$78 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 5, 2015

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.

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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
  • 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
  • Les Halles: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Louvre Museum - Beaubourg: 1.4 mi
  • Carrousel du Louvre: 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

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NJ
Sep 14, 2009

Watch your money !!!

We stayed there for a 7 nights.Room was very small with just coffee maker and hair dryer no iron for the clothes.Service was OK however they need learn how to knock to the door.They just want to get in without knocking first.The worse part was that 200$ was missing from the safe after talking to manager(that was maybe 24 years old) he said that there is only one thing that he can do for us witch is calling the police that was 400 ft away from hotel. Not a I`m sorry or here it`s a free breakfast or something like that.Will not go to the same hotel ever!For more deatels you can e mail me at [@]

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

buy passes for a metro and musseum will cost you 70 euros for each for a week

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Executive Surfer
Business
CA
Apr 27, 2011

Holiday Inn Gare de l'est - a match box

We stayed one night and booked a USD 450 "executive room" which turned out to be a glorified match box dated and stinking of smoke! If you need a hotel room of "executive" quality dont be fooled by the Holiday Inn! Street noise was disgusting....

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Frequent Traveler from US
Business
Chicago, Illinois
Sep 9, 2014

Small and Old hotel - Do not stay here

I don't recommend this hotel. It is small and far from the happening areas of Paris. You are better off staying at the Holiday Inn in the Latin Quarter which is walking distance to Notre Dame and all the restaurants/cafes and shops.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
France is just OK, nothing special
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Iggy
Business
Miami, Fl
May 13, 2009

Paris: Prime location

We didn't stay much at the hotel. We just needn't a place to rest and store our stuff. The receptionist was extremely friendly but housekeeping wasn't that nice. She actually woke us up and when asked if she could come back later, she handed us towels, took the garbage and said she couldn't. Well, all in all, I would stay in that hotel again due to its central location. Right across from the metro. I do have to mention that breakfast was quite expensive 15 euros.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Use the metro. It is cheapt transportation. 24 euros for the whole week and ask directions from the information counter. If you can walk, then I don't recommend renting a car.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ggb
Business
upstate NY
May 22, 2009

Good location.

Very well located, handy to everything. Nice,clean Hotel but room very small and bit cheap with the bathroom supplies. Two tiny bars of soap on the first day but nothing thereafter. A/C didn't work.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Very handy to all forms of transportation (bus,metro and train)Charles deGaule airport 35 minutes by Metro. Buy Bus/Metro pass for Euro 5.50 per day, get off / on where,when you want. We think best way to see Paris.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
debanded
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Jacksonville, FL
Jul 21, 2010

Great Location, small rooms

Great location, subway entrance right outside the hotel door which means you can get anywhere in Paris relatively easy. Hotel rooms were small, but not uncommon in Paris. Staff was helpful.

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

Business

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