This was my second time staying at this hotel which is located in the Montparnasse neighborhood within the 14th arrondissement of Paris. It is located between the Vavin and the Raspail Metro stops. The Vavin Metro stop is only a 2 min walk (160 meters) from the hotel. The hotel is feet away from the intersection of two major boulevards -- Boulevard du Montparnasse and Boulevard Raspail. You will find bistros, bakeries, cafes, movie theaters, clothing shops and even a mall within walking distance. This neighborhood is soooo Parisian, full of beautiful architecture, sharply dressed people and restaurants with vintage neon signage. Photos that look like postcards? I captured many of those here. I returned to this hotel for another stay as I felt very safe walking around in the neighborhood -- as well as the surrounding neighborhoods -- and returning to the hotel via the Metro even late at night (use common sense). I am also not a fan of hotels with dated fixtures and furnishings, so the fact that the rooms appeared to be very recently renovated was another plus in my book. The modern rooms are nicely-appointed, comfortable and extremely clean. The beds were very comfortable, too. Not too hard or too soft. The rooms are on the smaller size as the hotel is in a Haussmann style building. However, all of the rooms are not created equal. The layout and size of your room will depend on its location within the building. I have been in three different rooms in the hotel and the square footage of each varied. When I checked in this last time, the room we received had the tiniest bathroom with zero counter space (just a shelf above the small sink) and an extremely small stand-up shower (with a faulty drain). Despite the plumbing issue, the bathroom was simply too tight of a space for two people to comfortably use for an entire week. I expressed my disappointment to the lovely, May, at the front desk. By the next morning, May was calling to inform us that they had a larger room available with street views. That larger 7th floor room ended up being perfect (it even had a windowed bathroom with a soaker tub!). We thoroughly enjoyed the rest of our stay. Thank you so much, May!!! :) Some hotels have issues with noise carrying. I hardly heard (or saw) guests during both of my stays. The front desk staff are also friendly and are evidently eager to make you happy. This hotel offers a breakfast buffet which I never tried. We just preferred to head down Montparnasse Boulevard in the morning to grab breakfast along with the locals at one of the many eateries. EXki and Societe Raspail Montparnasse being two of our favs). There are many sites of interest to tourists that are within walking distance including: The Catacombs, Luxembourg Gardens, Montparnasse Cemetery (where Jean-Paul Sartre is buried) and the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper (which is the best place to go to photograph the Paris skyline and be able to have the Eiffel Tower IN the picture). During my last stay, I also strolled over to the Panthéon and the Sorbonne which are only about a 25 minute walk away. I am a native New Yorker and the Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris reminds me very much of the most beautiful and quintessential areas of my old neighborhood, the Upper West Side (UWS). Boulevard du Montparnasse is reminiscent of Broadway and has a similar energy and mix of street level commercial store fronts and residential buildings. If you want to be among actual Parisians and see fewer crowds and tourists, this is a great hotel to stay in. TCS Tip: Try to get a room with a street view -- the neighborhood is fairly quiet and the hotel room windows do a good job of blocking out any street noise. I loved staying in Room 722 which is light and airy during the day, has a great view of the street and a fairly large bathroom with a soaker tub. (see photos).…
Ideal location and comfortable stay either for business or tourism stays. Good public transport, lots of restaurants, cinemas and bars around. From this location you can even walk to some sights or even offices.
Nice location, lots of restaurantsaround the area. although room is quite small upgraded rooms have free drinks. good choices on the breakfast. Reception staff is friendly and was able to provide electric adapter for free.
Accor definitely is one of the favorite hotel brands and this is no exception. the front desk was extremely helpful and always accommodating. Being in Paris and in a location like Montparnasse which is amazing, we do expect it to be a little expensive, but it was worth it. several eateries around and also a small tea cafe just adjacent to the hotel. it was very convenient in terms of transportation and was lovely to take a stroll around the evening or mornings. neighborhood is calm but very safe and refreshing. i definitely recommend this place as it also has good morning continental breakfast and not to forget lovely coffee.
7 years since last I came to this hotel and I had forgotten just how small were the rooms. I will avoid in future! My room 426 was tiny, had a double bed but little space to hang up clothes. No extras like ironing board to press crushed clothes. Door to shower room had a super strong spring and could not be left open at night. Room lighting not easy to control for night time movement As an Accor platinum card holder, I know the Group can offer better for €150 per night To avoid, unless all other options are full.