Paris Hotels Left Bank Thread

Mar 3rd, 2009, 06:47 PM
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Interestingly, I just read that when Paris got its start it was named Lutetia (see above post)
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Mar 13th, 2009, 12:39 AM
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Mar 13th, 2009, 12:49 AM
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March 01, correction...."suite" not "sweet". LOL. I must have been hungry and half exhausted when I typed that. Happy Travels!
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Mar 14th, 2009, 03:19 PM
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Does anyone know the St. Vincent in the left bank?
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Mar 14th, 2009, 03:37 PM
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Sorry, I don't know that one. Happy Travels!
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Mar 23rd, 2009, 06:38 PM
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Does anyone have experience with K & K Hotel Cayre on 4 Boulevard Raspail?
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Ok I'll add my .02 euro.

Stayed at the Hotel Lutetia twice. (Got deals both times, and an unexpected upgrade to a suite the second time.) The public areas are beautiful. Nice bar, jazz some nights. Huge buffet breakfast included in the room price, enough so you could probably skip lunch if so inclined.

Hotel Millesime one time. Nice typical 3*. Great breakfast, but I don't think it was included in the room price. Love this area. Rue Jacob is very charming.

Hotel Artus once. Spotless, modern, great service. Fabulous spot on the rue de Buci. I'd skip the breakfast here.

Hotel Fleurie once. Nice, charming 3*. Pretty room.

Best Western Premier Left Bank St Germain. Great spot on rue de L'Ancienne Comedie. I LOVED the decor here. The bathroom was marble. Truly beautiful if you are looking for old style classic French decor, whatever that might be. My room was red. I never got up early enough to eat breakfast that trip.

Hotel le Regent. I'll be checking in for the third time this Sunday. I love this spot on rue Dauphine. The staff remembered me on my second stay there, hope they will again as I feel like I'm coming home! Good enough breakfast to stay in hotel if so inclined. The staff is really wonderful and friendly. This seems to be "my" hotel now. Especially since 2/3 times I've got a great deal on their website.

Any specific questions let me know!
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Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:20 PM
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Great group of hotels. I know all of them except the Millesime, but a late friend of mine owned an apartment on rue Jacob and it is a quite charming street. I also don't know the Best Westin. I'm surprised that others haven't mentioned the Hotel Fleurie which is on the quiet part of rue Gregoire de Tours. It's been there forever. Thanks for posting your list. Happy Travels!
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Mar 24th, 2009, 09:52 AM
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We stayed in Millesime in 2005 -- no idea what to expect or compare it to. Of course the room seemed small to us, but everything was adequate and the bathroom was nice. Staff was quite helpful.
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Ok, I, too, will add my .02 euro worth!

Hotel le Regent: one trip, both at beginning and end of Paris stay. Loved it; small but nicely appointed room, lovely bath, friendly staff. Great location.

Hotel des Marronniers: at least 3 times, beginning in 1989, most recent 2007. Super location, increasingly friendlier staff, small rooms and very small bathrooms. They upgraded me last trip. Love rue Jacob.

Hotel du Lys: four times. Great little budget hotel in a super location in 6th, very near the 5th. Faded charm, but charm, nevertheless. Continental breakfast is included in price, and is essentially what you pay 10+ euro in other hotels.

Hotel Bonaparte: one trip, both at beginning and end. Another great location, friendly, helpful staff. A/C in summer is a big plus here. Rooms ok.

Welcome Hotel: once, several years ago. At that time a bit run down, but believe I have read that it's been renovated/redecorated. Very noisy on rue de Seine. Was owned by same as Marroniers; perhaps still is.

Meridien Montparnasse: once, years ago, business trip for my husband. Large, impersonal, and I don't like being that far away from my favorite areas.
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Mar 28th, 2009, 07:49 AM
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Welcome Hotel: I stayed there for about 10 years of vacations....1-2 times a year. The rooms are small and the street noise can be horrible. But the price was right at the time. Plus, the owner of the Welcome, Hotel de Seine and the Marronniers was the same. I was introduced to the owner one day at the Welcome Hotel. At that point, I'd been staying at his hotels for nearly 19 years.

The only reason that I moved to the Welcome Hotel was that my regular hotel of 9 years, Hotel de Seine, at 52, rue de Seine, in the 6th, was closed for a year and renovated. After the renovaton, my then $50. room went to well over a hundred. I was given a walkthrough of the hotel after the renovation and it was basically new wall paper and a toilet added to rooms that hadn't had one, like my old room. But the toilet had been in the hallway closet, directly across from my room. So, why pay all the extra to have it in the room? Hotel de Seine is another good choice of a hotel. The rooms are quiet.

So, the manager of Hotel de Seine, who was a close friend, moved me down to the Welcome, at 66 rue de Seine, before he retired. He managed Hotel de Seine for over 35 years. I got settled in there and was introduced to the manager there and we became best friends , so I stayed. I was later invited to stay, on several trips, with her and her family at the apartment building that her father owned in the 19th. While staying in the 19th, she walked with me through the 6th and helped me pick out a new hotel by dropping into many and asking for keys for me to see the rooms.

She also managed the Marronniers, which is quite nice. I've seen the rooms, but haven't stayed there as it's above my budget. She suggested the Hotel Clement and we went there and were given keys to see some rooms. I liked the location and it seemed fine and that's where I moved in the early 2000s. I've stayed at a lot of hotels and in a lot of districts. The Hotel Clement or an apartment suit me quite well, Happy Travels!
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Mar 28th, 2009, 07:48 PM
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We loved our stay at Relais St. Germain in 2007. The breakfast was outstanding and our dinner was great~fabulous cheese platter. We sat outside even though it was chilly however they provided us with lap blankets and there were overhead heaters-so romantic. A wonderful experience since this was our first visit to Paris.

Our only regret was that we only had dinner at Le Comptoir one night but will definitely stay there again-hopefully in 2010 if the economy improves.
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Have to "second" the recommendation for the Hotel de L'Abbaye. My husband and I have stayed there twice. The 2nd time, he was having some knee problems, and they gave us the ground floor room off the lobby; we had our own little garden area where we ate breakfast in the morning. The staff is fantastic, and the location great. It is a bit of luxury, but worth the money.
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HunyBadger on Mar 23, 09 at 09:38 PM
Does anyone have experience with K & K Hotel Cayre on 4 Boulevard Raspail?

Hi HunyBadger

I had clients who stayed at the K&K Cayre last July. I found the staff to be very helpful, but it was all emails and phone calls. The clients had some special needs and the hotel worked to please them.

This is an upscale hotel with nice facilities. My clients were pleased with the rooms and service. It was expensive by my personal spending standards, but not for that type of hotel in Paris.
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I haven't seen my favorite listed here so I will add it.

Hhotel les Degrés de Notre Dame

It is small, very close to Notre Dame, in fact our room (the top left if you click on the rooms of the link) has a view of Notre Dame from the bathroom window. They do a nice breakfast in the morning, have a small bar where you can order drinks and charcuterie in the afternoon and everyone there has always been so nice to us.

It is a little quirky, full of all sorts of paintings crammed every which where but I just love it!

http://lesdegreshotel.monsite.wanadoo.fr/

The only reason we are not going back this time (in May) is because we want to try an apartment instead. But we will definitely stop by to say hello.
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