Hôtel Saint-Vincent

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Address: 5 rue du Pré-aux-Clercs, Paris, 75007, France

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.4

A taste of aristocratic St-Germain-des-Prés in a beautifully converted golden stone mansion.

Home from home is a hackneyed phrase and probably often a misused one – after all if you wanted to be at home then you wouldn't be staying in a hotel – but if home means living in an 18th-century hôtel particulier, then the Saint-Vincent fits the bill. The elegant stone mansion was converted into a comfortable hotel in 2008, with a grand carriageway entrance and elegant bedrooms. It's a beautiful, relaxing hideaway, though some may find it too calm, but there's plenty of cafés and restaurants for action nearby.

Location
5
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Eating/drinking
3.5
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Leisure facilities
2.5
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Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4
90%

Location

Classic Left Bank: a quiet street yet perfect for the café terraces and fashion boutiques of St-Germain, the antiques shops of the Carré Rive Gauche and the Impressionists at [node:168829].

Bedrooms

The 22 bedrooms are all different but combine contemporary and Napoleon III touches, decorated in warm browns, golds and burgundies, with high ceilings, sweeping curtains and subtle lighting. I prefer the noble second- and third-floor streetside rooms, some with tall floor to ceiling windows than darker interior rooms. The top floor is mansarded, while three duplexes have bathrooms reached up a small stairway. The spacious two-room suites have herringbone parquet floors, antique desks and period marble fireplaces.

Public areas

A fine carriageway entrance leads into a glazed courtyard lobby and comfortable drawing room with a real fire in the winter.

Eating and drinking

Generous breakfast includes croissants from Gérard Mulot and fresh fruit salad; cooked eggs are an extra. Drinks can be served all day in the lounge.

Leisure facilities

There is a fitness room.

Service

Staff are helpful and multilingual.

Who stays there

A wide mix of nationalities stay at this hotel. 

Price advice

Look for promotions from mid-July to the end of August (for stays of three or more nights). The same owners also run the simpler Hôtel St-Thomas Aquin next door, which has a similar sense of style for lower prices.

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Great location
  • Beautiful building
  • 11am checkout
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