Motel One Paris-Porte Doree - 3 Star Unusual Hotel in Paris France
A very large and modern themed 3 star hotel, which has a lounge, bar, snacks and buffet breakfast available along with on site parking, en suite rooms with complementary toiletries, free WiFi, facilities for the disabled and wheelchair users, pets are allowed, plus there is a garden and patio, etc.
About Motel One Paris-Porte Doree
Situated in the 12th Arrondissement, the Hotel Motel One Paris-Porte Doree is located exceptionally close to the former royal grounds of the Bois de Vincennes which is home to the largest zoo in Paris called the Parc Zoologique de Paris along with other popular attractions including the Hippodrome de Vincennes horse racing course, Lac Daumesnil and Parc Floral.
This 3 star hotel takes its name from another of the tourist attractions in Paris that is within easy walking distance, called the Palais de la Porte Doree, which is home to the immigration museum and tropical aquarium.
Motel One Paris-Porte Doree is a relatively new hotel that is modern, yet is also one of the unusual and themed hotels in Paris, as the decoration is designed to provide you the feelings of nature and other countries, and the company Motel One employed several different designers for certain types of furniture, not forgetting the collages by the street artist Madame Moustache.
In fact, one of the first things you will notice is the large collage with two elephants by Madame, which is positioned on the wall at the reception, and other features within this themed 3 star hotel in Paris include cleverly positioned butterfly lights that seem to hover, along with brass dragonfly lights, a plant filled room divider, banana standing lamps, lots of green including many of the designer chairs, tables with palm motifs, etc.
Yet Motel One Paris-Porte Doree also provides a nod to the city of Paris itself, with its rich history and the air of romance, so you can enjoy an Art Deco styled bar, which is a reminder of Paris in the 1920s with panelling, mirrors, Forestier designed lamps, and the sophistication of the salon with its Parisian couture chairs.
Also, take a look down to your feet as you are by the lift to access your room, because the carpet has been specifically designed by Christian Lacroix and shows two elegant ladies in traditional dress from the late 1800s with butterflies etc.
Hotel Motel One Paris-Porte Doree Facilities
With a 24 hour reception and multilingual staff able to speak languages including English and French, you may be pleased to know there is a luggage hold for those of you arriving prior to check-in time at 3pm or wishing to leave Paris later in the day after check-out before noon.
Staff at Motel One Paris-Porte Doree are also able to offer concierge style services including booking Paris taxis, arranging airport transfers and much more to make your stay run smoothly. However, for those of you arriving with your own transport, there is an underground secure car park on site, which is a very reasonable cost at only around €18 per day and there are dedicated spaces for the disabled along with charging points for electric cars, although we would like to point out there is a height restriction of 1.9 metres.
This is a disabled friendly hotel with wheelchair users being well catered for including ramps into the hotel along with access to all the main areas such as the bar, lounge, breakfast room, terrace, reception and there are dedicated disabled rooms as well.
Additionally, this is one of the hotels in Paris that will accept pets, although you do need to arrange this in advance and additional charges apply.
Breakfast at Motel One Paris-Porte Doree is served buffet style within the dedicated breakfast room and there are numerous options available to provide something suitable for virtually everyone and a very filling start to the day, although room service is available for a continental breakfast if you prefer.
Some of the delights on offer include various fresh breads and pastries including croissants along with accompaniments such as jams and spreads, cereals, yoghurts, fruit salad, fresh fruit, deli style selections of various cheeses and cold cuts plus eggs, salad items like tomatoes and cucumber, French food delicacies like madeleines, etc. Not forgetting various hot beverages and fruit juices.
Motel One Paris-Porte Doree Hotel also has a lovely large terrace and garden area where you can enjoy al fresco dining, not just for breakfast but there are also a wide variety of snack available throughout the day and evening, although you could also utilise this area for relaxation on a nice day.
However, there is also the large lounge and bar that we mentioned earlier, where you can also relax, enjoy a drink, sit and read one of the International newspapers available or catch up with those back home utilising the free WiFi, plus there is an area where you can sit and do a bit of work etc.
Rooms at the Motel One Paris-Porte Doree
With over 220 rooms at Motel One Paris-Porte Doree they are generally broken down to be double rooms either with a queen bed or king size bed, and although some of the standard rooms are relatively small, others can accommodate a cot or child bed, plus there are dedicated rooms for the disabled and those in wheelchairs.
Each room carries on the theme of urban meets nature and above the headboard you will find an image from the street artist Madame that portrays a romantic vibe conveying a message and this is complemented by the use of rich fabrics and colours such as for the curtains.
Having an en suite shower room that comes with magnifying mirror, hairdryer and complementary toiletries each bedroom area is carpeted, has double glazing along with air conditioning or heating depending upon the weather.
The rooms at the 3 star Motel One Paris-Porte Doree also come with a clothes rack, desk, telephone, free WiFi, personal safe and a flat screen TV with satellite and cable channels.
Access to the Motel One Paris-Porte Doree Hotel
Located in the 12th Arrondissement, when it comes to reaching the Motel One Paris-Porte Doree Hotel via public transport in Paris, you will find that the Bus line 46 for getting to Gare de l'Est train station, etc and the Paris bus line 201 along with the Noctilien Night Bus line N33 are closest to this 3 star hotel.
Additionally, you could also utilise the Paris Tramway as there is a tramway station serving the T3a line also within very easy walking distance.
However, when you look at the Paris Metro, you have the Porte Doree stop serving metro line 8 at only around 350 metres walking distance from Motel One Paris-Porte Doree Hotel.
Whereas if you head in a south westerly direction from either the tramway station or the metro station mentioned above, by walking along the Boulevards des Marechaux you will reach the Porte de Charenton Metro station and tramway stop both serving the same lines.
It is around here that you could also utilise the Paris bus line 77 and bus 87 that can get you to popular monuments in Paris like the historical Les Invalides, the most famous museum in the World, The Louvre and both of these also go to Gare de Lyon train station. In addition, there is the bus line 111 along with the Noctilien N35 night bus line that you could utilise.
Alternatively if you walk in an Easterly direction from Motel One Paris-Porte Doree Hotel along the edge of the Bois de Vincennes for approximately 800 metres you will come to bus stops serving the Paris bus line 86 and bus 325.