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Grand Hôtel du Havre

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you need luxury stop reading right here. This is clearly a budget hotel as Paris goes. We were fine with it because we spent very little time in the room on our short visit. Yes - it's a bit run down but our room was spotless and comfortable. There was a little noise from the street but nothing that woke us. We found the staff to be helpful. The hotel is in a great location; many of the high points on a tourist's list are within walking distance or only a quick metro/RER ride. There are also plenty of places to grab a quick bite within walking distance of the hotel. We didn't eat at the hotel itself, so I cannot comment on the quality of that service. Overall a pleasant stay with no complaints!

The hotel is not ultra central in Paris but very close to many places and very conveniently served by many metro and RER lines. By metro you are 10 min away from Champs Elysee, 15 min from Louvre and other ultra central tourist places, 15 min from Tour Eiffel, etc. Walking distance (15 min) to Galeries Lafayette. The price is expensive but this is Paris, and this hotel offers a good location versus price. It is in a relatively noisy place but the window has shutters that protects well from noise/light. The bed sheets and blankets are old and shabby, the bathroom is small (but convenient), the problem is that taking a shower makes a mess in the whole bathroom. The elevator is very small (we used the stairs several times, which may be good!).

Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! The walls, the carpet, the bathroom, the bed... Broken furniture, broken lamps, broken hairdryer, a shower head which could not be attached to the wall..Literally everything was dirty and/or broken. WORST HOTEL EVER BEEN IN! Unfortunately not booked myself otherwise I would have been warned by the tripadvisor reviews of previous occupants of this hotel. I only looked it up after I was left totally devastated in the room (only thing good in the hotel was the WiFi connection :-)). As a hotel the only message you give a guest is one of total disrespect. It doesn't have to be brand new, but clean is a must! Upon arrival at home I was seriously tempted to throw away all we had carried with us in that hotel room.

Very good location. U can reach by train to every where. Maybe hotel is old. But the staff are so nice. Especially receiption. Never take rooms in left side of elevator. But i enjoyed at this hotel. If the manager change something in rooms, defenetly that's better to hotel like blanket

We spend four night on this hotel what was selling to us at 3 star hotel. Hotel lobby seems nice and clean, but our room third floor was really disgusting. Room smell like a cigar, fitted carpet was dirty and old, wall paper hang out of wall, bed was full of old stain, also sheet was broken and blanket was grubby. Hotel don't earn more than 1,5 star, even they have breakfast (croissant, white bread, boiled egg, yogurt) and staff try to be nicely.

It was good hotel right across the Hilton Hotel and close to many nice hotels as well. It was close to metro, if you like to walk you can do that too. I literally cover the whole paris area by walking. Hotel personnel was nice and the service was good. I definitely advise.

This has got to be the worst hotel ever , Grand ? Is that how much you could buy it for ? Hot stuffy old fashioned rooms, Staff are very rude , Asian man on reception thinks he can shout you down because I paid for a double room and got a single ? No shower curtain so you have to kneel in the bath to use it Best way to describe it would be a dole hostel In summary don't stop there

Unfortunately, the "Grand Hotel" was anything but. I was optimistic when we walked into the relatively modern-looking lobby downstairs, but once we reached our actual rooms, we were stunned. Both rooms were small, shabby, and dilapidated -- the bed my daughter slept on, in the upstairs of the two rooms, actually *broke* beneath her the first night, and when I looked to see what had happened, I saw that it had broken some time before and had been "repaired" with packing tape. She ended up having to share a bed with her grandmother the next night, which was not something we'd planned for. Additionally, we arrived in Paris during a record-breaking heat wave, and while it was hot outside, it was *worse* in our rooms; the heat was so bad, even with the windows fully open onto the alleyway/courtyard back behind, that we could do little more than lay on our beds and sweat. Eventually, we escaped to the Gare St Lazare across the road, because at least the mall there had some air-conditioning. Granted, the hotel staff cannot control the weather, and "le clime" isn't a standard in much of France. However, when we booked the hotel the listing said there *was* air-conditioning; the fine print, apparently, was that it was only in some rooms, and going by what we overheard downstairs, it wasn't working in those rooms to begin with. All in all, my family looks back and shudders at the memory of our stay at the Grand Hotel du Havre; the only good thing about it was that it was a quick run across the street to catch our train. We definitely won't be staying there again.

So the hotel is really bad. I mean if you're enjoying staying in a room with many spiders and in total mess - you should choose this place. The staff is incompetent and not so polite, especially the old lady. Never again!

Dilapidated. Thank goodness it was two nights only. The breakfast however, was quite decent, in the sense that it got you going. The coffee was not watered down and hit the spot, along with the butter, eggs( you boil to taste),croissants (basic), rolls, cheese, cold cuts, cereal, juice and jams. It really has not been upgraded since the 70's; however, that being said, the location is central and convenient, plus you can't beat the value. If you can overlook the environment in your room go for it.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Galeries Lafayette and Paris Opera
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in 9th Arrondissement, Grand Hôtel du Havre is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Galeries Lafayette and Paris Opera. This 81-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. Located in central Paris, the hotel is also near Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available 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.


All of Grand Hôtel du Havre's 81 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including free newspapers, safes, and phones. 55-cm LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

Grand Hôtel du Havre features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and express check-in. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

19% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 312 reviews