Nice Hotel In Paris
Our party of three adults spent 3 day in the Hotel Ares in mid-September. We had a good-sized room with two double beds. The room was freshly decorated with yellow walls and nice white, carved crown molding. There were large windows in both the bedroom and spacious bathroom that opened onto an interior coutyard (not very attractive but the fresh air was great!). By Paris standards the bath was huge. The hotel is located in the 15th just a short walk from the Eiffel Tower. It is on a quiet street only a block from shopping, restaurants and the metro. The hotel staff was very gracious and helpful. We have stayed in several 3 star hotels in Paris and this is the best by far. The metro station was great as it had access to several lines. We will definitely stay again.
Check out the updated Ares
We did not actually book the Hotel Ares, but originally booked with the Eiffel-Seine. Due to last minute problems, the Eiffel-Seine arranged for us to be transferred to the Ares.
The hotel is undergoing a major refurb and the rooms have been completed to the highest standards. They are surprisingly genourous for Paris City hotels. We had a big bathroom with huge walk in shower/double bowl sinks/reasonable sized bath and Versace tiles! The bedroom had Plasma screen TV and good range of both domestic and foreign channels.
There are some reasobaly priced Bistos within 5 min walk, along with the Metro Station/Sarnie shop/Supermarket/Pizzeria and the Eiffel Tower is only 10 min walk away. At night you can see the tower illuminations from just to the front of the hotel.
The only drawback is that there is still some work going on to finish reception and lounge and we were met each day with the fresh smell of paint or turpentine. But to be fair, it didn't interfere with our stay.
The reception is managed by friendly multi lingal staff. Breakfast is available at an extra charge.
Great hotel and location, and who's in Paris to stay in their hotel room?!?
I stayed in this hotel at the end of September, early October. It was my first stay in Paris, and I was looking for a hotel out of the noisy and congested tourist areas. I wanted a quiet location to recoup after a full day of walking. This hotel met my needs perfectly! It was quiet, as it's located on a side street. It's a charming little hotel with very helpful, English-speaking staff. They even made arrangements for my shuttle from/to the airport.
The location is great, as there is a main metro location just steps from the hotel. The metro is THE way to get around Paris. On Wednesday and Sunday, there is a local market underneath the overhead metro station. It has fresh produce, breads, cheeses, and other specialties. Also present are vendors with great deals on leather and clothing. Cashmere/silk pashminas for 5 euros that I saw in Le Bon Marche for 35 euros! Merry Christmas shopping for all my friends at this one market!
As others have noted in their reviews, breakfast is better had at one of the nearby cafes. Go get a croissant or pain au chocolate at the patisserie around the corner, and enjoy your expresso or cafe au lait as the French do!
I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a clean, quiet, convenient French hotel. I'd go back (and plan to). The rooms are Euro-sized (don't plan on doing your yoga in the room!), and the bathroom was large by euro standards -- a bath/shower combo with plenty of hot water for a shower/bath.
Merci beaucoup Hotel Ares for making my first trip to Paris so memorable.
In Need of a Makeover!
We had booked in to another hotel which had water damage. The Ares was booked by the other great hotel (Hotel Duquesne Eiffel). At the Ares Tour Eiffel we payed 160 Euros for a room with no air conditioner, you could hear the guests upstairs every time they walked around theier room. Family called us telephonically to be told we were out for dinner - we were in our room. Staff were not helpful. This hotel is completely overpriced in comparison to other hotels. The inside has a tired look! It is in need of a makeover!!! Thankfully we only stayed one night and moved to the great Hotel Duquesne Eiffel
A good value
A well taken photo can make even the nicest rooms look even better. That is the case here. Don't get me wrong. The hotel was very nice...clean, located close to transportation, sites, local bistros, etc. It is just that sometimes you can get a bad surprise when you actually see the hotel. This hotel is pretty much as advertised. Expect a smaller room and less amenities in the bathroom (ie: a separate "closet" for the toilet) than in the states, but it is typical European and charming Remodeling was going on during our stay (Dec 26-29, 2006) but it caused no problems. I had read allot of reviews about the great staff here. Those reviews were right on. Based on the great location (very quiet neighborhood, value (104 Euro/night for 3 nights), ATMs around the corner, Metro around the corner, I would definitely consider a return visit here.
Great location!!! good hotel- friendly staff- fab weekend away!!
Me and my boyfriend visited Paris for a nice weekend away on 2nd-4th February. It was only a few days so we chose just to stay at a hotel near the attractions we wanted to visit and we were not bothered about how nice it was as we were only to be there for two nights. Having looked at the hotel beforehand i wasnt too excited about it, it didnt look great, pretty basic, however we only paid £150 bed and breakfast including eurostar each with Thomson so we couldnt complain. The eurostar was great.
When we arrived in Paris there are many foreign girls/women asking people of they speak English and then ask for money because of some family reason, but its all a scam as they are everywhere and they smoke so we were not tempted one bit so beware!! apart from those who were annoying, the weekend away was great!!!
we thought we'd get the metro from gare du nord which was only over a euro to get to where we wanted to go, but tickets only last for two hours, so if you were longer you'd have to buy another one later on. our hotel was just around the corner from the tube station, the hotel itself looks more like a bed and breakfast it looks small too, when we arrived we were greeted nicely and our room was on the third floor, there was a lift but we chose to walk. there were still room maintenance going on as some floors we shut off or had decorating stuff outside, but there were no noise when we were there presumabley as it was a weekend.
first impressions of the room, nice, perhaps little too old fashioned for my liking. however it was a nice size room not too small, a nice double bed with loads of storage space for clothes which we didnt bother to use as we were not there very long.
they have light switches along side your bed which were useful, the television was small but it had loads of channels which was interesting to flick through, even though only one i saw was in English which was CNN.
There was a small balcony just enough room to step out on, the view was just of buildings really, but it was still nice to see the streets. The bathroom i was quite pleased with, it seemed quite spacious, it had a large sink and shower/bath in one, lots of fresh towels, soaps etc.
In the mornings as our package included breakfast, we were given continental breakfast which was otherwise about 9euros, excluding drinks. ours was really nice, i had hot chocolate, orange juice, yougurt, croissants, bread, jams etc. there was also choice of tea coffee etc. that was very nice.
the first night we had dinner down the road which was a lovely steak and chips, there chips are really nice!! we went to see the eiffel tower at night and the lights flash every hour its so beautiful. the eiffel tower is just around the corner really so about 5-10mins walk. but you can see it from just around the corner of the hotel so its really nice location.
we went on a boat trip that night after dinner, which was about 10 euros each, this was really nice even though it was cold it seemed very romantic and the sights were great. this trip took about an hour.
our weekend the weather was on our side as it was really sunny, that i even wore my sunglasses! something i really get to do in the UK, it was still a bit cold but very sunny. we went on the eiffel tower all the way to the top and as we were under 25, it cost us about 6euros each but this was walking to the second floor then the lift to the third. the queues for the lifts all the way are huge, people must wait for hours, where as if your fit and healthy or want to not queue up for ages, then queue where you wal to the second floor as it doesnt tae long and it isnt too much hard work you can always stop when your out of breathe anyway. plus my boyfriend who was scared of heights, well he just didnt look down until he was on the levels, so you should be fine.
the views were fantastic, you wouldnt want to miss this. however the gift shops are pretty pricey and i found an eiffel tower i bought from there about 3-4euros cheaper in a shop near notre dame.
there are lots of men selling eiffel towers and other gifts also, which you may think they are ripping you off, but if you are like my boyfriend and can tlak to them down to a deal then you may get an eiffel tower for 7euros which is 20euros for the exact thing in the shops. bargain.
we paid about 22euros each for the tour bus which is for two days and you can get on it when you like and get off at any of the sites and get on again later on in the day. so this was very useful for us to get to one place to the next. this was how we saw the sites. we visited the arc de trimphe which was amazing, and the champs de leyeses we stopped here for lunch, aswell as notre damn, louvre etc.
the whole expereince was amazing and i would defitintely go again. this was a romantic weekend we are both a young couple, and recommend this to anyone. the hotel was quiet and the staff were friendly.
also as our eurostar home wasnt until 8 in the evening we were allowed to eep our suitcases in the reception as we check out at 12, and at no expense so that was nice of them. so 5out of 5!
Really Nice Hotel
Arrived on the 1st October the hotel first appearance the hotel is nice Currently undergoing refurbishment.We got a refurbished room tastfully decorated with Bath with shower.Great Place Very pleasant stay. Would stay here again if we were in Paris. The Hotel is Cenrtral Only 10 minutes walk from the Eiffle Tower And Metro
Delicious bath and room
My company's office in France found this lovely small hotel on a very quiet street. We liked so much, we decided to stay on for 2 extra days. Elegant, quaint, fabulous architectural details throughout. Supurb bathroom - heated towel rods, bidet, large tub and generous shower, travertine marble - WOW. Excellent and friendly service at front desk. We would definitely stay here again in any of the renovated rooms. Renovations are nearly complete. Don't be put off by the lobby, it is soon to be renovated too!
Even better than last time ...
We returned to this hotel having had a wonderful stay there 3 years ago and our stay was even better than before. The hotel is near the end of a total refurbishment. The rooms are all finished and the twin and double our party occupied were very tastefully decorated with every modern comfort - fantastic bathrooms and really comfy beds. The breakfast room is lovely and the finishing touches are being given to the lounge and reception. The hotel staff are very friendly and attentive and the hotel location is just fantastic for the eiffel tour, ecole militaire, metro, markets, etc. The Ares is in a lovely, quiet area and yet so close to everything you need. We wouldn't look stay anywhere else in Paris - excellent vfm.
I chose this hotel for a little weekend gettaway in late december and I absolutely loved it! It is just around the corner from the eiffel tower and near the subway and small brasseries. The rooms were newly renovated and the bed was huge and comfortable! The room was also fairly large compared to Paris standards. The staff was friendly and helped recommend places to eat nearby.
The Mansard style in Paris
Panoramic Views of Paris
The former Palais des Tuileries' position.
We are a group of 12 adults and 7 kids (ages from 3 to 8)who will spend 4 days in March (27-30). Any tips for cheap accommodation near tourist spots like Eiffel tower? I'm also looking for reasonable transfer from BEAUVAIS airport to Paris? Can anyone help us? Thanks.
RE: Group Tour
The Hotel Ares is a nice hotel near the Eiffel Tower- they have Quadruple rooms, which sounds like your group would need. The Saint Dominique is a 2 star near the Eiffel Tower, but it only has Singles and Doubles.
Right now the company I work for, Discover France, is offering a book 3 nights get the 4th free. It looks like you'll only be there 3 nights, but if you wanted to stretch your stay, that would be a considerable savings.