We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Esmeralda

#897 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
4 rue St-Julien-le-Pauvre, 75005 Paris, France
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Hotel Esmeralda
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Hotel Esmeralda
Write a Review

216 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    59
    94
    37
    15
    11
See reviews for
34
98
25
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (35)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (216)
  • Mar-May only
    (50)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (50)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (60)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (56)
All months
Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quiet, little hotel is just across the river from Notre Dame and just around the corner from Shakespeare and Company making it an excellent location. The staff here are welcoming and happy to assist. The rooms are on the smaller side but very charming in an offbeat, shabby-chic way. I loved waking up to the bells of Notre Dame... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Its a great place to be, in the centre of Paris, but the place needs a tuch of makeup. But the recepionist is very nice and the place is very cozy, but no breakfast is a bit sad. But there is a good place for breakfast in the same building, beside Shakespeare. But the view of Notre Dame is lovely,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Personally I think this hotel is fantastic and I have stayed there everytime I have visited Paris. The people are really friendly, welcoming, facilities are clean, simple, beautiful with ancient charm

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have read the reviews of this hotel and can only wonder why on earth it does not get more terrible reviews. I took my wife there for her birthday last month and when we walked into the room we both nearly burst into tears. The bed had rubber under sheets, the bathroom was dirty the room smelt and I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Northport, Alabama, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was a romantic and charming place for a young couple to stay their first time in Paris! We were on a budget, and while we did sacrifice amenities, we didn't sacrifice comfort. Our bed was warm, made daily, bathroom was spacious enough and clean, nothing fancy but definitely enough for our trip. It's really a memorable hotel. The building... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

You will find this budget hotel listed in almost every guide book on Paris. After reading TripAdvisor reviews , we booked rooms four months in advance for this popular hotel. It was everything we expected it to be- almost 90 steps to the fourth floor, small rooms, spotless clean comfortable beds, and a friendly ,helpful front desk. The park next... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you are on budget and you want a place just for sleep... having a shower and with easy access to the touristic spots then that's the place to go .....if you want to use the Wi-Fi you have to stay in the reception because there is no signal upstairs were the rooms are.I was frustrated because in their site... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coral Gables, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I am almost tempted to keep this secret to myself. I stayed at Hotel Esmeralda three nights last week and had a wonderful travel experience. Hotel Esmeralda has a privileged location in the 5th Arrondissement, and across the way from the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. It is also very close walking distance to Boulevard St. Germaine and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter. Metro/RER... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Barcelona, Spain
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As far as location goes, Esmeralda is hard to beat! It is very much in the center of Paris, St Michel area, walking distance to 101 attractions. My room was pretty roomy for what I paid, but naturally quite basic in amenities to compensate. Still, I got a clean bed, quiet and a shower, so no complaints. Staff at reception... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the 2nd time I have stayed here, but about 15 years apart. It is a quirky olde worlde hotel with creaky floors, skinny hallways & doorways & gordily decorated rooms - but I love it! The location is fantastic & even though we are only 1 flight up this time (last time i was on the top floor-... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

332 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (159)
Viewed
Room/suite (43)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (49)
Viewed
View from room (22)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (34)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (170)
Viewed
Room 11 (22)
Viewed
Room 14 (23)
Viewed
Room 16 (25)
Viewed
Room 17 (28)
Viewed
Room 18 (22)
Viewed
Room 4 (33)
Viewed
The Hotel (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (3)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Staying in Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis

Neighborhood Profile
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question