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Hotel de l'Universite

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22 rue de l'Universite, 75007 Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)
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Ranked #122 of 1,794 hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent location within walking distance to the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, many restaurants, etc. The staff at the front desk were always helpful whether we needed directions or a recommendation for a place to eat dinner. Our room was spacious, with a table and two arm chairs. The hotel is air conditioned which is a nice plus. The hotel is... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and helpful staff. Our room at the very top with its balcony looking over the rooves of St Germaine was very special. Good size room (with annex including fold out sofa and separate TV). Coffee machine, mini bar. Wall mounted good size TV to watch the football. Modern bathroom with great shower. Perfect location. We will stay here... More

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Cornwall, Vermont
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was recommended by neighbors who had stayed there. It's a good value for Paris. The room was clean, the service excellent and the croissants were perfect. We found the location, a quiet, charming neighborhood in St. Germain, to be just what we wanted and was within walking distance to busier sections of Paris.

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New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very reasonably priced (for Paris) small hotel in Paris. The lobby and breakfast room are a bit basic but the room was very comfortable and the bathroom had a great shower. But the real reason to say here is Olivier, the front desk clerk, who was amazing. He let us use his cell phone when ours ran... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

While not cheap, this hotel is great value in Parisian terms. St Germain has loads of character without being in the very busy heart of tourist Paris, and access to the Metro and by foot to many of my must-do destinations made it a very useful location, especially for just a four day stay. In the past I have stayed... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is rated a three star hotel, but for the cleanliness, location, and kind help from the staff, who all speak English, it should be rated a four star hotel. The staff will speak French if you prefer.

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Providence, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Stayed for two nights while in Paris for business. Hard to pinpoint the character of this place: not exactly quaint, but certainly not generic. From reading earlier reviews, it seems like it was a little bit rundown a couple of years ago and then underwent renovation. Room was downright huge by Paris standards. Bed was very comfortable, bathroom small but... More

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Hayward, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a great time at this hotel. It is a quaint little hotel located near the center of Paris, a 10 minute walk to the Louver and about 15 minutes from Notre Dame. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff was very polite and extremely helpful.

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Birmingham, Alabama
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Of course Paris is always expensive. But once you get over the sticker shock, you will see this hotel is reasonably priced for the area. In fact, it is very close to some expensive hotels. Nice big updated room and very helpful and friendly front desk people. Would go back there again on our next visit.

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Foster City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Just after staying at the Hotel de Seine a couple blocks away I finished my biz trip with a couple of nights at this charming little hotel. Both hotels have similar sized rooms and are very nice and clean with Universite's decor more moderne. However bathroom is really small here too and I couldn't figure out the shower here with... More

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Address: 22 rue de l'Universite, 75007 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de l'Universite 3*
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#92 Romantic Hotel in Paris #243 Business Hotel in Paris #283 Family Hotel in Paris
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The Hotel de l’Université is a former Benedictine convent and has retained many period features while adapting to the needs of 21st century society. The reception area is vast and delightful with its ancient beams. It is an immediate illustration of the style and appeal of this quality establishment. The Hotel de l’Université only has 27 bedrooms, allowing the staff to focus on an individualized care. Each room has its own decor and character, many ornate with ageless beams, but all benefiting from tall traditional Parisian windows allowing daylight to flood in. All the rooms have been renovated in 2011 and include air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety deposit box and a free Wi-Fi connection. A laundry service is available upon request. The rooms on the top floor overlook the rooftops of Paris and some have the rare bonus of a private terrace. The Hotel de l’Université is not a place to stay for the night. It is a journey into the history and style of Parisian life, a chance to experience life as one of the locals and bring back unforgettable memories. ... more   less 
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