6th arrondissement hotels:
1, 2, 3 stars &
Paris Left Bank Hotels
Hotel Atlantis ***
The Atlantis scores high for location: It's right next to the Place
Saint-Sulpice and the Saint-Sulpice Church, with a
pastry and chocolate shop around the corner to provide sustenance after long
days of sightseeing.
The hotel has 27 air-conditioned rooms, including several
deluxe triples. (Beds get larger as you move up the price scale, ranging from
slightly oversize doubles to twin and king-size beds.)
Best Western A La Villa des Artistes ***
This hotel is convenient to the Gare Montparnasse. It's a
few blocks north and east of the station, just below the Jardin du Luxembourg
near the Vavin Métro stop.
In earlier times, the hotel was a favorite with Scott
Fitzgerald, Samuel Beckett, Amadeo Modigliani, and other artists of the
pre-World War I era. Today, it has 54 rooms with all the mod cons, including
facilities for making tea and coffee. The large
two-level suites are an especially good value.
Aramis Saint-Germain ****
Aramis is a 42-room hotel west of the Jardin du Luxembourg. If you walk a few
blocks straight down the Rue de Rennes, you'll quickly reach the Montparnasse
tower and railroad station, which are served by Les Cars Air France coaches from
CDG and Orly Airports.
Rooms come in several sizes and price levels, but all have
everything you need to make your own coffee or tea--an uncommon perk in Paris,
but one that visitors (especially from English-speaking countries) often crave.
Le Chaplain Paris Rive Gauche ***
is yet another hotel south of the Jardin du Luxembourg, right above the
Boulevard du Montparnasse and within a leisurely walk of the Montparnasse
railroad station. It has high guest ratings, and one reason may be the
management's thoughtfulness: Minibars are stocked with free soft drinks, juices,
and bottled water every day!
The Hotel Le Chaplain is also pet-friendly, with no extra fees
for Fifi or Fido.
It's a short walk to the Jardin du Luxembourg's
southwestern corner from the Hotel Danemark, and the Vavin Métro station is even
closer at just 80 meters (or less than the length of a football field) away.
The hotel has a variety of standard and superior rooms,
all decorated in a contemporary style. Pets are welcome, and cribs are free for
infants and toddlers.
Hotel Dauphine Saint-Germain ***
The Seine is your friend when you stay at this hotel: The
river is just a few short blocks north on the Rue Dauphine, which feeds directly
into Pont-Neuf (a bridge that connects the Left Bank with both the Île de la
Cité and the Right Bank).
The Dauphine's doubles, twins, and junior suites are
decorated in a classic Parisian style, with features such as beamed ceilings,
wooden armoires, and traditional wallpapers. Downstairs, the lobby has a
full-service bar, and you can book the hotel's private chauffeur for trips to
the airport, railway station, or other locations.
If you want to be in the heart of the Sixth Arrondissement, the Fleurie is a good
choice. It's just off the Boulevard Saint-Germain, roughly midway between
Mabillon and Odéon Metro stations.
The hotel has 29 rooms, with an electric kettle for coffee
and tea in each. You'll also find a bar in the lobby.
The Delavigne is between the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Jardin du
Luxembourg, just a few doors north of the Place de l'Odéon.
The hotel's single, double, twin, and triple rooms are
air-conditioned, as are the public rooms. In the lobby, hot and cold drinks are
available throughout the day and evening.
Hotel de Sèvres ***
This 32-room hotel is a few blocks of the Boulevard Saint-Germain, with
several Métro stations nearby.
Its standout amenities include a spa with a "flotation
cocoon" a winter garden, and a patio. In the lounge, you can order wines or make
your own hot drinks with the lobby's Nespresso machine and electric teakettle.
Not all of the rooms are air-conditioned, so this might
not be the best hotel to book if you're visiting Paris in midsummer.
Hotel des Deux Continents ***
We can't identify the second of the two continents in the
hotel's name, but we can tell you that the location is delightful: The Deux Continents is on the
Rue Jacob, between the Seine and the Boulevard Saint-Germain. The
Saint-Germain-des-Prés church and Métro station are only two short blocks away.
The hotel has a good assortment of single, double, twin, and
triple rooms. If you're on a budget and don't mind hauling your luggage up two
or three flights of stairs, you can save a few euros by opting for one of the
double or twin rooms in areas of the hotel that aren't served by an elevator.
des Marroniers ****
A garden tearoom sets this three-star hotel apart from the
competition: The garden, which is accessible via the hotel's veranda, is open
until 11:30 daily, when it's closed off to ensure peace and quiet for guests in
the rooms above. (In good weather, breakfast is served amid the plants and
The hotel has a variety of rooms, some facing the garden
and others overlooking an entrance courtyard. Another pleasant surprise for
guests is the vaulted stone cellar, which houses a library and bar.
Location is another reason to choose the Hotel des
Marrioniers: The hotel is on the Rue Jacob, a block north of the Saint-Germain
Church and only a short walk from the Seine.
Edouard 6 Montparnasse ***
If you like hotels in the center of the action, the Edouard 6 won't
disappoint: It's at the corner of the Rue de Rennes and the Boulevard du
Monparnasse, facing the Montparnasse tower, railroad station, and Métro stop.
The Montparnasse branch of the Galeries Lafayette department store is only a
short walk away.
The building, which dates to the mid-19th Century, was
completely renovated in 2009. It offers plenty of double and twin rooms (the
quieter ones with courtyard views). All rooms have laptop safes.
This small hotel is said to have welcomed the Three Musketeers
and Oscar Wilde in past centuries. Today, the 400-year-old hostelry caters to
French and international travelers who want the charm of an historic building
with a location near the Seine.
The Eugénie is also within easy reach of the Saint-Michel -
Notre Dame RER and Métro stop, which provides easy access to CDG and Orly
Airports, the Eiffel Tower, and Versailles.
The 28 single, double, twin, and triple rooms are
air-conditioned, and all have double-glazed windows to minimize noise from the
street or courtyard.
Fontaines du Luxembourg ***
As you might deduce from its name, this design hotel is
only a short distance from the Luxembourg Gardens. It's also commendably close
to the Luxembourg RER station, where trains arrive from Orly and CDG Airports.
hotel has 30 air-conditioned rooms (including two that are
handicapped-accessible). It also has a bar and is pet-friendly, although you'll
probably want to walk your chien in the street rather than in the
hotel's stone-paved courtyard.
La Perle (not to be confused with a different hotel, the
Perle Montparnasse) is on the Rue des Canettes, just north of the Place
Saint-Suplice and the Saint-Sulpice Church.
The hotel's accommodations include doubles, twins,
connecting doubles, and a duplex apartment with space for four adults. (The
apartment has a living/bedroom with bath on the ground floor plus another
bedroom and bath upstairs.)
Another great feature is the hotel courtyard with an
adjacent glassed-in terrace, where you can enjoy fresh air with your breakfast
or evening drinks.
Hotel Le Clos Notre Dame ***
This hotel is on a quiet stone-paved street, the Rue de l'Hirondelle, which runs parallel to the Seine
just a block inland from the river. The Saint-Michel - Notre Dame RER and Métro station is
only a short distance from the hotel--and from it, you can easily catch trains
to CDG Airport, Orly Airport, the Eiffel Tower, and Versailles.
Rooms in the 16th Century building include singles,
doubles, and twins (all with electric kettles for making tea or coffee). The
hotel's lounge has a fireplace and an extensive library of books for guests to
Left Bank Saint Germain ***
Location is a plus for this hotel, which is just north of the Boulevard
Saint-Germain near the Odéon Métro stop. From the hotel, it's a
fairly painless walk to Pont-Neuf, the Île de la Cité, and the Louvre
on the other side of the Seine.
Left Bank Saint Germain's rooms are attractively decorated with features such as
wall coverings, exposed beams, and hand-carved woodwork. The suite, an apartment
on the top floor of the hotel, has a view of Notre Dame across the city's
Le Regent Paris ***
Le Regent is on the Rue Dauphone, between the Boulevard
Saint-Germain and the River Seine. Turn right as you leave the hotel, and you'll
soon reach the river, Pont-Neuf, and the Right Bank.
The building dates to the 18th Century, while the hotel's
decor is a blend of the traditional and modern. All of the single and double
rooms are air-conditioned--something that isn't always true of hotels in this
The Louison--formerly the Aviatic--has 42 double and twin
rooms, with tea and coffee equipment in the prestige, executive, and deluxe
categories. (Note: Executive Twins are actually triples, with two beds plus a
The hotel is located just off the Boulevard du
Montparnasse, not far from the Montparnasse Tower and railroad station.
Historical trivia note: The hotel's building was once an
official (but secret) residence for the illegitimate children of Louis XIV.
Hotel Mayet ***
Bold murals in the lobby set the tone for this
contemporary design hotel near the Duroc Métro station, a few blocks northwest
of the Gare Montparnasse. Other examples of modern art are scattered throughout
the public and guest rooms.
The Mayet has two dozen rooms, all with coffee- and
tea-making facilities. The most compelling option, in our opinion, is the
"comfort apartment," which comes with two single beds, a double sofa bed, a
kitchenette, and even a washing machine.
Millésime Hotel ***
The Millésime's location is a treat: It's on the Rue Jacob,
directly north of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church. From the hotel, you
can easily walk to the nearby stations of two different Métro lines.
the building has a long history, the hotel is fairly new, having been created in
2016. Public and
private rooms are air-conditioned and decorated in a modern style. The hotel
also has a courtyard where breakfast is served in good weather.
In addition to the usual double rooms, the Millésime has a
top-floor suite that you reach by climbing a flight of stairs from the fourth
floor (the highest floor reached by the hotel's elevator). This "family
apartment" can sleep up to four guests.
Bonus perks: The Millésime has a "welcome tray" with tea
and coffee gear in every room, and you can borrow a mobile phone from reception
for the duration of your stay.
27-room hotel lies directly on the Boulevard du Montparnasse, due south of the
Jardin du Luxembourg. The Gare Montparnasse and its neighboring skyscraper are
within walking distance if you aren't hauling massive luggage. At the Port-Royal
RER station, you can catch trains to Orly and CDG Airports.
The hotel's amenities include air conditioning, a bar, and
a tree-lined terrace where you can eat breakfast in mild weather.
(not to be confused with the four-star
Odéon Saint-Germain) lies directly north of the Jardin du Luxembourg, close
to the Boulevard Saint-Germain. It's a friendly, family-owned hotel where guests
have access to an honesty bar in the lounge during the afternoons.
Guest rooms come in several sizes and price levels, with
the superior and deluxe rooms featuring architectural touches such as exposed
beams and stone walls.
TThe Junior Suite Tour Eiffel is on the top floor of the
hotel, where it offers a view of the Eiffel Tower over the city's rooftops. (It
also has a Nespresso machine with a supply of capsules.)
Hotel Résidence des Arts ***
This hotel on the Rue Git de Coeur was once the residence
of King Henry IV's mistress. Today, the ancient house is a three-star hotel with
an assortment of doubles, twins, and suites, including a junior suite with a
connected double room that's perfect for families.
The hotel's location is fantastic: It's close to the Seine and the
Saint-Michel - Notre Dame RER station, where you can board commuter trains to
CDG and Orly Airports, Versailles, and the Eiffel Tower. The Boulevard
Saint-Michel (which divides the 6th arrondissement from the Latin Quarter) is
nearby, and a short walk leads you to the Île de la Cité (where you'll find
Sainte-Chapelle, the Conciergerie, and Notre Dame Cathedral).
Tonic Hotel Saint-Germain des Prés ***
The former Hotel du Globe is now part of France's small
Tonic group. It's a tiny establishment, with only a dozen rooms plus a top-floor
junior suite that can accommodate three to four people.
The hotel is just south of the Boulevard Saint-Germain,
within walking distance of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Two Métro stations are nearby: Mabillon
(Line 10) and Odéon (Lines 4 and 10).
Hotel Victoire & Germain ***
The Victoire et Germain has a perfect location between the
Rue de Buci and the Boulevard Saint-Germain, in the heart of what visitors think
of when they hear the term "Left Bank."
The cozy hotel has only 17 rooms on its six floors, with
sizes that range from 14 m² or 150 square feet (standard rooms) to 30 m² (320
sq. ft.) in the top-floor Victoire et Germain Suite. All rooms are
air-conditioned, have a cheerful modern decor, and feature Nespresso machines.
The lobby has an honesty bar and a business corner with an iMac.
This small hotel is just south of the Boulevard Saint-Germain, near the
Mabillon Metro station. The location is nearly perfect: It's one of the 6th
arrondissement's most desirable areas, near shopping, restaurants, cafés, and sightseeing.
The hotel's air-conditioned rooms have a cozy, traditional
French decor and come
in several configurations, including a junior suite that sleeps three. (Booking
tip: Superior double rooms overlook the Saint-Germain Market and Saint-Sulpice
de Saint-Germain **
The Hotel de Saint-Germain is inland from the Seine on the Rue du Four, a
short distance from the Saint-Sulpice Métro station.
All 30 single and double rooms are decorated in a
contemporary style, are air-conditioned, and have electric kettles. The hotel
also has an elevator, which isn't something you can always count on in the
Grand Hotel des Balcons **
This 19th Century townhouse-turned-hotel is a couple of blocks from the Palais
du Luxembourg (a.k.a. the French Senate). The Odéon Métro station is close by, and the Luxembourg RER station (with trains to CDG and Orly Airports) is within walking distance.
The hotel has a variety of single, double, twin, and
triple rooms. Note: The hotel isn't air-conditioned, so it may not be your best
choice if you're visiting in the middle of summer.
Michelet Odéon **
The Michelet Odéon has 42 rooms that range from singles to
four-person family rooms and suites. None are air-conditioned, but all feature a
contemporary decor and the usual modern conveniences.
The hotel lies directly on the Place de l'Odéon, facing
the historic Odéon-Théâtre
de l'Europe (one of France's six national theatres).
Hotel Saint-Pierre **
The St-Pierre has 40 single, double, and twin rooms, all
with air conditioning. (Some doubles and twins are interconnecting, so if you're
traveling with children and want easy access between rooms, indicate your
preference in the comments section of the booking form.)
The hotel is on the Rue École de Médecine, just south of
the Boulevard Saint-Germain and not far from the Sorbonne. Two Métro stations
(Lines 4 and 10) are within a short walk of the hotel.
des Princes Hotel **
The former Hotel des Écoles is in the heart of the
Left Bank's academic district, with a location north of the Place de l'Odéon and
the Jardin du Luxembourg. The Odéon Metro station is nearby.
The hotel is fully air-conditioned, and the rooms (which
feature a modern decor) are unusually stylish for a hotel in this category.
du Dragon *
For a budget hotel, the du Dragon scores high with guests.
Location may be one reason: The hotel is on the Rue du Dragon, about a block
south of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and a short walk from the Saint-Sulpice
Single and double rooms are furnished in a traditional
style, and all have private bathrooms with tubs or showers. Other hotel
amenities include a lounge with a piano and a patio where breakfast is served in
(Note: Like most hotels in the one-star category, the
Hotel du Dragon lacks air conditioning and an elevator.)
Hotel Saint-André des Arts *
This old-school Left Bank hotel is especially popular for
its triple and family rooms, which are a great value if you're traveling en
famille and are
on a budget. (It also has singles, twins, and doubles, and many of the rooms
feature exposed beams or stone walls.)
As a bonus, guests can make use of a refrigerator,
microwave oven, and electric kettle in the hotel's common area. Even better,
breakfast is included in the rates, with bread coming from a nearby branch
of the award-winning Eric Kayser bakeries.
The Saint-Andre des Arts has a convenient location almost
due south of the Pont Neuf in one of the Left Bank's most atmospheric
if this cutting-edge design hotel had nothing else going for it, the Balneo
double rooms with Chromeotherapy baths would be a powerful drawing card for
honeymooners and other romantic types. (Standard and superior rooms have
massaging-jet showers, with many of them opening directly into the room. If
you're inclined toward modesty, the Apostrophe may give you pause.)
The hotel is below the Jardin du Luxembourg, just north of
the Boulevard du Montparnasse. The Gare Montparnasse is a few blocks away.
Not all of the 18 single and double rooms at the Nesle
have private baths, but many do. Rates for ensuite facilities are only a little
higher than for shared baths, so we'd suggest booking early and paying a little
extra for the convenience of having a place to hang your drip-dry underwear and
The Hotel de Nesle's decor caters to travelers who are
looking for quirky charm. Each room celebrates the personality of a famous
neighborhood resident in a unique, colorful way. (Click the link above to view
Booking.com's photo gallery for the hotel.) A garden adds to the Nesle's appeal.
The hotel is on a tiny street about a minute's walk from Pont Neuf, the Seine, and the Île
de la Cité. Several Métro stations are close by.
Hotel du Lys
This former mansion dates back to the early 1600s, when
the Boulevard Saint-Germain was at the edge of Paris. The hotel itself was
founded in 1908, but it retains many of the building's original features, such
as exposed oak beams and half-timbered interior walls.
The hotel's location is excellent: It's just above the
Boulevard Saint-Germain, within easy walking distance of the Seine and the
Saint-Michel - Notre Dame RER station, where you can catch trains to CDG and
Orly Airports, the Eiffel Tower, and Versailles.
All of the single, double, twin, and triple rooms have
private bathrooms, the hotel has an elevator, and--unusually for Paris--a
Continental breakfast is included in the rates.
Le Petit Belloy
The former Hotel de la Faculté is now part of the
Happyculture group, which has hotels scattered around Paris. This matters more
than you might think, for a simple reason: If you stay here, you can use the
lounge, park your shopping bags, borrow an umbrella, or charge your mobile phone
at any other Happyculture hotel when you're out and about in the city.
Le Petit Balloy is located near the Sorbonne, a few blocks northeast of the Jardin du Luxembourg.
Its air-conditioned rooms accommodate one to four guests, and all include
electric kettles for making coffee or tea. Other hotel amenities include a free
Nespresso machine in the lounge, an honesty bar, and a daily "happytime" from 5
to 8 p.m.
This 52-room hotel is on the Boulevard du Montparnasse,
several blocks from the Montparnasse tower and railroad station. The Jardin du
Luxembourg is only a few minutes' walk away.
All rooms are air-conditioned, and--get this--each has a
refrigerator and a microwave. (A kitchenette is also available, but you'll need
to pay for the use of utensils and china.) If you're traveling with children,
the family suite is a great value: It sleeps four in two full-size beds, and
interconnecting rooms are available.
For location, this "condo hotel" is hard to beat: It lies directly on the Qua
des Grands Augustines, facing the Seine. Every time we walk by it, we envy the
guests' views of the river and the Île de la Cité.
Citadines offers a choice of furnished studios or
four-person apartments, all with a contemporary decor, air conditioning, and
kitchen facilities. A fitness center is on the premises, and an optional
breakfast is served daily for guests who aren't tempted by the local bakeries.
(Free coffee and tea are available in the lobby all day.)
7th arrondissement: East