NEW HOTEL SEARCH
out of 18 reviews
As of mid-Sept 2009 the lobby/dining area renovations were coming to a close. Very helpful staff, no language barrier, willing to go out of their way for the guests. Good location with Gare de Lyon station right next door. If you like the night life in the Latin/Germaine quarters then the Bastille District is not going to meet your expectations. Lots of restaurants and bars near the Opera House but nothing like the Latin. The rooms were recently upgraded, large and modern; not your typical French hotel room. Nice, clean place, I will stay there again on my next buiness trip.
“A terrific center of operations for our visit”
We had two days in between other obligations in France. The location of this hotel was unusually convenient, due to its proximity to the Gare de Lyon, with its shops and nearby restaurants. We found the hotel within covenient walking distance (not close but in Paris, walking for 20 minutes seems to be nothing) of the places we wanted to see, such as the Ile de la Cite (Notre Dame, Sainte Chappelle) which were accessible, while the neighborhood was quiet enough to let us get over our jet lag.
“Nice, big room!”
The lobby was being renovated, but although I arrived at noon, my room was ready to occupy. It was one of the largest rooms I've ever slept in in Paris, with a gorgeous view of the boulevard and way over to the right, the Gare de Lyon. Superb location for getting to the airport. Don't bother with the breakfast...Just go to one of the many cafes nearby. Don't let the large sex shop located right next to the Holiday Inn dissuade you!
“Better than expected”
Friendly staff, nice rooms for price. Hotel was undergoing construction so had to wait sometimes for 1 available lift. Good location to Metro and train station
“Never fly UNITED again”
Without any prior knowledge of Paris or assistance from Expedia, I chose this hotel which turned out to be a great location to train station, area restaurants, etc. The front desk staff is very helpful and knowlwedgeable. The rooms are very small and I see why no more than 3 to a room is allowed which I beleive is European design (i.e. all hotels have small rooms based on discussion with others). The only problem encountered at this hotel was the last night when room service was requested, and after being told for 45 minutes to call back in 10 minutes, I was told it was closed despite requesting well before closing time. That said, I would stay there again as the location and neighborhood was great.
“My pied a terre in Paris”
I was very satisfied, and will try to make this my regular Paris haunt. The room decor was charming --- Art Deco, very well maintained. Friendly, helpful staff. The lobby was being refurbished when I was there, which was the only drawback. Close to Gare de Lyon so easy access to the RER and Metro, with a Monoprix right across the street --- so very convenient.
“1st trip to Paris!”
I have never been to Europe before so I was a little nervous about the condition of the hotel we would stay in because I had heard such horror stories. I did a lot of research and read all the reviews for Holiday Inn Bastille and I was most pleased with everything at the hotel during our stay in March 2010. When we arrived, we asked for a room with a balcony which was great idea. The staff was very accomodating, we got a great room with a balcony that opened up to an amazing view of the neighborhood. Keep in mind, most of the rooms with balcony's are smoking rooms which you only notice for the 1st few mins when you walk in. My boyfriend and I are not regular smokers and this did not bother us - the balcony was worth it! The neighborhood was wonderful, lots of little restuarants to go to and the Bastille stop was within a 5min walk. Their is a market/grocery store across the street and we felt very safe at all times. Litterally the only thing that bothered me with the hotel was that 1 day I needed an extra towel and had trouble getting an extra from the housekeeper since my French is terrible. I would stay here again in a heart beat.
“Reliable hotel in terrific location”
We really liked the Holiday Inn Bastille! The location was great - very close to Gare de Lyon metro/train station, but still in an attractive, safe neighborhood. Hotel is still working on some renovation, but appears to be almost done. Our room (6th floor) was great - nicely-furnished, comfortable, good view. Benefit of consistent quality of a chain, but without having to stay somewhere far from the city. Just what we wanted for our visit, and much nicer (and less expensive) than where we've stayed before in Paris! We're planning to go back!
“Helped Enjoy Paris”
The hotel located within sight of the Gare de Lyon train station and in a location that provides for almost everything the traveler/visitor needs to create a memorable experience in Paris. The metro (yellow line 1) is co-located inside the station and provides easy and safe connections to the entire metro system fanned out under the city. With a 3 minute schedule between metro trains the Motre Dame Church, the Orsay Museum, the Louvre Museum, and the Eiffel Tower are just minutes away. If Euro Disney is one of your destinations the RER A (A4 - red line) is also connected to the station. Just steps away surrounding the hotel are reasonably priced restaurants to relax in after a day of walking and sight-seeing; sandwich shops that provide a great selection of simple lunches that can be picked up fresh in the AM and used for lunch while walking around; a reasonably priced market for the basics either forgotten or exhausted; as well as several bakeries offering more sinfully tasty treats than one should readably consider (even while on holiday). The hotel staff is friendly and professional providing information and assistance to those staying there. Rooms are clean and relatively large. The only downside to the location of the hotel is the sex shop next door. Other than the advertisement via the neon signs in the covered windows the establishment is discreet. However, to some it may be offensive.
“This hotel exceeded my expectations!”
This hotel is very convenient as it is located a block from Gare de Lyon so if you are arriving by TGV it is a great place to stay. We had a room that faced the street and had no traffic noise. We are in Paris at least several times a year and usually stay near l' Arc de Triomphe but as were arriving by train we decided to try this hotel. The hotel far exceeded my expectations!