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Maison Albar Hôtel Paris Champs Elysées - formerly Mac Mahon

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very cool hotel just an easy 1 minute walk from the Arc de Triomph, Champs Elysees and the metro station. Less than 1.5 miles from the Eiffel Tower and less than three miles from Notre Dame. The hotel itself is very cool and modern. The rooms are tastefully decorated and are ultra comfortable. The hotel concierge Fabien was extremely nice and very helpful in figuring out how to best navigate the town. Cannot go wrong with this hotel!

The front desk folks understand what customer service is all about, the minute you walk in! Then it gets better. Rooms are fantastic as well as the views!

Great location. It was fairly expensive given the room size, but it wasn't that big of a deal. If you have ever stayed in a Kimpton in the United States, you have a good idea what this hotel is like. It was stylish and clean, but small and there weren't really any amenities.

We originally booked 2 nights at this hotel in April. When we arrived the staff was very friendly and spoke fairly good english. We got checked in quickly and we were escorted with our bags to our room. The room was small, but cozy. It was a trendy looking room and had the amenities we needed to feel comfortable. We couldn't see the Arc de Triumph directly from our patio, but could from the hotel's entrance. Pros: It is centrally located. Staff is friendly and most spoke english. Rooms were quaint. Cons: There is a lot of traffic in the area so plan on more noise and being woke up in the morning by sirens. We did end up booking an additional 2 nights in this hotel because to us the price was good and the location was perfect. We were upgraded to a bigger room with a view of the Arc from our patio. Overall, our stay here was pleasant, I would stay here again and recommend it to others.

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. This hotel is very nice, and I could be so relaxed. Next visiting Paris, I don't know when it would be, but I am sure to stay at Mac Mahon.

Very happy with hotel. Couldn't be more centrally located. Nightlife on street can keep you awake. Small rooms make traveling as family with kids (younger than teens) somewhat impractical - need more than one room. Overall very pleased.

A great location with friendly staff. We'd stay at this hotel again.

The location is hard to beat. However, I only recommend it if you don't mind the quality. It served our purpose since we needed a place in the downtown area. It is very affordable, but the quality is quite poor. The A/C was broken in both rooms we reserved. The front desk was either not available or could not care less. Our lock was broken, we could hardly get in. The bathroom was nice but had some old spots here and there. The room was on the street front and very noisy. The breakfast was way too expensive, and we could find lot's of nice cafeteria in the neighborhood for half price. Again, the location did worth it.

Location is literally within the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe. Staff friendly and helpful. Bathroom was spotlessly clean as were bed linens. A bit of a shabby elderly place but the value was very good. Lots of excellent restaurants nearby. I'd go back.

Don't stay here! This is where the word "dump" was invented. Nothing in this hotel looks anything like the brochure. It's completly run down and cramped; the rooms are extremely small and stuffy (although the AC worked well); we had a tiny balcony to view the Arc de Triomphe on which there was a flower box containing dead flowers; the hallways smell like cigarette smoke; the bed was very umcomfortable; the woodwork in our room was chipped and broken; the carpet was filthy; one lamp didn't even have a shade; no directions on how to use the phone so we were unable even to call the front desk. The breakfast is 15 euros per person - there are much better deals a few steps away. A complete rip-off.

The location and initial look from outside is great. Once you are in the problems start. The air conditioning was not functioning in one room and after a long discussion they moved me to another room with a faulty air unit. The staff could not care less.

The hotel will suit you very well if you are an active person and don't spend much time sitting around your hotel. The place itself is pretty Spartan, the beds are older, as are the blankets. The rooms haven't been painted or updated in quite a while and are starting to look a bit worn. Otherwise, the place is comfy, there is plenty of hot water and the maid service keeps the place very clean. I was very happy with this hotel and would stay there again. The location is friggin awesome and it won't break the bank...

small room, had to bring luggage in sideways.Bed was a oversized twin, not even close to a dbl. Balcony window full of cigarrete butts in window boxes with dirt, no flowers as pictured on web site.Large broken tile in bathroom wall. Two towels that were really thin and worn and frayed and one hand towel and bath mat were our bath amenities. OLD worn blanket on bed and as far as airport transportation as advertised.... the front desk call us a city taxi.also internet service was a extra charge as well, The only good thing.... there was a excellent cafe across the street.Our room was about ten feet wide and if you were reading in bed the headboard was no more than a board leaning against the deask which moved into the closet door if you were leaning to hard! I would give this hotel a one star rating. The staff was couteous and spoke english which was good. I would not recommend this hotel

This was our first trip to Europe plus we had only two days for EVERYTHING, therefore, the hotel was just a place to sleep. Mac Mahon did cover this part for us and a little bit more. The hotel was easy to find. We used Roissybus to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle airport. The bus brings you to the Grand Opera (spectacular building, big regrets we didn't have time to actually go there) which is at Opera station on subway's Line #3 (the closest station to the Roissybus's stop is in fact Havre Caumartin on the same Line #3, but we wanted to see Grand Opera). So we took Line #3 from Opera station to Villiers station (3d stop from Opera). Made a connection to Line #2 and rode 4 stops to Charles de Gaulle station. It was pretty easy AND fun. Imagine… you are coming out of a subway and the first thing that you see is Arc de Triomphe. Nice. From there it was a less than 5 minute walk to the hotel. The room was small with french door instead of a window and a juliet balcony behind these french doors(not really a balcony :)) overlooking a very small square of the inner yard (the room was on the 5th floor, so it looked like a well going down, kind of cool, nothing spectacular, but still interesting). There were two beds in the room plus a small desk with a stool, a mini-bar inside the desk, a mirror, a chair (a thick slipcover on top of it, we never dare to look how did it look underneath the slipcover :)), a closet, a small safe inside the closet and a small LCD TV mounted on the wall (only 5 channels, but who cares, right?). The bathroom was unbelievably small; however, all 3 pieces existed including shower. The bathroom could use a little TLC. Nonetheless, everything was in working order - no complains. The room was quiet. Both the room and bathroom were clean and serviced every day. There were no disturbances, even though "Do Not Disturb" signs to hang on the door simply do not exits.You have to leave the keys with the concierge when you go out of the hotel, so the room get cleaned up ONLY when the concierge has the key to it, thus, as I said – no disturbances. The sheets and towels were clean. Ideally they could have been a little bit more newer (newish?), but once again really nothing to complain about. The stuff was helpful and friendly and more importantly concierges were always there to open the door at night even though we were coming back around 1-2 am. There are quite a few cafes and restaurants around the hotel We used a couple them. The food was really good and not that expensive. Main course dishes were around 12 Euros (plus vine, plus coffee - all in all about 35-40 Euros for a dinner for two. Of course, these restaurants probably not as good as the Le Jules Verne restaurant at Eiffel Tower, but if you are able to spare 300 Euros for a dinner at this restaurant then you should not be considering Mac Mahon :). The bottom line is that for less than USD 280 for two nights, you get a GREAT location to start you day in Paris with Charles de Gaulle subway station right around the corner (never mind Arc de Triomphe being there just steps from the hotel) and welcoming shelter to get some rest at the end of the day. Obviously, as I already said, if you are a picky traveler with a thick wallet who is willing to pay USD 500 a night for a hotel then you shouldn't consider Mac Mahon to become your base for Paris exploration. But if you are a young couple with a little kid or two, mortgage payments and piling up bills, if you are in a perpetuum money crunch but still want to see the world, then Mac Mahon is a place for you. This hotel is a good bang for your buck with a perfect dollar/value ratio. It made it possible for us to discover Paris. We have no regrets for booking and using Mac Mahon.

Room options

Deluxe Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite (Imperiale)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Maison Albar Hôtel Paris Champs Elysées - formerly Mac Mahon

Everyone (2) Couples (7) Business (2) Family (1) Other (2)
5

amazing hotel close to everything!!

Everyone

Very cool hotel just an easy 1 minute walk from the Arc de Triomph, Champs Elysees and the metro station. Less than 1.5 miles from the Eiffel Tower and less than three miles from Notre Dame. The hotel itself is very cool and modern. The rooms are tastefully decorated and are ultra comfortable. The hotel concierge Fabien was extremely nice and very helpful in figuring out how to best navigate the town. Cannot go wrong with this hotel!

By , from los angeles, ca on Sep 22, 2017

5

perfect in every way!

Everyone

The front desk folks understand what customer service is all about, the minute you walk in! Then it gets better. Rooms are fantastic as well as the views!

By on Sep 24, 2016

4

small but clean

Couples

Great location. It was fairly expensive given the room size, but it wasn't that big of a deal. If you have ever stayed in a Kimpton in the United States, you have a good idea what this hotel is like. It was stylish and clean, but small and there weren't really any amenities.

By on May 7, 2015

4

location is great!

Couples

We originally booked 2 nights at this hotel in April. When we arrived the staff was very friendly and spoke fairly good english. We got checked in quickly and we were escorted with our bags to our room. The room was small, but cozy. It was a trendy looking room and had the amenities we needed to feel comfortable. We couldn't see the Arc de Triumph directly from our patio, but could from the hotel's entrance. Pros: It is centrally located. Staff is friendly and most spoke english. Rooms were quaint. Cons: There is a lot of traffic in the area so plan on more noise and being woke up in the morning by sirens. We did end up booking an additional 2 nights in this hotel because to us the price was good and the location was perfect. We were upgraded to a bigger room with a view of the Arc from our patio. Overall, our stay here was pleasant, I would stay here again and recommend it to others.

By on Apr 27, 2015

5

fabulous stay in paris

Singles

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. This hotel is very nice, and I could be so relaxed. Next visiting Paris, I don't know when it would be, but I am sure to stay at Mac Mahon.

By on Dec 6, 2014

4

great location, comfortable & friendly.

Families

Very happy with hotel. Couldn't be more centrally located. Nightlife on street can keep you awake. Small rooms make traveling as family with kids (younger than teens) somewhat impractical - need more than one room. Overall very pleased.

By on Jul 6, 2010

3

great location,well maintained,friendly

Couples

A great location with friendly staff. We'd stay at this hotel again.

By on Nov 8, 2009

1

superior location - poor quality

Couples

The location is hard to beat. However, I only recommend it if you don't mind the quality. It served our purpose since we needed a place in the downtown area. It is very affordable, but the quality is quite poor. The A/C was broken in both rooms we reserved. The front desk was either not available or could not care less. Our lock was broken, we could hardly get in. The bathroom was nice but had some old spots here and there. The room was on the street front and very noisy. The breakfast was way too expensive, and we could find lot's of nice cafeteria in the neighborhood for half price. Again, the location did worth it.

By on Sep 24, 2009

3

good value

Singles

Location is literally within the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe. Staff friendly and helpful. Bathroom was spotlessly clean as were bed linens. A bit of a shabby elderly place but the value was very good. Lots of excellent restaurants nearby. I'd go back.

By on Aug 10, 2009

1

hotel mac mahon

Couples

Don't stay here! This is where the word "dump" was invented. Nothing in this hotel looks anything like the brochure. It's completly run down and cramped; the rooms are extremely small and stuffy (although the AC worked well); we had a tiny balcony to view the Arc de Triomphe on which there was a flower box containing dead flowers; the hallways smell like cigarette smoke; the bed was very umcomfortable; the woodwork in our room was chipped and broken; the carpet was filthy; one lamp didn't even have a shade; no directions on how to use the phone so we were unable even to call the front desk. The breakfast is 15 euros per person - there are much better deals a few steps away. A complete rip-off.

By on Aug 8, 2009