Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
What We Love
- The location at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, a couple of blocks from the Champs de Mars
- Even the gym has incredible views stretching from Montparnasse to Montmartre
- The Cali-fusion fare at FR/AME brasserie
What To Know
- Although families can stay in connecting rooms, the hotel is better for couples or business travelers
- Not all views are created equal. While many include the Eiffel Tower, the Classic Rooms offer views of the garden or neighboring hotels
- The property was completely renovated in 2014
- Pets are permitted for a fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Within spitting distance of the Trocadero and the Champs de Mars, the Pullman Eiffel Tower is located right near Paris’s most famous landmark. The property was revamped by Christophe Pillet in 2014, and the look is contemporary urban with plenty of slate-gray fixtures and fittings livened up with bright primary colors. The vast ground-floor lobby features giant screens, oversize floral displays and a connectivity zone for the business-inclined.
Bed and Bath
Sleek yet simple, the guestrooms feature exclusive photography by Patrick Tourneboeuf of some of Paris’s finest buildings. Deluxe Rooms come with gadgets like in-room iPads, while all have flat-screen TVs, Bose sound systems and C.O. Bigelow lavender and peppermint products in the bath or shower rooms (some of the Classic Room bathrooms have yet to be updated and feature caramel marble). Many of the rooms feature balconies with views of the Eiffel Tower.
The hotel’s hip ground-floor eatery, FR/AME, takes you from central Paris to Baja California through its menu (ceviche, tacos, grilled octopus) and decor (sleek, long marble bar, colorful ceramics, glass-encased champagne bottles). Breakfast, served on the basement level (there’s an outdoor terrace for the summer months), covers everything from classic croissants to full English breakfasts or healthy fruits and yogurts. Even if you’re not a gym bunny, you should head to the gym for unrestricted views of the Trocadero. There are also some rather funky conference rooms for creative types who crave edgy meeting spaces.
In the Area
Start with the obvious sights nearby, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Champs de Mars, the Seine and its cruising bateaux-mouches, and the Trocadero beyond, or museums such as the Quai Branly and the Musee d’Orsay. Once they’re ticked off the list, venture into the very chic 7th Arrondissement and sample real Parisian life, especially the local markets such as the one on the Avenue de Suffren or on the Rue Cler, which is considered one of Paris’s most charming.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel as part of a tour group - check in and check out were handled efficiently, and the room had a nice view of the Eiffel Tower (Note: not all rooms have the view). Internet connection was good, and fast. Breakfast was good. On the negative side, one of the elevators was not working, and the wait for an elevator could stretch to 5 minutes, especially when large groups were coming in or checking out. I did not think that the bathroom was as clean as I would have liked. Also, for us senior citizens, like many European bathrooms, climbing into the bathtub requires a certain amount of flexibility that not all will have.
A very adequate and clean hotel, but after staying at a five-star hotel in Venice, this hotel is really no more than three stars. While neat and clean, service is poor. We could not reach the front desk by phone after trying numerous times. I had to dress out of my pajamas and go downstairs to reach someone. When I got down to the main desk, two lazy attendants were gossiping between one another. When I asked why no one picked up, they said they never heard the phone ring.
Breakfast was good, although the hotel does NOT have enough staff when cruise companies are in the hotel. View of the Tour Eiffel is likely one of the best in Paris. But there is more to Paris than the Tour Eiffel. Again, an adequate hotel for one night while waiting to board a river cruise ship, but not much more. There is NO seating in the hotel lobby, discouraging lounging by tired tourist occupants, and reinforcing the cruise hotel mentality of moving people in and out.
loved the view of Eiffel Tower from our room--easy walking distance to restaurants and Eiffel Tower and other nearby places Quite modern but not much seating in the lobby. Rooms were adequate for our needs