Rated 4,6 out of 5 by 102
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by 2HokiesfromNC Great location, Great value, Pleasant Staff but beware of Room 105
You can't beat the location of this hotel. Right next to the St. Michel Metro Stop which provides easy access to most tourist sites. The first night I was in a Standard room (108# (business# before I moved into an Executive Room #105# which I purchased in advance for the 2 personal vacation days I took after my business trip to celebrate my 20th wedding anniversary. The room was larger but it faced the road right above the entrance to the hotel. Room 108 was on the garden side #very quiet). The bed and pillows in 105 were not as good as in 108, and both of us awoke the first night at 5am to a strange sound behind the wall in the bathroom #sounded like the pipes were shaking with running water). Since we were only staying 2 nights, we didn't want to move again. Overall the front desk staff was very friendly and helpful during our stay, and didn't laugh at my attempt to speak French as much as my wife did. Recommend asking for a room on the garden/courtyard side of the hotel. I am sure the hotel would have moved me if I had asked. The hotel breakfast was very average. Paris a beautiful city and the food is fantastic. Chez Fernand was a very good mid-priced French restaurant not far from the hotel along with Franky Italian Restaurant. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
31. Oktober 2013
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by paris199 Excellent location & roof top view
Bed was comfortable, choice of two types of pillows a nice touch. Queen room (Eiffel tower view) with balcony, 2 chairs and table. Room had a mini bar/ refrigerator and hot water pot. Great modern shower and bathroom. Room was quiet no street noise at all. Two breakfasts offered, but we did not eat there. Nice lobby Bar. Roof top bar was closed for the season, but you could bring up your own drinks and enjoy the view.
Location by the RER/Metro was perfect for us. Easy train ride to Versailles on the train. Close to shops and lots of restaurants and cafes. Don't miss the roof top view of the Eiffel tower and all of Paris at night!
30. Oktober 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by peterpanihg extraordinary experience
Wow! That's what jumped out from my mouth when I entered the room and looked out from the window.
The hotel's location is very convenient for public transportation. It is only 100 meters away from the St. Michel Notre-Dame metro station wherein the RER C, RER B and Metro #4 meet. We took RER B from Airport Charles De Gaulle to the hotel directly.
The neighbourhood is Quartier Latin on Rive-Gauche, a lot of POIs including Notre-Dame, Hotel de Ville, La Concergerie, Sainte-Chapelle, Penthéon, Sorbonne Université, Musée Cluny are within walking distance. There are innumerable bars and café around the area.
From the window, we can see Tour Eiffel and Les Invalides and Sacré Coeur. We witnessed the magic lighting effect on these dreaming building at night, drinking beers on the balcony.
In the room, we found Evian, Perrier, Twix and a few Nespresso Bullets, FREE OF CHARGE! Needless to say the bed is comfortable and the staffs are always nice as all other Holiday Inns around the world.
26. Oktober 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 Great location and excellent, clean hotel
Very satisfied with this hotel. It's in a great location for the islands and notre dame. It's also serviced very well by stationary at saint michel for metro, RER and SNCF lines. The RER line runs from and to CDG airport so it's very handy. There are lots of restaurants within close proximatry to the hotel.
Staff are very friendly and helpful with good English. Breakfast is good. Hotel and rooms are very clean. Bed was comfy and we had an excellent sleep. Rooftop bar was a real bonus for the view of the city, although the bar facility is unfortunately closed during the winter months . We had free Wifi connection and it was fine and didn't cut out. Room size was adequate and in line with the small room sizes you tend to get in paris. Overall a great hotel for a short city break.
20. Oktober 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by Cheryle09 Excellent service,staff at front desk very knowledgable and willing to help in any way
Location was wonderful ,being able to access all major tourist attractions was bonus.Surrounding eateries and varietywere great also.
Holiday Inn chain always of wonderful standard and affordable.
18. Oktober 2013
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by foodie65 location awesome
Room is very tight. Luggage barely fit between furniture and bed. Other issue NO light. Room very dark. Could not use room safe because could not see instructions. Too dark on that side of room. Just not enough light in that room.
15. Oktober 2013
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by Mm29 Great location
Good placement in the city, but very small rooms. There was a lot of noise from the street and the other rooms.
15. Oktober 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by Quiggs008 Central and close to it all
A wonderful hotel and an even better location. Centrally located about 300 yards from Notre Dame, a metro stop just below the front steps, multiple cafe's and take out places, as well as an Irish pub just a stones throw away, this will definately be our preferred hotel when in Paris. The normal rate is a bit high and not certain of the value compared to another Holiday Inn we almost chose for almost 1/3 less. We used points for our stay and were recognized and upgraded to a balcony room at check in. A very busy hotel that was secure and the rooftop view is awesome. There is service up top on the weekend it seems but not during the week. No problem though, the bar downstairs has no problem with you bringing drinks to the roof. Room was big by european standards. The balconies on the 6th floor may take some of the rooms footprint, but we weren't there all that much. It was perfect to relax after a long day walking around and hanging on the balcony. All in all a great stay and a wonderful staff.
13. Oktober 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by Tomohiko Thanks to the kindness of the staff
Book my mistake, I asked to change the room, and did a change of room the next day. In spite of the mistake here, thank you so much support.
13. Oktober 2013
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by Johnchr Good Hotel!
The hotel couldn't be in a better location. The staff at the reception are amazing, very friendly and helpful. The bathroom of the hotels aren't the best, every time one showers the water fills the floor because they have a not very well made door. They need to give more towels....
Breakfast is good, but don't go close to 10:30 because the lady in the restaurant turns into a jerk and slams the door. Not everyplace is perfect, but this is a hotel i would definitely come back!
11. Oktober 2013
Rated 3,0 out of 5,0 by JZB1028 Tiny room
My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Inn in September 2013.
The staff were great and the location is fantastic but the room was ridiculously small - even by Parisian standards !
The bed took up the whole room, there was nowhere to sit, nowhere to put luggage.
The room was a King bed leisure room.
7. Oktober 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by Isidoro Everything was perfect
Location,confort and the staff was the best!
We recomend this hotel!
7. Oktober 2013
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by FirstFranceTrip Location, bed, roof & shower: all great
The room was a little tight but that's a minor complaint for a room in a major city. The location was ideal, very close to several metro stops, Notre Dame, loads of cafes, book stores, galleries, patisseries and everything else in the St. Germain area (which is, hands down, the best area to stay in when in Paris). The queen-size bed was extremely comfortable, on par with heavenly beds in the Westin and Hilton chains.
The roof deck had an amazing view. Paris is flat in the central arrondissments, yet the angles make it hard to see the Eiffel Tower when on the Left Bank. But the roof deck took care of that. A wonderful feature, especially at night.
And the shower was one of the most amazing showers I have seen, as you could set it so water would come from the front and the rain-shower top and the hand-held nozzle simultaneously (or any combination separately) if you wanted.
We left our AAA card at home and had booked using an AAA discount. The fact that we did not have the card as proof of our membership appeared to be a problem at first, but the front desk manager allowed us to get the AAA rate as long as we emailed a pdf of our AAA card when we got home. We did so and got a nice note of thanks.
Some small, unexpected charges wound up on our bill (Internet level that we did not use, some other charge we don't understand) but these were minor and not worth fighting over. We'd feel otherwise but for our overall high satisfaction with this hotel.
A week earlier, on the front end of our France trip, we stayed at a different Left Bank hotel that we really liked. It was French owned and not part of a chain. We then stayed at a locally owned hotel in Provence that was good. So our standard was high. The somewhat cramped room at the Holiday Inn would normally have meant a less-than-ideal visit, making this much like a standard but good New York, cramped chain hotel. But the features I mentioned, including the very comfortable bed and the ideal location, more than made up for it.
We did not dine in the hotel restaurant. Why go to Paris and eat at the Holiday Inn?Abundant cafes and fine restaurants are just up the street. (Not toward the river, though. Get your bearings and then skip those touristy places. The real Paris is right there, too. Grab a cafe sidewalk seat on St. German and enjoy.)
1. Oktober 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by Angelsamongus Great Experience
We stayed for 5 nights at this location. The staff is wonderful. Very accomodaing. We had a room on the 8th floor with a beautiful view of the E.T. The rooms are small but the roof top terrace an view make up for it. The Latin Quarter is filled with shopping, food, amazing restaurants and close to many attractions. We took the Metro and found it easy to manage. Highly recomend this hotel for a real experience in Paris!!
1. Oktober 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by Hollymac Great view, location, and comfortable
Stayed at this holiday inn 9/2013. The rooms are comfortable and bathrooms are nice. The bar on the roof is wonderful as are the views of Paris. You are in the middle of the Latin quarter of Paris close to many places.
Would stay here again.
29. September 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by hpluche Best Location Ever
Fanstastic location, very modern & clean, properly priced
24. September 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by David107 Super Left Bank location
There is virtually nowhere you cannot walk to and the retaurants on the west side of the Palais de Justice are just five minutes away in a square that is a hidden gem.
19. September 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by RP39 Centrally located, comfortable, clean and great service
This hotel was centrally located for either walking, metro or using the RER. Very close to all of the normal tourist sites with loads of restaurants nearby. The University of Paris is nearby so the crowds are a bit younger, but well behaved and courteous. The hotel was clean, comfortable and the staff were very helpful with information, directions, or making suggestions for dining, especially AnnaLisa. She was extremely helpful, friendly and always greeted everyone with a smile. If making a first-time visit to France or Europe, do not be disappointed in the hotel room size as all hotel rooms are much smaller than in the U.S., so it is normal. We took an executive room and it was still smaller than U.S. rooms, but was still comfortable. Besides, it really doesn't matter because you won't likely spend any time in the room anyway other than to sleep.
11. September 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by Lrr1935 awesome location/wonderful staff
Staff was welcoming and so very helpful! We loved the rooftop view...We did not eat breakfast, but did have drinks at the top...Rooms were small, but what does that matter in Paris????? They were cleaned every day and our room was ready when we arrived at nine in the morning.....I would not hesitate to recommend the Holiday Inn Notre Dame to anyone! Great staff, fantastic location! could not have been better!!!!
3. September 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by marald nice location and comfortable hotel
A nice hotel in a great position.
Very nice and romantic roof!
1. September 2013
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by LiamDC Great hotel in a great location
Hotel is 5 mins from the Norte dame, lots of great shops and restaurants on your doorstep, I had an executive room which was quite small but that's paris for you. The staff are polite and helpful and the rooftop cocktail bar was a great addition to the local amenities. Would recommend thoroughly.
27. August 2013
Rated 3,0 out of 5,0 by Bruce74 Staff really needs working on
This property is in a GREAT location.
However, while the rooms are decent enough, the front desk staff is disorganized and seems totally indifferent to guests. For this reason, we wouldn't stay there again.
On several occasions, we asked questions about directions and other routine minor things and were given wrong answers. When we arrived at the property, we were a couple of hours early and they made us wait--basically napping on a sofa in the lobby. We only got the room when I complained. It had been ready while we suffered -- at least for a while.
An exception to this is the young man who serves the continental breakfast in the bar area. He does a great job.
Maybe it doesn't matter, but we usually get greet as Club members--we are Ambassador Plat. I asked about an upgrade and received what looked to me like a sneer.
26. August 2013
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by Tomcon79 Great location
The Notre Dame hotel is located in the best possible part of Paris if you want to be able to move around by foot and or tube. The absolute best part of the hotel is the roof top bar during the summer. A great city view over the roof tops of Paris!
26. August 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by figment001 Another wonderful stay in Holiday Inn Notre Dame
I last stayed in this hotel in 2010 with my partner before my latest visit of August 2013 with my three children (ages 12-20). Once again, I knew exactly why I selected this hotel. It is in a great location and there are two nearby metro stations (St. Michele and Odeon), and a nearby RER too. We travelled by the RER from Marne la Vallee (Disneyland) after a 4 day stay there.
This time I chose an 'Eiffel Tower view' room which was spectacular, yes, it is a way from the tower, but I knew that when I booked it, but you can still get a good view and it is still wonderful to see the lights of the tower and Paris city.
This time I decided to include breakfast in our stay and there was definitely a lot of choice for the continental breakfast. You are also able to order and collect from the bar, or order room service if you would prefer to eat in your room rather than eat out in the city.
The room had tea and coffee facilities, shelving in the bathroom (& amenities) and a wardrobe, dressing table and bedside table. The room was spotless when we arrived (as was the hotel), and it was maintained to this standard during our stay.
The staff were very welcoming (also helped my son with his French), and very helpful with general questions we had.
We were also able to leave our luggage in the hotel in a locked room as we checked out lunchtime (late check out was also helpful), but our train wasn't until late evening (This service is also available if you arrive before you can check in, allowing you to view the many wonderful sights of Paris).
Make sure you visit the rooftop terrace too, this is a must!
Would definitely recommend this hotel and will definitely be returning.
19. August 2013
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by EduardoAguiar Great location
Great location. Helpful and caring staff. Rooms are small, but really nice.
19. August 2013
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by juliad46 LOCATION CANT BE BEATEN
We stayed there last saturday, it was just myself and 15 year old son. Nervously we got from Gard Du Nord (just one line the number 4, very very simple even to novice travellers like us). on exiting the metro station we walked forward and asked at the bureau de change who gave us accurate directions. Rooms were of an excellent size, scrupulously clean, loved the free available wifi as son could do his facebook, loved the bathroom with power shower, the tea and coffee making facilities and the mini bar with drinks comporable to everywhere else in price. The english sockets were a welcome suprise as well because we were expecting the continental ones. We found the location faultless, and easily found our way to the louvre, Notre Dam, and walked along the seinne in the sunshine to the eiffel tower. one street along we found the tourist bus which took us all round to view everything else with a commentary, and we had a river trip in walking distance too.
The only drawback to the hotel is the slightly offhand nature of the staff. initially when i asked about walking directions i was told to cross the river. having exited the metro and walked foward we didnt see one to which a charming lady told me 'you need to open your eyes then'. Bravo to her for the sympathy and i can only hope when she travels she encounters similar helpfulness. Another member of staff i heard pass comment that my bags are shabby. i didnt bother to tell her that shabby bags are often nicely overlooked. A third was passing comment to her friend about my son.
Beautiful hotel but the Staff have attitude problems. a group from the US were told by staff in my hearing when they asked where they could get US to UK adaptors to 'go away and stop bothering them'.
18. August 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by Inca Fab hotel
Good location, stylish hotel, modern clean room, balcony, friendly staff. We only stayed one night, but are planning another trip to Paris and we will be booking this hotel again - excellent affordable luxury
16. August 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by edaw Great stay
The location, the room, the friendly service from all staff, and the bonus view of the Eiffel Tower, were the main reasons for my wife and myself enjoying our visit to Paris.
Most certainly would stay there again, and thoroughly recommend this hotel. I have no affinity with Holiday Inn, other than a satisfied customer.
16. August 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by Empee Short Stay
The location is ideal for tourist attractions and is peaceful, the rooftop terrace is a bonus. Breakfast catered for all tastes and was excellent. The bedroom was well appointed and maintained but shortage of storage space was a minor problem.
16. August 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by Jem1 Great value location and hotel
This hotel is in a great location, close to restaurants, the metro, RER B line serving the airport. You always feel very central. One thing I would like to see is cappuccino included at breakfast. Have stayed twice and would return again. Make sure you go to the rooftop terrace to take in the view.
15. August 2013