Good evening everyone, greetings from Nice, France (Nice is pronounced “niece”). I always seem to be a day late and a city behind in my trip reporting. Before reviewing the Radisson Blu Nice and my day trip to Monaco, I want to share my thoughts on my recent 2 night stay at the Hotel Indigo Paris. I used 2 anniversary night certificates from my Chase IHG Credit Card to book the stay. In essence, I “paid” $49 for each night since that is what the annual fee is for the Chase IHG Credit Card.
Getting from CDG Airport to Paris is easy. For €10 per person, you can go from CDG Airport to Châtelet Les Halles station (I have no idea how to properly pronounce this station) on the RER B (blue line) and connect to Opéra/Auber on the RER A (red line). From Opéra/Auber station, the hotel is a short 5 minute walk. Just make sure you know which street to turn on to so you don’t wheel your suitcase around Paris aimlessly like I did.
Getting around Paris can be kind of tricky since there are 2 overlapping train networks (RER and Metro) that share most of the stations. When in doubt, ask the information booth for assistance and they will be happy to help.
At check-in, we were given room 407 on the 4th floor. When we entered the room, there was a small closet and safe on the left side of the door and a toilet in a small room to the right. Unfortunately, the sink was located around the corner in the bathroom. I always find it strange that the toilet and sink are separated, it just makes going to the restroom just a little bit more time consuming and complicated.
After I walked into the room, there was a small table, comfy arm chair and wide couch near one of the large windows. The windows opened completely and had a small balcony about a foot wide. It was very cold in Paris (around 30 degrees), so I didn’t spend any time on the balcony.
The bed was very comfortable and had outlets and light switches on both sides. The windows overlooked the small street with offices on the other side of the street.
The bathroom had a towel warmer (which I accidentally touched twice as I was getting ready in the morning). The shower had an overhead shower head and a handheld shower head. The only shelf in the shower was tilted slight down so the bar of soap and shampoo bottle almost slid off a few times. There were 2 large robes available next to the shower.
I was surprised that breakfast was not included with my rate since I have become accustomed to my free breakfast at domestic Holiday Inn Express properties. Anyway, there are several cafes around the hotel that provide delicious pastries, crepes, coffee, tea, juice and much more.
Would I stay at this hotel next time I am in Paris?
That’s a tough question. The hotel is normally 50,000 IHG Points per night or €300+ per night. There are a few other IHG properties in Paris along with a hundred other chain hotels available on points. Since there was no fantastic view from the room and toilet/bathroom was kind of strange, I would probably stay at another hotel the next time I visit Paris.
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If you have any questions about Paris or the Hotel Indigo Paris, please leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!