Timhotel Le Louvre Hotel

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Timhotel Le Louvre Hotel

, Paris
2 star

Rooms: 56

4 Rue Croix des Petits Champs - Paris - 75001 - France Hotel Website | | 01.42.60.34.86
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9/10
Excellent choice!
Submitted by: Pat in 28/03/08
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This was our first visit to Paris so we chose a hotel that was close to the Louvre and the Metro. We weren't disappointed. The hotel is excellent in every way: the room was spotlessly clean and comfortable with tea making facilities and plenty of hot water. The breakfast was more than we expected with juice, fruit, cereals, ham, cheese, eggs, croissants, crusty bread and preserves and delicious coffee. The staff were always polite and helpful. We were close to the metro but didn't use it as we walked everywhere.

If we came to Paris we would definitely stay at the Timhotel Le Louvre again.
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TimHotel Le Louvre - Top Value for the Bucks!!

from LosAngelesFunster
My wife and I stayed for 13 nights from May 21, 2006 at the TimHotel Le Louvre. We were very pleased!!

The location is truly great. I'd told my wife the hotel was only a block from the Louvre but her jaw dropped once we'd arrived at the hotel and there was the Louvre truly looming large just a block away.

The room with two twin-type beds was probably a good choice rather than one slightly larger bed for the two of us. The bathroom did make me long for the relative luxury of a cruise ship bathroom. But despite being a larger man I did manage to slip in and out of the shower without mishap. The room itself was not very large with a small walking space at the foot and side of one bed with a little 6 x 5 patch of space between the door, bathroom door, closet and the second of the two beds. The closet was a single cupboard that had the usualy 8 lumpy plastic hangers (I brought everything on hangers and slipped the hotel's hangers off the rod and was able to pack a ton of stuff in the closet). We stowed the empty bags on top of the closet and left one case with stuff open on a luggage rack in a corner, which meant the missus couldn't actually get in and out of her bed on the side but kinda had to shimmy out at the foot of the bed.

The room was very freshly painted, papered and carpeted. The draperies and prints were nice. We had a window that opened onto a little central courtyard of the hotel (the breakfast area had a little outdoor table). This made for a very very quiet room with no street noise at all. We were on the first floor (second floor for us Americans) and that made it easy to get to the room. The elevator is circus clown car small with a two person and one bag limit. The electronic accordian metal doors on the inside of the car didn't give my wife the warm fuzzies. But a little patience and a few trips would have seen you and your baggage safely to the 5th floor.

We arrived at 9 am and were told we could check in at 2pm. We left our bags in the big closet in the lobby. No real security on it other than it was 5 feet from the desk clerk in the lobby. The desk folks were nice enough but it took me 10 days to get a bonjour out of the female desk clerk (I found it a little rude but I think a French person would have been incensed ... I mean a polite greeting is just how things start in the world of French commerce). But don't be dissuaded by this (I really don't think it was personal ... I barely speak rudimentary transactional French but I can recongnize complaining when I hear it and this broad was always [-----] about something in French to the nearest cleaning person or desk clerk). I did ask for a car to be arranged to take us to the airport and that was handled by the night man with no problem. Meanwhile, the place was spotless with lots of cleaning and scrubbing. We did check in right at 2. Didn't really understand the delay 'til 2 but the hallways are cramped or non-existent so perhaps having new guests tromping through the halls with luggage is just a no-no. We went to the Louvre (only a block away!!) and saw the Mona Lisa and had a bite to eat so we started the trip with a real bang!

We paid less than $125 a night including taxes and everything. At check-out they charged me about a buck each for my two local calls. The room had a hot water maker that was very useful. I'd packed some instant oatmeal and a couple of plastic bowls. Plus, I brought my non-breakable French coffee press (What could be more appropriate to bring to Paris?!?!?!?!?). They had some mugs in the room and being able to have coffee and oatmeal in the a.m. was a great time and money saver. There were lots of outlets in the room (all over by the bathroom) so we could power and recharge everything.

In short, for a small, spotless, very reasonably priced hotel experience right in the heart of Paris (the Palais Royal and the Comedie Francaise are just blocks away as is Les Halles and two subway stops) you cannot beat this hotel.

Great Location--tiny room

from Skeenka
My partner and I went to Paris for the 1st time the end of May. The TimHotel de Louvre is in a great location. Step out the door, look left and there is the Louvre! Many other locations are easily accessible from the hotel--the Seine, Rue di Rivoli, Lafayette Galleries, Musee D'Orsay--we even walked to the Picasso Museum from the hotel. The hotel staff was very nice. Front desk staff was very helpful with information and maps and they all spoke English. Housekeeping staff was pleasant and always responded to our 'Bonjour!'. Breakfast was wonderful for the price-10 euro- considering prices elsewhere. There was coffee, tea, juice, cereal, ham, boiled eggs, bread, croissants, and other basic breakfast items. The eating area was neat and clean, although the chairs are hard metal and not the most comfortable. The room itself was tiny. I mean barely get around the bed tiny. I understand that European hotel rooms are small, but with my partner and I in the room, it was crowded. The room itself was very basic, with a cute window that opened to the courtyard. The bathroom had a small shower with fantastic water pressure (a bonus), but I couldn't raise my arms without hitting the sides. There was a small wardrobe and desk/chair in the room, but hard to utilize because the close proximity of the bed. I took to storing things under the bed so they weren't in the way. The bed itself was hard, the sheets and blankets clean and comfortable. The room had an extra blanket and pillow in the wardrobe. There was A/C in the room that worked well. There was no hairdryer even though some sites state that the rooms come with it. Our room was on the 3rd floor and there was a small 2-person elevator for those days when we couldn't walk another step! On the first floor, there is a wall iron for use. My most pleasant experience staying there was next door, to the right of the hotel when you step out, a cafe called "Louise". Great food and wine at wonderful prices and the atmosphere cannot be beat. We were there several times during our stay.

Great location, small room

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at Timhotel Le Louvre during a business trip. It's okay, as I just stayed over there to sleep. Thanks God I'm not claustrophobic: the room was very small (about 6.5ft x 12ft), w/ bed (single), wardrobe, small table and chair. Furniture looks new, but quite simple. TV with a few channel, one in Spanish, all other in French. Bathroom, with a bath, but very small also. There's a window to interior of hotel. So, no landscape to look at. No complaint about cleaning. I think breakfeast was expensive (10 Euro) and I prefered to have it at any street Coffee shop. Very close to Metro, and just a little walk from RER, what was very convenient for me.

Fantastic location

from footloosetogether
Great location for the museums - particularly the Louvre on the doorstep and a nice reasonable walk both to Musee D'Orsay and Grand Palais.

Rooms and help yourself breakfast were fine - not over generous, but perfectly fine for a Paris trip as we did not intend to spend much time in them. Plenty of restaurants nearby

Great Tourist Class Accommodations Near the Louvre

from dreamvac
the Timhotle LeLouvre provides excellent tourist class accommodations practically across the street from the Louvre. It is slightly off Rue St Honor with quiet clean recently updated rooms. I arrived around 11 am and was properly greeted by the front desk clerk who spoke excellent english. I was asked to return at 2 pm and to leave my luggage. Reservations booked through hotels.com were in order. After strolling down to the Champs elysees, I returned at 2 pm and was promptly given room 204, which faced the street with a double bed. The room was fresh, firm bed, nice quality sheets, modern new furniture. It was small, but not unreasonably or uncomfortably so. One could easily get around the room. The bathroom was modern with a shower, but very small like one would find on a cruise ship. The room is in walking distance to see the Louvre, Palace Royal, Notre Dame. There are plenty of excellent restaurants everywhere. Prices for the restaurants were city prices, but fair. The room was promptly cleaned each day, and the staff was very pleasant. For $120 per night in Paris for a prime tourist location was a good value. I would return without a doubt.

Rude staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
On the first night of our stay here, the air conditioning started to drip water and kept splashing us. We couldn't turn off the airconditioning as there was NO remote control around at all.

We called reception and found that the night receptionist could not or would not speak english. When I continued to explain to him what had happened, he continued to speak in French, only when he got fed up with this, did he finally speak English (not well but a little). He came up and investigated and realised that we did not have a remote. Brought this up on his next trip up and turned off the airconditioning for us. We tried to sleep again, only to find that 15 minutes later even with the AC off, it continued to drip. Called the receptionist again, and this time he must have said something rude or swore at us in French. He wouldn't come up until 20 minutes later and got annoyed that the AC was still dripping. I asked if we could change rooms but he said that they were full. All he offered us were some towels for the dripping.

I've been to Paris twice and have stayed at Timhotel and at Citadines Eiffel - if you want better service and much better sized rooms, I say stay at Citadines.

Worth the stay

from FranceAlways
After reading a number of slightly negative reviews I had some worries about the Timhotel; however, when I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. I must have had one of the renovated rooms. It wasn't as small as I had expected. It was very clean and comfortable. The windows must have extra insulation as I did not hear any noise from the street. If it's not too late, I'll be changing my summer reservation so that I can stay at this hotel. The location, as everyone has stated, cannot be beaten. There were also many good restaurants within close walking distance.

great location

from NG_Travel
This hotel is close to the Louvre museum (3-4 min walk)close to the metro (2 min walk)and the halles (10 min walk)The cleanliness is excellent and the staff very friendly...

Horrible

from A TripAdvisor Member
I will never return there. We pay 100 euros for an interior room, really very simply. The bathroom was dirty and little. Is a two star hotel but you find better 3 stars for the same rate. The location is good but with underground everything is near in Paris.

A Bargain in the heart of Paris

from nomarmite
Not the greatest hotel I've ever stayed in, but terrific value at 65 euros a night (January, negotiated direct with hotel) for a single room in a super-central yet surprisingly quiet location just two minutes walk from the Louvre. My room was minute, about 11' by 7' I'd guess, but they'd managed to fit in a double bed, wardrobe, hanging rail, desk/table, chair and stool. The bathroom was even tinier, about 7' by 3'. Once I'd got used to squeezing round the furniture I really didn't mind, but a large or less mobile person might soon get fed up. The room was recently decorated (in rather dated oranges and browns, but .....) and kept spotlessly clean throughout my stay. The kettle with free coffee and tea and the megapower shower were very welcome after a hard day's shopping, and despite the zero-ish temperatures outside, the room was warm and cosy. The tiny one-person lift and unremarkable breakfast are par for the course with one star hotels, so it seems unfair to carp about them - you have to expect a few sacrifices for a great location at these prices. I didn't tax the desk staff with any tough questions, but they seemed pleasant and friendly enough. At full price I'd probably be more critical of its drawbacks, but in value for money terms at a discounted rate it's hard to beat.

Top Local Tips for Paris

Museum of Textiles and Interior Designs When visiting the Louvre, take an hour or two to go through the Museum of Textiles and Interior Design at 107 Rivoli Street, right along the back of the Louvre. There are several floors of absolutely beautiful furniture and accessories from all periods. Plus the museum of textiles has some wonderful exhibits. Warning: If you visit their gift shop be prepared to want to buy everything.

Get the Musuem pass for 2 or 4 or 6 days I stayed 4 days in Paris but actually 5 travel days. I totally recommend the Musuem pass. It allows you get into places without waiting in a ticket line including Versailles. On my way out of Versailles, the ticket line looked like it had 200 people in it, but if you already had the museum pass, you could walk right by and it took only a few minutes (3?) to get in. Consider purchasing at a smaller museum where the tickets lines are shorter. I got mine at the Rodin. This pass also lets you go in and out of musuems as often as you like within the time period of the pass. It's a time saver and totally worth the money! And I went into other musuems I would never have considered just because the building looked interesting as I walked by such as the Musee de Moyen Age. By the way no line there so also a perfect to spot to purchase the pass.

best Sushi in Paris I found the best sushi in Paris to be Matsuri on Rue de Richelieu. The people were nice and friendly and dealt with the fact I knew little French. I plan on going back with my wife in November.

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  • Address: 4 Rue Croix des Petits Champs - Paris - 75001 - France
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