Paris Hotels Left Bank Thread

Oct 21st, 2013, 04:18 AM
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Glad you liked the Clément, since posting on this thread just before my first stay, I've been back two more times.

It's my current favorite in Paris
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Jul 21st, 2015, 03:56 PM
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Another vote for Hotel St. Clement! We stayed for a week on our first trip to Paris, and it was wonderful. The location is perfect, staff was helpful and friendly, and walking distance to sooo many restaurants and cafés (Rue Buci). One of the best meals we had was a few steps from the hotel, at the AG Restaurant. Great food, excellent service!
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Jul 22nd, 2015, 03:02 AM
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Good to hear. I so need a Paris fix, it's been well over a year.
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Jul 23rd, 2015, 02:00 PM
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milaedg: Glad you had a great stay at the Clement. I took a spur-of-the-moment trip to Paris from June 30,2015-July 03,2015 as I was spending part of my summer up in Scandinavia. I tried to get back into my beloved Hotel Clement, my choice hotel of over a decade, but they wrote me that they were unfortunately booked solid. I ended up, about a 3-minute walk away at the Hotel Madison, but walked past the Clement several times as a Parisian friend and I dined a few steps around the corner from it.

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Apr 19th, 2016, 11:39 AM
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Apr 20th, 2016, 05:42 AM
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Here's another vote for Relais Christine. We have stayed there twice and love the location, the quiet, attractive rooms and the good service. Breakfast is good too.
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Apr 20th, 2016, 09:35 AM
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That's good to know. Thanks for posting and keeping my thread alive.

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Jan 13th, 2017, 09:57 AM
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Since I was reading the whole thread and found the list quite easy to download, I added my comments - mostly the price - can be useful as we can find pêle-mêle one star and 5 stars hotels. With my comemnts when I went to one of those hotels and a quick summary of what TripAdvisor reviews say.

So : 5t and 4th

1) Hotel Grandes Ecoles www.hotel-grandes-ecoles.com 5 150 looks great
2) Hotel Parc St.Severin www.paris-hotel-parcsaintseverin.com 5 132 why not
3) Hotel Le Notre Dame (name change to Hotel Maitre Albert) 5 150 been to - was ok
www.hotel-charme-notredame.com
4) Timhotel Jardin des Plantes www.timhotel.com 5 90 I usually don't like timhotels
5) Hotel Residence Monge (name change to Hotel Acte V) www.hotel-actev.com 5 214 forget it
6) Hotel Familia www.familiahotel.com www.hotel-paris-familia.com 5 78 25% great for french reviews - 30% bof. English : 30% great, 50% very good. 20% bof
7) Hotel St.Jacques www.paris-hotel-stjacques.com 5 115
8) Grand Hotel des Balcons www.paris-hotel-grandbalcons.com 5 132
9) Hotel les Degres de Notre Dame www.lesdegreshotel.monsite.wanadoo.fr 5 127 > 50% bof french reviews… Glowing English reviews
10) Hotel Minerva www.hotel-paris-minerva.com not found, site disappeared
11) Hotel du Pantheon 135 why not
http://www.paris-paris.com/hotels/qu...eon/visite.php 5
12) Melia Colbert Boutique Hotel www.solmelia.com 5 211 of course a Melia…
13) Hotel St.Michel www.hotel-saint-michel-paris.com not found, site disappeared
14) Hotel Henri V Rive Gauche www.hotel-henri4-rive-gauche.com 5 140 bad quality price ratio from what I saw passing it several times
15) Hotel de la Sorbonne (6,rue Victor Cousin) www.hotelsorbonne.com 5 70 must try !
16) Hotel les Jardins du Luxembourg www.les-jardins-du-luxembourg.com 5 124 better reviews in French than in English - for once !
17) Hotel des Charme www.hotel-charme-notredame.com not found, site disappeared
Saint Christophe 5 140 small but very nice
BW quartier latin, place monge 5 140 next door to St Christophe, much better.

Now the Islands:
1) Hotel Lutece www.paris-hotel-lutece.com (75004) 4e 150 looks great
2) Hotel Dieu/Hotel Hospital www.hotel-hospital.com/ang/accueil.htm (75004) 4 135 looks ok
3) Hotel des Deux Iles www.deuxiles-paris-hotel.com 138 looks good
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Jan 13th, 2017, 09:59 AM
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now the 6th
1) Hotel Clement www.hotelclementparis.com 6 140 ok been to
2) Hotel Madison www.hotel-madison.com 6 250 antoher day maybe…
3) Hotel des Saint Peres www.paris-hotel-saints-peres.com 6 150 looks great
4) Hotel Le Regent www.regent-paris-hotel.com 6 150 looks ok
5) Hotel du Danube www.hoteldanube.fr 6 125 why not
6) Hotel Millesime www.millesimehotel.com 6 160 superb reviews - maybe with a discount
7) Hotel St.Beuve www.hotelsaintbeuveparis.com 6 155 been to - superb reviews, I didn't like it , small old and 'obséquieux'
http://www.hoteljeanbart.com/ 6 100 pics don't look appealing
9) Hotel Lutetia www.lutetia-paris.com 6 ooops closed for 3 years, wants to become a 5 stars
10) Hotel Arthus www.arthushotel.com 6 not found, site disappeared
11) Hotel de Fleurie www.hoteldefleurieparis.com 6 160 looks good
12) Best Western Premier Left Bank Saint Germain www.bestwestern.com 6 126 no longer a BW - looks ok
13) Hotel Marronniers www.paris-hotel-marronniers.com 6 113 looks like a real good quality price ratio
14) Hotel du Lys www.hoteldulys.com 6 130 been to, small but nice
15) Hotel Bonaparte www.hotelbonaparte.fr 6 ? one third of rench reviews bad, only 15% for English ones
16) Hotel de Seine www.hotel-de-seine.com 6 146 must try - looks great - just in my budget
17) Hotel Relais St.Germain www.hotel-paris-relais-saint-germain.com 6 366 mais bien sûr…
18) Hotel Best Western Hotel Aramis Saint-Germain 6 121 must try - usually like the BW's - looks good
http://www.paris-paris.com/hotel_ara...nt-germain.php
19) Hotel D'Aubusson www.hoteldaubusson.com/home-en.php 6 300 are they nuts ?
20) Hotel Relais Christine www.relais-christine.com 6 391 and full for the month - good business
21) Hotel Aviatic St.Germain www.aviatic.fr 6 70 Porcherie (pigstall) according to 50% of French, Even more according to English
22) Hotel de L'Abbaye www.hotelabbayeparis.com 6 260 special offer they say
23) Hotel St.Andres des Arts http://www.france-hotel-guide.com/h7...dredesarts.htm 6 120 been to, small with 'cachet'
24) Hotel des Deux Continents www.continents-paris-hotel.com 6 130 must try looks great, great reviews
25) Villa D'Estrees www.villadestrees.com 6 216 with 10% off
Mayet 6 110 been to, very good quality price ratio,
relais Médicis 6 130 had a big discount - charming, old wood etc
Victoria germain 6 130 been to, liked it, quiet and nice
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Jan 13th, 2017, 10:02 AM
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Rest will have to wait - anyway Thanks for the list, found 12 hotels that I should test !
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Jan 14th, 2017, 08:15 PM
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Woin

I've stayed in 7 of the hotels in the 6th that are on your list. The Clément is my "go to" at the moment for value and location.
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Jan 15th, 2017, 02:50 AM
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It is guenmai list actually.
I really like Clement too.
And there is a restaurant very close called Pouic Pouic - excellent.
Tartare de veau et huître was superb.
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Jan 24th, 2017, 12:43 PM
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May I make some corrections to your above findings..?

This may be the 'charm notre dame' hotel you've mentioned:
http://www.hotel-notredame-charmepar...n/index_en.php

Hotel Minerve (with an "e" on the end) is in the Latin Qtr:
http://www.hotel-paris-minerve.com/en/

Hotel Aviatic St Germain is now Hotel Louison, and TA reviews are now under the new name; the Aviatic St Germain was never a badly reviewed hotel... the still existing Hotel Aviatic on rue Brezin is maybe a 1-star, and is the one with bad reviews (not the Louison)
http://www.louison-hotel.com/en/
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Re...de_France.html
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Re...de_France.html
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Jun 3rd, 2018, 01:14 AM
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* Glad that my hotel thread is still going strong 10 years after I started it in 2008.

* As for Hotel de Seine, #16 on the above list, I feel that it has gone down. It used to be my regular hotel for a decade. I then started trying other hotels when the price really hiked, but decided to try it out last summer-2017 and was personally disappointed.

* I was to stay at the Hotel Artus, around the corner, for the spring 2018 trip, but decided that I didn't want to go to Paris and thus canceled the my flight and hotel reservation. But, at least the spring price of the hotel was way better than the summer prices. Maybe one day I'll actually try it.

* Whenever I go back to Paris, maybe I'll go back to the Hotel Clement, which I posted on 7 years ago when I started this thread. A lot of folks that I personally know started staying there when I recommended it. It was my long-time Parisian friend and hotel manager that took me by there, back in the 80s, and got sets of keys to show me the rooms and said that she thought that it would suit me perfectly. Back then, Hotel de Seine had shot up in price, so I switched to the Clement.

* If not the Clement, maybe I'll go back to the Hotel Madison, #2 on the above list, although my standard room was about the size of a closet. Or maybe I'll stay at my Parisian friend's hotel, that she has been managing for decades, in the same neighborhood.

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Jun 3rd, 2018, 09:19 AM
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Guenmai: I am bowled over by this fantastic, long running thread. I'll be staying at the Hotel de Fleurie in July. I will post back a current review here. Thank you so much for starting and perpetuating this thread.
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Jun 3rd, 2018, 10:47 AM
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We stayed at Hotel Artus in the 6th Arr. for 6 nights in early May of this year. Loved it, loved the location! We chose it because we wanted the central location and we wanted to be near the St. Germain church where we attended an evening concert (wonderful) and didn’t want to be walking around too much late at night. At Hotel Artus we asked for a quiet room and our superior double room on the 4th floor was very quiet, even though we were on Rue de Buci. The hotel had a terrific staff—very helpful and accommodating. We ate in the breakfast room only once since breakfast was extra, and though it was good and not overpriced, we wanted to try the many cafés nearby (we particularly enjoyed the Café La Palette most mornings). We would stay here again.
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Jun 3rd, 2018, 12:51 PM
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Typo correction: I meant to type "10 years ago" , not "7 years ago" in the above post about having posted about Hotel Clement.

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Jun 3rd, 2018, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by kathleen View Post
We stayed at Hotel Artus in the 6th Arr. for 6 nights in early May of this year. Loved it, loved the location! We chose it because we wanted the central location and we wanted to be near the St. Germain church where we attended an evening concert (wonderful) and didn’t want to be walking around too much late at night. At Hotel Artus we asked for a quiet room and our superior double room on the 4th floor was very quiet, even though we were on Rue de Buci. The hotel had a terrific staff—very helpful and accommodating. We ate in the breakfast room only once since breakfast was extra, and though it was good and not overpriced, we wanted to try the many cafés nearby (we particularly enjoyed the Café La Palette most mornings). We would stay here again.
That's good to know about Hotel Artus. I eat regularly at Guenmai, a 1-minute walk from Hotel Artus, and have been eating there since the 80s and have watched the owner's kids grow up from babies to adults as two are married and the other one off in school here at UCLA. So, I like to stay in that neighborhood as I have a long connection with many of the people there. And I know that whatever time I arrive into Paris, I can go by the restaurant and get a plate of food even when it's not serving time as the owner is always there. Maybe, I'll reschedule a trip back to Paris and book the Hotel Artus again. Thanks for the comments.

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Jun 19th, 2018, 05:45 PM
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Over the years, I stayed in the 6th at the Hotel Verneuil three times - in the 80s before it was renovated, in the 90s, after the first renovation and again in the 2000s when it was chic and more expensive. The rooms are small but beautifully appointed. It's on a quiet side street off Rue des St. Peres. Across the street is the former home of Serge Gainsburg, with the graffiti filled wall. There's a lovely sitting area in the lobby and I remember the staff as very helpful and accommodating.
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My favorite hotel in Paris left bank:
Hotel La Perle: https://booki.ng/2pXsDBv
14 rue des canettes, 75006 Paris
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