BEST WESTERN Hotel Aurore,  Paris 

3.5/5  - based on 253 guest reviews.
13, Rue Traversiere, 75012, Paris, France - See map
+33 1 43435412 +33 1 43435320

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The BEST WESTERN Aurore was completely renovated in the summer of 2002 and offers each guest a smiling and dynamic welcome. We are ideally located on the 12th District on the right bank opposite to Gare De Lyon. The BEST WESTERN Aurore is the last station before reaching the French Riviera after visiting the lovely city of Paris. Historical center (Notre Dame, Le Marais) are within walking distance from the property. Other tourist areas in Paris that are easily accessible by Rer, bus or metro are Champs Elysees, Montmartre and Tour Eiffel. All 28 rooms are totally air-conditioned and soundproofed. All rooms include dataports, radio, hairdryer, alarm clock and cable television. Come and enjoy our friendly hospitality at the BEST WESTERN Aurore. Enjoy your stay!

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  • 4
    « Nice comfortable hotel right near Gare de Lyon »

    We chose this hotel because it was within 5 minutes of Gare de Lyon and we had an early train the next morning. Lots of restaurants in the area at reasonable prices. One strange thing about this place is they insist you leave your hotel key card with them everytime you leave the hotel. This is annoying but they have staff working 24/7 so I guess it doesnt really matter. Rooms were comfortable and clean so not a bad place to stay for a short visit.

    5
    « Great little hotel »

    Stayed 3days here 24th-27th June 2016, the room pictured is the one we stayed in, great location just round corner from gard de Lyon station and walking distance from Accor arena, the staff are excellent, so helpful and friendly, I needed my boarding passes printed for return flight and this was no problem for the front desk staff, would ighly recommend this hotel, no noise heard from street even although it was facing the street, mall hotel but the room we had had air conditioning, bathroom small but nicely done and tea coffee supplied also shower gel/ hair wash, overall the staff make this wee hotel and the front desk staff all have good English, would I stay here again definetly.

    4
    « Close to lyon gare station »

    Just 5 minutes walk from Paris Lyon Gare station. Modern recently refurbished rooms. Metro station, super market 2 minutes walk. There are 2 Indian restaurants Angeethi & New Delhi (each in the opposite direction) which are 15 minutes walk ( using Google maps). New Delhi restraunt is across the bridge and is better and in a safer area next to the police station. The area seems a bit shady at night, but that's the case with most big cities around the world. The hotel room is nice, clean and has all modern amenities. The staff is helpful. I got this room from booking.com for 150 euro but the hotel was having a promo and selling the same room for 79 Euro a night. Also our flight was at 10pm so the hotel allowed us a paid late checkout at 5 pm for 60 Euro which was a lot considering that they were having a promo for an entire day for 79 euro. I guess in future I will email the hotels to see if I can get a better deal if I book directly, if yes then I will cancel my booking through booking.com and book directly.

    1
    « Unbelievable hotel! »

    I travelled in Northern European n Baltic Sea cruise totally for 1 month . I checked in this hotel on 5/31 and checked out on Jun 3 paying Euro 189.00, 207.00and 152.20 rep. Plus Euro 12.00 for daily breakfast. The 1 st nite was on 1st fl which was small , noisy( could hear people talking on the street n the cars passing by), the toilet seat was 90 degree facing the sink which shaped like a plate; I had to sit 45 degree on the toilet seat! The shower door was leaking so bad which wet the floor badly! The worse part was the floor was tilted and uneven which kept my luggages rolling. We complaint to the front desk and it was a full house , nothing could be done ! Besides , we were told all the rooms are the same with tilted and uneven floor! Next morning , we were arranged to change to the 4 th floor with better lighting , more quiet and slightly more spacious . However, the shower door was leaking badly too . The housekeeping was awful ; not clean , didn't make the bed , no tissue paper and the shower was empty ! One thing we felt good was the ground was lesser degree in tilting ! Another strange incident was the magnifying mirror was set so high you have to be at less over 6 feet tall to look at it eye level! No matter the room and the breakfast were the worst I came across in my whole trip! Surprisingly, the staffs were great and helpful ! I have to admit I really appreciate the manager assisted me to store my luggages after my arrival Paris so that I could visited Nice without carrying all the heavy belongings !

    2
    « One step up from a prison cell. »

    Was flying in late so just needed a bed and a shower before moving on to lodgings the next morning. Although it was a non-smoking room the linen stank of smoke. The bedroom furniture looked like it came from a church dormitory. The place is tiny anyway. In all fairness the bathroom had been done up and was bright and cheerful and based on other TA revues am guessing they hadn't got to finishing this room yet. Generous coffee and tea amenities. Windows to street not double glazed so plenty of noise however I travel with earplugs. Easy walk to Gare de Lyon and plenty of cafes and a small supermarket close by on Rue Diderot. A hop on hop off tour boat service is easy walking distance on the other side of the Seine. Worth getting the 2 day package as you can get off at any one of the stops to wander more widely in an area. Many, many, many historical sites within walking distance. So location excellent but hotel quality, 2 star.

    1
    « Poor quality »

    Rooms are not soundproof as advertised. Pathetic little mirror in the room, no toilet roll holder, the floors and walls feel unstable. Staff do replenish coffee and milk. Staff seem friendly and a good location. It is more about putting up with staying there rather than wanting to stay there.

    2
    « Cute, Newly Renovated, but I got stuck in my room »

    The hotel is in a nice location if you need to access Gare de Lyon or Gare d'Austerlitz. I stayed here for one night on a short layover en route to Spain. The hotel is easily accessible by the metro, and seems like the rooms have been recently renovated. The room had a cute skyscraping type accent, and was clean. There was still a pretty strong smell of paint in the room. There's a safe, but it isn't even screwed down. The wifi is free, but painfully slow. In any event, the room itself was nice, small but what do you want. The bathroom was nicely done. Booked online and and got a pretty good rate. I stayed in room 101, which shares an outside door with room 102. When trying to leave in the morning, I couldn't get out of the outer door. The main tried from the outside door - but she couldn't open it either. She said she would go to the front desk to get someone to open it. So admittandly, my french isn't any good - but it was pretty clear I was stuck in the room - and she knew which room. In any event, after some waiting, and more waiting nobody came. The phone had no instructions how to call the front desk. Tried 0, tried R, and a few other things - no luck. Eventually picked the lock with a credit card from the inside to get out. Got downstairs to find the maitre d' smoking outside. Asked him if he knew I was stuck in my room and he said no. Then tried to explain how there was a miscommunication with the maid - somehow he checked the wrong room or something... uhm ok. I didn't really make a big deal out of it at the time because I needed to store my bag and you catch more flies with honey that vinegar. BUT... C'MON MAN, you left a guest locked inside a room?!?!?! So even though the staff was generally nice - the service gets a rating of "Terrible", and overall poor for the hotel. Had they come and resolved this, I probably would have given a very good. Maybe next time!

    4
    « Short stay on way to Spain »

    Enjoyed my 2 nights staying here in September, had a lovely freshly decorated room on the second floor and hotel was only a short distance from the Gare de Lyon station for my onward journey via TGV, hotel is only a short distance from metro stations which will take you to all the sights, also close to the river Seinne which is a pleasant walk towards the Eifel tower etc. Did here strange underground rumblings vibrating through hotel but thought it was quite unique and was only during the daytime, Staff were also very helpful and can recommend this hotel for enjoyable short stays in Paris.

    4
    « Lovely hotel »

    We were getting the train out of Gare D'Lyon the next morning s after arriving by Eurostar and getting a taxi to the hotel this place was ideally situated. The Brazilian receptionist was excellent and fully fluent in three languages. She was really helpful during our stay. The hotel is very good if you are looking to stay a night somewhere nice or if you will be out sightseeing in Paris all day. It doesn't have the facilities if you are looking for a hotel vacation if you know what I mean, but as a base for a day or even a week this would be the ideal hotel. The lift is a little small if you are of a certain size! Our room was really nice but the only reason I have given this hotel four out of five stars is that the bed was very small. Now I know Paris is seen as the city of love but the size of this bed was cosy by anyone's standards!! Again if you are of a certain size like myself then you might want to ask the hotel about bed sizes before you book. A really lovely hotel though with very helpful staff in an ideal location if you are travelling from the Gare D'Lyon onwards.

    5
    « Best Western Aurore »

    Nice rooms at a reasonable price. Right next to Gare De Lyon train station which was perfect for us as we got in late and left early from there. A little bit of a walk from the major sights (1/2 hour plus) but it's a nice walk if the weather is good. We loved the decor in the room (red wall with black silhouette of all the major sights in Paris with special lighting). It was a nice touch. The breakfast wasn't included and was too pricey but found a great bistro across the river instead!

  • 4
    « Another good stay »

    My third time here before getting an early morning train to Perpignan. This time on my own. Single room was comfortable. Air con and a fan. Good shower, comfortable bed a very good night's rest. Hotel staff very helpful and willing. Breakfast was good, although the hot stuff doesn't appear until 7 am. Will definitely stay again. Oh and a great price.

    5
    « Very good option in Paris »

    This hotel is very well located, close to the Gare de Lyon. It is easy to go from there to all the main attraction in Paris. Altough they are doing some renovation work, I was able to get a very good room for me and my family. The quality of the rooms was excellent, and the service of the personnel was extremely good. I booked the room through the best western web page so I was able to get a good discount for the weekend.

    1
    « Worst ever Best Western »

    Check-in was okay. Personnell on site very friendly and competent. Hotel just leaves a lot to be ddsired for. There is a construction going on and the elevator is full of debris. Room was more than tiny ( we were two adults both over 6'5")and cramped with stuff. Air conditioning did not work so a mobile unit was in the already small room and the pipe was going out the window which forced us to leave the window open all the time (noisy streets all around). The shower was terrible ( all new tile etc but...) only a shower curtain which stuck to the body because there was no room to even turn in the place. I stayed in many Best Western Hotels stateside but this one in Paris cured me and my husband and the rest of the group travelling with us. There is just nothing good to say about this place. Just sorry we wasted time and money. Its below anyones standard some cheap motel can easily outdo this place.

    5
    « Great Value and Staff! »

    My wife and I were looking for a room close to Gare Lyon and I am so happy we decided on this property! I had mixed feelings about BW b/c we don't typically stay at their properties in the U.S. but the price was right and there were enough good reviews to take a chance. Upon arrival (early) they held our bags so that we could explore the city then upgraded us to the 'family" room b/c they thought we'd be more comfortable (I had mentioned that my wife was currently 5 months pregnant)! The staff (I met 4 of them during our stay) was extremely helpful (our ac was broken in the room and they provided us with a fan, perfect), friendly (gave us tips on where to eat, etc.), and spoke great english:) A+ experience and I would recommend this property to anyone traveling to Paris. Its close to the train station (RER, Metro) and about a 10-12 euro taxi to the Louvre and 15-20 euro taxi to the Eiffel tower (both can be walked too).

    2
    « Good location,uncomfortable stay »

    Starting with the good points.. the hotel is located close to Gare de Lyons and this makes travel quite easy. Stay was quite uncomfortable due to small cramped room, continuous disturbance of trains underground We were supposed to pay at the hotel, but the credit cards would not work due to some error in the machine. When travelling with small kids in a different country, having to pay money unexpectedly can be a set back. Check out the location of the hotel properly before you travel.. people at Gare De Lyon pointed us in different directions and we ended up walking quite a bit with luggages and kids.(we knew the hotel to be very close and hence did not take a taxi initially) Would not stay there again,mainly due to the cramped location and noise disturbances (we were given a room on the ground floor, room 2 if I remember correctly)

    4
    « Good value for money in Paris »

    Good value for money in Paris! Rooms are quite small but enough you need. Rooms are clean and comfortable, with free wi-fi connection. Very friendly staff, at the reception, of the hotel. The hotel is just around the corner from Gare du Lyon. And walking distance from Bastille.

    5
    « Nice stay at Paris! »

    I selected this hotel because it was really close to the Train Station (Gare de Lyon), I have been in Paris a couple of times and I think this is the first time I got a nice hotel with a nice price. The price was better in the Best Western webpage than in the other hotel webpages. The location is excellent, you can go to all the main attractions by metro, and it also located in a nice area. The room was clean and the personnel was very helpful, which is difficult to find in Paris. Excellent option for travellers.

    2
    « Not for the money »

    I personally feel this hotel is not worth the money. If you are looking for a quick place to stay on business near the Gare de Lyon, there are pleanty of choices...this one should not be inluded in your choice list.

    4
    « Good place to stay »

    This was an excellent place to stay for us. We used both the near by bus stops and the near by train station to get to Versaille and around Paris. Accommodations were small, as many in Europe seem to be, but we had quiet and good bed. This may be a little far from some of the sights and museums but with buses can be gotten to rather easily. Breakfast was very good but overpriced. Mathieu was very helpful in helping us locate places and in recommending places to eat.

    4
    « Good 3-star option for the Gare de Lyon area »

    The hotel looks modest from outside but rather well maintained inside. The staff was warm and helpful (though needed update for grocery shopping info around -- supermarkets ARE open on Sunday and even Easter Monday). Wifi connection was excellent. Our room was small, but enough for 2 adults and 2 medium-size suitcases. Fair bed, sufficient desk space, and a wide range of TV channels. Clean and functional bathroom with hairdryer, which would have been better if a rug were available for wet feet. The shower could be too powerful for the drain, as water inevitably spilled out. We spent the Easter Sunday there and heard no traffic noise from our street-side room. However, the door leaks let us hear other guests' talk in the small doorway, which did not annoy us but could be a problem for others. Like some other hotels, only 1 receptionist took care of the lobby, and the hotel might be locked up for 5 or 10 minutes when the person is away. We didn't take our breakfast there, and would suggest Tarmac (5 min away, corner of rue de Lyon/ Ledru-Rollin) for a decent brunch at a similar price. Compared to other 3-star hotels in the area, this one is relatively closer to the public transport (Air France/ Gare de Lyon train and metro accesses/ bus stops), and, of course, the riverbank if one would like to take a walk.

 

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·From: Highway A4. Head toward Paris, the beltway south and exit Porte de Bercy. Go in the direction of Gare de Lyon to the BEST WESTERN Aurore.