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Esmeralda Hotel

4 rue Saint Julien le Pauvre, 75005 Paris France
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#576 of 1,849 hotels in Paris
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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
Public wifi
Baggage storage
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24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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samsmithcas wrote a review Mar 2020
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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
Rhonda W wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
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
margi k wrote a review Dec 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom88 contributions41 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
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Seaside260637 wrote a review Nov 2019
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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
annikablavinge wrote a review Oct 2019
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution1 helpful vote
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 solo
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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 wifi, baggage storage, and a 24 hour front desk.
What are some restaurants close to Esmeralda Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hebe, La Grange Aux Canards, 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.