The Cronstadt is quaint, small hotel full of Paris "charm". Though
most of the staff does not speak English, they were delightful.
There is even a little fountain in the foyer, and courtyard garden out
Lovely area, not busy and not at ALL touristy! Actually, I don't think I
saw more than four people with guidebooks in the neighborhood the whole
trip! And with two metro stops to choose from, one on Line 7 and the
other 12, you can get pretty much anywhere you want Paris in 20
min. Unless of course you get lost or sidetracked after leaving the
Befriend the Metro!
My room was on the top floor, back side, with a little Napoleon balcony
like I had hoped! I looked out at a jumble of local windows! Maybe not
the showy view the average tourist wants, but I like the local city
It was small, but big enough to have a little desk, chair and wardrobe.
Thank goodness I have ample training for teensy bathrooms and small
quarters from working on the cruise ship! Not many hangers though?!
The bathrooms are brand new.... at least the ones on floor 6
that I sneaked a peak into are. New sink, new tile,
new shower, new toilet. The "double, with bath" next to my single room
had a very large tub, and a spacious room.
The hallways and creaky stairs are slightly lopsided, and the lift can
fit 3 humans no baggage, or 1 human with baggage, and breakfast room, in a word, narrow. Not for making one feel thin, worse later in the morning.
Coffee was GOOD, and croissants fresh, and, depending on who was serving
(attentive Monsieur, or indifferent Madame) either plentiful
and time consuming, or one person = one serving = on your way. Each
with pro's and con's!
Maybe not the best choice for older, higher maintenance travelers, or
for those not used to large cities. It is definitely urban downtown.
Loved this location, will stay here again, hopefully sooner than later.
Unique Quality: Directly across the street from an elementary school so is very quiet at
night, with the exception of a few LOCAL cafes and brasseries.
Of course the Grand Blvd.'s and The Opera are VERY close, and Montmartre
was in walking (uphill) distance, but the immediate surroundings at
The Cronstadt, are exceptionally crowd/tourist free!
LOCATION.... I know, I was hesitant about it at first, I really wanted to stay in the Marais, or in the 7th...but honestly, with metro Cadet, and N.D. de Lorette. The Cronstadt was ideal for me, not even a hassle to swing back by the room mid day-ish to drop off newly acquired treasures!
Many thanks to all who sent out a Hip! Hip! for this area, you are correct, delightful!
Directions: Very very very close to Metro Cadet
Anyone have a suggestion for a nice B&B in central Paris or an apartment? Staying 3-5 days, with a side visit to Versailles for a day. In around the 22 of July.
Or a good web link
Uhhhh sure try these apartments!!! They are beautiful, but totally out of my price range.
I stayed at Hotel Cronstadt in 9eme, cheap and cheerful?!
This is a very good option:
Thank you both references have been great
31 Av George V, 8th Arr., Paris
43 avenue Bugeaud, Paris
19 rue du Champ de Mars, Paris
28 Place des Vosges, Paris
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