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.
All 1,795 Paris hotels

California Saint Germain

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   32 rue des Ecoles | 5th Arr., 75005 Paris, France (Sorbonne)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added California Saint Germain to your Saves list
California Saint Germain
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
46%
Ranked #1,318 of 1,795 hotels in Paris
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Polishfan Bartlett, Tennessee
  • Overview
  • Reviews (56)
  • Photos (25)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (6)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

56 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    5
    21
    13
    12
    5
See reviews for
14
20
3
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bartlett, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great spot in the Latin Quarter just a few minutes from Notre Dame, with abundant access to restaurants, ATMs, small markets, and the Metro/trains. The staff was generally helpful, except with regard to my friends' problem of having no working outlets in their room, which would've meant they'd have to wait around in the lobby... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here in September 2013, the hotel does look a bit dated decor-wise but never mind as I got a reasonable room rate online (Expedia I think). The location is good, near everything interesting on foot (on the left bank): Quartier Latin - Sorbonne area, boul Mich., Jardins de Luxembourg etc. a walk from the Ile de la Cite and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The position and staff are excellent, everything else is disappointing. For a start the WiFi is only in the foyer but actually non existent - dial up speed, it took 3 min to get into Tinybeans. Facebook, forget it. Like most hotels in the Latin Quarter the rooms are small, the shower tiny and nowhere to put suitcases. Although full... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is fairly typical of Paris. Rooms are very small and old. Need to get creative with the suitcase storage. The bathroom is really really small and fills up with water when you shower, (no floor drains, wrong design shower head and a tiny plinth to shower on). The breakfast is disgusting so don't even bother with that. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived early Saturday morning ,the staff were very helpful in finding us somewhere to park and took our bags into custody until we returned much later.the room was small but clean with individual air conditioning ,which was just as well as the weather was hot.the bathroom was small with an overhead shower which was powerful and with plenty of hot... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clinton, Connecticut, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a convenient hotel that is 200 yards south of the Maubert-Mutualite Metro stop and within walking distance of Notre Dame. It is a 3 star hotel, so it is not luxurious and the rooms are small, but it is economical for Paris. The breakfast room is decorated like a wine cave and serves a good breakfast. The staff... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Zagreb, Croatia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I was suppose to stay for two nights in a hotel. During reservation, they stated that cancellation is possible only 7 days before arrival, if not they will charge full length of stay. Now I understand why. When I arrived I saw the hotel is extremely old and not looking nice but I thought, I can sleep just for two... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I made a reservation directly with the hotel and explained that it was a gift for my parents, who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. I explained that since the whole trip was a gift, I wanted to pay fot the hotel. They told me that there was no problem and that they wouldn´t need to pay for anything since... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, UK
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Come and stay at the wonderful Hotel California! History Experience what it was like in Paris in days gone by; about thirty years ago - when the hotel was last renovated. My room had large sections of laminate flooring missing giving me a fascinating glimpse of the ancient carpet below. Free yoga lessons In order to use the shower and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Romsey, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Clean, pleasant hotel, quite basic but excellent location for Notre Dam. Staff very friendly, breakfast excellent with plenty of choice, although fruit salad was tinned rather than fresh. We had room number 2 which had two connecting rooms with a bathroom. Shower didn't point downwards & hit the opposite wall. Other than that, no problems.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Elise C, Gérant at California Saint Germain, responded to this review

Bonjour Thank you very much for your comment about your stay. We are glad to know that you liked your stay with us. Changes will be done during the renovations to fix all the problems you mentioned, but we are sorry if it disappointed you. We hope seeing you again in our hotel soon. Kind Regards. More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage California Saint Germain, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to California Saint Germain? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about California Saint Germain

Address: 32 rue des Ecoles | 5th Arr., 75005 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Sorbonne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — California Saint Germain 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Venere, Cheap Tickets, Tingo, TripOnline SA, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com and Otel so you can book your California Saint Germain reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
California Saint Germain Paris
California Saint Germain Hotel Paris

25 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (17)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (4)

Amenities

Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Class
Number of rooms
44

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer