We are a family of four with two children. We stayed at the Artus in the first half of March 2020, in the Exclusive Suite on the 6th floor of the hotel. This is a boutique hotel and we always felt like VIPs while we were staying there.
The suite can work as a large couples’ area or as two connected rooms for a family set-up. Both rooms have a private sink and toilet; the master bedroom also has a jacuzzi and a very luxurious shower. The tub and shower are open to the bedroom. There is a nice balcony which runs the length of the room and has lights (it took me three days to find them - look behind the curtain on the closet side). The layout of the suite makes this a larger-feeling, more flexible and more private space than you would think for the description on the website.
One important thing to know is that the suite does not have air conditioning. I struggled between 4- and 5- star review for this reason. It’s nice and romantic to leave the windows open in Paris, but there is city noise (traffic, sirens, bars) and the doors between the rooms can bang open if not properly secured.
The neighborhood is great. It’s a tourist neighborhood (a stylish salesperson at the Apple store told me it was cute that I was trying to speak French). A huge variety of cafes and restaurants are nearby and busy, with outdoor seating spilling across the sidewalks in the evenings. The language you hear walking around is French. There are so many great places to eat and drink in walking distance that I won’t try to list them all, but try KGB for a gourmet meal and La Dernier Goutte for a couple of bottles of wine.
The breakfast was very good! Buffet style, every day offered: bacon & sausage, fresh pastries, fresh crepes & baguettes, fresh fruit, smoked salmon, prosciutto, artisanal jams, milk, juice, cereal, and an impressive selection of French cheeses. The coffee was served in individual pots and it was lovely. The space is pleasant and roomy. I strongly advise you to get a breakfast included plan because it is a great value.
The staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. All hotel staff spoke excellent English. Sanjay the Concierge is so well reviewed that I was excited to meet him. He was very helpful getting us on our feet in Paris, and the rest of the staff consistently went above and beyond as well.
TIP: Get the breakfast if you have the chance to add it to your reservation. It was a very good value and a great convenience.
TIP: Let the hotel arrange transit to/from the airport. We took the taxi In and took Artus’s chosen driver out. The driver service arranged through the hotel was much better than the taxi and well worth the additional cost.