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Grand Hotel Dechampaigne

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Basically this hotel is pretty great. Good location and although the rooms where small exactly as advertised. The only big con of this hotel was the humidity in November!! The whole hotel was hot and having a room on the inner side made our room window useless to vent. Being a bit sick this week made it very uncomfortable to sleep. The air-conditioning in the room was shut off and even after complaints they refused to put it on because technically it’s winter season. . . Which I find rude because it’s part of the room we booked so it should be our own choice to use it! Mainly when the heat is effecting you health and level of comfort!

Great central hotel close to "everything": Restaurants, bars, Louvre, etc. The staff is VERY nice and helpful. Rooms are small (!!!), but cozy and romantic, like the should be in Paris :o) But the breakfast is more or less a joke, the is absolutely room for improvement!

I like the Grand Champaigne very much and have stayed here for years while coming and going from my home in France and my home in America. The rooms are cozy and clean, the location superb and the staff is always welcoming and helpful. It is not fancy or pretentious, just nice.

We have stayed at the hotel before. The location is off the main street so away from all the traffic. You are within 15min walk to the Louvre and there are many Metro locations nearby to take you to the Eiffel Tower or Montmartre and even Versailles. Front desk staff were always extremely helpful especially finding the easiest way to where you would like to go. Breakfast was always fresh and great. Especially the chocolate croissants :) This is a historic building so elevator is small but fits 2 people with luggage. We had a balcony room which we enjoyed every evening with some wine. Thanks for another memorable visit! Hope to return in the near future.

The Hotel is in a great location for getting about. Short walk to the Louvre and the metro Chatelet is only 6 stops direct from Gare du Nord. Front of house staff very friendly and helpful. We stayed here 11 years ago and knew of the great location. The foyer area is the same untouched in all those years but kitch in a historic way. The rooms are dreadful and have had no investment in the past 11 years. They are so outdated and rundown. The bathrooms are a joke something out of 50"s Paris. We live in the 21st Century now and at these prices there in no excuse but underinvestment for the state of this Hotel. Very very uncomfortable stay. Bitten to death my mosquitos as AC did not work and had to have windows open. Street noise starts around 5.30 with bin emptying....... could go on but I think this gets the message over.

We went on a multi-generation family trip to France this month. We stayed here for 4 days. It is tucked away on a quiet little street but really close to Le Marias, the Louvre, Notre Dame and the river. The reception staff were very helpful. We arrived early but were able to check into one of our rooms. The rooms are small like most in Paris but very charming with stone and wood. There were a clean and comfy double bed, closet and some nice antiquey furniture. Our bathroom was quite big with bath with shower attachment. My Dad's room had a stand up shower. Both worked well and were well stocked. My Dad had the breakfast one morning and said it was very good - standard fare: breads, jams, cheeses, egg, coffe, juice etc. We walked to nearly everything we wanted to see and do due to the excellent location of the hotel. If we needed a taxi the reception would call one for us. It was quite rainy and they had many umbrellas available to use. There was an excellent little supermarket round the corner so we bought a bottle of wine for our room. We slept well, went off each day to sight-see and returned later to a fresh clean room. There was some morning noise outside in the street (garbage removal) but the rest of the time it was very quiet. We happily recommend this hotel as a great base for a trip to Paris. Well-located, friendly and quiet. Very lovely!!

Every other stay on our European visit was Hilton as we could use points but my wife wanted the quaint, traditional French hotel. I was fine with that but I also wanted a location that was central to all we wanted to see. We found both at Grand Hotel Dechampaigne. Every thing about it on a side street in the heart of Paris with an elevator that could handle one with luggage, true BEDrooms, room just for the bed and lots of character. However its best feature was being located in the heart of Paris a block away from the Metro, corner grocery and the Seine. It is perfectly located between the Isle de Cite and the Louvre. There may be better places to stay in Paris but if you choose this Hotel you will be very happy. I fully recommend.

17 Rue Jean Lantier Paris Paris

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Notre Dame Cathedral and Forum des Halles
  • 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 Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte Chapelle.


Dining

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.


Rooms

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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 699 reviews