Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center
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TravelPod Member ReviewsParis Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center
The room was small with no view. Breakfast was tailored to more an oriental guests. No free WiFi in either the guest rooms or the reception area. The hotel was located in more of a office area with little close by for shops or restaurants.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center
We stayed here in July 2004. The room was quite small. The bathroom was not very clean. It was a ten minute walk to the Denfert-Rochereau Metro station; the St. Jacques station, which is closer, is closed. There are numerous restaurants and a supermarket nearby. In US standards, I would consider the room to be about Days Inn quality.
Okay, but not great
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in June. We arrived a little early, but they were unable to accomodate us, so that was a bit annoying. The staff was on the snooty side. The lobby is big and upscale, but the rooms are small and dingy. The bathroom is decent, but the room itself looked pretty worn out. The location is not near any major sights, but there is a subway station nearby, which can take you anywhere in Paris. We got a cheap rate through Priceline, so I can't complain too much. For the price, it was ok, but I was expecting a little more of Sofitel.
We had read some not-so-enthusiastic reviews of this hotel.
Everybody agreed that the friendliness and eficiency of the staff was up to the standards of a 4* hotel, and we found no fault.
Room size was a common complaint and therefore we were pleasantly surprised with the adequate size of our 6th floor room. The furniture was of a reasonable standards. The toillet and bathroom are separate.
Location was often quoted less than perfect which of course is right, but a 200m stroll to the Denfert-Rochereau RER station brought us close to anywhere in Paris, at least before midnight when some of the metro lines stop running.
We would stay at the Paris Forum River Gauche again.
Good hotel for a good price
Not the best Sofitel hotel I ever stayed, but a very decent property. The lobby is large and very nice. The rooms are not very large, but clean and well furnished. The bath products are "Roger & Gallet" branded. As the other users have said, the staff is very nice, friendly and motivated to help. We paid about 110$ per night throught Priceline, and at this price, it was a very good price/quality rate.
Good standard of hotel, convenient for central Paris
I booked a one night stay through Priceline, and was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Room was a nice size, though the usual twin single beds is not my preferred choice.
View was ok, but most importantly the room was very quiet, despite being in the middle of things.
Some nice touches as well - the ability to pipe audio from TV into the bathroom, the pocketpak of tissues, the Smints etc, which all made the stay that little bit more pleasant.
Central Paris was but 10 minutes away by RER, and all in all this was a very good base for exploring the centre of the city - with a very pleasant staff.
Overpriced with So-So location
Concierge extremely nice Quick early check-in Near a metro OrlyBus 20 feet from the Hotel Lobby (cheap and quick way to get to the Orly Airport for approx 5 Euros/person)
Poor location - not much going on in the near vicinity Rooms - very small with old furnishings and beat-up carpet Paid too much Not a 4 star by my standards Toilet separate from the Bathroom
Probably wouldn't stay there again unless the price was reduced by 35%
Good hotel with convenient location
My wife and I stayed at the Sofitel Paris Forum Rive Gauche for 6 nights between 3/24-3/30/04. The hotel is located 4 minutes away in between Glaciere and St. Jacques Metro stations. Also, the hotel is about 10 minutes away from the RER/Metro station at Denfert-Rochereau.
The lobby and reception is quite nice. Elevators are plenty, fast, and always available. We had a corner room on the sixth floor. There is an icemaker with cups available by the elevator. The room was clean, with the carpets showing a little wear. The view was not good at all, but then again we were not there to stare out the window. The room had 2 telephones and 1 TV. There was also a small refrigerator with a tiny slot for our own stuff. There is also a safe inside the closet. There was plenty of closet space. The bathroom had a tub and a hair dryer.
The toilet space is small and separate from the bathroom. The bed was a king size, essentially 2 twin beds put together. In general, the hotel's location is pretty good. It will take about 10 mins from Denfert-Rochereau to get to the center of Paris via RER. There are 2 Italian restaurants located nearby. There are also 2 Middle Eastern fast food restaurants, a Moroccan restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, and a French brasserie just outside the hotel. There is an epicerie (neighborhood food store) about 4 mins away along with 2 other restaurants. About 10 minutes away from the hotel, on either direction, there are plenty of other nice restaurants, patisseries, markets, etc.
Everything is close by and convenient. Transportation from CDG is fast via RER or the Orly Bus to Denfert-Rochereau. The concierge was quite helpful. There is a business center within the hotel, but it is closed during the weekend. There is an internet cafe about 10 mins away. In general, it was a very nice hotel, although by American standards it is not a 4 star hotel.
A great hotel that I got a good price. While this hotel lacks the charm of the more intimate well situated hotels in the inner districts, it is very clean, modern and had a good staff. Even though we priceline customers we were given a room on the 17th Floor with a view of most of Paris. It is very close to the Metro Stop, which is essential considering it is not in the center of town. The RER station a couple blocks away has a market street and lot of little restaurants.
We booked this hotel through a pay your own price website and got a great deal. The hotel staff was very accommodating and the room was better than average. We live in Europe at the moment and this is more of an American type hotel room. The bathroom was large and overall it was pretty quiet. I have stayed in plenty of European hotels were the walls were as thick as a cardboard boxes and you can hear EVERYTHING!
So this was quite a nice change. You are only a 3 to 4 minute walk from the Metro and everything is within a 10 to 15 minute Metro ride. I would stay here again in the future.
The staff at this large hotel is EXTREMEMLY NICE. I checked in early, had a nice room on the 11th floor facing north with a view of the Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur. Room furnishings were a little worn but definitely acceptable and the cleanliness was superb. It's in a residential area with Metro Line 6 station Glaciere one short block away - and there's even an escalator to the station platform! Between the hotel and the station there are a few restaurants and a supermarket. If you want to stay in the charm and atmosphere of the Latin Qtr, this is not for you. But if you want a solid, well run hotel within walking distance of Rue Mouffetard, try this Sofitel.