LOT Business Class Chicago to Warsaw
Hotel du Louvre
Park Hyatt Paris
Notre Dame and add our “lock of love” to a Parisian bridge
French Open (day 1)
French Open (day 2)
Radisson Blu Champs Elysees
Arc de Triomphe and Siene river cruise
Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan
Le Eiffel Tower and Sacre Couer
Lunch at Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower and other Dining options around Paris
LOT Polish Airlines Economy Class WAW-ORD
Hotel du Louvre
Our first night in Paris was spent as guests of the Hotel du Louvre. I needed to add this night to our trip since I found the LOT business class flight one day before our originally planned flight. I had one Hyatt free night certificate left from my Chase Hyatt credit card and the Park Hyatt wasn’t available for this Sunday night stay so I went for this property instead.
We got off the train (metro) from the airport and the metro exit is pretty much right behind this property. This was nice as we didn’t have to lug our luggage far at all. The location of this hotel is super! It is directly next to the Louvre and is close to numerous other attractions. The exterior is old and grand like pretty much all of Paris.
We checked in with no issues and in fact the front desk agent was very courteous and spoke very good English! He advised us that we were upgraded due to my Platinum status (from having the Chase Hyatt credit card). He asked us if we needed help with our bags which we declined. I was needing to get on the hotel wifi right away to iMessage (text) my step sister who happened to be in Paris on this night and we were meeting for dinner. He helped me log in right away from the front desk after he checked us into the system.
We were assigned room 150 which is on the second floor. In Europe the ground floor is usually labeled “0” on the elevators. The room was plenty spacious especially for a European property however you can tell this room was in need of some renovation. It was a little tattered and rough around the edges but otherwise perfectly comfortable and functional. Our view was pretty much non-existant as we faced an interior courtyard of sorts with just a roof view. We were very late for meeting my step-sister so we rushed to shower and change and we were back out the door. We stayed here for less than 12 hours as we checked out early to get to the Louvre the next day when it opened at 9am. I apologize that I didn’t have time to take shots of the bathroom due to us being late for dinner however I do have the bathroom included in my room walkthrough video further down this blog post.
Video walkthrough below:
I didn’t spend time in other areas of the hotel due to our quick stay so I can’t speak on the restaurant (which was packed when we walked by upon entrance) or the fitness facilities. If you don’t mind having a slightly outdated room I think this is a decent property. I think the biggest plus here is the location. Its pretty much in the heart of the action around the Louvre and lots of cafe’s and steps away from the metro making it easy to get around Paris. I would stay here again however there are so many options in Paris that I would likely try to find somewhere else just to compare. This is one of four properties we stayed at in Paris and all in all I would personally say this was my least favorite of the four.
As I mentioned earlier I needed to find a room for this Sunday night at about 2 weeks before departure. I simply redeemed my Hyatt free night certificate as that was the easiest option. I could have redeemed 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt and used those for the free night as it costs 20,000 Hyatt points for a night here however Ultimate Rewards points don’t expire and the Hyatt certificates do.
It was super simple to get two free nights at any Hyatt hotel in the world by obtaining a Chase Hyatt credit card! We had to spend $1000 within 3 months after opening the card account and the two nights were all ours! There was no annual fee for the first year and a $75 annual fee after that. We also receive a free night at a category 1-4 Hyatt property upon yearly renewal so in my opinion the annual fee is justified as we’re are able to redeem the free night reward for a property that can be well over $75. There are some pretty nice category four hotels in the Hyatt portfolio.
Look below at how much cash rates were going for on the night of our stay!!!! Over $550 a night!! I would certainly not pay $550 a night for that property, but for free? Sure will! Paris is the most expensive city we have been to, it’s shocking. Being able to use points here really helps make a trip like this affordable.
Let me know if you have any questions on any information in the article or if I missed any info on the property that you’re curious about!