18/09/2016 Sara R, Coral Gables, Florida
I stayed two nights at this hotel and was very satisfied with the experience. I would recommend this hotel to people who do not need to be near the main tourist attractions, as it is about 30 minutes... more
I stayed two nights at this hotel and was very satisfied with the experience. I would recommend this hotel to people who do not need to be near the main tourist attractions, as it is about 30 minutes away by Metro to the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower. I have been to Paris on several occasions and I chose to explore a more local scene, so this location was great for me. If you have been to Paris before and don't mind being a little away from the main tourist attractions, the 11th arrondissement is closer to the Bastille and Republique areas. First time visitors to Paris may be better situated closer to the action, which is in the 1, 2, or 5th arrondissements.
The room was very clean and the staff very pleasant. I requested a room facing the boulevard and my request was granted. The windows were well insulated and there was not outside noise when the windows were closed. The room was the usual Paris petite but as a solo traveler it was perfectly suitable for my needs. There was plenty of room for a dresser, two chairs, and a wardrobe. There was also room for a luggage rack. The bed was fairly comfortable (although it was two twin beds pushed together and I felt like I was slightly sinking in between the two beds in the middle of the night). I liked the rustic tiled floor and the nice big french windows.
I did not like the handheld shower. The shower head would not stay up and it is very awkward to shower holding the shower hose the entire time. Other reviewers mentioned that the hotel does not provide toiletries, so I brought my own shampoo and conditioner. They only provide a liquid soap that it's supposed to serve as body soap and hair shampoo. I chose to bring my own.
There is a tea kettle in the room and they provide a couple of tea packs. I wish they had provided a complimentary bottle of water on arrival because the weather was very warm.
I did not eat breakfast at the hotel because there are many places to eat nearby, but the hotel breakfast prices were comparable to the nearby restaurants if you want to eat breakfast inhouse. The area is very lively with cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. There is easy access to a couple of nearby Metro stations.
I had a very comfortable stay at this Best Western. I would not hesitate to return next time. less
Manager75011, Responsable relations clients at BEST WESTERN Saint Martin Bastille, responded to this review
Dear Sara R
I'm glad to hear you had a pleasant stay in our hotel and Paris.
Your comments are judicious and it certainly will help us improve the quality of our services.
Hope to see you again in our hotel.