Hotel Franklin D. Roosevelt
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... his 72 year reign, Louis XV who is said to have enjoyed his predecessor's work, and Louis XVI who paid for it with his life in the French Revolution, when the citizens of Paris rose up against the opulence and wastefulness of the monarchy. This level is 115m above the ground, and while the temperature at ground level is warm, the winds up at this height mean that we are all feeling very cold. As a result, we decide to forgo the trip to the top ...
... the sidewalk next to the Arc d' Triumph to the paddy wagon. We were followed by the 4 guys in cuffs, 3 uniformed police and 4 plain clothes police. What a spectacle. Wonder how many other people were watching all this. Was this my 15 minutes of fame? Leslie and I piled into the front seat, me in the middle. The 4 bad guys were in the very back, 3 police in the middle seat. I hoped to goddess no one was going to pull a gun! Then the blue lights were turned on, the ...
... at all. The chateau is very silly, and it was still quite crowded. I'm not sure I was impressed, but I did like standing in the Hall of Mirrors.
When done, we returned to the city, bought a bottle of wine, and sat and watched the Aristocats and Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. The Aristocats was better. But I liked the dresses in MA. It was just boring.
Then, to bed.
... there. WOW, is the only word I can use to describe the city. There were so many historic buildings and restaurants. You could see for miles and best of all there were so many small alley ways and courtyards. I would have been in my element, sitting there all day and sketching. However, there just simply wasn't the time. It was beautiful! Then we came across Versailles Palace, how could we miss it! It was by far the best building I have ever seen! We ...
... and Wedel chocolates) at what we will always remember as the best prices on the planet.
Our Warsaw to Paris Air France flight was on time and an easy 2 hour 10 minute flight. Good seats. One thing we have learned over the years is to always complete your boarding pass and seat assignments online before going to the airport. Not only does it save a ton of time and aggravation, ...
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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.
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.
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.