Hotel du Champ de Mars

7, rue du Champ de Mars, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75007, France

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  • A good hotel


    Quiet, unassuming, and in a great location. I've stayed there a couple of times, and on both occasions the service was totally up to the mark. I'm looking forward to going back there - it really is great for the Eiffel Tower. I'm hoping to explore the market round the corner - so typical of Paris. Because it's across the city from the Gare du Nord, one will need to gen up on the metro (it's not difficult!), or resign to getting a taxi.

    Unique Quality: Totally discrete, unassuming

    Directions: Near Ecole Militaire and Tour Eiffel

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    Nice location, well priced


    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel du Champ de Mars in the Rue Cler district of Paris. The Rue Cler area has lots of shops and restaurants and is close to the Eiffel Tower, as well as the Ecole Militaire metro stop. It was a great location, and, in our opinion, was reasonably priced. The rooms are small, but they are clean, cheerful and comfortable. The bathrooms have also been updated.

    A number of reviews we read described the staff as rude and unfriendly. We never found this to be the case. We received help in making dinner reservations and were always greeted with a "bonjour." No complaints!

    Unique Quality: Each room is decorated in a different cheerful color. Ours was a sunny yellow.

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    I Cannot Say Enough BAD About This Hotel!


    I cannot say enough bad things about this hotel.

    We stayed at the Hotel du Champ de Mars in mid-June of 2009. The trip was for personal leisure with my boyfriend, my cousin, and her husband. I should have taken it as a sign not to stay at this hotel when, previous to our stay, I made many attempts to contact the staff via email on their own website, and never received any response.

    During our June 2009 trip we stayed our first 3 nights in Paris, spent 3 nights in Rome, and then one last night in Paris. The first 3 nights in Paris we stayed in 2 different hotels and both were miles above Hotel du Champ de Mars in every stretch of the imagination. I am very grateful that Hotel du Champ de Mars was booked for the beginning stretch of our trip because our 1-day stay at this hotel was more than enough. Horrible!

    There are 3 reasons that I chose to book this hotel in the first place. (1) It was in close proximity to the Eiffel Tower, (2) it was highly recommended by Rick Steves, and (3) the photos on the website appeared very cute for the low price. After staying here, I wonder why this hotel comes recommended at all. The rooms are decent, but beware that the single rooms don’t leave you any extra walking-around room. The price is okay for the area (close to the Eiffel Tower), but to avoid their rude staff, I personally would pay an extra 10 euros to stay somewhere else.

    Upon arriving at the hotel, we were greeted (this is much too friendly of a word for his demeanor) by an attendant at the reception desk. After giving our name, he just blankly stared at us. I think he was counting our number of guests (only 4 of us) and was confused because they had us booked in one double room and one single room. Mind you, we confirmed the reservation no more than a week prior and had booked 2 double rooms for 4 people. Needless to say, the hotel was completely booked so we were stuck with the incorrect booking…yet charged the same price as if we had 2 double rooms as originally booked. We tried to haggle with this since it was not our fault they overbooked their hotel, but the desk attendant kept stating as long as 2 people were staying in the single room, we’d have to pay double-room price. Oh, and he added, if we didn’t like it, we could leave (and that is pretty much a direct quote). Yeah, at 6pm on our last night in Paris, find a new hotel and still be charged cancellation at this one…I think not. We were stuck with this hotel at this point.

    Our room (the one my boyfriend and I had) was on the ground floor. It was a decent size and pretty cute. I will attach some photos. The cleanliness left something to be desired though. Wrappers (of who knows what) left on the floor, and many many hairs (ick!) on the bathroom floor and shower. I have photos of this too. It seems like they may have come in and made the bed, but did nothing else. It makes me wonder if they even changed the sheets. Luckily there was a window in the room (that looked directly into the window of the room across the way) and a fan in the cabinet, because this hotel did not have air conditioning.

    My cousin and her husband’s room, if I remember correctly, was on the 5th floor. There is a tiny elevator (which is common for Parisian hotels to only have a small one if there is one at all), but 5 flights of a narrow circular staircase is a long hard walk even if you are not carrying a suitcase. Since their room was incorrectly booked as a single instead of a double, their bed was a full size bed and the room was only about a foot wider on each side of the bed. Very tiny. The bathroom was also very tiny. I don’t think they would have minded the tiny size of the room as much if they would have at least had a bed that fit the 2 of them comfortably.

    When we left the hotel later that evening, we were stopped halfway out the door by the desk attendant stating that we would have to leave our key at the front desk. It took us by surprise (since this was never mentioned when we arrived at the hotel) and I have to say we didn’t feel 100% comfortable leaving all our belongings in our room with him having the key to enter…especially with the rude way we had been treated upon our check-in. I guess that is why we had bought luggage locks before the trip.

    Later that evening we left the hotel again to do some sight-seeing and the desk attendant was not even at the desk for us to drop off the key. We had to wait in the lobby while a 3 other couples also piled up in the lobby to wait. Eventually the desk attendant sauntered out of the bathroom to collect the keys, but only after I had the chance to read a magazine.

    Overall, our stay at Hotel du Champ de Mars was unpleasant. The rooms were decent in décor, but they were not clean and the desk staff was beyond unpleasant and rude. I can’t imagine they would have been of much help if we would have needed help with anything or needed tourist information. And the desk attendant upon leaving in the morning was equally as rude as the one the night prior. This one ignored us and stared at the computer in front of us and did not look up until he was greeted first. And then his only greeting was to correct our French. This hotel gives French staff a bad reputation and was our only unpleasant encounter of our 8 day trip. My opinion is that they think they can get away with treating people in this manner because being in a foreign country you do not have much recourse against them, and they have a steady stream of tourists and no need for you to be a repeat visitor.

    In hindsight, I would stay at Hotel de la Paix (the hotel we stayed at our 2nd and 3rd nights in Paris, only a few blocks away and closer to the Eiffel Tower, and the staff and rooms there were excellent) instead or try something in the Notre Dame area. Never again would I stay at Hotel du Champs de Mars and I would never ever recommend this hotel to anyone.

    Unique Quality: Decent room, hotel is in a good location near the Eiffel Tower, and moderate price. Still not worth the rudeness.

    Directions: Eiffel Tower area. A few blocks from the Ecole Militaire metro stop.

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    Hotel du Champ de Mars


    This is a very pretty little hotel, with the owner's dog who frequently naps in the lobby. The room was nicely decorated with floral prints in a yellow/orange theme. The bathroom had an actual shower/bathtub combination, and even an area to hang a clothesline should you choose to do some handwashing in your room. There is a TV, telephone and hair dryer, but no mini bar. The service was generally good, except for one woman at the front desk -- who neglected to give me one of my messages. In July, 2006, Room #4 (Lilas) was 88E per night for a double room with a private shower/bathtub and WC.

    Actually, I was also locked out one evening when I returned to the hotel around 4:00 a.m. Once my friend dropped me off, he inquired if I would be okay. I assured him that I would ring the night bell and everything would be fine. However, after ringing the bell approximately four times and getting absolutely no response, I ended up sleeping in the doorway for about 30 minutes until other tenants were leaving to catch an early flight. They couldn't open the door from the inside and I couldn't open the door from the outside. THAT is when the night watchman awoke to open the door! The following night, I assured a different night watchman that I would be coming in very late again. He promised to leave the door unlocked with my key on the front desk, which he (thankfully!) did, as I once again waltzed in around 4:30 a.m.!

    Unique Quality: This hotel is located around the corner from the Rue Cler market. It is also walking distance to the Eiffel Tower and the Ecole Militaire Metro stop.

    Directions: 7th arrondissement, near the Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars

  • IslandGirl10's Profile Photo

    The hotel I WANTED to stay in!


    I didn't get to see the inside of a room here, but I can tell you that it is located in a very desirable area and the rates are fantastic. You will probably need to book about 6 weeks ahead in high season. It looked very nice from the window and other reviews that I have read elsewhere make me think that this would have been a fine place to stay:)

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Great price and location, small but quaint rooms

by A TripAdvisor Member

Hotel du Champ de Mars is located 2 blocks from the Ecole Militaire Metro stop in Paris. It is about 3 blocks from the Champs de Mars and about 6 blocks from the Eiffel Tower -- an ideal location.

The rooms are small (hold 2 people), but quaint -- but that's what is expected in Paris. Rooms at the Paris Marriott hold 2 people and cost over twice as much, so I opted for a less expensive route for me and my family (2 adults, 1 teen, 1 pre-teen). I reserved 2 rooms well in advance via e-mail, asked for rooms looking into the courtyard, and verified them 2 months in advance. We had no problems with checking in or with our rooms. (Although the staff is a bit stand-offish (they're Parisiennes) they were helpful.)

The hotel is small (roughly 30 rooms) and the elevator runs up one side (it is tiny) and therefore "touches" two rooms on each floor. Our room was one of those, but I would not say it was a bother since the room it touched was the bathroom. Never had problems with any facilities except the electricity (curling irons and flat irons).

Overall, for the location and the value I would stay here again. Have fun in Paris!

Bad Experience at Hotel Champs du Mar, Paris

by TripAdvisor Member Frenchpoodle7

After lugging way too much luggage via the train and metro we finally arrived at our hotel the evening of Sept.3/04. The Hotel du Champs de Mars in the Rue Cler District. We checked in and went to our room only to find out that our room had a double bed and a cot. I immediately went downstairs to see the night clerk to advise him of the mistake. He asked me if I had a copy of my e-mail confirmation and I said No, you must have a copy. He did. It was sitting in front of him. I politely asked if I could see it and then I pointed out to him the hotel confirmed : March 14/04 "We hereby confirm your below 13 nights Twin Beds Room booking at 80E/night" He said he couldn't do anything that nite cause the hotel was booked but suggested to speak with the manager in the morning and maybe he could do something. Then I asked him for a copy of my e-mail confirmation.
The very next morning my girlfriend and I got up early and went downstairs. As we approached the desk we said "Bonjour" and before we could say another word the man behind the desk asked "room 35" we said "Ouis" then he went nuts on us. Screaming at us that he never confirmed twin beds, refusing to let me speak, refusing to let me show him the copy of the confirmation. He was like a raging bull. At one point he screamed at us to get out of the hotel, "leave right now". "Go across the street and see how much they charge." he screamed. I was in shock and my girlfriend was shaking.We thought he would jump across the desk and attack us. I wanted to call the police but what's the point I can't speak the language. I booked this hotel 6 mos. ago. There were several trade shows going on hence the booked hotels. Neither one of us expected to sleep on a cot. but we just went back upstairs anyway. We later found out that it was the owner that we encountered that horrible morning. Now who could we complain to? Nobody. We eventually did check out 2 days early when we found another hotel but not before more rudeness, poor service, and dirty white towels. On another occasion another night clerk refused to call us a cab. 3 women in heels dressed to go out had to walk to the nearest busy street to hail a cab and what a feat that was. This same clerk also denied us ice when asked one night yet the night before another clerk gladly gave us some. Every day we left and every day we came home was an unpleasant experience when the owner was on duty. No one should have to experience what we went thru so this is why I'm writing this review in the hopes that fellow travelers will be able to make an informed decision should they wish to book this hotel. I'd think twice before staying there. So what if Rick Steves reccomends this place and keeps his hotel full that doesn't give him the right to treat his guests so badly.

Adorable Room! Great location!

by TripAdvisor Member tpenadiaz

Just spent 3 nights in June 2004 at Hotel de Champs de Mars. I sent an e-mail and was able to secure a reservation, no problem. The room was absolutely adorable - pretty blue curtains and paint - matching bedspread and appointmnets. However, the room was tiny! And our bed felt like it was smaller than a full size bed. My husband and I are fit and athletic - and we were squeezed into that bed - so be careful if your are a little full figured.

Our room faced the main street - but noise was not a problem - we are New Yorkers - so we can sleep through anything. The windows are double paned glass. Our room on the 5th floor even had a view of the Eiffel Tower - nice treat for the price we paid (under 100 Euros per night).

Rue Cler (ther street very close to the hotel) is fantastic - we put together some bread, cheese, wine and since the hotel is so close to the Eiffel Tower - we walked on over and had a picnic dinner under the tower - romantic and very special!

Cute hotel, feels very French - I would definately recommend. Also - the staff is not in your business at all - they leave you alone - we loved that.

Bon Voyage!

Would return

by TripAdvisor Member bagatelle22

My wife and I stayed at this hotel a number of days during the month of June. The hotel is on a small street located close to the Parc du Champs de Mars and the Eiffel Tower. We could in fact see the top of the tower from our street side room. The room was clean. Linens were good. Extra pillows and blankets provided. Full length mirror. Good closet. Small room safe. A small room pleasantly decorated, but roomy enough by Parisian standards. There was a popular cafe nearby which was busy till past midnight with lots of conversation and laughing. This could have been a problem as we enjoy sleeping with windows open and do not like a stuffy room however we brought earplugs. There was a good continental breakfast served in a small, pretty dining room in the basement. The breakfast included yoghurt which we enjoyed and which is not always provided in other hotels which are equally popular. I found the desk staff and the owners to be pleasant and obliging. They were able to speak English, but seemed willing to put up with mediocre French.
The hotel is close to the rue Cler market and to Avenue Bosquet and Avenue de la Motte Picquet all of which have a nice selection of shops and restaurants.
The metro stop, Ecole Militaire is an easy walk as are notable sights such as Les Invalides and the Rodin Museum.
Overall, a small pleasant hotel that is easy on the budget and in an interesting neighbourhood.

Forum Posts

budget place for honeymoon? hotel du champ de mars?

by Mark-Van

My fiance and I will be in Paris for the first week of April for our honeymoon. Unfortunately the actually wedding ate away at most of our money so we have to watch it on our honeymoon.

Does anyone have any suggestions for charming/romantic "honeymoon" type hotels for the budget conscious close to all the attractions?

we were looking at the hotel du champ de mars and from what I have found on this site so far it seems to be alright.

any ideas on were to stay and what to do are great appreciated.

Thanks :)

vancouver, canada

Re: budget place for honeymoon? hotel du champ de mars?

by radz

Paris itself romantic city,Hey well connected by metro,irrespective of you where,you are staying you can go all places taking metros.
Champ de mars,main area nice place to stay.

Have fun&ENjoy:)


Re: Re: budget place for honeymoon? hotel du champ de mars?

by Mark-Van

thankds Radz...just got word that the hotel du champs is booked for the time we are going to stay.

Anyone else have a good idea of a cheaper romantic place to stay?




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 Hotel du Champ de Mars

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Address: 7, rue du Champ de Mars, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75007, France