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Mercure Paris Opera Grands Boulevards

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was one of the hardest reviews I’ve written because we stayed in the apartment at the hotel for 7 nights and had some nice experiences and some bad ones. Therefore, I’m going to start with the negative aspects first. On our first morning in the hotel I inquired about le petit dejeuner and was told that it is not included with a stay in the apartment but since it wasn’t busy my family could enjoy it complimentary. Upon returning home I noticed that my credit card was charged $44.44 (36 Euro) for breakfast even though no cost of the meal was ever presented to me at breakfast or at check-out and I was told it was complimentary. That said skip le petit dejeuner at the hotel altogether and go next door to Boulangerie Mariel for amazing croissants and baguettes for a fraction of the cost. The second major issue I had with the apartment were the noises. The plumbing is old, and on the second night in the apartment the pipes were vibrating like they were being hit with a jackhammer. I went to the front desk because my boys couldn’t sleep and the gentleman at the front desk came into the room and had to tweak all of the valves on the radiators to get the noises to mostly stop. I don’t know what was going on, but it was a rough night sleeping with the noise and thankfully the noise was only heard on this night. The last issue I had with the apartment was the layout. Upon entering the apartment, you have a small entryway with a bedroom on the left and a small spiral staircase in front of you. There isn’t enough room in the entryway so your forced to carry the luggage up the staircase which was slightly difficult. The layout just isn’t right for guests but would be perfect for a Parisian family. Now onto the positive. Staying in the apartment gave the feel of staying in a real Parisian apartment with the added benefit of housekeeping (though they never refilled the coffee machine or gave enough towels). The age of the building is highlighted with the original floor joists being exposed (as the ceiling) showing the massive beams used to build the structure. The hotel is conveniently located near the Bonne Nouvelle and Chateau d’Eau Metro stops. That said, if you’re coming back to the hotel at night, outside of the Chateau d’Eau stop seemed a bit sketchy so I'd avoid it. It is also a short walk to the Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord train stations. Even with the negatives about the hotel, the next time I’m in Paris I wouldn’t have a problem staying here again, though I probably wouldn’t.

This was a nice, clean hotel. People have commented about nice sized rooms- we definitely got the smallest option. It was quite small but that’s fine when you’re in Paris and just there to sleep. It’s a pretty good location. It’s a little far out in Arr. 10 but there’s plenty of good restaurants and it’s not far from the metro. The morning breakfast was great. My only complaint was room service- it was really not good. The meat and cheese tray was just leftovers from breakfast and the salmon and quinoa was frankly awful. On the whole, a good hotel.

From check in to check out I can't fault this hotel. Very friendly staff and excellently appointed room. I would definitely recommend it and will certainly be staying there again. Handily placed for Gare du Nord and the area around Opera

This small hotel is a 10-15 minutes walk from Gard du Nord and 7 minutes from 3 metro stations so perfectly placed for exploring Paris. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The bar area is small and really not a bar for sitting in. The rooms are a good size for central Paris and very comfortable. Rooms at the back are very quiet whereas rooms overlooking the street may suffer from some noise from local bars / restaurants. It looks like it has been recently redecorated so is clean and has a 'new / modern' feeling.

Elegant small hotel 10mins walk from Gare du Nord. Area nothing special but metro never far away. Smallish rooms (Paris, of course), comfortable, good shower. Nice varied breakfast (hot and cold), very friendly and professional staff.

This is listed as a 4 star hotel. Paper cups in room, with barely enough tea,coffee and milk for one person, let alone two. Fridge that is plugged in and looks like a fridge actually is not - apparently it is a mini bar which has a bottle of water in it but does not get cold, room safes do not work and staff know this but they did offer that our items could be put in the hotel safe. Breakfast was a total fiasco. So on a Saturday morning when the hotel is full of guests having arrived for the rugby, they have one member of staff to not only cook the food, but also to mend the toaster that was going up in smoke, make tea and coffee for each individual table, clear tables and re stock the food that ran out as soon as it was replenished. No where to sit because not enough table so you had to stand and wait right next to where people were trying to eat their food. Once you did manage to get some tea, you then had to go in search of a mug or cup and also cutlery and plates because they too had run out. The staff were totally overworked and trying to manage with just two of them. If the hotel made tea and coffee available for the guests to make themselves they would save a lot of work and waiting around. Ask for a room at the back of the hotel as there is a main street at the front with nightclubs, bars and restaurants, you won’t get sleep until about 0200 in the morning if you are lucky. The only thing good about this hotel is the very helpful and friendly staff. Can’t fathom why this has been awarded 4 stars.

Fantastic hotel with good location (close to the metro station) and wonderful, very nice, very helpful and very friendly staff. Interesting design of the room. Breakfast consists of hearty and delicious meal.

For only one night , this hotel was perfect , we choose the apartment , next to the hotel , it is a very nice refurbish apartment with one bedroom , a large dining sitting room and open kitchen , nicely decorated . Staff at reception was very professional and nice . Breakfast was very good and tasty. the location is good and plenty of nice restaurants around.

Good hotels at a reasonable price are in short supply in Paris, so one ought to be happy to find one. The Mercure Opera Grands Boulevard fits the bill but it could still do a lot better. Rooms are new and stylish with good bathrooms but small. As other reviewers have noted, windows are not soundproof but worse is that you can hear your neighbours talk. Breakfast is good with a variety of choices, especially for Paris. Service though is eclectic. No special welcome for status card holders apart from the welcome drink, not even a card. Housekeeping on one day did not replace the instant coffee, the next day removed towels and only replaced half of them, and in four days we received one new bottle of water. No bathroom toiletries other than soap and a shower gel dispenser on the wall. Fine of you are a tourist and you are looking for a decent hotel, but all in all not quite what I had hoped for.

Nice hotel in a convenient Parisian location. We were upgraded to an apartment which gave us plenty of room , a handy kitchen with living space . Close to metro, shopping and plenty of restaurants. Don’t get breakfast here though, it’s pretty poor and for 17 euro. You can find nice goodies on the corner ! Staff were very friendly and helpful I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again

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Hotel highlights

  • Close to Moulin Rouge and Galeries Lafayette
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in 10th Arrondissement within a short walk of Grand Rex Cinema, Mercure Paris Opera Grands Boulevards is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Galeries Lafayette. This 49-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. It's in central Paris and also close to Paris Opera and Louvre Museum.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Mercure Paris Opera Grands Boulevards's 49 soundproofed rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes are also available.

Property features

Guests of Mercure Paris Opera Grands Boulevards enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and express check-in. Offsite parking is available for a fee. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This hotel also has free newspapers.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 343 reviews