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“Truly overrated” 1 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35, rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France (Quartier Latin)   |  
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“Truly overrated”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2005

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for six nights in December. The good point is the location. The bad points are numerous. The walls are paper thin, and you hear EVERYTHING being said and done clearly. The toilet in the hall is used constantly during the night. They are repainting the second floor and the paint fumes permeate the whole building. This is not the restuarant construction. This is work being done IN the hotel. The shower stall wouldn't drain. We stood in dirty water up to our ankles to bathe. When the problem was reported, we were told the maid had just cleaned and would come check it. No one came so my husband removed the drain cover everytime we showered so we wouldn't flood the bathroom. The sheets were never changed in six nights. Towels were forgotten. The straw that broke the camel's back was when I asked Joe if he would call our shuttle to reconfirm pickup for the airport. He said no because he didn't do business with Blue Van(GREAT shuttle). I didn't ask him to make the reservation just reconfirm. Since he spoke French I thought it would be easier than if I did it. I know this is budget hotel (118euro) a night, but we have been to Paris 7times and 6times in budget hotels (i.e. College du France--SUPER). None were this bad. I would never stay here again. If you think the noise is bad now, just wait until that restuarant is complete on the ground floor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2004

Just got back from Paris having stayed at Hotel St Jacques for three nights. We had a triple room and I was pleasantly surprised with the size of the room. We had NO issues with noise from construction of the 1st floor restaurant although street traffic was noisy when we had the window open which would be more of an issue in the warm weather.

The best things about this hotel are the location, value and staff. Bridgett was great both in confirming my reservation and in helping make dinner reservations. I highly recommend Hotel St Jacques.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2004

Loved it! Made the decision to stay here based on Trip Advisor reviews. We were thrilled that this hotel offered incredible value considering the outstanding location and excellent staff! We splurged on the Superior room (112 Euro) and it was very big by European standards as was the bath. Everything was extremely clean and the decor was charming (tres Parisienne). There was some construction going on while we were there but it started later in the morning when we were ready to leave anyway. It was wonderful to be so centrally located. We walked EVERYWHERE!

There is a great reasonably-priced little restaurant around the corner called the Petit Prince. Don't miss it if you stay here. Also had a great experience with the "Airport Connection" to and from the airport.

I will highly recommend the St. Jacques to anyone looking for a reasonably-priced option for Paris!

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Address: 35, rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#208 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#295 Family Hotel in Paris
#312 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel SAINT-JACQUES 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Saint-Jacques Hotel welcomes you in its elegant 19th century building.You will discover its style staircase, its frescoes and its spacious rooms with molded ceilings and for some of them viewing Notre-Dame or with balcony.For an original drink, you can try an Absinthe tasting proposed by ourbar Le Toulouse-Lautrec. ... more   less 
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