnais have a lovely suite with two comfortable queen beds, big bathroom, a sitting area and room for the children (ours were 10 and 7 years old) to spread out and play on the floor. The room also has a small fridge, and airconditioning. The room is just off the main lobby of the hotel (no stairs or elevators).
Literally next door to the hotel is a good sized grocery store where we bought fresh fruit, cream cheeses and bottled water (among other things) to take along on our daily excursions. Lots of fabulous bakeries near by, the metro is very close. Many times we came back to the hotel for a mid day break. The hotel is close to Champ de Mar. We took along a frisbee and on some evenings went to the park and watch the soccer and played frisbee all with the Eiffel Tower as our backdrop. There are also restaurants close by that offered good food and something our children would eat without being over the top expensive. We walked around at 11 p.m. at night and felt very safe. All in all Bourdonnais was a great little hotel, with a great room for families, in a great and convenient location.
O K but!!
Just back from a three day trip to Paris. Hotel very French, but the breakfast could become a bit boring if the stay was any longer. The room was quite small but adequate, but the hotel was ideally situated for getting about. Nice lounge, but the advertised bar was non existent!
Great hotel, great location
Stayed in the hotel from 09/23-09/26/03. Nice hotel, great rooms, great location. Half a block to Ecole Militaire Metro stop, block and half from Rue Cler, half a block from Eiffel Tower. Have stayed here twice in the last 3 years, would definitely stay again and recommend
A cute, quaint hotel in a great location and an excellent value for the Euro
This is absolutely the best hotel I have experienced in all my travels.
My husband and I stayed there in September, 2002. The rooms are large, the staff is excellent and very accommodating and breakfast in the little sunroom was wonderful! I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. And if you are wondering if the pictures are as good as the real thing, trust me, they don't do it justice.
The location is perfect too. After a day of sightseeing we would walk the few blocks to the Eiffel Tower and watch the lights come one from the park below.
Best I've found yet in Paris
Stayed here in May 2002. The best hotel I've yet experienced in Paris, especially for the money. Only blocks from the Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Ecole Militare, and the Rue Cler market, the Bourdonnais has large, wonderfully appointed rooms, comfortable lounge area and friendly, helpful staff. Attached Michelin one star restaurant is definitely worth a visit. My hotel in Paris from now on!
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