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.
"Very basic, good location"
Small frontage, small lift, tight room, but good location. Don't expect much in terms of amenities or even toiletries. No body soap or shampoo provided. Front desk said it was because of problems with the supplier which happen to be during my stay. How coincidental, and that honestly happens to hotel chains'
Great location! Outstanding!. Small room, when I arrived at 8:30 pm my room was not ready and I need to wait. Maybe for fast service to deliver, forgot towels and personal care things. It is good for one or two nights.
"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.
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