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Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile

We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile in July 2017. This was one of our primary stops during our trip around the world.

Cost

We actually booked this hotel on a hotel error fare. This error fare happened back in June 2016. I was able to book 4 nights in a club room (guaranteed view of the Eiffel Tower and lounge access) for a 3,000 Hyatt points + $25 in taxes per night. That’s a steal considering that this room usually goes for $225/night. We added an additional points + cash night, which ended up costing 7,500 + $90.

We also received 10% of our Hyatt points back due to a promotion from Hyatt, which meant we only really spent 17,550 points. For our five night stay (value: ~$1,125), we got a value of over 5.3 cents per Hyatt point. Talk about an awesome redemption value!

Location

We loved the location of this hotel. It is on the west side of the Paris, but still near the heart of the city. The hotel itself sits above a mall and below the mall is a train/metro station. You don’t even have to go outdoors to access the station. From this train station, we were pretty much able to get all around Paris.

Hotel Layout

During our stay, the hotel was undergoing renovations so the improvised layout was a little bit awkward. However, you basically took elevators up to the lobby and then a sky-bridge of sorts to the towers will all the rooms. The lobby also had a restaurant, which during the renovation served as the club lounge.

Room

We had booked a standard room for one night and then had a club room for the other four nights. Our check-in agent was nice enough to upgrade us for the one night so we didn’t have to change rooms. The room faced south, which meant you had a view of the Eiffel Tower! Not going to lie it was pretty awesome. The room had been recently renovated so it was pretty modern looking.

It wasn’t the biggest room, but the bed was comfortable and there was a couch as well. The bathroom was alright, but definitely a little cramped and lacking much counter space. The only other thing that kind of bugged me about this room was the thermostat. Not that it didn’t work or anything, but it was really bright and when you turned off all the bedroom lights it still lit up the room. We ended up covering it with a napkin to block the light it gave off.

One of the cool features that I really liked in this hotel room were these automated under-the-bed lights. Pretty much whenever you put your foot down they would turn on for about 25 seconds. I thought this feature was great for if you had to get up in the middle of the night. You were actually able to see where you were walking without flipping on the overhead lights.

Service

The service provided by the hotel staff was wonderful. Our check-in agent was friendly and super helpful. Housekeeping was prompt and always had our room clean by the time we got back from our Paris adventures. Hotel staff always greeted us with a smile and were helpful when we had any questions.

Breakfast – Club Lounge

Since we were in a club room, we also had access to the club lounge, which consisted of free breakfast as well as evening French hors d’oeuvre.

The breakfast was top notch for a club lounge breakfast. It was served in the hotel restaurant since the club lounge was undergoing renovations. Not sure if this made it better or worse than usual, but the spread was pretty nice. We ate here every morning of our stay and they did a good job of changing up the menu.

The evening hors d’oeuvre were also delicious! We were able to save quite a bit of money by eating in the “pseudo” club lounge every night before we went out. There was a nice selection of free wine as well, which was nice.

Overall Thoughts

We loved our stay at the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile. The hotel was undergoing reservations during our time there so I can only imagine how nice it will be once those are completed. We really liked the location of this hotel and the view of the Eiffel Tower from our room was icing on the cake.