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.
"Small but nice"
We stayed here for 4 nights over Easter (room 501). Admittedly this hotel is very, very small! However, having read the other reviews, we were already prepared for this. Despite being small, they have utilised the space quite well. The bathroom, which for me is the most important feature, was comfortably spacious. The rainfall shower was amazing! Free WiFi with good speed (around 4 Mbps). VERY good location, just minutes from Champs Elysées, and also within walking distance of the city centre. There were some negatives, though. The TV is locked behind a glass cabinet, so you can't access its USB or HDMI ports. This was inconvenient as we couldn't use our Chromecast. Also, we had an issue with the locker. The batteries ran out while our stuff was locked inside, and it wouldn't open. There was no one on site who could fix this, so we had to wait until the next morning, causing us a lot of inconvenience. I wouldn't blame the hotel entirely for this, as this was a case of bad luck. However, they do share some of the blame as they should have kept the batteries in good order and should have had someone on site who could fix it. Other than that it was a comfortable stay.
"Smallest room I've ever had"
Stayed here in March 2017, client company booked us in. My colleague booked two nights as he wanted to check in very early from an overnight flight, I arrived late in the evening checking in just before midnight, the hotel had been warned I'd arrive late. The hotel is well located but absolutely tiny, almost Lilliputian. Check in desk/lobby is about the size of a counter at a dry cleaners. The lift barely carries one person and suitcase. I had room 602, on top floor, and the sloping roof meant I could only stand up on one side of the room. The bed filled the room. The wardrobe was a cupboard I original thought contained an electricity meter - on opening it I discovered some hangers, but the whole unit was half the height of the wall. My jacket would have draped on the floor had I used it. I'm six foot one, and could probably have stretched out in bed and touched both walls. The shower was too short for me, by about four inches, and I had to duck to get under it. The room smelt as if it was a smoking room, and my colleague reported his room on the third floor was taller, but no bigger, and not clean. We checked out and didn't take breakfast, as the breakfast room was too small for us to chat and work in. In total these three nights cost us over €500. We'll be recommending to our client that they don't book this hotel again. Scoring for location only - avoid otherwise.
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.
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