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Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western Trianon Rive Gauche Hotel Paris
Location, Location, Location
This is a decent 3 star hotel, its main feature being its location. The rooms were fine, a bit small but clean and functional. Breakfast was standard continental. They advertise a bar but this seems to have now closed. The staff here are friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable about the city.
The hotel is in one of the best locations of Paris. You are in the middle of 2 RER stations (Notre-Dame St. Michel and Luxembourg) and 2 Metro stations (Cluny and Odeon). Travel to anywhere in the city is easy, many sights are within a 10 - 15 minute walk (Notre Dame, River Seine, Musee D'Orsay, Louvre, Ste. Chappelle) and St. Germain is around the corner!!
This is far superior to many 3 star hotels I have stayed in previously in the city. Would definately stay here again, great value....
Not overly excited about this hotel
My daughter and I stayed 3 nights at Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche with a group. Room was dark, small, and the windows faced the heating system in the center of the building. I should have requested another room. The twin beds were together. Seemed to be clean. Continental breakfast was good, coffee mediocure.
Immediately I noticed there were no hair dryers. Going downstrairs I got one of the few that were left in the lobby. Some rooms have hair dryers on the wall. I decided to share the hair dryer with another couple. During the day the hair dryer was removed from their room by the staff. I could never get one, even though I was promised one. The same day we got there we decided to go to the Catacombs. Staff in charge at the front desk showed us where to take the Metro. Well, we got there but the Catacombs were closed November until May (this is February. One last dissapointment - No hotel bar as stated. It has been gone for six months. Would I stay here again, definitely not. 2/22/05
My husband & I have just come back from a 3 day visit to Paris for our 20th wedding anniversary, where we stayed at the Trianon Rive Gauche. The location was great (walking distance to Notre Dame, The Louvre and Museé d'Orsay) and the staff were really friendly and helpful. It is very expensive to eat & drink in Paris but we found the Mezza Luna (close by on Blvd. San Michel) very good value and O'Prince pub (turn left & left again when you come out of the hotel - 2 minutes away) was brilliant with great staff & fabulous jazz on the stereo! Also, don't miss a trip on the Batobus which is an 8 stop trip on the Seine (€11). The only downside of the Trianon for us was that the room we were in (610) would qualify for entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest hotel room in Europe! My husband banged his head on the dresser while trying to put on his socks!! Having said that, everything else about the hotel was first class and, if you don't mind a bit of a squeeze, (although I'm sure they have some bigger rooms!) then stay here!!
I spent 3 nights here and 3 nights at the Caron de Beaumarchais on the Right Bank. The Beaumarchais it is not, but we got an amazing deal, less than $100/night inlcuding a continental breakfast delivered to our room. Very conveniently located. Certainly the floor with the terraces should be requested. The view is terriffic.
I would also like to mention that, at my fiancee's request, we stayed 3 nights on the left bank and 3 on the right. This turned out to be a great idea. We saw much more of Paris than we otherwise would have and got to really experience 2 very difference areas. I have to say that I connected with the Marais more than the Latin Quarter, but I loved them both!
Restaurants: Jardin d'Hiver, Cafe beauborg, La Truffiere...but it's true that you'll be hard pressed to find food that is bad.
If you are a coffee drinker you will be in absolute heaven. We live in NYC and simply cannot find a cup of coffee remotely close to Paris quality.
Friendly hotel needing a bit of TLC
This was my first return to Paris in 20 years only this time I was with my husband, not a singleton and although I enjoyed it immensely, there are one or two things that could have improved our stay. My husband and I arrived before 12 noon which had it been later could have delivered a different outcome. The first room we were shown was dark, gloomy, shabby and very small. At first we were going to accept it, my husband having been travelling since the previous day, but since I had specifically mentioned that it was his first visit to this wonderful city and birthday the following day I decided to see if they could offer us something else. I have to say the staff were very obliging (having worked in this industry I know what it is like when people arrive before the normal check-in time) and gave us another room. This one was still quite shabby and small but on the 7th floor so at least we had a bit of a view and being at the front was much brighter. The location was great, although perhaps a bit far for anybody wanting to see all the sights....we walked everywhere instead of taking the Metro and I have the blisters to prove it, however it suited us and our needs. There were plenty of different places to eat although staying on a Sunday meant many of them were closed, perhaps it was the time of year! Overall, I would say that more attention needs to be given to the bedrooms which have definitely seen better days, at least the ones we saw had, however, the public areas couldn't be faulted, nor could the staff. We would definitely like to go back again soon, this time accompanied by our children.
Good value Hotel in Latin Quarter
I regularly stay in the Trianon, it has a GREAT location in the Quartier Latin - within moments walk from different regional French restaurants, plenty of Japanese, Chinese and a Moroccan.
The staff are friendly and helpful, not always the case in Paris Hotels.
If you get a choice, there is the most AMAZING view from the rooms on the top floor - it has to be one of the best in Paris - taking in the Tour Eiffel, La Defense, Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur and all the rest (if you want to play "spot the landmark").
It's always very quiet inside, but a less quiet place to stay if you have a front balcony on the lower floors in Summer (no aircon, so you may need the windows open and you can get some street noise - though from cars only and it's not a main street) - but it's not bad unless you are easily disturbed, there are plenty of MUCH noisier hotels in the Latin Quarter - where there can be noisy people till late and noisy delivery lorries from early....
I stayed in the Trianon Rive Gauche for 5 nights from the 20-25th June, I found the staff friendly and helpful, the room was very clean and the bed was comfortable, the room was really small, but who comes to Paris to spend time in their hotel room? It's in a nice location with lots of restaurants nearby. I would definitely stay there again.
Good for winter, not for the summer heat!
Just been there at the beginning of June 04, fab location, get off at St. Michel instead of Odeon. Great Staff, and Cleaniness. We have a little baby, cot well prepared. Only thing that we are disappointed with is there is no air conditioning and the room was hot - It does cool down towards the evening. Would re-visit during winter months where warmth is requried.
Good Value for Paris
A great location on the Left Bank near the Sorbonne and several terrific restaurants. Though the rooms look a bit tired, the bathrooms were very clean. I found the bed comfortable and the room extremely quiet. The Continental breakfast was excellent as these things go, although my husband and son (true coffee lovers) did not like the coffee. Most of the staff were very helpful, especially the more senior staff. I felt very safe there and the lobby and breakfast rooms were very nice. An excellent value for Paris, especially if you get this hotel as part of a package.
Okay 3-star hotel
The Hotel Trianon is a large 3-star hotel, with perhaps eight floors and 100 rooms. It is well located, being only 2 blocks from the Luxembourg RER station and only a few blocks up from St-Michel Metro station and the river.The rooms are pretty large by Paris standards and some have balconies. The bathroom I received was in decent order but the bathtub did not have a shower curtain or screen so if you're not used to kneeling while showering, it might take some getting used to. Towels were a bit rough.The beds were okay, not exceptionally great, but comfortable enough. The room was pretty quiet -- no problems sleeping.The telephone only works on pulse dialing, but the cable can be removed from the handset if you need to connect to a modem/laptop.Staff were friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was pretty good (10 if not included in your room rate).I would stay there again just for the location/price and convenience. It's pretty characterless, but not that bad for what you pay.