Hotel du Champ de Mars

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Hotel du Champ de Mars

, Paris
2 star

Rooms: 25

7 Rue du Champ de Mars - Paris - 75007 - France Hotel Website | |
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First timers at ease
Submitted by: Catherine in 27/08/08
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Our first trip abroad was easily accommodated by this perfectly located hotel. Situated alongside a walking district loaded with shopping, pubs, specialty shops and a view of the Eiffel Tower, not bad on price either!
Great location very close to the Tour Eiffel
Submitted by: FrenchNP in 22/09/05
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I stayed here in 2003 and loved it. It is just steps for the Eiffel Tour and around the corner from the Rue Clair which has one of the best market days (wed and Sun) in Paris. Small, quiet, simple but nice decor. Adorable breakfast room. Good value for the price. The owners are nice - on your departure they give a souvenir key ring in the shape of a Paris street sign that says Hotel Champ du Mars.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel du Champ de Mars


from A TripAdvisor Member
After staying in 9 hotels in Europe over three weeks in June 2004, this one was the best and one of the least expensive. The room I had was on the first floor right next to the elevator. However, this was not a problem at all. There was minimal noise from the elevator. The room looked out on a little courtyard. The decorating style of the room was very Parisian. The location is perfect, so close to the Eiffel Tower and the metro, and one block away from great restaurants and a street market.
A great find!

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from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed in this hotel April 24-May 1, 2004. The room was really lovely, great decor and large bathroom. I ate breakfast at the hotel every morning and it was the highlight of my stay. The location is perfect, the Eiffel Tower, Le Metro, and Champs Elysees are all within walking distance. My complaints - very loud and hard to get a good nights sleep. The doors automatically slam and the elevator cycles constantly. The noise was too much. As many posters have mentioned the staff is quite aloof to most visitors - but not all, draw your own conclusions. The young staff (non owners) and chamber maids were friendly, helpful and pleasant. I made reservations in Sept 2003 for this April visit, no problems via e-mail.

A nice hotel in an excellent location

from GoetzCh
This is a nice place to stay if you want to be a temporary Parisian. The hotel is neat and well maintained. The room was not at all large, but not too cramped either, for two. I was surprised at the bathroom - it was reasonably large, well lit, and sparkelingly clean. Our room had two sub-twin sized beds (which you can push together to be about as big as a regular double bed). I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly (not effusively so, but this is France after all). Their english is not so good that you can have a nice chat with them (I wish my French had been better - they do seem nice), but they are fluent enough so that you can get by without needing to really speak French. The real attraction is its location - its in a regular Paris neighborhood and right next to the rue Cler market. There are quite a few Americans (mostly toting Rick Steves' guidebook) but not so many that it ruins the atmosphere. Its also less than a 10 minute walk to the park in front of the Eifel Tower. Our stay was in early June, 2004.

Great place but with growing problems

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have stayed at this hotel many times and have always enjoyed it and the great location. However, in recent years, as it becomes known to more Americans, it is becoming harder to get reservations. As others have noted, there is often no response to requests for reservations or the books are not open for rooms yet. Also the management is not overly friendly but are pleasant

My Paris Favourite

from PatrizioYorkU
My wife and I found the hotel to be delightful. Quiet, clean and well appointed. The bathroom was spotless and large in comparison to other hotels in Paris (or London) at which I have stayed. There is a wonderful breakfast room on the lower level where "fresh" is the order of the day. We came down a little late for breakfast one day, and they were out of most items, but the owner still ran down the street to get more croissants for us. My only disappointment was the rudeness of some guests, who must have been use to fast lane breakfasts rooms at Comfort Inns or other such establishment, for these people were impatient and had an utter disregard for the staff in the breakfast room. If you want eat fast, go to MacDonalds.

In any event, you can't beat the proximity of this hotel to many of the great sites of Paris, and it is also close to the Ecole Militaire Metro station. The rue Cler offers food and shopping from A to Z. This hotel is to be highly recommended. Contrary to other reviews I had no problem making reservations, nor did my brother who visited this past Christmas season.

Average hotel in quiet area

from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel is conveniently to the attractions on the left bank - but, is quite a walk to Notre Dame/Louvre, etc. If you want to stay in a rather quiet area, this is the place for you. Our room was EXTREMELY small (6 ft X 8ft). I went to university i England, so I am used to the European standard of hotels - so these things usually do not shock me. BUT, I did find the room to be horribly small. It was well appointed, but I would not go so far to say spotless clean. Our room was really noisy at night, as the ceiling was covered with a plastic film and the wind wrestling through it made a velcro-like sound all night. Though I may sound picky, I am not - I usually just want comfort, clean, and somewhat quiet. The room was average on all three standards. Of course, you shouldn't spend much time in your room in Paris - so, if you are okay with average and want a quiet area - this is the place for you.
Next time, we will probably stay somewhere a little more centrally located, even though you risk the chance of noise.

Great little hotel at a resonable price

from DowneyTraveler
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. This was the end of our 2-week European trip through London, Rome, Siena, Florence, Venice, and Paris.

The Hotel du Champ de Mars was the best value in all the hotels we stayed at. The room is small and the bathroom is tiny, but room is clean and comfortable. The hotel is within walking distance from the Eiffel Tower and the street market (restaurants, bakeries, chocolate store, shoe stores, wine store, cheese store, etc.) is right there. The metro and bus stations are right there as well.

For those of you complaining that you cannot make a reservation, well too bad. The hotel is small (only 25 rooms or so) and the demand is high. I do think the owner should invest in an online booking service, so he doesn't have to spend all his time rejecting reservation requests.

I've been to Paris 3 times and the probability of getting rude service in Paris is very high compared to other places. I want to make it clear that I have encountered nice people in Paris, but without a doubt you will encounter rude service in Paris. In my opinion, the hotel management is not too rude but they are not exactly charming.

Bonjour, Paris! Wonderful Hotel!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Exellent. It's cozy, quiet, in a great area, with a view of the top of the Eiffel Tower. The Rooms are small, but very pretty and clean. I stayed here for eight nights and enjoyed it very much. Hope to come back to Paris sometime, and stay here again. :D -Jennifer

at this place

from Yipyap
I have experienced the same thing that the poster from Seattle, WA.Why this hotel is so popular is probably because of reading about it in the Rick Steves Paris book. Therefore, everyone who has read his book wants to stay here plus it's popular with foodies.Like the above poster I tried to make reservations at the hotel several times. Once I was told they're fully booked and the other times I got no reply probably because they were full again.I just tried to make another reservation for a visit that's 6 months in advance. This time I was told that the time I'm visiting is not open in their books.Why can't the hotel make a booking schedule so that prospective guests can take a look at when they can book and not book, etc.Besides, I've thought it over and am glad I can't get a room at this place. I've looked at their site again and I think I want to stay at a hotel without the country look.

Great Little Place

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Champs du Mars for 5 nights last June. The room, while small, was spotlessly clean, and decorated really nicely. The owners are not gushingly friendly by American standards, but they were cordial and we didn't have any problems. The location, a block off of Rue Cler, is what makes this place really fun, and we enjoyed our stay there and would return in a second!

Top Local Tips for Paris

Le Menu vs. La Carte Eating alone at brasseries and bistros I learned the distinction between "Le Menu" and "La Carte". "La Carte" is the comprehensive printed list of dishes, with the price for each. It can quickly add up to 50 Euros. "Le Menu" is written in chalk on a blackboard: you can select two or three dishes at a fixed price for the lot: e.g. entree (1st course) + plat (main course) + desert. At one place I saw the waiter obligingly carry the blackboard over to the table. Being alone I found a bottle of wine too much, and even a half bottle; so I took to ordering a 1/4 bottle size "pichet" (pitcher). As I fine-tuned this strategy my dining bills dropped under 20 Euros (wine included + service compris) without any noticeble compromise in quality and variety.

Getting good service The French have a different conception of public and private space to a lot of western countries - going into a shop and ignoring the sales person as you start browsing is equivalent to walking into someone's home in your own country and starting to read books off their bookshelf without saying hello, ie. it's considered extremely rude. Make an effort to say "bonjour" to the salespeople whenver you walk in and you will get MUCH better service!

Vacationing in Paris If you've been to Paris, like I had been, during high season and were disappointed that it was so crowded and sites were hard to visit or closed, definitely consider going in the winter. There are literally no lines for anything and everything is open. Buy the Museum Pass ahead of time and skip the ticket line. You'll walk right in to the Louvre and immediately get 10 feet away from the Mona Lisa, and any other art in any other site as well. Restaurants are now non smoking and not crowded. Outdoor seating is heated and people watching is at its best. Pick pockets were few and far between, and the Parisians were lovely. I tried to speak French, and they graciously switched to English. Make the attempt and you'll be highly rewarded.


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  • Address: 7 Rue du Champ de Mars - Paris - 75007 - France
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