$121 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 6, 2015 Check-out: Mar 7, 2015

Grand Hotel Francais

3 stars
View map of 223 Boulevard Voltaire, Paris, 75011

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
29 reviews
The Grand Hotel

Wonderful staff and great property. Close to the metro, so going anywhere is easy. Zyad and Vanessa... See full review

  • Markus and Mic
  • Oct 17, 2014
Romantic long weekend in Paris

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the end of November 2013 and could have not chosen a... See full review

  • Suvi and Mark
  • Dec 5, 2013
Sophisticated rooms on the Place de la Nation

From its striking historical façade to its modern interior, Grand Hotel Francais is a marriage of old and new Paris. The boutique property on Place de la Nation appears to be vintage inside and out, but the sleek furniture and technological updates in rooms--especially the hydro jet showers--indicate the hotel has kept up with the times. A daily buffet covers quintessential French breakfast favorites, including pain au chocolat and croissants.

Rooms

A sleek urban look characterizes rooms at Grand Hotel Francais, which favor dark wood furniture, oversized prints on drapes and structured sconces. Framed prints of New York landmarks--like Grand Central Station--play up the metropolitan aesthetic, which contrasts with the building's vintage façade. Of particular interest are the spa-quality bathrooms that incorporate sandstone, stainless steel hydro jet shower heads and bowl sinks. Basics cover free Wi-Fi, soft slippers, mini bar with free soft drinks and air conditioning.

Highlights
  • Place de la Nation hotel with modern décor and spa-like bathrooms
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Free Wi-Fi and soft drinks
  • Close to Place de la Bastille
Location

Grand Hotel Francais sits on Place de la Nation, one of the city's major crossroads and near Place de la Bastille, where the 14th century prison once held French revolutionaries.

Dining

Breakfast at Grand Hotel Francais comprises an inviting spread of pain au chocolat, brioche, croissants and the famous French baguette.

Transportation
  • Paris-Orly Airport (8.8 mi/14.1 km)
  • Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (13.3 mi/21.5 km)
Attractions
  • Place de la Bastille (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Notre Dame Cathedral (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • The Sorbonne and Latin Quarter (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Centre Georges Pompidou (2.2mi/3.5 km)
  • The Louvre (2.5 mi/4.1 km)
  • Tuileries Gardens (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Musee D'Orsay (3 mi/4.9 km)
  • Eiffel Tower (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • Sacre Coeur and Montmartre (3.3 mi/5.2km)
  • Champs-Elysées (3.5 mi/5.7 km)
  • Les Invalides (3.6 mi/5.7 km)
  • Versailles (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Grand Hotel Francais Rooms

Double Room for 1 or 2 people:10 m2
Flat screen TV (50cm) with TNT, Canal+, Canal Satellite, CNN, TVE, RAI, ZDF, Eurosport... En suite with hydro jet shower or relaxing bath HANSGROHE, a stratified hydro basin pice of furniture, floors in Sandstone and earthenware all heights with friezes and lacquered ceilings. Large double bed -140x190, Laptop Safe, Small Wardrobe, Mini bar with free soft drinks, Slippers, Free WIFI, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, no Balcony. Small area, is suitable for short-stay.
Superior Double Room for 2 people :13m2
Superior Double Room for 2 people 13m2 Flat screen TV (50cm) with TNT, Canal+, Canal sat, CNN, TVE, RAI, ZDF, Eurosport... En suite with Hydro jet Shower or relaxing Bath HANSGROHE, a stratified hydro basin pice of furniture, Floor in sandstone and earthenware all heights with friezes and lacquered ceilings Large double bed -160x190, larger space, 2 Wardrobes, Welcome Drinks, Laptop Safe, Mini bar with free soft drinks, Slippers, Free WIFI, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Balcony ON REQUEST (only available for a few rooms).

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Room service
Services
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Place de la Nation: 0.4 mi
  • Marché d’Aligre: 0.6 mi
  • Père-Lachaise Cemetery: 0.6 mi
  • Gare de Lyon train station: 0.8 mi
  • Promenade Plantée: 0.9 mi
  • Opéra Bastille: 0.9 mi
  • Porte de Vincennes: 1 mi
  • Place de la Bastille: 1 mi
  • Cinémathèque Française: 1.1 mi
  • Canal de l'Ourcq: 1.1 mi
  • Maison de Victor Hugo: 1.1 mi
  • Place des Vosges: 1.2 mi
  • Bercy Village: 1.3 mi
  • Gare d'Austerlitz train station: 1.3 mi
  • Carnavalet Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Place de la Nation: 0.4 mi
  • Marché d’Aligre: 0.6 mi
  • Père-Lachaise Cemetery: 0.6 mi
  • Gare de Lyon train station: 0.8 mi
  • Promenade Plantée: 0.9 mi
  • Opéra Bastille: 0.9 mi
  • Porte de Vincennes: 1 mi
  • Place de la Bastille: 1 mi
  • Cinémathèque Française: 1.1 mi
  • Canal de l'Ourcq: 1.1 mi
  • Maison de Victor Hugo: 1.1 mi
  • Place des Vosges: 1.2 mi
  • Bercy Village: 1.3 mi
  • Gare d'Austerlitz train station: 1.3 mi
  • Carnavalet Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Parc de Belleville: 1.4 mi
  • Jewish quarter: 1.4 mi
  • Musée Picasso: 1.4 mi
  • National Library of France: 1.4 mi
  • Palais de la Porte Doree: 1.4 mi
  • Rue des Rosiers : 1.5 mi
  • Jardin des Plantes: 1.5 mi
  • Ile St.-Louis: 1.6 mi
  • Arab World Institute: 1.6 mi
  • Memorial de la Shoah: 1.6 mi
  • Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University: 1.6 mi
  • Rue de Rivoli: 1.7 mi
  • Mosquee de Paris: 1.8 mi
  • Arènes de Lutèce: 1.8 mi
  • Hotel de Ville: 1.8 mi
  • Centre Georges Pompidou: 1.8 mi
  • Notre Dame de Paris : 1.9 mi
  • Place Igor-Stravinsky: 1.9 mi
  • Notre Dame Cathedral: 1.9 mi
  • Marais Quarter: 1.9 mi
  • Place de la Contrescarpe: 1.9 mi
  • Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers: 2 mi
  • Théâtre de la Ville: 2 mi
  • Rue Mouffetard: 2 mi
  • Lycée Henri-IV: 2 mi
  • Parc des Buttes Chaumont: 2 mi
  • Châtelet - Les Halles: 2 mi
  • Canal Saint-Martin: 2 mi
  • Panthéon: 2.1 mi
  • Conciergerie: 2.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:30 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (29)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Hotel Francais

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.3

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Markus and Mic
Business
San Francisco
Oct 17, 2014

The Grand Hotel

Wonderful staff and great property. Close to the metro, so going anywhere is easy. Zyad and Vanessa at the front desk were great. Upgraded us to a bigger room when they realized the standard room would be too small for us with all of our bags (we were traveling for a month). These two were the nicest Parisians we met during our entire trip. They made our experience a memorable one. Merci.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

L'écailler du bistrot. Seafood. Get the platter. You won't ever forget this meal. Just go!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
verde
Business
allentown, pa
Feb 8, 2014

Elevator and room phone was out of order...

This boutique hotel is clean and nice though room is very tiny even they upgraded our room. But here is Paris, have to understand it. Even though, room phone was our of order so we never used it to call outside for our staying, and elevator was out of order often so we had to go down thru narrow stairs from 6th floor with big our luggage bags when we checked out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Suvi and Mark
Business
Kent, England
Dec 5, 2013

Romantic long weekend in Paris

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the end of November 2013 and could have not chosen a better hotel to stay in Paris. We stayed for 3 nights in one of the Superior rooms. The rooms are not huge (as expected in Paris), but they are tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable. I am a very sensitive sleeper and often have trouble sleeping in hotels (I travel a lot for business), but had no problems in this hotel. What really sets this hotel apart is service. From the moment we arrived, the service was outstanding. Everyone in the hotel is very friendly and happy to help. They even provide a list of local restaurant recommendations. We tried a few of these and were not disappointed. The hotel is located a bit further away from the main tourist attractions, but they are easily reached by metro. If you want to explore the city by foot, it is not impossible from the hotel. We walked to Notre Dame and it was a pleasant walk even though I am seven months pregnant. The neighbourhood around the hotel is also worth exploring and there are a number of really good restaurants and bars available. You definitely get more authentic dining experience here than in the places aimed at tourists. This was my 3rd time in Paris and I much preferred this hotel and location to my previous two stays. We will be staying again in this hotel when we next visit Paris.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are a number of good restaurants a short walk away from the hotel on Rue De Montreuil. We would especially recommend Tintilou and Au P'tit Panisse.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Charles Morrison
Business
Spokane, Wa
Sep 30, 2013

couple short term traveling Europe

Creat. Visited France 25 years aho and vowed never to go back because or rudeness making visiting difficult. Went back because wife wanted to. Totally different experience largely due to hotel staff. Extremely helpful from first arrival with clear and accurate advice on sites, subway, places to eat. Room was small but whats new? hotel is not luxury but clean,comfortable, accessible and great friendly staff. Can't wait to return to France and will stay at this hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Subway and walk will get you anywhere simply!

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Neal W
Business
New York City
Jan 8, 2013

Not central

The hotel was fine. The problem was it was in the far eastern part of the city, and I thought I was bookinging a hotel near the Republic station. The room was small and the elevator was very slow. Staff was friendly. They gave us a sheet of recommended restaurants in the area and the place we walked to was out of business, so the sheet was a little out of date.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nicola and georgia
Business
derby england
Dec 22, 2012

a french delight

If you're going to paris then stay here! Its typically french with its homely atmosphere winding staircases and probably the cleanest hotel I've ever been in. Its a bit of french luxury and I'd stay here next time. Great for getting into the city and to the airport. I can't fault this hotel at all

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a great little supermarket just across the road to buy your drinks much cheaper

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jrisko
Business
Binghamton, ny
Jun 10, 2012

Clean, great staff, on metro

Very clean, comfortable, balcony, personable staff, on metro line, no breakfast though

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Florida Charles
Business
San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nov 19, 2011

Best bang for buck

Stayed here to two weeks in early November. Staff is helpful and accommodating. Located near a couple of metro stations make it easily accessible. Far enough from the heart of Paris to avoid the crowds but a quick metro ride to visit the main tourist attractions. Would definitely stay here again in the future. Close to a couple of BNP Paribas ATMs which are associated with BofA for a 1% ATM fee vs STD 3% with credit cards. Only drawback was spotty wifi which is free.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
North Carolina
Jun 6, 2011

Extremely Guest Friendly Hotel

As non-French-speaking persons, the wife and I were most fortunate in booking this hotel for a four-night stay. Every front-desk staff/management person not only spoke English, but were greatly knowledgeable on where to dine, how to travel(Metro, Line 1 gets you to city center), what time to leave for the airport, how to best see the city (Hop On - Hop On Bus is the best). Our room was most adequate and offered first-class accomodations with daily maid service. The area is a twenty minute walk from Bastille Plaza and 10 minutes Nations Plaza. Walking around the area is a delight. Suggetion for those wanting out of the noise and congestion of city center: stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

So little time; so many great restaurants nearby. Whatever the staff suggests for your dining desires, go with it.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Minneapolis
Jun 29, 2010

Wonderful manager

The manager was very welcoming. He was willing to answer any questions and offered assistance whenever asked.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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