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Grand Hotel Francais - Paris

3 star Hotel Paris

223, Boulevard Voltaires - Paris

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 140 .00
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Situated in Paris's Bastille - Republique neighborhood, Grand Hôtel Français is close to Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Opera de la Bastille and La Colline National Theater. Also nearby are Place de la Bastille and Bercy Palais Omnisports. Located on peaceful Faubourg Saint Antoine street, this romantic Paris hotel is conveniently situated near boutiques and shaded café terraces. Nearby is the Gare De Lyon train station, with quick access to the station via the metro express line 14. Amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, multilingual staff, concierge services, tours/ticket assistance, an Internet point and airport shuttle service (surcharges may apply). Parking is available nearby for a surcharge.

The Grand Hôtel Français is a smoke-free property. Pets are not allowed.
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Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
Based on 55 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

We had a great few nights in this hotel and found it well located and would certai...

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Breakfast at Grand Hotel Francais

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Grand Hotel Francais

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

Know before you go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 10 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

This hotel has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

Grand Hotel Francais is also known as

Grand Hotel Francais
Grand Hotel Paris
Au Grand Hotel Francais

8.6

Clean

7.6

Location

7.3

Quiet

6.1

Spacious

8.6

Service

Grand Hotel Francais reviews

7.9 Good
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The staff was very accommodating when we arrived on an early flight (with a last-minute reservation, no less!), and had us in our room by 9:45am. The room was fine, everything was as described, We stayed in a superior room with shower. The shower is quite nice. The only downsides were: The bed was pretty firm, and not a memory foam mattress as described, also the hot chocolate and tea at the breakfast bar had a strange taste. I suspect the dispenser had not been cleaned. However, an electric kettle was in the room, which was perfect for morning tea.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very nice hotel - rooms are typically small for Paris but very well maintained and clean. Staff is exceptionally nice and helpful. I'd have no hesitation recommending this hotel to friends.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Quiet area at night away from all the hustle and bustle, but close to the Nation metro station for easy access to all of Paris. Room was normal small for Paris but clean, well maintained and comfortable. A good value $. Staff was very accomodating, friendly and helpful. Gave great suggestions on local dinning and directions to local attractions. Would definitely recommend this hotel and will stay here again on my next visit to Paris... one week was definitely not enough... still more to see and do.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

The location was wonderful, within reasonable walking or subway distance of the main "must see” areas, but quieter, cleaner and residential. One has the opportunity to meet the local inhabitants, not just tourists. There are a number of charming restaurants nearby, with wonderful food, frequented mainly by people living in the areas rather than by tourists. It felt like an authentic experience, rather than one set up for sightseeing visitors. I would happily return.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Some hotels have nice rooms at a good rate, some hotels have a nice staff and good service the Au Grand Hotel Francais has all this and more. It is a short walking distance to good restaurants and the Metro. We were greeted with a smile and a big hello. We were made to feel special from the time we walked in the door until we left. This will now be our hotel when we visit Paris.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

This is a Great hotel. Friendly service, nice modern room, the shower was great! The area though not in the thick of it is a 10 min metro ride to all the attractions one would want to see. Would stay here again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This is an excellent hotel which i would definitely recommend. The rooms can be small (think New York boutique) but are very efficiently designed, sleek & clean. Overall a very good experience.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Wonderful boutique hotel. Amazing staff! Very friendly and helpful. Very modern room and bathroom. A bit small for North American standard but this is Europe! Close to 2 metro stations. For a nice meal, try LA DAME BRUNE. Cozy restaurant about 10 minutes walk. 80-85 euros with drinks and wine. Worth the stop! Many restaurants and bakeries within minutes walk. We paid 115 euros/night through this site for a 6 nights stay. Free WiFi worked very well. AMAZING price/value! Would definitely go back and recommend this hotel to any one visiting Paris! A true gem!

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Finland

I received a superior room for regular price. Friendly and competent service, good value for Paris.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Overall, this hotel offers an excellent value. We stayed in the largest room (13), which was comfortable, clean, convenient, and not too expensive. The staff is perhaps the best part: very friendly, responsive, and helpful (Ziad is a great host). The location is fine, not great (1 block from a metro stop or 3 blocks from Nation). As the elevator can be crowded/slow in the AM, I recommend a lower floor to walk down. Also, good restaurants close by (e.g. Tete a Toto). Safe, easy luggage storage upon check-out. As a light sleeper, I was not bothered by the slight weekend noise from the street; plus, it has a comfortable bed. As breakfast was a bit crowded, take coffee and a few rolls back to your room!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Many small hotels in Paris are expensive and poorly maintained. This was an excellent little find. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I heartily recommend this hotel.

7.4 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

Excellent rooms (albeit a bit small) that are reasonably quiet and have beautiful interior decoration. The employees are friendly and English-speaking. Looking back, there were only two tiny problems: 1. Internet access is free, but you have to ask the staff for a new password every 24 hours. 2. My laptop uses the European three-pin plug, but the room only had European two-pin outlets, making it impossible to recharge my laptop. Overall, I recommend Grand Hôtel Français.

5.4 Ordinary
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

First time in Paris. The staff were excellent and room was adequate. The lack of shower facilities was abysmal. No holder on the wall to affix the hose on the bath and no shower curtain, bath was tiny. No tea coffee making facitliies. The noise of drilling was a constant early morning and throughout the day. Breakfast seemed pricey and everything buffet, nothing hot. Very clean and welcoming, a pity about the lack of other simple facilities. Wouldn't go back there.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

A very pleasing experience overall. Hotel has benefited from some refurbishment, with modern sound-insulated windows. My only criticism is a fairly minor one, which is that the carpet in my room was quite worn and due for replacement. Nevertheless, good value for money, nice area and excellent staff.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

I was satisfied with my stay and the comfort of the hotel. It was clean and tidy.Staff were very friendly and helpful. I was disappointed that there were no facilites in the room to make a hot drink. A kettle and cups would have been useful, although we were given some hot water when requested. Our stay was for 3 nights.

6.4 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Not exactly where we thought it was but closer to Rue de Boulets than Nation. They should show Nation on their map as to how to get there. Helpful staff.

5.1 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We stayed in room #1 which is small, faces a side street and is fairly noisy with car and pedestrian traffic. We didn't spend the 8€ on breakfast since all we wanted was a 2€ croissant. The metro stop next to the hotel was closed, so it became inconvenient to go to/from hotel to any other parts of the city. The staff overall was very friendly and helpful, and the room was clean.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Big room for Paris very friendly and helpful staff on reception.plenty of good eating places nearby.District not too touristy and Metro stations very close by.each time we go to Paris we choose a different hotel but would certainly come back to this one.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Jordan

I was single traveler.It was overall comvinient hotel for me . 25m from asubway station. Double bed room was no extra space other than a bed.Bathroom was broad. Desk was enough for using laptop. Meeting with coffee and beer were available in ground floor public space. Breakfast was excellent in 10euro.So, It was fitted for my needs.

5.6 Ordinary
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

An ok place to stay. Room was kept very clean although it was a bit frayed around the edges. Minor quibbles were no fridge in the room and that breakfast was an extra 10 euros per day; which seemed a little steep when all I wanted was a roll and a cup of coffee. There is however a small supermarket opposite which was convenient and much better croissants could be found just a short walk away. Although this hotel initially appeared to be in a quiet corner of the city, the noise from the road outside was repetitive and quite intrusive throughout the night. Would be a lovely hotel if it wasn't for the noise.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This is a brilliant hotel for the money with excellent staff. The only thing I can fault it on is the road (and to lesser extent the metro) noise. In summer you need the windows open (it gets hot in the rooms otherwise, no air-con) and if you are a light sleeper like me you will find it difficult to get any sleep. Because of this, I would say this hotel is the perfect choice for the cooler months. Highly Recommended.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Hotel molto bello e centralissimo. Metrò a due passi e zona tranquilla.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

My daughter and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and it was excellent value. Very good breakfast and a selection of english newspapers each day. I would definitely stay here again

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel staff could not have been more helpful. Good location for metro and walking distance to excellent evening bar and restaurant area (Bastille). Rooms basic but spacious enough and cleaned daily. Room was a bit noisy as on main road, however good quality accomodation at excellent price. Highly recommended and would stay here again.

7.1 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Singapore

This hotel is good value for your money. We stayed there in July 2005. One of the reasons we chose this hotel was because of the good reviews on venere.com, as well as its location close to Gare Leon (we needed to catch an early train the next morning). Overall we were satisifed with our stay. The prices is very low compared to what you'd pay in the tourist belt. The flipside to this is that the neighborhood around the hotel isn't so great. I'd worry about walking about late at night in this area (some of the people around seemed a bit suspicious, and there is graffiti on the wall across the street). It seems more of an average residential neighborhood than the ritzy touristy areas of paris. There are quite a number of restaurants around the hotel, making it easy to find food. The receptionist provided us a map. There is also a grocery stall just across the road on the left, but we found that the selection wasn't great and that some of the fruit were rotting. this gives you some idea of the area surrounding the hotel. The reception staff was very friendly and helpful. The room itself was fine: clean and comfortable. but a bit in need of a facelift. The bathroom was okay but a bit dark. Indeed, the lobby/entrance seemed much nice than the room. But we don't have any complaints. Everything was functional and clean and there were two elevators which was better than some other paris hotels where you have to lug your luggate up and down stairs. Would we stay there again? Yes simply because of the low price and the friendly staff.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Absolutely recommend this little hotel. Fantastic service from the Hotel manager who genuinely likes his Hotel and Paris. Nothing was too hard for them to organise.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

great experience. Stasff was cheerful and helpful, particularly Zyad. Location was great as it was near the Nation metro stop. The tube ran near the hotel making it loud at times but not unbearable.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel - the staff were really helpful at all times and very friendly (especially towards my 3 yr old nephew). The hotel is on a busy boulevard, about 5 mins walk from Nation and about 15 mins walk down to Bastille. There are plenty shops and restaurants around and we found the location particularly good for visiting Disneyland Paris (Nation is on RER line A which takes you straight there). All in all, a lovely hotel and I would stay there again on my next visit to Paris.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was a very friendly and welcoming hotel, the rooms were clean tidy and warm, nicely so, when we were there on a cold March weekend. My only slight complaint is that the cupboard and draw space in the room were minimal. But the room itself was kept well maintained and cleaned on a daily basis. The reception staff were very helpful, friendly, had excellent english language skills for international clients and were able to advise on local restaurants and amenities. All in all we had a very nice short break in Paris based in this hotel

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

This was the best place we've ever stayed in Paris. The staff was extremely helpful and had everything ready in our room including an extra bed for our 4 year old daughter and a cot for our baby. We definitely plan to use the hotel in the future. Thanks!

7.0 Good
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Norway

Our stay in Paris was very good. We had a lovely stay. The hotel was as expected, exept that breakfast was not included in the price. We got a litle bit surprised, since the prise was 10 euro pr meal, pr person!. Overall it was a lovley stay, an we will come back to Paris.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • South Africa

The service was outstanding and reception was the best

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was in a great location, close to the 'Nation' Metro with connections to all over this beautiful city. The staff could not be more helpful, spoke fluent English,and didn't mind you bringing back your own bottle of wine to enjoy in the room. They gave good recommendations re local restaurants and how to get to the city's attractions. Although the rooms are not spacious, they are adequate for a city break.The rooms are warm, cosy and cleaned daily. Well worth the money.

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

The Hotel was clean and cosy, and the staff always friendly. They are conveniently positioned between two metro stations in an interesting boulevard leading to the Pl. de Republique. There are lots of cafes, shops, etc. in the area. Even though it is not in the heart of the centre it is so easy to get around and we enjoyed our stay thoroughly!

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was easy to find as it was easily recognisable from the photos. It's also only 50m from the Metro stop Rue de Boulets. The welcome was very friendly and the staff spoke good English. I would stay here again if i came back to Paris.

6.5 Fair
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Buona accoglienza e prezzo decisamente interessante, ma camera piccola praticamente senza armadi dove appoggiare i vestiti.

7.9 Good
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel is a short metro ride out of the centre, but was not a problem due to the reduced rates. Some cheaper restaurants can be found in the 'Nation' area as well. The hotel staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. It really made the difference. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable. Breakfast was an extra €10pp on top of the room rate. Overall a very enjoyable stay.

7.8 Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is in a very good location for Metro/RER links, the reception staff are very helpful and friendly (especially Wally !!)it was a very nice place to stay and I would go there again without hesitation.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was our first to paris and it will certainly not be the last. we found the hotel staff very warm and welcoming. we will definately use this hotel again

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Finland

2.7
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

7.7 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

7.3 Good
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

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7.4 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Mexico

6.8 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.0 Fair
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.5 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

7.7 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

5.7 Ordinary
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

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Room Details

Offering the right accommodation for your romantic vacation, Grand Hotel Francais offers 36 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with satellite channels. Business travelers visiting the Bastille - Republique area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and laptop-compatible safes. Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. A good night's sleep in supportive memory foam mattresses with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with rainfall showerheads, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Minibars, coffee/tea makers, complimentary bottled water and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Grand Hotel Francais

By public transportation
The nearest underground stop is Nation (lines 1, 2, 6 and 9). From there you can easily reach all Paris' areas and districts.
The nearest RER stop is Nation (line A).

Distances from Grand Hotel Francais

Place de la Nation - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Pere Lachaise Cemetery - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Ministry of Finance - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Opera Bastille - 1.5 km / 1 mi
La Colline National Theater - 1.5 km / 1 mi
Place de la Bastille - 1.6 km / 1 mi
July Column - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Place Gambetta - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Bercy Palais Omnisports - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Victor Hugo's House - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Pont d'Austerlitz - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Tenon Hospital - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Place des Vosges - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Bataclan - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Jardins de Bercy - 2 km / 1.2 mi
The preferred airport for Grand Hotel Francais is Paris (ORY-Orly) - 13.4 km / 8.3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Grand Hotel Francais

  • Shuttle service