Which Marriott in Paris?

Old Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:45 AM
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Which Marriott in Paris?

Would like to use my Marriott reward points in Paris. Which Marriott is best located to touristy spots and is also in a safe area?
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Old Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:00 PM
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If you can get the Champs Elysees location that would be good.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2006, 07:16 PM
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Patty - I've stayed 2 nights at the Courtyard at CDG airport and 7 nights at the Champs Elysees. The Courtyard is upscale (compared to one in the US) and makes it very convenient if you're taking a train to places outside Paris. The Champs Elysees is a wonderful hotel in a premium location. There is a metro station for traveling in Paris no more than a block away. There are 3-star restaurants right around the corner. Depending on your itinerary, you won't be disappointed in either Marriott.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2006, 09:23 PM
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Personally, you would have to PAY ME to stay at the Marriott Champs Elysee. While the hotel is OK (no great shakes actually), the location on the Champs is just awful, IMO. The Champs is very commercial, lots of Benetton's, McDonalds, and other chain stores, it's not really the elegant boulevard it once was. I also find the restaurants pretty average and extremely touristy.

My choice, and I almost hate to give this away, would be the Renaissance Vendome, which is just a lovely little modern boutique hotel. It was built last 2 years ago and quickly taken over by Marriott/Renaissance, but they have wisely not changed anything about it. It is just behind Le Meurice hotel, so it in a great location near the Lourve and the Tuileries and quite near the very elegant Place Vendome full of expensive shops and the Ritz Hotel. Some good shops and very good restaurants are in the neighbourhood. The rooms are very sleek and modern (as opposed to the flowery chinz you find in many Paris hotels, or the very bland Marriott-style of the Marriott Champs), they tend to be on the small side, but are a good use of space. Flat screen TVs, DVD players, CD players, rooms have wireless capability as I recall. They have an indoor pool, sauna and steam room which is unusual for a Paris hotel. They have an excellent French-Asian fusion restaurant, Pinxo, which I would recco even if you don't stay here.

Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel
4 Rue de Mont Thabor
75001 Paris
Tel: 33 1 4020 2000
Fax: 33 1 4020 2001
http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/PARVD

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Old Aug 23rd, 2006, 12:34 AM
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I recently...VERY recently, looked at the Vendome location for a period in July 2007 and it was already sold out!
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Old Aug 25th, 2006, 05:16 AM
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You guys/gals are the best. I knew I could depend on you to point me in the right direction. Thanks so much. I will try getting a room at the Renaissance. We are going in May 2007. If I cannot get this, can you suggest others?
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