On a lively historic street that climbs between Odéon and boulevard St-Michel, with the Jardins du Luxembourg nearby.
The 31 bedrooms are all different and although there's nothing resembling a guiding design concept, are kept regularly up to scratch by the owner, with air conditioning and practical bathrooms. Some have beams and high-backed Louis XIII style chairs; some have graphic wallpaper; two have four posters, which staff admit people either love or hate. I definitely prefer the rooms at the front with views of the street (and double glazing), especially the first and second floors, which have high ceilings and tall windows (if you prefer the back for quiet, ask for upper floors which are light and overlook the lycée St-Louis and not a courtyard wall).
The hallway is spacious with beams, exposed stone and Louis XIII touches, though I find the small lounge next to the entrance and the upstairs corridors a little sad.
Eating and drinking
Buffet breakast is served in an attractive stone-walled cellar, complete with ancient well.
Friendly multilingual staff.
Who stays there
Romantic couples, families.
Breakfast buffet costs : 14 EUR or Continental in the room : 8 EUR
- Room Service
- Free Wifi
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Friendly welcome
- Recently refurbished
- Free, building wide Wifi
- No bar
- Some rooms overlook small courtyard