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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.
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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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Hotel Atlantis ***
The Atlantis scores high for location: It's right next to the Place Saint-Sulpice and the Saint-Sulpice Church, with a Pierre Hermé 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.
Best Western Aramis Saint-Germain ****
The 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.
Hotel Le Chaplain Paris Rive Gauche ***
This 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.
Hotel Danemark ***
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.
Hotel de Fleurie ***
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 the 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.
Hotel Delavigne ***
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.
Hotel 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 trees.)
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.
Hotel 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.
Hotel Eugénie ***
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.
Hotel 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.
The 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.
Hotel La Perle ***
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 enjoy.
Hotel 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.
The 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 rooftops.
Hotel 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 category.
Hotel Louison ***
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 sofa bed.)
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.
Although 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.
Hotel Novanox ***
This 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.
Odéon Hotel ***
The Odéon (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.
The 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.
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Hotel Clément **
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 Church.)
Hotel 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 two-star category.
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.
Hotel 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.
Villa 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.
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Hotel 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 Métro station.
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 good weather.
(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, a Continental 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 neighborhoods.
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Even 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.
Hotel de Nesle
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 socks.
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.
Hotel 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.)
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