Hotel Franklin D. Roosevelt
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... nearly 30 hours of travel in front of us. Max is quietly freaking out next to me as he counts all the little babies waiting to board our flight - wish us luck!
We've had a tremendous experience these last few weeks together, I'm going to miss waking up each day and heading out to discover something new as a family - hopefully we get one more crack at that next year when we head up here for Rob and Evie's wedding, but until then...
... as it's half the price and the walk up is amazing. The views are wonderful, a complete 360 view over Paris looking up and down the river. After we had a picnic lunch in the gardens below the Eiffel Tower and admired it for ages. We walked back along the river and out to the hostel. Tonight we cooked up a feast then when the sun went down we caught a metro out to the Eiffel Tower to see it lit up at night time. It's absolutely stunning at night! We found a ...
... thought about lunch, crossed the
road and decided to eat in one of the quaint roadside cafes, where everyone
sits outside, facing the road and watches the world go by ,,,,,,,,,in this
case, the traffic.
After that came our Seine river cruise. We decided to do
the "Hop on, hop off" boat as it was the least expensive of the cruises.
What a lovely way to see Paris, from its river. We saw
all the ...
... Get this. Your bus driver drives your massive coach into a container. The container is sealed. It is sitting on rails. Now you are on the train. You are in a bus, staying still, in a train, moving 100mph. Ridiculous.
That's pretty much all we have for this week. Sorry for the lateness - it won't happen again. This week it is five more days of work, before some London experiences on the weekend. And no more checking AFL scores for a while.
... it turns out it was a baked potato stand! We stopped checking after the first few days because the street food was never gluten-free. I got super excited so we bought two, one curry chicken and one with chili and creme fraiche. So yummy!
Next, we went to the Petit Trianon and the grounds surrounding it. First, we went to the Queen's Hamlet which had a medium sized pond with small houses surrounding ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Franklin D. Roosevelt Paris
Loved the Franklin Roosevelt
My boyfriend and I went to Paris during the first week of April for my birthday. We stayed at the Franklin Roosevelt for 8 nights. I highly recommend this hotel. It is perfectly located between the arc and the Eiffel, and only about two blocks from the Champs. we were able to walk to everything.
the hotel staff was extremely friendly and spoke very good English. They helped my boyfriend suprise me with a vase of flowers, tickets to the Moulin Rouge (which i highly recommend), and placed rose predals on the bed. The rooms were great too. Good size, nice bathrooms.
Overall a great place to stay and an ever greater city to visit.
Visited Paris and stayed at the Franklin D Roosevelt Hotel from March 17-20th 06.
Firstly, Paris is a fabulous city, larger than imagined and full of fantastic architecture, culture, museums, shopping, food and people.
Franklin D Roosevelt is a great hotel, brilliantly located a few minutes walk from the Champs Elysees, and on one of the main Metro lines. Very classy interior, lovely rooms, very helpful and attentive staff, nice buffet breakfast and fantastic location.
Would suggest anyone planning a trip to Paris makes the effort to speak some French - even if you only manage 'please' and 'thank you' - because it makes all the difference, and we found speaking French with the hotel staff made for great service.
Would recommend this hotel, and when we're next in Paris would definitely stop here again.
Very Good Boutique Hotel
Friendly service, small but serviceable rooms, very very clean, marble bathrooms, nice woodwork throughout, "British hunting club" style lobby, EXCELLENT location-close to shopping and many restaurants, breakfast overpriced. Highly recommended hotel.
Wonderful romantic hotel
Stayed here with my newlywed wife for 3 nights in October. We found the hotel to be wonderful and greater than our expectations. The rooms were clean and of an acceptable size. The location is within several blocks of the Champs Elysees and the Franklin Roosevelt subway connection. This line parallels the Champs Elysees and is a central line to most sites.
The hotel was quaint and romantic with the old world feel that you can't find in the United States. Bathrooms were fine no shortage of hot water. The staff could have been a little more polite but certainly did not respond in a manner which would cause you to feel offended.
All in all we recommend this hotel and would return to The Hotel Franklin Roosevelt on future visits.
Wonderful small hotel
We just returned from a 7 night stay at the Hotel Franklin Roosevelt. The location was perfect, close to the Champs Elysees, the Seine and several metro stops. We stayed in a deluxe room on the 5th floor which had a small balcony with a table and chairs. I felt the size of the room was more than adequate with a spacious bathroom. Everything was decorated beautifully and was very pleasant. The hotel staff were very helpful with directions and restaurant reservations. We loved the neighborhood. Many small restaurants to walk to, many upscale shops, a little market across the street and a wine shop right next door. We bought a few bottles, brought them back to our room and put them in the minibar. It was great to come back in the late afternoon and enjoy a glass of wine before we went out for the evening. The breakfast was pleasant though it was not included in the price of our room. There were people staying there that said it was included in their package deal. The continental breakfast was 15 euros and included coffee, juice, fruit and pastries. We did do this a few mornings but found we liked going out better and for usually around 6 euros. I do not think you will be disappointed in this lovely hotel. Everything about our stay at the Franklin Roosevelt was wonderful
Small but nice
stayed 24/02/05 for 4 nights. Clean, comfortable hotel, which if you pay a reasonable rate for you'd be pleased with. The standard double rooms are small and the bathrooms tiny, which is where they lose my rating. All rooms have been renovated in last couple of years, but if you view their website they only show more expensive upgraded rooms. Breakfast if included, consited of a simple continental buffet - perfectly adequate or you can pay extra for a cooked breakfast. Staff very friendly and bi-ligual. All rooms have a/c. Situated in an area of Paris close to all the designer houses and easy to get around by metro. Not the area for cheap restaurants.
Great Small Hotel Close to the Champs Ellesse
We stayed here in September of 2003. It appeared that the hotel was newly renovated because everything was fresh and clean and worked. Our room was on the street side and noise did not seem to be a problem. It is about 5 blocks form the Champs Ellesse and 2 blocks from Avenue George V. The staff was friendly and helpful. This being our first time in Paris we did not know what to expect but all went well and we had a great time. There is a small dining area where our Continental Breakfast was served. Great pastries and fruit. Also a small bar and sitting area off the lobby. We will be staying there on our next trip to Paris. Anyone with questions or comments please mail me. Thanks.
I visited this hotel during New Year's and would have to say it was more than I expected. The staff was very pleasant and the room was comfortable and bigger than what I thought it would be. There was some construction going on in some of the rooms, which was distracting but lasted only a day or two. It is about 5 blocks from the Champ Elysees and 2 blocks away from a view of the Eiffel Tower. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and would recommend it to anyone.
Best Little Hotel In Paris
We spent six nights here over the New Year Holiday,we could not have been more pleasantly surprised.Excellent only begins to describe every aspect of the hotel.The location is the best,the property is perfectly naintained,the room was far better than the price and the staff would make any owner proud.We will return.
Hotel Franklin Roosevelt Fibs About Air Conditioning
If you stay at this hotel-REQUEST A ROOM ON THE FFTH FLOOR-take no other if you want air conditioned comfort. At present the only floor that has been renovated and has AC is the fifth, even though the hotel is advertised as being air conditioned. The rooms facing the street are extremely noisy with the windows opened. If you do not need the AC, request a courtyard room, it's quieter. There is a HUGE difference in the renovated fifth floor and the remaining floors. Also check your hair dryer when you move into your room. Mine did not work and the front desk personnel was not at all interested in replacing it.