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CDG accommodation

Thank you in advance to all who take the time to respond - much appreciated.

Domestic flight landing at CDG @ 22:30. Terminal 2.
International flight departing the next morning @ 10:10. Terminal 2.
By the time we land (if on time) & needing to be at CDG by at least 7am the next day, I do not want to spend a fortune or be far from
the airport. Even considering just hanging out overnight at CDG.

Thoughts & thx!

Posted by
6072 posts

I have on a few occasions overnighted at an airport. I don't like spending $$ at hotels that I'll spend 6 hours or so at and won't get any sleep because I'm so fearful of missing the flight. When we've done this, there have been a whole lot of other folks doing the same.

Posted by
9853 posts

Hi Gail - one thing you will need to know is which part of Terminal 2 you are arriving into and (most importantly) departing from. There are Terminals 2A through 2G, and each is a separate building - so you need to know which specific one so you can go to the right place to check in.

There are a certain number of hotels that are right along the CDGVAL, which is the free train service that goes around the airport. I don't have a good link for which ones are actually accessible from the CDGVAL, but someone will be along soon who does !

CDG doesn't really have van shuttles to take you to hotels like many other airports. You want to be either in the airport or at one of those hotels along the CDGVAL.

I would not recommend spending the night in the terminal !

Posted by
5113 posts

It's expensive, but the Sheraton is right there. You might be able to use Bonvoy points if you collect those.

Posted by
6072 posts

@Kim, why not? safety? or? We've hung out overnight at SeaTac, Houston, Warsaw and others. Usually its an issue of a 6 or 7am departure and there always has been other folks doing the same.

Posted by
10340 posts

CDG isn’t set up in a way that would allow you to sleep in a chair in a waiting area or sprawl on a carpeted floor as in the US. There are many hotels as Kim said. I’ve slept in dozens over the years from the inexpensive 2-star Ibis Budget to the Sheraton.

The latest one I've used a few times is Holiday Inn Express because it's as good as the other 3-star hotels, the free breakfast is very good, and it's the cheapest of the 3-star hotels, especially with senior citizen or AARP card.

Posted by
35 posts

Ibis Styles - very efficient, breakfast buffet, adjacent to the train to CDG

Posted by
9853 posts

It's just . . . I dunno, CDG isn't that nice during the day, so I just can't really imagine it would be very nice overnight. Also, there simply aren't that many chairs -- and they are just individual chairs -- in the non-secure/ public part of the airport, and those marble floors look mighty uncomfortable. There is usually a homeless person or two around though, so I guess some find it a better option than some others.

Posted by
597 posts

Guessing you are on the AF flight returning to Vancouver. We have taken it many times and the last few we have used credit card points to stay at the Sheraton. It couldn’t be closer or easier for access to where you will check in. But yes it is a pricier option. That part of CDG has little in the way of spots to pass an overnight time period.

Posted by
412 posts

I’ve gotten to the airport for an early morning flight and seeing people sleeping there. Personally, I would not do it. I don’t feel like it’s safe. You really can’t go all the way to sleep because you’ve gotta keep one eye on your belongings unless you want them to walk off.

https://www.sleepinginairports.net/guides/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-guide.htm

I think the ibis is a good option and they’re generally not very expensive. You can take the little train so you aren’t paying for transportation. I would look for something like that.

Sheraton is very expensive and the service and the quality are not up to the standard for pricing. They know they’ve got a captive audience. I wasted my points there one time.

Posted by
1172 posts

Carol, while I agree I wouldn't sleep in the airport either, that link was quite handy!

We have spent hours in CDG and I would have begged for a private place to lay down or freshen up. While we are adventurous, I would not care to sleep in CDG for many reasons.