Beaubourg Hotel

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Beaubourg Hotel

, Paris
3 star

Rooms: 28

11 Rue Simon Lefranc - Paris - 75004 - France Hotel Website | |
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A smile would be nice...

from cardy
...from the front desk, but everything about this hotel is fantastic.

The room was a decent size, ours was facing the street but noise was not a problem. The construction noise is still there but not at ridiculous hours.

The location was perfect for most of the sites and a great collection of bars and bitros.

Beware Construction Noise

from Mollydoll
A lovely hotel accurately reflected by previous reviewers... but be aware that a great deal of construction is currently happening upon the building next door. My co-traveler and I were awakened early and rudely by tremendous banging at about 7am on a Monday that continued intermittently all morning. The hotel staff were, sadly, sterotypically snooty about it-- no offers to move us to a quieter room or any attempt to respond to the problem.

It may be worth checking in advance to see if construction has finished before beooking.

Additionally, it may be helpful for you to know that hotel can arrange pick up and drop off at the airport for a fee--information that isn't on their website.

Just enjoyed fifth stay at the Hotel Beaubourg

from BoarderX
I travel to Europe each year, and keep coming back to the charming and extremely well-located Hotel Beaubourg.

The hotel is on the border between the Marais district, which is historic, Jewish, gay, and upscale but with a neighborhood vibe, and the fast-paced Centre Pompidou/Les Halles commercial district. Lots of cafes and boulangeries, and great shopping. Just a few blocks to the Seine and the Bastille/Opera. Best transit option here is not the Rambuteau station next to the hotel, but the Chatelet/Les Halles complex about three blocks away that gives you access to all of Paris and the surrounding region.

The rooms and bathrooms are small, but a good value. I prefer the rooms in half of the hotel above the reception area. The exposed beams add a great deal of character. If quiet time is more important to you, then you would be better off with a room in the other half of the hotel, which is off the street entirely.

The hotel has added a free wireless Internet service on the ground floor, which is particularly helpful now that many of the Internet cafes in the area have shut their doors.

Comfortable Beaubourg

from A TripAdvisor Member
My mother had a lovely room at the back of the hotel on the ground floor. We had a room on the first floor and our two teenagers had the twin bedroom next door. The rooms were clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and the ensuite bathrooms were very good. The usual tioletries were provided as well as a wall mounted hair dryer. There is also a minibar in the bedroom with just enough room to put in your own bottles of water. The TV only had French speaking channels but we were in France. The staff at reception all spoke English and saved us any embarassment. The breakfast was a basic continental to which you could add fresh pressed orange juice, scrambled or fried eggs. All this was served in the atmospheric basement dining room.
Our rooms were cleaned and reset each day and the cleaning staff were very friendly.
The hotel is on Rue Simon le Franc just off Rue renard and opposite the Pompidou Centre. It is a short walk down Rue Renard to the river and there are many cafes and restaurants in the vicinity. Nearest Metro is Rambuteau but you would have to change lines to go to most places a tourist might be interested in so it is best to walk a bit further to Chatelet - Les Halles.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel. It is not very upmarket but is clean, comfortable, friendly, convenient and good value for money.

Noisy, smelled like cigarettes

from Shira
We were disappointed in this hotel. We had planned to stay 4 nights, but left after just one. Our first room smelled strongly of cigarettes, not just in the air but in all the linens as well. We requested a room change, and the staff reluctantly accomodated us and we switched to a fresher smelling, rather cute room. The next morning, we awoke to the sounds of extremely loud construction. There was literally a jackhammer making lots of noise just a few feet away from our heads, the other side of a thin wall. Granted, it was not especially early, and not the fault of the Hotel Beaubourg that the building next door is undergoing construction, but be forewarned that many of the rooms in this hotel may be noisy. It may be okay for travellers who like to leave the room early and return late in the day, but I like staying in a quiet room while on vacation, so we decided to leave. Though it was well before check-out time and we gladly paid for our one night stay, they tried to make us pay for a second night as well. We moved to Hotel Bastille- Castex and were very happy there.

Great location - Great price

from A TripAdvisor Member
Fourth time to Paris, first time staying in the Marais area. Actually, the Hotel Beaubourg is not right in the Marais, it is closer to Les Halles and right behind the Pompidou Centre.
Don't judge the hotel from the outside. Once you step through the front doors you will be relieved and pleasantly surprised. The lobby is comfortable and well lit. I paid a bargain price of $90euros/night. The rooms are like all the other Paris hotels- very small with dim lighting. I had a 'twin' room with two very small but comfortable beds pushed together. The bedding was clean, new and bright, the bathroom had a shower and bath, sink, toilet and bidet - could use updating in a few years. There is a mini bar/fridge but no safe. The air conditioning worked great and the window open out as well. The rooms seem soundproof - never heard the neighbours except when the door closed. The hotel staff are pleasant, speak english and are very helpful when requesting hotel reservations or recommendations. There is a breakfast room which I did not use (very expensive $3euros for cornflakes!) but just out in the Pompidou centre there is the Cafe Beaubourg (huge with indoor upstairs and downstairs seating as well as a large outside area). The coffee is wonderful as is the fresh squeezed O.J. and pamplemousse and the croissants and baquette with asst. confiture is well worth the $. Forget the American Breakfast special unless you like a lot of powdered scrambled eggs!
This area itself is very central with a lot of boutique shopping at the Pompidou cente and Notre Dame and the Marais proper both just a 10 minute walk away. There are lots of great restaurants too. Really like the Right Bank as opposed to the Left Bank. Better food, better shopping, better looking people.

Downtown Paris oasis

from DredgerWisconsin
If you want a tiny, quiet hotel of character in the heart of both Paris and the very Parisian 4th arrondissement, all at a very reasonable price, this is it. Pompidou Center across the street

Not in the Marais proper but good value for money nonetheless

from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel didn't quite live up to its billing having read the reviews here. It is great value for money at Eur 117 for a decent (for Paris) sized room and a good bathroom (shower and tub). The location is great in that you are very close to both the Chatelet RER station (handy for Gare du Nord) and Hotel de Ville metro. However, you could not really call this hotel in the Marais - it's the far western tip and the street itself is not very pretty. Also opposite a slightly seedy men's gay bar (the type with blanked out doors). To be in the Marais proper you want to be a few streets further in, around the Rue du Archives/Vielle Temple area.

We didn't have breakfast but went to the Pain Quotidien (note: we nearly got stung here as, asking for a brioche, they brought us their Sunday brunch, not being able to pronounce the English word correctly they misunderstood). Paul on the other hand is great - there's one at the end of the Rue du Renard by the Hotel de Ville metro and branches everywhere.

Can't complain about the hotel really - for one night it was fine. If I was staying longer and for next time I'll want to be in the pretty part of the Marais though.

Hotel with great character and location

from Kezzam
My partner and i stayed here over the easter weekend and absolutely loved it. we had a beautiful room on the ground floor which had windows overlooking the small courtyard. The bathrooms were very modern and the room itself was immaculate. I found the hotel very good value for money and the location was superb. There are so many restaurants and bars in just a stones throw away and enough shops to keep anbody occupied for a few hours.! The staff were very friendly and really helpful. We would definitely stay at this hotel again when we next get the chance to come back to Paris.

Price performer, tough to find in Paris

from EasyGoingMidwestGuy
Everyone knows Paris is the most expensive city in the world, so I must admit I was a little concerned with what kind of hotel I was going to get for $117 Euros a night. To my pleasant surprise, the Hotel Beaubourg is an excellent value. My wife and I stayed in room 31, which had a king size bed, bath and shower. The room is small, like most in France, but not overly small, and it was decorated nicely, which my wife really appreciated. The drapes seemed new and were a classic pattern, and the walls are actually covered with fabric instead of wallpaper. There are old wood beams across the ceiling, which lends to the atmosphere. An extra plus was the shower - great water pressure and plenty of very hot water - two things very important to my wife and me! The only real negative in the room is the size of the closet. The way the mirrored folding door opened, there was barely enough room to fit our hanging clothes, and we really didn't have a lot. One item to be aware of, the lights in the hallways are on timers, so look for the wall swithces if it is dark when you get off the elevator. The elevator is very small too, but is that really a big deal? The staff was very friendly and accomodating to me. I think if you learn enough French to at least say "I'm sorry, I don't understand - I don't speak French. Do you speak English?", it will take you a long way with everyone in Paris. The location is great, right across the street from the Pompideau Center, with a Metro stop 50M away. The Marais is a wonderful neighborhood, with lots of interesting shops and cafes all around. There are a couple of nice jazz clubs within walking distance too on rue des Lombards. If you want a truly luxury hotel in Paris, which we have done before, be prepared to spend at least $350 euros a night (the Ritz will run you $700 euros a night). But if you don't want to spend that kind of money, the Hotel Beaubourg is a great value for the price, and my wife and I would definitely stay there again.

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  • Address: 11 Rue Simon Lefranc - Paris - 75004 - France
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