Finding the Hotel du Champ de Mars was an interesting start. Rick Steve’s has raved about the hotel and Trip Advisor had mixed but mostly positive reviews. What’s the biggest perk about this property? It’s conveniently situated in the very Parisian Rue Cler area. This part of Paris is trendy with a true Parisian flair. The streets have plenty of shops, cafe’s, and colorful markets. It’s the perfect location if you are looking for a memorable stay in Paris.
Trying to find the hotel after exiting the Metro proved a little difficult. We made the mistake of walking in the wrong direction. So, we ended up wandering around the a rather large block dragging our heavy luggage behind us. If you are arriving by metro make sure you turn left as you leave the metro. Then take another left on Rue Cler just outside the station. Champs de Mars is to the left again where you will find the hotel as you turn the corner.
Walking through the doors to the lobby we noticed it was a little quirky. We were starting to wonder if the rooms were going to be the same. Luckily the rooms were normal and rather cozy. Our room had a double bed with a night stand on each side. There was a table with 2 chairs, an armoire for our clothes, and a working TV. The bathroom was fairly large with a shower/tub combination.
The staff was efficient, some were very talkative and fun. Then there was one who was constantly on the phone yelling at someone on the other end, very unprofessional. I don’t think she was very fond of Americans but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the hotel at all.
The location is phenomenal the streets are so full of atmosphere. It was also a short walk to the Military and the Eiffel Tower. Of course if you are not in the mood to walk the metro is close by. Best part about footing it is you find so many interesting sights you would miss otherwise. For instance this decorative door, hidden cafe’s and last but not least, very unique shops!
Breakfast was not included and the charge was 8 Euro per person for croissants, jams, cheeses, juice and coffee. We only did that once and found better places that cost less.
One of the best reasons to stay at Hotel du Champ de Mars is it’s quiet. Although there are some bars and pubs nearby you don’t really hear the late night revelers from your room.
We felt the hotel was worth the 90 Euro a night price and would not hesitate to stay there again.
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