Tourisme Hotel

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Tourisme Hotel

, Paris
2 star

Rooms: 60

66 Avenue la Motte-Picquet - Paris - 75015 - France Hotel Website | |
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Submitted by: Holly in 26/07/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
This hotel was awesome and the staff was wonderful! My friend and I are students and were traveling and came across this hotel the price was perfect for our budget. We stayed here at the begining of our trip and again right before we left to go home. The location of this hotel is PERFECT. Its about a 5 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower, there is a metro station literally right outside the front door and lets not forget the bakery right next door or all the GREAT shopping just down the street! The rooms are beautiful and the bathroom of our 1st room was newly remodeled and HUGE, mainly because it was a tub bathroom. When we went back the 2nd time to stay we got a shower so the bathroom was a bit smaller but just as nice. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this hotel. If I ever go back to Paris I will definately stay here! I LOVED IT!
My Hotel for 40+ Years
Submitted by: Robert in 18/04/06
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type:
Since 1962, the Tourisme Hôtel has been my hotel in Paris. It is located in a residential area not far from the Eiffel Tower. A few blocks away is the Rue Cler, a well-known and very pleasant street for shopping or strolling. The staff is friendly and helpful. It is certainly great value for the money! Recent complete room renovations include air-conditioning and new bathrooms. The hotel merits more than its ** - and probably will be reclassified at some point. It's not *****, but it is MORE THAN ADEQUATE. There are lots of restaurants in the area - try walking towards the 7ème...out the door of Tourisme to the left. Most
have friendly staff, used to tourists and very helpful. The Café Suffren a block or so away has
waiters who are efficient and welcoming to foreigners. They are used to clientele from the
Hilton nearby, and the food is good. But there are LOTS of possibilities!
I note the comment on the "unsafe Metro" station made my Omar. To me, it is no more "unsafe" than any airport, trainstation, Metro station, underground in London, or in New York. As in any big city, one must pay attention and be aware of surroundings. La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle is a major CORRESPONDANCE (interchange station), and that is a plus. You are just a few stops from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées and (on another line) to the 6ème and the (unfortunate name) "Latin (student) Quarter." The Opera and Louvre stations are also easily accessible. If you learn the system, many major bus lines stop just across the street from the Tourisme Hotel, and there is a TAXIS TETE DE STATION as well. Do not fear the METRO. It may seem unfamiliar at first, but thousands (including tourists) use it every day. And yes, the 15ème is a safe and pleasant area. There are places you would not go in your hometown. Parisians will tell you that the 15th is an OK area, all things considered. Bon voyage! Robert
Small rooms
Submitted by: Henry in 03/05/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Oman
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
The hotel is just a 5-min walk to the Eiffel Tower/Ecole Militaire area along La Motte Picquet Avenue. The hotel is located almost at the corner of La Motte Picquet and Grenelle---the overhead Metro tracks are almost beside it and can hear the train passing. Heard that the La Motte Picquet-Grenelle station is not the safest Metro station--it is just outside the hotel. The rooms are small as expected but they have a lift and airconditioning. If you are looking for a quiet, relatively safe neighborhood, maybe this hotel is not for you.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Tourisme Hotel

Cute and Convenient

from MDL_81
I rated this hotel "Above Avergae" because I was not expecting much after looking at it from the outside. A friend recommended I stay here if I was looking for a clean, quiet, budget hotel in a convenient area to use as a homebase to explore the city. It met my expectations for that! However, if you are looking t spend a lot of time in your room, book something else. The room is quite small and there are only a couple of channels on the tv. The front desk people, well the ladies are nice but the men are rude. It is also recommended to book the airport shuttle through the hotel because it is way cheaper than a cab, and more convenient than Air France Cars that leave from the Montparnasse station.

If your staying for the night a good place

from amatra
We stayed here overnight 2 weeks ago. Slightly boring front of the building, but the rooms were fine and the bathrooms nice.
We had the more expensive room which was a corner room for €87 - which was fine, didn't hear any noise, but we had the windows closed and we were facing a busy street, we had aircon but didn't use it. Our friends had the room beside us for €77 which had a double (no aircon and with the window open was quite noisy) and single bed and my parents and sister had a triple for €97.

The lift is an experience, and my 13 year old sister thought it was a highlight, not sure my mother thought so though.

We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel, but just past Monoprix, there is a great bolangerie where we bought up wonderful pastries for 7 of us for the same price as breakfast for one at the hotel.

We normally stay in a hotel around the corner in a side street, which has a lot more character (but they were booked up, and they are slightly cheaper). It appears they are in the midst of renovating, as our room was much nicer than the other two. and the first floor was covered in painters draps.

Great area to stay in, great shopping street , great for food though make sure you book! and just around the corner from the Eiffel Tower. The no. 6 line is currently being renovated, but two other lines come through and the next station is only a short walk away.

Great Location

from OceanfrontSanDiego
My wife and I stayed there for a week. Rooms and bath were very clean which is very important to us. The staff was very helpful and courteous. We asked for additional pillows and received them right away. They have wireless internet available for 2 euros (40 min) or 4 euros for 24 hours. Strong signal in the lobby, but even with a booster (provided for free) even on the 2nd floor the signal was very weak. The breakfast I initially passed on which was my mistake. We did enjoy it our last morning. Good strong coffee and wonderful breads and pastries.

Overall the room was basic, good air-conditioning, quiet (windows closed), great location, and friendly accommodating staff. The elevator is very small. One large bag and maybe a small person to accompany it is all it will fit.

Location and Value

from Raahi
The hotel is nothing to write home about - small cramped room, miniscule elevator (one thin person at a time)...

But the location can't be beat. Steps to the Metro (connects to two lines and takes you to all the sights). Leisurely walk to the Eiffel Tower. Restaurants and cafes next door, selfhelp laundry around the corner (Grenelle Ave), Montpelier (dept store) at the corner...

Skip Batobus for sightseeing and either do the hoponhopoff bus or better yet, take the Metro everywhere (buy the day pass). Buy the Museumpass for 2 days - its the best value!

Enjoy the streetside crepes.

Great value and location

from treeman
An excellent value and location. Rooms are small, but clean and adequate.

very nice and excellent cost/benefit

from bini
excelent localization, the room and baths very clean

Hotel was acceptable

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed there in september 2005. Hotel was clean and central and good value. Staff helpful enough. No ironing and no eating in rooms. I thought this strange. No where to plug in mobile phone charger. Apart from that enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.

Great price, room, and location

from whimsyk
For about 80 Euro a night we were about a 5 mins walking distance to the Eiffel Tower and Seine(although you can't see it from the hotel) and the street the hotel is located on has many restaurants (even a McDonalds!) and a store across the street. Is a busy street. A metro stop was also practically in front of the hotel which is very conveniant.

Our room was clean and nicely sized. I was amazed at the bathroom! So shiny and clean! A little cramped for 2 people standing around but why would you do that anyway? I choosed the bathtub room instead of the shower so I don't know how the shower room was like. Bathtub room costed extra, around 10 Euro (I forgot) but was worth it. At first I was worried about the window in our room since it faced the busy street and was on the second floor. The metro station was our view sadly and I feared that it would be a loud night but when the windows were closed, it was so quiet! And there's a wonderful AC in the room that we used. I never heard a peep from any other rooms from the hotel and the bed was veery comfortable after a long day of walking.

Only negative thing about the hotel is that they have 1 lift/elevator which is sooooooo small! I'm glad we were on the second floor so we just took the stairs instead of the cramped elevator. only 1 person with 1 luggage case could fit. Also the towels weren't changed regularly (although we only stayed 2 nights)and the toilet paper wasn't refilled so we had to get our own. still, I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. If you want a good location with low cost, Hotel Tourisme would be a great place to stay.

Very good for 80 Euros

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I just spent 6 nights at Hotel Tourisme in early June 2005. We found it to be quite sufficient for our needs. We had a corner room (#415) on the top (4th) floor adjacent to the lift (room for 2 people and a bag or two). There was minimal noise from the lift in the room, but it did not bother us in the least, especially since it didn't get much use after 10pm. This room has large opening windows on two sides (due to corner room). They also seal nicely for a quiet night. Air conditioning works well and controlled from room thermostat. Large (for a 2 star) bathroom with Grohe fixtures.
Room has desk with drawers, chair, night stands and luggage stand. Small closet for hanging items. Room was made up daily, unsure if the sheets were changed or if the bed was just made...Fresh towels daily.

Great locations 10 min walk to Eiffel Tower. Metro Stop with easy transfers to other lines (La Motte Piquet-Grenelle) 50 feet from Hotel door. Large outdoor market Wednesday and Sunday on Blvd de Grenelle, 1/2 block from hotel. Not too touristy, quiet at night in neighborhood.

Internet in room for 5 Euro/day. Or in lobby computer 2 euro for 20 minutes. They also have wireless in the lobby, but it wasn't working when we were there. We would stay again.


good location

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel has a fantastic location, but be warned THERE ARE NO EIFFEL TOWER
VIEWS! Though the Tower is less than 2 blocks away, you can not see it from the
hotel. We stayed in March and unfortunately they were working on the hotel (in
the room right across the hall from us) and neglected to mention it to us. We
awoke for a week to pounding hammers, loud radios, loud workers, and saws. The
staff is helpful, but not friendly at all. The breakfast was really expensive
considering that the MCDonalds across the street had the same thing (bagettes,
croissants, coffee and tea) for only 3 euros while the hotel was charging 5
euros. It was ok since we didn't spend much time at the hotel, but I don't
think I will be returning to this hotel.

Top Local Tips for Paris

Going in Winter is Great! We went to Paris at the beginning of January. The weather was cold, which was expected, but I was prepared with leggings I wore underneath my jeans and I was fine. Being from Texas, cold weather is not something I will ever get used to, but I would go to Paris in the winter again. There are fewer people at all the tourist places and the prices for hotels and airfare are cheaper. The only thing that I was disapointed about was that none of the fountains around the city are on. They are only on in the summer months. That was my only complaint about going in the winter. P.S. Get Museum passes from the airport when you go. They are a bit pricey, but you save money and you don't have to wait in line at every attraction to buy tickets!

10 trips ticket the choise for the 10 trips tickek for the metro could a good hint

Underground passes & Museum Pass The underground had me a little confused at first. You receive a packet of info when you purchase the passes, but the ticket itself is a small rectangular ticket that slips into a black sleeve. You have to sign it and date it. Museum passes. I think the 2-day pass is the best deal. Note it also gets you to the top of the Arch de Triumph with it as well. Lots of steps, but there is a small 2 person elevator tucked away. We showed our passes to the lift operator and were wisked to the top. Maybe they let us on because we had the museum passes. Nobody else was using it. I just don't know, but was grateful.


Other names for Tourisme Hotel

  • tourisme hotel paris
  • Address: 66 Avenue la Motte-Picquet - Paris - 75015 - France
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