Hotel Standard Design3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Everything at the hotel was great. However, the breakfast could have been better. We got a special deal that included free breakfast when we booked. I would not have paid for the breakfast provided. There just wasn't a lot of variety. Other than that, we had a wonderful experience staying here. The hotel is in a really vibrant, cool, interesting area, and there's a great bar/pub right next door with delicious food. We also had a room in the back of the hotel, which I think helped make our room quieter. If you want that, you should request a room in the back. The location is good, but you do need to take the metro to get to most attractions. That being said, the Paris metro is very user-friendly. I would definitely stay here again! It was a good value and overall a great experience.
We stayed here for 8 nights. First things first: I think traveler experiences here vary based on the room, so this review is for room 101 (which is on the second floor by US floor numbers). Our wifi was great. We booked a triple, which turned out to be a queen bed and a single fold out bed. They were fine. And we were impressed with the amount of space-it was adequate for three suitcases on the floor, (two of them open all the time--kids). There was a small closet with hangers, a safe we couldn't get to work, (but to be fair, we did not ask for help), cube-shaped side tables with large drawers, a small elevated desk with a simple tall chair. The main bed had hanging lamps on each side. Not the best for reading, but convenient. The shower was great-good water pressure and heat, with both handheld and overhead shower heads. No shower door, so don't put clothes or bath mat next to it; we ended up placing bath mat on the step down to keep it dry. The hotel provided shampoo and body wash (one product), small bar soaps, and lotion; towels and hand towels, no wash clothes (that is typical in Europe), so bring one or-my preference-a shower sponge. No hair conditioner provided. They restocked on occasion so we always had enough. The toilet was in a small separate room. While not so convenient for washing hands, it was great that one could be in the shower and the toilet was still available. There were three complimentary water bottles on our first day. We received a couple more throughout our stay but we also refilled them with the tap water--save some plastic waste. And three plastic cups. There was a full length mirror in the room. There were plenty of outlets. The one drawback was the lack of a coffee pot or hot water kettle in the room. I didn't ask about it, so one might be available. Housekeeping was fine. A little late on one day, but hotel staff were very attentive to wanting to have our room straightened (they called us in the late afternoon and asked if they could clean the room). Breakfast is available in the hotel too, but we never tried it, preferring to visit neighboring cafes. The front desk was very accommodating and all spoke English well enough to help us with any needs. We had windows on rue des Taillandiers, the side street on which the hotel entrance is located. It's not the main road, so while our room was not "quiet", it was fine. And the windows open, which was nice for fresh air. About the area: it's perfect. Rue de la Roquette, the cross street, is filled with cafes, and shops. There are two Monoprixes and a Franprix with a few blocks. There's a very active nightlife/bar scene on the street, but it was all in good fun--we were never pestered. The bastille and a metro stop are within a few blocks. The Marais is in easy walking distance, as is Pere Lachaise cemetery and countless other sites. It is on bus route #69, the one many recommend as a great route for a cheap "tour" of Paris (we didn't try it). And, finally, we booked very late, and this hotel was very affordable for a great location in Paris. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Dirt in the corners everywhere including the hallways. Black mold in the ceiling of the shower. Unreliable WiFi. Corner room was dirty and had no place for suitcases and no closet, no hangars. Requested new room which was 1/3 the size but at least had a closet.
Stayed two nights, for our first trip to Paris. The Bastille neighborhood is full of good food/drink options, has a cool Sunday market and is very accessible to public transport. As far as the hotel itself is concerned you can't beat the price. The staff were friendly and willing to answer questions and we were also able to store our luggage after before our check in/ after we checked out. The room is clean and decent size for a European budget hotel. The bed was comfortable, fixtures all worked well, and the decor was passable. Only complaint was there's no soundproofing to speak of in the building. We didn't spend much time there during the day and the building was mostly quiet at night/away from road noise though, so this wasn't a major problem for us. Would definitely recommend overall, and would come return next time we're in Paris!
The hotel offers modest, clean, but shabby accommodations with a very basic breakfast. The front desk staff are very friendly and responsive to complaints, like the quality of room cleaning on the first day and a dysfunctional phone in the room. The bathroom is tiny and the lighting is rotten for applying makeup. The shower is excellent. The room is not the smallest one we have had in Paris. It had ample outlets for charging electronic devices and enough space to walk around two open suitcases and other gear. The bed was excellent but the bedside lighting was too dim for reading. The breakfast room is on the 4th floor but the elevator only goes up to the third floor. The attendant in the breakfast room did not pay attention to the status of the provisions on the buffet, nor did she clear tables promptly. The cheeses, ham, bread and pastries were good quality. Overall, the price was very right so it may not be fair to chafe too much about these imperfections. The hotel is within easy walking distance to public transportation and the delights of the Marais.
This hotel is perfectly located and offers small but clean and quiet rooms. Welcoming staff. Bathroom could be better, as the tiles joints were moldy. Good bedding. No hairdryer. We didn't try the breakfast.
Close to Metro stations (~ 1km from Bastille, ~2km from Gare de Lyon), room quite large and very comfortable although some furniture a little worse for wear. Several good bistros nearby, but noise can be heard from the rooms.
Great value for money and a good location,metro station was very close,also a lots of restaurants and a great cafees are right next to the hotel. Room was nice and clean, staff very friendly. Would come back.
We booked this hotel many months ahead and requested for higher floor away from the lift. However, we were assigned to the first floor and not far from the lift. The hotel did allow a change to a higher level on our third day. To avoid any inconvenience and unless necessary, we did not change room, as accordingly, all triple rooms are occupying that same facing which happens to be near the lift. During our stay, we did not experience any sound disturbance from the lift. We were out until night time anyway. Sound proofing was satisfactory. The location of this hotel is very convenient, short walk to Metro for access to places of interest and cities outside Paris. There are many eateries, retail shops and Monop, Carrefour, Franprix supermarkets are all around the vicinity. The room and toilets were clean. There were sufficient hangers. Hand soap, hair and body wash, body milk, a shower cap, hairdryer were available. Toothbrush and bedroom slippers were not provided though. They gave complimentary bottle water on the first day only and kettle on request. Most of the staff are helpful, in particular Noémie who is knowledgeable and speaks English well. I would recommend this hotel.
We were very pleased with the staff and breakfast. The room was clean and had nice features. Wifi was fast. The breakfast specifically was superb. We also loved the area...didn't feel at all touristy, but still close to the main Paris attractions! Would highly recommend.
- Walking distance to Opera Bastille and Place des Vosges
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Located in 11th Arrondissement, Hotel Standard Design is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Opera Bastille and Place des Vosges. This 37-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and free newspapers in the lobby. Notre Dame Cathedral and Galeries Lafayette are also nearby.
Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 37 soundproofed rooms provide free newspapers and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Hair dryers are also available.
Hotel Standard Design features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and free newspapers. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.
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