There are so many different hotel groups around the world, all with their own loyalty schemes, it’s almost impossible to gain status with them all. Where possible I try to focus my hotel stays to earn points in groups such as Starwood SPG and Club Carlson. Accor Hotels are my fall back group, as they offer a great way to earn Avios miles by allowing you to automatically transfer Accor points into Avios. Accor Hotels also have some great promotions for new and existing members to help boost points (1000 free Accor points). After staying at one of their hotels last week here is the Mercure Paris Terminus Nord Hotel review – a hotel in the heart of Paris.
The Mercure Paris Terminus Nord Hotel is one of the many Mercure hotels to choose from in Paris. The hotel is located 30 seconds away from the main Paris train station, Gare du Nord. This station is a huge transport hub for the Eurostar, RER B line which links to Charles de Gaulle Airport, and also internal trains to other French destinations to the north. You will also find the Paris Metro, the French version of the London Underground, another level down in the same station.
As it was late when I arrived to took an Uber from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the city for the fixed price of €45 (much cheaper than the taxi rank outside the airport). Check-in was quick and a couple of minutes later I was on my way to the room which had been allocated on the 4th floor.
Standard rooms at the hotel are around €140 per night, which is the typical price in the heart of Paris. Rooms from hotel to hotel vary significantly in price, and at some hotels you can find yourself paying for something the size of a box room. The Mercure Paris Terminus Nord hotel has quite spacious rooms, and a desk to work from, though the decor isn’t anything to get excited about.
Room entrance and desk
Standard room with double bed
Room and bathroom
Over bath shower in bathroom
Complementary water and coffee
View from the room on 4th floor of Gare du Nord train station
Outside of the hotel at night