$126 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 21, 2014 Check-out: Sep 22, 2014

Holiday Inn PARIS - GARE DE L'EST

4 stars
5 Rue Du 8 Mai 45, 75010 PARIS, Paris, 75010
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
45 reviews
Great night's sleep

Great location, clean, as good as hotels twice the price. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Dec 5, 2010
quite agreeable

Perfect location, friendly service, room size as usual in Paris quite small. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 3, 2010
With the Gare de L'Est -sorties- (exits) 4 and 5 leading right into this hotel, the Holiday Inn Paris - Gare de l'Est is understandably in demand. The balconied exterior reflects the grandeur of the 19th century railway station opposite, while rooms have been brought into the 21st century with contemporary light fixtures and flashes of red on the walls. Internet, secretarial and courier services are all on hand for business travel, while families can save a few Euros as kids eat free here. Drink in the atmosphere - and the local red wines - at the Lobby Bar, beneath original stained glass windows, while planning your days and nights ahead in the City of Light.
Key facts
  • 200 guestrooms
  • 20 suites
  • Business center
  • 5 meeting rooms
  • 8 floors
  • Pets allowed (with deposit)
  • Lobby Bar
  • Breakfast room
Neighborhood
The 10th arrondissement neighborhood which surrounds the Holiday Inn Paris - Gare de l'Est is transport-central because, in addition to Gare de l'Est across the street, major railway hub and Eurostar terminal Gare du Nord is less than a mile from the hotel. Wander along the nearby Canal Saint-Martin for choice Parisian restaurants, or stray a little further into Montmartre - home to the stunning Sacre-Coeur Basilica and the famous red windmill of nightclub Moulin Rouge - situated just over a mile from the hotel.
Hints and tips
Note that if you wish to avoid passing train noise, ask for a room above the seventh floor or one that does not overlook the street.

Dining options are numerous, but for home-cooked Italian penne and filetto, try Piccola Italia - close to Gard de Nord - for unpretentious eats and a genuine family-run atmosphere.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

48.8759 2.3586
Nearby airports
Paris Orly, (ORY), 20.00, KM, S; Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, (CDG), 26.00, KM, NE;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Dining
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
In room movies
Temperature control
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Gare de l'Est train station: 0.1 mi
  • Canal Saint-Martin: 0.2 mi
  • Gare du Nord train station: 0.3 mi
  • Marais Quarter: 0.3 mi
  • Le Grand Rex: 0.6 mi
  • Folies Bergere: 0.6 mi
  • Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers: 0.6 mi
  • La Villette: 0.7 mi
  • Grands Boulevards: 0.8 mi
  • Paris Bourse: 0.9 mi
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris: 1 mi
  • Place des Victoires: 1.1 mi
  • Place des Abbesses: 1.1 mi
  • Centre Georges Pompidou: 1.1 mi
  • Place du Tertre: 1.1 mi
  • Gare de l'Est train station: 0.1 mi
  • Canal Saint-Martin: 0.2 mi
  • Gare du Nord train station: 0.3 mi
  • Marais Quarter: 0.3 mi
  • Le Grand Rex: 0.6 mi
  • Folies Bergere: 0.6 mi
  • Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers: 0.6 mi
  • La Villette: 0.7 mi
  • Grands Boulevards: 0.8 mi
  • Paris Bourse: 0.9 mi
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris: 1 mi
  • Place des Victoires: 1.1 mi
  • Place des Abbesses: 1.1 mi
  • Centre Georges Pompidou: 1.1 mi
  • Place du Tertre: 1.1 mi
  • Buttes Chaumont: 1.1 mi
  • Les Halles: 1.1 mi
  • Montmartre - Pigalle: 1.1 mi
  • Musée Picasso: 1.1 mi
  • Parc des Buttes Chaumont: 1.1 mi
  • Gare de Châtelet Les Halles: 1.2 mi
  • Boulevard des Capucines: 1.2 mi
  • Place Igor-Stravinsky: 1.2 mi
  • Galeries Lafayette: 1.2 mi
  • Parc de Belleville: 1.2 mi
  • Opera: 1.2 mi
  • Théâtre Mogador: 1.3 mi
  • Garnier Palace: 1.3 mi
  • Jewish quarter: 1.3 mi
  • Café de la Paix: 1.3 mi
  • Avenue de l'Opéra: 1.3 mi
  • Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra National de Paris: 1.3 mi
  • Carnavalet Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Châtelet - Les Halles: 1.3 mi
  • Rue des Rosiers : 1.3 mi
  • Hotel de Ville: 1.3 mi
  • Palais-Royal: 1.3 mi
  • Aquaboulevard: 1.3 mi
  • Moulin Rouge: 1.3 mi
  • Rue de Rivoli: 1.3 mi
  • Printemps : 1.4 mi
  • Théâtre de la Ville: 1.4 mi
  • Samaritaine: 1.4 mi
  • Lycée Condorcet: 1.4 mi
  • Olympia: 1.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 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 (45)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn PARIS - GARE DE L'EST

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
45 out of 45
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.8

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DIB
Houston
Sep 8, 2009

Paris Engagement Trip

Great Location to Subway, Hotel Employees were very friendly and spoke english. Rooms are definately small(very small but we were out and about most of the time so we only needed a place to rest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The subway is the best means of transportation and The subway has a major junction literaly steps from the hotel and this junction practically takes you anywhere you want to go throughtout paris. Very big plus.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
ca
Sep 2, 2009

family/budget vacation

staff is friendly did not explain the trip for excursions tour very well

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

subway take you every where

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Review of Holiday Inn PARIS - GARE DE L'EST

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles
Aug 25, 2009

My Experience in Paris

The hotel is in a great location. I enjoyed that it was not right in the middle of all the tourist areas but it was close enough to get everywhere. I do not recommend walking to the tourist part such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre-Dame because you'll do enough walking at walking at each location. Take the Metro everywhere, it's fast and simple. The hotel was clean and employees were friendly. They have happy hour a few hours a day. Everyone speaks English. There are restaurants, bakeries, and markets around the hotel. I was in Paris 5 days and was able to go to visit all the tourist areas including Versailles. Everything is pretty close to each other. For example the Louvre is next to the Osay, Jardin De Tuleries, Place De La Concord and Madeline. The only place that was about 45 minutes away(but worth it) was Chateau Versaille. On the way to Versaille you can see the mini statue of liberty along the river. Everything is pretty expensice in Paris so I thought the price is pretty reasonable.

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

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Glasgow, Scotland
Aug 24, 2009

Good value for money

The rooms are very clean and modern, but very much on the small side! The hotel staff were very friendly - there was a cot in our room when we arrived late at night, the receptionist quickly arranged for the barman to move it as there were no other staff available! They were more than happy to give us directions several times and could not have been more helpful. We stayed 4 nights and used the open top bus to get around as it was our first visit to Paris. The stop is just around the corner from the entrance, which was very handy. However, the area around the hotel was not very appealing at night, but the Metro stop is literally at the front door. Also loved the fact that there were foreign sockets built in - no need for travel adapters - genius!!

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

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Tampa, FL
Aug 17, 2009

the bad

pre paid for two rooms (one adult and one child in each room) but had to stay without AC(in one room)for three nights even after complaining/requesting at reception over and over. Very disappointed. I chose this hotel due to the location because train comes from Zurich to Paris at Gare D L est station.

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

2
5.01.0
France is just OK, nothing special
Houston, Tx
Aug 14, 2009

Gare De L'Est

This hotel was decent, but by American standards, it was less than adequate. The hotel had some positives. It had a staff that spoke english and were friendly. The location was superb; it had two train stations nearby: Gare De L'est (which takes you to eastern Europe), and it had Gare De Nord (which takes you to northern Europe). The subway access was right in front of the hotel, and the subway in Paris is cheap and is great transportation. However, the restaurant was very tight like all of Europe. Real estate is scarce. Rooms are very small and have terrible A/C (Parisians, like most non-USA countries, don't believe in A/C) My wife and I had to ask for 3 different rooms because their rooms had terrible air compressors that wouldn't work. The last room we stayed in had decent A/C but very sub-par compared to the US standards. The elevators smelled, and would close after 2 seconds. (there were no sensors, so if there was more than one person getting in, forget it and take the next one, or you'll get smushed and it hurts.) They had no hotel restaurant only some breakfast buffet area. The breakfast wasn't very good, and there food wasn't hot, and drinks were not cold (like most of Paris), the only food you could eat was through room service(which included raw ham and beef, and just not very appetizing. Although, if from Paris, you might like that nastiness). The restaurants around the hotel were $$$$$$ as well. Basically, get ready to spend high dollar for food that is terrible. Bread and pastries in those restaurants were excellent, however. Also, the bed is very hard in the hotel room, unless you enjoy sleeping on rock hard beds, I don't recommend sleeping on them. All in all the hotel, was decent for what we paid and had great proximity to getting around the city. However, after visiting the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, etc........the people smell/smoke a lot, the food sucks (unless you're French), they have no A/C anywhere and I just don't think I will ever go back to France.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The best restaurant in that area, is a family-owned Italian restaurant that has excellent pizzas and lasagna. It's around 9 to 14 Euros and is only a 5 minute walk to the left of the hotel once you walk out of the hotel lobby. Very tasty, and good prices.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Dallas, TX
Aug 13, 2009

Great location, great price!

This hotel was in an excellent location! It is very close to the train station, and right in front of the metro line. Also, since the hotel was newly renovated, the rooms were spotless. The hotel had a modern look, and overall, I would highly recomend this hotel. Next time I visit Paris, I will definitly stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Bradenton, Fl.
Aug 13, 2009

Great location

The location of this hotel allowed us to walk or catch the metro to all the sight in the city. there were a wide variety of restaurants in the area, so meals were always available. The staff was great--warn and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

You are within short walking distance to the rail stations, and the metro is at the front door.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
debanded
Seattle,WA
Aug 1, 2009

Nice Place To Stay

Very Friendly Staff. Spoke English. Helped with tours. Room was small but very comfortable. Don't eat breakfast there not very good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

American Rest. right next door.

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Review of Holiday Inn PARIS - GARE DE L'EST

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 29, 2009

"Good location"

We stayed at this hotel for 8 nights. Gotta admit that the rooms look much bigger on the website, but in true reality they're very small. Very good location for the train system which allowed for us to be able to go pretty much all over PARIS!!! Breakfast at this hotel was not worth the money paid for. But overall I would have to say that it was ok. Not too bad, but not great!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

I would say definitely avoid taking a taxi from the airport, just take the train. If you could manage to buy the weekly pass, you will save money.

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