Rated 4 out of 5 by RocMon modern comfort in old city
I don't know if I'd prefer an older building, but my stay at the hotel was very comfortable... rooms are amazing in style and function. Paris is best experienced outside the hotel, but coming home at night to this hotel was a pleasure and our family of 5 was very comfortable in our 2 rooms.
Sights are a comfortable distance to walk and a short cab ride if the weather prohibits. I never quite understood why hotel bars are sooo expensive... and this one set me back 18€ for 2 coffees.
I had a couple issues, but the staff was fantastic in getting me a resolution... will stay here again for sure!
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom23 Amazing platinum service
I arrived but there was no reservation. The check in staff - rather than blaming me for doing something wrong on my end - immediately worked out a way that I could obtain a room and settled me in.
It was a very pleasant encounter given the hotel was full. Other hotels would have taken the opportunity to stick me with high last minute charges. However my platinum card was honored and I was treated as a valued customer.
March 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Calvin12 Saved my day
When we arrived at the hotel after a long day, it turned out that my reservation was canceled due to an issue with my credit card. But despite being fully booked, they gave me my room and only charged the special rate from the (somehow canceled) booking. Big thanks to the check in staff, you really saved my day.
Besides: location of Hotel and service is great as well.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rmazzu Warm welcoming and excellent room
Pleasant stay from the welcoming to the excellent room, comfortable and perfectly clean. Great breakfast with so many choices. Fitness area really complete and wide
December 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bertino Paris Holiday at the Meridien Etoil
A great hotel to stay at. Free gym passes were an added bonus which we used once. You could walk to it down the street. The hotel is in a great location for shopping and eating out. The only down side was that the cost for Wi-Fi was shocking when I coul go to any bar or restaraunt and get it free. Also, the cost for using the hotel phone was out of this world. Other than this the hotel is wonderful but I feel that I would not return because of the price per night. We did get two free espressos every day which was a nice touch. The staff was also wonderful and helped us when it was required.
May 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by newtontony My first stay at this hotel
This was my fist stay at this hotel, although a number of my colleagues stay here regularly.
First impressions were not too good, with a long queue to check in at around 11pm. My first night was very poor, with my room (4001) I can only assume backing onto the lift/elevator shaft – it was very noisy through the night.
As I was only staying for 2 nights on this trip, I debated whether I should ask to move rooms or just get some ear plugs! Ultimately, I was offered another room, which was a higher level SPG room.
On balance, if both nights were like the second I would have been far more impressed with this hotel and had a better stay. That said, I will try again next time I am working in Paris.
May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobertB an oasis of comfort in a hot and hectic city
just spent a wonderful three nights at le meridien etoile. the staff made me feel welcomed and the hotel was very attractive and comfortable. my platinum status was recognized proactively.
the executive room was very comfortable and well decorated albeit on the smaller side but this is true in most big cities like london, tokyo, or new york. paris is no exception.
the breakfast spread was huge and everything was excellent quality. sunday morning they served special egg dishes and i had a norwegian poached egg (with smoked salmon and a sour-cream sauce). it was one of the highlights of my trip it was so good!
Overall, my stay was perfect. My compliments to all of the staff for doing such a good job.
August 25, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by MsAisha Terrible Concierge Service
I stayed at this hotel on the first night of a group tour. It is large and impersonal with an incompitant concierge desk staff. They were not at all helpful with questions related to our tour groups's initial meeting at the hotel, and failed to deliver important information to tour group participants that they were given to deliver. They are very nonchalant and unfriendly.
The hotel rooms are nice, but room service was not the best. The room was not cleaned to the level I expected for a hotel of this rating (floors appeared not to have been cleaned, towels missing,no turn down service).
This is a pricey hotel and for the money I would rather stay at a hotel with staff who are dedicated to excellence in customer service.
September 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by TMG1000 Know what your getting for your $$$
The big pluses for this hotel were the Concierge staffs that were very helpful in all aspects of my request. The breakfast they hotel offers one of the best food and services I have had, and the bar area has one of the best jazz clubs in Paris. The negatives are the hotel overall was not clean, especially my room and hallways. For the price that you pay, you would expect better. Also, don’t ask for an executive suite at this hotel! I paid out a ton of points and all I got was a corner room with no view. I tried to get the staff to upgrade me with no luck. It was very disappointing!
September 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Flyer It’s a business orientated hotel
I am an SPG Platinum member. This time, I booked the hotel for an award night.
As I was travelling on leisure, I was missing the executive lounge and I missed breakfast included for me as a Platinum SPG. Not that I usually go for breakfast, but it’s always nice to have it as a benefit.
The only benefit I had in this hotel was an upgrade to Starwood Preferred Guest Room that was called ‘executive’, however, the room was small, however clean and silent.
I was travelling with my other half and we found the room a bit too small...
The staff on the other hand, were amazing and helpful!
January 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by FFMM Hotel is way too busy with tourists so poor business trip experience
All is in the title. Despite the great location and the extreme friendliness and efficiency of staff ( which was the real positive surprise considering we are in France which does not have the best reputation for service) this hotel is really busy an provides a sense if chaos. Lobby and breakfast room are too small and very noisy and other facilities such as luggage storage area a mess...well done to the staff for remaining nice and patient with such little comfort in the facility they work in. However, This is not a good atmosphere for a business venue and i would not recommend it as such. The room I was put in had not been part if refurbishment and felt like we were back in the 70's . Good location though.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by beckyhead Wonderful trip
The Good: We went to the Meridien to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary for an overnight stay. We had a terrific time and the customer service was above and beyond. They really made an effort to make our night very special. They also gave me the best restaurant tip for a place just around the corner from the hotel, Le Relais de Venise...and you will have some the best steak and fries anywhere! I look forward to staying there again, someday. In addition, the bed was very comfortable and clean.
The Not So Good:The view wasn't the best, though! The TV was a little odd, as I cold not attach my iPhone and watch my videos. The TV had HDMI capability, but you could not switch the AV mode on the television. The bathroom door was a sliding door that did not close all the way.
In conclusion, the top-notch customer service and generosity made up for the deficiencies. I look forward to stay their again!
November 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by KB228 A Very Disappointing Stay
I do not share the opinions of other reviewers on this particular hotel. I do not recommend staying here. This is, by far, the worst experience I had with any spg property. I cannot recall a time where any business has made me feel less welcome or appreciated. At one point, my friend and I were going to run to the Eiffel Tower and we stopped at the front desk to ask general directions. The clerk would not even look up when we approached but actually shoo-ed us away with a sighing comment of "The concierge has maps of the local area..." The hotel has beautiful rooms and is easy to find and in a decent location near restaurants. However, I cannot recall a time where I was treated so poorly. I will not return.
September 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Agrawal Poor service rude restaurant staff - must avoid
I stayed there for 3 nights with my wife and 2 kids ages 4 and 8. Being Platinum member I chose the breakfast but restaurant charged me full price for 2 kids even though for all days except 1, my kids did not go to the reastaurant. Also check in staff is slow. Service is poor. Staff is not friendly. Conceirge wants to answer minimal questions and does not seem to be interested in helping. I got the worst room assigned which overlook a large AC unit despite attempting to use my suite rewards for upgrade. Also got charged for the high speed internet access despite being platinum.
August 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by GRCC The Hotel Industry
A very typical industrial hotel.
Several business solo stays ,for its location,and always ,more or less,same experience.
Rooms ( Club floor) are ok ,although quite small,had been renovated few years ago,but start to be already tired...
Housekeeping is very efficient.
The rest can be quite unpleasant, specially due to the size of this hotel.
Easily you can spend half an hour for check in
It is overcrowded and most of the staff unfriendly.
Breakfast quality is awful ,really an industrial breakfast.
If you have a business around,go ahead,otherwise there are much better options.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by marlins Friendly and accomodating staff
Everyone was so nice. All our needs were immediately taken care of. This is clearly a well run hotel!
September 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by muddywaters Very poor
I call these places sausage factories. Their sole focus is to process as many customers as possible. The rooms are VERY small. Make sure you get one of the upgrades rooms (an extra 90 Euros) because the old ones are truly awful. The lobby is more like a mortuary than a welcoming entrance. I must say that the staff were very friendly and helpful.
November 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dGeorge Very Good Hotel All in All
This is a fantastically located hotel, close to most attractions still away from the hustle and bustle of tourists, you keep a healthy space, and the staff are courteous and responsive, the hotel has the basics, if you are looking for a very good combination between affordability, convenience, and wonderfully comfortable bed, this is the hotel for you,
Please note that this is not a place for those who like spacious rooms, the rooms are anything but spacious, this hotel easily has more than 1000 rooms, and if you ask they'll tell you "but that's Paris!"
One more thing I remembered is the Breakfast, Good quality food and drinks, remember to get there as early as you can, as it does become very busy around 9 onwards.
August 19, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by ATX13 3.6 rating on SPG is just right
Overall this hotel is a good place to stay, but with a few touches it could reach a new level. I've stayed here multiple times and each time it fell just short of a great rating from me. There just always seems to be something that is missed, and until that changes I will continue to rate this as an average hotel.
The front desk was excellent, I was upgraded to an executive room without any hesitation. The location is great as well as it's only a 5-10 euro cab ride to anywhere worthwhile. The cleanliness of the room is adequate as well, but we did have to ask for some extra items. I believe this hotel is undergoing renovations sometime soon, and it really does need this asap throughout most areas.
This stay though, the concierge was a let down as it was during my last stay as well. I'm not sure if it is because I don't speak French, but it seems as if I'm a bother to them each time I ask a question or make a request. As a SPG gold and Hilton Gold member, I travel extensively and expect to be treated with respect without any language requirements. A simple question about the Paris Christmas market was answered by saying "it's just like any other Christmas market." When I asked for any specific recommendations for lights, etc. I'm met with a blank stare and "nothing special is going on currently." I'm fine with doing my own research or asking friends in the area, but I would assume a hotel with concierge service would know things going on in their city.
As I said earlier in this review, this hotel is overall a decent choice, but always misses the mark somewhere along the way. I would welcome an opportunity to speak with the manager as just a few changes could make this a completely different property, an enjoyable one as well.
December 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Traveller68 Comfortable room but a bit noisy
The room was comfortable but a bit noisy (traffic) despite I was on the 9th floor.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gisella03 Excellent service and gorgeous-modern hotel
When we arrived, we were greeted happily by front desk staff. They were super nice and kind to get us room earlier than check in.
I loved that they honored Continental Breakfast in the room. Magazines and guides in room very helpful.
June 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NikiD Superb service
The service provided by the staff at the Meridien Etoile is exceptional. Desk staff were very pleasant and helpful. Since I arrived in Paris quite early in the day, the staff found a room that was available three hours earlier than the check-in time. Check-out was similarly efficient. Bell staff and wait staff in the hotel restaurants were all very helpful and kind. The location is excellent: close to a Metro station, very convenient walk to many wonderful sites and eating venues, quiet at night. The room was well-equipped and clean. The food at the hotel restaurants was very good. The only issue that I had was small: I had paid for a room that included breakfast; however, at the time that I went to the dining area for breakfast each day, there was a prohibitively long line and I had to eat elsewhere. I imagine that this was in part due to the fact that many attendees of the conference being held across the street were also staying at the Meridien. Despite this, I would definitely stay at the Meridien again; however I would not buy the breakfast option.
July 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lance237 Excellent Hotel in the Heart of Paris
I stayed at this hotel a few weeks ago because my usual hotel was fully booked, and thought it was a fabulous hotel and great value. After this second visit, I won't stay anywhere else in Paris. Facilities and rooms are beautiful, roomy, quiet and extremely clean. The service was great and started before I got through the front door. I checked in early on a Saturday both visits and both times they went out of thier way to find a room so I did not have to wait. I belong to the SPG program, but the staff really treat you special and provided far more than I anticipated.
March 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jankathryn Modern hotel
Nice hotel and great location next to the metro lines. It was in distance of the Arche de Triumphe. There was a mall across the street which was handy. We had two connected room and all the amenities! The bar and snacks were nicely stocked. Great flat screen TV. The restaurant with the hotel is awesome and they have a great bar. The Concierge were very helpful. Rooms were always clean and great service. We would definitely stay here again and of course would recommend highly! The pool and spa were across the street and we were too busy sightseeing to worry about that.
August 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Londoner33 Dr Jekyll & Mister Hyde
Comfortable room with excellent bed quality. The morning breakfast was a materially different experience: large noisy hall, low key canteen atmosphere, cheap table,chairs and cutlery, average buffet lacking basic hygienic presentation, gentle but low standard personnel (I wait to no avail 5' in front of the omelet counter, as the cook had disappeared at rush hour! Personnel were discussing between themselves their working conditions and hours, sufficiently openly to be overheard). Improvement needed
October 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ricky Wrinkle me this
Is it that hard to buy steam irons ? I don't understand some hotels. If your going to provide an old fashioned iron, why don't we go back to the cast iron ones that you have to heat up on a stove.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ann3811 This Hotel has an excellent location
Le Meridien Etoile has an excellent location. It is easily accessible by foot to shopping (Champs-Elysees), historical landmarks (Arc De Triomphe) & culture. Taxi ride to all other local attractions are in the range of EURO 20/-. Shuttle bus (one-way) to CDG International Airport cost EURO 17/- and is available every 30mins, Hotel is last stop to Airport.
November 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ParisBusinessVisitor Poor treatment of corporate customers
The hotel treats me like I'm a customer who is going to check out without paying! I have stayed there regularly every month since Oct & never had billing problems. Very disappointing, given the quality of the hotel & poor for Le Meridien name. I finally complained to management, and they sent a letter of apology & chocolates. I hope the treatment will change when I return in Feb. Quality of cleaning isn't consistent, room service people are dismissive if you don't leave a tip (they already charge 4euro service on your bill)! Some of the concierge guys are grumpy.
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by db4649t200rs Better than used to be..
I use to stay there 2/3 times per year whatever my satisfaction. However, i have been very happy this time ( a bit less before)because :
- I could extend check-out by 3 hours free of charge because in order to have a shower after my race (Semi Marathon Paris)
- I could have a quick Café/Croissant on Sunday morning in the breakfast room. Thanks Patrice.
- Staff (reception, room service) was very nice and helpful.
So Happy to come back soon. Sole point for imprtovement for years is the absence of fitness room (even if Club Med Gym is offered, it is not the same!)
March 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SouthKorean Better than any airport hotels in Paris!
Executive room is not that much fascinating that I had expected. Actually "Art Screen" is quite small to be a "feature".
There is no kettle for complimentary tea/coffee but a voucher for one espresso/cappuchino at Jazz Bar instead. No complimentary bottles of water in the room as well.
Staffs at doors, receptions, restaurants are very friendly and accomodating though.
Staying at Le Meridien Etoile is definately a better choice than any other airport hotels at CDG as long as you take "Le Cars by Air France" from/to CDG.
Just across the hotel, there is a Starbucks at the lobby floor of Palais de Congress. Honestly, this is the reason I recommend this hotel for someone like me who needs grande/venti size of coffee in Paris.
June 2, 2012