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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 d'Aubusson *****
This 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 lounge.
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 private terrace.
A 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 local historian.
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 special offers.
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 Saint-Germain.
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 building.
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.
The 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 drinks.)
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 ****
Every 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.
Hotel 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 close by.
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 ****
Stay 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 Versailles.
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.
Hotel 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 Métro station.
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.
Legend Saint 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 Airports.)
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 honesty bar.
Le Littré ****
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 bar.
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.
Hotel 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 children.
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.
Hotel Madison *****
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 the three-star Odéon 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 choice.
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.
Hotel 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 generations.
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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