Very impressed with this small hotel. I arrived feeling ill from a shuttle ride with a bad driver and the receptionist was really lovely, sat me down, gave me water and genuinely cared for my well being. I knew the room would be small but was impressed with the cleanliness, the modern bathroom and comfy bed. The location is great. Turn right out of the hotel and keep walking and you come to a great shopping area. The hotel is obviously close to Le Louvre but also easy walking distance to Notre Dam and the Latin quarter with all the lovely lanes and restaurants there. I will stay there again.
I booked this hotel because of price and location. It is very easy to get here to/from CDG Airport. This hotel is located 3 min walk away from RER B rail station - Chatelet Les Halles. This hotel is a very very basic 1-star hotel. (It says so in the room description on the entry door). The hotel is located on a street full of restaurants, so it can be a little noisy in the evenings. Free Wi-Fi works very well, but only in the main lobby and bar area. I wish the rooms were remodeled, showers were larger and there was carpet on the floor. But given hotel price and location it makes a very good choice. Not recommended for people who are picky about hotel comfort, prestige and amenities. Recommended for students or just any folks on a tight budget.
L'Empire Paris Hotel greatly contributed to making my first trip to Paris wonderful! The room my friends and I stayed in together (5 of us) was just right - including one king bed in the main area & two full pull-out couches in a separate area & the availability to slide over a room separator if we wanted. Each sleeping area had its own flat screen TV. The bathroom was large, with both a bathtub/shower & stand up shower that were separate, a double sink, and a towel warmer. Breakfast was included in the package we purchased, which was great for eating easily before we set out to see the sights. The staff was very accommodating at all times. The location worked very well, with the Lourve and Sein River very close, and the Museum D'Orsay, Notre Dame & the Isle of St. Louis all within a 30 minute walk from the hotel. There are cafés and shopping right in the neighborhood. We arranged shuttles to and from the Charles DeGaulle Airport through the hotel, and they gladly held our bags for us for the few hours between when we checked out on the last day and when our shuttle arrived. I would highly recommend this hotel.
This hotel has a fabulous location, literally across the street from the Louvre. There are lots of restaurants close by with easy access to the Metro. The staff was very helpful with information and requests. Our television didn't work, but we were compensated with complimentary breakfasts two mornings. That worked just fine for us.Our room was also surprisingly quiet, considering that we were in the middle of a bustling capital city. Our only minor complaint was that, although air-conditioned, the room was not cool enough for us. In all other ways, the room was totally satisfactory. We would definitely stay here again when in Paris.
We had a great time, staff was helpful, quick and responsive. The staff spoke English very well, and were very accommodating to some surly guests! We were impressed by their patience and smiles. Very pleasant accomodations, breakfast was a very good attempt at American cuisine, which was good news for us, since we are used to more than croissants and coffee to start our day :) Prices weren't any more expensive than rest of Paris. We loved it there, and will return as soon as we can. WiFi worked good, rooms a little small, but only by American standards really - bit of shuffling our things around and we had room to move a bit. Great location to Louvre and Notre Dame, walking distance to both was within 20 minutes...good side of town for sure! The staff made our week even better, helpful with directions and tips to prevent pickpockets from stealing when out in metro and site-seeing. Wonderful time, thank you Hotel Ducs de Bourgogne for your excellent service and staff! You made it feel like our home away from home!
The room was very tiny and up three flights of stairs. The free WiFi only worked from the first floor. The bathroom was full of shoddy carpentry. The beds did not have fitted sheets or pillowcases, and the walls were paper thin.