Skip to content

Hotel Review: Deluxe King Room at the Hyatt Paris Madeleine

Nov. 18, 2017
10 min read
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.

I was excited for my first trip to Paris, and had heard great things about the Hyatt Paris Madeleine from a coworker at The Points Guy. It’s in a great but quiet neighborhood, and is a top-tier Hyatt hotel, so I decided it would be the perfect venue for my first trip to the City of Light.

Booking

The Hyatt Paris Madeleine was a Category 6 hotel requiring 25,000 points per night for a queen room. Since there were two of us staying for three nights, I opted to pay for a deluxe king, which was unavailable on points. The standard rate for a deluxe king room was 670 euros ($775). It was expensive, but I was traveling during peak travel season. There was an advance-purchase rate of 582 euros per night. The hotel required full prepayment, and the fare was completely non-refundable and no date changes were allowed.

I booked using my Chase Sapphire Reserve so I could earn 3x points. For longer travel itineraries, the Citi Prestige card would have been an excellent choice, as it gives a fourth night free, which in this case would’ve given me a whopping $775 dollars in value in one hotel stay. For this stay, I also earned 12,934 Hyatt points.

Location

The Hyatt Paris Madeleine was about a 15-minute ride from the Gare du Nord train station. It was in the Eighth Arrondissement on a busy street in the Madeleine neighborhood. It was easy to find once we got there, and was not far from the Champs-Elysées and the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Both are must-visits for a first-timer in Paris and were only about a 20-minute walk from the hotel. The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre were each a 10-minute drive from the hotel, and some of the best shopping in Paris, the Printemps Haussmann and the Galeries Lafayette, were a short walk from the hotel. The exterior of the hotel was beautiful and felt like quintessential Paris.

Check-in

The large revolving door opened right into the lobby of the hotel.

We were greeted by the welcoming staff, who immediately offered to relieve us of our heavy bags. That, plus the fact that the hotel only had 86 guest rooms, immediately made me feel like I was getting the best benefits of a boutique hotel. We arrived around 10:00am, so the room wasn’t quite ready, as the hotel had been fully booked the previous night. The fresh flowers were a pleasant touch.

The lobby was truly stunning. The couches were incredibly comfortable, the decor was chic, and the glass ceiling let in so much natural light that it brightened the morning. Many of the guest rooms had a view overlooking over this skylight.

The decor was swanky and upscale. The lobby centered around this jaguar.

Sign up for our daily newsletter

When we were notified our room was ready, we found out the staff had already taken our bags up to the room. Someone escorted us up to the room and showed us everything.

Room

Room 112 was the biggest of the deluxe king rooms. The room had a king bed and a couch that could pull out to a sleeper bed. The room employed a neutral color scheme with lots of whites, tans and brown, and had what I’d call French flair. There was also tons of natural light from the large windows.

The bed was comfortable, and the pillows were fluffy. There was a reading lamp on each side of the bed.

The couch had seating for at least three. The sitting area also included a little table and a chair.

Our room had two windows with blackout drapes that were closed at night. It looked out onto the street, but I think we would’ve preferred a view of the inside of the hotel and the glass ceiling.

The nightstand had adapters that allowed us to plug US plugs directly into the wall. Our room had an iHome for an iPhone 5, which at this point was outdated.

The bathroom was the least impressive part of our room. It was on the smaller side and only had one sink. The shower had great pressure but was small. For a five-star hotel, the bathrooms could use an upgrade. The vanity left little room to store toiletries.

The hotel provided many necessities people often forget, like makeup sponges, cotton swabs, nail files and body lotion.

There was a soaking tub right next to the sink. We ended up storing toiletries alongside the tub, since there was little room on the vanity.

The amenities were the Portico brand.

The shower was on the smaller side, but the pressure was strong. The water temperature was always hot.

The toilet was separated from the shower and bathroom by a glass door. Even though the bathroom was small, the toilet had privacy.

The closet was spacious, with room for a large bag, but seemed a little beaten up. There was one robe hanging in the closet and another one in the bathroom. There were extra pillows and an extra comforter in the closet, along with a few hangers.

The minibar had a variety of drinks and snacks, but the prices were steep. There was also an espresso machine for guests to use free of charge. Right under the minibar was a small drawer that contained a safe. This was a great place for the safe, as I would’ve never thought to look there.

All in all, the room was spacious and comfortable.

Amenities

The hotel restaurant, Café M, was in the lobby. We were told the restaurant was closed on Sunday nights but that they still served dinner in the lobby, which was comfortable and homey. We had light bites and drinks before our night out. The drinks were amazing, and even though we dined in the lobby, the menu was the same as the restaurant.

The homemade foie gras terrine with rhubarb marmalade and rosemary crumble was a highlight.

You can never go wrong with burrata. Spread on top of Cafe M bread, it was delicious.

We had cheese plates everywhere we went in France. The bleu cheese from Cafe M was among the best I'd ever had.

The fried shrimp was so good that we ordered a second plate.

We loved the couches we dined on, which gave our meal more of a lounge feel than a traditional restaurant.

Since I did not have the chance to dine in the restaurant, I decided to give the breakfast buffet a try the next morning. I did not opt for the rate that included breakfast, so the buffet cost 36 euros (about $42). The restaurant was small, but the buffet was not crowded.

The buffet had tons of options, including breads, yogurts, cheeses, meats, fruits and cereals.

Here's a look at the fruit, cheese and cereal selections.

The gym could have used an upgrade: It was small with few machines.

While there was a nice assortment of free weights, the best parts were the sauna and the steam room.

Overall Impression

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The staff was welcoming, the fresh flowers in the lobby were replaced every other day, and the hotel was clean, quiet and comfortable. Although the bathrooms were small, the room was spacious. If you are looking for a luxury option with a boutique feel, then the Hyatt Paris Madeleine is a great option.

Have you ever stayed at the Hyatt Paris Madeleine? Tell us about your experience, below.

All photos by the author.

Top offers from our partners

How we chose these cards

Our points-obsessed staff uses a plethora of credit cards on a daily basis. If anyone on our team wouldn’t recommend it to a friend or a family member, we wouldn’t recommend it on The Points Guy either. Our opinions are our own, and have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by our advertising partners.
See all best card offers

TPG featured card

Best card for premium perks while traveling
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards

2 - 10X points
10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
5X5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel.
2X2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day

Intro offer

75,000 bonus miles
Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

Annual Fee

$395

Recommended Credit

740-850
Excellent
Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023
Best card for premium perks while traveling
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
5X5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel.
2X2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

    75,000 bonus miles
  • Annual Fee

    $395
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    740-850
    Excellent

Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023