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Grand Hotel Dechampaigne

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I just want to say thank you to Ms Fernandez who took really care about my problem of claustrophobic. I coudn’t dream better. I had 3 days to work in Paris, lastminute reservation, i got small room 6th floor with big bed and clean shower but cramped stairs to reach it. I cane to the desk and she understood my problem and changed my room the next day. Dont be afraid to say there is something wrong there, they will do the necesary to find the solution. Breakfast staff and service are very nice. They offered glass of champaigne and explained the history of this building! Built in 1562 ! Waou ! I love Paris. I recommend this place to all my colleagues and friends. Thanks for your kindness.

I booked this hotel using points but quite frankly the accommodations were terrible. The room was up a flight of narrow, precarious steps, there was a bad odor in the room, it was not clean, the shower did not work properly and the room was extremely cramp. There were also gnats in the room and I'm scared to think of what else. It did not look like the pictures on Trip Advisor. I left the hotel after 2 nights only because that was the earliest I could find other accommodations and had to pay the nightly tax. This is over 6 months ago and I was denied partial refund through my credit card company because the hotel had been unresponsive. When I finally received word from my credit card company, apparently the hotel first lied and said that I did not check out early and refused to provide my reservations details. When I called myself, I received proof of my early checkout however the hotel does not care and is apparently standing by their nonrefundable policy despite the quality of the hotel not being as advertised. I can't believe the quality of customer service at this place and would never recommend the hotel. For the price they charge, you could go to some of the nearby true hotels, which would be clean and have much better service.

Why I think of a hotel that signifies Paris, I think of this hotel. The rooms are small but amazingly decorated and full of character. The staff has always gone above and beyond. The elevator can fit your bags as you run up the stairs to get to your room. Typical small hotel in europe. But the location is second to none in my opinion. You would really enjoy this hotel if you are looking for that Parisian experience.

My boyfriend took me to Paris for my birthday and I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The location of the hotel is great, Musee du Louvre is just a short walk away, as is the Seine river, there are great cafes and restaurants just a few steps from the hotel... I could goon and on, but what really set Grand Hotel Dechampaigne apart for me was the staff. Very helpful and welcoming, the lovely staff made all the difference. They even gave me a little gift for my birthday. The room was tidy and charming. Overall, a fantastic place to stay. Definitely coming back again.

I have been sent to Paris twice with work and I always stay at this hotel. It has a perfect location, 2 minutes walk from chatelet metro station. Perfect location for shopping too, as rue du rivoli is full with shops. The rooms are just like magic... it seems like you are sleeping in a fairytale. Always clean and beautiful. Nice breakfast too. I would say it is a beautiful hotel for cuples too.

I love this place! I have stayed here about 10 times. That really says it all. Location is perfect, near all of the tourist spots including the Louvre. The staff is great and the place is very clean. Prices are reasonable as well.

First time in Paris we chose a hotel close to most places we wanted to visit. Positives: The reception staff were polite and friendly. They held our bags as when we arrived, our room was not quite ready. That was not a problem. We wandered around the area looking around. The room was very quaint and the bathroom was a nice size, but the shower was very small. Negatives: The room is very small. Asked for a view - got one of the alleyway beside the hotel! There is no tea/coffee making facilities in the room. If you want a cuppa, you need to go down to the restaurant and pay high prices!! Wasnt too pleased about that. We decided to head to a cafe where the coffee would have been better. On the morning of our check out, we asked the man at reception to arrange an airport transfer. I think he ripped us off - we have to pay him 15 euro and another 20 euro to the driver ... who was late ... non apologetic and got us to the airport with just minutes to spare. Not too pleased about that. Overall, we were pleased with this hotel.

My wife, son and I stayed at the Dechampaigne for a week at the end of November, in a triple room. In short, this hotel has a perfect location for walking to most sights or getting there via convenient public transport (Metro, RER). The hotel itself has an "old world" authentic Parisian feel. It's not an Ibis, or a Merkur, and certainly not a Hilton or Best Western. It has character, and I mean that in the good sense of the word and not as a substitute for saying "run down." I've stayed in a variety of hotels in Paris, from the international chains to locally run hotels, and I would definitely come back to Dechampaigne again. Our room was clean, comfortable, and plenty big enough for three people, with a dresser, desk, three beds, closet area, and a big bathroom suite. We lived in it for a week and never felt crowded. The front desk staff and breakfast attendants were quite helpful fielding a variety of questions from us during the week. The hotel decor did not feel "dated" to us, as others have noted, although it is decorated in a style reminiscent of another era (that doesn't make it dated or in need of updating, just a style choice). The photos on their website are completely accurate from what we experienced. The single elevator is on the smaller size, but is typical of many older Parisian hotels. We got three people on without bags without problems. And the location!! Three minutes from Chatelet/Les Halles Metro and RER stations, which are served by several Metro lines, including the direct RER line to CDG airport. The Les Halles quarter is chock fill of any type of restaurant you might want, as well as lots of shopping options. The Seine is literally two short blocks away, and Notre Dame is maybe 7-10 minutes by foot. The Louvre is also a reasonable distance by foot along Rue de Rivoli; I think it took us 15 minutes to walk there, or you can take the Metro from Chatelet. 10 minutes or so gets you across Ill de Citie and into the Latin Quarter with its restaurants and shops, or to catch the direct RER to Versailles at the St Michel station near Notre Dame. In the surrounding blocks you'll find a decently sized supermarket (Franprix), as well as a bakery and other useful stores for provisioning. The breakfast buffet was small, but checked all the boxes for an above-average French hotel breakfast (many places will just give you a coffee, baguette and jam). It had deli-style meat and cheeses, yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, boiled eggs (cold), a variety of breads and pastries, cereals, jam, fresh orange and grapefruit juice, and coffee/tea/hot chocolate. Cooked eggs were available at an additional cost (3-5 euros for scrambled eggs to an omlette, etc.), but we didn't feel the need to partake of those. 15 euros for the buffet might be a stretch, but if you bundle it in with your room I think it's cheaper and worthwhile. If you want to go cheaper, there's a bakery a street over and a McDonald's nearby, too.

Positives Location was great. Walking distance to all the main attractions. Staff polite and helpful Negatives Room itself was baking and air conditioning switched off. They could save some energy by turning the heating down... we were sweating. Room size tiny. Just about fitted 2 single beds. Condition of the hotel was very lived in and could do with a refurb. But considering the price and location it's a bit of a trade off. We didn't book the room for breakfast which was just as well. We went to Angelina for breakfast which was superb and totally recommended. We only stayed one night and didn't spend much time in the room so it was ideal mainly for location saving on metro fares.

We had a triple room with a courtyard view(?). The hotel is quite small - the lift only takes 2 with bags. Positives are that it is in a great location for visiting Paris and the breakfast was good. Negatives - it needs serious updating and refurbishment. Our room was 'characterful'! The beds were comfy enough but we had a leaking air conditioning unit and the room needed a serious lick of paint and deep clean. Bedside shelves were stained and crooked and the dreaded shower curtain in the bathroom isn't nice. The bath took ages to drain and the hairdryer almost took the skin off of your fingers as it got so hot but didn't have much power. This hotel could be really nice with some refurbishment without losing its charm. We wouldn't stay here again unless that happened.

17 Rue Jean Lantier Paris Paris

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Forum des Halles and Pont Neuf
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center

Located in 1st Arrondissement, Grand Hotel Dechampaigne is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Forum des Halles and Pont Neuf. This 44-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a business center. Centrally located in Paris, the hotel is also a short walk from Sainte Chapelle and Museum Georges Pompidou.


Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


The 44 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including safes, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 80-cm Smart TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers.

Property features

At Grand Hotel Dechampaigne, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a computer station. If you drive, self parking is EUR 28 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 65 per vehicle one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This hotel also has free newspapers.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 717 reviews