This hotel is one of Paris's largest where the Air France flight attendants and crew are based. Being a large hotel it caters to the tour groups, businesspeople who want to be near the convention center, and to anyone else who happen to randomly choose this hotel.
The location is in the 17th district which is near to the convention center. That's pretty much all there is to see in this area. The hotel's name, Etoile, is derived from the location being off one of the Pl. Charles de Gaulle Etoile's (star) spokes or streets leading off of the intersection at the Place.
You will definitely need to use the metro in order to see the sights. There are really a good variety of restaurants in this area as well.
Unique Quality: The rooms are not charming. Being a cookie cutter high-rise, chain hotel, you can't expect individuality in room decor.
It's a pretty functional, chain hotel with no charm whatsoever. It could be any other chain hotel in any other part of the world. You'd never know it's Parisian except for the staff.
Directions: Metro: Porte Maillot
I stayed in Le Meridien Etoile during all my visits to Paris. The hotel was huge, it had like 100 rooms on each of its floor so navigating the hallways could be quite dizzying. I stayed in the standard rooms during all my stay, it's quite comfy but smallish for American standards. In truly French fashion, the rooms had two separate little rooms for bath and toilet :) The lobby was huge and always buzzing with activities, while the breakfasts in the cafe were marvelous.
Location wise, the hotel was fantastic. It's located across from Palais de Congress which is Paris' landmarks. The Palais de Congress houses a metro station (Porte Maillot) so getting around Paris would not be so difficult and a large shopping mall. The hotel is also a 10-minute walk from L'arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees. The neighborhood around the hotel was nice, clean and safe to walk about during the day or night. It had non-touristy outdoor cafes and restaurants as well as quaint, little flower shops and grocers.
I enjoyed all my three stays in Le Meriden Etoile and would not hesitate to stay here again when I go back to Paris.
Unique Quality: Great location near metro station, shopping mall, L'arc de Triomphe/Champs Elysees.
Le Meridien Etoile is located on the Right Bank of Paris, facing the Palais des Congres. The metro stop is Porte Maillot and right beneath a convenient shopping mall!
The Club President rooms are decorated in an art deco style, and of course the luxury Hermes amenities are the BEST! Plush bathrobes and slippers are provided and your own private Reception desk.
The outdoor terrace was one of my favorite spots. During our last breakfast at the hotel, as we dined near the terrace window, the morning sky was crisp and clear and we had the most exquisite view of the Eiffel Tower.
We left Paris with everything "Cristal Clear!"
It was an especially luxurious stay for someone who had spent 2 1/2 weeks in the remote Nicaraguan jungles and islands.....where hot water was scarce and tarantulas were in abudance!
After our lovely experience at Le Meridien Covent Garden in London, we knew we wouldn't expect anything less than comfort and professionalism at Le Meridien Etoile in Paris. (Actually, we're just ADDICTED to the Hermes body soaps they provide!)
Our room on the President's Club Level was comfortable and suited our needs perfectly.
Every morning we were waken up with fresh cafe creme, a gourmet breakfast buffet, newspapers, and an extraordinary view of the famous Paris landmarks! (Sacre Coeur seemed an arm's reach away, and the Eiffel Tower was glistening at us)
Unique Quality: Just like our room in London, the bed in our room in Paris was just how we liked it.........not too soft, not too hard, but JUST RIGHT!
After searching the web for a resnable priced hotel(which was almost imposible)This was the only hotel that got us a very good corprate rate.
We got a double bedroom(European standard)which is like a single American size(LOL) for 117 Euros.
They also offerd us a crib for my little son.
Unique Quality: It`s location is very good(within walking distance to the Champs Elysees).
And it has a very good hair drier(hehehe best thing when you have a curly hair ;-)
We have to cancel our tomorrow's trip to Paris. Does anybody know how we can salvage our hotel reservation which was made via priceline.com? Here is what we have: Hotel: Le Meridien Etoile (Ck in: Dec 25; Ck out: Dec 31, 2005). Thanks!
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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Address: 81 Boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75017, France