This hotel, one of our favorites, charges the city tax, in addition to the charges when we reserved the room
we dropped off out the card-key at the desk as we left one year, and were charged extra city tax
It took multiple emails and calls – over an hour to remedy the mistake. We were faced with the frequent situation, a matter of principle, whether to let them add charges to your credit card, or to dispute.
We did not expect this from a major hotel chain – and it colors our experience with an excellent hotel.
Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur, Paris
1-3 Rue Caulaincourt, Paris, 75018 France
We now stay at this Hotel in Montmartre on our first day.
Close to the Metro, within walking distance of Rue Lepec, Montmartre Cemetery, Sacre Couer, Views of the Eiffel Tower (or Sacre Couer) from our room
A stroll up Rue Lepic
Expedia Ranking: **** (we rate it 3½, although we love this place)
Last year we entered our room, and it had not been cleaned
They remedied this quickly at the front desk with a free upgrade to a superior room. It’s about the same size as a regular room, but has a refrigerator with several free beverages that they refilled occasionally. Most importantly, the superior rooms were on the upper floors, overlooking the city, with the tiny Eiffel Tower in the distance. Much too small to capture a photo, but we could monitor its periodic light shows through the evening. We felt that the incremental room charge was worth this nicer room, maybe $30 per night (although that is $60 over our 2 night stay and these decisions add-up over the trip
Rue Lepic, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre Cemetery, Moulin Rouge, Pathe! Cinema
We paid $142.88 per night