Le Meridien Montparnasse Hotel

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Le Meridien Montparnasse Hotel

, Paris
4 star

Rooms: 953

19 Rue du Commandant Mouchotte - Paris - 75014 - France Hotel Website | | 01.44.36.44.36
380 Traveller

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8/10
Le Meridien not
Submitted by: Hank in 14/09/08
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
This was a very clean and good hotel to say at but it's not in the Le Meridien class it is more like a Sheraton. I actually heard that it used to be a Sheraton at some time in the past, but could not confirm. The room was small, but clean. Good location.
10/10
Very helpful staff.
Submitted by: Wayne in 16/08/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
I stayed in this hotel from the 5/08/2008 to the 12/08/2008. I found the staff very helpfull. The room was cleaned very good and they changed the sheets and towels each two days which is something I have never seen in my travels around the world. The hotel is very well comunicaded with both airports with buses from air france stopping across the road. It also has a railway station and metro across the road which made getting around paris quite easy. Only one bad thing, the cost of breakfast. 87€ a day. but with a shopping centre nearby you can have a good breakfast for 18€ for 4 people. I would stay there again.
9/10
Good value
Submitted by: A Travel Library User in 10/08/06
  • Age Group:
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Bigger rooms than what you find in most European cities. Better value for dollar than any hotel I found in New York city. Friendly staff, clean rooms, good air conditioning (we were there during a heat wave in France). Close to the Montparnasse station so easy commute to attractions, even to Ile de France to visit Castle at Versailles.
9/10
Comfortable and central
Submitted by: Marcel Grech in 29/06/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: Malta
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
We enjoyed staying at the Le Meridien Montparnasse
in Paris. Our 20 year old daughter accompanied us.
The hotel was very comfortable, very central. A
joy to our daughter being so close to all the fashion
shops. A joy to me as I could visit the Musee of arts
and a joy to my husband as he could sit and enjoy having
his drink and relaxing.
10/10
Best hotel in Paris!
Submitted by: Angel Ciara Milan in 14/03/05
  • Age Group:
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type:
This hotel was the best hotel that I have ever stayed in and totally made my trip in Paris a million times more enjoyable. The staff were very helpful and upon choosing a room, I was personally shown a choice of two by the manager. The concierge service was excellent. The rooms and the bar and restaurants were unjustied by any pictures that you will see. I cannot recommend this hotel any more. Every time I stay in Paris, I will certainly be staying at the Meridien. This hotel has a fabulous and convenient location and is so stunning that I cant imagine why it is not a five star hotel!!!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Le Meridien Montparnasse Hotel

Loved the Meridien Montparnasse

from catchy13
After reading some of the reviews of this hotel, I was really nervous about the accomodations. I was totally relieved when we arrived at the hotel and to our room. It is located across the street from Gare Montparnasse (a large train station with a metro stop) and the Air France shuttle bus which is extremely convenient. Our room was large and very clean. The neighborhood was safe to walk in although late at night i would not wonder too far off the main roads. It is about a 10-15 minute metro ride to the Eiffell tower and about 10 minutes from Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter. I would highly recommend this hotel and will most likely stay there again.

July, 2004 - very good hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Wow - I've read most of prior reviews. I suppose your experience may depend on which room you are given. This is a very large hotel, with 1,000 rooms. We stayed on the 25th (top) floor, with a standard small room, and loved our stay. Huge bathroom - we did not have any difficulty with slippery floors. Furnishings in the room were standard and clean.

I agree with the July 6 and 26 reviews.

Hotel is big - North America big. There are only two Meridians in Paris and the other, close to central Champs de Lysee, is the stronger sister. It is apparently the true 4 star hotel.

This hotel was built to 4 star standards, probably 30 years ago, but given it's presumably lower volume of business, is starting to look it's age and is probably slow on the renovations of some rooms. Lobby and restaurants are North American sized. This hotel is lower end 4 star, by North American standards, and it could be argued that it is 3.5 stars, as it is somewhat aged.

Having said that, the staff was (day and night crews) surprisingly, and to our relief, friendly. They were helpful.

We stayed for a week and, during that time, the hotel was busy. Not pack jammed, but very alive. Hotel has all the amenities you could ever want, if you want to pay for them. They have conference rooms and there was at least a couple of conferences, and then a wedding, during our time there. Two restaurants, a cafe, a bar, gift shops, business service centre, etc, etc. But none of it is cheap - hotel was obviously designed to cater to busy business crowd.

Posted "rack rate" was 450 Euro for a standard room, which is ridiculously inflated. Even their website doesn't presume that price - it must be to keep standard with the other location. Expedia gave us a rate of about 130 Euro, which was fair.

Location for two young tourists, with no time limits on daily trips around the City, was very good. Not a central tourist area, but only 5 to 15 min away by bus or subway. "Inno" grocery store one block away is a relief for those on a budget. Great bakery one block away (with surprisngly terrible, slightly hostile service). Night walking is dodgy - neither comfortable nor overly uncomfortable neighbourhood - but hotel is only one big block from metro / bus station so it feels safe to walk that short distance even late at night. Air France bus to CDG airport is a tremendous convenience. Metro subway use, RER train use and Metro bus use is very convenient - this is one of three or four main "hubs" for train / bus use, within Paris.

If you're busy corporate guest, the hotel will service your needs, though you'll have to consider the location.

If you're a tourist, this is a very good choice unless you dislike large hotels. The location probably was expected to boom economically 30 years ago and never did, but there is a good street retail presence. Public transport in the city is very good, so you're not far from any of the main tourist areas.

We would stay here without hesitation for the same price.

Nice hotel, good location

from A TripAdvisor Member
I also got this hotel on Priceline for a week-long stay. I had a positive experience. We had a nicely-decorated, spacious room with good lighting, a nice desk, two armchairs, a view looking north over Paris to Sacré Coeur from the 14th floor, a non-smoking floor, and a nice bathroom. The drawback to the bathroom was that the shower did not have a good regulation of temperature, and the floors were slippery marble. I can't believe such a floor design would occur in a US hotel because there is a strong potential for injury - be careful. For French character, it did have a bidet and toilet in a separate alcove of the bathroom.

The staff was pleasant. The spacious, interesting lobby did have some smokers from time to time, but it wasn't terrible. In the evenings there is a man who plays and sings at the piano (reminded me of Billy Joel's "Pianoman" song).

The Air France buses were indeed convenient. We used both the one from CDG and the one to Orly. There was easy access to 4 metro lines, including the all-important Line 4. There was high-speed Internet access in the room, had I wanted to use it. It is quite possible to walk to/from Notre Dame from this hotel.

Most mornings I would go to the Inno store a couple blocks away and bring back breakfast for my son and me: usually croissants/baked goods, orange juice, and yogurt. Then I would sit at the desk and look out over Paris as I ate.

On the couple hot days that we had in Paris, I came back to the hotel in the late afternoon and washed up a bit and changed clothes and enjoyed the properly-working air conditioning.

The room we had looked exactly like the Classic Room I have seen on some web sites, with blue, black, and white decor.

I read the review below at an Internet cafe while in Paris. I decided to check out the 23rd floor. Indeed, it is not nearly as nice as the 14th floor. So I guess I was lucky with my assigned room.

Great Hotel

from amy221
Very nice rooms and staff are pleasant. Has a great lobby, enormous hotel and not the French experience, but if you want a 4 star American style hotel, this is a good bet. The area is not the most fantastic, but still there are plenty of restaurants etc. and the metro is close. Another plus the Air France bus drops off right accross from the hotel.

A dump!

from stlrod
This "dump" is wholly undeserving of a 4-star rating. Our July 6-8 Priceline stay (was to have been July 6-9 but I couldn't take a third night) has been without a doubt our worst Priceline experience in more than 100 stays. Other than location and some good views, this hotel has no redeeming qualities. The public areas and the rooms on the 23rd floor were in terrible condition. The carpet is filthy when you step off the elevator. The condition of the carpet in the rooms is slightly better. However, the rooms are in desperate need of renovation (which has been accomplished with the rest of the hotel.) The worst part was the urine marks left by prior guests on the wallpaper next to the toilet. When I inquired about getting different rooms, the Front Desk Manager, told me that Priceline customers were given the "worst rooms in the hotel" and that any upgrades would cost 50 Euros per room. We had multiple problems throughout our stay. There is no iron in the rooms or available (as an earlier reiview said, to force you to pay for pressing.) Coffee is available through room service only. The concierge treated us poorly, wholly unwilling to recommend any restaraunts outside the hotel. The front desk "lost" our deposit of 160 Euros. It took about an hour and half for us to get it back when leaving early on the 8th. The hotel is used for airline personnel, tour groups and businesses. My guess is that this hotel has to resort to using Priceline because it is one of the worst in Paris.

Pleasant stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed at this hotel for two days at the end of May, 2004. Although the location is not in the middle of the action, it is extremely close to a major subway station, which can take you anywhere in Paris. Hotel was upscale and very clean. We got a great deal through Priceline. Be sure to ask about the Air France shuttle for service to and from the airport, which drops you off across the street from the hotel. Very convenient. I would stay here again if I had the chance.

Disappointing

from A TripAdvisor Member
After reading some relatively good reviews, we were excited to spend the weekend at Le Meridien Montaprnasse. As ex-parisiens, we knew the area and had an idea of what to expect, however when we got to the hotel, we were sadly disappointed! The room was OK but the bathroom was completely garish in bright orange! Also, the room was not well designed and a number of little annoyances left us frustrated, especially considering that we had paid 4 star prices. Add to this the fact that the hotel does not provide pressing irons! Instead we had to pay the ridiculous hotel dry-cleaning fees and in addition to that, had to endure very poor and unreliable service at that. However, there were some good points, a very convenient location next to Gare Montparnasse and a completely fabulous breakfast. Definintely make sure that you get the breakfast included in the room price if you have the poor judgement to stay here. Our suggestion would be to enjoy the breakfast at Le Meridien and stay at the Sofitel in the 8th! Bon voyage!

so so location

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed for 4 nights in April 2004 and found the hotel to be comfortable and relaxing. We paid US$120 on Priceline and felt like it lived up to it's billing of a 4 star hotel. The location was a little out of the way but had good access to the underground. There was some major shopping within walking distance, including a huge grocery and department store one block away.

Good choice with excellent views

from A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent value hotel, far better than a lot of the reviews on this site would have you believe. Safe location with breathtaking views out over Paris from the upper floors.

One word of warning stay away from the ridiculously expensive hotel bar - and pop next door to Le bureau bar or the jazz bar where the drinks cost a third of the price.

Safe choice

from A TripAdvisor Member
We got a decent rate on Expedia (jut a bit more than older 3-star properties) for a recent long weekend at Le Meridien. The hotel is a typical 4-star business hotel, everything is ok but nothing is really great. The quality level is a bit below other Le Meridien hotels I've stayed at in other countries, but it was still ok and better than the typical older European 3-4 star hotels. A lot of business people and flight crews staying there, it has that kind of "average business hotel" feeling to it. The location is quite centric, not really next door to anything but also not far from any of the main atractions.

Assuming that you can find a decent rate, I would choose this hotel if you want a safe choice (i.e. expect everything to work in the room, newer decor, etc) and don't mind giving up some character in exchange.

Top Local Tips for Paris

Where to stay... By far the nicest area to stay seems to be in the St. Germin Du Pres area. It is beautiful, full of character, and you can walk from there to the vast majority of the Paris sites of interest.

Monsieur Lapin Wonderful charming and beautiful small restaurant in Montparnasse with excellent food. Apparently they specialize in rabbit but our party of three didn't have it. I had wonderful pigeon, my daughter great steak, my husband cod and delectable fois gras. Try it- you will be pleased.

The Metro pass Best option is to buy the pass from the Airport so that you can pay one price for your whole stay. But if you are not going to use the metro to go outside the city stick with the 3 zone pass which is cheaper

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  • Address: 19 Rue du Commandant Mouchotte - Paris - 75014 - France
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