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CitizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle Spotting Hotel

by Matt Falcus

CitizenM Paris Airport Spotting

A new citizenM hotel opened recently which is proving to be a useful option for aircraft spotters looking for a Paris Charles de Gaulle spotting hotel.

The hotel also offers a less expensive alternative to the other hotels at Charles de Gaulle, such as the Hyatt and Hilton. Rooms can be booked from €70 per night, and the hotel operates a self-service check-in, with a snack bar available.

When checking in to the hotel, visitors are offered either a ‘Runway View’ or ‘Office View’ room. No prizes for guessing which you should pick if you’re wanting to watch aircraft movements from your room. Naturally, a higher room would be more advantageous, and it’s possible to select a different room if you’re offered an unacceptable one at first.

Views from the ‘Runway View’ rooms face the northerly runways, alongside Terminal 2, and the taxiways which link the northerly part with Terminal 1 and the southern runways.

NOTE – since this post was originally published, a new building has been constructed alongside the CitizenM. The hotel confirms that only a few rooms now have runway views.

Paris Spotting Hotel

citizenM offer free wi-fi internet in their rooms, which is ideal for using SBS equipment or flight tracking websites to tie up aircraft seen out of the window or on distant runways.

The hotel is only a short walk to what remains of the Mound viewing area at Paris Charles de Gaulle. This is one of the only places to easily log and photograph movements at the airport, even with its recent remodeling. Here’s a map of where the hotel is located in relation to other parts of the airport.

citizenM Paris location

The Citizen M Paris CDG hotel can be found and booked here: http://www.citizenm.com/destinations/paris/paris-charles-de-gaulle-hotel


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Isabella Jane November 3, 2014 - 7:33 am

Nice to hear about your hotel and it’s price, services. And as you say the hotel in near the airport, so it would be more convenient to stay their.

Paul Draper March 4, 2016 - 10:40 pm

Apparently, there is now a new building that blocks the runway views from the CitizenM Hotel.

Matt Falcus March 5, 2016 - 2:59 pm

Thanks for the comment Paul. That’s disappointing to hear!


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