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“A Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   43 rue Monsieur le Prince, 75006 Paris, France (Odeon / Saint-Michel)   |  
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Ranked #78 of 1,788 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
San Diego, California
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at the Saint Paul for a week at the end of August. This is a small boutique hotel (31 rooms) in a 400 year old building so every room is unique and different, although the bathrooms are modern and up to date. The rooms are super clean and show the good care the owners take with this hotel. The hotel is very conveniently located within walking distance to Notre Dame and Luxemburg Gardens and it is close to Metro and major RER lines. The rooms are all air conditioned and the air conditioning was so quiet we didn't know it was really on!
The hotel is on a side street and is very quiet at night. There is a small lift in case you don't like taking the stairs.
Breakfasts are served in a great underground stone "cave"--you can literally feel the history of this building! Breakfasts were great with fresh croissants and bread, cheeses, yogurts, eggs--as much as you could want.
Staff was very friendly and helpful---no snooty French here!! They gave us great recommendations for local inexpensive restaurants and were always available for directions and suggestions.
And an added bonus---directly across the street was a self laundry so no more wet clothes hanging in the bathroom. This is especially nice if you are planning on traveling for a while.
Queen bed was not your typical 2 twins pushed together with a lump in the middle but rather was a very comfortable queen mattress.
This was a great find and we do not hesitate to highly recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ValerieHSPRG, Responsable commercial at Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Clients,
A huge "MERCI" for your excellent review about our hotel ! You made us blush... :-)
Again, thank you ! We hope to see you again very soon .
Kind regards
Valerie Benigno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

I joined my wife who had spent two days here already. We stayed 3 more nightd joined by her sister and husband. The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. The location is great with easy walking to isle de la cite a And the Latin quarter, with a 3 minute walk to the Odeon metro stop and a three minute walk from the RER C train stop at Luxembourg Gardens for easy acces to and from the airports. The breakfast was the same every day with no variety in fruit or pastry, so a stay of more than two days makes breakfast a chore. However it is not included in the room so you can go out if that is a concern. The only drawback was WiFi access. They use WiFi pass which forces you to register each 24 hour period. When you first register it sends you a username and password of random letters and numbers. These are good for a 24 hour period, then you must reregister for the next 24 hours. My laptop did fine remembering the link and connection, but the iPad lost the link just by going to sleep. This would not stop us coming back, but be ready for a hassle to keep connected.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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ValerieHSPRG, Responsable commercial at Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Sir,

We thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.

For the Trip Advisor community, we must correct the erroneous information, please forgive us: from Luxembourg station to Charles de Gaulle Airport, you have to take RER B, not C .
RER C stops at St Michel Notre-Dame and leads you to Versailles Castle, for example.

Regarding the Wifi: since 2004, we have experienced 3 different companies, for our customers' satisfaction. Two years ago, considerable sums have been invested to change the whole system and offer the best free connection to our guests. As you know, this is a 17th century building and walls are thick. Passman is the Company that has installed the High Speed Wifi here. It is one of the best Wifi suppliers for hotels in France.

We have asked Passman whether it would be possible to extend the validity to 48 hours and they replied negatively. Hotels that offer an uninterrupted Wifi connection do not respect French security rules. Consequently, the system will probably be the same when you will come and visit us again at the St Paul Rive Gauche. We must say that very few clients complain about it. The form that you have to fill out to renew the passwords is short : name, surname, country, email address, terms agreement..."et voilà! " :-)

Looking forward to meeting you again,

Kind regards
Valerie Benigno
Sales manager
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Three elderly ladies spent four nights in wonderful Paris. The hotel was in the area of Luxemburg. We found the staff very friendly, nothing a trouble, the room was adequate and on the ground floor which helped up as although there is a lift. The breakfast which was included was excellent. The hotel is only a short walk to Luxemburg Gardens and transport including one of the Hop on Hop off bus routes. I would certainly stay there again

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ValerieHSPRG, Responsable commercial at Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Clients,
We thank you very much for your positive review about the St Paul Rive Gauche.
Olivier, Stephanie and I read every single review that is posted in Trip Advisor and it is very pleasant when our services matched with our clients' expectation.
Looking forward to meeting you again in the future,
Kind regards
Valerie Benigno
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Vancouver
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This great little hotel has it all for budget-consious traveller: clean and comfy and very helpful staff. Only a few blocks from the metro and (thanks to hotel staff tip) a great restaurant. The hotel itself serves a decent breakfast. I will definitely stay here again. It made my Paris trip so much more enjoyable and affordable--more shopping!

Room Tip: the top floor is quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ValerieHSPRG, Responsable commercial at Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear client,

We thank you very much for your nice review.There are a few good restaurants close to the hotel. It is most important for us to give some good pieces of advise to our clients.
We look forward to meeting you again in Paris.
Kind regards

Valerie Benigno
Sales manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Breakfast was very good. Olivier on the Front Desk was excellent with recommendations that made our trip an unforgetable experience. Very convenient to subway. Olivier recommended a doctor when one of our party became ill on the weekend. Care was immediate and resolved the medical issue. We will return soon.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ValerieHSPRG, Responsable commercial at Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Clients,
Actually, I should ask Olivier to write a nice reply to your review. It is so heartwarming to read that you have had a nice stay with us. Thank you very much, on Olivier's behalf and on ours as well.
We hope to see you again soon at the St Paul Rive Gauche !
Kindest regards
Valerie Benigno
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Columbus, Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the historic Hotel St Paul in August for a week,and definitely enjoyed our stay. The upper level rooms are very quiet. Our room was a good size, with big windows that opened onto the street. The location is ideal, and near restaurants and Jardin Luxemburg, which is a lovely park with beautiful gardens. Our favorite cafe (Cafe Rostand) is directly across from the entrance to this park. Note that there is a laudramat across the street, which came in handy toward the end of our stay. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: ground floor is noisier, since it is near the front desk of the hotel. The 3rd floor on the street w...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ValerieHSPRG, Responsable commercial at Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Clients,
Thank you very much for your visit and for your nice review that will help other travelers to make their choice. The "Rostand Café" is also my favourite one! They have delicious fruit pies ! Yummy yummy...
We look forward to meeting you again at the St Paul Rive Gauche.
Kind regards
Valerie Benigno
Sales Manager
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Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Valerie, Marianne, Olivier, and Stephanie are wonderful. Our second stay here (For my wedding) was as perfect as the first. Great rooms, great location, even better group of people. Thanks to you all - you are wonderful and we can't wait until another stay at the Saint Paul! Our entire family sends their thanks for everything you did.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ValerieHSPRG, Responsable commercial at Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear "newly married" Client,

Wedding is such an important event in one's life! We are happy that your stay has been as nice as the first one . We thank you very much for having chosen our hotel for your wedding ...You were the perfect bride as well, organizing every visit of Paris and Versailles for your family.
We can't wait till your return to the St Paul Rive Gauche.
Congratulations! We wish you all the best in the future !

Valerie Benigno
Sales manager
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Address: 43 rue Monsieur le Prince, 75006 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Odeon / Saint-Michel
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#59 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#134 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For the last four centuries these stones have guarded the spirit of the Latin Quarter, between the Sorbonne and the Luxembourg Gardens. Many years ago Franciscan monks were lodged here...The warm decor of this hotel, steeped in tradition, its wooden beams and Haute- Epoque furnishings, the comfortable reading-room dotted with an ecological fireplace, the individual welcome accorded you, will give you the impression of being a special guest in a private residence.In each of the 31 rooms and suites of this 17th century dwelling the interior decorator has left his mark; no room resembles another. Some have four-poster beds; another has a ceiling with little twinkling lights and a Jacuzzi and, more, a still life deception. All the rooms have air-conditioning.The buffet breakfast is served in a delightful vaulted cellar containing an original well. The patio next to reception and situated on the lie of the ancient Philippe Auguste defensive wall, contains a tiny flowered garden, furnished with impressive Anduzian vases. ... more   less 
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