Beautiful hotel, wonderful location
The Hotel Brighton had great amenities and the bed was so comfortable! I loved the view from my window and how it was only ever a short walk to where I wanted to go. I also liked how I wasn't staying at an American hotel abroad. I wanted the full Parisian experience and I got it.
Location is A+ everything else is a C
We chose the Hotel Brighton following glowing reviews on Trip Advisor... great view, clean etc...
Well we got to the Hotel and the location IS spot on; just 2 minutes walk from the Louvre, 2 minutes from Place de la Concorde on Rue de Rivoli and with a super view of the Eiffel Tower (so I hear...).
We were a bit dissappointed with the room allocated to us. The concierge informed us that we could have a renovated room so we were imagining a bit of luxury. As it turned out our room was small and functional. It had air-con a tv and a minibar, but that was basically it. The bathroom was small but sufficient with an ok size shower. The room was on the E/S floor (1st floor) meaning it was just below the arches of the Rue de Rivoli so no view at all but plenty of road noise.
The Hotel Brighton has no restaurant or bar. They do serve petit-dejeuner on a morning for EURO 8 per person.
Great location & view!
We just returned from Paris, having spent 3 nights at Hotel Brighton. We stayed in an unrenovated room, which was adequate for these few nights, but the beautiful view we had made up for anything lacking in the room. From our balcony we could see the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, etc. A metro stop is across the street, the Louvre is a 5 minute walk away & there are plenty of nice restaurants within a 5 minute walk. This hotel's strength is in its great location! Continental breakfast at 8 Euros was okay, staff, particularly Bernard, was friendly & helpful. Spend the 19 Euros a person & take their hotel shuttle to the airport. It's quick & fast! We would definitely stay in this hotel again but probably in a renovated room next time. Only criticism: They forgot our wake-up call the morning our flight left. Thankfully, we woke up on our own.
I would stay again
We recently had two rooms at the Brighton Hotel which is on Rue De Rivoli opposite the Tuilleries Gardens. Exceptionally well located in the centre of Paris with wonderful gardens across the road. Each room was 162 Euro per night per double with breakfast included. It is a little on the pricey side but still good value. The rooms we had were renovated and one of them was quite spacious. Even the smaller one was a reasonable size. The staff were very helpful. You have a trade off to make on room location. If you overlook the Gardens or close too them with a partial view, Rue De Rivoli is very busy and noisy. If you overlook the inner part of the building you loose the majestic views but its very quiet. I would stay again.
Top-value hotel on the right bank
Just returned from a short break in Paris where I stayed at two hotels, the second being the Brighton. Had no choice of room; only one left as it was the weekend of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamps and Paris was swamped with the British racing fraternity! Stayed in Room 305 which is on the side of the hotel and therefore doesn't have a panoramic view like the rooms fronting on to the Rue de Rivoli, but still has a view over the Tuilleries and is a bit quieter. The room was massive by Parisian standards (junior suite 198 euros) and had a bathroom as big as those at the Savoy in London. Excellently renovated and equipped.
As it is a couple of doors down from the Meurice you could lunch or dine there, use their facilities, but only pay a third of the price for your accommodation at the Brighton.
Great location, great value.
However if you want bacon and eggs for breakfast English style ask for "oeufs sur le plat" and for your bacon to be served whole. Otherwise you will get (badly) scrambled eggs with bits of bacon in them.
Ahhh - Paris
We stayed at the Hotel Brighton...Highly recommended!!! Great location and nice views!
I am sure a lot of people have this picture, but now I have it!!!
This is the Memorial Cemetery at Normandy, France. This was very moving for me becasue I am the first person in my family to visist the grave of a fallen relative here. Very powerful place to visit if you are at all connected to WWII
15th anniversary in Paris!
We went to Paris in late April of 2003 for our 15th anniversary, our first-ever vacation without the kids. We stayed at the Hotel Brighton on the Rue de Rivoli, across the street from the Louvre and Tuileries. Pros- great location, OK room, OK price. Cons- hotel staff ranged from surly to downright bizzarre- I think they have Peter Lorre's long lost twin working the front desk- and while the location was great for views, somewhere on the left bank would have been better for finding places to eat and look about, especially after dark. I would recommend it just for the location, but you should have them FAX you a list of the prices per room and the floor plan of each floor, since it turns out we could have had a room one floor up, with a double balcony, that was twice the size for hafl the price.
Paris is amazing- we woke up every morning and started walking, and usually found something by accident that we enjoyed even more than what we were theoretically walking to. French-watching became a big favorite, as it apparently is to the French if you look at the placement of the tables in the cafes. One of the neatest Paris moments we had was while sitting in a cafe across the street from the Cluny, having some wine, when suddenly hundreds of people on roller blades come zooming down the street- we asked the waitress and she said this happens every Sunday afternoon. Add to this the sight of Parisian ladies in perfect suits and heels riding Razor scooters down the cobblestone streets, and these micro-cars that are quite practial given the narrow streets and even narrower parking spaces available, and watching Parisians get around is an experience in itself.
Places to eat (and not)- we really liked a small cafe on the corner of the Ile de la Cite called La Lutecia; Le Procope on the left bank is the oldest cafe in the world and had good food, gracious service, and very reasonable prices; Cafe Ruc near the Comedie Francaise was the epitome of overpriced food, miniscule portions and snotty waitstaff- and Paul got food poisoning from the Bearnaise sauce and spent two of our days in Paris stuck in the hotel room. There is also, as we found out too late, a giant food court underneath the Louvre with fast, hot food of many kinds at (for Paris) ridiculously low prices and times when it can be hard to find anything else open.
Favorite things we did- walk! Climb all the way up Notre Dame to see the gargoyles and the city below. Eat those fantastic little French strawberries from the markets. Shop at Sephora on the Champs-Elysees. Sit and stare at the Nike in the Louvre. Have lunch in the gardens of the Rodin museum. Stand in fromt of the Louvre, and you can see a long line of landmarks, from the Arc de la Carrousel to the Obelisk to the Arc de Triomphe, perfectly aligned. Walk along the Seine at night. Go up the Eiffel Tower on the very last evening, so we could look out and see all the places we had been.
Advice on going to Paris- try not to overplan. Just let the city happen to you, and it'll be amazing.
Getting to Hotel Brighton from CDG
I need some info on taking the train/bus to Hotel Brighton from CDG. Thank you for any help you can give me. Theresa in Detroit
Re: Getting to Hotel Brighton from CDG
It would help if you gave us an address or are we supposed to google it ourselves?
Re: Getting to Hotel Brighton from CDG
Easy - RER train from CDG to Chatelet Les Halles then transfer to Metro Line 1 to Tulleries. (Front of Metro train will say "Defence")
Google maps now allow you to walk a "street view" so you can see your hotel and the roads around it.
Metro map here: http://www.paris-tourist-information.co.uk/images/maps/paris-metro-map.pdf
Re: Getting to Hotel Brighton from CDG
Hi.. We just spent Christmas week at the Hotel Brighton. Tango_id's directions are spot on. The metro stop at Tuileries is practically across the street from the hotel. I hope you enjoy your stay there as much as we did ours.