Cozy hotel in Central Paris
L'Empire was such a wonderful place to stay. Upon arrival we were greeted so kindly, and they acknowledged that I booked through expedia. However, we did not receive any additional Gold +VIP amenities. We booked a superior room, which was clean and much more spacious than expected. It had a large vanity, towel warmer, and rainfall shower head. The shower did not have any kind of door or curtain so every time we showered the floor developed a large puddle. The bed was fairly soft and comfortable, firm beds seem to be a common thing in Europe. The location of the hotel is just unbeatable and makes it totally worth the price! We were able to walk to the front of the Lourve in about 8 minutes. There are 2 major underground station within a 5 min walk which is essential for cheap and easy traveling around Paris. Notre Dame was about a 15 min walk and there are plenty of places to go shopping nearby. Because this is such a central location most of the restaurants and shops around the area do speak some English and many have menus in English as well. We did not pay for breakfast at the hotel, there are plenty of cafes and creperies nearby to try out. A brilliant bonus was the hotel providing a free smart phone with unlimited international calls and data, it became so useful for using GPS, booking tickets, and finding restaurants to try. Overall this was a wonderful place to stay, and if we ever return to Paris I know what hotel I would stay at!