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advice on hotels near CDG

Hello all.
I am trying to decide on a place to stay near CDG for the night before our flight departs. Going back and forth between staying someplace right at CDG vs Roissy-en-France vs Senlis. This is also influenced by us planning on dropping the rental car off at the airport or somewhere nearby the day before flight departs, then taking a shuttle or taxi to the respective hotel.
Are all the above locations well connected by shuttles ?
Thanks
BT

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Hi William. There are several hotels located on airport property that make things very easy and stress free to catch your flight the next day, especially if it is an early morning flight - no worrying or waiting about shuttle van schedules / logistics / traffic. You just walk literally one minute from your hotel to the free airport tram; less than ten minutes later you are at terminal. There are two large Ibis brand hotels right next to each other, and I believe two or three others. Enjoy your trip!

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Not NEAR the airport; AT the airport. There is a Sheraton, a Hilton, a Novotel, and Ibis and a Citizen M for starters. You are AT the airport and only need to hop on the intr airport transport to the terminal you need. Being nearby is needlessly complicated as sometimes shuttles are full or late and it can be awkward getting the ride to the airport, but being AT the airport can be very convenient. We like to come in by noon or so and then take the RER into the city for dinner. Try to avoid eating at any of the airport hotels.

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The on-airport hotels are the way to go as compared to staying in Roissy. I'd only suggest hotel in Roissy if you absolutely cannot afford one of the ones on the airport grounds. Senlis is nice place for a day trip from Paris but getting to CDG from there will probably require a 30 minute/60€ish taxi ride. There is a bus but I would not depend on it for getting to the airport for a flight unless I left myself loads of time. I'd just do what Bob suggests above.

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Hi,

When I fly out of Paris back to SFO, I stay the last night at Roissy. It is a French small hotel chain, the Campanille, a 2 star hotel with a shuttle to CDG in the morning. Very satisfactory place. I've stayed there a few times, a decent hotel restaurant

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Several hotels are located at Roissy, just minutes from CDG. We used the Marriott for arrangements similar to yours, at the front end of our trip. Their shuttle was easy to find at the airport, dependable, and free. The hotel was quite nice, comfortable rooms, good restaurant. Given its close proximity to CDG, Roissy was a pleasant surprise, somehow how maintaining a village vibe even with heavy air traffic above. As I recall, we used Marriott "points"; not sure it would have been in our budget at full rates.

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All I can add is recommending you stay at the airport if your flight is in the morning (the Ibis was fine for us), rather than risk any delay on the day you fly. Roissy seems like a nice enough alternative if your flight is midday or later. I don't know about Senlis but based on the other post I'd avoid it for this purpose.

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I think Roissy will be perfect, Probably the Marriott
Thanks again !

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The distinction several people have made is between AT the airport or near/next to the airport. Near means we have to wait for the hotel’s shuttle. Doesn’t sound like a biggie taking a shuttle, but in the morning during airport rush hours, they can fill and we may need to wait 20-40 minutes for a later one. At the airport, we simply take an interior metro between Terminal 3 and Terminal 2. I’ve stayed at at least ten different hotels at CDG and have learned to avoid the shuttles. For the Marriott, we need to catch a shuttle. As Dick wrote, it’s ok if the flight is later in the day.

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I’m curious. At what departure hour do you feel like it’s better to forgo the last night on the city?

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Renee, You can catch a cab to the airport 24 hours a day, so there’s no reason to forgo a night in the city. Our last ride to CDG was at 5a.m. No problem ordering a cab. You might have some jams as you approach the airport before 10, but generally it rolls and takes you door-to-door. If we’re staying in Paris, we don’t pack up again to stay at the airport. I’ve been tempted after seeing accidents and road work on the road to CDG,but we stay in the city.

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@ Renee...The night before I arrive at the Hotel Campanille by the RER B (from Gare du Nord) and shuttle the latest sometime between 8-9 pm. Since my flight back to SFO is the next day, that's how I spend the last night.

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The IBIS on the grounds at CDG is nice enough and very convenient to all terminals via the inter-terminal shuttle.

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I’m wondering the same. In early May I fly into CDG in the evening and plan on renting a car the next morning and driving to Normandy to meet family. I’d like one night in the city to enjoy a dinner at an outside cafe. Rather not stay at the airport. Is Roissy a good alternative?
Much thanks

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To get more answers, you should start your own thread. But here's one. No, if you are looking for Parisian atmosphere, Roissy-ville doesn't deliver. You can change your plan by going into Paris, save 35euro by picking up the car at a city rental agency--not an airport or train station, but stay on the west side of the city to get out toward Normandy ASAP.

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Excellent advise Bets! That is exactually what I’ll do. Much thanks!
Denise

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Hi everyone -

I'd like to piggy back on BT's question as we are in the same situation. We arrive in CDG rather late on a Sunday. If we stayed in one of the suggested AT the airport hotels, could we get anything to eat prior to departure the following day at 11:00am??

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You can buy breakfast with a large variety of foods at the hotels.

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We recently stayed at the Novotel that AT the airport. It really was super easy and convenient. We had a 20 hour, overnight layover in Paris and it was a fantastically fun intro to Paris. We trained from the airport into town and spent about 8 hours, then trained back to the airport and slept at the Novotel, making it super easy to catch the flight out the next morning. The hotels weren't anything special but they do have restaurants on-site.

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We also stayed a the Novotel, due to the free shuttles to and frim from the hotel. We took the RER from Paris to CDG and then the shuttle bus which runs about every 20 minutes. The hotel was very adequate.