Originally Posted by WildeMan
The least-charming, but least-expensive Marriott in Paris is the Marriott Rive Gauche. The location is quiet, but it's directly across from Glaciere Metro station.
I believe that superior rooms are renovated and standard rooms are not. The breakfast buffet is extensive --- but very expensive so look for a room rate which includes breakfast.
This is a Marriott which looks in every way as if it was transplanted from Ohio. But I will take a Marriott bed and Marriott heating/AC anyday over the charming three-star walkups in the 6th.
Thank you, good to know! This will be my first time in Paris, and the wife hasn't been for 10 years or so. If it makes a difference, we'll be there Dec 27-Jan 1.
I'll be using points, and am Platinum with Marriott, so we should be good with breakfast. Currently booked at Champs Elysees, but have seen some mixed reviews. On the other hand, have also seen plenty of people say it's the place to be for your first time in Paris.
We place much more priority on location than having the latest room renovations. A good breakfast is nice as well. Beyond that, as long as the room is clean I'm good to go - we plan to be out exploring Paris, not hanging out in the room.