I stayed at the Marriott Champs-Elysees for a week and I have to say, it was worth every point I used. The hotel is centrally located, we walked everywhere we went in the city and found transportation (cabs/buses/trains) within very easy reach for trips out of that area of the city. The hotel out by the airport is nice for the night before an early flight but its pretty much out of the way for seeing the city. The subway is good and the Paris North station isnt far if you are going to do day trips into other cities (London, Brussels, Cologne, etc).
Even though the Champs-Elysees hotel is a hefty point cost, the service there is top notch and I will be returning there again this spring. If you have the points, reward yourself and stay there. If you get lucky, maybe you can get into the Champs-Elysess suite...VERY NICE.
"My mini movie of a recent trip to the Marriott CE in Paris might show you something of the hotel and area.
C'est tres bien. Thank you for sharing your experience of the Marriott CE.
THE Paris Marriott on the Champs Elysee is an exciting place to walk around the center of Paris, but last time I was in Paris I stayed at the less expensive, Paris Colombes Court Yard becuse I had rented a car and they have a secure parking garage for self parking. See my posting on http://www.elitepro-travel.com<</a>/p>
They have a nice restaurant at the hotel and plenty of food stores in walking distance. I particularly enjoy the french bakeries to have a snack late at night when I am jet lagged and hungry when restaurants are not open. The hotel also features a 24-hour food market. The Courtyard Paris Defense West-Colombes is close to the largest European International Business Centre (La Defense and CNIT Congress Centre) and a direct train ride to the opera in the heart of Paris. It ia a modern business hotel. Have wine at Oleo Pazzo Mediterranean Bistro.
It is a very nice hotel!
Really nice if you want to spend time at The Louvre, Notre Dame, Left Bank, or shop on Rue St. Honore.
Great places to dine, and I really like the hotel. I have been going with 1st timers and know how much they enjoy the CE, so I tend to stay there.
You can't go wrong!
Just returned from 5 nights at Marriott C/E. I have to thank Jerry Coin for his passionate recommendations of this property especially for a first visit to Paris. We couldn't have been more pleased with the hotel accommodations, service, and location. Also enjoyed a wonderful meal at Chez Andre anoth JC reco.
Saw posting elsewhere on the 'rudeness'rating of the French. They were wonderful hosts without exception.
Thanks Jerry for your continued 'advice'.