Hotel Review – CitizenM Hotel La Defense Paris

We had been yearning to visit Paris for a long time and finally it happened this year. We were in Paris for three days and loved rambling around the city. From the customary visit to the Eiffel tower to sampling the world-famous macaroons of Laudree, we had a great time exploring the City of Lights. While at Paris, we stayed in the uber chic (UN)business like a business hotel — CitizenM Hotel at La Defense. Read on for the Hotel Review – CitizenM Hotel La Defense Paris.


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The check-in process is a self-serve process, the first of the kind that we have seen. The check-in area is on the first floor and has multiple self-service kiosks which the guests can use to complete the check-in process. The process is very simple, you just have to enter the name with which your booking has been confirmed. It is an easy process and with few taps on the screen, you’re DONE. Hotel staff can also help you if you’re confused with the self-check-in process. During the check-in process, you have the options to select rooms according to your preference; you can choose between the high or low floor and the view of either the Grande Arche or the cemetery nearby.

Check-in Kiosk - CitizenM Paris Review
Check-in Kiosk


CitizenM La Defense has 175 rooms on offer for its guests. The rooms have views either of Grande Arche or of the cemetery nearby. The rooms are small yet stylish with a large king sized bed. The unique thing about the room is that you can control everything using the iPad in the room – large flat screen TV, lights, curtains, blinds, climate control, alarm etc. The rooms have a flat-screen LED TV, a small refrigerator, an iPad and toiletries. You also have a choice of movies to watch from and its all free. The room also features mood lighting which can be controlled from the iPad. 


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The hotel has a 24-hour restaurant and bar – CanteenM – which is located on the first floor. The restaurant has a chic decor and seating arrangement with designer couches. The dining area also has regular seating arrangement as well. The restaurant also has a small courtyard terrace where you can have your breakfast with a view of the Grande Arche. Breakfast is served in the restaurant starting 7 AM until 11 AM.

The breakfast spread was quite good with a choice of baked goods, cereals, fruit juices etc. You can also grab a coffee on the go from the restaurant. 


With free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel, you can connect and work from anywhere that you want. There are multiple workspaces available for the guests to use. Also, there are iMacs which can be used by the guests. There are ironing rooms on multiple floors as well.


CitizenM hotel is conveniently located at 10 mins walking distance from the metro station Gare de La Defense. The hotel overlooks the Grande Arche and the location is both an easy and is at an efficient distance to the center by Metro. It takes around 20 minutes by Metro to reach the Eiffel Tour. The neighborhood is quite good and as it is a business hotel, it is located close to many MNCs. 


An upscale hotel in a convenient site and with upscale amenities. The hotel is a perfect blend of convenience and comfort. It has all the facilities of a luxury hotel and yet it is affordable. The staffs are well-trained, polite and ready to help you with all your queries. It’s a perfect place for business travelers as well as vacationers. 


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CitizenM is a perfect choice if you prefer affordable luxurious stay and are more into a mood of exploring the city.

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  1. Nice post! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I do enjoy a stay at a Citizen M hotel, and this one in Paris looks just as great! I love the interior design, and it sounds like you had a wonderful room too. You took lovely photos that surely make me consider booking the next time I’m there.

    1. Thanks, we did have a good time. Love the decor of the hotel. Hope you get to stay there soon.

  3. Wow this hotel looks absolutely amazing! Especially loved the interior design. I certainly wouldn’t mind spending a few days here. Thank you for sharing

  4. This hotel looks just so wonderful. And I dont know if it is because of your pictures or because of the room itself, the whole experience appears very romantic. Will definitely consider staying here the next time I am in Paris.

  5. I love this kind of very modern and clean looking hotel. Great find! Also the treats they are offering look delicious! Just curious… were you proposed while visiting the Eiffel Tower? Such a beautiful photo! Congrats!

  6. Always on the look out for great hotels! CitizenM looks like it has a great location and a lot of modern amenities. Ir would be a fun place to tryM

  7. What a beautiful hotel! I like their whole ambiance plus the restaurant and bar area. I think I would be glorious to stay here for a week!

  8. Sounds like this is for business people but I don’t really see the business feeling. It’s smart how they covered it with interior like that, so non-business people don’t mind to stay there. Are those macaroons part of the welcoming guest/s in the room?

  9. The interior design of this hotel is adorable. I’ve already added it to my list of places to visit for when I get to Paris one of these days – wish me luck! Also, I love the quality of your photos what camera do you use?

  10. The location definitely seems prime for this hotel. The access to public transport is a definitely plus in a city like Paris. The rooms are quite comfy and nice and the decor makes you feel at home. Cheers to this option

  11. I live in the developing world, and I don’t get to see luxurious hotels like this.

    Love it, especially the self check in feature.

    Looks like your blog have tons of content which I’m interested in. Bookmarked 🙂

  12. Love places with self check ins. Looks like a beautiful option for digital nomads and technology lovers. Also great that it is in a walking distance from a metro station.

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