Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 120
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.)
October 1, 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!!
October 1, 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.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hpluche Best Location Ever
Fanstastic location, very modern & clean, properly priced
September 24, 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.
September 19, 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.
September 11, 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!!!!
September 3, 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!
September 1, 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.
August 27, 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.
August 26, 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!
August 26, 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.
August 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EduardoAguiar Great location
Great location. Helpful and caring staff. Rooms are small, but really nice.
August 19, 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'.
August 18, 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
August 16, 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.
August 16, 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.
August 16, 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.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ronnybabe Location, Location
We stayed 8 nights at the Holiday Inn Notre Dame Paris at the beginning of August.
Reception was clean and light and there were always enough friendly staff on hand to check in and help in any way.
This Hotel scores very highly on location being a few steps from St Michaels Place, the River, Notre Dame, and the Palace of Luxemburg with its wonderful gardens. There is a metro station about 40 yards from the door and a RER stain about 100yards away. Pretty well everything is walk able for an averagely fit person, I am 70 and we only resorted to a Taxi once due to inclement weather.
We had a room on the 7th floor that by Paris standards for any thing less than a deluxe grand was to be regarded as spacious as was the bathroom that had a large walk in shower. There were adequate toiletries that were replenished daily as was the tea and coffee on the hospitality tray.
The Breakfast room offered a good selection of both hot and cold plates, cereals, fruits and yogurts. Staff kept the plates well stocked.
There is a roof terrace with a bar and food seems to be available but we did not partake.
There are hundreds of restaurants within a 500 yards radius to take lunch or diner.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by McLs Position
There is only one IHG Hotel in Paris which we rate higher - but we have to pay a lot more for it so, in many ways, this is our favourite.
The position is excellent - at the centre of so much going on - the rooms are very comfortable - & we appreciate the pdj in the lounge (very rare to get this).
Staff always very welcoming so, all in all, we think this is one of the best.
August 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChinaShrek11 Nice hotel in Paris
I just finished up a three night stay here with a friend. We booked a room with two beds. At check-in I asked about a room upgrade (since I am a Gold member) and the manager was happy to oblige. We received an executive room. This room was slightly larger than standard rooms and contained a mini-fridge, a sofa, a bathrobe, and slippers. The room was still small but I believe this is common in Paris. The beds were comfortable and the AC worked great! We did not hear any noise from outside the room and we were on the 5th floor. The bathroom was really tiny and just contained a shower stall, a sink, and a toilet with hardly any space to put toiletries or other personal items. My room rate included breakfast. Breakfast was fine. I would have liked more choices or variety each morning. For example, they had two juices: orange and apple. For pastries, they had only chocolate and fresh croissants. However, it was convenient to have breakfast each morning and then go out sightseeing. I strongly recommend visiting the roof top bar while you are staying at the hotel. The view of Paris at sunset was quite nice. The location of the hotel is excellent. It is located in the heart of St. Germain where you will find tons of cafes. The hotel is around the corner from the RER B line, which you can take directly to or from the Charles de Gaulle airport. It was a 15 minute walk to the Louvre and to the Musee d'orsay. Notre Dame Cathedral was less than 5 minutes away.
August 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terri22 Lovely respite in Paris one night stay
Lovely Executive Room full of amenities and large comfortable King bed. So comfortable we overslept! Held bag for us as we walked the Rive Gauche and saw the sites of Paris. Wonderful staff. Celine and Priscilla were very attentive. We will return when we have more time. Just a taste of Paris is not enough. Merci! Au Revoir.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Celyn Fabulous rooms
We stayed in two rooms on the fifth floor. Both had balconies and were much more luxurious than expected. There was an excellent shower in the Queen, a comfortable bed, very good quiet air conditioning which was needed as this was a period of extremely hot weather and a view of the Eiffel Tower. The room was also very quiet - no street noise and none from the adjoining rooms / corridor. The King Executive was similar but had more facilities (towelling gowns , ipod dock etc) which were not essential but the room was large and very comfortable. The roof-top bar is a great place in the evenings and means a balcony / Eiffel Tower view are not necessary. Location is excellent - walking distance of the RER and Metro and possible to walk to Les Invalides, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre etc from the hotel. Lots of cafes in tthe area.
Our only concern was that, as a family of three, we wanted three separate beds across the two rooms but only had two . It proved difficult to make this request when booking and although it was confirmed by the Holiday Inn booking advisor that there was a sofa bed in one room , there wasn't on arrival. The hotel staff were helpful in dealing with our concern.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Philemon Excellent services, facilities and location
Available by RER B or different subways, through Odeon or Saint-Michel stations, this hotel is my favorite in Paris.
It's manager, miss Chevalier, does a great job in delivering both great services and excellent facilities.
This is a place you feel at home and want to come back too...
And plenty of good restaurants around!
August 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Janel Small room but big bed.
Because it had such a large, but excellent, king-size bed, the size of the room suffered but we were there to visit Paris rather than spend too much time in room 312. The hotel staff were excellent and very helpful, the buffet breakfast particularly the fresh fruit available was exceptional, on peut dire impeccable!
August 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CP53 Too noisy
I liked the location and the staff were excellent. My room on the 8th floor though was noisy at night. One night I could not sleep as I could here footsteps all night. If this was on the roof or on the floor I am not sure. The room was cleaned everyday and servi
August 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Damads FANTASTIC!!
The best hotel experience ever!!! My wife and i booked 4 nights here in july, our first trip to paris without children:) and it was amazing! We got a executive room with balcony overseeing all of paris, from south of the eiffel tower all the way around to notre dame, and we had had a private stairs up too a private terrace on the roof. The room was wery modern and exclusive, the breakfast was fantastic and the staff was very helpfull, we are coming to paris again, but only if we can have the same room in the same hotel, thank you holiday inn notre dame:))
August 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brace Great location
All I can say is that the location is superb, the staff is great, and the facilities are splendid. Also great roof terrace with spectacular views of Paris. The area is full of good restaurants and shops. One does not have to walk far to get the true essence of Paris. My next trip to Paris will be planned around the availability of this hotel.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Loveparis Lovely hotel
We spent a week at this hotel. Our room was clean, bed comfortable and the air conditioning was appreciated! The 9th floor rooftop had a gorgeous view of the Eiffel Tower. Alcoholic drinks were sometimes hard to get - one night there was no ice and another night there wasn't much mix variety for a rum drink. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The location of this hotel is perfect. Close to Notre Dame and the subway. The Latin Quarter was around the corner. Would not hesitate to stay here again, fabulous hotel.
July 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KLW2426 Great service and wonderful location too
This is a wonderful hotel which you experience as soon as you walk in the door. The staff quickly gets to know you and treats you like family. The rooms are great with a bathroom, refrigerator, safe, TV, personal environmental control,and closet space. There was also a desk and a table in our room. We requested a balcony, which they were able to accommodate. It was wonderful sitting on the balcony seeing the Eiffel Tower at night all lit up. If you didn't have a balcony, then the roof top terrace that the hotel had was a great place to sit and see the sights. The Hotels location is fantastic, as the Latin Quarter has a busy nightlife and there are so many places to eat and drink. In addition, people are all over and you can walk through the various shops, feeling very comfortable. The people here are so friendly and although they do not all speak English, they will try and help you the best they can. You are also in walking distance from some of the sites or can easily take the Metro.
July 13, 2013