6th arrondissement hotels:
4, 5 stars
Paris Left Bank Hotels
Hotel Bel Ami
The Bel Ami is a luxury hotel with a contemporary vibe.
It's near the
Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church, the Café de Flore, Les Deux Magots, and other Left Bank
landmarks. A Métro stop is also close by.
All rooms and suites have double-glazed windows to
minimize noise from the street. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, a piano
bar, a fitness area, and a spa with a sauna for guests.
hotel is in an attractive neighborhood on the Left Bank, between the Boulevard
Saint-Germain and the Seine. The 17th Century building is loaded with
atmosphere, thanks to features such as beamed ceilings, an interior courtyard
with fountain (see photo above), and an enormous stone fireplace in the lobby
In addition to double rooms and suites, the d'Aubusson
offers duplex loft suites that can accommodate three to four guests. (In each
loft suite, the sleeping area is upstairs on a mezzanine, while the main level
has a sitting area and office.)
Don't let the
modest name fool you--L'Hotel is a jewel of a boutique luxury
hotel in a mansion where Oscar Wilde lived before his death in 1900. It's also
the smallest five-star hotel in Paris, with 20 rooms that range from small but
richly-decorated doubles to a large, wood-paneled "Oscar Wilde Suite" with
Michelin-starred restaurant is on the premises (see large photo above). You can
even combine lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner with an Oscar Wilde tour led by a
L'Hotel also has a steam room and hammam pool in a vaulted
grotto, which guests may enjoy privately by appointment at no extra charge.
Relais Christine *****
With 48 rooms and suites, a flower-filled courtyard, and a large
garden, this boutique hotel on the Rue Christine (just two blocks from the
Seine) is an oasis of peace and tradition in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
If you feel like splurging, you can book a duplex junior suite
with the bedroom on a mezzanine overlooking the garden or courtyard.
Amenities at the Relais Christine include an honor bar in the
lounge, bicycles, and a free Jacuzzi and sauna in the stone vaults of the former
abbey below the hotel. (Spa treatments are available on request.)
Victoria Palace *****
This hotel is a bit farther inland than most of the hotels that
we've featured here, with a location only a few blocks from the Montparnasse
railroad station. (The Jardin du Luxembourg is several blocks to the east.)
The Victoria Palace has 30 rooms, 28 junior suites, and four
one-bedroom suites. The best values are often in the half-dozen superior rooms
(which have balconies) and the junior suites, so check Booking.com's rates for
A La Villa Madame ****
The Villa Madame is a modern 28-room boutique hotel near the northwest
corner of the Jardin du Luxembourg. The nearest Métro stops are Rennes
(Line 12) and Saint-Sulpice (Line 4).
The hotel's amenities include a bar and a "secret garden" or
paved courtyard where breakfast and drinks are served in warm weather. In
winter, you can drink, relax, or read by the fireplace in the lounge.
Artus Hotel ****
The Artus is located on the Rue de Buci, one of the Left Bank's
most atmospheric streets, and it's just a stone's throw from the Boulevard
The pet-friendly hotel has 27 rooms, all decorated in an updated
"anti-conformist" 1950s style--among them, a duplex suite with mezzanine and a
luxurious suite with a private terrace that occupies the entire top floor of the
Amenities in the lobby include an "honesty bar" and a Nespresso
machine with mini-pastries.
Au Manoir Saint Germain ****
The Hotel Manoir Saint-Germain-des-Prés lies directly on
the Boulevard Saint-Germain, close to the Rue de Rennes and the
Saint-Germain-des-Prés Métro station. The
Brasserie Lipp, one
of the France's most celebrated café-restaurants, is next door.
The hotel has a variety of double and triple rooms, all with air
conditioning (as you'd expect in this category). You'll also find a tearoom,
bar, and winter garden on the well-appointed ground floor.
Hotel Baume ****
This hotel is west of the Boulevard Saint-Michel and a
couple of blocks north of the Jardin du Luxembourg. It's roughly equidistant
from two RER stations that offer direct train service to CDG Airport.
Baume's interior is inspired by the 1930s, but its 35 rooms and suites have the
usual modern conveniences (including Nespresso machines in deluxe rooms and
suites). Some rooms and suites have terraces. One of the best values is the
duplex suite, which has a lounge area, an upstairs bedroom, and a view over the
rooftops of Paris.
Public areas are pleasant, too: Breakfast is served
outdoors in good weather, and the salon offers afternoon tea and snacks. (You'll
also find an honesty bar in the lobby with wine, beer, spirits, and soft
Hotel Belloy Saint Germain by Happyculture ****
The Belloy Saint Germain is roughly midway between the Seine and the Jardin du
Luxembourg, and just a few blocks south of the RER and Métro station at Saint-Michel - Notre Dame
(where you can catch trains to the Eiffel Tower, Versaille, and the airport).
The hotel, which opened in 1871 as the "Hotel des Etrangers,"
has 50 rooms (including family-friendly triples and quads). All rooms have
electric kettles and supplies for making tea or coffee.
If you stay at the Belloy, you can use the lounge
(including restrooms), charge your phone, borrow an umbrella, or park your
shopping bags at any of the 20+ Happyculture hotels in Paris.
Hotel Da Vinci & Spa ****
hotel needs a claim to fame, and at the Da Vinci, it's a mosaic-tiled pool in
the vaulted cellars. You can reserve the pool for private use at the reception
desk at no extra charge. Spa treatments are also available.
In addition to the pool and spa, the hotel offers 24 rooms (some with
balconies), a Venetian-inspired café with courtyard, and a choice of
three different breakfasts to suit your appetite and budget.
The Da Vinci is conveniently located between the Boulevard
Saint-Germain and the Seine, with an easy walking route to the Louvre across the
Pont du Carrousel.
de Buci ****
This intimate hotel is on a delightful street in the heart
of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. For romantic atmosphere, it's hard to
beat: The 19 rooms and suites combine traditional themes with contemporary comforts (including
noise-blocking windows and a kettle for tea and coffee), and all have views of either the Rue de Buci or
the hotel's courtyard.
You'll find an honesty bar in the lobby. Although the hotel doesn't have a restaurant
on the premises, it does offer a generous buffet breakfast, and you can order room service from the nearby Café de Buci
between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. daily.
Hotel des Academies et des Arts ****
The Hotel des Academies et des Arts is a boutique hotel just north of the
Boulevard Montparnasse, near the border between the 6th arrondissement and the
14th. The Montparnasse railroad station (which is served by Air France coaches
from CDG airport) isn't too far away, and several smaller Métro stations are
The hotel has 20 rooms in several price categories, all
with queen-size beds. A "Chez Charlotte" tearoom and a spa are on the premises.
Hotel des Saints Pères ****
Durant stayed at this historic hotel back in 1964, when the toilet was on the
landing and guests who wanted a bath needed to ask the receptionist to fill a
tub in a bathroom off the lobby.
How times have changed! The Hotel des Saints Pères is now a
well-equipped, fully-renovated four-star hostelry, and its 38 rooms and suites have all
the style and modern conveniences that you'd expect from a hotel in its
category. (The garden, where breakfast is served in nice weather, remains as
pretty as it was nearly half a century ago.)
The location is delightful, too: The building, which dates
back to the 17th Century, is on a quiet street just south of the Boulevard Saint-Germain
within walking distance of the Seine. The Saint-Germain-des-Prés church and its Métro station are only a few short blocks away.
Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame ****
at a Holiday Inn? In Paris? The reality is less startling than you might guess:
HI's modern outpost in the 6th arrondissement is popular with guests, and it's
beautifully situated between the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Seine. From the
hotel, it's only a short walk to he Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame RER station, which
is served by trains to Paris and Orly Airports, the Eiffel Tower, and
Rooms come with twin, queen, or king-size beds (the latter
uncommon in France), and some rooms have balconies. The hotel also has a rooftop
terrace bar with panoramic views, as shown in the large photo above.
La Parizienne by Elegancia ***
The Parizienne is a four-star boutique hotel that claims
to be "driven by the spirit of a Parisian woman, vibrant and sassy." If you
fancy yourself chic or trendy, you'll fit right in.
The hotel is on the Boulevard du Montparnasse, a few
blocks from the Montparnasse tower and railroad station. Its double rooms come
in three price categories. All rooms are air-conditioned, and the Radieuse Rooms
have balconies overlooking the hotel courtyard. Adjacent double rooms are
available at a discounted four-person rate.
La Villa Saint-Germain-des-Prés ****
This boutique hotel has a French contemporary vibe, and its
location is excellent: The hotel is on Rue
Jacob, a few blocks inland from the Seine and within a short walk of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Rooms range from classic doubles to junior suites, with coffee
and tea-making facilities in the mid- to higher-priced categories. Other
services include a bar, a gym, and room service until 10 p.m. You can even hire
a car, bike, or scooter at the reception desk.
Germain by Elegancia ****
The Legend is a design hotel on the Rue de Rennes, several
blocks north of the Gare Montparnasse. Its location is convenient if you're
arriving or departing on a TGV train that uses this important station. (Gare
Montparnasse is also served by Air France coaches to Charles de Gaulle and Orly
The hotel's 38 rooms and suites feature a stylish modern
decor--as do the public areas, which include a patio and a lounge with an
The Hotel Le Littré is just off the Rue de Rennes, on a quiet neighborhood
street within walking distance of the Gare Montparnasse. Plenty of shops,
restaurants, and cafés are nearby.
Amenities include bathrobes and slippers, a bar, a winter
garden and veranda, and a sauna that you can reserve for private use from 7 a.m.
to 10 p.m.
Rooms come in a range of categories, including family
rooms (for two adults and two children) and junior suites with balconies.
Le Relais Médicis ****
With a location
immediately north of the Jardin du Luxembourg, Le
Relais Médicis is perfectly situated for morning jogs, evening strolls,
or just watching Parisians at play.
The handsomely-appointed hotel offers doubles, twins,
three-person family rooms, and junior suites that overlook the patio and its
fountain. The spacious lobby has a comfortable seating area with a library and
Hotel Le Relais Saint-Germain ****
This highly-rated hotel is just south of the Boulevard St-Germain, a few short blocks from
the Odéon Métro station. The building dates to the 17th Century,
and the interior decor is traditional without being stuffy.
Rooms range from doubles and twins to a large suite with
terrace. The hotel is also home to Le Comptoir, a bistro-brasserie with a
separate hors d'œuvres bar, that is open from noon to 11 p.m. daily.
Le Sainte-Beuve ****
The Sainte-Beuve is inland from the Seine, toward the Tour
Montmarnasse and the adjacent railroad station. The Jardin du Luxembourg is no
more than a two-minute walk from the hotel.
The hotel's decor is by the famous British designer,
David Hicks. If you come
during the cooler months, you can enjoy the fireplace in the lounge (which also
has a bar).
Rooms come in several price ranges, with even the
standard rooms having amenities such as bathtubs, bathrobes, and slippers.
Hotel Le Saint-Grégoire ****
This hotel (also decorated by
David Hicks) is only ½ km west of the Jardin du
Luxembourg, in the heart of a busy Left Bank neighborhood. The Gare Montparnasse
is within easy walking distance.
Public rooms include a lounge bar with fireplace, a
vaulted breakfast room, and a reception area with a multilingual staff. Double
rooms, twins, and junior suites are available. (You can book adjacent rooms for
up to four guests.)
Le Sénat ****
If you elect to stay here, you'll enjoy a pleasant location close to the Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe
(one of France's six national theatres) and the Jardin du Luxembourg. As a
bonus, you'll be offered the use of a complimentary 3G mobile phone with free
calls to the UK, the USA, Australia, Brazil, and China.
Le Sénat's 41 rooms include doubles, twins, family rooms,
and suites with separate bedrooms and living areas. (Suites are also equipped
with Nespresso machines.) Downstairs, off the reception area, is a lounge with a
fireplace and honesty bar.
Hotel Le Six
Trendiness and comfort go hand in hand at the Hotel Six,
which is a stylish boutique hotel with such features as a spa, a hammam, a
fitness corner, and a glass-roofed bar-lounge with library.
Le Six has 37 rooms and four family suites, all decorated
in a contemporary style. The suites have separate bedrooms and living areas,
with a sofa bed in the living room that can accommodate an extra adult or two
The hotel is close to the Jardin du Luxembourg and the
Gare Montparnasse (where coaches of Les Cars Air France serve Charles de Gaulle
and Orly Airports).
Hotel Louis 2
The Louis 2 is two blocks south of the Boulevard Saint-Germain, just off a
street that leads to the Jardin du Luxembourg. From the hotel, it's an easy walk
to the Seine, the Île de la Cité, and the Église Saint-Sulpice.
In addition to 18 double and twin rooms, the Louis 2 has four junior suites
that can accommodate two guests in the bedroom and one or two more in the
separate living area.
The Lounge André Chabert, which doubles as a breakfast room, offers hot
drinks and apéritifs during the day and full bar service in the evening,
with sandwiches and other snacks available on request.
This stylish boutique hotel is located directly on the Boulevard
Saint-Germain, due south of the Seine and the Louvre.
The Madison has a variety of
single, double, and twin rooms, some with views of the
Saint-Germain-des-Prés church. Junior suites are also available.
All rooms have electric kettles for making tea or
coffee--an amenity that can be hard to find in Paris.
Hotel Odéon Saint-Germain ****
The Odéon Saint-Germain (not to be confused with
Hotel) is on a quiet street east of the
Saint-Sulpice church, within easy walking distance of both the Seine and
the Jardin du Luxembourg. If you don't have too much luggage, you can also reach
the hotel on foot from the St-Michel - Notre Dame RER station, where trains
serve CDG and Orly Airports, the Eiffel Tower, and Versailles.
The hotel's interior is by the French designer
Jacques Garcia, who has an international reputation.
Accommodations include singles, doubles, triples, and
junior suites (the latter on the hotel's top floor with rooftop views).
Hotel Récamier ****
Booking.com guests at this hotel on the Place Saint-Sulpice, just around the
corner from the church of the same name, rate the property as "wonderful"--which
shouldn't be surprising, given its location and atmosphere. The quiet
boutique hotel serves complimentary afternoon tea from 4 to 6 p.m., has a bar,
and features a courtyard where you can relax during the day or after dark.
Each of the two dozen double or twin rooms has its own
style and personality. If you're visiting between spring and fall, the hotel's
superior double room (which has a small private terrace) may be a tempting
Relais Hotel du Vieux Paris ****
The location of this cozy hotel is well-nigh perfect, if you
enjoy the idea of evening walks along the Seine and easy visits to such
attractions as Saint-Chapelle, the Conciergerie, and the Cathedral of Notre
Dame. The Relais Hotel du Vieux Paris lies just inland from the river on a small
street near the Saint-Michel - Notre Dame RER station, where trains run to CDG
and Orly Airports, the Eiffel Tower, and Versailles.
The Relais is tiny, with only 12 rooms and seven suites, all decorated with
fabric wallpaper and exposed beams. (Suites have whirlpool baths.)
Note for history buffs: In the 1950s and '60s, the Relais was known as the
Beat Hotel, which was a favorite of Beat Generation poets such as William
Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg. Long before that, it was the home of Pierre Séguier, who was
Chancellor of France from 1635 to 1672.
Saint-Paul Rive-Gauche ****
The "St. Paul Left Bank" is close to the Boulevard
Saint-Michel and the Jardin du Luxembourg, toward the eastern boundary of the
6th arrondissement. The four-star property occupies a 17th Century monastery and
is owned by a Franco-British family who have been in the hotel business for four
All rooms include an electric kettle for making coffee or
tea. You'll find an open fireplace in the hotel's lounge and the former
neighborhood well in what is now the breakfast room.
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