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In early 2024, we went on a trip to London and Paris with my wife and I and two of our kids. I looked at a few different Paris hotel options and eventually decided to book the Marriott Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon. This Marriott Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon hotel review will give an idea of the different amenities and features and hopefully help you decide if you want to stay here if you’re in the area.

Marriott Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon location

The Marriott Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon is located at 209-211 Rue de Bercy in Paris, directly across the street from the Gare de Lyon train station. That makes it quite convenient, since it has easy access to both the 1 and 14 Metro lines, as well as the RER A and D trains and many other local and longer-distance trains. The 5 line on the Metro stops by the nearby Quai de la Rapee station, and Gare d’Austerlitz is also within walking distance for the RER C and 5 and 10 Metro lines. We arrived at the Quai de la Rapee station on the Metro 5 line and walked to the Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon.

a glass door of a building

The lobby and check-in area is on the ground floor, and is quite small. The check-in agent spoke sufficient English for us to be able to communicate.

a woman standing at a reception desk

Marriott Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon cost

I booked the Marriott Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon through the Capital One travel portal, to use the $300 travel credit that I get as part of having the Capital One Venture X card. I booked a family room (which sleeps 4) for 2 nights for $628.11. I used my $300 credit and then used 32,811 Venture miles for the remaining part of the stay. I did have to pay another 60 Euros or so in “city tax” when I checked out

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The points cost for my nights was around 55,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for a regular room, and about 82,500 for a family room. That’s about 0.76 cents per point as a redemption, so I stuck with the cash rate, especially since I was able to use my $300 travel credit. I’ll also get about 3,281 Venture miles back (10x for booking through Capital One with my Venture X – I’m assuming I won’t get the miles on the part that was covered by the travel credit, but that hasn’t posted yet)

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Marriott Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon review – room

I had reserved a Family Room, which is the room at the Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon that will sleep four people. This is exactly what I got. When we got to the room, the sofa bed was already laid out for us.

a bed with a couch and a television

It also had a queen bed, and the room was significantly larger than the family room at our previous hotel, the Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith.

a bed in a room

The bathroom was off to the right, with an open shower area in the bathroom

a bathroom with a sink and a mirror

I’m not a huge fan of bathrooms that have only a glass wall separating it from the rest of the room – something I last experienced at the Radisson Blu Rome

a bed with a white sheet

The room had a small closet with a variety of items and storage areas in it

a closet with a coat rack and swingers

We were in Room 1509 on the 15th floor and had a view of the train station. I had no problem with noise from the stairs, elevator or anything else.

Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon wifi and amenities

Wifi is complimentary in the lobby and in the guest rooms for Marriott members. The Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon wifi speed was quite good though I did not get a picture of the speed test.

There is also a fitness center, which is located on the 1st floor (what we Americans would call the 2nd floor).

a machine in a gym

a treadmills in a gym

Also on the 1st floor are conference rooms and a small game room, which had seating areas as well as a pool table and 2 giant Connect 4 games. We hung out there one evening and played games and ate snacks.

a table with a chair on it

a woman lying on a table with a large board game

You can rent umbrellas near the check-in area for 2 euros for 48 hours.

a black sign with a black board on it

There is a small business center which is tucked away inside the hotel restaurant on the ground floor.

two computers on a desk

Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon hotel review – parking

The Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon parking is next to the hotel and is €29 per day, though when I was there, the car park was full.

a sign with a red light

There are other car parks in the area, but if possible, I would recommend accessing the . I would recommend the Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon by tarin or Metro rather than staying here with a car.

Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon food

The Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon breakfast is offered in their onsite restaurant “Kitchen & Bar”, and is not generally included in most reservations. The restaurant has a fairly large seating area on the main floor.

a room with yellow tables and chairs

Here is a snapshot of their main dinner menu

a menu of a restaurant

They also have a market with overpriced snacks and other food options right by the check in area.

shelves with food items on it

a menu on a sign

The Bottom Line – Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon hotel review

Overall this was a good stay if you need to stay in this area of Paris. The room was small for American standards but plenty big enough for our family of 4. The bed was comfortable though I heard that the sofa was not great. The water pressure in the bathroom was great in the shower and the breakfast was exactly as expected. It’s a great deal on Marriott points as well, so it can be a great option if you’re looking for a Paris hotel.

Have you stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon? What did you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments

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