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Hotel des Grandes Ecoles

#264 of 1,794 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
75 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France
Hotel des Grandes Ecoles
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently completed my 7th stay at Hotel des Grandes Ecoles, a charming family-run hotel with a beautiful courtyard and comfortable rooms conveniently located in the Latin Quarter. On this trip, I stayed with my extended family and we took four rooms, each comfortable in its own way. Just two blocks from the Cardinal Lemoine metro stop, you couldn't ask... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a return trip to this hotel. We were traveling with three other couples and the hotel accommodated all our needs. This is a great boutique hotel with a quiet location while being surrounded with great shopping, a great selection of restaurants and cafes, and numerous sites to walk too and great access the Paris in general. Marie, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Very nice establishment while visiting Paris. Quite, secluded, comfortable and well located. I enjoyed my stay as a solo traveler and recommend the Hotel des Grandes Ecoles to fellow travelers. I found the location most favorable and the staff very helpful, especially for an American with a very limited French vocabulary. Well worth the look to see if Hotel des... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a lovely 50 room hotel in the 5th arrondissement in Paris and I would highly recommend it for a visit to Paris. The service here is _fantastic_. The hotel is family run and every single person I interacted with was wonderful. On top of that the breakfast is very, very good value, copious and high quality. And the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

loved my stay at this hotel! the room is cozy and comfortable (i had a courtyard-facing room). i would skip breakfast--you are steps away from rue mouffetard and bakeries, creperies where you can get a quick inexpensive breakfast. wi-fi works well. 2 blocks from cardinal lemoine metro stop. the neighborhood is charming. i would definitely stay here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is the place to stay if you want a quiet and comfortable non commercial haven for a short stay in Paris. It has no restaurant, other than a breakfast room, but the choice is yours. There are a myriad of nearby bars, restaurants to choose from. Rooms are medium sized with clean adjoining bathrooms, well heated and overlook a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed at Hotel des Grandes Ecoles Christmas 2009, and again New Years 2014/2015. We loved both stays. The property has a great looking garden area which of course we didn't use in winter. The rooms are really attractive, not real large, but very comfortable. The staff is very nice and accommodating. The big selling point here is the neighborhood.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was our second time staying in this hidden gem. It has a pretty expansive garden area, paved with cobblestones. If you want to be very nice to those staying on the ground floor, I would suggest carrying your bag, rather than wheeling it if coming/going in the early morning or late night. The rooms are clean, and without TVs... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you are looking for a less commercial hotel in the left bank area of Paris, Hotel des Grande Ecoles is for you. Up the hill from Cardinal Lemoine Metro stop, through the garden (used for dining in good weather) and into a group of buildings from 30's or earlier Paris. Clean, quiet, well managed. and a super friendly staff... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stayed in Hotel des Grandes Ecoles for three nights in October. The courtyard was lovely and all in all the hotel area was very quaint. I had made a booking several months beforehand and asked for a room in the courtyard, however, we were given a room on the second floor. The room was quite cute, very small and the... More 

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.


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