Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hotel Review: First Hotel Paris- Tour Eiffel

The view from our hotel room of the Eiffel Tower
photo from First Hotel Paris

When Nick and I visited Paris for Christmas this past year, we did our research on the web and stayed at First Hotel Paris- Tour Eiffel. Neither of us had ever been to Paris before, so we weren't sure exactly where the best place to stay is. We decided that we wanted to be near the Eiffel Tower, as that and the Christmas Markets were the main attraction for us in Paris.

Upon arriving at First Hotel, the concierge, Antoine,  was incredibly helpful to both of us. He found our reservation, and was even able to upgrade us to a corner room on the fourth floor with a view of the Eiffel Tower. It was incredible to have a view of the Eiffel Tower at all times of our stay! After we had dropped off our luggage in the room, he provided us with a map of the city and directions to the Eiffel Tower, as well as umbrellas (a little bit rainy in Paris that weekend!)

Our room was very nice, and I would say a standard to large size for European hotels. The hotel had a very modern feel to it, and was relatively newly renovated. The only complaint that Nick and I had from the hotel was that with the black walls, it was often very dark unless you turned every light in the room on.

The location of First Hotel Paris- Tour Eiffel was perfect. For those using the metro, it is right outside a metro stop that is only 3 stops until the Eiffel Tower. For those looking to walk, like Nick and I, it was only about a ten minute walk to the Eiffel Tower and other sites, including the shopping. Around the hotel, there were plenty of cafes, bakeries, and restaurants for us to choose from within just a couple of blocks. Overall, I would recommend First Hotel Paris to anybody looking to go to Paris. We had a great stay, and would definitely return for our next trip to Paris!

One note that we had no problem with was the potential noise from the subway. If you sleep with the window open, it can get a little noisy at times- as long as you close the windows, the noise was never a problem for us!

22 comments:

  1. So amazing that you had a view of the Eiffel Tower from your room, that's a dream of mine to have next time I visit Paris. I love the decor of that hotel room, it's so sleek. Great that your concierge was so helpful too!

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    1. The view was one of my favorite parts! When researching hotels that was one of my key points was being able to see the Eiffel Tower from my room- perfect!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this info.
    It is hard to choose the right hotel without seeing the rooms inside

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    1. Dov, thats what I always think. It is difficult to choose a hotel until you can really check it out- and by then, its too late to change your mind!

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  3. If I was staying at a hotel I don't know if I could deal with the noise from the subway! The room looks beautiful however and Paris is the very place I fell in love with travel! http://nomoneywilltravel.com

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    1. It bothered my husband a little because he likes to sleep with the window open, but for a couple days we were able to live with it!

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  4. Now that's a sweet room with a view! I love the black and white style in the room, it makes it seem really clean and modern. It's pretty incredible you had a view of the Eiffel Tower!

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    1. The black and white was definitely modern, but made for a very dark room. The view was perfect, Jamie!

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  5. I love the fact that you can see the Eiffel Tower from your room. Paris is definitely on my travel list

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    1. Viewing the Eiffel Tower from our room is part of the reason why we selected First Hotel!

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  6. paris is definitely on my travel list, but i've always been too intimidated to go bc I always hear stories of how much the french hate americans. i would have to sew a canada flag on our luggage or something. :P

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    1. Esther, that is one of the things that surprised my husband and I the most- everyone we met was very friendly towards us! I think it must just be rumors, or for the obnoxious American tourists (and we know those exist!)

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  7. What a great view of the Eiffel Tower from your hotel! I love the decor as well, it's so sleek and chic!

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    1. Eileen, it was definitely one of the highlights from our trip was being able to see the Eiffel tower from our room at First Hotel!

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  8. Such a beautiful hotel and love the look of the room, I will check the hotel out when i am next in paris. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Miranda, I hope you make it! First Hotel was perfect for our trip to Paris!

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