I stayed in the Canal Saint Martin for 3 nights during my stay to Paris. I hadn't realised at the time of booking that the hotel was in Joures which a Parisian friend later told me was in the Bronx area of Paris.
The hotel itself was very clean, staff were friendly and had a 24 hour reception. The room was comfortable so for everything that you would want in the inside of a hotel it had.
During the day the surrounding area was very nice, outside there is a supermarket and a row of shops and even a Mcdonalds directly over the road.
During my stay I missed the Joures stop and got off at the next one and decided to walk back. I got to the hotel very safe but realised what my friend had meant. There were ladies of the night stood around the street corners and people dealing in all sorts. Not really something you want if you are a young woman walking around on your own. But this was the area around, the hotel itself was very nice.
Unique Quality: The hotel is quite far from the centre of Paris. The hotel is literally outside of the metro stop Joures so this does make up for that fact and it is very easy to get into central Paris from there.
Directions: You can see it from Metro Stop Joures.
Do not expect luxury but cosy enough at very reasonable price. A little bit noisy (most because of the near train), good Metro access (3 lines) and good location with lots of cafes, restaurantes, bars and shops around.
Unique Quality: Our room has view to Sacre Couer.
Although this hotel was slightly further out than others (it was located near the cities des sciences) it was still in a very busy cosmopolitan area with restaurants and bars and shops and the pretty st martins canal.Because this was our third time in Paris we were very familiar with the metro so were happier to pay a cheaper price to get a hotel a liitle further out(but only a few stops from gare du nord which was ideal for eurostar arrivals like us!)
Unique Quality: lovely breakfast
nice reception area
the tvs actually had some english channels like bbc choice!
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: 5, avenue Secretan, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75019, France