We have never been to France and have not travelled much around Europe, really could use advise about which marriott hotel to book in paris for a 3 night stay, we want to explore as much of paris as possible before moving on to Aix-en-Provence?
Renaissance located near The Louvre.
We stayed at the Paris Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel it was a pretty good hike to the Eiffel Tower but easy access to the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre. A lot of walking but we also did Notre Dame and climbed the staircase to the top and also at the arc de triomphe. I was exhausted...I think the staircase in Notre Dame was like 660 stairs and the Arc was like 300 or so. Have fun and walk everywhere, you will see more. And this was in 4 days with a side trip to see the chateau's.
The public transportation in Paris is great. Get a navigo pass (or if you buy a Paris pass it is included) and stay at the hotel that best suits your needs. We stayed in a family suite at the rive gauche- room for the family, right across from the metro station and access to the lounge/breakfast. Many of the hotels we looked at required payment for a rollaway bed if more than 2 were in a room.
Paris is the European city that I find most pleasing to the eye. It is the way it is laid out and all the gardens. Both times I went there people I was with were pick-pocketed so stay aware. One was a male with his wallet in his front pocket and the other was a female and her wallet was pilfered from here purse. Both were on the metro at the time. Both were gypsy's. We caught one! :-) Enjoy the trip and let us know which hotel you stay at.
I highly recommend the Westin Paris - Vendome. It's across the street from Tuileries Gardens and close to the Louvre and Opera. I was there in 2012 and had a nice sized room with a view of the Eiffel Tower. I also stayed at the Renaissance Vendome, which is only a couple of blocks away from the Westin, but thought the rooms were very small.
both the Ren at the Arc and champ are great Marriott. There is a subway stop near both. I did walk to the tower from there and many other places
It really depends on what things cost (in terms of dollars and/or points).
Most of the properties are within a mile or two of the fun stuff. I liked the Vendhome Ren a great deal, very close to the Louvre. I used points but a friend paid several hundred $ a night.
I did not like the Champs Marriott the last time we stayed there, but really enjoyed it the first time.
The M by the opera house is a little out of the way, but still walkable to a lot of places. If it is significantly cheaper, then that is an option.
I am not an expert on travel to France - much less Paris - however, from personal experience, I can recommend the Renaissance Trocodera (near the Eiffel Tower), or one shown here: 5-Star Hotel in Paris City Centre | Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel , and Champs Elysees in Paris, the latter a wonderful hotel, in strategic location, but farther from the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, etc.
Also, several years ago we enjoyed several nights at the JW Marriott, Cannes, on the coast, and visits to nearby cities, Nice, Antibes, and hilltop town of Vence. (Avoided Monaco)
I think the three Renaissance hotels in Paris are all amazing. The Vendome is a boutique, small, chic and centrally located. The Arc d Triumph is marvelous property with great decor and style. The new Bastille Republique is unique, modern and in a great neighborhood. There is no bad choice in Paris, transport is easy and it is very walkable. Having a beautiful hotel to relax in during your stay is a great bonus. Enjoy!
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