Hotel Austins Arts et Metiers ★★★

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Check-in: Feb 21, 2016 Check-out: Feb 22, 2016

Way too expensive for two single ladies for a long weekend in Paris

Would not recommend Wed, May 30, 2012
Staff friendly and courteous, but minimally helpful with concierge services and watched without offer of help as we struggled with heavy luggage. Still figuring out how to get around Paris from hotel on our 3rd night, still finding out about hotel amenities (and we know Paris a little) - an orientation to services would have been helpful. Hotel makes a big deal of being "green" and they have a sign up in bathroom on how to re-use towels. Then, they provided pink toilet paper, whose dye was not kind to ladies' delicate areas AND washed the towels (twice) that we had left hanging up, per hotel instructions, so that they could be re-used. A complaint: is the 14 euros we were charged for "booking" an airport shuttle. It took the front desk guy about 2 minutes. As we were traveling together, the extra $7.00 charge was really over the top. This should not even be a charge. Next time I will stay in an apartment!

Time saver

It is a straight shot from the hotel down to the river, but if you don't know how, you will get hopelessly lost. Which is never a bad thing in Paris. . .

| Moraga, California Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Girlfriends' Week in Paris

Would recommend Wed, May 23, 2012
I don't know how you do flights and hotel (6 nights) in Paris with quality and inexpensively, but we did it and thanks for the arrangements. The hotel was several blocks away from the Seine but we stayed in a neighborhood in the Marais district and it was fabulous. Very good locale for meeting locals and living like a Parisian.

| North Carolina Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Grerat place to stay in Paris

Would recommend Wed, Sep 14, 2011
The hotel is very clean, the staff very friendly and helpful, and the location is great (a five-minute walk to Pompideau and right next to the metro). The breakfast is outstanding. I highly recommend the hotel to anyone planning a visit to Paris.

Time saver

Get the pass for the museums in order to avoid long lines and potentially save money.

| Fort Wayne, IN, USA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Awesome Time

Would recommend Tue, Aug 23, 2011
Went on Holiday and Had a blast! The hotel is a block or so from Le Marais. The Metro is right out side the door. Minuets to get to Notre Dame. This was a great Hotel for its price. The only Fault, they charge if you want to have a guest spend the night. but other than that I highly recommend it! Will love to stay there again.

Nightlife hint

Walk down Rue De Temple and you'll find all the Night life you want.

| New York, NY, USA Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great Paris hotel

Would recommend Mon, May 30, 2011
Very friendly and welcoming staff, modern room with many nice features, in a convenient location in the Marais but also very quiet. There was a computer in the lobby where we could check email (no charge). Best of all, they had a breakfast room that in addition to croissants and jam, also included hard-boiled eggs, cheese, yogurt and some fruit, which made it easier for me to eat gluten-free. There's always someone at the front desk, and they ask you to leave your key - so we didn't have to worry about losing it.

Time saver

The hotel front desk staff recommended taking the Roissy bus to get back to the Charles de Gaulle airport. It was an easy trip on the Metro - not too many stairs and just a few stops - but make sure to get your Roissy bus ticket before exiting the Opera metro station. They only have an automated machine at the bus stop and it doesn't take paper money and our magnetic strip credit cards didn't work in the machine. Most French credit cards use a chip (une puce) instead of a magnetic strip, and so U.S. cards didn't work in some vending machines. Luckily they did work at the ATM.

| Rochester NY Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Excellent 3 Star Hotel

Would recommend Sun, Feb 27, 2011
Four day get-away with my wife. We are both experienced European travelers. This had all the necessities including a great breakfast and internet access. It was clean, the service good, and it was right next to the Metro and some cafe's. We got all over town from there without a problem. Exceeded my expectations of a 3-star hotel. Windows were tight so the noise was not a problem at night. We would definitely go again.

Money saver

Use the Metro. It's easy, fast and cheap. You'll get more done on the trip and not get savaged by cab fares. This hotel is right next to the Metro.

| Narragansett, RI Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Not Recommended

Would not recommend Tue, Oct 19, 2010
This hotel is close to a bad area of Paris. When we got there, the cab driver told us to call him if anything happened. We checked in but we were smarter now since this happened to us in Italy before. We asked to see the room first and true enough, it was small, cramped, not dirty but could be better and the walls were thin and we could hear sounds from every angle. We went down and declined to stay. We observed some gangs hanging around outside the hotel as well and we did not feel comfortable. Hotel said they would have to charge us and I said Bullocks and we called a cab. The cab driver came and was quick to tell us to jump in as he did not want to be carjacked. Plus, there was a cop van with lights on trying to see if he can scare away the gangs loitering around. If you are a light sleeper, forget it. Overall, it would be best to pick name brand hotels with 4 star and above if you want to have a comfortable stay. Otherwise, if you are on a budget and just want a place to sleep, this might work...

| Seattle, WA Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

VERY HAPPY WITH CONDITION AND LOCATION

Would recommend Sun, Oct 10, 2010
LOVED IT ALL

| NEW YORK, NY Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Basic, Clean, Small rooms, Poor service

Would not recommend Mon, Sep 27, 2010
Nice location, Clean rooms, quiet rooms, no noise Rooms quite small, receptionists unfriendly.

Shopping hint

Saturdaynight dining/drinking in le Marais, Sunday shopping and lunch in le Marais!!

| Amsterdam Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Don't be fooled like I was!

Would not recommend Fri, Aug 27, 2010
I used the reviews to book this room and boy was I wrong in doing that! Wrong room type -my wife and I stayed in sep single beds. There was a loud rumbeling sound every 30 min or so, window overlooked a dirty alley way, don't try and get two people with a suit case in the elevator!!! Under sheets were very discusting dark hair inside... I didn't feel safe with my belongings in the room as we had to give up our key each time we left! If you drive expect that your car will be parked 3-4 blocks away in a public parking structure for 25 euros per day. Bring some ear plugs!! Oh and good luck with the wifi!

| Temecula, CA Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5