4.8 out of 5

"Very clean and comfortable hotel. The staff was very accommodating with 2 close locations to the subway. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 02 Oct 2014

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Hotel Description

3-star romantic hotel near Place de la Nation

Heart of Paris

With a stay at this 11th Arrondissement hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Place de la Nation and 2 miles (3 km) of Place de la Bastille. Place des Vosges and Bercy Village are also within 2 miles (3 km).


This hotel features a bar/lounge, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-out. Multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance and concierge services are on offer.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 36 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include minibars (stocked with some free items) and premium bedding.

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

2 Adjacent Double Rooms

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max


Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Grand Hotel Francais ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Hotel Francais

Everyone (1)
5 out of 5

Great Hotel

Very clean and comfortable hotel. The staff was very accommodating with 2 close locations to the subway.

Posted by , from Buffalo, NY on 2 Oct. 2014

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5 out of 5

Great hotel for the price. Amazing staff. Cool neighborhood near La Nation metro.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, friendly service, economical
This hotel is a great buy. The staff is the nicest I ever experienced in Paris as good or better than even the really expensive hotels. The neighborhood is very convenient, just a few blocks from La Nation metro. And it has a cool funky Jewish vibe with great neighborhood restaurants, cafes, and bakeries.

Posted by , from NYC on 12 Dec. 2012

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5 out of 5

Great location and value

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Awesome place, next to mayor metro lines, good restaurants. I will not hesitate to stay again... Tip: visit po/za/da restaurant nearby...

Posted by , from PR on 15 Oct. 2012

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5 out of 5

Very Clean, Very Welcoming Staff, Close to Metro

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Very good experience. Rooms were clean and contemporary. Staff was helpful in all respects. Easy access to Metro and many good cafes and eating choices in the neighborhood. Felt safe walking at night because usually many pedestrians about.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on 2 Oct. 2012

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5 out of 5

Outstanding hotel in a charming neighborhood.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
The owner was extremely helpful, especially when I realized that I had booked two different hotels for the same time period. He spoke to the other hotel, and charmed them into only charging me for one night's missed reservation. His English and his sense of humor were wonderful. The hotel is a short walk from the Metro and is well worth the extra few minutes' walking time. My wife and I can't say enough good things about it. It set a wonderful tone for the rest of our trip.

Posted by , from New York, NY on 13 Apr. 2011

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5 out of 5

Great location, newly decorated room and bath but tiny tiny.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, warm helpful staff
Chose this hotel because of all the favorable reviews - and they were correct. Located between two subway stations just blocks away in a non tourist area with many ethnic restaurants. The staff is very helpful and fluent in English. If you have claustraphobia better find a hotel with a larger room. Newly decorated room and bath were functional and window opened to street. Watch out for your valuables if you train to the hotel. Pickpockets are watching for tourists. Play it safe and take a taxi to and fro.

Posted by , from Ohio on 12 Apr. 2011

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5 out of 5

great hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
thought it was clean. Friendly staff and very attentive. For my first time in Paris I couldn't have asked for a better place. Rooms are a bit small but not really surprised by that. I would go back in a heartbeat. Good location but a bit off the beaten path. Very accessible by subway.

Posted by , from New Jersey on 4 Feb. 2011

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5 out of 5

A home away from home

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
The hotel was comfotable and located in a very convenient area. The metro was nearby as was several cafe's and shops. The staff was very friendly and helpful and was a great help with giving us directions. In addition, they gave us several ideas for places to visit. The hotel manager, especially, made us feel as if we were his own personal guests

Posted by , from Philadelphia, Pa. on 3 Feb. 2011

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4 out of 5

Great experience!

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and more than accomodating. And even though the hotel is not central to any of the major sites, the metro is only a short walk away! We were able to get just about anywhere in short order. An added bonus is that there were ample restaurants nearby to the hotel, too. Other than the weather being less than ideal, our trip to Paris was fantastic! I highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2010

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5 out of 5

Real Paris

i did what you are doing right now and read all the reviews for this hotel, well everything i read was accuratte beautiful hotel small, who is really at there hotel all the time? clean freindly staff and helpful. and it is 12 metro stops away from champ elysses louve and eifel. just make sure u save euro before u leave, cause when u check out there is a paris tax u have to pay for the room its 1EU a night so not bad but u pay it when u check out. all in all i would stay there again.

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2010

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Property Features

Grand Hotel Francais offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services. WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. The romantic Grand Hotel Francais also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, express check-out, and a television in a common area. This 3-star Paris hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 36 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Built in 1889
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Paris (ORY-Orly) (18.5 km / 11.5 mi)
  • Train station: Vincennes Station (3.9 km / 2.4 mi)
  • Metro station: Rue des Boulets Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Grand Hotel Francais offers 36 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars (stocked with some free items) and laptop-compatible safes. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Memory foam beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include rainfall showerheads and hydromassage showerheads, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Paris hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Memory foam beds
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Grand Hotel Francais


This property will place credit card authorization for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No pets or service animals allowed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: EUR 100 per day
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.88 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 14 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Grand Hotel Francais Paris
  • Grand Francais Paris
  • Grand Francais
  • Au Grand Hotel Francais

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

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