Renaissance Paris Hotel La Defense
Travel Blogs from La Defense
A free day in Paris! After a sleep in (7:30) we headed off to breakfast and then took the Metro into Paris. The Metro, besides not being well sign posted, is fully automatic. There are no driver or guard on the train or the platform. After a 15 minute train trip we arrived at the Louvre - the French Museum where the Mona Lisa is housed. We were …
Our first trip of the day was to the Chateau Chambord. The chateau's architecture is a mixture of Renaissance and Gothic. It was built as a hunting lodge but it can house up to 2,000 people - some hunting lodge eh? It has a double helix staircase with 6 flights of stairs. Anne went up one side and I went up the other. We saw each other through …
... talking about where the toilets are (because people always ask her that) - I think we are going to get along just fine... The ladies sitting in front of us look friendly. I think one if them is deaf also nice seen her getting notes from the Cosmos staff and writing on a notepad with her travel buddy... I hope to meet them soon. 4:30pm We got a little info pack with our first set of optional excursions (for Paris). It will be heaps better choosing the options every few ...
... the bus and attempt to call a taxi but the lady on the other end was confused why we needed to be picked up at a bus stop, I tried to explain that the bus broke---but froze under pressure! Luckily, Buffy saw a taxi pass by and she broke out her running legs to fetch it just in time. We got to the train station late, but there was another train leaving in 50 minutes to Milan as well. I had planned on the earlier train in order to give us sufficient time getting from the train station ...
... know everything. You are in France, so clearly being French is a big thing; they're proud of who they are and the country in which they live! I made sure to use what limited French vocabulary I possess whenever possible to show them that I was attempting to adapt to their culture. As a traveler, I've learned that it's important to respect where you are and not get offended if you're treated improperly or freak out when things are different. Yes, it's going to be foreign. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
A wonderful hotel to end the Treasures of France. I would say this is the first hotel that we have stayed in on the whole tour that goes close to having 5 star rooms. It's location is not as good as some of the places in Morocco but the quality and service are.
Breakfast only had a limited selection but I am getting sick and tired of food and some of my clothes are no longer fitting.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TravelPod Member ReviewsRenaissance Paris Hotel La Defense
Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Paris Hotel La Defense
I stayed at the Renaissance La Defense during a short weekend in Paris while in Europe on business. I had a constrained budget but I have high standards for hotels so I would usually choose comfort over location when I am not familiar with a place. The Renaissance was simply a marvel for the price. The hotel is in fantastic condition and the rooms were comparable to what you would expect in the US for size and appointments. You could easily spend 300 euro a night for the 145 weekend rate (executive room). Beautiful bathroom, concierge lounge access (on the executive floor) and a great breakfast. The location is no disadvantage when you consider that the Champs Elysees, Louvre and Tuileries Gardens all lie within 5-10 mins away by Metro. So if you're like me and willing to give up the view of the brasseries, etc from a tiny room for affordable and convenient luxury, go for the Renaissance!
We recently took a tour of France in September 2004, staying our last two nights at La Renaissance in La Defense. It was by far the largest room we had in any city in France, with the most comfortable bed. And they have an excellent fitness center with a universal gym, two treadmills, and a hot tub. The hotel is not in the center of Paris, but there is a great shopping mall nearby. And, we went with a tour that drove us into the heart of the city, so no worries there. If you're not with a tour, the metro is very close by. My only complaint would be the breakfast -- they always seemed to be out of something. It's possible they weren't prepared for our tour group of so many people, but it was the worst breakfast I had while in France. Other than that, I would recommend this hotel.
Great, affordable hotel in Paris!!!!
I surprised my wife with a trip to Paris for her Birthday last year. Using Marriott points, I booked this hotel. We were pleasantly surprised as to how friendly and profesional the staff was! They even upgraded us to an Executive suite that was beautiful. I recommend this hotel wholeheartedly. It's a bit out of the way in La Defense, but there is a Metro station right there as well as shopping and several restaurants in this area.
We liked it so much, we booked it again this year for our 10th wedding anniversary.
We did not have a good experience at this hotel!!!We stayed there the last night of our trip coming back from the wine country. We made our reservations a month in advance using Marriott points and used an extra 5000 for an upgraded room. When we arrived at the hotel we were told that they would not honor the upgrade unless we paid an extra 40Euro about $50. We said well then we'll just take a regular room to which the response was that none were available.So in order to have a room we had to pay the amount. And we were not the only customers having this problem!
W spent 3 nights at the Renaissance La Defense right before Easter this year. The hotel is well managed and the amenities are superior. The only down side is the location and the setting. The hotel is not convenient to most of Paris and is in an area of completely modern, impersonal, and superhuman sized office buildings. The area is very inhospitable for strolling, socializing, finding a bistro, etc. We did find an Auchon (giant supermarket) nearby for munchies.
Renaissance Hotel La Defense Paris
As a teen I loved this hotel. The ambiance was wonderful. The rooms were cute. The staff is very nice and helpful. They would still tend to my needs even if i came in late. They took very good care of me. Its clean & affordable. I had a marvelous experience. It is in the "downtown" business side of Paris but it is close to the metro. My only complaint was it was too far too walk to the sites.
My wife and I recently travelled to Paris with another couple for a week. In contrast to almost everything that we experienced in France, the Renaissance was not cramped!! We had very spacious, clean rooms in a luxurious (at least by our rather frugal, Motel 6 standards) hotel. I thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub in the early morning. The hotel staff went well beyond the call of duty to meet our rather particular needs. (We left several pieces of large luggage at the hotel while we took a two-day road trip to Normandy. They were extremely accommodating.) They answered my stupid-American tourist questions easily and kindly. And it was quite a bargain. We got two rooms at $80 per night per room at -----. The room was five times as nice (and ten times as big) as the more expensive, quaint little Parisian place near the Eiffel Tower where we stayed for most of the trip. The only drawback is that it is a bit of a walk from the train station, which was quite aggravating after toting around our six-ton luggage through the Metro for an hour. However, the Metro station is a great line to take you into the heart of the city and all of the main attractions, as well as RER trains to either airport. Overall, I have nothing but good things to say about our experience at the Renaissance.
Loved the Renaissance
We stayed at the Renaissance Hotel in the La Defense section of Paris. The hotel is a gem. The rooms are extremely large for a European hotel. It is also a short walk from the RER station making it very accessible to all of the sights.I am very grateful that I selected this hotel with a family vs trying to find a large enough hotel inside of the city. We would definitely stay here again.
I would like to recommend the Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel--A four star hotel located in the business district of Paris. We made a bid on Priceline for a 4-star hotel and this hotel accepted our offer of $132.00, and it was indeed a bargain. It is located just outside of the arrondissement (that go from 1 to 20 inside the heart of Paris.) At first, we were disappointed at the location; however, those feelings soon disappeared. The Metro system was very efficient. We were there during the transportation strike and were not inconvenienced at all. We were less than 12 min. from Arc de Triomphe via the Metro. The hotel was eloquent and the staff was very accommodating and pleasant.The concierge Marie Paul had our excursion requests (The Moulin Rouge, Dinner on the Seine and Versailles) booked and finalized within one-half hour. We, also, found the Parisians to be very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Paris as a city to visit.