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Esmeralda Hotel

4 Rue Saint Julien le Pauvre, 75005 Paris France
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#620 of 1,870 hotels in Paris
One of the most original hotel in the French capital. Opened over 100 years ago in a 17th century building, the Esmeralda Hotel bears the name of the gypsy girl that, thanks to her grace, illuminated the story by Victor Hugo. Central, well communicated, charming, quiet, comfortable ... Each room is unique and has its own personality. Artists such as Hugo Pratt, Bejart, Gainsbourg ... were regular clients at the hotel. You can also talk about Paris, art and literature as most of our receptionists are writers and poets with PhD at the Sorbonne. Please, do not miss the authentic flavor of the Latin Quarter. Be warmly welcomed at the nearest hotel to Notre Dame for the best value for money in Paris: the staff will immediately address all your queries with their proverbial kindness.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
427Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
139Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
449Reviews11Q+A71Room tips
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ArchieandBertie wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
I had a booking for this hotel, paid in advance but the hotel has now been closed for some time. I have been trying to get my money refunded but they don't respond to messages. They've basically just taken my money for nothing.
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Date of stay: August 2021
samsmithcas wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Old and quirky hotel, ideal for Notre Dame and St Chapel le just across the bridge, and great for exploring the Latin Quarter and St German des Pres bars and restaurants. Like anywhere in central Paris the traffic noise is a constant but no more so then any major European city. The hotel staff are friendly and very welcoming with plenty of recommendations for sites, eating and drinking, just ask! No breakfast at the hotel but there are so many cafes within 10 mins walk, you are spoilt for choice. The room we had was brilliantly quirky and just the ticket for our needs.
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Date of stay: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Rhonda W wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia3 contributions4 helpful votes
My daughter and I have recently stayed in Paris for 5 days at the Hôtel Esmeralda and wish it had been for much longer. The room was snug and warm with comfy clean beds and staff even helped with luggage on the stairs. We asked for a 3 person room as we like our space. It’s a charming hotel full of atmosphere, history and the best staff. All staff gave wonderful suggestions for meals etc along with helpful advice on getting around, things to see. We’ll certainly stay again and for longer.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
margi k wrote a review Dec 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom86 contributions61 helpful votes
Booked this hotel as the pictures looked good, when i was given room no 1 i was so upset at the size it was very claustrophobic but tge sheets was so clean The staff was lovely its, you can walk to nearly everything
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
3 Helpful votes
Seaside260637 wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
we have stayed before a number ion times. it's an excellent and charming hotel very convenient for Le Marais very comfortable beds and helpful receptionists - exceptionally clean and we will definitely come back and stay for longer !
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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$110 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FranceIle-de-FranceParisQuartier Latin / 5th Arr. - Panthéon / Odéon / Saint-Michel / Sorbonne
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Frequently Asked Questions about Esmeralda Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Esmeralda Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sainte-Chapelle (0.2 miles), Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris (0.1 miles), and Sandemans New Europe - Paris (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Esmeralda Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free internet access, facilities for disabled guests, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at Esmeralda Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Esmeralda Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ya Bayté, Hebe, and La Grange Aux Canards.
Is Esmeralda Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Paris.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Esmeralda Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Esmeralda Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sainte-Chapelle (0.2 miles), Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris (0.1 miles), and Arc de Triomphe (2.8 miles).
Does Esmeralda Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Esmeralda Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.