Ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Céline from Ontario, Canada
Good locationPosted Jun 28, 2013
Cons: very small elevator
Location: Minutes from downtown Paris
Good location, about 10 to 15 minutes to the Eiffel Tower. Many restaurants are all around the hotel, the train station is within 500 feet and there is also a large shopping mall just across. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The breakfast is very simple and a little bit expensive for what you get. It is better to go to one of the restaurant that is just around the corner.
by A verified traveler
Rude staff, disappointing roomPosted Apr 10, 2013
Pros: Good location - right next to Gare Montparnasse from where we had to catch a train the early the following day.
Cons: Rude receptionist, slightly grubby room, bathroom falling to bits and door did not lock
Location: Good location
I lived in Paris for several years so am used to the legendary rudeness of some Parisians but I never fully get over how sullen and unhelpful some people here are. We booked into the TimHotel for one night and when we arrived just after lunch the bored looking receptionist told us our room was not ready and 'would probably not be ready until 3pm' I gather this is standard in Paris (not sure about rest of France) but she didn't offer any kind of explanation/apology. We placed our suitcase in storage and I asked if I could use the loo and she said 'No, we don't have a toilet here' Flabbergasted I asked again and she refused. She only relented when she spotted I am pregnant (I am 7 months gone and was in some pain and really needed the loo but I literally had to double over in pain, breathing heavily before she reluctantly showed me the loo. My partner was walking behind us and she turned to him and snapped 'SHE can use the toilet but not you'. Seriously?! This was not some kind of staff only facility, it was available to all guests next to the reception so have no idea what that was about. When we finally checked into our room we found the walls were mouldy with paint peeling off them and the bathroom had tiles and bits of debris lying on the floor. Thankfully we left the following morning for Biarritz where hotel staff were absolutely charming and went out of their way to help us and ensure we had a lovely stay. I understand why the French hate Paris:)
Recommendedby A verified traveler from New York, NY
The good, the bad and the uglyPosted Dec 1, 2010 on Hotels.com
The Tim hotel Montparnasse is a good place to spend a night or two, but not much longer. The lift/elevator is so small there is no room for both you and your bag. Kate Moss couldn't fit in this lift. I had two rooms here. The first night I had a great room but that was because someone had clearly made a mistake. It was something of a suite with two bedrooms and two baths. Not bad. There was plenty of room. The second night I was put into a tiny room. It was a smoking room, which I hate. It was like sleeping in an ashtray. And the shower was made for a Hobbitt, not a full-sized human. The Tim hotel charges 10 Euro for a continental breakfast. But if you take the easy walk over by the train station, you can find a cafe that will give you a full eggs and ham breakfast for 9 Euro. You decide. The location is fantastic. You are in the center of Montparnasse, Hemingway's old stomping ground. Lots to see and do. The Tour Montparnasse is right over the road. The hotel is surprisingly quiet, getting mostly a business crowd, a cheap business crowd. The staff are multi-lingual, speaking French, and French, so have fun trying to explain anything to them. They are not mean or anything, just diffident, in that French way.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Great location for the Monparnasse Railway StationPosted Oct 6, 2010 on Hotels.com
We stopped here to be near the TGV for Brittany/Normandy. Out room was pretty basic but we didn't expect frills at the price we paid (Well not ny Paris standards). The bathroom was particularly cramped. The front desk personnel were wonderful and bent over backwards to help us, in spite of our primative French! The hotel is close to the metro, the Montparnasse Tower and within walking distance of the Luxembourg Gardens.
by Sympany from New Jersey
Could have been betterPosted Oct 23, 2009
Rooms were small,had to ask for soap after 1st day, good location. It was expensive for what you got but the dollar being bad didn't help. Staff were helpful especially the day shift.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Boston, MA
Very small but close to almost all major sites.Posted Sep 23, 2009
Easy to get to just take the shuttle from Orly and it's just around the corner from Montparnasse stop. Very small hotel but within walking distance to most major sites. Train station closeby. Elevator is very tiny. You can have breakfast elsewhere for less. Lots of restaurants around. Okay if travelling on a budget.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Santiago, Chile
Timhotel MontparnassePosted Sep 16, 2009
This hotel it is ubicated next to metro station "bienvenue Montparnesse", so it has very good conection and you can go to all touristic places. Homever, the room its very small, and the neighborhood its very noisy, so you have to sleep with the windows closed, and the room doesn't have air conditioner, so in summer the room its very hot.
by A verified traveler from Las Vegas
Read discriptions carefullyPosted Aug 26, 2009 on Hotels.com
This is Paris I wasn't expecting big, new, or amazing service. But I was expecting air conditioning. There was none. When I looked at the discription of the hotel again it says "air conditioning in public areas". My fault for not reading carefully enough. But they didn't even have it turned on in the public areas most of the time. Other than that the room wasn't bad. It was actually bigger than I was expecting. The hotel is old which is fine. But old does not have to equal broken or unmaintained. It definitly had some maintance issues. Overall the hotel was fine in a great location but for the price (with no air conditioning) you could do better elsewhere.
by A verified traveler from Tokyo
Don't expect comfortPosted Aug 16, 2009 on Hotels.com
This was my first hotel in my first trip abroad, but the hotels that I stayed later in the trip was better and more inexpensive. But still, thsi is very close to Gare de Montparnasse, and that is a nice point.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Salt Lake City, UT
Good affordable hotelPosted Jun 25, 2009
Nice and helpfull staff, small but very clean rooms and bathrooms. Large choice of goodies for breakfast. Very convenient location, I could see the Montparnasse train station from my room. Can be noisy though between 6.00 am and 11.00 pm because of car traffic. Excellent hotel overall.