On our recent trip to Paris, Alex and I decided to do some hotel hopping to see what our favorite recommendations would be for our readers. Changing a hotel every one or two days may sound horrible to some of you, but we like to check them out. Here are the results of our Hyatt hotel hopping in Paris on points! Also here is Jess’ review of the Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris. Want to know how to get the points to stay at one of these hotels? Get our guide to Hyatt points! Since we stayed in Paris, some of the hotels have jumped up a category, so will cost more in points to redeem night there.
Our first night was at the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile. The best thing about this hotel is that it is a Category 4 stay, so you can use a free night certificate from the World of Hyatt card here. This is HUGE! We were wondering if we would like it because it is a very economical stay for as little as 12,000 Hyatt points. The cash rate is about $350 so this is a great value – especially in Paris. Just one signup bonus with the Chase Sapphire Preferred will get you 4 nights free here!
The room wasn’t huge but that is normal for Europe. We didn’t have a view of the Eiffel Tower from our room (we kicked ourselves for not asking for one), but we enjoyed this amazing view of the tower from the Club Lounge! The breakfast (free for Globalists) was great but a view like this was priceless! You can also enjoy these views by visiting the Windo Bar for drinks and/or tapas. We wish we had gone upstairs for a coke and a small bite to eat and viewed “our girl” lit up at night.
All in all, we both agreed this was a great redemption and we would return to stay here and recommend it to people who want to save on points. The staff was amazing and we liked the location. We could walk to the Arc de Triomphe in about 20 minutes.
Our second night was spent at the Hotel du Louvre located around the corner from – you guessed it – the Louvre museum. The room was quite large for Paris and the hotel had cute artwork and branding throughout it. We were gifted a bottle of sparkling lemonade and Madelines when we returned from a tour to Versailles.
This room was a more expensive redemption and we paid more because we couldn’t get a standard room. You can book it for as little as 21,000 points though. The staff was phenomenal and went out of their way for us in every way and especially to get a taxi when we left during a busy time.
Neither of us is Globalists (working on it though) so we paid for the buffet breakfast which also had made-to-order options. It was 30 euros a person but would be free for Globalists. It was a really good breakfast.
Both of us enjoyed this hotel and the location. It is a fun area with a lot of eating spots and is central to the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay. It is a very active and busy location. Hyatt hotel hopping in Paris is great when you find a gem like the Hotel du Louvre.
The Raphael Hotel is a part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group. Hyatt has a relationship with them and when they are booked with Hyatt you get an upgraded room and free breakfasts. Jess and I have had great luck with this in the past. Alex and I were most excited about this stay. To be honest, it was a disappointment. Not only did we spend the most for the room at 29,000 points, but we also didn’t get an upgrade.
It is a really old, vintage hotel and very Italian looking. It has beautiful moldings on the ceilings and a lot of brocade and velvet everywhere – many people would just love it! Alex and I both prefer a more modern, clean vibe, I guess. However, the room and bathroom were quite large by European standards.
Four macarons and a bottle of something that we assumed was wine were welcome gifts. We don’t drink alcohol but we appreciate the gesture, and the macarons were 👍.
The hotel was central to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysee, about a five-minute walk. It was also about a 20-minute walk to the Eiffel Tower.
We did get our free breakfast each morning. The outdoor terrace was closed for the season but had beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower.
While Hyatt hotel hopping in Paris may not be something most people would like to do, it was fun for us. We would return to the top two hotels for sure. What hotels have you stayed at in Paris that you can recommend?
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