Thank you, thank you Club Carlson Big Night Giveaway! Jordan and I earned close to 200,000 Club Carlson Gold points this year during the Big Night giveaway. And since we were going to Paris, I thought why not burn 50,000 on the Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan.
We were going to be in Paris for 3 nights before we headed on to Venice, and I was using two suite certificates earned through my Hyatt Credit Card at the Park Hyatt Vendome. I think if you’re a blogger and you go to Paris and you don’t stay at the Vendome- you will be flogged. I’m not one for physical punishment, so it was the Park Hyatt Vendome for two nights and a Radisson Blu property for one night.
Why the Le Metropolitan?
I chose the Le Metropolitan hotel for a couple of reasons.
1) The location was terrific. It was right down the street from the Eiffel tower. You could actually see the Eiffel tower from many of the room windows (not ours) and once you walked out of the hotel, there it was. Just a 7 minute walk away. How surreal is that? It’s a crazy thing to wake up and see the Eiffel tower right when you walk out of your hotel. I felt pretty grateful in that moment.
2) The decor was modern. In most Paris hotels, you will get more of an antique style of decor. I prefer the mod style myself. I know little about the official names of these things (I leave that to Jordan). I just know I like the modern look better than the look of yesteryear.
Since I had my status matched with Club Carlson – I’m a Gold member. This opens up room upgrades for me on my stays. Yippee. I didn’t get upgraded to a suite on this stay, but if it helps, I was told if I was staying with them a week earlier I would’ve been. Ouch, but we were upgraded to a larger room, which is huge in Paris.
Even though we were upgraded to a larger room, it was still barely big enough to get our bags in and shut the door. But the room was very sleek and had a great bathroom with a walk-in shower. Yeah, I love a good shower. There was even a little couch in our room offering some additional seating.
We arrived much later in the evening since our flight from Frankfurt to Paris had been canceled and then our bags got lost in the vortex. So we were more than happy to have a nice room with a cool ac, good shower, and comfortable bed.
Everything at the Le Metropolitan was very well maintained and polished. I enjoyed the modern design inside the hotel and could’ve been very happy staying there for our entire stay in Paris. There were some tight spaces and they had the tiniest elevator known to man, but it’s Paris.
I was infatuated with the little stair case with purple carpet. Not sure why, but it held a special place in my heart. Could’ve been the jet lag.
The service at the hotel was phenomenal. All the staff members we came in contact with were very helpful and polite. We always ask for recommendations from locals and staff members wherever we stay, and we were provided with some really good tips. We always appreciate that, especially when we are in another country.
We also ordered room service, because we were famished when we arrived and couldn’t be bothered to leave once we showered. We ordered the burger and a pasta plate and both hit the spot. We were delirious, so who really knows if it was good (but I’m pretty confident that it was).
I would definitely recommend burning 50,000 Club Carlson Gold Points for a night stay at the Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan in Paris. It’s a terrific value, since normally the room we stayed in is between $375-$650. And we only paid $80 for our Radisson stay in Dallas to qualify for the 50,000 Club Carlson points. If you didn’t play the Big Night Giveaway this year, then wake up and be prepared next year. The value is redic!
— Geoff Whitmore