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Classics Hotel Paris Bastille

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had a wonderful time. Very hospitable! Friendly, professional & thorough! Highly recommended!

This hotel was less than a block away from the metro and it was convenient and safe to walk around. There is a farmers market every weekend and we had a great time there.

This small hotel in the Bastille region of Paris is very well located, just a small block away from the Metro and in the midst of a nice and lively neighborhood. It's price is reasonable and the services provided more than adequate. The staff are efficient, the rooms clean though, as in most three-star hotels, small. It is a good value for the price.

My room was ready when I checked in. The hotel staff during the day and at night were extremely helpful were very helpful. The cleaning staff showed up everyday during my stay and were friendly! I had twin beds in my room and they were very comfortable.

This hotel was reasonably priced compared to other Paris hotels. The room was small (typical for Paris), but nice, although the bathroom is a bit outdated. It's a great place to stay if you don't mind walking or taking the metro. There is a metro station close by, but we ended up walking the 10 minutes to the Bastille station instead. The neighborhood is wonderful on it's own, with lots of bars and places to eat and shop. The parking garage was a huge plus too, even with the extra charge.

One of the best experiences in life.... Very friendly, nice and helpful staff, really the most amazing we've ever seen! Great value and price, ten minutes bus route to the heart of Paris, nice coffee and dinner places close to it. The room was clean and nice, and the buffet breakfast great! Next time we go to Paris, we'll stay again in Classics Hotel Bastille...

I stayed at the Classics with my daughter for 6 days. I would recommend the superior room as the regular room too small for 2 people. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The night manager Alvoro was super great, he informed us of many things we didn't know, like getting the 69 bus to see the city as it stopped along the way, also bus 76. He helped us with our questions and concerns. Any questions and concerns were answered by all of the staff. The hotel was exceptionally clean and modern, no rugs, etc. The only complaint would be how many stops needed to get to the famous attractions, take the bus, saves alot of headache. The French people are wonderful and very helpful. Will go back many times

The hotel was more that we expected,plus the personal was great,the rooms are small like all the hotels in Paris but for us was a great choice and the location is great less than a block from the metro!!

This is a very nice hotel. The price is reasonable. The male staff was very helpful and went out of their way to do what they could to help with any issues that we had. The female conceirge was not too friendly or helpful. Overall, I would stay here again if I returned to Paris.

Convenient to the Metro with links to the train stations and airports. Plenty of restaurant and bistro choices in the neighborhood, with numerous places for carry-out meals or snacks, including a grocery on the next block. Within walking distance of many sites and museums. The staff was super helpful with recommendations for dining and directions on how to get anywhere.

Tha Classics was exactly what we expected....far enough away from the city centre to feel as if we were staying in a Parisian community, but close enough to everything to be in the midst of it all within ten minutes by Metro. The rooms were clean and well-maintained, the breakfast more than adequate, and the staff exceedingly friendly and helpful.

I decided to go to Paris by myself and did not want to spend too much money. Well this hotel hit the spot. It is a very good 3 star hotel that is a 3+ and was less expensive than a lot of other hotels (note: this review is written from a point of view that this is a 3 star hotel - if you want a 4 or 5 star hotel, you should stay somewhere else and, of course, pay more)....I found the staff to be very helpful and the service to be very good. The people at the front desk spoke very good English and were helpful with tourist advice. They gave me a map with tourist sites and subway information and always willing to explain things to me....Sure the rooms are small but this is Europe and everything is small....The area where the hotel is located is noisy but it is a decent neighborhood that is safe with amarket on the block and nearby restaurants. The hotel is not located in the tourist areas but it is .5 blocks away from the Metro and once you are on the Metro you can go anywhere you want with no problem....The internet works and was helpful (although itneeds to be reset every hour and goes out periodically but good enough for me especially for a non-business hotel)...The breakfast was fine and consisted of croissants and slices of ham /salami and cereal and coffee and juice...I went in April when the weather was cool. However it is important to note that I did not see an air conditoner so if you are planning on staying in the summer and want a/c you should call the hotel to ask them about that (maybe there was an a/c or the heater converted to one but I did not see it and did not figure it out - I also did not ask about it)

This is a delightful small hotel tucked midblock into a slice of Paris life, abundant with boulangeries, brasseries, fresh fruit, candy (MM-M), apparel, wine, half a block from the Metro, 20 meters to a bus stop. Walkable to the Pierre La Chase Cemetary and the Bastille. Staff professional, friendly and helpful - breakfast, French coffee with all the necessary accoutrements, good fresh rolls and charcuterie, fromage, beurre, fresh fruit, croissants, chocolate filled pastries, nutella, jams, cereal, yoplait natural from 6am to 10am. My windows opened into a tall enclosed courtyard, from which my mornings began with the chattering and chirping of the many small birds in the trees and shrubs below. Rooms were spare, but quite functional - very clean and welcoming. Comfortable beds. Hot water was instant and abundant. Rates very reasonable. Special notes for the exquisite Algerian Brasserie next door - excellent lamb, duck, steak, couscous, wines - very reasonable; the Rouge Lime on the corner, great Steak Tartare and pomme fritts; Malac around the corner and home of an annual grape festival in the fall. Next trip back, I will most assuredly book a room at the Hotel Classic Bastille at Rue de Charonne.

This hotel was very pleasant! We took the train and subway to get to the hotel (Metro: Charonne). The hotel staff was very nice, esp the night shift. They gave us suggestions for trips and were very helpful. The room was smaller than the a regular American hotel room but very clean and the bathroom was nice and new with a tub. The breakfast was much better than I expected and delicious--good variety too. The area around the hotel is ok with lots of bakeries and shops. I would definitely come back here and recommend this hotel to anyone. Overall it was a good price, good area, clean and BF is included! Book this place!

I tried to check in, quite exhausted from my flight at 1330 hours. I approached the front deak and simply stated that I had a reservation. The heavy-set clerk on duty raised his voice as though annoyed that I was speaking English and said, "What is youyr name?" I told him and then told him to calm down as there was no reason to sound so annoyed." He then replied, "I will show you where you can store your luggae for 30 minutes." I asked him what he meant and he stated that check in was only permitted at 1400 hours. He was extremely rude. The hotel room, although small was comfortable. There was no way that they gave me a double bed, however. They had pushed two single beds together that were very skinny and since they were each separately fitted with small sheets that were tucked in each bed, even if I had wanted to sleep using both beds, it would not have been possible. The beds were also very thin. The hotel is nowhere near the Marais/Bastille area of Paris as they advertise. In fact, you have to take a Metro a few stops in order to visit bars in the Marais area. The sites of Paris also require several Metro changes and Metro trains were packed although they operate frequently. The hotel advertises that you can walk to several of the tourist sites... I suppose you could... of course, you could also walk to Rome from Madrid if you wanted to as well! On a positive note, the clerk working at 0630 hours when I checked out was wonderful. He was friendly and even offered to let me eat breakfast early since I had to leave so early and breakfast was not usually served until 9am. He could not have been warmer. The clerk with the attitude I described earlier came on duty at 0700 hours and relieved the nice clerk. Luckily, I left at 0700 so I did not have to deal with him again. One final note, the hotel rooms are tiny and more like a hostel. The hallways were very noisey with people coming and going all night long with doors slamming.

131 Rue De Charonne Paris Paris

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Opera Bastille and Place des Vosges
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in 11th Arrondissement, Classics Hotel Paris Bastille is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Opera Bastille and Place des Vosges. The 35 rooms at this 3-star hotel include coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, and premium bedding. Located in central Paris, the hotel is also near Notre Dame Cathedral and Galeries Lafayette.


Dining

For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

Classics Hotel Paris Bastille's 35 soundproofed rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.


Property features

Classics Hotel Paris Bastille features free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and express check-in. Self parking is available for EUR 22 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Comfort Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Classics Hotel Paris Bastille

Everyone (1) Couples (7) Family (2) Other (5)
5
Everyone

Had a wonderful time. Very hospitable! Friendly, professional & thorough! Highly recommended!

By , from Eugene, OR 97405 on Apr 30, 2017

5

great hotel

Couples

This hotel was less than a block away from the metro and it was convenient and safe to walk around. There is a farmers market every weekend and we had a great time there.

By on Sep 24, 2015

4

excellent location and good service

Singles

This small hotel in the Bastille region of Paris is very well located, just a small block away from the Metro and in the midst of a nice and lively neighborhood. It's price is reasonable and the services provided more than adequate. The staff are efficient, the rooms clean though, as in most three-star hotels, small. It is a good value for the price.

By on Feb 20, 2015

3

nice stay

Singles

My room was ready when I checked in. The hotel staff during the day and at night were extremely helpful were very helpful. The cleaning staff showed up everyday during my stay and were friendly! I had twin beds in my room and they were very comfortable.

By on Dec 2, 2014

3

paris weekend

Couples

This hotel was reasonably priced compared to other Paris hotels. The room was small (typical for Paris), but nice, although the bathroom is a bit outdated. It's a great place to stay if you don't mind walking or taking the metro. There is a metro station close by, but we ended up walking the 10 minutes to the Bastille station instead. The neighborhood is wonderful on it's own, with lots of bars and places to eat and shop. The parking garage was a huge plus too, even with the extra charge.

By on Oct 13, 2014

5

real values in life

Couples

One of the best experiences in life.... Very friendly, nice and helpful staff, really the most amazing we've ever seen! Great value and price, ten minutes bus route to the heart of Paris, nice coffee and dinner places close to it. The room was clean and nice, and the buffet breakfast great! Next time we go to Paris, we'll stay again in Classics Hotel Bastille...

By on May 21, 2012

3

clean, supportive, informative hotel

Families

I stayed at the Classics with my daughter for 6 days. I would recommend the superior room as the regular room too small for 2 people. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The night manager Alvoro was super great, he informed us of many things we didn't know, like getting the 69 bus to see the city as it stopped along the way, also bus 76. He helped us with our questions and concerns. Any questions and concerns were answered by all of the staff. The hotel was exceptionally clean and modern, no rugs, etc. The only complaint would be how many stops needed to get to the famous attractions, take the bus, saves alot of headache. The French people are wonderful and very helpful. Will go back many times

By on May 12, 2012

5

great trip!!

Couples

The hotel was more that we expected,plus the personal was great,the rooms are small like all the hotels in Paris but for us was a great choice and the location is great less than a block from the metro!!

By on Mar 30, 2012

4

nice

Families

This is a very nice hotel. The price is reasonable. The male staff was very helpful and went out of their way to do what they could to help with any issues that we had. The female conceirge was not too friendly or helpful. Overall, I would stay here again if I returned to Paris.

By on Oct 24, 2011

4

excellent vacation choice

Couples

Convenient to the Metro with links to the train stations and airports. Plenty of restaurant and bistro choices in the neighborhood, with numerous places for carry-out meals or snacks, including a grocery on the next block. Within walking distance of many sites and museums. The staff was super helpful with recommendations for dining and directions on how to get anywhere.

By on Jul 6, 2011