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4 rue Saint Julien le Pauvre, 75005 Paris France
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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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Free internet
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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Grade: 100 out of 100
420Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
141Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Francis C wrote a review May 2022
Lymington, United Kingdom709 contributions365 helpful votes
A day in Central Paris, very hot for the time of year and my morning coffee shot much needed. This restaurant had ample outside seating, we were early enough for it not yet to be too busy, and we were able to find a shaded outdoor table. Service was efficient and friendly and at the waiter's suggestion we added croissant to our coffee order. Good move! The crispiest, lightest croissant I have had. Just excellent. Why can we not bake them like that? We didn't have a meal here but the menu looked very interesting. Maybe next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2022
kingbantam wrote a review Apr 2022
Northants8 contributions2 helpful votes
When the hotel closed for the pandemic, we were told our names would be kept and our booking would be honoured when they reopened. We tried many times to contact them but were ignored. Finally when we put a review on here they replied on here. We emailed them and they said to let them know what new dates we would like so we did - three times over the last few weeks and again no reply at all. I had deleted my original review as a gesture of goodwill but clearly it’s all just show and they have no intention of making the booking. We very much appreciated and were impressed with the original offer to allow a rebooking but are probably now too late to even claim on our insurance - if they had just been upfront in the first place it would have been better than this farce as they clearly have no intention to honour the offer they made two years’ ago.
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Date of stay: May 2021
ArchieandBertie wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
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
2 Helpful votes
Response from Alain BESSIERE, Directeur général at Esmeralda Hotel
Responded Jan 3, 2022
Dear Sir, I am so sorry that you could not arrange yet for a rebooking. This is very strange indeed. A voucher shall be honored even though this voucher was obtained due to the pandemic as a compensation for a nonrefundable reservation . It was very honest on our side to convert a nonrefundable to a voucher for a future stay. The hotel was closed from March, 15th,2020 until September 26,2021. It is now operating again. Please, contact us by email at hotel.esmeralda@orange.fr, and everything shall be in good order for your stay with us. But, hurry up to do so, for Omicron we could close again in the next few days, and delay to another reopening your booking. Yours truly. Alain Bessière
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samsmithcas wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution4 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
3 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 Kingdom87 contributions62 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
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
2 Helpful votes
annikablavinge wrote a review Oct 2019
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution3 helpful votes
I directly when I came to know about Hotel Esmeralda felt in my heart I would like to stay there - and when I finally came I felt directly the same. I so much appreciate the atmosphere of time that was centuries ago, intelligence and warmth - and a lust for life. Beautiful room with a lovely view towards both the Park St Julien and Seine and Notre Dame - where I could spend time just looking outside or sleep nice and tight at night - lovely bed.. I felt safe, welcomed and very, very warm and kindly treated. Easy to walk around in the neighbourhoods and to find so many nice parts of Paris to visit and see nearby. If ever coming to Paris again I would always return if possible to Hotel Esmeralda. THANK YOU so much all of You....
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled
3 Helpful votes
gary wrote a review Oct 2019
Tampa, Florida8 contributions10 helpful votes
As said above for the adventurist like us its good. We stayed last 2 nights in room 2, each room unique as you would expect from circa 1640 building. We found small quaint clean room with our window looking right at the Notre Dame and all the excitement of the latin quarter below. The receptionist Francisco couldn't have been more attentive and kind. Showed us the way to many recommended places and attractions. Just a few yards away is the newly opened Madame Pop's Restaurant that in 3 months has a very high rating and good reasonable priced meals.
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Date of stay: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
jamesI5770RN wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
For such a good location, at such an affordable price, you can’t beat it. OK the curtain was hanging off, the bed didn’t fit properly in the room, the fixtures and fittings were tired... fir a place to crash it works. That said, I was travelling solo. Ideal for a stopover, as part of a wider experience elsewhere.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
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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 Respiro, Trattoria - Pizzeria, Ya Bayté, and Restaurant L'INITIAL.
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.