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Maison Albar Hotel Opera Diamond, BW Premier Collection

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in the hotel in November -not a busy season. It has a TINY unimpressive lobby and NO SPA OR POOL. If you look at the website they promote spa packages but on inquiry I found that to get a massage or use spa or pool you have to go to a sister property!!! What kind of 5 star would make you do that? They also don't have a dedicated concierge desk. The front desk acts like a concierge and they don't have answers to basic questions. One of the primary benefits we look for in a five star is help with planning tours and restuarant recommendations etc. And they fell short. I got betters answers from the concierge desk at four seasons whom I called to ask about their resturant menu!! I ended up googling everything myself and spending precious vacation time trying to figure out logistics!! Also room service replenishments did not happen and we had to call for milk to make coffee and shampoo etc. And it was someone from the front desk who came to deliver!! Once in the morning they said they were too busy to come and will send it later-which never happened. Lot of reviews mentioned they are close to the train station but might as well pay for a Hilton or a 3 star if you want location advantage. They have no businesss marketing themselves as a Five star hotel. Total scam.

This can certainly be considered a top hotel for the following reasons: 1. Perfect location 2. Rooms larger than average in Paris 3. Great attention to the customer 4. Staff perfectly trained 5. Extremely clean 6. Room equipped with all you need and expect at this level 7. Free high speed WiFi 8. Large shower box even in a small bathroom but with all comforts, even with heated toilet If I should find something I would improve, I would say a better choice of TV channel and a quicker water flowing in the sink ( it could have been a temporary problem though). Prices not certainly inexpensive but in line with the quality offered. Small breakfast 9,00 Euros, large one 25,00.

I stayed at this 'Best Western' which I had to laugh when I first heard the hotel's affliliation. I honestly can't say if I've ever stayed at a Best Western before, if I have I don't remember it. Anyway, the experience I had during my stay for a week was very good. From the location, right across from the Metro Station, to the Staff, very pleasant, to the room, great view of the Boulevard. My only criticism, and it's minor, is the elevator service was slow. Only (2) elevators for my wing of the hotel, and it was used by the maid service as well. If you're looking for a good hotel, great location, and friendly staff, I would recommend checking the Maison Alber out. Don't be put off by the 'Best Western' affiliation. LOL

The suite was spacious and very luxurious. Definitely felt like an upscale resort hotel with no detail / amenity spared. Staff was nice and helpful. Overall a very pleasant stay. In addition, I had the suite for one night and a regular room for the second night, but they upgraded me to the suite for the second night at no extra charge which was very much appreciated.

Well I normally stay in the sister hotel on McMahon avenue just off the Champe elysees which is great but decide to change this year. A great hotel with the same type of decor but great room size and great staff!!!!!!! This hotel giving you great access to a different part of Paris. A word of warning if you come in from charles de Gaulle airport. Get the under ground from Charles de Gaulle to Franklin and then to st Augustine other line. Hotel less then 700 metres away. Went the wrong way and ended up nearly getting mugged until i stood up to them and told them to f@@@ off. Be careful there is no longer the same police present on the underground there used to be. Times cause prioritising the under ground is no longer it.

we have just come back from a three day stay at this hotel in Paris. It was amazing. Suberb location: right next to Saint Lazare railway station, minutes away from Blv Haussman, Madelaine, Concord and Champ Elysse. Excellent room: spacious, with a lot of natural light, with the correct amount of style and luxury. The bed was just perfect, not too hard, not too soft, not too small, not too big. A Japanese toilet (if you do not know what that is, make sure to look it up, because it does add value to the room!). Very good wifi and the hotel is equipped with air play that allows you to watch anything that can be played on your phone, tablet or laptop on the TV screen. I especially enjoyed this and it was the first hotel we found this feature in. Service was very good (there was even turn down service, which I enjoy) and staff was very polite and helpful. They accomadated our needs and helped us with all our requests. I also enjoyed the complimentary macaroons we found in our room upon arrival. Breakfast was very good and with significant variety. I strongly recommend this hotel and we are planning to return on our next visit to the city.

Staff was very friendly and spoke English. The “superior king” room was small but comfortable, and included a shower, mini fridge, TV, toiletries, and snacks/drinks (to buy). Breakfast was available for 25€. The hotel is within walking distance to Gare Saint Lazare. I enjoyed our stay, but there are hotels available that are a better value for the cost.

We visited from November 4th thru to the 11th 2017. The greeting we received was excellent, every time you walk in or out of the lobby your are welcomed and acknowledged. Arriving from Canada jet lagged from the overnight flight reception was helpful and gave us a quick idea of what was nearby to check out. Our room was on the 5th floor and it had a little balcony which was a bonus. Room was clean and housekeeping was amazing. Each morning the room was spotless and when we got home in the evening turn down service was done. I read some of the reviews about the decor being a bit over the top but it's Paris, enjoy it! Only visited the bar once but the service was excellent. The Japanese corners in the bathroom were great. If I am going to install something in my house this is it. Obviously this bathroom feature is not as big of thing in Canada as in Europe but this thing was great. Location of the hotel was ideal. I was traveling out to the CDG airport each morning for a conference and using Metro. It was about a 30 minute train ride. The Metro station is literally the other side of the street and one stop on the Metro takes you to the Guard De Nord where you can take and express train right to the convention center and the next stop is Terminal's 1 and 3 of the airport. Super easy and convenient. I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Paris. Opera House, Champs Elysee, shopping, fine dining, all within walking distance and everything else is a quick Metro trip away. Buy a Metro pass early in the week - the Nav-i-Go. It is about 27 eruos and can be purchased Monday thru Thursday.... its all you will need to get around. That and a weeks museum pass.

I stayed here at the beginning of November as a couple. First and foremost the location is the best I've had in Paris (I've been 4 times in total) it is right by Saint Lazare station which is approx. a 15min journey from Gare Du Nord (eurostar station) We were able to travel to all major tourist sites and places we wanted to visit from Saint Lazare station with ease. It is a major station and had many lines so had no need for cabs etc. We originally got out at the wrong exit so ended up walking about 10mins to the hotel - make sure you take the 'cour de rome' exit. You will be right across the street from the hotel. There is a Starbucks, M&S (yes I know - amazing!) right next to the hotel. The reception area is lovely and the most modern I have experienced in Paris, beautiful velvet sofas and marble floors everywhere. We were greeted by the receptionists who were very welcoming and allowed us to check in much earlier than expected, around 12:30 I think. This was great, and we received a room on the 5th floor with a balcony and a cool view of the busy square with the station. We had free macaroons in our room which we really appreciated, my partner had never had them before so this was truly special. The room itself was true luxury (and much bigger than any other I've had in Paris), huge flat screen TV (which had the ability to sync your apple phone and watch on the big screen!) mirrored ceiling, chandelier, huge comfy bed, not to mention the Japanese toilet which had a million different buttons, a bidet and a heated toilet seat - what more could you ask for? We had bathrobes and slippers which we utilized, and the bathroom was pristine. We discovered there is a switch just outside the bathroom which plays the TV sound into the bathroom - what a luxury! I cannot actually name all the lovely things about the hotel/room because there are so many, but I also cannot think of 1 negative so that says a lot. I'm not sure why anyone would leave a bad review for this hotel and if you are hesitant please don't be! BOOK! We were so happy to have such a beautiful hotel to come back to and often didnt want to leave the room. I certainly will stay here again and again when I next come to Paris. Thank you for a beautiful trip. Miki

I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel! The rooms are a good size and well appointed. The location near the Opera was an excellent starting point for restaurants and shopping. Don’t miss the restaurant down the street called Boullard for dinner! The only downside was that it was not convenient to the Palais De Congres where my meetings were. There is a metro stop close by but required a change to get to Port Maillot and was slow due to service interruptions. I tried it twice and gave up both times to take an Uber (about 8 euros). The staff was lovely. I wish they would leave waters in the rooms, but I discovered bottled water in the gym.

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Hotel highlights

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

Located in 8th Arrondissement, Maison Albar Hotel Opera Diamond, BW Premier Collection is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Galeries Lafayette and Paris Opera. This 5-star hotel has 72 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Located centrally in Paris, it's also close to Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 72 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Select Comfort beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Guests of Maison Albar Hotel Opera Diamond, BW Premier Collection enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include laundry facilities, a garden, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 927 reviews