Hôtel Eiffel Trocadéro

35 rue Benjamin-Franklin, 16e, Paris, 75116, France

Jennifer Ladonne

A jaunty blend of Second Empire and contemporary styling awaits guests in this tidy little hotel on a quiet corner just off Place Trocadéro, where rooms are clean and bright and service is welcoming.

room

A mix of contemporary and traditional styling in bright, clean rooms, some with a sleek contemporary feel and hardwood floors, others with old-style French antiques and draperies, gives the property an eclectic feel. "Eco-friendly" rooms have hypoallergenic bedding and biodegradable amenities, as well as modern conveniences like flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.

Some rooms have one- to three-quarter views of the Eiffel Tower. If you want full views you'll pay a lot more at the Plaza Athénée, Shangri-La or others of the sort. Want the best view? Ask for Room 60.

bathroom

Whirlpool tubs are a nice touch in small, elegant marble bathrooms with all the amenities, including headed towel racks and separate toilets.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Having eco-hotel certification requires not having products in individual-size portions to save on plastic and other waste. So don't be surprised if your organic shower gel is in a dispenser bottle.

lobby

The main-floor lounge-bar–breakfast area is a trendy take on neoclassical antiques and art, with green walls as artwork, flowers, and colorful touches. Lounge areas are comfortable for a coffee, snack or drink, served all day until midnight.

dining

The buffet breakfast, served in the attractive breakfast room, includes meats, smoked fish, and cheeses along with the usual offerings, which is nice for a hotel of this price. Guests are welcome to a drink, coffee, or snack all day long in the bar and lounge area.

drinking

The hotel lounge is a pleasant spot to relax with a before-dinner apéro or a nightcap from the small bar.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The hotel is 2 minutes from the Trocadéro metro station, serving lines 9 and 6.

Set at the edge of the sprawling Place Trocadéro, you're close to many great attractions, starting with the Eiffel Tower, less than 10 minutes away on foot. Some of Paris's stellar museums, including the Musée Guimet, the Palais de Tokyo and its mirror image, the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, as well as the wonderful Palais Galliera, Paris's fashion museum, just across the street, are an easy walk away. As are all the pleasures of the Trocadèro, including the newly reopened Musée de l'Homme and the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, not to mention the Théatre National de Chaillot, specializing in contemporary dance, and Cineaqua, the city's main aquarium.

Restaurants

A neighborhood institution, La Table Lauriston is always dependable for the kind of classic French fare that goes down so easily with a delicious glass of Bordeaux. Be sure to reserve as it's small and popular for locals. You've seen the Eiffel Tower from the outside, why not see Paris from the Iron Lady? Hint: Dining there is also a great way to skip lines! You can dine at Alain Ducasse's Michelin-starred Jules Verne. Or, if a blowout meal isn't in the cards, Restaurant 58, on the first level, also offers killer views.

Bars

A five-minute walk from the hotel, the Palais de Tokyo contemporary arts center is home to two fabulous bar-restaurants: Monsieur Bleu's sprawling outdoor terrace puts you at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, just across the river, and the chic new Les Grands Verres restaurant, newly opened by the group responsible for Paris's cocktail revival, is a smashing success. Both welcome guest for drinks only. For a more rarified experience, the Bar Botaniste, at the nearby Shangri-La hotel, is as gorgeous a place for a cocktail splurge as it gets. Also, the champagne bar at the top of the Eiffel Tower is great fun, especially when it sparkles like, well, a glass of champagne, every hour on the hour after dark (open 6:15 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.).

WHY WE LIKE IT

The overall standard of service and upkeep befits the four-star rating of this small, reasonably priced hotel, with some nice perks, like views and luminous rooms.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Green, Views
Casual
Central
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -01–53–70–17–70

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