Emeraude Louvre Montana Hotel
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... along the River Seine to visit the Eiffel Tower. It was a long queue and we went up to the top.
Tour de France was crossing the line at Champs Elysee so a lot of blocked roads, but it was done when we drove to the Eiffel tower.
... opposite of how I've dreamt to see the Eiffel Tower.
The next day we got up early to climb the Eiffel Tower. Cassidy and I wanted to get pictures in front of the Eiffel so we figured Jackie and Cali could save our spots for a second. When we were taking pictures we got a text saying they opened and had to go in. We went to get back in line when the French military started walking around the crowd, looking around suspiciously armed with huge guns. I didn't feel safe ...
... two floors to get to where they were letting people view the auditorium. Robyn got about 5 minutes to take pictures before they closed the doors again for rehearsal. Robyn was thrilled to see the inside, I was eh another performance hall. Robyn took a few more photos and we left to begin the last event of the day, tour of the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower tour ...
... with no lift or escalator. So we eventually emerge at La Tour Maubourg station after a good workout lifting and toting our bags, and we roll them to the street entrance to our flat at 83 Rue St Dominique.
The three blocks of flats were built in the 19th century to house the workers who built the Eiffel Tower. Impressive. As we turn the corner on to Rue St Dominique the first sight is the Eiffel Tower looming up ...
... Il ya beaucoup de peintures de Renoir, Monet, Degas... I kept a list throughout my time in the museum of every painting that really caught my eye and made me stop, but when I got to the 5th floor I would have written down almost every one. I need more time and energy next time I visit there. Anndd I will begin on the 5th floor. Just to be sure I have plenty of time to admire the impressionists. I had about 3 hours to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Emeraude Louvre Montana Hotel Paris
Agree its great
Stayed June 2004. Originally had booked across the street at the Louvre St Romain, but it was incredibly hot when we got back to Paris and one of the three of us was very uncomfortable so we stayed there one night (because we had paid for it) but then moved across the street to the Montana where it was nicely air conditioned. Staff was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was great, big room (three adults), coffeemaker frig iron etc in the room, beautiful big bathroom etc. A little more than we had originally planned to spend but considering the heat it was worth it. This is a great location...close to lots of right bank sites. Otherwise, the Louvre St. Romain across the street would have been great too, but the problem with not having a.c. is that you have to have open windows, and it is too noisy to sleep in a big city with your windows open...The staff there (St. Romain) was also very friendly to us even though we cancelled the remainder of our reservation, and the hotel did not even charge us for breakfast in the morning before we left.
My husband and I were in Paris for part of our honeymoon (beginning of September). We didn't know what to expect, except that European rooms, on average, would be small.
When we arrived at the Louvre Montana, the elevator was tiny, but absolutely charming! Our room was on the top floor, it was small by American standards, but it was just fine. The view from our room was gorgeous! We could see the Jardin de Tulleries to the left, and the Sacre Coeur on the right. The room was spotlessly clean, with fresh towels, nice amenities (iron, ironing board, hot pot with coffee/tea, shampoo, soap).
The staff was absolutely helpful. We asked them if they could recommend a nice place for dinner on our first night there, and they directed us to a nice, "local" restaurant. They gave us a piece of paper with the hotel stamp on it, and when we got to the restaurant, we were given free champagne!
The breakfasts at the hotel were fine - it was a typical European breakfast. There were cereals, eggs (which you could either have hard- or soft-boiled), slices of cold ham, cheese, yogurts, wonderful pastries and breads, juices, water, and oh! the coffee. The service was great.
The hotel, located on a quiet street, was 1 block away from the Louvre, just across the street from the Jardin de Tulleries, and 1 1/2 blocks away from the Seine - perfect for those romantic strolls! It was super easy to get around.
For those "first timers" to Paris: People think that the French are rude, but they're not. They are just very formal people! A "Bon jour" or "Bon Nui", "sil vous plais" and "merci" will get you everywhere. And a stay at the Louvre Montana with their gracious staff will make your vacation wonderful!
I stayed at Louvre Montana Hotel during the Easter Holidays (2004) and enjoyed its central location, its easy accessibility from four different subway stations, its reasonable prices, its friendly staff.
The rooms are not very spacious, but the bathrooms are clean and comfortable, not much noise can be heard from the streets and from the other rooms. A very narrow lift (max 1 person + luggage or 2 persons without luggage) is a nice curiosity, but I can't recommend it to people who suffer from claustrophobia. Its strategical closeness to the Louvre Museum and to other important monuments is very useful to the tourists who have limited time available to visit the heart of Paris.
We loved it!
What a delightful, quaint, and charming hotel. We were there just after the New Year's weekend, and we enjoyed our stay. Our room had windows that opened on to a fascinating courtyard which gave an air of being in a small neighborhood right in a busy part of Paris. The breakfasts each morning were delicious, and we could walk to Le Jardin des Tuileries, Louvre, La place de la Concorde, and Chanel. We hope to return.
Several websites claim this hotel is 3 star - it is NOT. The hotel is 1 star - no more. After checking in and seeing the room, I was devastated. There were two of us, and the room had a bed slightly larger than a twin that sagged in the middle. Additionally, the bedspread was pilling, the floor was lopsided, the curtains were falling off the hinge, the desk was slanted and chipped all over, the maid entered the room without knocking, we could hear people in the bathroom in the room next door, the hotel smelled, and the attitude of the manager was belligerent. My friend and I checked out before even staying the night. Despite the 3 night prepaid reservation, we found another hotel in the same area that truly was 3 stars and had similar rate. The Montana's descriptions are completely misleading. I saw no sign of any renovations, and it certainly wasn't soundproofed.
Bright and Beautiful
This wonderful little hotel is a restful haven in French Louvre district. The staff were friendly and helpful which just added to the charm of our visit. The hotel is perfectly located in the hub of Paris and it is a short walk to shops, resaturants and transportation. The room itself was very clean and bright and included extras such as coffee/tea/pant press/hairdryer and if you are so inclined a full mini bar. There was also the comfort of air conditioning that was individual to each room. The full length balcony doors opened to a delightful view of the quaint neighbourhood that surrounded the hotel. I look forward to returning some day.
Hotel was great! We were on the 6th floor (top) of the hotel. The hotel is quaint, very clean and close to all major attractions.
The elevator is tiny and fits only two people, but it added to the charm of the hotel. Our room wasn't huge, but it was bright and spotless. It had a set of floor to ceiling french doors that opened out onto a small balcony. The bathroom was a good size and again, spotless.
Each room has its own air conditioner - and it wasn't noisy.
Great bargain and very central.