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Lost at CDG: How to Find Your Airport Hotel

Have you ever been lost at CDG Airport (Charles de Gaulle) trying to find your way to the hotel where you’ve reserved a room? I have. 

When I head back to the US from Uzés for my family visits, I try to stay at a hotel at CDG the night before the flight. It’s my way of dealing with travel stress. Until this trip, however, I’ve been lost trying to find the way to the hotel. More stress…

This time, I was determined to figure it out. It couldn’t be that hard. Besides, what else would I do to spend the 24 hours before my next day’s flight to Atlanta? So I walked slowly through the train station; I read all the signs and took photos along the way. If I forget the next visit, hopefully, this will help.

Here we go … from the CDG trains (Gare) to one of these airport hotels: Citizen M, Hilton, Novotel, or Ibis (If you’re staying at a CDG hotel other than these, I’m afraid this guide won’t help you.)

lost at CDG

 

lost at CDG
Trains arrive at CDG on this lower level. Ride the escalator up to the next level. If you have too many bags for the escalator, walk behind it, and you’ll see signs for the elevator (Ascenseur)

 

lost at CDG
At the top of the escalator

 

lost at CDG
Enter the terminal

 

lost at CDG
You’re here. Now look for the escalator to your left.

 

lost at CDG
Take this escalator up to the level with the giant blue display board.

 

lost at CDG

 

lost at CDG
Look at the second sign, the one on the left. It’s showing you the way to the airport shuttle … see close up below.

 

lost at CDG
The airport shuttle sign looks like a little train on a track. Follow the sign and go left here.

 

lost at CDG
Up the escalator

 

lost at CDG
On this level, it gets a little confusing. Relax. Look to your right for the hallway with signs with the little train on the track. That’s the way to the airport shuttle.

 

lost at CDG
Down again

You’ve made it to the shuttle. But there are two tracks … and everyone’s in a hurry…which way to go??? Here’s a little secret … you can’t go the wrong way!! Both shuttles go back and forth along the same route. 

lost at CDG

If you go the wrong way, sit back and relax. You’ll get to the right stop… Roissypôle.

lost at CDG

 

You’re almost there! But it does continue to be a bit confusing. There’s a lot of construction going on at Roissypôle.

Roissypôle
Exit the terminal. An IBIS hotel is right there. For others,  look for a sign to the left where the buses are stationed.

 

Roissypôle
Hotel sign!

 

Citizen M at CDG
There it is! My favorite is Citizen M. The Hilton and others are off this same walkway.

 

Citizen M at CDG
Citizen M

 

Citizen M at CDG
At Citizen M, there’s always a friendly, welcoming host to meet you.

 

For more about “lost at CDG” and help navigating around the airport and train station, Finding Your Way Through Paris’ CDG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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