Hilton La Defense Review
My mom and I stayed at the Hilton La Defense and had a great stay. Although the price we paid was quite high, the overall condition of the hotel was great, as was the breakfast and service. The location isn’t great for everyone, but it worked out well for us. In this review, I’ll discuss the property, with over 90 photos going along with it. Let’s dive into this Hilton Paris La Defense Review, shall we?
We booked the hotel for 250 USD per night. You read that right. Because my dad couldn’t make it, and we only knew about 3 weeks out, I couldn’t find a better Hilton or Hyatt that was cheaper with two beds. Luckily, that was the most we paid for a hotel this summer, but it was a pricey hotel.
Furthermore, because there were 3 people when we booked it, that meant we needed to book a family room. The Hilton Honors program is quite odd in the fact that they charge usually double or triple the points to book a nonstandard room. Couple that with the fact that the only room with two beds is a family room, that means the points costs were high, and they were true: 100,000 points per night for three nights. Yikes! That means that I could only get 0.275 cents per point, which is below what Miles to Memories values Honors points at.
But, for standard rooms, this hotel is a bargain. They are usually around 200 USD per night throughout the year, providing that you book at least a week out. Compare that to some more centrally located Parisian hotels, which can usually cost about 500 USD per night.
While this hotel is not near the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre, I still liked the location. It is located in the La Defense business district, so it is nearby the Grande Arche, along with numerous skyscrapers. There is a mall directly connected to the hotel called CNIT, and there is also the Westfield Les 4 Temps mall across the pedestrian walk.
We checked in around 7:00 PM, and our room was ready. After completing the check-in formalities, we walked to the elevator and went to the third floor.
The three elevators require a room key, but you can access any floor. Because this hotel is in a major city and right above a mall, I think it is good that they require a room key in order to keep it more secure.
This hotel was recently renovated about 3 months ago, so that means the hallways are still very new. I could definitely tell, as the hallways smelled like fresh paint. We then walked to our room, 335.
Hilton Paris La Défense Review – Room
Our room, 335, was a family room. When you enter the room, there is a bathroom, which has a toilet and a shower, along with a sink. This is located on the right side of the room. I found the shower to have great water pressure, along with the sink. The only issues I found are that the shower didn’t have any place to put toiletries, and the sink also got either too hot or too cold. Otherwise, I found the bathroom to be really nice.
As far as the main room goes, there is a queen and king bed, along with a large couch, which also has a table. The beds were very comfy, and there were also four pillows on each bed. Next to the first bed is two water bottles, which are free for Hilton Honors members. There was also a free drink voucher in the room, but we didn’t use it.
Food and Beverage
For food and beverage, there are two restaurants: Côté Parvis and the Tangerine Bar. We ate breakfast on 2 of the 3 days, as our train left very early on our last day. I found the buffet to be excellent. They had all the croissants you could ever ask for, along with a lot of other French and American delicacies. Best of all, it was free, thanks to my Hilton Diamond status, which can also be reached by getting the Hilton Aspire Card. We didn’t go to the Tangerine Bar, though the menu is below:
Hilton Paris La Défense Review – Amenities
Because the Hilton is a city hotel, there is not very much as far as amenities go. But, there is a fitness center. Located on the fifth floor, this gym has views of the CNIT mall below. This is definitely not the largest gym either, though it has the most common gym equipment, and it is perfectly adequate.
I found the service to be great at the Hilton Paris La Defense. The staff at breakfast were all very friendly, and the front desk staff. There was a very friendly woman (I didn’t get her name, unfortunately), who always said hello whenever we walked by. This is not something that happens all that often, so I think that it is important to point that out. When we checked out, another front desk agent was also asking us about how our stay was, so suffice to say I think this hotel does have great service and seems to care about the little things in particular.
Hilton Paris La Defense – Final Thoughts
Overall, my mom and I enjoyed our stay at the Hilton La Defense. The breakfast buffet was excellent, our room was newly remodeled, and the service was friendly. While the location wasn’t excellent by any means, we could still get to the Louvre in about 15 minutes. Plus, there was a mall connected to the hotel and another one about a block away.