Tour de France, Tour Eiffel, Louvre, Walking around, Borrowing Velib Bikes
26/07/2017 boardtahoe, Sacramento, California
What a great cozy friendly clean, affordable quiet, centrally located hotel. I like brands, and that it was a familiar brand helped also. As a citizen of US, I am familiar with Best Western and I tru... more
What a great cozy friendly clean, affordable quiet, centrally located hotel. I like brands, and that it was a familiar brand helped also. As a citizen of US, I am familiar with Best Western and I trust their brand. They did not disappoint. The photos you see of their lobby and entry are perfect. The hotel is charming and colorful. I did not mind that it is not on a cafe lined street. That added to its mystery and retreat-ness for me. I could disappear in to the hotel and room and feel as though I was a parisienne. The staff were impeccable. They waited on any need I conjured. Including my need for a cab at 3 in the morning to satisfy my very early flight departure from CDG (bad planning on my part, we must have been the first plane to take off that day :-) )
We were a very lovely walk down to the Tour Eiffel, and during our stay we used Velib bike share. If you do this, also download this amazing App called Bike Citizens. It takes the guesswork out of staying on all the approved and marked bike lanes in Paris. It saved us SO much stress. We used to ride Velib without it and it was a chore. not anymore.
We didn't use the morning breakfast but we smelled it each day and it smelled delicious. We were in town to spectate the final stage of the Tour de France. We were 1.2 miles from Arc and .8 from the Seine. the location is tops. Any closer and I would have felt like I could not have any peace and quiet.
Our room has a roll away and my son never knew it. The bed as very comfy mattress as comfy as the permanent beds, so they are using high quality furnishings. The rooms are decorated in an era and are consistent interiors. The plumbing is in real good shape, lots of heat and pressure on the water. All the lights worked first time, the full size window opened and we had fresh outdoor air and our own balcony. We stayed in room 22. It was awesome. I can't wait to return. I would totally request this room again. I miss Paris right now as I am writing this and recalling our stay.
If you of, have a great trip. Cheers less