$106 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 24, 2014

Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg (Ex Jules)

4 stars
49-51 Rue Lafayette, Paris, 75009
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
22 reviews
Central, Renovated/Clean, Great Staff (Overpriced Breakfast)

-Hotel and rooms themselves recently renovated with modern feel -Great location near good metro... See full review

  • Michael from Brussels
  • Jun 11, 2014
Excellent Hotel and location in Paris!

This was our first trip to Paris, and we lucked out on the hotel! A beautiful, spacious room (we... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 21, 2010
Paris boutique hotel tempts with access to bars, cafes and shopping

Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg (Ex Jules) delivers big on style in a boutique setting. Rooms are decorated with contemporary whimsy, with unpredictable accents like big white lips and zebra rugs driving the theme. Guests who explore the nearby environs find a rich fabric of cafes, theaters, cinemas and bars all within walking distance, plus places to shop for clothes and antiques. A 50s-inspired diner is all-American in feel.

Highlights
  • Paris boutique hotel with a contemporary flair and whimsy
  • Wi-Fi access and LCD TV
  • American diner-inspired breakfast room
  • Walking distance to shops, theaters, cinemas and cafes
Location

The 9th arrondissement--a shopping, theater and nightlife hub--presents guests of Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg (Ex Jules) with a multitude of leisure options. Start with the boutiques at the Grands Magasins, explore antique stores in the Drouot quarter and finish with theaters and cafes on bubbly bubbly rue du Faubourg Montmartre.

Rooms

Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg (Ex Jules) rooms and suites embrace contemporary style, with a few unexpected touches thrown in. Guests might find a pair of white lips hung playfully against a brown and black checkerboard wall or a whimsical throw pillow embroidered with clouds. Stark white linens contrast well with the wood furniture and playful pieces like poster-pinup art and zebra rugs. In every room, guests have an LCD TV, Wi-Fi access and video on demand.

Dining

Petit dejeuner at Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg (Ex Jules) comprises staples like juice, cereal and fresh fruit, but the design inspiration in the breakfast room stems from the classic American diner. Guests have their coffee at red tables topped with cute silver salt and pepper shakers. The meal is served from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or can be delivered directly to the room.

Transportation
  • Paris-Orly Airport (10.4 mi/16.7 km)
  • Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (13.7 mi/22.1 km)
Attractions
  • The Louvre (.8 mi/1.4 km)
  • Sacre Coeur and Montmartre (.8 mi/1.2 km)
  • Musee D'Orsay (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Champs-Elysées (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Notre Dame Cathedral (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • The Sorbonne and Latin Quarter (1.9 mi/3.1km)
  • Eiffel Tower (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Versailles (4 mi/6.5 km)
Business
  • Contemporary meeting room with space for up to 16 guests (30 for a cocktail party)
  • Large flat-screen TV

Hotel Map

48.8753 2.3413
Area served
Paris.
Nearby airports
Orly and Charles de Gaulle International Airport.
Area description
Located in the 9th district of Paris, Hotel Jules is at the crossroads of charming bohemian streets and shoppers' paradise, a few blocks away from famous auction houses and the typically Parisian boulevards, host of many famous theatres. The Hotel Jules is adjacent to several major districts of Paris - The Garnier Opera House & department stores of Galerie Lafayette & Printemps - the famous large Parisian Boulevards and its antique covered shopping malls - that of the antique dealers district.

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Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg (Ex Jules) Rooms

Deluxe
1 double bed or 2 single beds. City view. 25 square metres. LCD television with satellite channels, pay movies. Desk. In-room safe (accommodates laptop). Wireless Internet access. Minibar, coffee/tea maker. Bathroom with shower, hair dryer, makeup mirror, complimentary toiletries. Extra Bed on request.
Junior Suite
1 double bed or 2 single beds.Courtyard view. Sitting area. LCD television with satellite channels, pay movies. Desk. In-room safe (accommodates laptop). Wireless Internet access. Minibar, coffee/tea maker. Bathroom with shower, separate bathtub, double sink, hair dryer, makeup mirror, complimentary toiletries. Extra Bed on request.
Standard Room
The room offers one double or one twin bed with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony/terrace, bathrobe, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron/ironing board on request, mini bar, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, valet service, voicemail.
Superior Room
The room offers one double or one twin bed with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony/terrace, bathrobe, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron/ironing board on request, mini bar, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, valet service, voicemail.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
General
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Room service
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Folies Bergere: 0.2 mi
  • Grands Boulevards: 0.3 mi
  • Paris Bourse: 0.4 mi
  • Galeries Lafayette: 0.4 mi
  • Le Grand Rex: 0.4 mi
  • Boulevard des Capucines: 0.5 mi
  • Théâtre Mogador: 0.5 mi
  • Garnier Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Opera: 0.5 mi
  • Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra National de Paris: 0.5 mi
  • Café de la Paix: 0.5 mi
  • Printemps : 0.6 mi
  • Lycée Condorcet: 0.6 mi
  • Place des Abbesses: 0.6 mi
  • Avenue de l'Opéra: 0.7 mi
  • Folies Bergere: 0.2 mi
  • Grands Boulevards: 0.3 mi
  • Paris Bourse: 0.4 mi
  • Galeries Lafayette: 0.4 mi
  • Le Grand Rex: 0.4 mi
  • Boulevard des Capucines: 0.5 mi
  • Théâtre Mogador: 0.5 mi
  • Garnier Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Opera: 0.5 mi
  • Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra National de Paris: 0.5 mi
  • Café de la Paix: 0.5 mi
  • Printemps : 0.6 mi
  • Lycée Condorcet: 0.6 mi
  • Place des Abbesses: 0.6 mi
  • Avenue de l'Opéra: 0.7 mi
  • Place des Victoires: 0.7 mi
  • Montmartre - Pigalle: 0.7 mi
  • Olympia: 0.7 mi
  • Aquaboulevard: 0.7 mi
  • Moulin Rouge: 0.7 mi
  • Paris Saint-Lazare: 0.8 mi
  • Place du Tertre: 0.8 mi
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris: 0.8 mi
  • Gare du Nord train station: 0.8 mi
  • Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers: 0.8 mi
  • Palais-Royal: 0.9 mi
  • Madeleine: 0.9 mi
  • Eglise de la Madeleine: 0.9 mi
  • Les Halles: 0.9 mi
  • Gare de l'Est train station: 0.9 mi
  • Musée de la Publicité: 0.9 mi
  • Marais Quarter: 1 mi
  • Canal Saint-Martin: 1 mi
  • Louvre Palace: 1 mi
  • Louvre Museum - Beaubourg: 1 mi
  • Church of Saint-Augustin: 1 mi
  • Gare de Châtelet Les Halles: 1 mi
  • Carrousel du Louvre: 1 mi
  • Le Jardin des Tuileries: 1 mi
  • Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré: 1.1 mi
  • Centre Georges Pompidou: 1.1 mi
  • Samaritaine: 1.1 mi
  • Châtelet - Les Halles: 1.2 mi
  • Élysée Palace: 1.2 mi
  • Place Igor-Stravinsky: 1.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
0000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg (Ex Jules)

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michael from Brussels
Business
Brussels
Jun 11, 2014

Central, Renovated/Clean, Great Staff (Overpriced Breakfast)

-Hotel and rooms themselves recently renovated with modern feel -Great location near good metro lines, very safe area -<10min walk to Louvre and other sites -Great staff, showed me personal attention and offered to store my bags on the day I checked out -Rooms were a bit small, but that is expected in this price range for Paris, especially in such a location on Rue la Fayette -Breakfast was EXTREMELY overpriced at 19eur - the food is not good either, eggs didn't even taste like eggs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
More10
Business
Vienna, Austria
May 30, 2014

Very unpleasant renovation

The staff did their best to be understanding, but the hotel was a mess. They were in the midst of a renovation of the building, both the facade and the hallways. There was dust and noise, I even managed to step into a puddle of paint on my way to the room. The room itself was quite small, not unusual for Paris, but otherwise not badly appointed. Still, this was not a four-star experience on any count. Had I known about this situation in advance - which I think should have been the hotel's duty to their prospective customers - we would not have stayed there. As it is, we arrived with the room prepaid. We demanded free breakfast but this hardly compensated for the situation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are dozens of restaurants and night spots in this districts, mostly very charming.

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Review of Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg (Ex Jules)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AnnaMarieDoc23
Business
Milwaukee
Mar 13, 2014

Opera area

The hotel location was perfect for what I needed it for. I missed my flight and had to find a hotel quickly. This was a 10 minute walk to the opera which is where the bus picked me up. Otherwise loved that it had a bath tub. Internet was not very strong.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pittsburgh, Pa
Nov 9, 2010

Pretty Nice Place

Hotel Jules is a simple but elegant kind of place. The rooms and general decor are very stylish. Further, the staff was always superbly friendly and helpful. All and all, i'd definitely stay there again. The location is also pretty nice. Its right below montmarte, which is a cool place but not one i'd want to stay in (pigalle is a little shifty at night IMO) and right above halle/opera which has great shopping and eating. I was very pleased with the location, overall. My only criticism is that wifi is only free the first day, then 9EU for cellular devices/22EU for computers per day. That is seriously my only criticism. Great place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Alright, if you want the best in terms of take away food starting from the Hotel Jules, walk south on Rue de Montmarte until you hit Rue de Reaumur, then walk east until you hit Rue de Petits Carreaux (on the right). Every place i ate there was amazing. There's chocolate, pastries, sandwiches, sit down, take out, wine, everything. Petits Carreaux was not on any of the paris maps i saw, but great.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Silver Spring, MD
Sep 21, 2010

Excellent Hotel and location in Paris!

This was our first trip to Paris, and we lucked out on the hotel! A beautiful, spacious room (we got a deluxe room), with a great view of Rue Lafayette. Styling was very cool, sort of 1960's "Mod". I liked it. The front desk staff were more than helpful with restaurant tips (there are so many in the area), and helped when our ride didn't show up for our return home. This hotel was a block from the Metro (Le Peletier), and a few more blocks to other stops. About 3 blocks from the "Gallery Lafayette", the fashion shopping center for Paris. It is like going to Macy's in New York! You could see the Sacre Ceur from the north facing streets, very nice! I would suggest going to the little store (out of the hotel, take a left, then another left) for water, soda and snacks, their prices fit better on a budget if you are in Paris for a while. (I DID use the mini bar, too) All in all, an excellent hotel! Clean (friendly housekeeping staff), great location, and a breakfast to die for! (I miss the croissants and bread already!) The Bar was also great, perfect Mojitos, and great Champagne on Saturday night, on the street, it was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Au Petit Richie - 25, rue Le Peletier. This was the BEST meal I had in Paris. FABULOUS food, outstanding service, and great prices! I suggest dressing a bit, though, I showed up in jeans, and felt underdressed, although other tourists were dressed similarly, the "Locals" were dressed.

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Review of Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg (Ex Jules)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frequent Paris traveller
Business
Philadelphia
May 12, 2010

good option for Paris

Pick a bigger room, you'll be more comfortable... Good location, clean, nice design. Take a pass of breakfast, lots of options nearby, the hotel's B-fast room is in the basement, small, crowded and with poor service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

near Printemps and Galeries Lafayette

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Review of Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg (Ex Jules)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Millin
Business
Miami USA
Jan 16, 2010

Fundamentally expensive.

The Hotel was OK. Great if we had expend about 200 euros a night. We we did expend about 300 and for that amount it is lacking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
iowa city, ia
Jan 13, 2010

nice and clean

the hotel is pretty nice. the rooms are small, very small, but clean and nicely decorated. Caveat: we got a great, heavily discounted rate on the room. I think i would feel very differently about the experience if i had paid full price. On the positive side of things: the breakfast is good, and there is a metro stop just a block away. On the negative side: the advertised fitness room does not exist (it is just an empty hotel room), and the front desk only selectively answers the phone. bottom line: a good deal if you are paying the (very much) discounted rate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AJM
Business
Austin, Texas, USA
Jan 7, 2010

Disappointed

It's hard not to start out with the bad news that I was bitten by bed bugs during my stay (Room 417.) I noticed a few on one arm early on, but convinced myself that they must be spider bites. But when I got more, my suspicion grew, and upon my return home I googled and found confirmation online that indeed my bites were bed bug bites. I only had about a dozen so that's good, and I confirmed it prior to unpacking, but I have spent much time and effort now trying to make sure I didn't bring any bugs or larva home with me. I have my shoes and many of my clothes from the trip still "quarantined" and every new itch causes me a little panic. I waited to write this review in hopes of getting an apology or something, but the email I wrote six days ago to the hotel and the managing company hasn't been acknowledged.Other than that :/ it was an unremarkable stay at an adequate hotel. A single stop metro station is within a very short walk and there are several bistros and a couple small groceries very close by. The bed (other than the bites) was very comfortable. Found the street noise to be tolerable for a city when the windows were closed and heard very little noise through the walls, but the noise coming from the hallway was a bit much (travel with ear plugs!) Also problems with cigarette somke in the halls coming from non-smoking rooms. Had some trouble with a shower head but [...]l had it taken care of right away. Complained upon arrival that there was no clock in the room and no full length mirror. The desk clerk brought me a small mirror and I was told that the TV had a clock. The only way to tell time was to go through the menu options on the TV and pull up the wake up call feature which had the time. Later learned that some tv models had a clock on the base/face of the unit. While I appreciated getting the small mirror, it wouldn't have cost them but a small percentage of what I paid for the room to buy and provide me with a full length mirror and a cheap clock. Had I found a store that sold these items I would have bought them myself.The breakfast was fine. Scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, cereal, bread, croissant (with and without chocolate), fruit, yogurt, coffee, juices, etc. Mine was included with the price of the room so don't know if I would have paid for this service otherwise.The neighborhood felt safe and was not too busy or congested but lively enough to be interesting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Don't try to go to one major museum on a day when another major museum is closed...everyone will be in line. Waited 3 hours at the Orsay. Wear comfortable shoes! And don't worry about packing nice clothes for dressing up for dinner because you'll be too tired from a day of sightseeing to even bother :) Take a full english/french dictionary if you have any interest in trying to speak French - the phrase books aren't adequate to get the job done. Sleeping pills really helped me get my sleep cycle reset.

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Review of Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg (Ex Jules)

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Houston, TX
Dec 13, 2009

Getaway without the kids

My wife had only one request when choosing a hotel in Paris - that it have a treadmill. This was quite important to my wife as she is training for a marathon. The primary reason we chose the Hotel Jules was to utilize their fitness room [...]. While small, the fitness room had a treadmill that my wife requested. When we arrived the person at the front desk explained that the fitness room was unavailable and had been for some time. He also stated that he was not sure when it would be available again. Needless to say, this did not make my wife happy which in turn did not make me happy and definitely negatively impacted our entire vacation. Therefore we would not recommend this hotel.[...] I could understand this if the fitness room was closed temporarily - a week or two for unforeseen circumstances. However, when discussing this with the front desk person this fitness has been shut for the recent past and will be shut for an indefinite period of time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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