The CDG Sheraton is more about convenience that it is a luxury hotel experience. As a matter of fact, it’s not really all that great of a hotel if I’m being completely honest.
The rooms are small and outdated, and it’s outrageously expensive for the quality of service you will receive. That said, being attached directly to the airport does have it’s advantages.
A full review of my 1 night stay at the Sheraton CDG (Charles de Gaulle Airport)
I’ve stayed at the Sheraton connected to the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris twice now. I was equally disappointed with the room and extremely satisfied with how convenient it was both times. Funny how that works, right?
The Sheraton at CDG is located in Terminal 2 between the C & D piers. Just walk towards Terminal 2C, and it’ll be impossible to miss. Sort of. You kind of have to be on the lookout for it.
One of the best things about it’s location is that it’s situated right above the train platforms. It’ll take just five minutes to walk from the entrance of this hotel to any train leaving the airport.
One of the oddest things about the Sheraton CDG is the location of its check-in desk. It’s situated annoyingly far from the main entrance, and off into a corner a bit. It’s not easy to spot at first glance.
Getting to my room
This is a fairly deceptive hotel. Everything about it (except for the individual rooms) looks upscale and luxurious. This is especially evident during the elevator ride and walk your room. You’ll be amazed by the beautiful architecture, which (unfortunately) will set your expectations too high.
Sorry, but I can pretty much guarantee that you’ll be disappointed as soon as you open the door to your room.
Don’t give me wrong. I have nothing against airport hotels with small rooms (as proven by my gushing review of the Royal Park Hotel at the Tokyo Haneda Airport). I’ve never felt like I needed a large room at an airport hotel, as it’s basically just a place to sleep.
The thing that I don’t like about the rooms at the Sheraton CDG is how outdated they are. Sure, they are clean and quiet, but they feel like cheap dorm rooms.
I’ve got a love / hate relationship with the in-room bathrooms in this Sheraton. On one hand, they look great and they are very practical.
On the other hand, the hot water system has a mind of its own and it’s nothing short of infuriating when you’re trying to take a shower. The hot water kept fluctuating between extremely hot to bone-chillingly cold both times that I’ve stayed here.
As you might have assumed, a hotel being attached directly to the airport offers some pretty good views of the terminals from the upper floor rooms.
Since the Charles de Gaulle Airport is shaped like a horseshoe, and this Sheraton is located in the center of it, it doesn’t matter which side your room is on. You’ll have a pretty nice view from any angle. I do recommend getting a room on a higher floor if possible though.
Would I stay here again?
Absolutely! I’m not a fan of the outdated rooms, and the showers are extremely annoying thanks to an unreliable hot water source, but the convenience of being connected directly to the airport far outweighs the negatives.
It can take up to an hour to take a train from central Paris to the airport, so not having to deal with that for an early morning flight makes staying at the Sheraton worth the cost. That’s my opinion anyway.