Madison Hotel in Paris

Old Jan 12th, 2005, 06:45 PM
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Madison Hotel in Paris

I'm in the process of making a reservation at the Madison Hotel and would like feedback from others who have stayed there. The rooms they have offered face the church and are: room 23 (based on Underhill's recommendation) on the 2nd floor; 1 room is a deluxe room (type 1 - 320E), and 2 twin rooms (type 2 - 270E) on the hotel's website.

A reviewer on TripAdvisor said that "the beds were short for anyone over 5'10". We have a couple of 6'2" travelers. Also, sounds like the rooms overlooking the blvd. were more spacious and more attractive than those overlooking the courtyard or church. One reviewer was disappointed because they had a view of the wall from the building next door.

The size, view and noise level from the room is important to us, as well as the size of the bathroom / shower.

We want to be within easy walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, Musée Orsay, Luxembourg Gardens, Champs Elysées, Notre Dam, and the Seine (or at least a short hop on the Metro).

Should we keep looking for similar hotels? Thanks for any advice you can give to help us make our decision.
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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 08:23 PM
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We use to stay at the Madison, but because of the constant increases in it's prices, have looked around at other hotels in the area. Quite frankly, based on price, there are a few better properties unless you absolutely have to be on Saint Germain. We discovered a new boutique hotel, opened in August, that far exceeds anything that the Madison has to offer in the same price range. It's located a few steps from Saint Sulpice, a couple of blocks off of Saint Germain. The property is associated with the Esprit group of hotel and has everything you could possibly want in a high end, high class private hotel in a great location.

You can contact them through their website:
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 05:43 AM
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You can consider the Hotel Central Saint Germain at the metro stop Odeon. It's a 3 star hotel with high level quality and affordable prices. Rooms are of good size (in my opinion).
The area is very liveful and you can go out by night with no problem...
Enjoy Paris!
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 10:21 AM
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I haven't stayed at the Madison so can't comment on value vs. other hotels in that area, but I believe you are assuming the church is a different view than the boulevard. They are the same direction -- the church is directly on the other side of that boulevard. Unless you are referring to some other church, which I can't imagine what it is -- St Sulpice is on the other side of the hotel, south, but quite a distance away so I wouldn't think they would say a room faced that church (but I could be wrong if it were high enough, I suppose).

I think most hotels would be referring to rooms as streetside or not, I don't know why they are confusing things with talking about the church as a lot of people wouldn't know a church is across from them.

I believe the courtyard is their term for some interior space and that would be less desirable.
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 10:27 AM
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Sorry, this doesn't specifically relate to the Madison, but to further explain Christine's comment about the courtyard: I've often learned that people think they'd like the "courtyard" room because it will be quieter than facing a street. But if it is a courtyard that people cross through, or where the trash cans are kept, the noise echoing in that confined space can be far worse than that from the street. Meanwhile if it is like most Parisian "courtyards" you are so close to the rooms across from you, that you must keep your draperies or blinds closed tight all the time for any privacy -- while usually facing the street that isn't the case.
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Try the Hotel Pas des Calais... right around the corner from the church and Les Deux Magotts ... web site.
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 05:45 PM
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. A couple of questions.
Robert, I wasn't able to access esprit saint germain's website. Any idea where I can get a look at the hotel. Also, can you comment on the rooms offered at the Madison? Thanks

Christina and Patrick - excellent point - didn't think of that!
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