Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel du Louvre Concorde
I Love Paris in the summer
To paraphrase the song, I did love Paris in the summer.We stayed at the luxurious Hotel du Louvre.The location was ideal and the service was impeccable.We were fortunate to be in Paris the first Sunday of a month where many of the museums offer free entry!My husband and I jogged each morning and loved seeing the sights as we passed by.We found the people to be friendly and helpful.We can't wait to return to see the beautiful city and once again eat, drink and be merry
Loved the Louvre
from A TripAdvisor Member
This was a great choice for our 1st visit to the lovely city of Paris. It is in my opionion the best location in the city because you can walk almost anywhere and catch the train or the bus across from the hotel. The rooms are well appointed and the staff was very helpful. Don't hestitate to make this your 1st choice.
t waste time like I did looking over other hotels for days.
from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel was a perfect choice(via Expedia). I wasted so much time looking over other hotels to make sure my 5th anniversary would be special. A few reasons why I recommend this hotel. 4-Stars: very nice lobby and bar. Room was also nice; cozy, clean, and classy. Location: in my opinion, perfectly situated. My wife and I walked almost everywhere and we stayed out until 12am every night. The metro is literally a few steps across the street as well as the bus stop. All the major landmarks are within walking distance. It's the best way to experience Paris. Service: We stayed for 8 nights and the staff was terrific. We arrived at the hotel at 7:30am and they had our room ready. Everyone knew English. The Concierge(esp. Michel) in a way wrote our itinarary in Paris for us and made all necessary reservations. DON'T MISS the day trips out to Versaille and the castles in Loire Valley. Eat a few meals in the Latin Quarter and St. Germain de Pres. Le Dauphin in front of the hotel is great. Also a requisite is a dinner cruise on the Seine River. I found a new one called Calife that was 35E for a 3 course dinner and cruise per person. I would have paid 50E pp for that experience. Since my wife(and most women) is a big shopper, the two largest shopping centers in Paris is up the street by the Opera. There are also many upscale boutiques lining the major streets of the 1st and 2nd districts. Hope this helps.
Great location - great hotel!
Location, location, location..... it doesn't get any better than this! We just stayed at the Hotel du Louvre with our 2 children and it was great ! Have stayed in more expensive hotels in Paris that were not as nice. Everyone on staff was extremely helpful. And unlike most European hotels the AC worked great and it was quiet. Had a great view too! Would definitely recommend it and will go back
Best Hotel Location
from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel is located close to all the great attractions, there was no need to take any metros etc. We enjoyed walking everywhere, the Louvre museum which is next door was better than I expected it to be as far a museum goes..its a must see even if you dont go thru it all. We were there for only 6 days and had alot to see in such a short time. We saw the Eiffel tower, Arc de Triumph, visited Sacre Coeur church , shopping (check out where the rich people shop just amazing ) took a dinner cruise on the Seine, an excursion to see the Chenonceau, Ambroise castles and a tour of a winery which was excellent. There is so so many restaurants, café's, shopping, souvenir shops etc. The food is great, I have read that some people did not like the food there but you must realize that no matter where you go in the world it will never be your home cooked meals...so get over it when you go away. Read the menu and ask for what you want, the people are very nice and willing to help you. If you are not sure stick to the normal sandwiches (bagettes) ,salads....or just experiment . English is widely spoken there especially in the tourist areas, I also speak french and rarely had to use it. My husband took me to Paris for my 50th birthday and ran into another couple that was there for the same reason her 40th on the same day as me, they were also from Canada (Edmonton).
As far as this hotel goes its clean and very nice, when we arrived early in the morning our room was ready but we did not like the view (courtside) therefore I requested a better view and they were quite nice and made the change without a fuss. My husband didn't care about the view as we were definately not there to stay in our room. If you book the deluxe room I am sure it will be much better. I will surely go back to this hotel as the location was perfect and this time will be there longer...so much to see.
A perfect place for a honeymoon!
I booked the Hotel du Louvre quite accidently. I was booking my honeymoon through Expedia and had another hotel in mind. It was booked, so I called Expedia and their representative recommended this hotel. I booked not knowing what to expect. I could not have been more pleased. When we arrived at the hotel they were aware that my wife and I were on our honeymoon and they greeted us cordially. The room we were given was absolutely incredible. Well, not so much the room itself, but the view. The room was clean, and nicely decorated, and the bathroom was immense. Also, the AC worked like a dream. However, it was the view that was priceless. We opened our drapes and staring us staight down the street was the Opera Garnier. We were literally in the center of the hotel on the side facing the Opera House. Never in my life did I imagine that I would wake up every morning to such a view. The location of the hotel is unbeatable too! It is close to all of the great shops along the Rue Rivoli and it is right across the street from a metro stop and the Louvre. Every morning of our week stay my wife and I would walk to a local boulangerie and buy some rolls and juice. We would then stroll to the Tuilleries (which are across the street) and eat our breakfast. It was SO romantic and beautiful. My wife and I absolutely loved Paris and our experience at the Hotel du Louvre simply topped off a perfect honeymoon. When we return to Paris, which will not be soon enough, we will definitley stay here again.
Loved the Hotel du Louvre
Just home after two weeks at the Hotel du Louvre. Superb treatment for 3 travelers, for one his first visit to Paris. Had two small rooms on their 5th floor, cozy, warm and a total delight. Rate was very competitive. Brasserie in hotel, excellent; Concierge services, superb. Hotel at heart center of Paris across street from North wing of the Louvre. Loved it all. Hope to come back
Great Hotel, Great Location
I wanted the ambiance and decor of a boutique hotel, my husband wanted the amenities and services of a large hotel. The Hotel du Louvre suited both of us perfectly. During our five-night stay, we enjoyed a lovely non-smoking room with a king-sized bed, plenty of space for the two of us and all of our stuff, a large bathroom restocked with clean towels every day, and a helpful hotel staff. A taxi stand is across the street, the metro stops at the front door, and much of historic Paris is within a fifteen-minute walk. We made our reservation over the internet -- but a call to the phone number on the website quoted the same price. We reserved at the lowest available rate -- 230 Euros a night for a superior room. When we checked in, however, the hotel upgraded us to a small deluxe room. This leads to one final observation, from reading this and other web reviews. The most positive reviews are from travelers -- like us -- who spent multiple nights at the hotel. I suspect that the hotel reserves the better rooms and upgrades for long-term visitors. Just a thought.
For our first trip to Paris, we stayed at the Hotel du Louvre for a week beginning New Years Eve and loved it. Upon arrival, the front desk upgraded us to a Junior Suite stating, "Its New Years Eve and we want to make sure you enjoy your stay in Paris." Given what we had heard about the size of most hotels in Europe, we were surprised how large the room was with a sitting room separate from the bedroom. The bathroom, also very nice, had both a separate shower and tub. The location of course is great - directly across the street from the Louvre (making it easy to get in line before they open if you want to see the Mona Lisa before the crowds). Its also right next to a subway stop making it easy to get around all of Paris. I would suggest getting the buffet breakfast included in the room rate. Most mornings the cafe staff appeared harried, but always friendly, but this was mostly due to the large number of guests during the holiday. We were particularly pleased with the concierge staff who were very friendly and helpful.
The only compliant was that the room faced the interior courtyard of the hotel and it would have been nice to have a view out, but we didn't want to ask since they upgraded our room. Because there are many hotels near the Louvre with similar names, be sure that you book at the "Hotel du Louvre." We would definitely stay here again.
It was ok, but not for the price.
For my first time to Paris I decided to spend the extra money and stay at a four star hotel. On the advice of my partner we stayed at the Hotel Du Louvre. The hotel was charming and the staff very friendly.
However, the room we were issued was the size of a common phone booth.
It was impossible to dress without bumping into the other person.
We did however book through American Airlines, so I assume they give you any leftover room as a treat. We did pay, on average, over $400 a night for the tiny corner room. On our final night, when the airconditioning finally gave out, we complained and we were moved to a deluxe room free of charge. Of course with the extra large deluxe room, it made the night worth while.
Top Local Tips for Paris
Use the Hop on Hop off for a cheap get around,Museum pass
We used the Hop on Hop off for touring and transportation, worked out well. Get a museum pass ,so much easier for entrance to museums and monuments.Buy Rick Steves Paris book and read from cover to cover. You will be well prepared for a first time visit. Learn some conversational French it will be helpful and shows respect for the French. All of the French people we came in contact with were very nice. Even a waiter that tried to be rude softened up after we tried to use our French.
Metro and Attractions
Skip the Multiple day Metro Passes zones 1-5. We travled everywhere in Paris including Versailles and Disneyland Paris on 2 carnets (10 packs) and 4 zones 1-5 1 trip ticket. We save about 50 Euros over the price of the 5 days all zone pass. Also if you are planning to see the Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee Picasso in 2 days. Get the Museum pass. It was worth it.
Get yourself a 5 day batobus ticket, it is inexpensive and a great way to get up and down the city. Just remember that there are stops on either side of the river, depending on which direction you want to travel. It is an on and off ticket that you can use as many times as you want during the time scale you have purchased.