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Edgar Quinet Hotel
Ranked #1,573 of 1,800 Hotels in Paris
Utrecht
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Could do better than staying here”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed in this hotel one night.
One thing was nice, a little 'balcony' adjacent to my room at the 2nd floor.
However, the room was not very clean. Shower was broken, Safety box didn't work. Door to 'balcony' couldn't be locked. Things you would expect for this price.
Locationwise it is great, smack in the middle of Montparnasse.
I would not go back here though, there are better options in the same area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Marion, Iowa
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Gare Montparnasse and the Montparnasse Bienvenue Metro station are both just a short walk from the hotel and the Edgar Quinet Metro station is only 1/2 a block away. Lots of good restaurants nearby as well.

The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and quiet, the plumbing and wi-fi worked and the bed was comfortable which is what I am looking for in a hotel room.

I had a second floor, street-side room. Since it was snowing while I was there, I didn't have the windows open. I can see how, with the lack of air conditioning, street noise could be an issue in warm weather. Also, there is no elevator. For me, these minor inconveniences were more than offset by the excellent location and great price.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Recife, PE
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Very smelly carpet with blood stains. hotel without elevator and stairs extremely unsafe. Hair in sheets and in the sink. Despite being in a cold season in Paris, the room is very hot and has no air conditioning. In the summer it should be an even bigger problem. And worst of all: The service is lousy. A clerk and the hotel manager was confused and said there was one more person in our room. He screamed and was an arrogance that would be the envy of any Parisian. After that it ran up the stairs and broke into our room looking for the imaginary person who existed only in the mind of the employee or owner crazy. If in doubt between this hotel and another, even if the other has a per diem of 30 euros or more, do not hesitate and go to the other.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

I stayed there for 5 nights, ok i knew that there is no elevator & i had no problem, but unfortunately my room was really smelly & everytime i was coming back i saw they cleaned the room & opened the window which resulted in freezing nights & lots of flies in the room & finally a beautiful cockroack (which i had to kill it & hated it)
Similar to most european budget hotels the walls were really thin, & the cleaning lady used to open my room everyday to check if im there or not!!!! I guess that was also very normal for them!!!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Paris
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

This was a wonderful hotel at a great price. We stayed for 4 days and it was wonderful. Location couldn't be better. Rooms were small, no elevator but it was beyond charming. I highly recommend. We did a whirlwind trip with out 9 year old girls. If I had a stroller might have been tough at this hotel. For the value it was great!


  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed over new year in Paris for 3 nights in this hotel in a super location within 100 metres each of the Metro Station and the Tours Montparnasse. Awesome location, tons of restaurants and cafés, many specialist Breton Restaurants serving delicious Bollées de Cidre and Crepes, as it was traditionally a quartier where the Brittany community settled. It is of course the quartier where French and international writers mingled and artists parties were legendary here in the 20s and 30s.

Hotel had a lovely cafe 2 doors away where we had a super breakfast for about Euro 6 each with the best Café au lait ever, served on a slate with a separate jug of hot milk and a mug rather than a tiny espresso cup. Plus fresh orange juice croissant and French bread, butter and jam, yum!

The Hotel itself was very clean but quite basic (no foyer or shower caps etc) but we got what we expected for our rate paid which at 140 for the room per night in high season was quite acceptable. There was 24 hour concierge so hotel was very secure, quiet (room 207 an internal wintergarden) but no lift unfortunately, though that did not affect us who had traveled light. The Coupole is a famous (seafood) restaurant quite nearby and if you get a chance to dine there at the Feast of St Sylvestre, then save up and pre-book and enjoy,

When we passed by at 12.30 there was an elegant conga doing the rounds and all looking like a great time was being had. The restaurant itself has wonderful 1920s art on its 24 pillars and reminded me of Balthazar's in New York. Note that most museums are closed on New Year's Day including the Louvre, but the Churches and Parks and Cemeteries are open of course. Also the Musée d'Orsay was well worth a visit (The Van Goghs, Sisleys, Cézannes etc did not not disappoint, and on Sunday 30th it was open until at least 9pm. How wonderful, we got to see that and a night tour up the Eiffel Tower on that day and we had only landed at 3.30pm at Charle de Gaulle!

Transport links are truly flawless from this location by train to Charle de Gaulle Airport, and tickets only 9.25 each way. it only took us 45 minutes to get to our Hotel. We would stay at Montparnasse again but if we had booked in advance we would perhaps book a hotel with a lovely foyer to enable us to plan our day in style before setting off. Bonne Année.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pembrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 5, 2012

I booked a room at Hotel Edgar Quinet well in advance by phone and confirmed all details carefully, including price. When paying at the hotel they insisted I pay a higher price than quoted, almost 20% higher; of course, I could have no record of the telephone conversation two weeks previously so despite my protestations had to pay the higher price. There was no manager around to talk to and the hotel has not replied to a subsequent email of complaint. Either this was a genuine mix-up at their end or it's a regular ruse. Do beware.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Edgar Quinet Hotel
Address: 17 boulevard Edgar Quinet, 75014 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Montparnasse
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Ranked #1,573 of 1,800 Hotels in Paris
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Hotel Class:2 star — Edgar Quinet Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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