The Elysee Secret Hotel is located on the Right Bank of Paris city centre, in the 8th district. Its central location, just a few steps from the Champs Elysees, sets the Hotel Elysee Secret at the meeting point of business, luxury and nightlife. The rue de Ponthieu which runs from the Carre Marigny to the rue de Berri is close to the shops of the Montaigne Avenue, the trendy addresses of the Champs Elysees, the Grand Palais and the Elysee palace. The Elysee Secret Hotel is the perfect point of departure to explore the most famous monuments of Paris on foot (Arc de Triomphe, Trocadero, Concorde, Tuileries Gardens ...) and museums of Paris (Louvre museum, Guimet Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Grand Palais and Petit Palais, Jeu de Paume, Orangerie ...). Right in the heart of Paris, the hotel is served by the metro lines 1 and 9 (Franklin D. Roosevelt) and is also close to metro line 13 (Champs Elysees Clemenceau) and the RER A (Charles de Gaulle - Etoile), giving quick access to all the major sights of the city.
Stayed at the Best Western Elysee Secret for business. Without doubt the hotel is in a fantastic location (within walking distance of all the sites!) but my room was small (even for Paris standards!). The staff were always friendly and helpful (and will recommend local places to eat). I think the hotel needs an upgrade (it feels a bit tired) but it more than makes up for everything by its location.
"Best Western Elysee Secret"
We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in April 2016. The rooms are not that large, but they were clean! We had a "suite" with a queen bed. The room was on the top floor and had a slanted ceiling, which was interesting! We weren't expecting US size rooms, so it was fine, and it was what we were expecting. The room had a very nice nesspresso machine and a small fridge. The people who worked at the hotel were very nice and helpful. The breakfast area is very small, and the breakfast they serve is cereals and croissants, etc., but it wasn't expensive either. There is a lift, but it is very small! Only big enough for one of us to fit in when we brought our big suitcases to and from our room! :-) There is also a skinny spiral staircase that we used to walk up and down. There's a small sitting room on the second floor that had another nesspresso machine and different flavored pods (and I'm pretty sure free sodas were in there as well). There is not a lot of space, but we didn't expect a lot of space considering the location. So talking about location, the hotel is in a GREAT location! It's just a block off the Champs Elysee with tons of shopping and restaurants within a very short walking distance. It was just a few minute walk to the Roosevelt metro station. We walked from the hotel to the Louvre on one end and l'arc de triomphe on the other end (it was a lot of walking, but very doable for folks who like to walk). We were very happy with the hotel, and especially with the location!
"Nice Staying Location"
The staff were friendly and helpful. As staying in Paris and for such a price, the hotel room was not spacious as expected. But it's a nice location for either go for sight-seeing or heading to shopping. There was an elevator which was essential for us as we had three large luggages and one small luggage when we left. And just below the hotel, there were pizza, burger, pastries and Japanese food/restaurants. All in all, this hotel is great for its price and at a very convenient spot. This experience gives me thought about including this brand as my choice of accommodation in my next trips consideration.
"A nice stay"
The hotel is perfectly located in the champs elysees of Paris...It's a huge advantage. A lot of attractions are very near. U can see the top of Grand Palais just from the outside of the hotel. The size of the room is not so small (compared to other hotels I have stayed in Europe). The room is clean and quiet. I have found the washroom a bit small .. We have enjoyed our stay a lot.
"wouldn't honor pre-paid reservation made over 6 months in advance via amex travel"
despite a lot of research to select this location and hotel and a fully pre-paid reservation made over 6 months in advance, showed up with our bags mid afternoon only to be told they have no space and we have WALK (with our bags) to a different hotel a several blocks away (and several blocks further from metro stops, etc.) ... neither the hotel nor amex travel would give us any compensation for their mistake so I assume this is the usual way of doing business for both ... so book with caution... or just spin the roulette wheel. Thankfully the place they moved us, Hotel Beauchamps was nice and included complimentary breakfast
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM