For a one-night stay before my early flight out of CDG, the Hyatt Place Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport worked out very well as a comfortable an inexpensive option.
Hyatt Place Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Review
I saved a significant amount of money by booking a long overnight in Paris, even when factoring in the cost of the hotel plus the Uber rides back and forth. Sure, I could have saved some money and time by spending a night at the Ibis, but it is going to be a struggle to re-qualify for my Hyatt Globalist status this year, so I take every chance I can get to stay at a Hyatt. My room rate was $85. This is a Category 2 hotel, so had I used points, 7,500 would have been required.
From Terminal 2F, an Uber arrived within four minutes. The 10-minute journey to the hotel cost about 17EUR. There is a shuttle bus that runs during very limited hours (only between the hours of 7:00AM to 10:30AM and from 6:00PM to 8:30PM. The meeting point is on Platform 2 at Level 5 of the train station in Terminal 2 of CDG Airport) for a cost of 3€ each way.
When checking in, I was asked for my French vaccine pass, which I did not have but my electronic vaccination record was sufficient (and my understanding is that France no longer requires a vaccine check anyway). I was assigned to room 106.
The room smelled brand new…like an Ikea. It was clean, quiet, and internet was fast. Like many Hyatt Place properties, there was a large couch which could have served as an extra bed.
The room included a hot water kettle and a refrigerator which contained two bottles of still water.
Rather than a closet, there was a stand with a pair of hangers…this seems to be the new trend. An iron and ironing board were in a closet.
Power ports and USB A ports were available near the desk and adjacent to the bed.
My view out the window was of the parking lot below.
Individual amenities were placed in the restroom. There was a shower, but no bathtub.
A 24/7 fitness center is located on the lobby level. During my visit, a special key card from the front desk was required to access it (also to access the pool). The gym included thee treadmills, two ellipticals, two bikes, free weights, medicine balls, and an all-in-one resistance machine.
The indoor pool was small but warm and large enough to swim laps. The changing room included lockers, restrooms, and a shower.
The hotel has a market which offered comfort food and French specialties like baguettes, cheese, wine, and comfort food like candy, chips, and instant soup.
Behind the check-in desk, Zoom Bar & Lounge offered a menu of light bites and drinks. I was going to order something from UberEats and have it sent up to the room, but decided to go downstairs for a Caesar salad at Zoom–it was edible and my first time ever eating anchovies.
Zoom Restaurant was closed, but is now open again. This is also where breakfast is served. Unfortunately, I left the hotel at 5:30AM and therefore was unable to take part in breakfast.
Business centers seem so quaint, but came in quite handy when I had to print out my Tunisian arrivals form and COVID-19 test.
The hotel is connected to a Hyatt House, which offers rooms with kitchens and is intended for longer stays.
Finally, let me know you really are trapped here. There’s nothing nearby within walking distance…so come prepared. Parking is 12€/day and there is electric car charging available.
This hotel served its purpose well for my brief overnight layover in Paris. While it is always sad to visit Paris without visiting Central Paris, if you’re not in the mood to go into the city during your layover or wish to get close to the airport the night before your flight, this hotel is a good choice.
Thank goodness the Caesar salad was “TASTY.”
Honestly, that looks fairly dismal and boring. I find the Regency to be not much more than that often for a quick overnight connection. So when factoring in the Uber was it really worth it?
Are you referring to the Regency in Chantilly? I LOVE that property, but on a stay back in November it was impossible to get an Uber from the hotel. I nearly missed a train back to Paris because it took 30 minutes for the taxi that the front desk ordered for me to arrive. However, had I known this and reserved a taxi the night before, there would have been no issues.
I was actually talking about the Regency CDG. With a shuttle and close by. Never stayed at Chantilly before but will look into it. Regency CDG is often only 129 per night and much more convenient than the Hyatt Place. And when factoring in the Uber just slightly more expensive.
Regency Shuttle was also not running at 3pm in afternoon or early enough in AM to get to airport by 5:30am. Indeed, it wasn’t much more than Hyatt Place, but I decided the review of new Hyatt was better. The two hotels are fairly close.
It still amazes me that people ask for a vaccination card against Covid. What a way to follow the science!!! I was at a Hyatt in MA last week and the signs in the elevators said: “Vaccinated people are optional to wear a mask outdoors and indoors. Non vaccinated people have to wear masks all times.” Seriously??? When will people leave their caves?
I also stay at airport hotels at CDG when leaving early in the morning (I am a bit of a paranoid about getting to the airport on time – and given the number of strikes, blackages of the peripheriques and whatnot I have seen over the years in Paris, it is not unjustified). However, I value being able to walk out of the hotel to the CDG VAL and getting right to the terminal. I think the Ibis and CitizenM are fine for that.
The ibis is my go to there.
The room is pretty good sized by French standards. That said, you’re trapped there and thus at the mercy of the hotel for drinks or snacks. IIRC, the nearest restaurant is a Burger King that’s a good mile from there. Everything else consists of grim commercial/light industrial buildings and a freeway. Nobody lives near there. Probably just as well though, as the residential areas in that part of the Paris metro are quite dodgy and your rental car could end up in flames – as is the custom in some of these areas.
I do like the trend of replacing a stand with a pair of hangers. Make sense at a property that you would probably stay just one night and just need me to hang the clothes the next day. Basically acts as a hanging valet.
Seems rather inconvenient for an airport property (haphazard shuttle or 17€ Uber). Is there anything else around that would draw guests?
Seems ridiculous that you need to pay an extra 40% of the room rare in car service just to access the place.
The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House CDG breakfast is incredible. I left some photos on a recent tripadvisor review when I stayed in early March. Full on breakfast with literally everything. It’s a shame you missed it.
The 3 euro shuttle works very well for the hours it runs. The hyatt regency shuttle runs more frequently and is walking distance.
Thanks for your comment. Would you be willing to send me some of your breakfast pictures that I can included in this review?
Does the Hyatt regency has a free breakfast?
For World of Hyatt members.
Thank you so much for all your tips: iM planning to 5 days and using my points April 9-15 but iI’m so worried now about the transportation: can you soda give more details
May I ask why there? It’s a nice hotel, but really not practical if you will be visiting Central Paris or Versailles.
its sad to see just getting a basic room with no tubs for a globalist,i am from hong kong and more spoiled to get good upgrades to suites unless all packed and always full breakfast with afternoon tea and HH.