I'm not one to splurge on fancy hotels, and especially after a 400 euro dinner at Lasserre, my boyfriend and I were relieved to stay at an inexpensive place for our three nights stay in Paris. Eldorado is a stone's throw from the Place de Clichy metro stop, the Moulin Rouge, and the Montmatre district. The Two Windmills Cafe (where Amelie works) is just a 5 minute walk away!
I think I paid around 230 euro for a full-sized bed with private bathroom for three nights. Honestly, you can't get any better than this in the heart of Paris. The reservation was made for just one person (as they didn't have availability for two), and once the management found out there was two of us staying there, they didn't even charge us more! Awesomeness.
The bathroom was clean, as was the bedding.
Anytime I'm in Paris, Eldorado will be my hotel of choice.
I go to Paris twice a year on business, and by business I mean "to shop," which also coincidentally is my business. Anyway, I decided to go early on my most recent trip and really see the city. You know, actually be a tourist for once. I needed a place to stay that was affordable, but also not a complete shit-hole. This is hard to do in Paris, at least hard to do in the neighborhood I normally stay in. I decided to venture out of the ol' comfort zone and book the Hotel Eldorado after coming across it in an old NY Times article. It fit the bill perfectly.
The room was kind of romantic in a kitschy way. The noise on the street below was laughable, but also made for more interesting nights. The neighborhood is colorful and is an enjoyable walk away from the Sacre Coeur where you can sit on the steps and have a beer while watching the world toil away. I'm not sure if the beer part is legal, but people were selling and I was buying.
It isn't luxury, but it is an experience. One I'd happily have again and will remember for a long time.
Over the summer, my girlfriend and I traveled to Paris, and we were so lucky to have found Hotel Eldorado in travel magazine. I loved this hotel! For about 200 euros, for a week, I consider it to be a five star. It was not fancy at all, and that is what I loved about it. Our room looked as if it were from a french movie. It was kind of small, but it was very comfortable. My only complaint would be the loud restaurant down. If you have a garden view room, as we did, you will hear the restaurant all night long so make sure you close your windows. Next time I visit Paris, I will defiantly be staying here again.
Unfortunately I cannot agree to the comment above. I stayed at Eldorado in April 2013, and the in Lonely Planet recommended room no. 1 going out into the garden was a huge disappointment.
We really aren't used to high-class hotels or luxurious accomodation, we're about 30 and love to take low-budget accommodations in order to spend our money on more interesting things BUT the cozy-sounding room looking into the garden actually looks onto the bistrot's tables. Problem is that the windows were so poorly shutting that not only the wind blew through all nite long (no heating, it was really damp and cold) but also we could listen to the conversations outdoor as if they were held right beside us. Until midnight. Very romantic.
Also the room's door wasn't aligned properly which means that I could easily look through the gap (and more wind coming through).
The shower was rimmed with mildew and poorly lit.
One morning the fire alarm went off and for about ten (long) minutes nobody bothered to even come to look for the reason.
But that's not even all. Our last morning (in that place) my boyfriend woke up because it was literally raining onto his head. In bed. The whole pillow was wet and the sheets were too.
Of course this can all be unlucky coincidences but when we - I admit, angrily - went over to the reception to check out and I asked our money back for the upcoming night (we paid in advance for the whole stay, never'll do that again) I had a hard time getting it. And did not get any kind of apology or at least the aim to make it up to us.
So sorrily I have to say that this place is worse than taking a sleeping bag and squatting under the Eiffel Tower (which is probably even more romantic).
Oh, but true, the room was nicely decorated.
By the way, in the hotel just before the cemetery we paid 5 euros more each, had heating, a clean shower and a calm and dry night.
FR + GB Very cool place!
This is a typical thing to visit and experience in Paris! The European experience! Good food, good atmosphere and good people.
The little "hidden" terrasse is a great pleasure and surprise when you first get in.. unsuspected treasure!
try the "Tartare de boeuf".. good meat; true story!
Discrètement intégré dans le paysage de la rue des Dames, le bistrot ou Hotel Eldorado dissimule une petite coure intérieure, agréable surprise.
Lorsqu'on entre par le bistrot, on ne soupçonne pas un tel espace! On passe devant les cuisines, monte quelques marches et nous voilà dans ce petit jardin secret. Idéal pour un tête à tête printanier!
La cuisine est simple, sobre et de bon goût. Mon choix c'est porté sur le tartare de boeuf accompagné de salade et pommes de terres. le tartare était réussi et le goût bien équilibré! Pas d'aller-retour malheureusement.
Assis dans un petit espace vert entre les feuillages, et le service est au p'tis soins. J'y retournerai!
Lovely and inexpensive no frills hotel near Montmartre and Place de Clichy. It was easy to find, about a block from the Metro, and walking distance from the Moulin Rouge. In 15 minutes, you can be walking up the hill to the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, where summer nights are spent picnicking on the lawn drinking wine.
I chose the Hotel Eldorado as I had heard one too many horror stories about Parisian hostels, and the single room with a shared bathroom was about the same price as a bed in a hostel, plus it was time for a little privacy. The staff was very friendly and communicated well. They don't accept reservations online so I sent a credit card payment via email to reserve my room with no problems.
The room faced the street and as it was the middle of a heat wave, I had to keep the windows open so it was a little noisy, but no noise from the other guests. I felt safe and that my belongings were secure when I was out and about. No issues coming home late at night either.
The hotel and room were bohemian chic, bright colors and second hand chairs, reproductions of famous modern french artists lined the halls. No televisions or phones in the rooms, but free wi-fi. The shared bathroom was always clean and I never had any issues waiting to use the toilet or shower.
There were several bakeries nearby, so my mornings were spent wondering the neighborhood eating fresh croissants. The hotel also boasts a gorgeous courtyard and bistro which I should have taken more advantage of.
I really couldn't have asked for better accommodations for the price and location and plan to spend all future trips to Paris at the Hotel Eldorado.
i miss paris already :(
this hotel came up on my google search, tripadvisor and a ny times articles plus the website and the funky french music and makes me say oui!
i traveled to paris (first internation solo trip) from dec. 1st to the 7th. due to availability i stayed in two different rooms - room 31 (double room for 73 euros) and room 36 (single -63 euros). in the end it was 6 nights and i think through currency exchange - i paid around $530 - cant beat that in paris!
its in a cooky neighborhood (montmartre area - for those Amelie movie followers - the cafe deux moulins is only 10-15 min walk away; so is moulin rouge and van goghs home!)
very local - non chain
simple french charm (no tv - no phone - which i was ok with - c'mon ur in paris!)
within a 5 min. walk from the metro and many eateries
-the bed is comfy and each room is decorated in its own wayroom 31 was my favorite - would have stayed in it during my whole stay but someone else booked it :(.
-you cant book online or find through reg. websites like expedia, orbitz , etc- i had to call the hotel directly - which probably saves on cost - so its kindof ok
-the walls are thin - when i stayed in room 31 - the only thing i heard was housekeeping (very loud) in the morning -room 36 was through a hallway and i heard the other rooms easier
overall - Hotel Eldorado had a very positive impact on my trip and i will never forget it. would definitely stay here again
*tip - i heard many suggestions to not stay in room 1 and to request a room facing the courtyard - better view
El dorado is a fine place to stay when traveling to Paris. The neighborhood is amazing !!!!!!! So close to montmarte and that should be worth five stars in itself. It's fairly cheap. Rooms are small but hey, you're in Paris so that's what you get. They also have a sweet little bar and restaurant downstairs. I only take one star away because it is awfully loud in this hotel. AWFULLY LOUD
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