Travel Blogs from Paris
... I thought it might be cool to stop by the Pompidou at first but I got really distracted. There were lots of cool buildings and towers along the way that I had to stop at so when I finally made it to the Pompidou I didn't have very much time, they had lots of cool outdoor art, including one of Alexander Calder's pieces which was awesome! After that I decided to find a metro station and head ...
... the top of the Opera and then the Eiffel Tower and amazing views of Paris. After some shopping and then standing in the bowels of the store to claim the tax refund, I headed home on the Metro at around 8 PM. I am feeling pretty exhausted at t.he moment and think I probably need a couple of days on a beach somewhere. Sad when you need a holiday from your holiday. A couple of glasses of wine on arrival home and I am feeling ...
... Our cab driver was a Chinese, cowboy hat wearing, French speaking man who dropped us in the middle of nowhere. He threatened to call the cops on us because we supposedly gave him the wrong address. We made it back around 3:00am. What a night. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Spent half of day three at Versailles. The line ups, or queues, as the Aussies call them, were way too long. Since I'd already seen the inside of the palace last ...
... numerous people offering people to bet and double their money if they can guess where the ball or penny is when they move the 3 containers around. People would pay 50 bet and if they got it right
They got 100 back!! In euro! People were just chucking money in and were so stupid they were getting them wrong.
It really isn't that hard! We didn't have any cash on us but Throughout the streets we saw dream team cars available for driving. Lambos and ferraris ... Yeaaah!!Paris is full ...
... led us into the city was uncharacteristically snarky and unexcited about her job.
We also found out, upon arrival, that our hostel room was booked for only 2 nights. Sadly, we needed three, or we'd be out on our non-French-speaking asses in streets of Paris. Always the adventure with us, eh?
Paris, notoriously overbooked and overpriced, is no easy place to find a room without decent planning. As a result, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Westminster Paris
Stayed at the Westminster Hotel in Paris 25th-30th March 2004. This hotel is beside Place Vendome, a fantastic location, within easy walking distance of many Paris landmarks & numerous metro stations. The hotel itself was beautiful with friendly helpful staff.
Absolutely the most charming and gracious staff. Our room & bath were wonderful. Balcony and window in bath. Benjamin (doorman) Benjamin and Jean Charles (Concierce) were fantastick. So helpful. Room Service also great. Will always stay at Westminster while in Paris.
Had the pleasure of staying at the Westminster for our honeymoon in November. At first we were given a tiny room, but asked to be upgraded.
This was done without question, to a superior room, which was an excellent size. The quality of furnishings in the hotel is only matched by the location, minutes from the opera, a superb setting. Made the mistake of thinking we had bed and breakfast rate which we did not. Had a very average breakfast on two occasions at a coat of £40 per day!!!
That apart a most enjoyable stay.
Fab Location, lovely, quiet room
My sister and I stayed here for a week in December. This is the third time I have been to Paris, and this is most definitely the best location for visitors. You are close to a major Metro (subway) stop, the 2 main department stores in Paris, and all of the central city attractions are within walking distance. The room was moderately sized, clean and very, very quiet. I do suspect that they give the guests who book online (i.e. cheaper rooms) less luxurious rooms (when we checked in, the front desk person called someone to inquire as to what room to put us in, and the only word I understood was "Expedia"), but our room was quite pleasant and the staff was polite.
Stayed at the Hotel Westminster for a week in October of 2003. The hotel has a great location near the Opera, where one can walk to practically everywhere in Paris. The room we had was on the small side, however it really wasn't a concern for us, besides who heads to Paris (or anywhere) to sit inside a hotel room all day? In any event, the room was very nice and comfortable (with a huge bathroom). The staff was attentive, even allowing us to check in at 9 am on a sunday. Hotel bar seemed stuffy at first glance, but we really ended up enjoying the live entertainment.
The Paris hotel I would love to love.
I have stayed at the Westminster 4 times (under 2 different owners) in the last 20 years the latest being November 2003. This is spread among 30 or so stops in Paris so I have quite a bit of Parisian hotel experience. Every time I have regretted staying there. With its beauty, charm and location this should be the perfect Paris hotel but one vital ingredient is missing. Hospitality! Maybe it was the low Internet rate I paid this time that made them treat me like a bumpkin. If you dont want people to book these rates you should not offer them.............. but it doesnt explain my other 3 stays.
Just returned from spending a week at Hotel Westminister in October, 2003. Booked the trip through Expedia and was excited staying at a 4-star hotel. The hotel is located in a very safe and upscale part of Paris. Transportation to other parts of Paris is also very easy as the Metro Station is less than a block away. Service in the hotel is average and the staff is very pleasant toward their guests. The rooms are clean and well kept. However, the rooms are TINY. Luckily my wife and I are not claustrophobic!! The full size bed takes up most of the space of the room leaving very little walking area. Given a choice, I probably would not stay at this hotel again.
I stayed at the Westminster Hotel for six nights in June 2003. The hotel was attractive and well-located. While the room was small, it was nicely decorated. However, the service was terrible. We only sporadically received supplies such as soap, toilet paper, etc.
I just returned from Paris and stayed at the Hotel Westminster. It is now one of my favorite hotels in a city of fabulous hotels. I was travelling alone and felt very secure, my main concern. The staff, service and housekeeping were all 5 star and the location is perfect for sightseeing. I can't wait to return and will recommend The Westminster to any visitor to Paris. JK, Boston
We got a fantastic deal on the Westminster Opera through Tripadvisor. The hotel was beautiful- 4 star at a 2 star price....But then we were moved to their sister hotel the Warwick. We were quite dubious about this, but we kicked up a fuss about the inconvenience, got an upgrade and had an amazing time in their Prestige Suite with views of the Eifell Tower. Internet bookings are definitely worth it!We later discovered that we had managed to get a room that was priced from 600 euros a night for 150!