LOT Business Class Chicago to Warsaw
Hotel du Louvre
Park Hyatt Paris
Notre Dame and adding 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
Radisson Blu Champs Elysees
We stayed two lovely nights at the Radisson Blu Champs Elysees in the middle of our trip. This hotel had a super location as it is just a two minute walk away from the Arc de Triomphe and Avenue Champs Elysees!! If you like to shop this is the hotel for you!! Another major benefit of this hotel is that there is a large drug store just around the corner. The drug store sells most anything you need at a reasonable price. We made numerous stops there for food and water and it was a life saver.
When we arrived by cab the front desk staff actually doubled as a doorman. He came out to grab our bags and check us in. He was very friendly and offered a lot of advise on things to do in the area and restaurants we could walk to that were well recommended. I tipped him 2 Euro’s and he even told me not to tip in France “that is an American custom and we don’t expect tips here” but of course he was thankful. They also offered us two free drink coupons which we promptly redeemed for a glass of champagne.
The room was a decent size by paris standards. The bathroom had a separate tub and shower which is always a nice touch if your a bath-taker. The bed was comfy and the wifi was good. They also had a welcome amenity of three macaroons waiting for us on the desk in the room. The shower had good water pressure and the amenities were fine as well.
The main thing that makes this a nice property is the location….. it is hard to beat! We would both have no problem staying here again and enjoyed this room more than the Hotel du Louvre that we stayed at our first night.
Walkthrough of our room (206) below:
Hotels in Paris are expensive! I was glad to be able to use some Club Carlson points for some very nice Radisson Blu properties! The cash rates for this hotel can typically run over $500 per night in the spring and summer!!! We would have paid over $1100 for our two nights at the Radisson Blu Champs Elysees. See the screenshot below for the cash rate details!
Instead we simply redeemed 50,000 Club Carlson points for one night and got the second night FREE just by having the US Bank Club Carlson credit card!!! We used points from my wife’s account for these two nights. I reviewed the Club Carlson Visa card in the past and you can read my thoughts on it here. Remember you get 85,000 Club Carlson Points just by signing up for the card and hitting the spend hurdle. See our email confirmation below showing 0 Euro’s for the rate!!
What an amazing deal!!! Signing up for one credit card gets you at least two nights in Paris where rates can be through the roof!!! The only out of cost expense is the $75 annual fee on the Club Carlson visa card!! Let me know if you have any questions about this property I am happy to reply.