Welcome to the Best Western Select Hotel, at the doors to the capital, Paris. We welcome you to a pleasant setting for your professional or tourist stays, located in the city centre of Boulogne-Billancourt, only 15 minutes from Champs-Elysées Avenue by subway (line 9). On the other side, if you want to have rest and peace in the heart of the countryside, you are just a few steps off the Bois de Boulogne and Parc de Saint Cloud. For leisure, you are next to major places, such as Le Parc des Princes for major league football matches, or Roland Garros, for International Tennis Championships (end of May, beginning of June, every year). For your business, many major companies have established their head offices in Boulogne, such as Renault, Alcatel, and Alsthom. We offer 62 fully-equipped bedrooms with air-conditioning, bathroom/shower, direct dial phone, cable television (12 channels), hairdryer, mini-bar and private safe. A private car park is also at your disposal. Enjoy your stay.
We were really expecting the worst from this hotel, after reading the reviews, but we were more than pleasantly surprised. True, we were there in October, which is not high season, so naturally we probably received one of the better rooms and there were likely few other guests, so the hotel was very quiet. Check-in was the fastest I have ever experienced - anywhere. I was happy that there was someone at the front desk 24/7. We interacted with 3 different staff at the front desk during our stay, and there was never a problem with them speaking and understanding English. And they were always helpful and friendly. The elevator was tiny - plan to go just one person at a time, if you have anything bigger than carry on luggage. We were given a room at the back of the hotel, on the first floor. Absolutely beautifully new and fresh and modern. The shower was lovely, the bed was very comfortable, there was absolutely no noise whatsoever, and the television got great channels (in French, of course). The air conditioning worked well. The room had a tiny fridge (great for the patisseries I had purchased), and a kettle for hot water. The only problem we experienced was that one day the maid only gave us one towel, and one cup - the front desk quickly remedied that. We felt totally safe walking around after dark. The Metro was only about half a block from the hotel, on the #9 Metro line. McDonald's is only about 2 blocks away - a very easy walk (but they don't open till 7:30am). And there is an excellent patisserie about a block and a half away called Dolle - check it out for quick sandwiches, quiche, and desserts that are excellent. We were more than pleased with this hotel, and would definitely stay there again. Highly recommended.
Simple hotel. Has a parking but if you have a big car (lets says anything SUV) you will have stress getting in. Rooms are fine, al be it a little small. Fine for a short business stay but nothing more. Breakfast limited. My main concern with this hotel was not having hot water. Nobody able to fix it.
The Hotel is clean, simple and modest, but very far to justify this incredible price. Sleep in the rooms facing the main street it's very hard. Noises from traffic and local teenagers continue all night.
This hotel is horrible, very bad relation quallity-price. The rooms are really small, the reception is too old, no international channels on TV, the wifi too bad, the entry of the parking very narrow, if you have a big car you need to pray to save it, and breakfast the worst thing, just a piece of bread, some slices of ham, two hard eggs for all the guests, and no fruit just apples, and it costs 16€, it is a joke?. Bad option in Paris... really disappointed
I did stay there for work, the room looks pretty new, but I think the whole hotel is being fixed. If you have a room on the street , it might be a little noisy but not so much to do for that. The breakfast is fine, there is some choice. We unfortunately got some issue with the water, it was cold and not possible to take a shower on the morning, which is a little annoying not having a shower before going to work.. but overall that was good, i would stay again there. The reception was very nice.
There are some nice new boutique hotels in Boulogne but this is not one of them. The hotel is undergoing renovation but there is no mention of this on the site and no discount offered for the stench of paint, the dust everywhere and the fact that you get woken up at 8.30 by drilling and banging. It is a good job that they are renovating because my room looked like a badly maintained prison cell from a 1950s jail. The food at breakfast was not much better that you would expect in an institute of correction. Industrial juice, discount ham, microwaved pastries and coffee that tasted like old socks. Really! Who runs this kind of place these days. Also the sound insulation between rooms was non existent so you could hear the guy next door coughing and taking a leak. I complained to one of the housekeeping staff about the state of the bathroom and was roundly told where to get off. If you have ever seen Fawlty Towers prepare for something rather worse. The only redeeming feature was Eva at reception who was clearly deeply embarrassed to be working there and who did everything in her power to make up for the hotel's deficiencies and who gave us some great restaurant recommendations and was always helpful and charming. Don't stay here if you have a choice!
Some of the reviews are not very flattering so I'm guessing they stayed in non renovated rooms. My room was brand "new" so everything was clean and new. Loved it. Yes the room is small - it is Paris afterall. The elevator is the smallest you will have ever seen/stood in - anywhere! Lovely visit, staff was very friendly.
I rarely give a grade of 1/%, but the room was small with a terrible smell of painting (the hotel is under renovation), the wifi not working properly, the lift broken, the breakfast poor, the staff ok but you would expect a bit more. I often go to B-B because of my work, and I know there are better alternatives around there.
The Best Western Select Hotel in Boulogne-Billancourt can probably be best described as ‘basic'. It's a place to sleep. A step up from a YHA ... but not a big step up. In fact, I've stayed at youth hostels that are significantly better. I'm not sure if it's indicative of the entire hotel, but the room that I stayed in (room 3) is VERY small. There's just about enough room for a double bed (I would estimate that it was queen sized) with a little room for one person to walk around it. It had a tiny en-suite bathroom that had a sink, toilet and (small) bath. The bath had a shower attachment, but no shower curtain so it's a ‘sit down' shower'. There was a table in the room and just enough room to sit in a seat (pushed hard against the bed) and do a little work. When I first entered the room … it was very hot. There was a temperature control unit on the wall, and since the hotel claimed it had A/C, I tried it. It didn't work, so I opened a window. Luckily, it was a cool evening in Paris so the room did begin to drop in temperature. If it'd been a hot night I think that it would have been very uncomfortable in there. The general décor is what I would describe as … shabby. Not shabby chic, just shabby. It looks as if it was last refurbished in the 70's, and it really needs a thorough update. Everything is old, cracked, and chipped. The view from my room was a wall with a big silver pipe going up it and some kind of mechanical apparatus directly outside of the window. The room came with a kettle, one mug, a couple of sachets of instant coffee and a tea bag together with some sugar and creamer. I tried the coffee, I can't remember what brand it was, but it was pretty awful. The rooms have poor sound proofing and you can hear everybody around you. Also, for some reason, my room must've been near some kind of water tank because every 10-15 minutes there was a sudden sound of rushing water. Kind of like a toilet flushing. I am soooooooo grateful that I found some earplugs in my bag or else I would have had no sleep. A final point, I made the mistake of having breakfast at the hotel. There really wasn't much. Some cereal, a bowl of fruit cocktail, a few pastries, some ham and cheese, juice and a roll. Didn't even have any croissants! Everything was clearly mass produced with nothing fresh and the breakfast room was (like everything else in the hotel) small and cramped. Thankfully, there was only one other person in the room. This breakfast cost me €15. It was not worth it. Overall, this is a sad little hotel.
Average hotel. 2 minutes walk to metro station ( line 9). Good and friendly staff, good wifi, bed and pillows ok, quite unless you opened the window. Very basic breakfast: ham, boiled eggs, butter, jam, juice. No fresh fruit or vegetables.
This hotel is pretty average. Rooms are clean. Furniture is old. Beds are not really comfy. It is located at a really busy and noisy street. For a short stay it is ok. Friendly people will help you at the reception.
Good service and clean. A little bit far from the center ( aprox. 20- 30 min. walking distance) but everything else was good. Has good conection with bus number 20 if you don't like to walk to the center.
Room: quiet, clean (until You opened window- terrible noise), with bathtub and airconditions (not necessary needed in October) Two single beds: quite comfortable Breakfast: VERY POOR: even for this price of the room I would expect higher standard. Baguette, two kinds of ham, apple, joghurth, jams, boiled eggs. Nothing warm like scrambled eggs or sausage. No vegetables....
I was on a business trip and the main reason I chose this hotel was because it was 10 minutes walking distance from my office. But I never expected that: - it would not have room service, or options for lunch or dinner (which are important when you come back from an exhausting day and don't feel like stepping out) - a bathroom that has a bathtub without screen (which means that your bathroom becomes a mini-lake after a shower) - except soap and body wash, no other toiletries, and - room walls thin enough to hear ambient noises. To be fair, there are a couple of advantages, - one being that it is very close to the metro - within walking distance from eating and shopping options - friendly service Overall, given a choice, I wouldn't stay here again.
Welcoming very very poor - do not expect good manners or standard check in. Quality of the room very poor compare to the price. Breakfast to be avoided apart if you have no other choices. Even for a business trip you can find way better, only one metro station near.
Nothing fancy for that price, but perfect location for business trip for me as the offices were in Citylights on Pont de Sevre and just next to Metro station. Room rather small, big and good bed, wifi works well. Breakfast a bit dissapointing especially for 14 eur.
Expensive for what you get. Also they didn't accept my BW check, when booked they said OK. Also not very close to anything of value. I would not warmly recommend this hotel to anyone. I paid 170 EUR per night and for that you expect much more.
As seems typical in reasonably priced hotels in Paris the room was tiny, and very hot even in winter. Overlooking the main road it was very noisy with the window open. The bathroom too was very traditional with no shower. Breakfast was basic but good quality. And the staff were very friendly and helpful organising transport during the taxi strike.
Stayed here for 5 days. Two for tourism, three for the Rock en Seine festival as well as tourism in the morning. If you're going to said festival, this hotel is a 15 minute walk away from the festival site, and after a long evening of concerts there's nothing like being in bed quickly. The hotel was just okay. My room was small and so its bathroom, but the bed was confortable, shower and TV worked as expected, was also clean, and the staff was friendly. It's far from the city center, but the metro is almost at the hotel's door, and will get you to most of Paris' attractions without a line change, but you will start from almost the start of the line, so it will take a while. Next to the hotel there are some bars as well as a supermarket. Now, for the cons... the breakfast is insanely priced at 13€ per day. I can't speak about how it is since I just eat something on the way. The wireless, while it was free, was at times slow, and its login system was just broken or maybe I didn't figure it out, but you can just bypass it: every time the system tells you your time has run out, just create a new account (you can use whatever as name and email, it won't send you a verification and it doesn't even check if it's a real email). It also was a little noisy, not much, but I'm still used to sleep with earplugs. Parking in premises was more reasonable at 12€ per day. So overall, if you're going for tourism and don't mind the subway ride, it's worth checking. Note that I'm basing that review on the fact that I booked online at 60€ per night. In the hotel itself, rooms are advertised at a price of 160€ per night, and if I had paid that, I would have expect better.
We were sent the hotel website that showed a picture of the hotel and it was not the hotel we stayed in. The website showed a very nice modern hotel. Very disappointed. According to fellow travelers in some rooms the air condition did not work. Also ice was not available. Very small room and bathroom with hand held shower attachment. A fellow traveler who had a room facing the street said drag racing was going on to wee hours in the morning one night and the smell of marijuana strongly present from the street (she had her window open). I trouble with adapter plug set, did not fully charge cell phone, I-pad and camera. Out let would over heat even though I had a worldwide compatible adapter .I also visited London and Barcelona and did not have this problem. This was my first visit to Paris and maybe this is the norm for hotel rooms. Cultural difference. Close to metro for easy access to everything.
I was in Boulogne Billancourt for a business trip for 5 nights/ 6 days. Our preferred hotel was not available. The room @ the Best Western Select was small with a double bed & desk. The bath was also small with only a tub & hand held shower attachment. The front desk staff was helpful. Breakfast, which we thought was included in the room rate, was actually 13 euros extra each day. Sunday night was 110 euros/ weeknights 150 euros. My colleague had a room facing a busy street (Leclerc) that was noisy. I had a room in the back which was quiet. Breakfast was monitored by two ladies. Sometimes there were hard boiled eggs, some days not. Yogurt was rationed out. Bread & Croissants, juice & coffee. Their are a few rooms over the garage that are more spacious - Triples with rooms numbers in the 70's. The front desk clerk said they would give us those rooms next time if they were not booked (at the same rate). They accommodated my request for an early check-in since my flight arrived early in the morning.
We went for a 3 day trip to Paris for New Year's Eve and choose this hotel for our stay because we got a good price and it was very close to the metro.We were not disappointed for our choice. It was very close to the metro, less than a minute, and the bed was very comfortable so we got a good night sleep and those were just the things we were looking for.On the down side the room is very small, actually everything is very small ( elevator, lobby) and the service is not the best.The "value for price" ratio depends on what is the actual price you are paying. For what we payed, it was very good.
After reading several reviews of this hotel, I was having second thoughts about booking in. It was with great relief that my worries were ill founded. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The hotel was clean. My room was a good size, for Paris, and my bed was very comfortable. All in all, I have no problem recommending this hotel at all.
I had asked my employer to get me another hotel in this area but they selected this one instead, probably because it was cheaper! I stayed for 4 nights in late July. It was for a business trip, hence my needs are different from what others want from their stay. Check in was smooth and all the staff on reception were always friendly and spoke fluent English and didn't laugh at my attempts at French! My employer had ordered breakfast but I was leaving at 6am each morning and they asked me one day if I knew it was ordered for me which was nice! The rooms are fine if a little small but that's Paris! I had a room at the end of the corridor and wasn't disturbed by noise from other rooms or guests as mentioned by other reviews. The bed was comfortable and I slept well, the air con worked and the room was cool enough when I needed it to be. There was a desk to work at and the wifi was good. The room also has a fridge with some items in it to purchase and there is a kettle with some tea bags and coffee although this is there as a welcome pack and is not replenished! I had my own tea bags anyway but asked for some more sugar at reception and there was a bit of a song and dance before he gave me some! As others have mentioned, there is no shower curtain over the bath and the floor gets soaked as I am not going to sit down in the bath to have a shower! The hotel is yards from Billancourt Metro station and around a 7 minute walk from Pont De Sevres Metro and Bus interchange, this was where I would be commuting from, hence the location was ideal. Another plus point for me was the rooms were serviced early everyday, I work from 6am-noon and usually return at 1pm and it's nice to come back and be able to relax, knowing the housekeeping staff would not be disturbing me! The hotel has recently been done up and the fixtures and fittings, carpets and wall coverings are all new and very nice! The location is also one of the biggest issues, it's on a very busy road near to a junction. The noise from the motorbikes as they race and roar away when the lights change is deafening! Perhaps a room at the back would be better. When the windows are closed, you can't hear it but it's nice to have some air in the room! I always ask would I stay at a hotel again and for this one I would, it was convenient for where I needed to be, there are nice restaurants around, a supermarket across the road and plenty small bakeries for lunch. As I didn't pay for it, I'm not in the best place to answer if it was worth the money. I would however insist on a room at the rear of the property!
There was no fire escape form room 25 on the first floor of the hotel and this made it inherently unsafe. It was a cause of concern during my stay but it was only for 4 nights. I would never stay there again because of the lack of a fire escape.
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